Tuesday, October 28, 2008
"This is a man who understands those problems, although we have to understand that he doesn't have a magic wand. All he can really do is help to steer this country to a better place."
If you're reading this, Mom, the paragraph below pretty much sums up "socialism." Not a bad idea, huh?
Monday, October 27, 2008
Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday.
I honestly never thought we'd see such a thing in our country - not yet anyway - but I sense what's occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of rationality that has preceded the voluntary surrender of liberty and security in other places.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
If Obama wins, what are all these incredibly disaffected reactionary theocrats going to do? Secede? Assassinate? Or just undermine?
Part of me wishes they would secede. At least then the rest of us could get along with the business of the 21st century, while these medieval morons burn the non-Bibles, grow their cotton and tobacco, and salivate contemplating all the hell-bound.
Thank you for making the suggestion that the Southern States should secede and form our own country again. Exactly as I as a Southerner was thinking. This campaign is almost exactly the way it was in 1861. Everyone in the South always is saying we shall rise again. Well now is our time. We would be a flourishing, happy and agreeing country lead by a great military hero as John Mccain is and helped by Sarah Palin, a truly devoted and smart woman. Let us stand up against the liberals in Washington and make Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and all the honorable Confederate soldiers proud of us today for standing up for God, what is right, and our beliefs. We have been held captive by the yankee liberals of the North far too long. It is time we form the Confederacy again. We would all agree politicly and not one ounce of our Southern Soil will be tainted by the foot of a liberal like Osama A.K.A. Obama.
It's also fun to remember that the "yankee liberals of the North" hold the South "in captivity" by supporting them with our tax dollars. Statistics show time and again that we, the liberal yankees, are the ones who pay taxes, get educations, have functioning marriages, etc. I guess this poster defines "flourishing" differently than do we damnyankees with our liberal, high-falutin' dictionaries.
(And yes, I know that many in the South don't share this poster's perspective from the shallow end of the gene pool, but come on, start repudiating these turds loud and clear.)
Who knew looking like a hockey mom was this darned expensive?
Certainly not Wanda Routier, a proud hockey mom in Hewitt, Wis., who spends her time in sweat pants, turtlenecks, ankle boots and heavy coats.
She was dismayed to hear Wednesday that the Republican Party had spent $150,000 on clothes, hair styling and accessories for Sarah Palin and her family from such upscale stores as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nieman Marcus.
"I was put off by it," Routier said. "I mean, I know they have an image to project, but that's a lot of money when we're talking about the economy the way it is! And the burden on ordinary Americans."
Some people, i.e., those with real jobs who actually work for a living, will (hopefully) be very put off by this extravagance, particularly since it comes at the same time that they're bailing out other extravagant cocksuckers with their tax dollars.
Others, like the Connecticut bitch (referred to in the story, but not quoted above) for whom L.L. Bean is too gauche to be worn in public (and whose husband is most likely employed in screwing working people over), will find no problem at all with this story.
And it sounds like even some Republicans are upset about this one. (They must be closet Democrats, blame the media, hey look a terrorist, etc.)
But hey, it might not be illegal, although there is a "gray area" involved. For people who talk black-and-white, Republicans sure like to hang out in the gray areas these days.
I guess helping (i.e., with money) people spend more time with their kids only works when those people are Republican politicians.
But some organizers of these events said they were surprised when the Palin children showed up uninvited, or said they agreed to a request by the governor to allow the children to attend.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I'm willing to bet that IQs across the nation dropped by several points as her vacant cranium siphoned off the energy needed to power her gazing, deer-like orbs. Hopefully she'll have her ass handed to her in the upcoming Congressional elections.
And to those who say "it's just a coincidence" that the votes switched from Obama to McCain, you folks certainly believe in a hell of a lot of coincidences. The last eight years have been filled with so many coincidences that I'm beginning to suspect that word doesn't mean what we think it means. Perhaps it should be spelled "conspiracy."
But of course it is the voter's fault, according to the County Clerk's office. Most people voted without a problem, he said. But how do you know if you voted without a problem if you don't catch the computer switching the votes?
Mother Nature bats last.
At best, we may have a year or 18 months before the system fails us entirely. After that, money, in its current form, may have no value at all, as basic trust in our institutions evaporates.
If the global financial system goes down, what will have value, and how will value be exchanged? How will we maintain the inextricably complex support systems that sustain billions of human lives in our globalized world?
Put in the simplest terms, then, our global society is going to have to undergo a rapid – almost instant – transition from competitive and possessive behavior to cooperation and sharing if we want our species to survive, let alone thrive, into the future. Considering the ecological crisis of species extinction and climate change and the fragility of our support systems, this change has to happen in an extraordinarily compressed timeframe. What we don’t have yet is a realistic plan of action that gets us from here to there.
[T[he typical "values" perspective -- which usually implies some form of cultural conservatism -- has to clear up its inconsistencies if it is to deserve to be taken seriously. What does it mean to be "pro-life" when you are scouring the map for the next country to invade? What does it mean to preen yourself on your Christianity when you show nothing but contempt for Christ's commands to help the poor? What does it mean to sacralize the American flag when you are trampling on the freedoms it stands for?
That said, one thing the author does not mention is that the word "socialism" might not be the curse word for folks of my generation that it is for our predecessors. After all, we came of age when the Berlin Wall was falling and with it communism/socialism. So it was "OK" in college and in life to learn about the vanquished monster; what many of us learned is that socialism isn't worse than capitalism, and that for most of us, it might actually provide a more humane mode of existence.
So I'm interested in seeing how the "Obama is a socialist" meme plays out with the under-40 crowd. I think it might bring in voters, rather than dissuade them.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
There was frequent mention that America was the greatest nation on earth. There was frequent mention that Americans were the best workers in the world, the most innovative, could achieve anything. There was mention of the grandness of spilling blood for the homeland as it went about saving the world from itself. There was mention of America’s devotion to Israel and sweeping statements that it would be protected at all costs. There was mention of nukes remaining on the table regarding Iran
These feel-good statements have little or no connection with what is happening to America at this point in time. The reality is that America is demonstrably bankrupt.
Delusions Of Grandeur
The reality is that America is not the greatest nation on earth.
Someone slashed the tires of at least 30 vehicles parked outside the Crown Coliseum on Sunday during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, authorities said.
Sarah Revis, who lives on Wilkes Road, said the slashed tires left several women, including a single mother and a toddler, stranded and upset.
Lynne Steenstra said she thought that the slashings were scare tactics designed to keep her and others from supporting Obama.
When Sarah Palin speaks extemporaneously it seems like the Pentecostal hottie is speaking in tongues. I keep waiting for someone in the audience to stand up and interpret her utterance.