I thought the following was interesting. Some of you may have seen a version of this email that is going around. I have been laying off the political posts. I wanted to say something about Palin's ABC interview but was so angry I decided for my mental health not to write it. ha
But with the market's dive yesterday and one of the largest investment banks America shutting down (Lehman Brothers) after 100 years and another financial company in trouble, AIG, I can't sit back chilling in Rome like it doesn't impact me. I might not have much money in the market (I'm broke) but the ramifications of this are severe not just for Americans but for the world markets. That this disaster is a direct result of some of Bush's economic policies is even more reason to say NO to McCain/Palin. That Palin thinks it's okay to be a VP and not even know what the Bush Doctrine is, is so mind blowing to me I cannot believe it's even a discussion that McCain made a terrible and cynical choice. The country is hurting and the Republicans wants to run an election based on a "cultural war".
I hope enough people will see through the hypocrisy. Like I said before, the Democratic ticket isn't perfect but I feel like they actually know WTF is going on. That people are losing their homes, that for the 8th month in a row in the U.S. we lost a slew of jobs, that the fact that companies have to hire large number of illegal immigrants for jobs American won't do and a large number of legal ones for jobs Americans are unable to do is a major problem. I hope American voters prove Rick Davis (McCain's campaign manager) wrong. He said to the press that this election is not about issues. Something tells me after yesterday's terrible news folks might start to care about the issues.
The Republicans have done a great job so far flaming the "cultural war".
* If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic,
* Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, a quintessential American story.
* If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
* Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.
* Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
* Attend 5 different colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.
Now, let's get down to Moose-meat, here we go...
* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first
black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive
that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law
professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with
over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human
Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a
state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the
Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs
committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.
* If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council
and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as
the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to
become the country's second highest ranking executive.
* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2
daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real
* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your
disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.
* If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the
proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
* If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other
option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen
daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.
* If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a
prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community,
then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent
* If your husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI
conviction and no college education, and he didn't register to vote until age
25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska
from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.
OK, much clearer now.
Now let's talk about socio/psycho-pathic preachers, which at my count stands two to one...