Racism, Sexism, Ageism – American Traditions Run for Office September 28, 2008Posted by voolavex in Politics.
Tags: Ageism, Alaska, attitudes, Black, campaign, Canada, contretemps, culture, earmarks, election, fears, four years, GOP, heart, Hillary, history, hypocrisy, kosher, McCain, Obama, Palin, pork barrel, Racism, rack, religions, Sarah, sexism, wife
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Now that there is a hint of a peep that some GOP insiders are thinking Snarky Sarah should fall off the GOP ticket, I am waiting with bated breath to see if and how she does it. Anyone who considers interaction with Canada a qualification for determining foreign policy has severe brain freeze. (And when was this contretemps with Canada/Alaska and why didn’t we know about it?) As far as I can tell the closest the Snark has come to foreign relations is with her Kenyan houngan Rev Muthee. She is a bad print of a smoke and mirrors magician who coughs on the smoke and walks into the mirrors while the rabbits run away. Since neither Palin nor McCain know enough to get real – here’s hoping the Grand Old Party pulls the plug on this fiasco without delay. Having a nice rack is not a qualification for much anymore since you can get a nice rack for about $5,000. Anyone can buy those pricey Peggy Hill glasses and teasing hair is not actually a talent. Neither is having five kids. She should, drop – literally – out – ASAP.
As an aside; while McCain stood and repeated himself Friday night, I wondered what his running mate thought of the many times he mentioned “earmarks”. Sarah’s earmark hobby doesn’t make her an expert on that either- pork barrel patronage is simply NOT kosher – even in Alaska.
So here we have a campaign concert in contradictions and a election rife with three of the most un-PC components of hypocrisy alive and active in the United States. Let’s review:
McCain is too old. What is too old? Too old for what? Why is he too old? When was there an age cap on running for office. Who declared this to be a fact? You know who was too old? Strom Thurmond.
And if it’s McCain’s health that is used as a clean up for ageism – let’s not forget “Just A Heartbeat Away from Another Heart Attack” Dick Cheney – who is still just several pace makers away from the White House. Or the handsome and down to earth Ronald Reagan who may or may not have spent a good deal of his two terms in the throes of Alzheimer’s and or naps. Every time they mention McCain’s 72 year old heart it’s a slur. Like it or not.
Obama is Black. Obama is not Black enough. Obama is too black. Obama has a Black wife and two Black children. . Obama’s mother was white. What about his middle name? Obama is an elitist person of color (That is just a crafty word for uppity.) Obama went to Harvard. Is someone jealous? Seriously, doesn’t someone with 9 houses seem elite? Even on an ordinary day I would not use the word elite to describe Obama but I would consider the McCain’s nouveau riche and they probably think they are elite. I know most middle of the road Americans are pondering how it came to pass that a dark looking man is running for president. Some are scared and will not say so. Others are forming militias. If Obama was white it wouldn’t matter. He might even slip by if his father had been white and his mother black but it is what it is. This is racist and every time someone mentions Black in a “roll your eyes” tone of voice or calls him the N word among “friends” – it’s a form of slur. Like it or not.
She’s a Woman. She has children. She grabbed the main chance. She was middle-aged. She went to law school. She wore pants suits. Her hair was wrong. Who does her hair? Who chooses her outfits. What about those hairbands? Look at that rack. She pre-menopausal, she’s menopausal, she’s dried up.
She hunts and shoots. She stood by her cheating man. Could be Palin or Hillary – they have vaginas in common We do not want the Senate floor to be turned into the vagina monologues* This is all sexist and thus slurs. Like it or not.
There it is, the clock ticking away like a bomb. And as loyal Americans we stand true to our history, culture, hypocrisy, fears, attitudes, religions and bank accounts – at it again. Every four years. Like it or not.
* With a thank you to Eve Ensler for the creation of the term.
The Sarah Palin Chronicles – Part Two – Red Herring Babygate September 2, 2008Posted by voolavex in Uncategorized.
Tags: amniotic fluid, Barack Obama, Beans of Egypt Maine, birth records, Bristol, doctor, Levi Johnston, Levi Johnston My Space, levijohnstonpalin, Myspace, obstetrician, Palin, pediatrician, Red Herrings, Sarah Palin, secret, Trig, Trisomy 21, vice president, VP, Willow
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Another day of the Palin political saga.
FYI – Chris Kelly in the Huffington Post has nailed the Palin Baby mama Drama on the nose. I suggest you read it. I am trying to post it here but not having any luck so far.
Here is a whole new scenario for the Baby Mama situation. Has anyone looked at young, sweet Willow? She’s old enough and a pregnancy in a younger teen is one that would certainly be plausible unless there is convincing evidence to refute the suggestion. And it would be one you would want to hide at all costs. Girls her age rarely marry the baby daddy (maybe they do in the Far North) but Bristol and Sarah may be Red Herrings. It will take deeper digging but I am sure that some clever person – possibly myself even – will find Trig’s birth records and the doctor who delivered him. It might be fascinating to find out exactly whose amniotic fluid was tested for Trisomy 21. Who are Bristol and Willow’s and Trig’s pediatrician and who is the girl’s obstetrician? And I do allow for the fact even those record may be fixed or shredded. Until then – Sarah Palin does not strike me as very open, honest, forthcoming or exemplary as a parent, governor or VP candidate. And Levi Johnston sounds like a garbage mouth moron. (Check out his MySpace profile if it’s still up). He should be a clever and quality addition to the Palin clan.
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Do we know why Levi is levijohnstonpalin. Does Sarah know Levi’s hero is Barack Obama? Perhaps it’s time for The Secret Sarah Palin Chronicles?
Has anyone read The Beans of Egypt Maine? Read it. There is more truth than poetry in that book than I ever imagined.
To be continued.