. . . I've been told that I write novels for email messages. Perhaps this is the way to go. I'll try to make each entry, or Gemstone, a "precious" one. On mediocre days, all I might be able to produce is a "semi-precious" entry. In any case, an entry might be a "neat" Gemstone--something that is uniquely mine.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Why I Ban Anything Denis Leary....

The whole quote can be found here on 
this page, which has gotten me so ticked off that I could just puke.  Here's what Mr. Leary said in his new book:  Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid.
"There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can't compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don't give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you - yer kid is NOT autistic. He's just stupid. Or lazy. Or both."
This reminds me of the radio host Michael Savage, who said that autism is a fraud and a racket last summer.  He also said, "I'll tell you what autism is.  In 99% of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out."  Any parent, teacher, or adult who knows a child with autism will definitely tell you otherwise!

Speaking of autism, it really irked me last night while listening to the debate that McCain brought up the subject of special needs children, specifically those with autism.  And saying that Sarah Palin is qualified to be his running mate because she identifies with parents of children with autism.  But her special needs child does not have autism--he has Down's Syndrome! One site I've been reading blogs on lately is Science Blogs.  There's an article HERE about the whole debate and autism reference.  I'm sorry, but America needs someone with quite a few more qualifications than what she has.

Okay.  That's my soap box speech....I'm getting off both the soap box and the computer for the day.


Valerie said...

Ugh. That Leary is a jerk. I can't beleive he got away with those comments being published in his book (or should it be called recycling material). I hope it wasn't the new one you bought yesterday.

I'm for Obama too!

Neat Rox said...

Ha. No, I bought The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I had just finished reading her Twilight Saga written for young adults and thought I'd try out her grown-up book. It's advertised to be a psychological thriller.

I voted today!!!