Looks like I must be touching a few raw nerves. A search over at Blogrolling to see who’s linked back to my site turned up a bit of a surprise. The fine folks over at The Trommetter Times have added me to their list of websites run by politically correct Jackasses!
Now, this is not the first time I’ve been called a jackass, but there are very few people who really know me that would describe me as being politically correct. I’ve always been somewhat hard to pin down because an individual’s political stance is, like time, often relative to the observer. Which explains why my more liberal friends refer to me as being conservative and my conservative friends refer to me as being liberal. I don’t consider myself to be more one or the other. Lately I’ve come to the realization that my political outlook probably falls closest to “libertarian” though I don’t necessarily subscribe to all the platform planks the official Libertarian Party lays claim to. For example, I don’t necessarily agree with the idea of eliminating the Federal income tax, though I wouldn’t mind seeing it reduced. As unpleasant as it is, the government has to pay for things somehow and I don’t mind paying taxes if I feel like they’re actually accomplishing something with them instead of just wasting the money.
Anyhow, I’m proud to say that I’m honored to be included on a list alongside other distinguished jackass websites such as the ACLU, which I am a card carrying member of (literally), the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the U.S. Senate Press Gallery, Planned Parenthood, the National Education Association, and even the PUSH/Rainbow Coalition. Not sure what I’ve said to be included with such lofty institutions, but it must have been good.
As I’ve always said: I’m just doing my part to piss off the religious right.