Believe it or not, I read! I read my local paper every morning. I’m subjected to the likes of Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman usually once a week. No, I don’t read the NY Times. My local paper, The Virginian-Pilot, is “kind” enough to reprint their BS. They’ve decided to stop printing Michele Malkin, apparently she’s too conservative for them and it’s supposed to be a balancing act of some kind. It’s not working.
I usually read 3 sections in the local paper. The front page section, you know, world, country and state stuff. I follow it with the local section. There are a couple of local writers I look forward to reading like Kerry Dougherty and the local section also contains the editorial section. I follow it with the sports page. I need something to wash the taste of the big bad ugly world out of my mouth!
My beef is with the editorial section. First letter I read this morning is from someone STILL whining about the 2000 election. How Gore won the popular vote and Bush stole the election. I think that the hide has been completely beat from this dead horse! It’s funny, but I remember having to dig for information about the recounts done by all the main stream media giants after that election. I guess that’s because the results didn’t turn out the way they wanted them too. No matter how many times the votes were recounted in Florida, W still won! As far as the Electoral College goes. That’s so the big cities can’t elect a president that the rest of the country doesn’t want! Obviously, it works!
Then I get to Ms. Dowd’s’ column. I don’t know why I read her crap, but I do. Every week. I guess I just have a need to hear her whine. This week was different though. Ms. Dowd is so distraught these days that she can’t even write her own column. She’s now reprinting e-mails her brother has authored. It sounds like the poor girl had a lousy Thanksgiving. Apparently, according to Ms. Dowd, she comes from a very right leaning family. She must be the black sheep. I think her family may even say grace before the meal and you know that has to turn her stomach. Her brother’s e-mail reads like a letter from the Republican Party thanking you for the generous donation. I think her brothers may pick on her a bit. Repeating things conservative pundits have said about her. I have to believe she has a pretty thick skin though. How else could she write the shit she writes?