Reality Sucks

Bill Whittle is one of my favorite conservative pundits for a couple of reasons. He is soft spoken (no flame throwing there), always takes the high ground (no name calling or wrestling in the mud), but most of all, he is usually right. Here is his latest, yes it sucks:

Some other rather sucky things to ponder:

Debt sucks, because sooner or later you have to pay it back.

Working sucks, trading 8 plus hours of your valuable time in exchange for the ability to buy things you need. It would be much easier (and less sucky) if we were given these things by a benevolent government, leaving us all our free time for American Idol, internet porn, and tweeting about our worthless lives.

It sucks that I can’t live on Glenfiddich, triple cheeseburgers with chessy fries, toritos, and Red Bull, without dropping dead of a coronary or clogged arteries.

It sucks that stupid people get to vote, conversely it sucks that people on the dole and not net contributors get to vote, where is the fairness in that?

It sucks that manufacturers and makers of stuff I need (want) get to decide how much I have to pay for that, if the customers is always right, why can’t I get those new Nike’s for 20 bucks instead of a C note?

It sucks that we can’t do “do overs” with contracts and obligations. Is it my fault that the bank tricked me, actually giving a dead beat like me a mortgage (and an obligation to pay that mortgage)? bastards.

And life in general sucks, people don’t always do what you want, relationships are hard and takes effort, that undeserving prick in the cubicle next to yours just got the promotion that you deserved, your taxes are too high, stuff costs too much, our body’s are frail and sometimes break down, your kids grow up and decide to think for themselves, the collective keeps nominating idiots into public office, then one day you die and the government puts it’s hand out for an unfair portion of what your earned, making your family survivors’’ lives miserable.

Gee, thanks, Bill.

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  1. Dick Fitzwell

    I like much of what Bill Whittle says for the most part but he tends to go to far into Republicanland for me. What does he mean when he says, “They want us dead for what we believe.” Do they want us dead because we have different religious beliefs? Or that people (including gay people and women) should be free to live their life as they see fit? What exactly does he mean?

    There are many other countries who largely believe in freedom who are not considered Muslim. When was the last al qaeda attacked someone like…I don’t know…Australia?

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  2. AlexInCT

    “They want us dead for what we believe.” Do they want us dead because we have different religious beliefs? Or that people (including gay people and women) should be free to live their life as they see fit? What exactly does he mean?

    He means for believing aything the democrats don’t believe in. It’s not that hard to understand. Things like class warfare, that money belongs to the state and they decide what you are allowed to keep, social engineering of any kind, reduction of freedoms for false promises of security, and so on.

    And speaking of living lives as we see fit, and what conservatives want, I should point out that I don’t want any people, not just gays and women, to live life as they see fit, unless they are going to leave me alone and not do things that will require me to pay, directly or inderectly, for the consequences of what they see fit to live like. Heck, even I can’t live life as I see fit. It would be much easier & fun to rob banks, drink and whore the night away, and sleep all day, but for some reason I am being prevented from living life as I see fit. Know what I am saying?

    There are many other countries who largely believe in freedom who are not considered Muslim. When was the last al qaeda attacked someone like…I don’t know…Australia?

    Easy answer to look up in the day & age of the interents. Find here a wiki with details. And I need to point out that al Queda has not deemed it worthy to attack Australia, or many other countries, on their own soil, and prefaced by “yet”, simply because their is far more to gain from attacking other targets, like the US or Israel, that would give them more exposure cosnidering their resources and opperational capabilities. Thinking that they have not attacked Australia because they don’t have a beef with them is ludicrous when you clearly see they have no problem attacking other mulsims for trivial reasons.

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  3. Dick Fitzwell

    Heck, even I can’t live life as I see fit. It would be much easier & fun to rob banks, drink and whore the night away, and sleep all day, but for some reason I am being prevented from living life as I see fit. Know what I am saying?

    Stretching it a little, aren’t ya? I guess I should have been more explicit wrt the belief that you should be able to live your life as you see fit provided that you don’t interfere with the next person to do the same. Even though we don’t quite enjoy this quality of freedom in practice many of us at least believe in this ideal…kinda…sort of…

    Anyway, my point was (I think) what is it that “we” believe that offends them so much? The idea that “they want us dead for what we believe” doesn’t cut it for me. It just brings up more questions and really just seems like a vague, illogical justification for us to “fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.”

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  4. richtaylor365 *

    Anyway, my point was (I think) what is it that “we” believe that offends them so much?

    It probably all comes down to something as simple was this, the Sharia complaint have zero tolerance for the rest of us.

    For most sane people, how you live your life has no relevance to me (as long as your choices do not affect my wallet), but the radical Muslim world is different (I’ll use “radical” to describe any of them that believe in the tenets of Sharia), they have a duty and a mission to inject themselves into our lives until we all become Sharia complaint. That is what offends them so much.

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  5. Poosh

    Ron Paul bullshit always makes me a little sick in my stomach. He is a dangerously stupid man when it comes to foreign policy and it’s sad to see so many Ron Paul zombies follow him. They are no different to the weaker liberals, i.e “oh, Islamists hate us because of things *other* people have done. Not me. If we don’t do anything to them, they won’t do anything to us.” It’s a very dangerous sort of stupidity – based in fear. Fear that someone will kill you because of the attributes you consider yourself full of – that you consider good attributes. It’s better for your ego etc if you just pretend it’s “what others do” and has nothing to do with you personally.

