Don’t Bash My Home

With the 2012 presidential election coming up, there has been an incredible amount of mudslinging from both sides of the American political spectrum. The Democrats have been coming up with clever ways to label forcing a redistribution of wealth, and have an unorganized and currently irrelevant occupy movement that has yet to inspire anyone to actually DO anything in terms of discourse. Conversely, the Republicans are dead set on making sure the world knows Obama and Marx are synonymous names as far as political positions are concerned and the Tea Party movement has somehow managed to convince half the public that they are the “freedom” party without realizing the hypocrisy that is telling people how to live their lives based on a book that not everyone reads.

Both camps are very determined to make sure that the world knows their candidate of choice for the presidency will provide the answer America needs for all of their difficult questions, meanwhile demonizing the utter shit out of the other party’s poster boy. Folks, I’m not about to tell you I’m pissed off about all of this. All of this is to be absolutely expected during an election year and I enjoy the fodder it provides for comedic analysis. However, I AM The Dapper Dipper, and I certainly AM pissed about something. The thing that keeps continuously annoying me is not the run-of-the-mill trash talking between candidates, the onslaught of pointless four second misinterpreted sound-bites, or even the wave of uneducated voters that have popped up more recently in the electorate. No, the thing I have a problem with is the irreverence everyone seems to have when they decide to go shit-talking AMERICA.

I’m sure if you are a staunch party voter in either the Republican or Democratic voter pool, you are waiting for me to start pointing the finger at the other party like you probably would…but I’m not going to do that. I’m pointing my finger at all of you people that decided to put your political affiliation over your dedication to this country as a citizen. Apparently, a lot of you have forgotten you’re an AMERICAN first and a party voter second. If you have no idea what I am talking about, let me enlighten you.

Democrats, I guess I didn’t think much of your Occupy Wall Street movement at first, and I guess that was somewhat foolish of me. You are absolutely right; OWS has gotten me to really think about a lot of things I had never really considered. One of those things would have to be the degree of disrespect shown by the trendy left when it comes to my country. People ditching work to go protest people working their asses off in a market that is going down the shitter is the opposite of what is going to make this country better. How easy it is to make broad generalizations about how the “system” is broken and needs to be “changed” without offering any semblance of a solution. You honestly think America is broken? Take that sentiment home to your house in Queens that you somehow have managed to afford despite the fact you have taken a day off work to complain about how awful this country has become. Never mind that our poorest people live like kings compared to the poorest in other countries. America is BROKEN. You’re right; the country that provides you the rights to tell it how awful it is to its face and offers you the protection to do so via its constitution is broken. Have fun complaining about the market while you do nothing on the side of the road to fix it.

Republicans, you aren’t getting off easy here either. I know some of you are really pissed off about Obama and the job he is doing. You have every right to, just like the Occupiers have every right to be ungrateful, useless little shits. But livid is not even an appropriate amount of angry to describe how I feel when I hear remarks about how some of you wish Obama was no longer president. I don’t mean removal by losing an election; I mean people honestly wish the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA would be assassinated. Think about that. Regardless of what party you support, or what convictions you have; if you live in America, the president is YOUR president. I don’t care how much you disagree with him, how little you like his policies, or how fucking blatantly racist you pretend to be to convince people you’re a real southerner (which is pathetic). If you wish ill will on the face of our nation, how dare you call yourself a patriot. Does no one remember the national tragedy that was JFK’s assassination? It was a terrible and traumatizing day for Democrats and Republicans. Democrats weren’t upset that a Democratic president was assassinated; they were upset an AMERICAN president was assassinated. Republicans weren’t rejoicing; they were mourning the fact that our commander in chief had been taken from us. So, explain to me how wishing death upon the leader of our nation is supposed to make you seem more American again.

The point I’m trying to make is that we are American first, above and beyond anything else. We are allowed to disagree on our political views. It’s actually encouraged. But it should never make you disrespect the country that you live in and call home. To hear people say that my country is broken, and that my president should be assassinated, makes my red, white, and blue blood boil something hot. MY country is not broken, and regardless of how I register, the president will always be MY president as long as I am an American. The problem here isn’t this beautiful place that gives us so much. The problem is the spoiled people who take so much for granted, on both sides.

