It amazes me how humorless some people are. I'm reminded "how" humorless after defending Rush Limbaugh (search) and the very rich on my show.
I was discussing both issues with some friends, some of whom are very liberal and very angry. The two seem to go hand-in-hand: A lot of liberals really need to lighten up -- but that's another issue.
Anyway, what I call the "really" liberal guy bashes me for supporting someone who likes to wag his finger at others for bad behavior. Before he could finish, I reminded him that "he" never said boo when a certain president he loved "wagged" his finger too.
He argued, very different.
"How?" I asked.
"Bill Clinton never lectured anyone," he said.
I'm having fun now, so I joked, "It's OK when it's about sex, not OK when it's about drugs, prescription, or otherwise?"
He literally got up from the table and walked out.
In walks a fairly well-known broadcaster who tells me Rush is an abomination.
"And you are Saint Francis?" I asked.
He ignored me.
I went on. "Boy, you guys went full throttle with the Rush story... more than you did the Arnold and groping story. Slow news day, I guess."
The well-known broadcaster shoots back, "It's news."
I shoot back, "So it's not news when Democrats do this."
"No," he said. "Because most Democrats aren't hypocrites."
And besides, he adds, Rush always called himself "the almighty one."
I reminded him that certainly he knew Rush was joking.
"I think he was very serious," he said.
"I think you're nuts," I said. "But nuts in a good way. A funny kind of nuts," I added.
Not a smile. Just a glare and he walked out.
So I'm thinking to myself, "Is it my deodorant?"
Believe me, I have no problem with liberals. I have a very big problem with super-serious liberals. Actually super-serious anyone! People who I know damn well wouldn't read too many critical e-mails, or stand for too many big head and big ego jokes. No, they are too important, too big for that.
Here's what I say: Get over that. And while you're at it, get over yourselves. You're already a riot and you don't even know it.
But I'm just kidding, right?
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