Wednesday, September 17, 2008


A recent email chain that I have to post -- I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight..... If you grow up in Hawaii, were raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.' but -- If you grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, this is a quintessential American story. If your name is Barack you're radical and unpatriotic, perhaps even Muslim. but -- If you name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're just a maverick. If you graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable. but -- If you attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded. If you spend 3 years as a dedicated 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 3 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. but -- 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 two lovely daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian. but -- 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 real Christian. If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the very fiber of society. but -- 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 a responsible example for others. If your wife is a Harvard graduate laywer 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 America's. but -- If your husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who 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!


Outsider said...

Re: John "Which Did they Go-Lemme at 'Em" Mccain and "The Moose Killa From Wasilla" Palin and
George "W for Wrongway" Bush ...I have the following comments.

We have yet to see the full extent of the emergent loss picture stemming from permitting wall street to write 26 to 50 trillion dollars in bad paper credit swap derivatives on a 12 trillion dollar and declining underlying asset....the american mortgage economy.

I don't mean to sound like chicken little but it could end in an unrescuable wipeout.

That on top of having our whole fighting force stranded and exhausted in a wastrel elective war that only benefitted war profiteer friends of Cheney's.

Combined with Blackwater Mercenaries at the ready here....What we have is a potentially very ugly situation

Unfortunately one of the only things that retains currency or value during the default of an empire is military power...projected out as in war that took us out of the depression and/or in the form of
Martial Law

I certainly hope it doesn't come to it but a repetition of 1929 will be different for two reasons...
Nuclear Weapons didn't exist in '29 and the vast majority of people lived on farms in '29, where the food was, instead of being stranded in cities, where the food isn't.

With either outcome in November is not clear
the earlier paradigms can be salvaged....
Certainly not from the efforts of No Nothing PTSD rageaholic John Mccain.
But even in the event of an Obama win the RePubeLickens have certainly succeeded in handing him and the country a chaotic and ruinously wrecked playing field.

It is my sincere hope that this was not plan C of the ultra bankrupt our system, as we bankrupted the old soviet union with the arms race, such that the hardline right could come in and do what the russian oligarchs did, who then came in and bought/privatized russian assets for pennies on the dollar. Our ultra right would then fit the description of the KGB/Russian Mob that came in and strong armed those privatized assets and windfalls out of the Oligarchs hands.

If there is any evidence of this sort of plan C on the part of the Ultra really amounts to Treason
and should be punished as such

If it was mere ideologue/texas croneyism/war profiteer folly that flew in the face of what was
best for the country still ought to be punishable with jail terms and not pardoned...this is the one reason that Guantanamo ought to remain open...
to house the crooks at the top of the outgoing administration...after due process of law of course

I'm sure they'd enjoy their 'humane' regimen of daily waterboarding there

Jake said...

lol, very true sir very true

jim treacher said...

Republicans watch TV too.

(Love the show, but just had to say that.)

Anonymous said...

Man you just bummed me out. I love the show but now you're spewing that liberal Hollywood political bull that puts you in the same catagory as Lohan, the View ladies, Madonna, Damon and the Dixie Chicks. What a drag,I thought you were cooler than that.