You know Chris Collins, prostate and breast cancer are precisely the things that happened to kill my grandparents Beran. Though in truth they were old New Deal/Kennedy Democrats. Maybe they just wern't strong enough to will sickness away like real Americans? Perhaps I should take it as a lesson for the day those socialist cancer genes turn on my mother and myself? Asshole.
In a related gripe, here is part of Collins' 'clarification'.
Clearly, I’m not a politician," Collins said. "I come out of the private sector. I speak very directly. I actually answer questions. I’m not someone who filters, who is consistently filtering everything you say.”
Damn, this guy seriously went full O'Brian/Colbert in not just all earnestness but all perfect self-awareness as well. This man seriously believes that speaking on impulse is more innately honest than internally forming and 'filtering' his statements beforehand . To put it another way, he seriously believes that the lack of thought one puts in his statements is a truer measure of honesty than the physical accuracy of what is said.
This sort of macho magical thinking is something else that rubs me personal. I myself am a deeply introverted person. I simply can't not filter my words in my mind before I speak them. This for me is a primal instinct. And it is one that has caused me no small amount of flak in my life. Because I come from a culture and a family where men are expected to control conversation. To speak loudly and certainly are considered fundamental traits of manhood in my native environment, especially when the speaker is performing a prophet-like denunciation of 'One of Those People'. Under this mindset there is no such thing as a man not having the natural desire to 'Tell You What he Really Thinks.' And I have had it not so subtly suggested to me that I am some sort of mentally ill coward more than once. I do have a true, venemous hatred for this pigheaded attitude, is what I'm trying to say. It has brought me to the edge of actual madness several times. And I for one would very much prefer a 'Politician' over any jackass who promises to bring more of this crap into our politics.