|"No, you suck!!"|
Eight months ago, I traveled to Chicago to watch my nephew graduate from Navy boot camp. My brother, his son, and I traveled by car (a laborious odyssey written about here).
NOTE: Go ahead and click on it if you have time. There's a picture a Horace Greeley and I discover that chickens don't have vaginas.
My sister and her family, being infinitely more intelligent, chose to fly.
Anyway, during the celebration which followed at the Great Lakes Navy Lodge (yes, beer was involved), I was discussing Facebook with one of my nieces. Now, as those of you who are unfortunate enough to be one of my FB friends, you know that I throw up (probably an unfortunate term) some outrageous crap there (and you thought I only did so here). Many of those include pictures similar to what you see here, but often of a political nature (NOTE: For those of you who just got to Penwasser Place-where have you been?-where do you think Facebook Funnies comes from?).
During the course of our discussion, she remarked to me, "I didn't know you were a Democrat."
When she said that, I knew that I succeeded in my goal to be an enigma wrapped in a riddle cloaked in a mystery swaddled in a puzzle bathed in bewilderment disguised as an elderly Eastern European wo...well, you get the idea.
What I'm getting at is that my primary desire in both Facebook and Blogger is to be vaguely non-partisan. As my bio (have any of you read it?) states, I like to laugh. While I could engage in political banter (many of you do and do it quite well), I won't. I have little desire to get into tit-for-tat (hee...hee...hee...I said 'tit') exchanges or what I like to call "Facebook Spats."
But, for the record (as I told my niece), I am a conservative.
|"The bad news? That law is unconstitutional. |
The good news?
You can have a nice piece of ribbon candy, young man."
I'm not sure why I'm a conservative (note I didn't say 'Republican'-after George W. Bush nominated everybody's grandmother, Harriet Miers, to the Supreme Court, I left the GOP). But, they still kept after my money for years.
I've been one for as long as I can remember. In fact, I even debated the merits of Richard Nixon versus George McGovern at summer camp in 1972 (yep, lame camp).
The fact that I'm conservative doesn't mean I hate those who are not or think they're idiots. Just because you don't agree with me doesn't mean we can't have a laugh or that we can't be friends. How silly would that be? After all, my very best friend (the character of Tommy Spagnola in Shag Carpet Toilet-get your copy now while millions last on Kindle!-is based on him) would make Alan Alda look like George Patton.
Yet, we have a bond which transcends political "You Sucks!"
This all being said, it's probably no secret who I will support on November 6th. However, I won't be getting into why or why not. If you've made up your mind, no dopey blog is going to convince you otherwise. Plus, it's your opinion and you're entitled to it.
But, I will continue to post things on Facebook which will cause people to wonder on which side of the aisle I fall. Plus, if I see a picture which I think is funny, it will make it here. And I won't care if it's a picture of Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, or the Pope. If it makes me laugh, I hope it will make you laugh.
Because, after all, it's what I do.
|"By the way? That help at summer camp? |
Thanks for nothing. Watergate, my ass."