November 08, 2004

Pettiness and Intolerance

There is nothing so intolerant as a liberal. There is no place so liberal as San Francisco. 83.3 percent of voters in San Francisco County cast their ballots for John Kerry.

Just like the Philadephians mentioned below, they are big on the United States of Canada, with the maps drawn to include Californication and the Northeast. According to Reuters, some are taking their dissociation with the red states quite seriously:

"I have family in Idaho, but I told my wife we're not going to visit them now. It's all Republicans there," said Ron Schmidt, a public relations executive. "We have family in Indiana and I don't want to go there either."

How petty can you get? If I had the opportunity, I would gladly visit my cousins in California, even though some of them, not to mention 54.7% of voters in the Fruit Nut and Flake State, voted for Kerry. I'd even visit San Francisco, a city I've only ever seen on the way to and from an Orthodox conference in Forestville.

I've also never had the chance to visit New England in the autumn or any other season. I'd like to see foundations of the American freedom, even if they are located in Taxachusetts. I don't care that it chooses evildoers to represent it in Washington. For the most part, it lost the faith of its founders more than 150 years ago.

But hey, if some folks don't want to visit the Grand Canyon, Pike's Peak, Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, the Alamo, the Ozarks, the Indy 500, the Kentucky Derby, the Smokies, the Blue Ridge, or Disneyworld because they might actually come into visual contact with one of the 60,000,000 Republican voters or their traditionally structured families, whose loss is it anyway?

Posted by david at November 8, 2004 02:49 AM | TrackBack

Conservative in Massachusetts here. With blue-state money going to pork-barrel spending across the largely free-loading red states, you would think that red-staters would be a little more appreciative of the hand that feeds them.

BTW, the anti-gay marriage thing is getting old. Soon you'll have no more states to ban it in and you will have to move on to some other group to sic the religious wingnuts on. So give us a break, as far as I remember, we haven't forgotten the founding values of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Have you? What about states rights as well? Or does that just apply to every state but Massachusetts?

Incidentally, before you start condemning liberals of intolerance, you might start by dropping the Taxachusetts and Fruits and Nuts schtick. Besides being inaccurate, it's damn rude, and you wonder why my liberal neighbors are getting annoyed.

Posted by: novanglus at November 9, 2004 02:56 PM

Though born in Red country, I've lived in Blue country most all of my life (California and Washington state). I don't care much for politics, but I can attest to the fact that it's not always easy for big-O or little-O orthodox Christians to live here. In the workplace, in the media, in public transit, sometimes on the street, you feel like an unwelcome minority, not for the sake of politics, but for the sake of faith. Of course, I imagine that living in England is rather like living in Blue country too.

Posted by: Doug at November 9, 2004 09:32 PM


The colours are reversed here, with blue being the Tory colour and red being Labour (the Lib Dems are yellow, BTW). But it is very much like living in a Blue state. We are seriously short of religious wingnuts, or orthodox (not to mention Orthodox) Christians.

Posted by: Dave at November 10, 2004 07:22 PM


I don't keep up on where pork barrel money goes. I don't think it makes the red states beholden to the blue ones. BTW, I'm sure that if Texans find out they've been "freeloading" off of Yankees, they will cut that supply line real quick like.

I didn't think I'd said lots about gay marriage. Sorry if it's wearing thin with you. To me it's really a non-starter as there is no such as gay marriage anyhow. It's a shame that states have to actually ban such a thing, since a few judges have been hoodwinked by the gay lobby into believing that they can create something nothing.

I certainly believe in states' rights. (Whistling "Dixie" as I type.) I don't believe that means that states have the right to create rights out of nothing and against the laws "of nature and of nature's God" and then foist them on the the other 49 through the Full Faith and Credit Clause.

Posted by: Dave at November 10, 2004 08:19 PM

Funny how you can take a couple human comments and distort them beyond belief. Human beings are petty on both sides. Perhaps, the liberals that said this had beforehand knowledge of how obnoxious their relatives had become and felt it necessary to keep the peace or verbally kill or be killed. It never makes for a good basted turkey taste with holiday seasons right around the corner to sup wit republican conservatives in political haste. We quit attending a church because of the Republican arrogance and mixing politics within the house of God. I think perhaps many from the other side have NO IDEA how ugly and one-sided they have become to the other side in their behaviors, cockeyness and plain warped sense of reality. I'd much rather eat my turkey with a bunch of homeless folks, instead of tossing my turkey leg up Uncle Mr. Do Goodly damned right,Know It All(But don't know jack squat diddly), We are the only Right favored ones in God's eyes. Peace people. ---g.a.meeder

Posted by: g.a.meeder at November 21, 2004 08:03 PM