That’s not funny!

I’m serious, damn it!

The second in command at the Greenwich Democrat outhouse has had a news story read to him and he is not amused.

One Bill Gastric writes (in crayon, one presumes) the following screed:

In an exercise of egregious bad taste, (“Online petition calls for Greenwich to secede,” news story, Nov. 20), Greenwich Time lampoons a supposedly “tongue in cheek” attempt to petition Greenwich to secede from the United States. Is it any accident that this petition surfaces after the re-election of the first African-American president of the United States?

On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a war in which Greenwich residents fought and died, there is nothing remotely funny about this petition, which closely mimics other secessionist petitions currently circulating in Texas and other regions in the South. But judging by the flippant tone of the piece, GT evidently deems the whole exercise a magnificent joke. To wit, it quotes Fred Camillo, one of our elected state representatives from town, consulting his dog Leo on the advisability of signing the petition, before ultimately rejecting it (“we would not have enough time to raise an army”).

Are your readers supposed to find this amusing?

[snip]

As James Madison wrote:

“The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions is that the Union of the States be cherished and perpetuated. Let the open enemy to it be regarded as a Pandora with her box opened; and the disguised one, as the Serpent creeping with his deadly wiles into Paradise.”

Liberalism in a nutshell: absolutely humorless, clueless and using the old shibboleth of racism in lieu of argument. Anyone who voted for a single Greenwich Democrat this past election should hang his head in shame for being associated with a fool like Bill. Worse, can you imagine being married to this sort of person? Good God, I’ll pray for her soul, assuming Gastric has actually found someone to share his hairshirt with.

There’s not much to add here – we’ve seen this mush in the comments section for years, but as long as Gastric is quoting James Madison, here are a few more quotes from that same statesman – perhaps Fuddyrucker can explain them to Bill in very simple terms:

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.”

“The Constitution of the United States was created by the people of the United States composing the respective states, who alone had the right.”

“The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”

“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.”

“We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.”

“What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?”

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14 responses to “That’s not funny!

  1. The Mickster

    Those quotes come from an intellect far superior to any that the current (or future) political party hacks could aspire to. This was before the ‘career’ politicians whose first duty is to themselves, i.e. stay in office.
    Some of these quotations seem far-seeing. It seems Madison had a premonition of the calibre of ‘statesman’ to come.
    It depressing that the majority elect the same crap every time – what does that say about us?

  2. anonymous

    Oh for heaven’s sake. Get a life, Gaston.

  3. hmmm

    it’s racism….it just has to be…doesn’t it?

  4. Balzac

    “Liberalism in a nutshell: absolutely humorless, clueless and using the old shibboleth of racism in lieu of argument.” That captures it perfectly.

    Do we have to keep electing these mama’s boys to the Presidency? Obama and Bill Clinton were raised without fathers, and without any real connection to the private sector in which the rest of America lives. Obama’s father abandoned the family when Obama was a baby, visited once when Obama was 10 and died in a drunken car crash when Obama was about 20. William Blythe, Clintons’ father, died before he was born, also in a drunken car crash. Obama’s father was married 3 times, Blythe four. When a boy is raised by a mother without a father, one frequent result is that the mother is supremely protective (naturally). Her adoration can instill supreme self-confidence while the lack of a father results in a kind of rootlessness.

    These boys grow up to believe themselves destined to change society and to create utopia. Yet they lack the realism and modesty which humanize the effort, particularly in Obama’s case.

  5. Libertarian Advocate

    Balzac: I believe you’ve just described – at least in part – the pathology of Narcissism.

  6. dogwalker

    And I know plenty of males who fit that bill but had fathers around when they were growing up.

  7. Al Dente

    Take away that nice warm, sweet milk tit from a puppy and he cries, cries cries!

  8. Sharing a man of conviction’s hair shirt
    Okay, people, it’s not so bad as all that. Bill Gaston sometimes sacrifices humor to political conviction, but I’ll take this man of conviction any day. Glad I married a guy who knows how to state his position and doesn’t back down from it. – Rozsa Gaston

  9. Wasn’t she disbarred from her law practice or something? Or was that someone else?