The Westboro Baptist Church
When George W. Bush ran for the presidency in 2000, he claimed he would be "a uniter, not a divider". Of course, with political partisanship now at an all time high, we see how that turned out. How can the rift in our divided country be healed? A spunky little church out of Kansas thinks they have the answer.
Seriously, what common ground does pretty much every person regardless of their political or religious beliefs have? They all hate the Westboro Baptist Church.
Of course Fred Phelps and his clan have been assholes for a long time. Their mandate, to picket the funerals of gay people and soldiers and just about anything that might qualify as tragic is so tangled in logical gymnastics and fallacy it makes your head spin. Some have even postulated that this is all a scam by the notoriously litigious church to get people to attack them so they can collect some lawsuit money.
So fuck you Westboro. Fuck you for being the first people I wish the First Amendment didn't apply to. Fuck you for actually making me agree with Sean Hannity for once. Fuck you for being just plain assholes.
I actually had a fairly good year, personally, in 2k6. But looking around at the year-end wrapups, I can't for a moment claim it was a good year for the USA or the world.