The pitiable George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina still hasn't found the internet's "Off" button.
In the space of a few, short weeks, Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina has gone from anonymous angry hick to internet superstar. This has happened for two reasons.
First, apparently none of Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina's friends, colleagues, family members, fellow sports enthusiasts, or "real Catholics" every took Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina aside to explain to him the difference between shouting "coon" and "nigger" and "cunt" and "muslim pharaoh baby killer" at the teevee machine down at Ol' Uncle Whitey McKlavern's Magic Tap Tavern...
..and shouting it on The Twitter at people like Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore
Oprah and Tom Hanks
President Barack Obama and Data from Star Trek TNG,
And assorted other conspirators in the Great Liberal Plot to pry the last remnants of Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina's beloved Confederacy out of his cold, dumb hands.
And second, Tbogg --
Angry Boo Radley Is Angry-- who feareth not where the stoopid may lead him.
By: TBogg Tuesday May 22
Quite frankly, I was hoping I wouldn’t have to give this clown any more attention, but….
Well, let’s just say that he is neither contrite nor does he play well with his new internet google superfriends. ...
At this point, having lightly skipped over Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina's Twitter stream, I should tell you that his wife has been repeatedly and gravely ill and for awhile there he was flinging tweets asking for information and support (and including his phone number) at pretty much anything that moved on Twitter.
Many years ago, over the course of a few posts on the University of Illinois' mascot, I caught the full brunt of a Conservative person's genuinely unhinged fury. This happens on the internet all the time, but I was unsurprised when I dug a little bit and found that the man's wife had died very recently. He was enraged at the world, and rage -- like water -- will follow any open channel to the sea. Being a hard-core Conservative and advocate of "warrior culure" (as I recall), his rage found its easiest outlet with the notorious bleeding heart Liberal, fag-loving driftglass and he was so over-the-top with it that eventually all I could feel was sorry for the guy.
Perhaps something like that is happening Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina.
What is very clear is that American Conservatism is a monster that feeds on pain, rage and fear and that, deprived of these basic nutrients, American Conservatism would shrivel up and die overnight.
What is also very clear is that, whether or not recent personal trauma caused Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina to up his crazy to 11, his own long,
along with his choice of reading supplemental material
and difficulty with basic history and arithmetic
indicates a preexisting bigoted, misogynistic Conservative condition many generations in the making.
Ironically, this is why I do not fear for the future of Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina.
It is the wingnut way to circle the wagons around their craziest outliers and make them heroes once the random Klieg light of instant celebrity catches one of them making big, stupid noises in public.
So if Orly Taitz can launch a media career on pure Birther crazy-juice...
...and Katy Abrams
can squeeze a "policy director" position out of the wingnut welfare trough by screaming about Commie Health care at town meetings...
...and "Joe" the "Plumber"
can find his true calling as Joe the Economic Adviser, Joe the Foreign Policy Wonk, Charlie Brown, Joe the Hey-Batta-Batta-Batta, Joe the War Correspondent, Joe the Welfare Guy, (y'all know he can only vote once, right?), Joe the Footstool, Joe the "Lennie" to McSame's "George" in the "Of Mice and Men" 2008 touring company...
...and such a creature as Jonah Goldberg can exist at all...
...then I think there is an excellent chance that we might be witnessing the early, damp, chrysalis stage of future Congressman George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina.
Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina
even runs away like a Conservative.