Archive for October, 2008

The United States Presidential election is coming up in 2 weeks and 2 days. Last weekend I spent time with people, mostly women whom I pretty sure are McCain/Palin supporters. These people are great people. They love their families, are funny, and fun to hang out with. A few of the people who are supporting the Obama/Biden ticket stated a few reasons why they supported the democratic ticket. But the McCain/Palin supporters remained tight lipped. Which I found odd because they were the majority. Maybe they buy into the myth that all supporters of the democratic ticket are crazed liberals who attack all of those who oppose them. (I have seen some of those crazed liberals before….scary, scary, scary)

I’ve written many post here asking people for explanations about why they are supporting the McCain/Palin ticket, but not one single person responded. Oh, many of you came by for a visit, but no one was willing to share. So, I’m left to make my own conclusions.

It seems to me, at least down here in the south that there are 3 main reasons to support McCain/Palin.

1. I’m keeping my gun damn it, and no one is taking it away from me. IT IS MY GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO DEFEND MYSELF!!!!

2. Abortion is a sin, period.

3. The republicans will help me keep my money and help me get more of it.

I think those are the most popular reasons. But I have heard from quite a few people who only shared with me because I’m white, that they were not voting for a black person, ever (this has been changed from what exactly was said because it is way too offensive to even this non black girl to repeat it)  And a few people actually believe that Obama is a terrorist. Give me a fucking break! If Obama is a terrorist, I’m a beauty queen!!!

Okay, Barack Obama on gun control.  He supports the 2nd amendment. He doesn’t want to see any law abiding citizen lose their right to bear arms.  I do believe though, that he strongly feels that it should be as hard or even more difficult to acquire a gun than a driver’s license.  That ain’t such a bad thing, at all!!!

Barack Obama on abortion.    There really isn’t much else to say about this.  It’s a pretty clear cut issue.  For or against.  But for those of you who are against abortion, you must know that those of us who support Roe vs. Wade are not anti life, we are pro choice.  Most people who support free choice wouldn’t personally choose to have an abortion,  but they understand that their personal beliefs should not be placed on someone else.  It’s America people!

About the whole money issue.  I am not economic savvy, in the least.  But it is my opinion that the only reason a republican would help you get or keep money would be if you’re a millionaire already.  My life has been better, financially when there has been a democrat in office.   I have to say though, how many of you have made more money or held on to more money over the last 8 years?  I’d dare to say, not many of you, certainly not me.  McCain has voted with Bush over 90% of the time.  Why do you think he’d suddenly change his opinion NOW? 

This is the conclusion of the rantings of a middle-aged white southern girl (woman).  This is where I honestly think the minds of the McCain/Palin supporters are.  I would bring up Palin separately, but she scares me too much.  It scares me to think that A LOT of women are supporting this ticket only because there is a woman on the ticket.  That is not being a free thinker, or a feminist.  The National Organization for Women have given their support for Obama.  They usually don’t endorse anyone, but this time they felt they must take a stand.  Below is the link to the NOW article and the letter they attached with their endorcement. So, basically this is the end of this long rambling.  Thanks for making it this far….and by all means….whether you agree or disagree…. feel free to share, this is a judgement free zone!!!! 

National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Obama-Biden

 

Friends,

We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate that has a real possibility of becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech, gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears.

To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second (and possibly first) most powerful person on the planet.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a
mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely
as a rash, incompetent, and altogether devastating choice for Vice
President. Ms. Palin’s political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and from which we’ve so demonstrably benefited.

First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not
demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.

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These bumper stickers are all over cars down here in the south.  It really pisses me off!!!  Ever heard of separation of church and state????  And btw…if you don’t agree with gay marriage, by all means…. DO NOT HAVE ONE!!!!!

Here are some “reason’s” for prohibiting gay marriage.  Which just proves my point that people who think this way are morons to begin with!!!!

because I’m here
in disguise
her whole life
is nuts.
she can’t quite grasp
how I take over
when you come near,
just like any other.
I’ve spent a lifetime
convincing her I’m real,
now she knows
and so do those
who let me in.

The Stranger

Posted: October 5, 2008 in All, Blogroll, Life, MY POEMS, Thoughts
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She gives and takes away
the same gift
in one quick gesture
without knowing
she did either one,
simply
by saying hello.

coming

Posted: October 5, 2008 in All, Blogroll, Life, Love, MY POEMS, sex, women

Everytime she walks through the door
she leaves
with weak knees,
knowing she’ll come once more

A directorial debut by Madonna.  Not sure what to think about this yet.  Looks a little strange.  What do you think, is it a run to the theater and see it, wait till the DVD comes out, or skip it all together kind of film?

 This is what’s inspiring me today. My mood has lifted and I’m on a journey again. Not to say that I haven’t had a few knocks in the last few days. Working on a poem about that now….but the knocks aren’t knocking me out, just altering my path. I’m beginning to see things with a new set of eyes, and I’m feeling fucking free for the first time in a long time!!!!

A Midwest morning
October snowfall
She packed her Chevrolet
And she brushed the fear away
She’s got a great big dream
And a history of playing small
And everybody seems to think
She’ll be back before Christmas day
She hit that highway
With every ounce of faith she could summon
When courage finally comes
You never see it coming

 

Right outta nowhere
You open your heart
And that changes everything
You’re going somewhere
And all you need to know
Is that you’re free to go

A summer night
The soft smell of seashore
All the deadheads dancing
Out on the beach
He’s got a ten-year tan
And his own little junk store
He says, some people got a lot to prove
And that’s the way I used to be
Now I’m just an old hippie
With a half a dozen PhDs
Some choices hold you down
Some chances set you free

Right outta nowhere
You open your heart
And let go of everything
You’re going somewhere
And all you need to know
Is that you’re free to go

Dream and the way will be clear
Pray and the angels will hear
Leap and the net will appear

Right outta nowhere
You open your heart
And believe in everything
You’re going somewhere
And all you need to know
Is that you’re free
Right outta nowhere
You open your heart
And have faith in everything
You’re going somewhere
And all you need to know
Is that you’re free to go

Christine Kane

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