Monday, January 22, 2007

the thing about hillary

i should preface this story by stating that, if hillary clinton were to become the democratic candidate in the next presidential election, i would absolutely vote for her.
hands down.

the thing is, i don't want her to run.

not because i think she would do a bad job, but because i don't think i can handle two years of overhearing things like this:

saurday night, i was bartending, as usual.
we have three huge flatscreen television screens behind the bar, each of which was showing a different sporting event.
one of the games ended, and the news came on.
an image of hillary clinton appeared on the screen--an image, mind you. you couldn't hear what she was saying, because the volume wasn't on.

anyway, she hadn't been on the screen for 10 seconds when a man sitting at my bar YELLED 'oh, no fucking way. change the channel right now, i am not watching this blonde bitch.'
we all know how much i enjoy being spoken to in this manner, so i was already getting pissed off, of course.

i changed the channel anyway, though. mostly because i thought i might have to punch somebody in the face if i had to listen to that guy run his mouth anymore.

sadly, it was a wasted effort.

another guy at my bar decided to talk about how ridiculous it is to think that there could ever be a woman president.
his main argument was that if we had a woman president, we would be nuking another country once a month, when said woman got pms.

so, the thing is, i really don't want to have to claw my own ear drums out of my head.
but i may very well do just that, if i have to listen to people talk like this.

and, you know what?
they will.

it will be brutal, it will be relentless, and it's already making me absolutely sick to my stomach.

does this guy really think that hillary is still even getting her period? seriously, it's fucking absurd.
great. i have larry king on the t.v. behind me, and i swear he just said 'up next, we chat with so-and-so about senator hillary clinton throwing her hat--or, should i say, her bonnet--into the ring.'
so, yeah. that's nowhere near as bad as the 'nuking pilosophy,' but, still.
no, larry. you should not say bonnet. ass-hat.


Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Honestly I don't see Hillary getting the Democratic nomination because of thinking like that. Ass hats indeed!

1:27 AM  
Blogger D.B. Echo said...

The dumbfucks who say things like that are the same ones who say "Bush is the President, we gotta do like he sez. If ya don't like it, why dontcha' swim back to Russia with a lezbo tucked under each arm, ya faggot!" They will say the same things regardless of which Democrat becomes the next President. Remember how they all loyally stood behind President Clinton? 'Cuz they didn't.

I've always said that if Al Gore had been President on September 11, 2001, he probably would still not have been President on September 12 - especially if he had continued to read My Pet Goat to a bunch of schoolkids after learning that the United States was under attack. The Republicans who joined hands and sang Lee Greenwood songs on the steps of the Capitol would have had Gore lynched within the day.

I suppose you can always cut off a patron who's getting too mouthy or belligerent. Hell, it's your responsibility, right? Sorry, Dickhead, I can't serve you anymore. Rules are rules. If ya don't like it, find another bar. Just don't try to drive there or I'll have to call the cops on your drunk ass.

Having said that...

I also hope Hillary dows not become the nominee. She has a lot of enthusiastic support within the party. But I fear that much of it is based, essentially, on her gender. To people outside the party she has essentially negative charisma: for as charismatic as her huband was, that's how far she is in the negative column. She can't extemp to save her life. Her standup skills are poor. I don't know how well she'll play among people who haven't already decided to vote for her.

But I'll vote for whoever gets the Democratic nod. Eight years of this garbage is more than enough.

7:34 AM  
Blogger D.B. Echo said...

As for your SiteMeter - yeah, I noticed it wasn't showing up on the front page anymore. I can still see it on sub-pages, but it isn't counting those visits.

Unfortunately, I installed my SiteMeter successfully nearly three years ago and haven't had to think about it since. Have you been doing any tinkering with your template lately? I'll try to paste in the code that I have at the bottom of my template for reporting visits - compare it to what's on your page and see if you can spot the problem. OR, could you have left some bad html code ABOVE these lines? That would prevent them from running. I managed to kill 75% of my sidebar last week by failing to close a REM statement.

GAAAAH! FAILURE! I cannot include the HTML code in a comment. Drop me an e-mail and I'll try to e-mail you the code tonight.

BUT, since you had a working Sitemeter and now you don't, I strongly suspect an unclosed HTML tag somewhere in something you just edited. It's worth a look!

7:48 AM  
Blogger tiffany said...

but, did you see it today?
because it's back.

i seriously have no idea what is going on.

9:20 AM  
Blogger CSL said...

Ack. AAAAACK. That just makes me crazy-mad. How low does your IQ have to be to allow you to think that anyone is going to be more aggressively war-mongering than the current president? But I don't know if I can watch the S.O.T.U. address because just seeing that smirking face wants to make me pound a fork into my own temple.

12:50 PM  
Blogger A Family's Year of Living Green said...

I just hate stupid people. Seriously, if I hear that PMS thing one more time my head will explode.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Mary Flannery-Scientist said...

My own mother sent me this "funny" clip about that very thing.

(of course, she also told me to marry for money, so she's not the best font of feminist rhetoric)

But yeah. I've always said there will never be a woman president in my lifetime. Because people are seriously fucking stupid.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Jessica Kramer said...

I'm all caught up now! after being away for a while. This post was my favorite, if you're wondering. I even told some people at lunch about it the other day. I'm already picturing a future John Stossel report about women and politics and periods. Won't that be great.

12:12 AM  

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