I’ve been angry all week. It’s not the ranting, raving, and yelling kind of anger. It’s more of a slow burn over the egregious stupidity and malakatude in the news. I dislike feeling this angry, I prefer to be detached from the news of the day, ice it down with sarcasm, and dismiss it with mockery. I used to compare my style with Athenae’s by calling her fire and me ice. I’m feeling fiery this week, but at least it’s with righteous indignation.
I remain vexed and worse by the MSM coverage of Afghanistan:
The MSM is acting like Biden is a naughty child who disobeyed them. We were on the losing side in a Civil War. A smooth and graceful exit was never in the cards. Biden did the right thing.
— Shecky (@Adrastosno) August 19, 2021
In its desperation to nail Biden, the DC MSM has neglected to mention the creeps who got us into the Afghan mess:
The names Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld should be on everyone’s lips and fingertips. They started the Afghanistan conflict, then moved it to the back burner. Biden had the guts to pull the plug on this endless and stupid war.
— Shecky (@Adrastosno) August 18, 2021
Cable news is full of former Bush officials attacking the withdrawal. The worst are the Never Trumpers who are showing their true colors by waving their neo-con freak flags. Imagine if Biden had stayed with the small force bequeathed to him by Trump. The Taliban was still likely to make their move and 2,500 soldiers could not have defeated them. That would have led to a genuine bloodbath.
Speaking of former President* Pennywise, there’s a conspiracy theory that he set a trap for Biden with last year’s deal with the Taliban. While it may have turned into a trap, I’m skeptical that it was planned. For one thing, Trump never looks more than a week down the road. For another, he expected to win the election and still believes he did. I think he could pass a polygraph test about the “rigged election.” Believe me.
One more tweet from someone else on how Democrats *should* be reacting:
The response by the gop and so many democrats in dc to events in Afghanistan underlines what I have been saying for years. GOP feels no shame and dems feel shame way too quickly. Biden is right in what he is doing. Support him vigorously.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) August 18, 2021
I for one refuse to give an inch and be reasonable. Any withdrawal was going to be messy. It’s what happens when you lose a war.
Stick to your guns, Mr. President. The war was wrong to begin with. It’s time for it to end.
Also inspiring my righteous indignation are the Covid deniers and mask warriors. Anyone surprised?
Yesterday, a friend reported about going to his local CVS. It was jam packed with people buying a new home COVID test in order to comply with the city’s vaccination/test mandate. The tests are five bucks a pop and only valid for 72 hours. It would be much easier and cheaper to get jabbed but that would violate their rights or some such shit.
I wrote about wingnut preacher Tony Spell for Bayou Brief last year. He flooded a state education board meeting with his unmasked parishioners forcing them to stop debating whether or not school kids should mask up. Governor Edwards thinks so and so do all rational people. Freedom. man.
We’re all sick and tired of being sick and tired of the anti-mask and anti-vaxx crowd. The burden of everything COVID related is being placed on those of us doing the right thing. I hate wearing a mask, but I do it. Adults do things they don’t like because they’re the right thing to do. Something the Covid deniers will never understand. Hence my righteous indignation.
The last word goes to Ron Sexsmith with a song whose title is a play on the word indignation.