Freedom of Speech Belongs to Those Who Can Drown You Out
Some of us have complex reactions to someone whose political views are different from our own. We want to talk, to debate, perhaps do some independent research. And then there are those of us who just scream barely intelligible curses. This our approach, and that of the nice man down the street with the grocery cart full of cans. It is also the planned response to Bush's convention speech over at Air America, where Al Franken is telling supporters that "as George W. Bush moves to the podium in New York City, we will send him a message about his bid for reelection: we will yell, 'fuggedaboudit!'" Not sure how gangster patois became the preferred response -- "Fuck you" is more natural and more appropriate. (Must be an FCC thing.) Still, it's a great idea. So much cooler and more mature than just putting your hands over your ears and shouting "I can't hear you! I can't hear you! Lalalalalalala!"
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