My Baloney Has a First Name, My Ideology Does Not

Last night I was surprised to learn that I am a famous right-winger. Just when you think you know yourself, you find out you’re a totally different person.

First of all, I am not famous. I’m not even infamous. I am a small frog in a very large pond. Millions and millions of people are blissfully unaware of my existence. I’m okay with that, even though I wouldn’t mind being famous.

On the other hand, I don’t want to be a right-winger. Which is good because I’m NOT a right-winger. My ideology has no name and cannot be located on a left/right axis. I peeked behind the curtain, and what I saw there freed my mind.

My peek behind the curtain began in 2008, but it took a few years for that new knowledge to percolate into my thoughts and perceptions. In 2008 I was proud to call myself a liberal Democrat. These days I want nothing to do with those two labels. Nor do I want to have anything to do with any other labels.

I’m not going to define my ideology for the same reason I didn’t give it a name. And to be honest, I’m not sure I could define it. Maybe one day if I can come up with a simple definition for it I will give my ideology a name. But if I do it will be a made-up name like “Flendarism.”

I am very tired but I can’t sleep because I am also in a lot of pain. I’m gonna go lay in bed and try to stop hurting long enough to fall asleep.


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97 Responses to My Baloney Has a First Name, My Ideology Does Not

  1. votermom says:

    Hope you feel better, klown.

    RD probably misses you and wishes you would recant and grovel back or something.

    • Jadzia says:

      And what’s sad is that THE ACTUAL POST reminded me of how good her blog used to be. I only got through about 3 comments, though.

      • 1539days says:

        It’s kind of hilarious that RD is so outraged that she used to pay a LOT of taxes and can’t get a subsidy now that she makes less, that she won’t go on Medicaid because the government would take her stuff to pay for medical bills and that the government can’t keep a consistent set of prices for health care.

        Yet, somehow she considers herself a big government liberal.

        • The Klown says:

          The disconnect on the Left would be funny if it wasn’t so . . . who am I kidding, it’s hilarious.

          There is no group more distrustful of government than big-government liberals.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Sorry for your pain myiq, did the dishwasher win ? Feel better. In the meantime, here’s a great video of the Cavalry arriving at the Bundy Ranch. The original is on the TCH page, better quality since this looks like someone youtubed it from the screen, but I couldn’t figure out how to get the code to work on WP.

    • votermom says:

      Wow. There is something so American about seeing that … awesome.

    • helenk3 says:

      that is just so awesome. the real America

    • swanspirit says:

      Ok that was awesome!!!!!

    • WMCB says:

      Dana Loesch has a ranching family, so is doing a good job of explaining the ins and outs of this case. Some are trying to push the idea that BLM moved in because he “owed them” back grazing fees, like having rent in arears. Wrong. His non-payment of fees was in itself a protest of them abusing their authority, trying to throw his cattle off the land, which was already happening before he stopped paying.

      Ranchers do not pay a grazing fee like “rent”. Bundy OWNS forage and water rights there, and has since the 1880’s. The BLM fees were supposed to be just for the feds to “manage” the vast swathes of land. It WAS NOT ever intended to be “rent” that gave him right to graze. His family owns that outright. For those not familiar with how water or forage or mineral rights work re: land, it can be confusing. You can outright own a right to something on or in the land, while not “owning” the land itself. You can also “own” land, but NOT own the right to the water/minerals.

      City people don’t get how this all works, but it’s very common in ranching/farming/mining areas.

      • 1539days says:

        From your explanation, the only things the feds had a right to do was to stop “managing” his land if he stopped paying the fees, not take it from him.

        • WMCB says:

          The problem is that the feds have over the years taken their original charter to “manage” lands as carte blanche to do whatever they want – including kicking ranchers off and leasing it to the Chinese, whatever.

          The law is murky here, because like with most stuff, the govt will expand and twist the original intent to do whatever the fuck they want. Most of the “federal” lands in the west were only INTENDED to be under fed control so long as those were territories, not states. The laws were written with the INTENT that once a territory became a state, the feds bowed out (other than for military bases, post offices, etc) and the STATE now owned/controlled what was inside their borders. But the feds have a nasty habit of saying:

          “Surprise!! You know that law that you let us pass because we assured you it only meant X? Well, now we’ve decided (years down the road) that it also means Y and Z and Q if we feel like it.”

