One need not look any further than the Big Bag o' Hate Mail to see how freedom of speech no longer exists in this country. Free and open discussion of the issues is essential for a healthy democracy, yet some people still insist on holding me accountable for everything I write. How can we ever engage in a serious debate when all conservatives want to do is argue with me?
Why don't you move to Cuba or Iraq. See how much freedom of speech you'll have there you a__hole. Your nothing but a yellow belly, left wing, traitor. The very idea of you slamming my President. - Doug Boyd
After I sent Doug a polite, friendly reply thanking him for his input, he fired back with the predictible knee-jerk conservative response:
You call me a fascist? that's funny. I'm a Conservative. I believe in the fact that every individual can get out and make something of himself because we have a free enterprise system. Unlike Jane Fonda and the rest of the idiots on the far left, I don't believe in Socialism, I don't believe in Communism, and I don't believe in bashing the President of the United States when we have a real enemy to fight that has proven it wants to destroy us and everything we stand for. Do I agree with our President on everything? No. Conservatives have spent money like Liberals and I'm sick of it. Also, all of the politicians on both sides are spineless when it comes to border control. Surely you and I can agree that the Southern borders must at all cost be shut. The Dems and Republicans are both to afraid to lose the Hispanic vote. The funny thing is most Hispanics don't like being called Mexican and they don't want illegals here.
The future leader of the Republican Party writes:
First of all let me say that I am appauled [sic] by your website. I have never felt more insulted or enraged. To refer to a College Republican group as a "campus hate group" is so outrageous and disrespectful that I actually pity you and all associated. You obviously have no idea of what you speak on, which simply makes you an idiot running off at the mouth. It is a shame that today's modern advances have allowed such incompitent [sic] persons, like yourself, to voice there [sic] opinion to such a large arena. It is unfortunate that many who read your site will not be as well informed as myself and will actually believe the filth that you have dared to print. If you want to blame someone for everything, then you are a fool. No single person, esp. President [sic] Bush, is to blame for everything. If there is any person to which blame should be attributed, it is someone such as yourself. Your sense of anti-patriotism and insolence towards the nation which has cared for you makes me ashamed to think of you as a fellow citizen. It is because of the so named "mass-murderers" in our armed forces that you are now enjoying the luxury of insulting them and their families. I am absolutely positive that there is not a single bone of honor or bravery in your body. You are simply using your site to hide your cowardice and bring down men and women who are much better than you. If you are so disgruntled about the state of the U.S.A., perhaps you should try living in a different country; but, then you wouldn't be able to express your ignorance and disrespect. I suppose that a coward such as yourself wouldn't want to try and print what they felt was true if they had to work for it. I therefore conclude that you are only posting this page because you feel that it is a "cool and moving" thing to do. I would like to see you try and [sic] print such things in a socialist country which you obviously would prefer, until you were there that is. I hope that you seriously reflect on your actions and motives. However, judging from your website, I am sure that you will simply insult me and call me a long list of derrogatory [sic] names. If that is the sort of thing that makes you feel like an important and respected person, then I feel truly sorry for you.
University of Rochester
The University of Rochester...is that a real school, or did they just mail you a diploma for tracing "Blinky" off a matchbook cover? Instead of just repeating everything you hear on Rush Limbaugh, try to form your own opinion for once. It's easy, really. Just turn off the radio,
go to the library, and read a book. And not Rush Limbaugh's book, damn you! Pick up one on American history. I'd recommend A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. There are a lot of big words and no pictures, but it's perhaps the most informative and accurate account of America's bloody history since Schoolhouse Rocks. If you haven't developed a hearty, progressive disgust for your own nation by the time you've finished it, then I'm afraid there is no hope for you.
Sam spent three weeks tearing little words and letters out of Gun's & Ammo to paste together a thinly veiled death threat::
You cant blame bush for anything. he came into office at a bad time. if you could really blame bush for all your liberal horse shit than you are a scumb bag and deserve to be shot. People like you are the lowest people in the world, your lower than homeless crack heads in houston.why do you have to bash bush ?, because he beat yall liberals twice In the president election, or do you just like whineing like all other liberals. my opinion about politics is that liberals will destroy this nation. yall are all a bunch of bitches that got bullied when yall were kids or were poor at one time so you try to save all poor and weak people like your self. If you If you dont have money its your fault and no one elses. Inocent hard working texans have to pay for wet backs to live in our country and your kind of people think it is okay. your an idiot. - Sam
Matt Bell was so consumed with hate, he tied his letter to a brick and tossed it through my living room window. Seventeen floors up.
You must be insane. Referencing the invasion of Europe and how you said that we soiled French soil, if we didnt liberat them, the Nazis would still be in power and you would probaly be in some concentration camp crying like a baby. Show some respect for the men that died for you to get the chance to slander this countries good name. You do know slander is a crime or did they not teach you that in "UC Berkley". You seem to miss the point that Saddam killed thousands of his own people for fun. You are obiously someone who can only follow the rest of the liberals and not think for yourself. You might watch out because you might be under surveillance for your slander against this glorious country that happens to protect people like you who cant work up the nerve to serve. Who knows, you might be better off dead to everyone.
You chickenhawks never cease to astonish me with your cold, heartless cruelty. I don't know how anyone could have anything but complete love and respect for Cindy Sheehan, a grieving mother who lost her only son to an illegal and immoral war for oil. But then again, I was born with the capacity for compassion.
Let's see...we've had "wetbacks", "jane Fonda" and "UC Berkeley". Thus far, the Big Bag o' Hate Mail has been a cornucopia of stock conservative talking points. All we need now is for some right-wing moron to just cut and paste from their favorite hate radio jock word for word.
Right on cue, Tom Guess writes:
You sir are an idiot. I suggest you read the following column and read what REALLY happened at the King funeral. Making Sense By Michael Reagan
In a tear-streaked story in the New York Ti---
Alright, that's far enough. Please, Tom, if you want to be taken seriously, at least send me something by the more intelligent of the Gipper's sons, and the true heir to his beloved father's conservative legacy. His name is Ronald Reagan JUNIOR, for crying out loud! WHY WON'T YOU MORONS WORSHIP HIM LIKE YOU DID HIS DEAD FASCIST NAZI OL' MAN?
But Tom persists with staggering stupidity:
Larry, I see that you rely upon the same old liberal tactic as always. Rather than deal with the FACTS you have to resort to the name calling of Mr. Reagan and or his father. Give me an example from ANY CREDIBLE news source that what Michael Reagan states in his article was false. Oh - that's right you can't - so you better just stick with the nazi comments, bury your head in the sand and stay ignorant. Hey - I hear that Iraq has an open door policy. How about taking your liberal butt over there and see how well you are treated.
You sir, are an Idiot. One only needs to read your assinine quibble for 3 seconds to come to that conclusion. Now do us all a favor and move to Iran. You would fit right in.
Two different letters from two different neocons, and both begin with "You sir, are an idiot". Rush needs to come up with some new material. He also needs to make up his mind. Does he want me to move to Iraq, Iran, or Cuba? Find out and get back to me, will you, Rich? Oh, and GO TO COLLEGE.
Last but not least, my favorite letter out of this whole sordid batch isn't exactly a hate mail...but it's still a hoot:
harry theriault is this you? talked to you a few years back, you did some time with my father, edward trzaska aka crazy eddy lol......
I had no idea why I received this email until I googled "Harry Theriault" and got my own blog as a result. Thanks, Che.
With that, it's time once again to close up Liberal Larry's Big Bag o' Hate Mail.