Don't Stop the ACLU

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Signing off (with parting shots)

We started this blog about five months ago when STACLU's resident Faulknerian idiot man-child, Gribbit, told us to. I stumbled upon him spewing various lies and utter nonsense, which we've since learned he does quite often, and when I called him on it, he threatened to break my jaw. He would later invite me to visit him in Cleveland for an actual fistfight, but out of shear cowardice (or was it rational thought?), I turned him down. Yes, my relationship with the one they call Gribbit has been a tenuous one.

Thankfully, the rest of the STACLU crew has been more civil, though most are on par with Gribbit when it comes to obtuseness, rhetorical ability, spelling, and grammar. It's been fun arguing with them, both here and on their site, but those days are coming to an end. You see, I've found better things to do than dismantle the arguments of some far-right knuckleheads. They're a hopeless lot anyway, so set in their ways and patterns of thought that no amount of rhetoric can ever pry them from their entrenchments just to the left of Mussolini's corpse. They deal only in outrage. When someone - usually the ACLU - does something they don't like, they're online within minutes bitching about it. They offer few original ideas, other than that the ACLU, its members, anyone to STACLU's left on the political spectrum, anyone with melanin, and anyone who doesn't bow down before Jesus just ain't right in the head.

They can carry on their rage-fest unmolested for all I care. The great thing about people whose only reaction is outrage is that they never accomplish anything, other than voting the wrong people into office who, in turn, never accomplish anything. They're too busy being offended to make any actual change. In the five or so months I've been visiting their site, I've never once seen Stop the ACLU do any ACLU-stopping. It's just bitch, bitch, bitch.

As for me, I have another blog to keep me entertained; however, you can't have the link. I have to retain my anonymity after all. As for you, keep on taking on the silly arguments of the STACLU guys if that's your thang. I won't stop you. But don't forget to get out into the world, to experience things and change what you don't like rather than just complaining about it.

That's enough out of me. I've got things to do. So, to the ten or so of you who read this blog regularly, take care of yourselves, and keep fighting the good fight. Oh, and if you see Gribbit, give him a hug and a kiss for me... with lots of tongue.

Yours,

Maj. Mortimer Thessalonians Rational XXXIV
posted by Maj. M.T. Rational XXXIV at 7:16 PM | link | 8 comments

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ask a Republican

I can't believe I didn't hear about this site sooner. I vaguely remember seeing a couple of his videos on iFilm, but until today I didn't know he had his own site. The content is funny enough, but I think there's something about him being from Ohio that puts it over the top.

(Thanks to my heroes Bob and David for the link.)
posted by Maj. M.T. Rational XXXIV at 9:11 PM | link | 0 comments

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Colbert for Emperor

posted by Maj. M.T. Rational XXXIV at 9:52 PM | link | 0 comments

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

So maybe they're not all fuckers

Love is all around. That's all I have to say about these assholes raising holy hell over a rainbow flag.

(Thanks to Ed for bringing this to our attention.)

Update.
posted by Maj. M.T. Rational XXXIV at 4:35 PM | link | 0 comments

It's not like it's a Christian cross

The Senate voted Tuesday to transfer land beneath the vaguely cross-shaped veterans memorial atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego to the federal government, effectively nullifying previous court rulings that declared the JesusStick an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Natch, the cats at STACLU are pleased as sacramental punch over this. Also natch, the ACLU is all over this one, and chances are they'll win in the end. If this isn't a goddamn endorsement of religion, then I don't know what is. Ya think STACLU would enjoy a giant Flying Spaghetti Monster or maybe a statue of Ganesha (easily the coolest "actual" deity) on the lawn in front of, say, the Asthabula, Ohio, courthouse?
posted by Maj. M.T. Rational XXXIV at 2:32 AM | link | 1 comments

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Ramen!

I don't know how the Flying Spaghetti Monster managed to escape my attention until today, but I do know that this marks the second time this summer I've been tickled pink by a really brilliant work of satire.
posted by Maven Swift at 11:17 PM | link | 2 comments

Saturday, July 29, 2006

A voice of reason amongst the religious right

This guy might be my new hero.
posted by Maj. M.T. Rational XXXIV at 10:04 PM | link | 1 comments

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Gaypocalypse Now



Time for a little change of pace. I put together this little three-minute movie on gay marriage for your viewing pleasure. It comes complete with groundbreaking special effects and a rockin' soundtrack. I mostly made it because I can't get enough of Photoshop and Premiere, but I think it makes a point of some kind as well. Fight the power!

posted by Maj. M.T. Rational XXXIV at 4:48 PM | link | 2 comments