I really am. I should have STUPID IDIOT tattooed on my forehead. I really cannot believe how totally stupid I was for so long. How in hell could I be so blind, so deluded, so stupid?
I’m doing it again. Just when I am completely wrung out and I just want to sit under a tree and contemplate life something in the world comes along and kicks me in the ass. This thing with the Bimbo, Palin, has done that. Not only am I amazed at how stupid McCan’t and Palin think Americans are, I’m incensed that they are right! Good lord, how shallow and uninformed can Americans be?
But I digress.
Over there, on the right. Check it out. There’s just so many juicy bits about the Republican Bimbo you really should check out.
From the top article it seems I’m not the only one who freaks at the idea of Palin getting the top job:
6. Even Ed Koch, who supported President Bush, thinks Palin is “scary.”
Former Mayor of New York Ed Koch is a bit of a controversial figure with a long political history. But the last race he got involved with was in 2004 and he endorsed George W. Bush. Koch not only endorsed Bush, but campaigned for him in six states including Florida; so, not exactly a passive endorsement. But now Koch is making it clear that he’s endorsing Obama, and he’s making his reason for switching sides clear: it’s Palin. Ed Koch told Politico’s Ben Smith what he thought of the new VP nominee, “She’s scary.” In his endorsement of Obama, Koch put the sentiment in writing, saying:
If the vice president were ever called on to lead the country, there is no question in my mind that the experience and demonstrated judgment of Joe Biden is superior to that of Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is a plucky, exciting candidate, but when her record is examined, she fails miserably with respect to her views on the domestic issues that are so important to the people of the U.S., and to me. Frankly, it would scare me if she were to succeed John McCain in the presidency.
8 more stories, Alternet
There’s much more in the article. It’s the top link under Palin Watch.
I make no apologies for that terrible header.
In the midst of my personal crises life goes on. The world is stirred and shredded and battered by conflict, war, hatred, conflict, cruelty. Politics go on. Struggle for Truth and stupid-think goes on.
This morning on Beliefnet I took another jab at the religious right’s insane attitudes and their crazy support for Palin. I shall share that post preceded by a few pointed comments.
I’ve always had a problem with passion. No, I don’t mean romantic or sexual passion but passion for beliefs and points of view and morals and ethics and standards.
The problem is, I just can’t *not* have a point of view or keep my mouth shut. Somehow I got the idea when I was a wee lad that it is everyone’s duty and responsibility to stand up for righteousness and Truth. I have done that. And it has cost me dearly. I’ve lost several jobs and a couple of careers. I’ve become a pariah in my home town for writing letters to the editor. Never once was my intention to be mean or cruel or unkind. I simply did what my conscience said do. In the process I have pushed myself into oblivion.
Ignorance is Bliss.
Don’t remember who said that but it sure is true. Especially when it comes to American politics.
There was an article somewhere, Alternet I think, that pointed out the fact that the war has disappeared. Not from the earth, certainly not, but from the news. Every minute of every day American soldiers–and a growing number of American mercenaries–are battling God knows who in at least two countries. There is NO coverage so who knows exactly what George and Co. is up to. (When I say that understand that I mean Cheney and the Puppet.) But who hears anything? In the days of my youth I remember Vietnam was the lead story every single night. Day after day it was body counts and troop movements and Ho Chi Minh or Peace Talks or whatever. The tinker-toy wars we had in the nineties were front page news, too. Continue reading
Maybe, the beginning of the end?
Yesterday was a pleasant day. The kids were doing well. We got a little work accomplished outside. School went well. Daddy didn’t have to go into bear mode all day. The TV wasn’t on at all except for an hour with a History Channel show about ancient underwater discoveries. The little ones were in bed by then and I didn’t pay much attention to the show even though I turned it on. Nobody else was watching at all.
There were plenty of thoughts in my head yesterday. One of them sprouted into a full-blown post. And I pestered the single Yahoo group I’m on now with more musings. I spent quite a bit of time at my desk scouring news sources for real information. Life in this tree-lined cage is difficult for someone whose heart beats to GO. I drove a long-haul truck a few times just to see the country. I long for a way to get back on the open road! …I digress.
The three children who are at this moment down the hall quietly working on math sheets and other school stuff are three beats of the four/four rythm of my heartbeat. My wife, off at work, rounds out the tune. Although our household is topsy-tervy compared to the “average” home I am the leader of this little band and hold the greatest responsibility. As the days go by I grow more concerned about our kids’ future and about what we really should do. Continue reading
Read the following article on Alternet. Read it now. Be afraid.
Be very afraid.
Democracy and Elections: In a dramatic speech, Chris Hedges warns that the nation is on the verge of becoming a full-blown corporate state.
These aren’t my words. I couldn’t have said them better, though. They’re a tiny excerpt of the article:
The country I live in today uses the same words to describe itself, the same patriotic symbols and iconography, the same national myths, but only the shell remains. Continue reading