Thursday, October 16, 2008

What The Hell is Wrong With Denis Leary?

Denis Leary has a new book out where he mimics idiot talk-show host Michael Savage and makes fun of autism and autistic kids. Evidently there some new, demented meme in the world that suggests autism is just an excuse kids and parents employ to cover up for laziness and/or stupidity. Here's the "money" quote:

"There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can't compete academically ... Yer kid is NOT autistic. He's just stupid. Or lazy. Or both." -- Denis Leary in his book 'Why We Suck'

I'm trying to understand when it became fair game to unleash tirades on autistic kids. What in the world is that about? Is this jackass so desperate for attention that he'll uncork some ridiculous assault on defenseless kids and their struggling parents, then actually brag publicly that it's his "favorite chapter" in his book? Is this the new publishing strategy? Write something so vile, insensitive and just plain stupid that civilized people can't help being caught up short, like cars passing an accident scene, gawking at the pointless destruction?

And what's next? "Wheelchair bound people are just lazy! Why don't you wimps just get outta those chairs?!" Maybe blind people could use a dose of Leary's oh-so-impressive good sense. "Just open your eyes, idiot!" Imagine the hilarity!