  1. Jerry Fratdusky

    I used to be mad when people bashed our president too, until the last one came in. There’s nothing wrong about wishing death on a communist who advocates reverse racism and promotes leaders like Al Sharpton and Touré.

    12 years ago at 11:06 am
    1. PIKEpledge

      ^^ Jerry you are right. That’s like saying it would’ve been bad for a German to assassinate hitler just because he was the “leader”. Not to compare hitler to Obama. But if Obama was assassinated you’d get someone that cannot complete a sentence, Joe Biden. Mitt Romney 2012. Let’s send this Marxist back to Africa where hopefully a wild lion will assassinate him.

      12 years ago at 11:23 am
    2. anon7472974648

      Just to clarify, where in the increase from a 36-39% tax rate is the treason? Is 37% okay, but 38% treasonous?

      Though, I gotta say it was pretty treasonous when he authorized the Seal 6 raid that killed OBL. And let’s not forget the treason that this secret Muslim who goes to an anti-American Christian Church has committed by pushing an atheistic, secular-progressive agenda. And who can forget how he is conspiring to bring down the American government, while simultaneously he is so incompetent that he hasn’t accomplished a single thing since he got into office. Treason!

      It’s people like you guys who are causing a ton of people to leave the GOP out of embarrassment.

      12 years ago at 1:34 pm
    3. SinkPuttsPeeInButts

      ^ I hope you were wearing your dick sucking boots when you wrote this.

      12 years ago at 3:49 pm
    4. Jerry Fratdusky

      JParks, I respect what you’re saying, but raising taxes on the group of people that invest and innovate won’t help anything. Government spending is the problem. And my problems are more with his socialist ideology and his promotions of reverse racism. There’s no need for a president to bait young hippies to vote for him by promising college loan repayments and shit. Back when America was great and the undisputed power people would either save up money for college by working full time or serve their country and get the GI Bill. Now we have a bunch of idiots with liberal arts degrees in “opinion-making” that feel entitled to great jobs, and they are now seeking wealth re-distribution and government handouts. The problem with socialism and wealth re-distribution is what happens when you run out of other peoples money to handout? That’s the problems that Greece, Spain, and other countries are now facing. People don’t sacrifice in this country anymore, and all liberals do is covet and want what hardworking conservative people have. If you’re supporting him this fervently you must be a New Black Panther, because he’s a racist fuck.

      12 years ago at 4:11 pm
    5. anon7472974648

      No, I get where you’re coming from, man, and like I’ve said on here a few times, I’m no Democrat…I’m pulling for a Paul Ryan ticket next election. I just don’t see how returning tax rates to what they were under the Clinton years is somehow socialist in the sense that word is used in political rhetoric. Misguided, sure, but people use that kind of language to play on people’s emotions, rather than describe what’s really going on.

      12 years ago at 4:24 pm
    6. Fratasuar

      Fratdusky, you can’t be a troll and be serious, I demand a little boy joke. But I agree, and Jparks, please don’t give Obama credit for the Osama killing, it wasn’t Bush’s victory either, just an American victory.

      12 years ago at 6:01 pm
    7. Mashholder Stu

      absolutely none of you on this column can talk about the good old days, when people “saved up for college or went to go serve in the military.” Your parents have paid for your education. You’ve never even had to consider serving. Be glad that your parents afforded you this opportunity, but don’t talk about the good old days like it was something you were a part of.

      12 years ago at 10:15 pm
    8. Mashholder Stu

      by the way, its always been the rich that traditionally go to college. Theres never been a time when the majority of people going to college, were there because they had “saved up for it.” Sure, there was people who had taken out loans and were the first in their family to go to college, but the ratio of the rich and the poor going to college, isn’t that different in todays world- and people have always been getting liberal arts degrees? I honestly don’t think its the people getting liberal arts degrees that are ruining this County. Its the destruction of the middle class.

      12 years ago at 10:20 pm
    9. AGR1581

      ^^You sir are an idiot are you really going let Obama take credit for the killing of UBL (which by the way is no longer OBL due to Osama sounding like Obama) that credit goes to the American heroes who are always unsung by idiots like you. Also get your facts straight Obama wasn’t even in the room until 20 mins before the assassination occurred. Do you know where he was? PLAYING GOLF.

