Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Blurred Line Between Parody and the GOP

America is spewing forth like a broken deep-sea oil well over at America Speaks Out, the Wide Stance party's latest effort to perpetuate their brand of intentional and unintentional parody masquerading as public policy.

Naturally, or so I have chosen to suggest, I have signed up and have begun offering my own suggestions. I have no idea if these will be accepted by the site's keepers, but one thing is certain -- if these proposals aren't enacted into law forthwith, then we are well and truly lost, the terrorists have already won, and Hawaiian-style socialist sharia is at hand:

  • That we should rename "New Mexico" as "Reagan" or, if there is already a state in the process of being so renamed -- and surely there should be!! -- to "New Reagan."
  • That the television networks that cover the Olympic games should be censured in Congress for broadcasting events that the USA does not win. What else is tape-delay for?
  • That we should tax mosques since they're so obviously not about religion.
  • That we should vastly expand domestic oil drilling. Also, greatly expand nuclear power plants, and only accept foreign oil in trade for our nuclear waste.
  • The usuals -- slash income and estate taxes, wage war on North Korea and Iran, balance the budget.
I could go on. Suffice to say it's disturbingly easy to come up with simplistic right-wing policy suggestions.

Other comments on the thin line of parody can be found at Rust Belt Philosophy and Pharyngula.

2 comments:

Laura said...

That's right, damn it! Everyone knows that Olympics is spelled with a USA in the middle!

Dale said...

Laura,

USA! USA! USA!