SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- In the angry life of Maryscott O'Connor, the rage begins as soon as she opens her eyes and realizes that her president is still George W. Bush. The sun has yet to rise and her family is asleep, but no matter; as soon as the realization kicks in, O'Connor, 37, is out of bed and heading toward her computer.
Out there, awaiting her building fury: the Angry Left, where O'Connor's reputation is as one of the angriest of all. "One long, sustained scream" is how she describes the writing she does for various Web logs, as she wonders what she should scream about this day.
And what does she have to say?
She smokes a cigarette. Should it be about Bush, whom she considers "malevolent," a "sociopath" and "the Antichrist"? She smokes another cigarette. Should it be about Vice President Cheney, whom she thinks of as "Satan," or about Karl Rove, "the devil"? Should it be about the "evil" Republican Party, or the "weaselly, capitulating, self-aggrandizing, self-serving" Democrats, or the Catholic Church, for which she says "I have a special place in my heart . . . a burning, sizzling, putrescent place where the guilty suffer the tortures of the damned"?
Hey, we're just getting started.
"Rage, rage against the Lying of the Right" is the subtitle of O'Connor's Web site.
She seems ok with the lying on the Left though.
At least she's honest about her mental illness.
"It has come to the point where the worst people on Earth are running the Earth." And now, "I have become one of those people with all the bumper stickers on their car," she says. "I am this close to being one of those muttering people pushing a cart.
"I'm insane with rage and grief.
Yep, you certainly are as her writting attests.
As for the keyboard, it is where O'Connor finished her evolution from lost soul to angry soul, beginning with that very first rant, which concluded with a wish that Bush, "after contracting incurable cancer and suffering for protracted periods of time without benefit of medication," go to hell.
Nice people on the Left. She's not done yet.
It also felt good, she says, transforming even, and soon she was posting regularly to Daily Kos, where she became one of the more widely read diarists with attention-getters such as "Go [expletive] Yourself, Mrs. Cheney" and "Bush Must Be HIV Positive By Now (you can't [expletive] 500 million people and not get infected)."
Buried in the story is the reason for her mental illness.
And the photo album is because of a 25-year-old Marine who died fighting in Vietnam three months before she was born, which she thinks helps explain the note, the alcohol, the cigarettes and the very first piece of writing she ever published online, a rant against the war in Iraq that began, "Every single millisecond of my life was directly affected by the nightmare that was Vietnam."
Unhuh. Let's see, she's 37 now. That means she would have been about 3 years old when Vietnam ended. Losing her father before even seeing him is tragic no doubt. But how exactly could she experience the "nightmare" of Vietnam? Growing up without her father would certainly affect anyone but would it drive them to insanity?
After mentioning other deranged bloggers, such as "screw them" Kos, the Post asks this question about leftist bloggers.
Put another way, can one person sitting alone in a living room, typing her fingertips numb on a keyboard, make a difference?
Well, let's see. Bush was re-elected with a bigger margin, the Republicans gained in both houses, as well as Governorships and of the 15 candidates that Kos endorsed and raised over $500,000 for, not a single one was elected.
One person sitting at a keyboard can make a difference, if they're not a deranged leftist blogger.
Kudos to the Post for letting the public get a glimpse of the true face of the Left. They're so deranged they will say and do anything to get back in power, going so far as to form an unholy alliance with Islamists.