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Dare to not be offended

I know the right hates Bill Maher but real conservatives — the kind who, before they were Palinized into embracing perpetual indignation, railed against the hypersensitivity brought on by political correctness — should embrace his call for a National Day of No Outrage.

I don’t want to live in a country where no one ever says anything that offends anyone. That’s why we have Canada. That’s not us. If we sand down our rough edges and drain all the color, emotion and spontaneity out of our discourse, we’ll end up with political candidates who never say anything but the safest, blandest, emptiest, most unctuous focus-grouped platitudes and cant. In other words, we’ll get Mitt Romney.

And we’ll live in a country overrun by people like this:

to the sexist asshole at the liquor store:

No, I am NOT a woman; men can carry bags for their shit these days too. No, I will not leave my $400 bag with ipod, wallet, sunglasses, etc. behind the counter, because, if for NO OTHER REASON, women are allowed to carry their bags throughout the store; and therefore, so should I.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.


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