Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sarah Palin: "Going Rogue"

Ms Palin's "memoir" will be coming out in a short time. Four hundred pages, I believe. Ghostwritten, of course, by a right-wing Christian, who is about to publish some outlandish drivel on her own. Ms. Palin, as we all know, is not capable of turning out anything that the average person can comprehend. Speeches that she has obviously prepared for herself are rambling, incoherent monologues that leave the listener numb and trying to make sense of what has just been said.

Just exactly how a forty-something with a host of colleges attended, a term as a small town mayor, and a woefully incomplete term as a governor, with an ill fated run for VP thrown in can publish a memoir is beyond me. However, it will be bought by her admirers in droves. If you are curious, just wait until next spring, when the flea markets and used book sales crank up. I'd say two bucks at the most.

The most interesting thing about the book to me is the title. Since the dictionary is not a book that Ms Palin frequents, she probably has no idea what rogue means. My dictionary defines rogue as "a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel." Thanks, Ms Palin. I do not think anyone could have said it better.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Facebook Poll on Obama's Murder

The ultimate in stupidity from the fringe elements of society has finally arrived on Facebook. There are many dumb polls that Facebook users can take, if they so desire, but to put up a poll on whether the President of the United States, or anyone else for that matter, should be killed is the height of imbecility. Thankfully, the Secret Service is investigating and I hope they prosecute those responsible. To date none of my fringe element friends have stooped low enough to take that poll. I will be very disappointed if they do, and I will remove them as friends should that happen.

There are already so-called Christians calling for the death of the president. One GOP, Congressman, Trent Franks has said that the President is "An Enemy of Humanity." I do not know how much farther these hatemongers will go to display their hatred and fear of one man. We all know that most of the hatred comes from the racist element, but the so-called Christian element vomits forth its hatred as well.

I do not think this country has ever experienced such vitriol and hatred from the dregs of society before this time. Possibly the Civil War era, and some southern slave owning elements, could compare with it. That group was defeated in the worst of wars, which caused the death and suffering of so many great Americans on both sides. It accomplished little that could not have been done peacefully, had Americans worked together.

In today's world the Republican fringe elements have taken over that party and intend to destroy the President and, ultimately, the well being of the country for nothing more than political gain and power. A few days ago I watched bluebirds fighting over their feeder outside our breakfast room window. I could think of nothing but the Republicans as those birds fought to control the food, expending great amounts of energy, when simply working peacefully together would have resulted in plenty of food for all.