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I hesitate..., May 7 2004
On the one hand this book is funny for reason that it really perpetuates the idea of a 'Dittohead'. I understand a dittohead as someone who repeats what Limbaugh says, which is all right, after all people's oppinions often coincide and sometimes it is just convienent for people to take someone else's word for it. Who has time to think for themselves, why not just parade a lot of unresearched opinions like their gospel? Everyone knows that styrofoam is biodegradable while paper is not (Rush '91). Another fact that is that "there is no conclusive proof that nicotine is addictive" (Rush '94). Any true card carrying dittohead will tell you that both these statements are correct*.
Well about the book, I suppose that if I were conditioned to believe everything Rush had to say I'd find it hilarious, but obviously I wasn't. Instead I found it mildly funny, a feeling that was, while no where near as strong, similar to the chuckles I get from watching a good dark comedy, Dr. Strangelove comes to mind. I just laugh at the utter incompatance of what is in this book, I mean the 'Long-Haired, Maggot-Infested, Dope-Smoking Peace Pansy', why even put a label on those people, why not just kill them all as Coulter suggests? There could be a public execution, it would be a good way to pacify the public, since instilling a constant sense of fear can sometimes get boring.
If your a conservitive and you need a laugh then this book is doubleplusgood.
If your a liberal and you want a slight chuckle then read this book, but do so without buying it. Its not long so maybe you can read it at a book store or library and put it back on the shelf. However, I'd recomend doing what I did and going to Britt Gillette's website and reading. Whatever you liberals do though, don't put money into this guy's pocket, it is against 'the cause'.
Before I leave, I must say that I do like the language it was written in and I enjoyed the wit even if I didn't agree with any of it.
Well I guess I'm off to have the Hannity Hannitizer
*If Rush ever did rectify these statement then I wasn't aware and would like to appologize to all dittoheads for using those examples, but if he didn't then forget about this endnote.