US TO YOUR LITRE
there across the border.
am a Canadian living in Guelph, which is near Toronto, Ontario. I have
followed rather closely the buildup to the recent American election,
as well as the aftermath. I have noticed there is a lot of talk about
secession; mostly jokingly, articles have often suggested the idea of
either immigrating to Canada, or removing certain states from the Union,
or certain cities, or what-have-you.
the one hand, this is a great idea! The more the merrier! We could definately
use a few more people to tax, but hopefully you are coming with some
suggestions about health care that don't include the word "privitize,"
because that's all our leaders can come up with.
the other hand, I think the Bush re-election means that, now more than
ever, you must remain in America. Were "The United States of Canada"
and "Jesusland" (Canada plus "blue" American states,
and "red" American States) to be formed, there would be nobody
left to tell the crazies that they are crazy. Just because they have
somehow managed to wrest control of your country from saner minds does
not mean you have to like it. In fact, my understanding of Democracy
says you, in fact, have to dislike it. And let them know how much you
dislike it, as much as you can.
the face of unprecedented pre-war protests, the Bush administration
pushed forward into a doctrine of pre-emptive war. Imagine what they
might do without the resistance of rational minds?
thing they’re doing now; whatever the fuck they want. At some point,
an endless argument turns into an abusive relationship, especially when
no one’s listening. This kind of tough love may be just what Jesusland
needs to get a little more realistic. Besides, the blue states have
all the money. We’re still interested, if you change your mind.
article,,is written by an idiot.if it is you,,,oh well,,put the egg
in your shoe and beat it.Do you remember sep 11th,,,i guess you don`t,,many
firefighters lost their lives that day..I am a firefighter,,as you may
have figured out already.i take offense to this article,,as would any
fireman..you owe a apology,,you paper is trash,,,your news is trash,,,i
use your paper to wipe my butt.Accidents do happen in the fire service.if
your house was on fire who would come?If you needed medical attention,who
would respond?Answer,,AFIREFIGHTER.Its nice to push a pencil,,or type
your opinions,,,And you know the saying,,opions are for...you know who.Don`t
critize if you never have been in the fire service..Lot of people are
willing to give up their lives to save your hide,,,Get profesional ,,,which
in reading the beast,,you are not.....Here is my opinion,your paper
stinks..you rip off anyone that subscribes to it...get real..
right; the events of 9/11 have permanently elevated firefighters to
a position of absolute immunity from criticism. That’s why we’ll refrain from addressing your functional illiteracy. At
what point in saving our lives would you determine it necessary to tip
over a fucking fire truck in front of a bunch of kids?
enjoyed this piece, even when I may have liked some of the people on
the list but I do have one issue with it. You lump everyone else, it
seems, into that "You" group when that's not entirely fair
(though if you were to say neither is life, touche). More people volunteered
for this past election than in any other (at least as long as records
on this have been kept). I started volunteering on campaigns when I
was 10 and have worked in politics for the past 14 years. Granted,
I am not typical, and didn't get together with anyone to watch the last
episode of Friends, nor am I at all religious. I don't complain about
politics and do nothing about it.
all of your readers are sheep.
the fact that you’re not a sheep, we’re still interested in having sex
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you guys kidding me? Here you are jerking us off about our illiteracy
even with your email address ("sic", for those who haven't
visited Latin America and consequently don't understand Latin, means
"An error has been detected in your writing, you flaming asshole.")
But then, ON YOUR VERY HOME PAGE, you use the slogan "Now with
less [sic] pages."
your rag otherwise, I wish it had greater pages, not fewer. But try
for some eryoudishun, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
were made. But now it’s time for us to look forward, not back, and to
come together, crossing the partisan divide to promote pro-growth page-count
policies that will bring our nation where it needs to be for all Americans.
In conclusion, suck it.
you don't listen to Frank Zappa, primarily, then you should. You have
the most brilliant and accurate insights into human nature I've witnessed
publicly since Zappa. Thank you for making me laugh out loud.
haven’t listened to Zappa much since he died; he just makes sort of
a barely audible hissing sound now.
IS FOR LOSERS
You came right out and said what everyone on the planet knows but is
scared stiff to even think. I admire your guts but hope you have a
bunker somewhere less accessible than Cheney's.
especially enjoyed your assessment of Kerry. I stood out across from
the Capitol on Jan 6 and held up a big homemade sign that said JOHN
KERRY, WHERE ARE YOU? Not very brave, but, even at that, I was afraid
to find him at my front door the next morning. That's how much of a
coward I am.
the way you put Blackwell as an even a worse beast than Bush. Some
day that guy is going to jail. I bet he's so smug now. But don't you
think those were heady days in pre war Germany too? I bet those guys
never thought that they'd ever end up in the dock at Nurenberg. See
ya there, Ken.
At any rate, your beast list is quite a document. I think it
should be read before a joint session of Congress or at least during
some senate filibuster. Could you do do a halo list too? Around the
top should be Joseph Darby, Spc Thomas Wilson, Scott Ritter, the donkey
who pulled the rocket cart that fired on Wolfowitzat the Palestine Hotel,
the kid who blasted Cheney's black windowed coward limo with a snowball
during the Inaugural parade, and many others.
Thanks for having the nerve to stand up and be counted during
these weird and scary Orwellian times.
Face, a school teacher in Richmond, Virginia
alerted the FBI to your treacherous statements. They are already hard
at work stealing your thoughts through the transmitters in your fillings.
VICTORY OF DEFEAT
just ran across your website today and was reading about some of the
most loathsome Americans. I have a few comments....