          So now, people doing the same damn thing they have done for 5 generations are suddenly “lawbreakers”, because the law now means whatever the feds say it means.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Toure Neblett gets a pounding on Twitchy, that always starts my day off good……

  4. elliesmom says:

    We live in a binary world today. If you aren’t one thing, you must be the other. If you aren’t oppressed, you must be the oppressor. If you aren’t poor, you must be stealing from them. If you don’t support gay marriage, you are homophobic. If you don’t support strict gun control, you want it to be legal to shoot anyone who looks at you the wrong way. If you think ObamaCare isn’t working, you want to leave people to die. If you aren’t a liberal left wing nut, you must be a conservative right wing nut. There is no room for anyone to be in middle anymore, and yet that’s where the majority of the people in this country are. The people left behind at that place are wandering around looking for a tribe to join so they can figure who the “other” is for them while some of us have decided there is no group that is completely “other” to us. Unfortunately, when we go to the polls, it is ultimately a binary choice. We can vote for a candidate or against a candidate. A third party vote is almost always a vote against the candidate your tribe chooses. People in the “middle” hardly ever vote third party. What third party candidate has ever represented the “middle”? The good news is the people in the middle are gaining ground in spite of everything. Candidates are beginning to have to sell themselves irrespective of the tribe they belong to. When we figure out how to clean up the election process, we’ll get our country back. That has become more important to me than seeing a woman elected president, and that says a lot.

    • helenk3 says:


    • WMCB says:

      Honk X 100000.

    • Jadzia says:

      Seriously. I just got one of the nastiest FB messages ever from somebody who was once my BFF. Like we have known each other for almost 30 years. My crime? Mentioning that my 8-year-old is LOVING that “Cosmos” program on Fox (which we can get over the Internet here) but that I was a leeeeetle bit concerned about what his attitude was going to be like at catechism next week. (Episode 1 was a bit heavy on the Bruno the Martyr story.) Apparently I am the wicked witch of the hypocrites for “educating” my child on Friday and “brainwashing” him on Saturday. Niiiiiiice. UNFOLLOW. (But not until after I tell her my REAL political views. May the bridges I burn be seen far and wide….)

      • 1539days says:

        That’s why I’m not surprised at the “overwhelming” number of scientists who agree with liberal ideology. Imagine your FB friend was your boss and do the math.

        • Jadzia says:

          She barely graduated from high school, so that’s not gonna happen. Now, I’ve met plenty of overeducated idiots, don’t get me wrong, but this particular person is not exactly an intellectual giant, which is probably why I am so irritated about her damn high horse.

      • WMCB says:

        The biggest difference/change I’ve seen on the left is that they are no longer just disagreeing over what people do, or what govt does. They are taking issue with what people say or even THINK, and seem determined for there to be absolute control of that – no “heresy” allowed.

        What’s weird about it is that people like your friend, who would be the first to point out the historic “abuses” of religion, have no self-awareness that their OWN behavior is markedly puritanical, fear-of-evil based, and religious re: their ideology. They demand utter obesiance. Sorry, that’s not my bag. Never has been.

        • Jadzia says:

          I KNOW! Who am I hurting sending my kid to catechism? I’ve never breathed a WHISPER of disapproval over her atheism, because you know what? I’ve got none. I don’t want to get all “Christians are so persecuted” (bc it’s not true), but it is VERY educational (and depressing) to just listen and keep your mouth shut in a room full of people who erroneously believe that everybody is in agreement.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Explaining my ideology really eats up my 140 characters on twitter. I tend to point out that ” I’m-a-former-Dem-now-independent-not-a-Repub…” Leaves little space to make a brilliant comment after that. 😉 Of course those who disagree with me seem to check my “former Dem” profile and still convinced I’m a right-wing-nut-job, and of course, racist.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    To prove my point, someone just added me to a list of Twitter Assholes ???? How do get off it? My only option was to edit my profile? Should I report this diva person ?

  7. 49erDweet says:

    I’m so ashamed! I never was a Dem and I voted against several ‘Pubs, so I’m apparently The Problem. I suppose I’m a conservative racist, but don’t tell my biracial grandkids, or they’ll bust a gut laughing at you.

    • Jadzia says:

      I’m apparently a conservative racist notwithstanding the fact that I was a minority in almost every neighborhood I (chose to) live in as an adult (I’m white) … until I moved to the Progressive, Smug, and Better-Than-You Pacific Northwest and didn’t see an African American for … a disturbingly long period of time. My department in rural France is more racially and culturally diverse than that place was.

      • WMCB says:

        When I moved to a large city, after spending most of my life in a small South Carolina town (about 20,000 people), the segregation struck me as WEIRD. It felt utterly bizarre to me to not be just surrounded by a 30% black population as I’d always been. It was actually uncomfortable.

