Wednesday, September 17, 2008

daffy-nitions, circa 2008

* If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different."
* Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, yours 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 you are unstable.
* Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

* If you spend 3 years as a 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 and next in line behind a man in his eighth decade.

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

makes sense to me. questions? leave 'em in the comments section.


Mistress Julie said...

I have a question. Why is it people continually vote against their best interests?

I just don't get it.

**shaking head**

Justin said...

re: Harvard wife... "betterment of her inner city community", laughable... while working for a private hospital who turns away patients w/ no insurance & she made, what? $250k/yr... hardly admirable &, gotta be honest, she does sound a bit pissed-off, radical leftist when she speaks... this is great, go to Pete's blog & rip on McCain, then go to Kim's & rip on Obama's wife... I'm going to be really popular...

RL said...

did you witness her turning away emergency cases with no insurance, do you know she made ~250K/yr? (Note: if so, it'll be less after her husband gets in. :) ) Did you know who Palin was 2 months ago? My personal answers are "no" and "no". But before crapping out my mouth I would at least dig deeper. I wish everyone would slow down, stop listening to the "hoopla" the right-wing media generates for profit (of those top-less-than-1-percent-of-the-population), and "keep it real". How's your investments? Are you "pissed-off" like Trump is at the moment?

Bruce Brown said...

Priceless, Rev. Kim. I enjoyed the blog post!!!

Justin said...

per Wikipedia: "According to the couple’s 2006 income tax return, Michelle's salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals...",CST-NWS-hosp23.article
Michelle is now on paid leave from a hospital that is "shunning poor patients" and "dumping them on neighborhood institutions" to free up beds for "more-profitable" procedures... so, what happens when Obama gets his universal health care package pushed thru (yeah right), where to they send these people?

RL said...

Justin - thanks for the facts...I will research them. Believe me, I'm all ears....I just want to 'keep it real'! I admit, i don't spend a lot of time researching, i go with what I read and my gut feel.

Justin said...

in the end, that's all you can do RL... read what they give you & take what you want from it... Fox News is right on that one...

the mostly reverend said...

i suspect justin has suffered one too many conks on the noggin, with all due respect. justin, spoonfed by fox "news," you are suggesting that:
1--the hospital IS in fact shunning poor patients [a practice common here in des moines at both mercy and methodist as they relate to broadlawns, or whatever it's called now]; and that
2--michelle obama is PERSONALLY responsible for the adoption and implementation of that policy.

where are the facts to support THOSE two assertions? clearly, you are doing what you've suggested rl do--that is, reading what fox "news" has told you, and taking it at face value and holding it as truth.
you are SADLY in error on this one, justin.
with all due respect.

Brett said...

Wiki & Fox News, if I cited either for any paper I wrote as a grad student, undergrad, or even as a high school student, I would have and should have been laughed out of class.

All hospitals unless state or federally funded turn away patients.

Echoing Julies question, what is the public thinking or paying attention to regarding what is good for them? This election shouldn't even be close. I'm ashamed of this country's voters for their ignorance and lack of respect for the right to vote. An uneducated or morality based vote is worse than not voting at all.