Years ago, we were all fascinated with a character called Pee Wee Herman. He truly was the origin of a brand of humor now filled with folks like Borat and Bruno, or Adam Sandler. Aside from an unfortunate incident in a dark room in Florida Pee Wee's main claim to fame was repeating the inane phrase, "I know you are, but what am I". This level of humor was the height of skill at age 8 and a mockery at age 35.
Move now to today's focal point of Liberal commentary, the Huffington Post. The Huffy is where all liberal and left leaning individuals go to expound on their beliefs and to read the comments of those who feel as they do; to opine as it were. I'm sure most Huffies feel secure in their liberalism, happy that they have found a home filled with like minded folks. Then unfortunately along comes a conservative or two who want to join in the fun and well, there goes the neighborhood.
I find it interesting that for a group of people who portray themselves as open to a broad range of freedoms they are some of the tightest minded people around. If you express a thought outside of their small range of acceptability the insults start to fly. Now in all honesty I enjoy a good witty come back, taking a reply and using it to skewer your opponent with it. On of my favorite phrases is "Sir draw forth your wit and defend yourself, if you can." However I am amazed at the level of wit a valiant Huffy will dive for is always so low.
I thought a few examples were in order. These gems of verbal skill were selected from comments on the Birther movement. They are intended as replies to comments made by others:
The birther movement is merely hooded and cloaked pure racism.
Q: Why did the Birther couple decide to have only 4 children?
A: They'd read in the newspaper that one out of every five babies born in the world today is Chinese.
Q: Why did the Birther cross the road?
A: He couldn't get his d*ck out of the chicken.
A Birther State Trooper patrolling a deserted stretch of highway came upon a naked man tied to a tree by the side of the road. He stopped his cruiser, got out, and asked the man what happened. "I picked up a hitchhiker, he robbed me, took my clothes and tied me to this tree!" The Birther Trooper unzipped his fly and said, "Well today's just not your day, is it?"
Some of these comments were in response to an article about Lou Dobbs and some from a Bill Maher article.
How are we as a country going to solve any problem when it appears the opposing view is incapable of holding up its' side of the argument? We can expect few solutions to anything as long as an adult comment from our side receives a Pee Wee answer from theirs.