      On a side note when Obama golfs it is NF.

      12 years ago at 11:27 pm
    10. AGR1581

      Sorry. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^* that’s 13 so pointing at the idiot who is saying Obama isn’t treasonous.

      12 years ago at 11:31 pm
    11. Jerry Fratdusky

      Masholder, my college was paid for by scholarships from the Honors College at my University. My parents haven’t paid shit for my college. My father, grandfather, and all my uncles went to college courtesy of the GI Bill. College is supposed to be an honor for the smartest and people that can afford it. Not for every fuck with an opinion getting degrees in Sociology and Womens Studies and shit like that.

      And Fratasaur, I’m like a Tortoise, I get there before the Hare.

      12 years ago at 11:35 pm
    12. AGR1581

      Mashholder Stu,
      You can shut the fuck up too. I will be serving my country in the United States Air Force a whole two days after I graduate because my parents aren’t paying for my college the Air Force is so I will have to pay it back somehow, if that means my life then it is great to know that I will have died for a bunch of good-for-nothing’s like yourself.

      12 years ago at 11:37 pm
    13. Geordi La Frat

      Obama is a racist? So he only likes humans and not any other races? How dare he?

      *Pro legalization of same-sex marriage. (Any argument against such is rediculous.)
      *Pro choice.
      *Pro the wealthy paying their fair share in taxes like Reagan said:
      *Pro legalization and taxation of marijuana. (I don’t smoke, but it is certainly a cash crop. We also need to stop filling the prison system with these people.)
      *Pro seperation of church and state.
      *Pro a smaller federal government. (The GOP has this right.)
      *No war.
      *Drill Baby Drill. (If we have the oil, we might as well use it. We DO need to start seriously working on alternitive, renewable energy sources though. Drilling is not a long-term solution.)
      *Ron Paul’s got the right idea for most issues of foreign policy.
      *Pro tax payer funded education from 1-12 grades. (Sean Hannity believes education should be all private sector, I don’t have time to explain what a stupid idea that is.)
      *I’m not an Israeli, I’m an American. So why then am I supposed to give a damn about Israel’s national security?
      *Pro America leading the way into the 21st century. ‘MERICA!

      12 years ago at 11:42 pm
    14. anon7472974648

      ^^ Haha, if you’re talking about the story I heard about what Runkle actually said, well played.

      12 years ago at 11:47 pm
    15. Jerry Fratdusky

      Stu, scholarships covered my tuition, and the Army is picking up the few loans I had.

      Geordi LaBlackMan, when he said his son could have been Treyvon he incited the NewBlackPanthers even more. Anyone them or Al Sharpton endorses isn’t the man I want representing me.

      And Fratasuar, I’m just depressed, I got excited earlier cause Wal-Mart had a boys pants half-off special, but it was just a sale, no boys had their pants off 🙁

      12 years ago at 11:52 pm
    16. Mashholder Stu

      ^^^^I’m glad you’re paying your own way for college. Just to let you know you’re on a website with people who like to send people like you into foreign Countries so you can jack up the price of oil and send their Daddys stock soaring. Be happy that you’re serving for a Nation that lets others do the dirty work for them. NF.

      12 years ago at 11:54 pm
    17. Mashholder Stu

      Its all backwards really,being frat means being entitled, and letting others do the work for you, because you’re above it. Yet, a fraternity gentleman is supposed to be a better citizen then those around him, yet he makes America into a modern day aristocracy. Theres one for your heads.

      12 years ago at 11:57 pm
    18. Jerry Fratdusky

      Mashholder, go back to MSNBC blogs. Geordi, he is inciting reverse racism everywhere. He is a race baiter.

      12 years ago at 12:08 am
    19. Frayvon Martin

      Obama is today’s Mao Zedong, and I honestly wouldn’t care if he was knocked off. Biden gives zero fucks. That works for me. Fratdusky is right, anyone that the BlackPanthers support isn’t someone I want in office.

      12 years ago at 12:12 am
    20. Mashholder Stu

      Wait, so Obama doesn’t wanna give tax cuts to the rich who don’t need them, so he’s racist? The trickle down theory doesn’t work people. But to call Obama a reverse racist sounds like something on the rush limbaugh show. ^^Fratdusky, Fox news is calling.

