I used to have great fun slagging off the Americans.
Let’s face it – they deserved it. They kept electing that dumb fuck Dubya into office and the world watched in horror and amusement as he lurched from one crisis to another.
They have become very quiet of late.
There have been quite a few occasions where I wondered how Dubya would have reacted. He probably would have started a war or two in Iran by now, and would doubtless have tried to nuke North Korea. His answer to the American automotive crisis would doubtless have been to nuke Japan into the bargain.
Overall, the majority of people who visit here are American. Yup. More Americans than Irish. If you want to be pedantic, 34.9% of visitors are from Bar Strangled Banner-land, and 33.4% are from the Auld Sod.
I’m not sure why so many Americans visit. I know during the Dubya Era they were looking for The Voice of Sanity, but they spoiled it all by getting rid of him, and electing someone with marbles. But why do they still visit? I suppose a lot of them think that Ireland is a small state in the US somewhere west of Oregon [Americans are well known for their knowledge of world geography] and a lot of them aren’t aware that you can remove bookmarks in your browser, but I still get comments from Americans. Why?
Don’t get me wrong. I like Americans. They make easy targets, both with humour and with a Glock. I like it when they comment even if I sometimes don’t understand them.
Do they like being abused?
Is that why they kept electing Dubya?
It’s one of the great mysteries of life.