While I enjoyed the article and found it quite humorous, it exemplifies
why we liberals are not going to win anything resembling a popularity
contest...we come across as bitter and hateful. Sure the GOP has their
Ann Coulters or whomever, but the appearance is that we are as a whole
incredibly angry and condescending towards conservatives.
Yes, Kerry ran a bad campaign, but Howard Dean would have lost (though
maybe he would've been more entertaining in his crash & burn) for
the following reasons:
- Gay Marriage: Conservatives felt their values were being trashed
upon by a bunch of elitists who think they know better than they do
- this was a huge factor in getting the GOP voters out on election day
- We are in the middle of a freaking war. Democrats just can't
win in that environment. Hell, we re-elected Richard F'ing Nixon during
Vietnam, the re-election of Bush should have been expected.
- A Northeastern Liberal hasn't won a Presidential election since
1960. This isn't coincidence...as much as I would love the US to reflect
a more European or Canadian attitude or style...it ain't happening and
it ain't gonna. Barring some economic catastrophe like the Great Depression,
this country is never going to vote for what they perceive as a liberal.
You may not like the moderate GOP-lite version of the Democratic Party,
but that is the only way the Dems can win a Presidential election.
You will never see a blue-state Democrat elected to the White House
(though maybe a blue-state Republican) again. The mistake the Democrats
made, was not in avoiding Howard Dean, rather it was not being able
to come up with better centrists (like Lieberman, however, with a personality)
Don't blame us everyday folk. I voted for Kerry. It is not my fault
that Bush won re-election. Yes, I am going on with my life and buying
crap that I probably don't need , but that is what we need to do. We
can't change the results, take a deep breath and move on. Get on with
our lives. I am a realist, there is nothing anyone can do to stop
the conservatives at this point until the war on terror ceases to be
the biggest story. There is no point in organizing, protesting or singing
Kumbayah around a fire or anything else. THEY WON...its over.
plan. Now we can take those cyanide pills and not feel guilty about
it. You are not a realist; you are a flaccid, beaten tool. Enjoy your
hollow life of impotent resignation.
ON A SHIRT WHILE YOU’RE AT IT
offended that you included me on your list of most loathsome people
of '04. How did you know I'm fat?
that little hole in your ceiling? Smile!
ASSES ARE WHOLLY UNAPOLOGETIC
friend of mine sent me the link to your "50 Most Loathsome Americans
of 2004" article on your website. At first I thought it was a joke.
Then I realized there was really someone out there sitting around writing
all this crap. A group of people so disappointed with their own lives
they have to criticize everyone around them.
have every right to disagree with these people on your list, but I hope
you and your readers do more than sit around complaining. Get off your
sorry asses and DO something about these things you feel are injustices.
of your complaints are trivial. Ann Coulter? Who is she? Who forces
you to listen to her? Clay Aiken? 50% of Americans love him, 25% despise
him, the other 25% are afraid to admit they love him! But really, what
does it matter to you? Are people not allowed to like Ann Coulter or
Clay Aiken just because you don't?
of your complaints are real and there are other people working to fix
the problems you do nothing but complain about. 50 Cent; yes, he does
represent the worst aspect of urban culture. Now join the groups who
are doing something to shift the focus to the better aspects of urban
culture! John McCain is not your typical rank and file Republican. He
might not speak out as often as you would like, but instead of criticizing
him maybe you should partner with him to try and effect a change within
the Republican party!
have no respect for people like you who whine and whine about things
they don't like but never DO anything to try and force change. I was
right...the link my friend sent was a joke.
idiot sent us this e-mail. At first we thought it was a joke. Then we
realized there was really someone out there sitting around writing this
complaints are trivial. The Beast? Who are they? Who forces you to listen
to them? Really, what does it matter to you? Are people not allowed
to like The Beast just because you don’t?
with McCain to effect change in the Republican party? We’ll get right
on it, once we’re done curing cancer and inventing a time machine, retard.
You’re a grown man, Timothy, a tenured professor at Cornell, who loves
Clay Aiken, and you think you have something to tell us? Just be happy
we didn’t print your picture.
don't know who you guys are...but amen!
kinda stumbled upon you here at work; a co-worker of mine sent me a
link to your 50 Most Loathsome. Before that I had never seen or heard
of The Beast. Since then its been all the rage here. I've poured over
your articles on the 10 cynical ways to beat the republicans, the 10
Political Hacks, seceding to Ontario, and the Disinformation Age (love
the quote on the magnetic ribbon competition and the use of facts to
try to change people's opinions, right on the money around here). Excellent
writing, hilarious, and unfortunately too true. The best part is that
you don't hail from San Francisco, LA, NY, or Boston...but Buffalo!?
For crissakes! I didn't know there was such a hotbed of sophisticated
informed thinking over there.
do you actually issue a printed version? And how can I subscribe? Who
are you people...students, malcontents, future politicians, or even
better, future Whitehouse correspondents. One can only hope.
up the good work!
We never touched her!
#3 read "Me" instead of "You" or, at least, in addition
to it? Mighty smug to let yourselves off the hook.
has its privileges.
was reading your article on the "50 Most Loathesome People",
and noticed a huge error. Before you guys harshly slam someone like
Halle Barry maybe you should make sure all info on her is correct. She
was not in the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies", she
was in "Die Another Day". The two women in "Tomorrow
Never Dies" was Terri Hatcher and Honk Kong actress Michele Yoeh
(aka Michele Kwan). It really annoys me when someone slams another person
and doesn't even have the courtesy to get that persons background information
how long have you been keeping a diary of your bowel movements?