Gut Rumbles

February 23, 2006


I love having comments on my blog. Some of my regular visitors are clever wordsmiths and often their comments are better than my posts. Of course, I get my share of idiots, too, but those people just prove something I've suspected for a long time: We have a LOT of idiots in this world.

Take my post about the Powerball Lottery winners. Here's a good one:

if the were poor, and black, you wouldn't feel happy if they won.

does that help to clarify it?

Posted by anon at February 22, 2006 04:05 PM

Okay, this nutless wonder won't use his real name (but ya gotta admit--- that "anon" handle shows a LOT of imagination), doesn't understand the concept of capital letters, can't spell and probably has the IQ of a fence post. Looks a lot like a member of the Democrat base to me, especially since he implies that I am a racist, which is what Democrats do to demonstrate their compassion.

But he's wrong about one thing. I was delighted a few years ago when a black janitor won the Georgia lottery. (I like rags-to-riches stories, regardless of race.) I just thought the guy was crazy when he held a multi-million dollar check in his hand and announced that he was gonna keep his job mucking bathrooms. That's either one hell of a work ethic or a sign of complete insanity. If I were in HIS shoes, I think I would have hung up my mop for good.

Of course, the black guy was no more nutzo than the 28 year-old white boy in Effingham County who won $28 million in the lottery. (Joey, proprietor of "The Swamp Fox" convenience store on Highway 30, sold that winning ticket and received $80,000 for his trouble.) I saw the boy on television as he proudly announced that he was gonna use his winnings to pay off his pickup truck and buy a double-wide mobile home. (I am NOT making that up!)

Then, there's this one:

Do you NOT find it the least bit ironic that you root for the underdog and count yourself among the working class in this country, yet you continually take up for that born-rich, never-had-a-real-job, silver spoon sucking, spoiled, worthless, screw-up, coward, draft-dodging, ex-alcoholic, useless drugstore cowboy, wannabe Texan George Dumbya Bush? Any Irony there whatsoever? Or do you identify with him? Just curious.

Posted by bluecollarwhiningleftist at February 23, 2006 02:14 AM

Is that classic left-speak, or what? Every word just ooooozes with love and compassion. Personally, I think the guy who wrote that comment is a pea-brained, pouty-assed, envy-ridden, shit-headed imbecile, with a severe case of hidden penis syndrome, but that's just MY humble opinion. I could be wrong. His brain MAY be larger than a pea.

Comments. I LOVE 'em!


How about a groaner for your comments than?
The picture that Stevie posted of you - Can we title that "Ass-d Man?"

Posted by: BlogDog on February 23, 2006 09:59 AM

Ooops: "Then," not "than."

Posted by: BlogDog on February 23, 2006 10:00 AM

Dumbass Anon (anon?) is trying hard to get your goat.

On to lottery winners. Most lottery winners are pretty damn unhappy 6 months after they win. For a couple of reasons. First and foremost is that every relative they have and even ones they didnt know they had are now buddying up to them for a "loan" to buy their own double wide. Second most of these folks have no idea about money and how fast it can fade when you start buying all kinds useless shit. Many end up as broke as when they started and a whole lot unhappier for having once had money.
I dont play the lottery because I believe it's a tax on the perpetually stupid but I would like a chance to have a few extra million to see if I could make myself miserable

Posted by: lance on February 23, 2006 11:09 AM

Anon -

Yuo may have your views, and I do like reading what everyone has to say, but attacking on a personal level, such as denigrating a child , is just cowardly and pure bullshit. Then again, what do you expect from a liberal? That's about all your kind can do, is fight like a girl. Whoops, I am a girl. Let me rectract that. All you can do is fight like a cowardly moonbat. You let the real men and women fight for you. Asshole.

Sorry. Didn't mean to usurp your blog. Bringing someone's kid into the picture just brings me out swinging.

Posted by: Cheryl on February 23, 2006 11:51 AM

Ruf Ruf Ruf!!

I want Roscoe!...

Or not?

Oh OK... I DO!...

Posted by: anon on February 23, 2006 12:16 PM

Anon must be a liberal. Remember when they started criticizing the kids of Justice Roberts for how they were dressed?

And they go on and on about the Bush girls being party girls.

Anon, here's the difference, you public school drop out: Rob is talking about YOU. You're talking about his daughter. You're not talking about Rob. You're employing a classic troll strategy.

Posted by: Adam Lawson on February 23, 2006 12:31 PM

I don't know that "Joey" was completely crazy, except that he allowed himself to be put on television. I've often said that if I had a lottery ticket that won enough that it'd make the news, I'd find some millionaire to sell it to for a fraction of its worth -- if he signed a contract saying that he'd never reveal who sold it to him.

