On August 11, 2005, Bernard Goldberg, ex-correspondent turned dickhead pundit, appeared on the 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. segment touting his new book entitled " The Top 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America". Essentially he said that these people were responsible for fucking up America, and to paraphrase, that we were all going to hell in a hand-basket if these people didn't get with the "red" states "Middle America", and cut out the nonsense that occurs on, his words, not mine, "paranthetical "blue coasts" ".
He qualified this statement saying if both blue coasts were to get in touch and eliminate the "disconnect" (which is a verb, Bernard, not a noun, you idiot), a new pundit buzzword, between the blue states and the red states, then everyone would probably be ok, but those elite people in the blue states were out of touch with reality and were fucking up America. Well, I think it's the polar opposite.
The people in the red states have always had about a three to-five time year lag when it comes to politics, music, fashion, fads, you name it. It's just that farmboys in Kansas aren't gonna be the hip young guys, not because there dumb, it's more of an information lag-time.
Yeah, Bernard, those scientists in Boston/Cambridge, and the San Francisco/Oakland Bay area, and Madison, Wisconsin, at the University of Wisconsin, and Austin, Texas, at the University of Texas, and Stanford and UCLA and CUNY, and Princeton, all those damn liberal bastions of depravity where they are working on curing cancer, heart disease, engineering the impossible, exploring artificial intelligence, debating the string theory, wondering if this is the theory that can explain the whole universe, yeah, Bernie, these places ought to be shut down. Let's return to good old-fashioned ignorance. Why don't we try to outlaw these damn elite blue states. Hell, we wouldn't have ever gotten out of Viet Nam if it wasn't for those good ole boy red states who wanted to keep the war goin' so their defense conglomerates could continue making weapons of mass destruction(that was an attempt at irony.......).
Yeah, those blue coast people are involved in different types of activities than, oh, say the drunk-assed hillbillies in eastern Kentucky selling oxycontins to Rush Limbaugh via his live-in maid, or the KKK down in Alabama who haven't quite figured the black man was set free well over a century ago. If Goldberg thinks these red states are like Norman Rockwell paintings, then he needs to go to some town like Gilbertsville, Alabama and register with his last name, then see what kind of southern hospitality he gets. Hell, there'll be banners up on Main Street saying "We Got Us A Jew At The Hotel Lester Maddox!!".
The "blue coasts" and "blue states" are and always have been places where PROGRESS occurs. If you want to call progress elitist, go ahead. But when your heart pump goes out, I'd sure thank those evil-doers who have figured out how to essentially non-intrusively go into your heart and repair damaged tissue. Or when you come down with prostate cancer, your chance of survial is quite good for survival (75% cure rate). Or when your mother breaks her hip, she'll remain mobile thanks to the plasic hip replacement resulting from research that goes on in these damned elitist communities.
Bernie said there's nothing he can do when he's with his children and some show like "Will and Grace" comes on and there's nothing one can do about it. Or when gangsta rap comes on MTV and there's nothing you can do about. Sure there is. Turn that shit off and turn your kids on to orchestral music and jazz, that have always been on the blue coasts and usually take some time before it emanates to Middle America. It's been this way for at least 75 years. Bernie, crank up some Louis Armstrong and have a gas with your kids. They'll love it.
The only music to come out of Middle America is Country, Western, and Country and Western, that music that worships getting drunk, beating up your wife, fighting in bars, getting "tatted", in reality scarred with tattoos, and honky-tonkin' their lives away until they need a kidney transplant developed by those awful blue states. Oh, I almost forgot bluegrass, whose father of this music was Bill Monroe, a known racist/separatist, who hated black people, or any people other than his fair-skinned brothers.
I had to look at this list for myself that Goldberg came up with, so I threw on some jeans and a tee-shirt and went down to the local newsstand and browsed through his book. Almost every lady or gentleman listed was a Democrat or Independent or "Other". There were a couple of Republicans, but not very many. Al Franken was number 37, which I thought Franken would at least make Goldberg's top ten due to Al's frankness about how big of fool Goldberg is.
Almost every Republican in the nation is starting to re-evaluate the current administration, including Middle America. Goldberg must be one of the guys that'll go to his grave saying that George W. Bush is not a war criminal, and that he was an excellent president in the face of the terrorists. He's an ex-reporter, for god's sake. He ought to know, and realize what is really going on.
The Republicans have fucked up everything they have touched, period. There are literally billions upon billions of dollars missing from this mess of a war we're in. Doesn't that seem odd? I mean, that would take more than a storage locker or two to stash billions of dollars into. Are they marked in $100 bills or $20 bills?Either way, it takes alot of space unless it's cooked into books. Hallibuton's hands are so dirty it will take years to figure out their cooked books, and where the money was funneled, but you might as well start at the top and work down, which would make Bunnypants our starting point.
From there, Cheney would be Number Two ( hell, Uncka Dick is Number One in reality but not structurally ), and from there just go down the line until someone sings like a canary. Then you proceed over to the Pentagon and the CIA, and find out if Bush was misled or if Bush misled the United States. Either way he should be held responsible. A man should be judged by his actions, not by words or rhetoric or anything else. Judge him by his actions , then judge the consequences of those actions. He's a war criminal, period. The Iraquis had nothing to do with 9/11. Nothing. If Bush got suckered, he should own up to that. He wouldn't be the first. What this administration has gotten away with so far is beyond the Twilight Zone.
What happened to the Karl Rove story? This guy leaked a covert agent to the press and Fox News never even raised a question about it. What about the vote count in Ohio, where the head cheese overseeing the elections was an ex-campaign manager for Dubya Bunnypants? Ohio was won by a very narrow margin, as was the national vote count resulting in the disaster we're in. If Ohio went to Kerry by literally a few thousand votes, we'd be in a totally different situation. Do you think Kerry would put John Bolton, an antagonistic son-of-a-bitch, into the United Nations at a delicate point in history in which we need to mend some relationships with major economies in Europe and the Middle East?
Would Kerry appoint an extreme right -wing man to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court? There needs to be balance in our Republic or the thing gets out of hand and one party's ideology becomes so dominant that it takes years to get back on an even keel. Right now the chief obstacle in the progress of our country is the Republican right and all their big biz cohorts. It's ironic that the Christian right votes Republican when it says very plainly in their holy book that it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. I think Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson decided that this passage was inserted into the bible by some blue state, somewhere, somehow.
Bernard Goldberg is just another sensationalistic writer who makes his millions by all the dumbfucks who buy and BELIEVE his rhetoric. There's a market for that kind of low-brow bullshit that is equal in intellectual capacity to the people who read Jackie Collin's books. But it's time for the majority of Middle America realize their sons and daughters are dying daily and enough is enough. Middle America is not Bernie Goldberg. Do you think if he had a son that his son would be in Iraq? Fuck no! He's too clever selling his dumbassed books to the people who's sons and daughters go and serve, and die. Bernard, are your children in the armed forces right now? Hmmmm?? I didn't think so.