      12 years ago at 12:14 am
      1. TauPhiDelta1897

        Stu, when did anyone ever make the statement that because Obama doesn’t want to give tax cuts to the rich he’s racist. Now you’re just being ignorant. And obviously trickle down doesn’t work, because none of these lazy liberal fucks want to work for jobs that they deem “beneath them”. They feel entitled to better jobs so they don’t get them, and then complain that they don’t have equal opportunities and in turn ask for help from the government and the wealthy. You know, the people who didn’t bitch about it and worked their way up to a good position. Now don’t get me wrong, the people who don’t earn it and corrupt need to go, but the percent that are like that is extremely low.

        12 years ago at 5:48 am
    21. phi_phi 1868

      JParks how about when he assassinated an American citizen with a drone strike without a trial?

      12 years ago at 10:19 am
    22. Mashholder Stu

      ^^wait, but the illegal immigrants aren’t afraid to take the bottom of the barrel jobs, but all the conservatives want them out?

      12 years ago at 10:44 am
    23. AGR1581

      Are you implying that we are fighting for oil? If so you have no concept of what is actually happening. We’re we fighting in WWII so that we could gain territory and resources? Because if I remember correctly we joined the day after Pearl Harbor 7 Dec 41. Just like we were attacked again on 11 Sep 01. If someone came up and punched you in the face, I bet you are the kind of pussy that would sit there and let him do it. But Bush and I are the kind of people that don’t take shit and feel like fighting back.

      12 years ago at 11:47 am
    24. Mashholder Stu

      ^lol BUSH! he was too scared to go fight so he had his Dad make sure he was stationed at a defunct airbase in Alabama. He was a pussay. McCain was the real deal.

      12 years ago at 12:14 pm
    25. Mashholder Stu

      ^^and if you’re so adamant about fighting back, then go join the fucking army, and stop pretending you’re patriotic when you’ve done as much military time as the next guy, and have therefore, showed just as much love for America as the next guy.

      12 years ago at 12:16 pm
    26. TakeALap

      If you think we are fighting the war because of revenge, then you are a fucking idiot. This world revolves around money. The government keeps us in war, because there are billions and billions of dollars to be made from it. Our government doesn’t give 2 shits sacrificing the lives of a few 19 year old men to make billions of dollars. You should really start researching more before you make stupid claims about the war. It’s been almost 11 years since 9/11. If it wasn’t about the money, we would already be out by now.

      12 years ago at 12:30 pm
    27. BrigadierFrat

      Stu is trolling. Don’t let his inflammatory comments get the best of you. Thanks for the ideas though, Stu. Being in a fraternity shouldn’t be a contradiction. Being entitled and knowing how to control your power for economic growth is FaF. After all, the families that we come from are the ones that pay the lobbyists to sway the politicians. America’s blood is on our hands for doing such a shitty job. If we really wanted to fix America, we have to do a better job at making the puppets dance.
      On another note, Obama is clearly a racist. His autobiography is riddled with indicators and red flags that nobody gave two shits worth of inquiry. Anybody that says otherwise needs to read his autobiography and take a hard look in the mirror. He has been apologetic to the world and submissive since he took office. His interest in petty affairs is extremely unpresidential and his general lack of respect for the position is infuriating to say the least. He is a sensationalist demonizer and is great at pushing the buttons of conservatives and republicans alike. However He is everything America needed. Now that we’re awake, it’s time to be the leaders that future generations look back at and say “I remember the good ol’ days when my dad fixed problems like a man, instead of pointing fingers and crying like a bitch.” It’s better to be full of solutions instead of excuses and bullshit.

      12 years ago at 2:28 pm
    28. AGR1581

      Stu has stuck his head up his ass again. Instead of telling me that I should join the Army if I want to fight, pay attention to what I said. I am already sworn in, the Air Force is paying for my college so I can serve when I graduate I get my commission two days after graduation and leave for my first duty assignment right after, maybe even the next day. Also, get your facts straight the controversy behind Bush was cleared up, he joined the ANG and was never sent active, it has nothing to do with his father, he wanted to apply to go active but lacked the necessary hours as his superior O-5 stated.
      To whoever used the clip about Reagan wanting the rich to pay more taxes that is wrong he introduced tax cuts while simultaneously lowering government spending, in his eight years he ended with a whopping 17 million created jobs.

