Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Top Ten Tuesdays: Who are we calling a Nazi?

10) Guy at Subway who only gave us regular amount of olives when we clearly asked for extra olives.

9) Ex-boyfriend who never performed cunnilingus.

8) Ex-girlfriend who never performed fellatio.

7) Dude who took the last bit of crab dip.

6) Bartender who put the shamrock shape on friend’s pint of Guinness but not ours.

5) Store manager who’s all Gestapo about “no shirt, no shoes, no service.”

4) Parents, for revoking driving privileges after they found that rubber in the back seat.

3) Most of the people in the comments section.

2) Old neighbor who talks with a German accent but says he’s from Argentina.

1) Anyone who wants to take the monstrous, unconscionable, homicidal step of allowing poor people to get medical attention without going broke.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) is a HERO!

And Media Matters is awesome. I've added them to the ole blogrool.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

umm, according to Digby, number one has become "...allowing undocumented immigrants to not die through lack of health care."

You're funny and all, B, but that article didn't leave me in a laughing mood.

Snag said...

11) Dogs, and the occasional stranger at the bus stop.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I know I shouldn't.

So know that before I go there.

I'm a humorless (and now sex hater too. See AG/ZRM blog.) feminist.

However, I don't see the joke when the word Nazi comes into play.

It's really hard for me.

Just how I feel.

Please understand.


Brando said...

I do, AG. Actually, what inspired this was noticing a recent flurry of people using "Nazi" a lot and to poke fun at that. I mean, that Media Matters article shows just how ridiculous it's gotten.

Kathleen said...

12) US WWII veterans who vote Democratic.

Churlita said...

When I lived in Alsip as a kid, we really did have a cantankerous neighbor from Austria. All the Irish Catholics on our block used the N word to describe him.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I know what you mean, Brando. It's actually sparked a lot of things in me and I've re-evaluated my very own current and previous usage of how I talked of Adolf Hitler. I am frustrated that people like President Obama because of issues of race, are linked to Hilter, and not because of anything he has actually done.

For as much as they say it's not, it's like women's issues -- they are always embroiled in the patriarchy. The problem is like abortion, if you don't address the real issue, then the behavior becomes OK to argue that abortion is a moral issue when that is hardly the real issue. What happened to the Jews and other marginalized groups of society during the Holocaust is forgotten by those who seek to draw connections to Hilter and Obama. Rather they show Hitler because most people think he's evil, but don't touch upon why people have utter disdain for him. Somewhere between the signs and the lack of education in this segment of society, the loss of the Jews, the disabled, people of color, gays and lesbians, etc. who were placed into concentration camps during WWII, became faceless and forgotten.

I know I am preaching to the choir, but much like the word 'chick', I find it harder and harder to find humor in any of this.

fish said...

This is why I have begun calling everyone Pol Pot.

Mendacious D said...

I guess Godwin's Law is no longer in effect on the internets.

Von said...

HeY! I resemble (RESENT, I meant RESENT!) #3!
heee heee!

Brando said...

I had a very guilty but very audible snicker at Fish's comment.

I completely agree about the overuse of Nazi. For one thing, it's lazy, because Nazism encompasses so much evil, and instead it's used these days to tar some asshole you don't agree with. Calling Pol Pot a Nazi is apt; calling Obama or even Bush a Nazi/Hitler is not.

At the same time, it devalues evil. As much as I think Dick Cheney is one of the most irresponsible, power-hungry, possibly vampiric politicians I've ever seen, he's a sparklepony compared to Hitler and the Nazi leadership.

Which is what infuriates me so much about the right-wing fuckheads using the health care/Nazi comparisons. It's not just wrong, it's dangerous. I mean, doesn't "Glenn Beck Compares Health Care Reform to Nazi Policies" almost sound like an Onion headline? And yet he's not joking at all.

I expected much gnashing and wailing of teeth after the elections, because Republicans are often sore losers. But it's like the unhinged blog conservatism has become the M.O. of real-life conservatism. Rovian political manuevering is despicable, but at least its derived from sheer greed for political power. It's just repackaged dirty tricks. The kind of shit that Beck and Hannity are pushing is different and much worse, the wide-eyed zealotry that we're supposedly fighting in other parts of the world. They're the kind of people who think they'll always win because Jesus is on their side, and if they lose, it must be because the other side is in league with the devil.

Maybe the Mayans are right about 2012, because it's shaping up to be an apocalyptic election.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

As much as I think Dick Cheney is one of the most irresponsible, power-hungry, possibly vampiric politicians I've ever seen, he's a sparklepony compared to Hitler and the Nazi leadership.

To be fair, when Cheney got his Reichstag fire, he plumbed it for all it was worth, too.

If the economic meltdown had been a bit ahead of schedule, he might have pulled off an equivalent level of evil. Not for lack of ambition, is what I'm saying.

And now he is aiming his daughter to complete what he was unable to.

There are always Two Siths.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We didn't start the Reichstag Fire

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Under AG's category of not funny:


almostinfamous said...

methinks Fish just returned from a holiday in cambodia?

"But it's like the unhinged blog conservatism has become the M.O. of real-life conservatism."

well you reap what you sow. they're starting to believe the BS that they created... and to be honest, it's not like they're that popular, they just have the control of the media that makes it that much harder to ignore.

also a bit off topic, if the democratic leadership had even one vertebra amidst all of them, B.O included - they would scuttle the 636BILLION dollar blowjob they gave to the pentagon and spend that money on getting some motherfuckers a goddamn job that DOESN't involve killing brown people!

blue girl said...

LOL @ This is why I have begun calling everyone Pol Pot.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

BG is Leona Helmsley....

fish said...

Quote from Billmon:

I guess I'll stop comparing these assholes to the Nazis when they stop acting like Nazis.