        I have lived side-by-side with, worked with, socialized with, and generally truly INTEGRATED with more black and brown people than most of the pontificating urban Left ever will. Unlike them, I never lived in lily white neighborhoods (with a few Hahvahd blacks thrown in for tokens.) And I’m not an exception, I’m normal for a blue-collar or middle class gal in smaller southern towns.

        • Jadzia says:

          Seriously. You have no idea what a culture shock Eugene, Oregon, was after living and working in Chicago.

          • WMCB says:

            Maybe we ought to pull the STFU card on them for a change. Unless you have lived for at least 10 years in an area where you went to school, lived next door, worked, shopped, dined, played sports, drank, etc, DAILY, with AT LEAST a 20% black population, you have to shut up about race relations, because you seriously know jack shit about it.

          • The Klown says:

            I understand the trials and tribulations of the black man because my freshman year college roommate was a black guy from Santa Monica and I once dated a biracial chick.


          • WMCB says:

            And BTW, it is their lack of exposure to real live black people from ALL walks of life (not just Hahvahd) that makes them such morons about making excuses for the entire race.

            Where I’m from, the black people themselves can tell you in a skinny minute which ones of “their own” are no-account ignorant shitheads. Where I’m from, there are enough real live black people around that it’s pretty obvious that just like the rest of us they are perfectly capable of being good, evil, productive, lazy, good people or awful people, etc. The gamut is the same. It would never occur to people who actually LIVED around a good number of “minorities” that this wasn’t the case, that kid gloves needed to be donned for the poor noble oppressed. You should hear the scathing comments I’ve heard from solid, productive, middle-class older black women on the trashiness of those drug-dealing black “youths” over there. They’ll tell you in a hot second that they are scum, don’t lump me with them.

            This whole bullshit of viewing all blacks through some weird filter of “compassionate patronage” is freaky weird to both white people who’ve LIVED with black people, and to many black people themselves. Because we live in the real world, not some political construct. Where people of all colors are good, bad, and in between.

          • 49erDweet says:

            That was supposed to be a secret! Rev. Al’s gonna be ticked at you for spilling the beans.

        • DandyTIger says:

          Yep, pretty much the same experience for me in the rural south. I learned about segregated lilly white life when I moved to the SF bay area.

          • The Klown says:

            People up nawth and out west don’t realize how many black people live in the South. (Hint: most of them)

          • WMCB says:

            If people in the south hadn’t pretty much figured out how to get along, we’d have constant race war down here. Because there are just too many of both races. Another little known fact: MOST of the mixed race folks are in the south as well. Because, well, we figured this shit out a LONG time ago, by necessity. Forced into proximity by circumstance and demographics, we had to get along or be very very VERY uncomfortable. We chose to figure it out. How to both blend and also leave each other the hell alone when necessary. Both be friends and also give each other space and not force stuff or make everything a racial standoff. There’s some leeway on all sides. Don’t push each other – just let it be and folks will figure it out an adapt and change and intermarry and mostly get along eventually.

            The south is a much more integrated place than many other “more enlightened” spots of the USA, because it has HAD to be. Anyone who has lived there knows that.

  8. 49erDweet says:

    Trying to wrap my mind around “high speed chase” and “donut truck”. The visuals! They burn!

    • swanspirit says:

      I have one visual, where someone in the back of the truck throws boxes of donuts out in front of the cops to make them stop and pick them up ; it slows down the cops , and the donut truck thieves make their escape by changing their vehicle to a milk truck .

  9. DandyTIger says:

    I still remember many years ago someone asked Ralph Nader why he wasn’t a Democrat. He and couple of staff had a big belly laugh at the idea. I didn’t get it at the time. I thought, he’s liberal and fighting for safety and liberties, sounds like a Democrat to me. Was I ever wrong. And he was right. There is nothing about either party that’s for civil liberties, for equal rights or opportunities, etc., etc. And if you fall for the “other” party is evil, so vote for best you can get from your party, you’re an idiot. Neither party is on your side. Period.

    • The Klown says:

      Right now it is mostly the Republicans saying the things I want to hear, but I have no illusions. 10 years ago it was the GOP that was the problem and the Democrats were the ones saying all the right things.

