Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Article in Orlando Sentinel Smacks Bush/McCain

Over a year ago I wrote an LTE to the Orlando Sentinel on Bush's pardon of longtime companion Scooter Libby--the only man in America worthy of presidential intervention. The reaction I received in the form of hate mail was so hilarious, it became a recommended diary on DailyKos.

I've published again in today's edition, and I'm still waiting for the pictures of Bush in my mail with snazzy slogans "It's opens season on towelheads, and he's the Maytag Repairman!" and such. But until that time, I can enjoy the reaction I'm getting in the comments online.

This is what I wrote: (mind you, it was before McSame picked Sarah Palin--ohh, that would have been sweet)

Ignore the fear tactics
August 31, 2008
The GOP is telling us that Barack Obama isn't "ready" to be president. This, from a party that nominated the most inexperienced, unprepared decider in our history. Someone who based foreign-policy decisions on his "gut," who proudly stated that he doesn't read newspapers, who can barely put a coherent sentence together and was easily manipulated by much-smarter people.

I don't think we are in danger of Obama starting a war with the wrong country, or playing guitar and eating cake when a major city is drowning. No, I think the only danger would be if we allow the usual fear tactics to torpedo a true statesman to bring the needed change for four more years of the same.


Note--they took out the line I had about Obama not reading a children's book after being told our nation is under attack. Presumably for space reasons, but I really wish they would have left it in. The hate/spin would have really been kicked up a notch.

Half the feedback so far in the comments section are positive, (all seen here), the other half were intelligent, well-articulated counter-arguements like this:

obama is a evil America hating socialist.His
mentor was the America hating racist Rev Wright.
He chose the America hating terrorist William Ayers as one of his best friends.We see the pattern.I HATE obama and his evil **** wife.
HATE OBAMA! HATE OBAMA! HATE OBAMA!


Wow. As odd as that was, I actually preferred that rant to a racist who was attempting to be intellectual:

Excuse me but the Alaska Governor has more executive experience than any of the 3 other participants combined including Biden, Obama, and McCain. She's been a Mayor and a governor while the rest haven't ever run anything. Barack O'Bambi is what this hollow chocolate Easter bunny is. A thin shell of deception with nothing but a good set of pipes. A far left wing Socialist with zero experience and like the famous Wizard of Oz, able to use his booming voice and other theatrical effects to dazzle the stupid left wing nut myrmidons who stand about cheering this phony baloney actor who reads from a teleprompter but refuses a fair debate with McCain where questions are not previously prepared, studied and approved and audiences chosen.


"hollow chocolate". Nice. You really need to spin your wheels off to say that the 1 1/2 year governor of 17 people has more experience than everyone. (She certainly has more experience with ethics investigations than any of the three save McCain). But logic takes a holiday when you are desperate.

Just thought you'd like the chuckle. I will probably get more as the day goes on, but you get the idea. Nothing left to do but wait by my mailbox for the letters and for more phone calls.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Palin? You gotta be hosing me...

Karen Thurman, chair of the FL Dems:

Dear Friends,


John McCain rolled the dice with his VP pick today - in an attempt to woo women voters.

But we cannot gamble with women's lives.

Don't let your friends, family and co-workers be fooled: Alaskan Sarah Palin is a dangerous right-winger who lacks the judgment to lead.

In 2000, Palin endorsed Pat Buchanan for President. Yes, that Pat Buchanan.

In 2006, Palin ran for Alaska Governor on a message of change - and then turned out to be just another corrupt Alaska politician who's now under investigation in her own state.

She's no Hillary Clinton. She's Dan Quayle in a dress.

Women voters who care about equal rights, choice, family and other issues, will not see a partner in Palin.

Help us fight for these issues by electing Democrats up and down the ticket. Click here to donate today:

https://secure.fladems.com/page/contribute/

She is lockstep with Bush and McCain on issues important to women. Every one of them. That's scary.

The corrupt trio of Ted Stevens, Don Young, and Lisa Murkowski all raised campaign money for Palin.

John McCain claimed that Barack Obama lacked experience. Then he picked a VP who has just 20 months at the helm of a state with a population smaller than the city of Jacksonville, and zero foreign policy experience. Palin would be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Barack Obama is ready to lead. Last night he showed us what the next American President will look like. He and Joe Biden will deliver change we need.



She is worse than Quayle. She is a female Bush. She is a right-wing extremist who thinks abortion should be illegal in ALL circumstances. She doesn't believe in evoluton. She is corrupt.

No one can convince me that she would have been picked if she had been a man. How insulting. Women will vote for her just because she is a woman? HRC didn't run on being a woman--she was a competent and effective leader. If she had Palin's "qualifications", she would have been laughed off the national stage.

This was a hail mary pass by a desperate candidate. He made this decision out of panic--and it shows how he would make decisions as president.

If you haven't been moved to the Obama camp by now, look again.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Who McCain Won't Pick

I know who McCain won't pick.

Romney, Pawlenty, Lieberman, or Ridge.

I say that now so I can say I told you so.

He won't pick Romney because he wouldn't be able to paint Obama as an elitist. Romney, like McCain, has an obscene amount of money. Romney is also a flip-flop on everything who will say anything to be elected--McCain knows this and doesn't trust him.

Pawlenty? Paw-lease. Biden would chew him up and spit him out at a debate. McCain already can't match Biden on foreign policy credentials--so what's smiley gonna do? Besides, Minnesota is just not going to be in play. There's nothing there, dudes.