I'd rather be anonymous and simply "financially secure" than famous and stinkin' rich any day.

Posted by: Robin S. on February 23, 2006 12:56 PM

Anon: You may or may not realize that the ability to be trained or memorize (as in spelling) has little or nothing to do with intelligence, so the lack thereof doesn't define you or Rob's daughter. It's just that misspelling words left you open to ridicule when you made such an absurd statement. Human intelligence is measured by the ability to solve problems. What defines you are two problems you seem to have not resolved in your mind. Problem one.....many 'poor' blacks (and whites) are parasites, not victims, so there wouldn't be anything particularly negative about Rob not being pleased if such an individual won the lottery. He was clear about being pleased that 'hardworking stiff's' might win. If you've read this blog to any extent, you'd know the writer isn't racist. You are racist, as is evidenced by your bringing skin color into the equation. Problem apparently fail to recognize that ridiculing someones child to try and win an argument only proves you have already lost the argument.

Posted by: Tessa on February 23, 2006 01:09 PM

It takes a special kind of person to call volunteering for the Air National Guard, to fly fighter jets that were on active air patrol duty in Vietnam at the time "draft dodging".

Short-bus special, in fact.

Posted by: Sigivald on February 23, 2006 02:22 PM

I would rather see poor ass people win rather than rich people, that don't need the money. Who cares if they are black or white, poor is poor.

Posted by: Catfish on February 23, 2006 02:37 PM

The winners were a mixed bunch weren't they? A few hillbillies, a woman, a southeast Asian, all with one thing in common, they were all 'American' shift workers in a meat packing plant, can't get anymore everyday than that. My only regret was not being one of them. Ha Ha

Posted by: scrapiron on February 23, 2006 03:20 PM

Now wait a second, in defense of the statement criticizing the punk who "doesn't understand the concept of capital letters..."
I oftentimes write without using capital letters ... mostly when I'm either emailing a friend or commenting on their blog.
However, when it comes to preparing an end-of-term paper, replete with annotations and a bibliography, or in the very least, a blogpost, I'll switch to capital.
I think the way some people write could be compared to the way one dresses for work on the weekdays verses the way one dresses when lounging on one's couch on a Sunday afternoon.
I wouldn't dare show up to a corporate function (would could be, let's just say, for argument's sake akin to a doctoral dissertation) in jeans and a thermal, and I'd never, ever get comfortable sitting on my couch with a skirt and gotdamn annoying itchy pantyhose on. Ya dig?
Same thing with writing ... but that's just MY humble opinion.

Posted by: erica on February 23, 2006 05:50 PM

It seems that "anon" felt it necessary to blather on about non-content, as opposed to his/her original statement about Bush, yada yada.
Methinks he/she may have had a couple of toddies during the original post and is trying to deflect.

Posted by: Kim on February 23, 2006 08:05 PM

Truth is, Libs don't really identify with anybody, including themselves - that is, especially not even with their own selfs. That's because they literally do not have selfs, unless you count non-stop venomous denigration and complaining as a self. I am ready to seriously consider that they came from pods. What else could it be?

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on February 23, 2006 09:28 PM

"bluecollarwhiningleftist" Is, of course, almost right, and it's the "almost" that gets its panties in a wad.

By birth and upbringing, George Bush should have been a bog-standard East Coast liberal. He knew all the right people, went to all the right schools, and drank all the right fancy liquor. There was every realistic expectation that he would grow up to be, for all practical purposes, John Kerry.

Somewhere in there he changed his mind, and that's what causes the outrage. Apostates are always hard for True Believers to take.


Posted by: Ric Locke on February 23, 2006 09:29 PM

I think it's classic CON behavior to demonize the left with gross generalizations, while ignoring the truth in a post. Dubya is everything and more that the poster wrote, yet Southern males would let him at their bung holes if he asked. (yes, a generalization.)

And this shit about us liberals ooooozing with love and compassion is soooo 50's. When pushed, we're capable of righteous anger and human emotion, our benificent visages notwithstanding.

Now how's about addressing the OP. You know, the one that points out the obvious paradox of manly Southern men bending over for an Ivy Leaguer, pretend cowboy.

Posted by: Boadicea on February 24, 2006 11:35 AM

Who's bending over? Many "manly Southern men" dislike certain policies of the Bush administration. They certainly don't seem to be "bending over" for the administration's immigration policy. They picked Bush because from their perspective he was the best choice. When compared to Al Gore, who was openly antagonistic towards the South and sought more gun control and John Kerry, who would have been better served running for President of France, George Bush didn't seem so bad. The Left has only itself to blame for the George Bush presidency by running candidates who only appeal to metrosexual Upper East Side yuppies.

Posted by: Manly Southern Man on February 24, 2006 12:24 PM
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