matteo, when I checked my yahoo mail yesterday their cover fluff piece, (which is usually something like todays: Even Paris Hilton has fallen prey to this hacker's scheme to steal passwords), had a point by point breakdown of what she lied about. I was favorably surprised. (Of course, now I can't find it.)
I saw this yesterday. It's hilarious. It also makes me hate people that lack the basic decency to not spew bullshit. Do they have any shred of integrity? Dick Morris's comments are especially maddening. All of it is.
I understand why people don't watch T.V. Without 24-hour cable news most of the USA would have to look elsewhere to form their opinions. Sometimes it seems the sole purpose of these networks (Fox especially) is to drive a wedge. Most Americans want the same thing. We want a house and a picket fence and some cash in our pockets and a decent education for our children. But what these right wing crazy people want to do is polarize the country. They have to go looking, and they'll look hard. They'll get into your bedrooms. They'll bring up stuff we never thought of or cared about before and make it a Big Issue! They'll stop at nothing to divide us. How difficult is it to mind your own fucking business and go on with your merry life? Live and let live. It makes me sick to my stomach.
Also, I don't understand why Republicans women (or men) willingly wore buttons that said "The Hottest VP from the Coolest State". What in the hell? What an insult to Sarah Palin.
ha, that was funny, trodant. That reminds me of my dog.
Also I know my above statement is very simplistic. People do have differing views on how things should be run, hence two (or more) parties. The hatefulness, mudslinging, blatant lies, and the lack of any shred of class is what drives me mad. I know this is politics as usual but it's affecting me more than usual.
I see the media going after Palin's bullshit everywhere, but I don't see them going after McCain's bullshit - and they've never gone after his bullshit so it's not too surprising that they refuse to start now. If the creepy old man makes it into the White House, I don't think it'll have been because the media gave Palin a pass.
LoriFLA, before you hitchhike across the USA (on your way to Canada) just remember that it's affecting lots of people more because the stakes seem so much higher. Never fully immune from its charms, I have now completely turned to the snark side. So that's how I deal with it.
For the past 15 or so years, I have seen the mainstream media totally cowed by the "liberal media" harangues of the far right. This has moved the center much further to the right than it might have been.
How difficult is it to mind your own fucking business and go on with your merry life? Live and let live. It makes me sick to my stomach.
Yeah, this has been getting to me lately too.
I had a political discussion with two conservatives at work yesterday, subject was gay marriage. One guy made it clear he was against it, but thoughtfully considered my points.
The other guy kept saying (these people are engineers, mind you) that allowing gay marriage would bring God's wrath down on all of us. He kept saying, "Remember the FLOOD?!?" I tried replying that the Bible says God promised not to do that sort of thing again, but would not be deterred. It kills me when you use the Bible to refute their views and they still refuse to consider alternatives.
I'm a Christian, but I simply cannot understand that doom & gloom mindset.
That's what I don't get, either. How is any sort of justice served by making people like Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon wait half a century to get married, when my brilliant ass was allowed to marry someone I'd dated for six months? I've tried to understand, and I've asked right-wing people I know to explain it to me, but I can't wrap my head around someone in this day and age thinking they're being moral by trying to legislate second-class citizenship. I really don't even understand the religious argument, since most people who use it don't want other things from their faith legislated- like banning divorce, for instance.