      12 years ago at 11:18 pm
    29. FrattingTopic

      ^^ I love Reagan, guy’s my favorite president and all but to say he lowered spending is a joke. This was the guy that ‘never met a weapon system he didn’t love.’ he dramatically raised defense spending and that is the ONLY reason he didn’t balance the budget. Frat on, sir.

      12 years ago at 9:16 am
    1. Fratrick Swayze 1856

      DapperDipper sounds like an absolute pussy. Quit walking the line and pick a side you fucking nancy.

      12 years ago at 3:51 pm
    2. Fratrick Swayze 1856

      Bullshit. All TFM-posturing aside, if you think that today’s democratic party, and the Obama administration in particular, is doing anything in the interest of America, your a fucking retard. That porch monkey has done nothing but further his own self interests, and those of his inner circle.

      12 years ago at 4:56 pm
    3. Tit for Frat

      ^^^While I completely agree, the other major alternative is no better. The establishment Republican Party is nothing but a bunch of blow-hard baby boomers who have always gotten their way because their parents earned it for them on the battlefields of WWII. They are a generation of Republicans whose ideology is based primarily on fear – fear of communism, terrorism, or whatever -ism they want to come up with next.

      As a new breed of American, I can safely say that I cannot and will not make decisions based on fear and fear alone. I will make political decisions solely on the basis of principle – I cannot in good conscience give my tax money or support to either the socialist circle that holds power at present, or the military-industrial circle that seeks to gain it again. Fear is the mechanism by which the weak make their decisions. Honor is the mechanism of the strong.

      However, don’t get me wrong when it comes to the military – I believe America should have the largest, best-trained, and most technologically sophisticated military in the entire world, and I have immense respect for the honorable men and women comprising our armed forces. That being said, I believe Teddy Roosevelt hit the nail on the head when it comes to general military strategy. We ought to speak softly and carry the biggest fucking stick history has ever seen.

      America is built on freedom. Freedom to do as you please provided you don’t fuck it up for someone else, and freedom to deal with other men in the fairest of arenas – with no one stepping in to prop up either side. It is this principle – liberty – which above all else has caused American success. In a society where liberty is king, he who is best wins. He who is right is acknowledged as such. Asses are kicked, not kissed.

      American exceptionalism springs from the fact that we do things differently than every other society has in the past. Instead of organizing our society based on courting favor and leveraging religious dogma to brainwash the masses, we based our society on liberty, which enables all effort and invariably leads to success. We Americans value results over rhetoric. We value risk-taking over pussyfooting. We value objective proof and justice over speculation and hearsay. In fact, our Founding Fathers valued our liberty so much that they sacrificed all they had simply for the chance to give their descendants the opportunity to live truly free lives. In recent years, we’ve pissed our own liberty away. We’ve stupidly plunged ourselves into “global this” and “global that.” Fuck the rest of the world. We’re America, and our strength comes from here and here alone.

      We became better than the rest of the world because we emphasized what makes us great, and it’s about damn time we looked at the actions of our Founders and truly understood why they did what they did. It’s time for us to drop the even remotely socialisty shit, and time for us to drop our fear of the rest of the world as well. If we stop meddling in other countries’ business and get our own shit together, there will be no one left in the world asinine enough to lay a finger on us. We must regain our position as moral leader of the world – no matter how big our material military advantage is, it will shrink without a reason for existence.

      Remember – it is not the size of an army which causes a man to cross the frozen Delaware and kill Brits on Christmas. It is the principle underlying his mission which is the true source of American grit and pride.

      12 years ago at 1:44 am
    1. Rutherford B_Haze

      ^^^^ sometimes even nice guys have to sack up and tell it like it is.

      12 years ago at 9:56 pm
  2. SNU

    Agreed. American’s should be glad they live in a country where they can actually disagree with, and talk shit about the government and not be scared to do so.

    12 years ago at 11:07 am
  3. Miz_Secpledge

    The worst piece of shit I’ve ever read on this site. Obama being killed is not what I want, I agree, but he truly is the worst thing to happen to America since Carter and 4 more years could ruin this country.

    12 years ago at 11:11 am
    1. SnowBro

      You’re right because Obama was the one who got us into two wars, cost the country billions of dollars in tax breaks, allowed the housing bubble to burst, watched unemployment rise and the Dow to dip below 7,000 points, and got us into the worst economic climate since the depression. Oh wait…

      12 years ago at 11:18 am
    2. PIKEpledge

      ^ no he invaded Libya, Egypt, about to be Iran. He raised our debt in 3 years what Bush did in 8 with our “costly wars”. He has divided this country by race and class warfare. He has demonized success and redistributed wealth.

      12 years ago at 11:25 am
    3. Miz_Secpledge

      1. Everyone wanted to go to both wars including both sides of congress after 9/11 easy to blame W now. 2. Tax cuts are good for the conomy its been proven, loop holes are the problem not breaks. 3. The housing bubble was middle class Americans buying houses they couldnt afford, Carter’s Fannie and Freddie Mac is to blame, and Clinton for encouraging home ownership to much. 4. The dow dropped as a result of the housing buble and panic and won’t be
      Fixed by taxing the rich how the fuck does that make sense?

      12 years ago at 11:29 am
    4. WorldWideSportsman

      ^^Actually it was the Clinton Housing Initiative and similar policies made in the mid 90’s that allowed the housing bubble to get as out of hand as it did.

      12 years ago at 11:30 am
    5. GotEm

      ^ didn’t they have a Republican Congress? and its Congress that writes the laws I believe

      12 years ago at 11:37 am
    6. Reagan_is_my_hero

      Ok, “GotEm,” let’s be reminded how our government works here for a second. Yes Congress writes laws. However, the President through his executive authority is the one who enforces those laws. Quite often instead of writing an extensively complex law, Congress will authorize one of the executive branch departments to administer a law within certain guidelines and in turn maintain an oversight capacity. In this circumstance, Congress had authorized the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer programs to provide for “fair housing” in the United States pursuant to 42 USC § 3601. Congress gave broad authority to the HUD Secretary to administer this law – which it quite often does (in my mind, congress shouldn’t cede such broad authority, but that’s a different conversation). It is important to remember, however, that HUD was founded by Pres. Johnson as a part of his “great society” program (which failed miserably as with all Democrat policy positions) when he had a Democrat-led House and Senate. The HUD Secretary’s authority had not been changed since then. The Secretary (whom is appointed by the President and serves at his pleasure and direction – in this case Pres. Clinton) was the one who relaxed the lending requirements and lead to the sub-prime mortgage crisis, not the Republican Congress at the time. Sorry you didn’t “get us” buddy…but nice try though. Lawyered.

      12 years ago at 3:38 pm
    7. GotEm

      ^ knew someone would take the bait. even better how much effort was put in to feed the troll. and there’s the GotEm you were waiting for.

      12 years ago at 6:07 pm
    8. Fratrick Swayze 1856

      GotEm you are just pissy he completely skull fucked your argument. Don’t try and claim this as some master plan you uneducated piece of shit.

      12 years ago at 12:15 pm
    9. southerncostas

      Obama thinks that he’s Robin Hood, trying to give back to his moon cricket community

      12 years ago at 4:18 pm
  4. Fratman begins

    “Does no one remember the national tragedy that was JFK’s assassination?” I’m gonna speak for everybody when I say no. Mainly because JFK was assassinated in 1963 and this is a webstie for college kids ages 18-23 meaning that the oldest viewers were born in either 1988 or 1989 which is at least twenty five years after JFK was assassinated.

    12 years ago at 11:13 am
    1. Brobert F Kennedy

      Plus by comparison JFK had the same kinds of policies as George Bush 43. The Northern Democrats used to be where the Republicans are now. JFK ran Right of Richard Nixon. Republicans haven’t moved very much. Democrats totally jumped ship after the 60s and went all pinko communist.

      JFK fucking got murdered by the Communists. So if someone decides to take out a communist just because he miraculously got elected president that’s just being patriotic.

      12 years ago at 2:13 pm