Leave this blog for a few weeks and what happens? I open up my dashboard and there's 35 or so comments on older posts I have to accept or reject. Most were the usual anonymous spam type comments trying to entice me to visit a certain site or sites to be amazed by the products or services offered.
One comment however caught my attention. The unnamed commenter took exception to my post, "Wingers with Woodies". A soft blow criticism of Ms. Perino's(Bush ll's Press Secretary -2nd term) comment that no act of terrorism had happened during Bush's "reign".
I did not post the comment because the commenter was not man/woman enough to sign their name. Essentially it said the photo was a fake. The commenter was positive Ms Perino obviously meant no attacks had occurred the second term (although in the initial interview on Fox, she made no mention of this). And with a final flourish, the commenter ended with, "You are a douche bag."
Of course I chuckled. Tell me something I don't know ferchrisakes. Douche-baggery has been a go to mentality of mine for as long as I can remember. Thanks for pointing out the obvious.
Of course one man's douche bag is another man's hero. Or in this case, their heroine.
Instead of letting my mind wander back into the dark places where I stashed my political will, I considered the words and intent of "You are a Douche Bag." The derogatory term has been around for at least the 58 years I have been around. And for at least 50 of those years I have had no clue as to what exactly it means other than it's a kinder way of calling one an Asshole.
Which then begs the question of just what is a Douche Bag? Apparently it is someone we probably have no interest in getting to know better.
Jerk Wad, Asshole, Douche Bag, Dip Shit, Loser - the list is endless. Words that drop their literal meaning when used to convey our opinion of someone else's opinion or actions. We flounder to find just the right word to convey our low opinion of a person and what comes out? "You are a Douche Bag."
Yes. Yes I am. And so is Ms Perino. Next question.