    Like most counties, Islamism has struck Australia.

    *** just noticed Alex beat me too it

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  6. Dick Fitzwell

    First of all, Poosh, why don’t you go piss up a rope?

    It’s a very dangerous sort of stupidity – based in fear. Fear that someone will kill you because of the attributes you consider yourself full of – that you consider good attributes.

    YOU are the one who is defending the notion that they want us dead because of what we believe–because of the attributes we consider ourselves full of. You’re exposing your own fear. The fact that a fear may be rational does not mean that the response to it is always going to be a rational one.

    When will we know that we’ve won this war on radical Islamists? Do we have to kill every last one of them? If they are irrational (a fact with which I cannot disagree) and you think that they want us dead because of what we believe, wouldn’t we have to wipe them out completely lest future generations spring forth to continue the fight? How long do you think it will be before we achieve such success? They’ve been fighting each other for thousands of years and all of a sudden they’re going to stop because we’ve joined in? Of course not! Is it not feasible to think that we will be fighting them every day for many years after we’re all dead and gone? If that is not feasible, how long do you foresee this fight continuing?

    I’m not against fighting. If the best way to win a war is to turn some country into a parking lot, so be it. But to say that it’s stupid to have a discussion about whether or not we’re fighting for the right reasons shows a complete lack of respect for the people who are over there actually doing the fighting. The idea that we should fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here could also be summed up by saying, “Fuck it. Just keep sending more troops over there. That’ll keep ‘em busy.”

    Like I said, I’m not against fighting. I just think that we should be able to discuss why we’re fighting without someone telling me that if I had my way terrorist suicide bombers would roam the streets and blow up everyone you love. Though in the end of the discussion you may be right. They may want us dead for what we believe–if what we believe is that we should continue a perpetual war in their back yard.

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  7. AlexInCT

    Stretching it a little, aren’t ya? I guess I should have been more explicit wrt the belief that you should be able to live your life as you see fit provided that you don’t interfere with the next person to do the same.

    Yes, you should have.

    Even though we don’t quite enjoy this quality of freedom in practice many of us at least believe in this ideal…kinda…sort of…

    Count me in that group. I long for it with a passion, but I am also knowledgeable enough to see that as things currently exist we have too many that want to pretend they are championing freedom by using the power of government to protect them from the consequences of making bad choices in the name of freedom. Case in point the people that claim not wanting to give women “free’ contraceptives, and free is in quotes because we all know someone always pays, and that someone tends to be those of us that are saying wait a second, this isn’t going to be free or free of consequences, is hating them.

    Anyway, my point was (I think) what is it that “we” believe that offends them so much? The idea that “they want us dead for what we believe” doesn’t cut it for me.

    They want us dead because we are in the way of them taking their killing and insane ways global. What we portend to believe in is freedom, and that is what they don’t like or want in their part of the world.

    It just brings up more questions and really just seems like a vague, illogical justification for us to “fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.”

    The problem with your statement is the fact that you imply they would somehow leave us alone if we just did the same, and that is just plain asinine. Their religion is a political system first, and a damned militant one, that believes its end goal is to make the world submit (that is what Islam means). They have declared war on us because we stand in the way of them doing what they want, and I will stress again that they want to do it globally. If we refuse to fight them, then sooner than later we will lose. The fate of evey great civilization that has perished, happened once they no longer could muster a motive to defend themselves. They are at war with us, and they prove that every damned day. Fight them we will have to.

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  8. Poosh

    I’m not going to respond because some of the things you wrote you would never have written had you known what Bill Whittle – and others – were talking about, even if you disagreed. I would only say, on this, to find Bill’s archived essays. Nothing I could say could could come close to his clarity.

    Not a single day goes by when Islamists – in the name of Allah and their reading of their religious texts – don’t kill someone – usually a Muslim who wasn’t “Muslim enough”. If the west can’t be bothered to realise what’s going on, and keeps deluding itself into thinking “it’s something we’re doing” then we don’t deserve to survive, and I hope they build a f*cking mosque over the White House and our Parliament – they would have earned that right.

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  9. mrblume

    and keeps deluding itself into thinking “it’s something we’re doing”

    Oh, but I choose to believe them when they explain why they “hate” us. You know, like when I take Ahmadinejad by his word when he says he wants to wipe Israel from the map. I mean, that’s just smart, you know.

    What we portend to believe in is freedom, and that is what they don’t like or want in their part of the world.

    Let’s just explain to them then that we only portend. That should clear things right up.

    To summarize: I console myself knowing that you cannot ask people who have trouble conceptualizing how it is possible that liberals exist to possibly understand another culture.

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  10. richtaylor365 *

    And I console myself knowing that some liberals have their head so far up their ass, that they have trouble conceptualizing anything outside the sphere of their own anal cavity.

    Nobody here is having a hard timing digesting the simple fact that liberals exist (we see them with our own eyes everyday, who can ignore the obvious?), or that radical Muslims (bent on wiping out all democracies-the Koran tells them so-and converting-or killing- all those non Muslims in the world until the entire world is Sharia complaint) are a problem for freedom loving people.

    I would think that if a liberal such as yourself is bent on coming to and commenting on a predominantly right thinking blog, that your main goal would be to show us the error of our ways with your critical thinking skills……………………………………………I’m still waiting for that.

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