This dude is the shiznet!! No lie! I just read a blurb on yahoo that he had to issue an apology cuz he said something snarky. R U Kidding ME???!!! He said about liberal special interest groups who plan on running ads against Democrats who don't support healthcare reform as .... "f*^%ng retarded"....
I giggled til I pissed my pants. You go Rahm!!!! It IS fucking retarded!!!! What's even MORE retarded is that a bunch of people got their panties in a twist and became offended. Can you hear the utter distaste that is oozing from my mouth? Really? It seems that people are too thin skinned. Everything offends. So when something or someone offends - whinge. Whinge LOUDLY!!!! Force the person that offended you to offer a completely heartless apology that means nothing. Just so you can go riding off on your high horse pretty good about yourself.
The United States has become a fetid cesspit of whiney self absorbed spineless cowards. Yeah, I said it. What ever happened to the days when if someone said something you didn't like you told them to piss off? (OK, fuck off!) What happened to the days when you said what you meant and you meant what you said - unapologetically? To took ownership of the things you did and said. You stood up tall!! Right. Wrong. Indifferent. You held your ground.
Where and when did it all go wrong? As Ripley said, ..."Did IQs drop sharply while I was away?".... I think they did. It isn't being politically correct. It's more of a knee jerk reaction by the Stepford Police. Any honest conversation or honest assessment is squelched. No thinking allowed here! Not in the USA of the 2000s. Just whinge (wine) about all the wrongs that have been done to you. Blame someone else. Be offended by people who do think and analyze and evaluate and synthesis information. Then publicly. AND LOUDLY!!! climb upon your high horse posturing (and spitting fire, I'm sure) about how you've been wronged and are greatly offended.
I am offended by the behaviour. I am offended by the idiocy and mediocracy. I am offended by the whinging.
So I salute you Rahm Emanuel. For being a "man's man". For having cajones. For saying exactly what's on your mind. It's a shame more people don't aren't like you. And it's a shame they made you apologize for saying something is retarded - especially when what they were doing was, in fact, totally retarded.