Sunday, November 2, 2008

Obama Supporter Mocks the Mentally Ill

Ah, gad, an email from local lunatic "RogersParkPlace" (RPP). He/she/it is one of those people who feels very brave while anonymously lurking and sniping in the comments of blogs and other web sites. If he/she/it had any testicular virility, he/she/it would use his/her/its real name. But that's a distraction. Let's get to the highly amusing email sent to The Bench today: You are officially no longer a journalist. Your insane rantings about Obama have done nothing but prove you have lost touch with reality, will print anything that anyone tells you and will, with any luck, soon be institutionalized. Will it be your first time in such a facility? You know. For a little rest? Now, let's break it down: "You are officially no longer a journalist," he/she/it wrote. News flash: In the United States, there is no official status for journalists, and RogersParkPlace certainly is in no position to grant or revoke such a status even it existed. As an Obama supporter and a Leftist, RogersParkPlace is comfortable with the notion of an official status for journalists and, by extension I suppose, writers in general. This fits well with the way Obama has been intimidating journalists nationwide. "Your insane rantings about Obama have done nothing but prove you have lost touch with reality, will print anything that anyone tells you..." Well, I printed what you told me. (Hmmm, perhaps I am a little bit crazy.) In fact, I don't publish everything I am told about Obama. I have rejected many "news" stories about Obama because, after checking them out, I found them to be untrue or from less than reliable sources. So, RPP, that is untrue. "...and will, with any luck, soon be institutionalized. Will it be your first time in such a facility? You know. For a little rest?" How kind, how compassionate of RPP, a "Liberal," to wish me such a fate. Gee, RPP, I wouldn't wish that on you, and I'm the mean conservative. You seem to be saying that mental illness is to be shunned, mocked, looked down upon. Now, how does that fit with your Liberal world view? It would, by the way, be my first time, but you seem to imply that people who have been institutionalized are bad in some way. Shame on you. Your view fits in with that of the Soviet Union and other places, where dissenters were locked up in mental institutions. Of course, since you are an Obama supporter and a Leftist, that doesn't surprise me. Thanks for your email, Comrade RogersParkPlace. If Obama wins on Tuesday, will you get a job with his new Department of Politically Correct Thought? Now, enjoy this little video: