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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chance City Chronicles

Anyone who's worked construction is familiar with Port-o-Lets (portable toilets). Invariably the inside walls of these would be scrawled with all sorts of racist remarks. At one work site it was so bad that a meeting  of contractors was scheduled to address the issue. The only solution that we could agree on was to paint the inside walls black. We started calling whoever was doing it "The Shithouse Supremacists"  Within those malodorous walls, these chumps felt safe and secure enough to let loose with their stream of hatred (bad puns, I know)  The first time I wrote and submitted something online was in the comments section of the local paper. I enjoyed the back and forth banter when someone would respond to one of your comments.  However, it didn't take long for those forums to fall prey to a plague of racists and hate mongers. I started commenting on Yahoo Sports and News web pages and it was even worse. Lesson learned, I needed another outlet for my writing needs. The internet is now populated by the web equivalent of "The Shithouse Supremacists" secure in the knowledge that nobody will ever know who they are, they pollute every forum with their vile garbage. I was taught that your freedom of speech ends where someone's fist begins. However, from behind a keyboard anyone can post anything with no consequences, it's freedom of speech, it's hateful, but it's mostly harmless.  Senator Jeff Bingaman is stepping down, I hate to see him go, he is as honest and efficient as New Mexico politicians get. Already, those dastardly Republicans are lining up their dogs for the upcoming fight. If it's a dogfight then Heather Wilson must be in. Wilson represents the ugly side of politics, she is self serving, looking out only for the self interest groups that bankroll her election hopes. Fool us once, shame on you, fool us twice shame on us, but never again Heather, never again. John Sanchez has thrown his hat into the ring, this shameless gladhander is smoking some powerful stuff these days if he actually thinks he's Senatorial material.  Susanna's lapdog is an arrogant smarmy bastard, an intellectual lightweight with little grasp of political reality. Mr. Deeds goes to Washington, Lt.Gov. Sanchez doesn't. 
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.

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