It is, how you say... a bitchslap?
The Grouchy Old Cripple is especially grouchy today, as he lets his feelings be known. This time, he takes a guy to task for saying.... well, here, I'll just copy and paste it so you can feel the true idiocy of it all.
"In fact, in South America the government that seems to work in the best interests of its people is Cuba!"
GOC's response? Heh....
If Cuba cares so much for its citizens why are they forbidden to leave? Why do they brave shark infested waters in flimsy water craft trying to leave the country? If Cuba is so great, the gummint should be trying to keep people out rather than trying to keep people in. Someone who cannot see this has to be so stupid that they have problems getting dressed in the mornings. Or maybe they are on some fantastic drugs. Noah, if you have some good drugs, let me know.
And it gets better.
Free medical care. I have just one question for the person who wrote that letter. You need heart surgery. Do you want to have it in Havana or Boston? I could do an entire rant on gummint provided health care. Just think with Hillary Care we could have had the efficiency of the Department of Motor Vehicles, the customer service of the Post Office, and the compassion of the IRS all rolled up into one. As P. J. O'Rourke once said, "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see how much it costs when it's free".
I like this guy. He's like me, except older and uses cleaner language most of the time.