We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A Dem nightmare, indeed! Allow me to share an e-mail received recently from a troubled family member... should I be offering round-the-clock supervision for the poor soul? Not sure if I should post this here or under the Libs gone insane thread!
My dear friends and family,
As much as I hate Bush, you know I've never written an email like this. But I can't take it anymore.
Most days it is just a scream in the back of my throat, the kind that surfaces but never breaks the barrier of my social filter. But soon, that scream is going to unleash itself and create almost as much terror around me as the reason it exists in the first place. Her name is Palin. Maybe having someone with no experience period worked back in the days when we existed in a world when we didn't actually have the capacity to annihilate humanity with the push of a button. And that world wasn't threatened with the real possibility of environmental catastrophe within the lives of my children and definitely their children. And that world wasn't connected global with the complexity that it is today. But choosing a woman who is UNqualified to lead a state much less a country, the world's MOST powerful and lethal country, is no giant step for feminism. It is a bitch slap pistol whip and anyone who cannot see this is simply out of touch with reality. As a woman who believes the Glass Ceiling needs to be eradicated, I firmly believe Palin is not the one to do it.
Aren't you scared? GIve me Bush over this woman, who has great odds in her favor of outliving McKain in the next 4 years (and God forbid, 4 more). And I'd rather eat poo than even think about Bush for 4 more years.
I can't stand it anymore. And I'm screaming.
Please, start the dialogue wherever you are, whomever you're with. She is NOT qualified to run our country. Don't give her the chance. If your man is McKain, tough it out. Obama might not carry your party line beliefs or your religious preferences or your hopes and dreams for the next four years, but I really believe we would be facing truly devastating and catastrophic deteriorations in our relations with the global community and the world we leave our children and our grandchildren, whom we hold in our arms and would die for, would be driven into the ground.
You might love your country but think of your children. It's only 4, maybe 8 years, and hey, Obama has some good things going and would it really kill you to have him in the White House? I believe it quite possibly could kill you, or your children, if Palin set up residence there.
Consider your vote as a promise to your children and the future that the world they inherit is reasonable, logical, and not a pathetic grab for votes or glory.
Start the dialogue. Just talk to others about this. Don't let 2008 be the year you voted for the destruction of our future.
With much love...
Perhaps I'll send the author a Palin action figure... something to play with while relaxing in the rubber room.
Does the VP have her own nuke? And plane to carry it? Does the president? Do either have magic curettes to wave over the country and stop all abortions? What goes on in the minds of these nuts that makes them think all a president or vice-president has to do is say the word and it happens? Do they think the president or vice-president is going to force their particular brand of religion on the entire country?
These loons don't get it. It's almost pitiful if it weren't so dangerous.