I swear it's true, I was taking a smoke break and watching Andrea Mitchell because Rachel Maddow was on. Then not more than a few minutes later Andrea had Pat Buchanan and Bob Shrum on in order to... I don't know, maybe balance the awesome intelligence of Rachel? I tend to try not to pay too much attention to anything Pat Buchanan says, since I end up screaming at my TV machine and scaring my dog. Nothing scares the cat..
So, this is the smart thing Pat Buchanan said: "bla bla bla...the eight years of Bush were a disaster for the economy and he shipped millions off jobs to China...bla bla bla" I put those bla bla blas in there because something stupid and racist must have either preceded or followed those words or both. But I swear on my cat Bob's life that Pat Buchanan said something smart. I think I might have given several people on Twitter and Facebook a heart attack or a stroke. Several people suggested I was dreaming again.
Last time I took a nap when I woke up gay and lesbian citizens were given back their civil rights; Prop H8 was ruled Unconstitutional! At least until some fuckwad with millions of $$$$ from the Mormon Church tries to take their civil rights away again. 'Cause that's how we roll in the land of the free, and the home of the brave. I know I was really young the first time I heard the words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" So here's the deal, my Creator was my heinous mother and my crazy father. It doesn't necessarily mean "God" "Unalienable Rights" means we're born with them and they can never be taken away. The word "Men" is archaic, in this sense, since women weren't considered much more than chattel at the time, but things have changed and now I can vote and own property and have all the rights and bla bla bla. And if marrying the one you love isn't in pursuit of happiness, what is? It's no guarantee of happiness. I know, I've tried it many times and failed. And I'm just sure someone is thinking some snarky thing about blow jobs or football or Jack Daniels or new shoes. But you know what I mean.