Thursday, September 18, 2008

In My Inbox Tonight -- I LOVE An Election Year

Had to pass this one on for your next political conversation...

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

>> * If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're > "exotic, different."

>> * Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, your life is a quintessential American story.

>> * If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

>> * Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a "maverick."

>> * Graduate from Harvard Law School and you are unstable.

>> * Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well -grounded.

>>> * If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter- registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a state Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

>>> * If your total resume is local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second-highest-ranking executive.

>> * If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.
>> * If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a real Christian.

>> * If you teach responsible, age-appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

>>> * If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.

>>> * If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner-city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's.

>> * If your husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.
I have to say there is nothing I love quite as much as the special kind of logic used in political campaigns. Do you see why?

Monday, September 08, 2008

Quote of the Day

"You think YOU'RE an iconoclast, Duck? I don't even uphold my OWN beliefs!"
~~Osco Sean~~

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"At the time of my visit, the Italians were working their way through their forty-eighth government in forty-five years. The country has the social structure of a banana republic, yet the amazing thing is that it thrives. It is now the fifth-biggest economy in the world, which is a simply staggering achievement in the face of such chronic disorder. If they had the work ethic of the Japanese they would be masters of the planet. Thank goodness they don't. They are too busy expending their considerable energies on the pleasurable minutiae of daily life -- children, good food, arguing in cafes -- which is just how it should be."
This is from pg 125 of Neither Here Nor There: Travels In Europe, by Bill Bryson; copyrighted 1991 to the author, Minerva Paperbacks, London.
Far be it from me to question a world authority on virtually everything, like old Bill, but I would like to suggest an alternate interpretation. Maybe they're doing so well BECAUSE of the chronic disorder. That's just my guess.