I hope you will join me in expressing a simple bit of solidarity with this guy, Spartacus style. I AM JOE. I am a Wal Mart schlub in flyover country who changes my own oil and unclogs drains without a license. I smoke and drink beer and toss the football in the front yard with my kid, and I figure I can fend my way without handouts from some Magic Messiah's candy bags. Most everyone in my family and most everyone I grew up with is another Joe, and if you screw with them, you screw with me.
Are you a Joe? Say it proud. Leave it on every goddamn newspaper comment section and online forum. Let these pressroom and online thugs know you won't stay silent when they try to destroy the life of a private citizen for speaking his mind -- because for every one of them, there are a million Joe Wurzelbachers. And for that we should all be thankful.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I am Joe
Started by the wacky Iowahawk (you gotta love this guy):
I am Joe.
I'm from a white, lower-middle class neighborhood. My father was a high-school dropout who joined the U.S. Army, got his G.E.D., and became a highly-valued computer systems analyst in the 1960's.
I worked my way through college (along with help from the Veterans Administration), and I've been unemployed at times, but I've never collected a penny of unemployment. I have my own web development and graphic design business, and I'm supporting my family. I work hard every day, I go to Mass on Sunday, I listen to Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and watch Fox News. I support John McCain for President of the United States, Sarah Palin as the Vice President.
I believe in small government, low taxes, I believe in God, Ronald Reagan, and the Constitution of the United States of America, the First and Second (actually ALL) Amendments. I believe a strong military and closed borders. I believe life begins at conception, and that all abortion is MURDER.
I'm a member of the National Rife Association. I own a shotgun, a handgun and a compound bow and I hunt whitetail deer. I love the outdoors, I LOVE my wife and kid, I LOVE the United States of America, the state of Ohio, and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Bring it on, Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden. Bring your ACORN and lefty college cronies to our state, try to steal the election. Get the democratic Secretary of State and left-leaning Supreme Court on your side, it's not enough. We will win, or we will die trying.
I am a proud American.
I am Joe.
UPDATE: spread the word. Like Spartacus, we are all Joe. Post this on every blog, on every comment section of every website, on every newspaper comment section. Post post post.
I am Joe.