Here we go again …Posted: September 25, 2008
It’s true. On issue after issue, I pretty much disagree with Sarah Palin. I see nothing positive about hunting or fishing unless you have no other way to eat. I see killing things for fun as a completely immoral action. I do not consider a gestating protohuman to be ‘ensouled’ and the same as a walking talking human being or even a walking, eating moose. I’d rather see Nebraska, Kansas, and North Dakota be turned into fan farms than drill in ANWAR. I’d also rather see Arizona turned into a one big solar panel that do any more drilling off the Florida coast. I think the death penalty is something right out of the dark ages and has no place in a civilized country. I don’t care if gay people marry, they have every right to be as miserable and trapped in dead end relationships as straight folks. I’m definitely a libertarian on the civil rights issues. My position on anything like this–even those multiple wife holding Mormon men– is it’s not my business and it’s certainly not the government’s business. If you’re not hurting some one and it applies to a person capable of giving reasoned consent (exceptions for minors and the disabled), it shouldn’t be the subject of a law. I don’t even care if folks smoke marijuana or use heroin as long as they stay put where they are and don’t try to drive a car. I am pro-science and I think Christianity was invented by the Romans to control slaves. I think folks that believe in it are victim to the biggest on-going sham in history. That pretty much puts me very much at odds with about everything Sarah believes in. But you know what? She has a right to say it, believe in it, and run for vice president without being called every nasty, misogynistic, stereotypical, hateful thing you can call a woman. Senator Obama delivers lectures to us on racism and his campaign accuses every one of using subtle racist code words. However, he and the rest of his democratic cronies are more than happy to use not so subtle code words or ads against women and the elderly. Today’s example from the NY Times Op-Ed page.
I have to hand it to Palin, she may be onto something in her batty way: the election is very much about American exceptionalism.
Roger Cohen in Today’s New York Times
When I read “batty”, all I can think of his Archie Bunker calling Edith a ‘dingbat’. It’s the ultimate insult to any woman’s intellgence.
While I’m at it, I’d like to say that any of my gay and lesbian friends and their related activist groups need to start looking (without stars in their eyes) at a candidate that will announce a series of Values Forums and be seen in public over and over again with a homophobic, gay-baiting preacher. It is also time for Senator Obama to start having a conversation about hating on homosexuals with the black religious community. He is not holding them to the same standard of supporting civil rights that he expects of white people when it comes to the civil rights of black people. So it’s okay for Obama and this group to hate on gay folks AND it’s okay for Obama and his cronies to hate on women who hold socially conservative positions since racism is the only relevant evil in this race. Is that the deal here?
Also, Senator Obama and his nation of clueless cult members should be more respectful of their elders and stop using ageism in his commercials attacking Senator McCain. I think portraying the elderly as addled, unable to keep up with technology, and incapable of change is exactly what Obama keeps pulling on Senator McCain. Any one who spends time teaching at universities, as Senator Obama has, should know that the emeritus professor is the most respected position. Many, many professors continue teaching and researching way into their nineties. They may need some additional support from staff, but they continue to be vibrant contributers to their areas way past their retirements. If Senator Obama thinks that he doesn’t want to be judged on his “funny name” or the color of his skin, he needs to extend the same level of respect to older Americans. Not all folks with Hussein in their names are terrorists and not all senior citzens have alzheimer’s disease. The latest mailing I keep getting from the Obama supporters to get McCain to release his ‘real’ medical reports is a thinly veiled whisper campaign made to make folks take notice of McCain’s age. While there are hate groups out there to remind folks of Obama’s race, there are only Obama supporters out there bringing up McCain’s age and Senator Palin’s sex and fundamentalist beliefs. Like I said, I disagree on almost every social position possible with the Republican party, but I’ve never seen them say anything blantantly racist about Senator Obama. However, I see Obama and his supporters spew misogynistic, ageist, and gay-hating terms daily. I’ve also seen them play the race card at the drop of a hat. This should stop. It’s ugly and it’s un-American.
UPDATE TODAY: YET AGAIN …
From Fox New:
Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings on Wednesday warned two minority groups to beware of Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.”
Hastings, who is black and a Democrat, made the comment in Florida at a panel discussion hosted by the National Jewish Democratic Council.