      • DandyTIger says:

        Yep. I figure until something else changes, or we have a bigger economic meltdown, the best we can do is mess with them by helping the pendulum swing far and wide. Keep switching them back and forth.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Back in the day I kinda went from hippie to Nader Raider. I do remember the 2000 election when he got 15% of the vote and was blamed for Bush’s win by a couple of hanging chads. His reply was if your candidate can’t win by 20% of the vote, everybody loses. I really don’t think those Nader voters would have voted at all for a Bush or a Gore.

  10. The Klown says:

    There are two main things that bother me about today’s Left – the dishonesty and the hate.

  11. helenk3 says:

    just watched Media Buzz on Fox. they had an interview with Sheryl Akissison. when the video becomes available it is worth watching

  12. helenk3 says:

    From my first vote for JFK until 2008 I was a democrat. In 2008 when I read about backtrack and bomber billy ayres and the rev god damn America wright, I knew I could never vote for the democratic candidate. I have watched the party I did believe in turn in to a mockery of everything that America stands for. I doubt that I will ever vote democratic again.
    I never did have a lot of faith in the republican party, but I do believe that they are loyal to this country, that is more than today’s democratic party.
    So now I am a very proud independent and will stay that way for the rest of my life.
    I really do wish there was a third party that upholds the ideal of America. I think more people are ready for that then the pols realise.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Dittos. I’m just afraid the Republicans are so darn divided (establishment v. whackobirds and Sarah), the Dems might win by default in ’14 and ’16. The GOP has a history of losing elections this way.

      • 49erDweet says:

        That will happen in some races, dadburnit! Others will have enough TP influence to bring in new, hopefully more honest, blood.
        The big test will come in early 2015 as the chambers reorganize. If leadership roles go to fresher blood, 2016 should meet our expectations. But if the same tired faces are returned to their roles we are in a heap of hurt.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      SAME HERE. ;0

    • helenk3 says:

      the disrespect towards America is something I can not ever forgive the democratic party for. look who they put in place and the damage done by backtrack, harry reid and others

  13. DandyTIger says:

    Getting ready for the midterms:

  14. DandyTIger says:

    Local guy has a birthday today. Happy 271 Thomas Jefferson.

  15. foxyladi14 says:

    One of the great ones. 🙂

  16. mothy67 says:

    I think Dress for Success is a brilliant program and have known many women who contributed. Why are they not branded ray cist for saying this is how you look when you go to work but telling a kid to pull his pants up is culturally insensitive?

  17. The Klown says:

    While doing routine chores or driving by myself I often “write” posts in my head. Lately I seem to be running into an interface problem when I try to transfer the post from my head to the blog. It is not a computer or software glitch, it is a PEBCAK error.

  18. The Klown says:

    Watching The Heat with Sandra Bullock*. Melissa McCarthy, talking to an albino: “Are you okay? You look pale.”

    *I’m not watching it WITH her, she’s in the movie.

  19. The Klown says:

    I’m gonna lay down to take a nap. As soon as I doze off the phone will ring from my mom calling me to say my BIL finally showed up.

  20. r u reddy says:

    The Marshall thread comments appear to be closed. So . . Marshall is not smart. Ocare will remain the law regardless. The Overclass worked too hard to get Ocare passed to let ANYone repeal it and no one will. If the Rs take all elective branches, they will purify it along Heritage lines, just as the Obama conspirators teed it up for them to do all along.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Sadly, you’re probably right. The uniparty establishment does what it wants to do, then gets the peasants to fight amongst themselves so they don’t notice the man behind the curtain. Quite a system. Just look at people at RD’s site saying myiq is a right-winger. QED.

      • The Klown says:

        What happened in 2008 was like the split between the Catholic and Greek/Eastern Orthodox churches. Both sides of the split consider themselves the True Keepers of the Flame.

        I committed heresy by questioning the flame. TCH is like the Illuminati – Enlightenment thinkers who looked behind the curtain.

  21. helenk3 says:

    more on the bundy standoff. make sure to read the comments

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  24. helenk3 says:

    I hope this works. it should be hung up in every workplace

  25. mothy67 says:

    Have you ever seen the video for Allentown by Billy Joel? Homoerotic would be an understatement. Guy in tighty boxer briefs literally flaming. I was never a big fan but did like The Stranger and Matter of Trust. I leave a song/video on the computer for little one every morning and was going for Don’t Go Changing when I stumbled on Allentown. Strikes me as bizarre. I think it was either Playdo or So I got Crabs or some other geek phlebotomist who wrote that an artist is taken over by forces outside of himself/herself and explains the world. Don’t know about that but this video about a broken struggling steel town with all kinds of male hugging gives me pause

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