MY FORMER BEST BUDDY has taken up a political-social-personal position about three feet to the right of President Trump. Whereas we used to talk almost daily about music and movies and girls and what the hell really happened on 9/11, our relationship is now basically him sending me an occasional email that insults me in particular or liberals in general.
The title of his latest email was “liberals = idiots” and it consisted of this image:
Now, I could have responded with something like this: “Leave it to a f*cking conservative to take to two complex issues that have absolutely nothing to do with one another, reduce them to a level of idiocy, create a problem that doesn’t exist in reality, and then blame it on liberals.”
But I didn’t.
What I wrote was this:
“Did you know that 90 percent of junkies and caffeine addicts are conservatives? Somebody’s gotta take care of them. ”
Once upon a time, he would have enjoyed the humor and (attempted) irony in that response …