Pearl Clutching

We came across a plea for “civil discourse” this week. We don’t remember the source, honestly, because it made us fucking pissed.

People who plead for civil discourse don’t know what they’re fucking talking about. They think America’s political ills stem from the fact that we’re not nice to each other, that only if we’d talk and listen, listen respectfully, we’d discover our common ground and shared humanity, and like an After-School Special we’d all learn something and rejoin our productive lives, already in progress.

Fuck that. You know who used to teach us about learning from our respectful disagreements?

Bill Fucking Cosby.

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“Serious men don’t taunt.” —Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter to a President famous for saying “Make my day” regarding tax increases, and credited with writing “Read my lips” for another President regarding tax increases, complaining about President Obama’s statements on tax increases. [WSJ]