April 22, 2005
Via DC Media Girl, Hindrocket's having an aneurysm over this. Not the bankruptcy bill that targets -- and fires on -- the poor, not the leave-the-money-on-the-nightstand ethos that produced the energy bill, but this. A T-shirt. That's what made him wonder "HOW SICK CAN THE LEFT GET?" A T-shirt on CafePress.com. If I had the energy to sign up for CafePress, I could create one saying, for instance, "Hindrocket Loves Big Trunk -- Pass the FMA Now!" and it'd still just be a kid playing with a website, not an official expression of the left's depravity.
These right-wingers, it's all vapors and delicate constitutions with them. Call 'em a name and they cry. Meanwhile, I know exactly how sick the right can get. That's why I don't read Little Green Footballs. Because depravity isn't a kid with a naughty T-shirt design, it's a community with a thirst for blood.
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Also note how he implies this is the work of the Democratic Party...or something. Apparently, the only way to stop people from mocking conservative senators in distasteful ways is for voters to definitively reject the Democratic Party. The opposite is true, at least for me. I promise to never say another mean thing about Rick Santorum if the nation sweeps the Democrats back into control of congress next year. Deal?
He's way off the deep end.
Posted by: djw | Apr 22, 2005 12:31:34 PM
I thought that was a pretty funny shirt, myself.
Posted by: praktike | Apr 22, 2005 1:13:21 PM
I think we should have a contest for "feigned outrage among right wingers" in the 2nd term.
Here's my theory:
The Right-wing is based on resentment of elites or, well, something. Just angry resentment to be summed up in a neat 15 minute segment on your local AM radio station.
But they control both Congress and the WH and most state legislatures.
They're like my grandfather: although he was retired and lives comfortably, he just *liked* to bitch. It was as natural as breathing.
So I think the false outrage of the t-shirt is a good nominee, Drudge's false outrage over graffiti concerning a LA billboard two weeks ago, Coulter bitching about her Time Mag cover.
Posted by: Chris Rasmussen | Apr 22, 2005 1:29:02 PM
Ack! Why god, oh why is my blog down when Assrocket picks on a t-shirt for dogs?! God hates me, I know it.
Posted by: Amanda | Apr 22, 2005 1:36:04 PM
They continue to refuse to have comments, the pussies.
Posted by: Drfranklives | Apr 22, 2005 1:43:36 PM
If you're not going to make the "Hindrocket Loves The Big Trunk" shirt, I will.
Posted by: John | Apr 22, 2005 2:42:34 PM
Here is another...
Posted by: toraboraus | Apr 22, 2005 3:37:51 PM
Crude and tasteless, and I laughed out loud when I saw it. (It helps that, in the picture, a dog is wearing it.) Anything that offends Hinderaker has at least that much to be said in its favor.
Posted by: C. Schuyler | Apr 22, 2005 4:30:33 PM
I mean, that's kind of funny. I was expecting for the shirt to call for something violent or demand someone's murder. That would be sick. This is just a reference to the Senator's "man on dog" comments. Sick? Not any more than the "I f-cked [celebrity name]" shirts. ("I f-cked Anna Wintour" being my favorite of this line of apparel)
Posted by: Constantine | Apr 22, 2005 7:21:32 PM
But I guess its ok for LGF to go on and on with the sick jokes about Rachel Corrie, the anti-war protester who was killed by a bulldozer. I even saw a website selling mouse pads that had a picture of a bulldozer with the quote "got syrup?' (that had to be explained to me). sick sick sick. That woman died.
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