An Open Letter to “RanchoManana” on the terroristic RNC/GOP Television Ads

October 25, 2006

Not watching television any longer, I wanted to see what the GOP was doing for television ads in these weeks preceeding the election. I found terrorism. Flat-out terroristic messages.

A quick definition for you:


1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.Using “terrorism” to “terrorize” us — Delicious.

“The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.” You said a mouthful there.

I proceeded to another ad — also terroristic, based on a straw-man argument…

…and commented:

“Yeah, it’s a lot better to make our kids (and their kids and their kids…) pay.
This is a ridiculous ad. This is one screwed-up country.”

I got a couple responses and tried to respond to one of them thoughtfully, but YouTube limits responses to 500 characters (and here we are).

First the response that prompted my lengthy retort:

You’re right. Wht don’t you get out and go live in France or Germany where the governments confiscate up to 60% from the average working class income earners for “social welfare” programs. 8.9% unemployment rate sound like a plan to you? dolt.

And mine (which comes a bit from an ancillary notion of who this person is, which, I’ll admit there are some assumptions but I’ll post a link to the only video he has posted — which not surprisingly is his namesake:

Oddly enough, not too long ago I felt VERY much like you do. I could have written your response nearly verbatim. And then I took a step back and took a look ourside of my very comfortable isolated existence and was amazed. I only hope you might try seeing things from a new perspective just once. It may further cement your current ideas… or not.

But enough of the happy horseshit, here is what you’re looking for:

There is a reason that our immigration is overwhelmingly from Central America and Asia. Europeans don’t emigrate here in any statistical numbers any more because it’s no longer a “better place to be”.

I present the Human Development Index ( but I’m sure it holds no water for you because the UN was involved. Regardless of what Rush, Hannity, and your other mouthpieces are saying, the methodology is sound.

This is not your father’s United States.

Enjoy your huge, unwarranted tax breaks. God forbid *YOU* have to pay for anything. Taxes are for us “dolts”, with our doltish families.

Oh, and keep selling your timeshare/condo/lifestyle packages to the super-rich, tax-sheltering, fukctards on the backs of the staff you employ, surely sans-health benefits (how many of them are the same “undocumented workers” you only publicly want extricated from this “great country” of ours). I’ll be out here working and living, while you keep raking in the profits and eating your GOP fund-raising dinner chicken breasts (slathered in a rich-creamy sauce prepared by an “illegal alien”) in an effort to keep the interlopers at bay.

This is a real insight

Thanks for that – nice waste of resources. I love these gated playgrounds. It will be so easy for your “workers” to identify (and corral?) their targets when the revolution comes.

Sleep tight.

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