So I have a new piece on the Guardian’s Comment is Free! It is about how Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Michael Savage (could Michael Savage actually be the WORST of them??? Research suggests maybe Yes) love to use the word “rape” to describe things that are not rape, like health care reform or taxes or gay people existing in the universe. (That last one, they compare to rape OF AMERICA’S CHILDREN! And by “they” I mean Michael Savage because wow, he is a massive a-hole. Maybe the worst massive a-hole!) And you can read it by clicking on this link!
And now, story time to justify this instance of blatant self-promotion: I wrote this while I was coming off the sort of massive annual cold/flu thing that leaves you all loopy and weak and unable to fully process whether you are in fact making any sense at all, and I was all like “NO TIME FOR SICK, GOT A DEADLINE, MAKE THIS HAPPEN SADY D.” But I was terrified even after I wrote it and read it over a few times to make sure it was OK and sent it in that I had actually slipped into sick-person dream logic at some point without recognizing it, and woke up the next morning feeling like, “fuck, what if there is a line in there where I called Rush Limbaugh a terrible alligator soldier of the Lizard Armies or something?” But I didn’t! And then it turned out that people (AWESOME PEOPLE, that is) even seemed to like it! So it all worked out!
Yeah, that was a boring story. It will be even more boring if you read it again, because you know how it ends already! So read the piece instead!