Lieberman--he would LOVE to have him. He's his buddy and a fellow "maverick" (if you read "maverick" as back-stabbing traitor who is one of the few remaining cultists who insist Iraq is a rainbow castle dreamland filled with chocolately goodness instead of the corrupt, trillion-dollar sucking bloodbath). Of course, his GOP Masters won't allow this. Lieberman votes a LOT with the Democrats and the GOP hates him. (Something we have in common.)

Same with Ridge. Even though Ridge is qualified, he doesn't have that "ideology". And if there is one thing you need, it's "ideology".

W was brimming with it. Even though he didn't (and still doesn't) have anything else. (Quick aside: and the GOP has the audacity to criticize Obama as not prepared? W was the least experienced in history--and unlike Obama, he reads, he can put a coherent sentence together, and doesn't make major foreign policy decisions based on his "gut". But then again, Obama wouldn't read a children's book when we are attacked, or eat cake when a major city drowns, or...ya know, it's just easier to say fucking idiots and leave it at that.)

I would be impressed if McCain would pick Ridge, but that would take principle-and he has flip-flopped on every major "principle" he's had--huge tax cuts, pork, even torture. ANYTHING to get the GOP to love (back) him.

He needs someone who is conservative enough for the conservatives but just independent enough for those independents foolish enough to think he's one of them.

My guess is someone like Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

what do you think?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Seminole Paster Delivers Benediction at DNC

I teach at, as well as worship at, Northland Church here at Longwood.

The Rev. Joel Hunter was invited to give the Benediction at the DNC. His mega-church here is a testament to his brand of Christianity, which is the model that Jesus teaches in the New Testament.

I know that the Son of Man would be appalled at fake prophets who twist His Word to justify hate towards others and enrich themselves. He is the new breed of Christian, like the Rev. Warren, who believes that Christians are defined by what we do and what we are for--not just what we are against (re: abortion and gays). His kind is the antidote for the hate that falsely defined Christianity--mostly stemming from the former Falwell and Pat Robertson. Evangelical Christians are giving Obama the chance he needs, and like my church, I couldn't be more proud.

Congratulations Obama! HRC shows real class!

For the first time in American history, a major U.S. party nominates an African American for the presidency. Hillary Clinton called for the roll call of states to end in a bid for unity.

McSame is gearing up for his pitch for another 8 years of failure to start next week in the Twin Cities. America can't be that stupid to give the GOP another extension to prolong the never-ending, trillion dollar war, tax-breaks for the super-wealthy and the oil companies, and to finally put the last nail in the coffin for any sembelance of justice from either the Justice Dept. or the Supreme Court.

God Bless America! Hang on...help is on the way!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

PRIMARY DAY! Vote and ensure you are registered!

No shenanigans in Florida this time. Go and vote today--if anything, it will let you know that you are ready to vote in the General Election this November.

If you are in Feeney's specially-carved district, PLEASE vote for Suzanne Kosmas. the Daytona Beach paper endorsed her recently and expressed why Feeney is so wrong:

Recent votes show how extreme and out of step Feeney is with his more moderately conservative district. He voted against a bill strengthening prohibitions against pay discrimination (it passed the House, 247-178). He voted against the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that strengthens federal regulations of tobacco products (it passed, 326-102, with 96 Republicans in favor). He opposed a bill strengthening and expanding President Bush's 2003 AIDS initiative with accountability provisions (it passed, 303-115, with 75 Republicans in favor). He opposed the 2008 Foreclosure Prevention Act (it passed, 272-152, with 45 Republicans in favor). And he opposed a highway bill strengthening infrastructure inspection standards (it passed, 367-55, with 137 Republicans in favor).

All that just in the second half of July. Feeney's six years in Congress follow the same pattern. He's not just anti-government. He's anti governance. Set aside charges of corruption that have dogged Feeney (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington ranks him among the 22 most corrupt members of Congress) and the pride he takes in his abrasive partisanship. Just on his votes and his poor record of constituent services, the case to replace this incumbent builds itself.



Vote for Suzanne and let's get Seminole County back on a winning team!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

McCain defines "Rich"--w/Video

Glad to see the DNC on top of their game. Take notes Obama, this is how we fight back:




Cafferty Sums Up Bush and McCain

Cafferty said it best:

It occurs to me that John McCain is as intellectually shallow as our current president.

and

I am sick and tired of the president of the United States embarrassing me. The world we live in is too complex to entrust it to someone else whose idea of intellectual curiosity and grasp of foreign policy issues is to tell us he can look into Vladimir Putin's eyes and see into his soul.

George Bush's record as a student, military man, businessman and leader of the free world is one of constant failure. And the part that troubles me most is he seems content with himself.

He will leave office with the country $10 trillion in debt, fighting two wars, our international reputation in shambles, our government cloaked in secrecy and suspicion that his entire presidency has been a litany of broken laws and promises, our citizens' faith in our own country ripped to shreds. Yet Bush goes bumbling along, grinning and spewing moronic one-liners, as though nobody understands what a colossal failure he has been.

I fear to the depth of my being that John McCain is just like him.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Effective ANTI-MCCAIN Ad

You know I couldn't stay away!

Here's an ad for "maverick" McCain. Send the link to anyone who says he is not like Bush. Hope you like it!



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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Hiatus




I'll be busy for awhile so my blog will be on hold. Let's help our blue candidates win in November!