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This blog is now retired. My new site is at: Predictably Irrational.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Vote for Obama

I love this clip from Bill Maher, who has just been eloquent at speaking against the Republican party, and the religious fanatics that encompass the politics of that party.



I'm a bit afraid that Romney will be elected. Just by the sheer volume of Romney signs over Obama signs that I see in the area. BUT, it may be that I happened to be in a segment of society that is more red than blue. It's quite possible there's a pro-Romney thinking the same thing about Obama, because they are in the opposite situation than I'm in.

My Facebook stats are different: 67 of my friends Like Obama vs. 38 for Romney. These aren't all folks that vote because many of my FOR Obama are the young, which is a great thing because, while it does nothing now, at least I know our future is looking good. 

MiMi, my bright Buddha-like-Lisa-Simpson-glass-is-always-have-full daughter thinks Obama will win because she saw a thing where the children got to vote for the President and Obama won. Her observation on this? Most likely, the children that voted picked Obama because their parents like Obama. Love that girl.

Then CJ mentioned it was very close. In her Civics class, they saw a website with the poll numbers and while Obama is ahead, Romney was not far behind. Let's hope he stays that way.

Yes. I've told my children I could _never_ be a Republican. The Republican platform has never catered to my independent beliefs of freedom of choice for all people: minorities - not just black people, but let's talk about them Mexicans. What's going on in Arizona is appalling to me. And when I see people post 'humorous' things on Facebook about ' shoots people for crossing their borders. Why shouldn't we?' I am SHOCKED. I am fine at being called a 'bleeding heart liberal' because I don't think anyone should be shot for crossing the border ANY-FUCKING-WHERE but especially in my own country. And that, motherfuckers, is not coming from a christian heart because I ain't christian. 

But the people that post that shit also post about being god-fearing, I love god, god this, god that, forget that they hate Mormons (BTW, Romney is mormon...if you christians forgot that tidbit), god is my savior, don't kill the babies, but kill the mexicans. Oh. But probably don't kill the Canadians because...they are _white_? Oh no I didn't!!!

More freedom of choice: the right to believe in what we want to believe. The refluckpickans don't seem to want anyone to believe in Buddha, multiple gods, magic underwear (that's a Mormon thing), the Koran, praying to Mother Mary, NO god (Gasp!)...but only *their* god. The god that apparently doesn't like mexicans, sex before marriage, maybe let's just correct that and just say sex, but the men really are sickos and pretend to be something else for appearances (until they get caught)...bring back prayer in schools because that was what they had in their backwoods, non-Mexican, blacks-repressed era of their days. Well, FUUCCCCK YOU. That is just ignorant.

I like how it is today and I know quite a few others that do too and WE don't want our children to grow up in that kind of environment. But you know what, if that's what you want, you can have it. But you say your little prayers on your own time and leave my agnostic children out of it. My kids aren't Mexican but they're brown and LOOK Mexican, so I don't need your racist shit messing with my Mexican-looking kids. Who, BTW, not only can have black friends, but one day, if they want, can DATE, even MARRY a black man *OR WOMAN*. THAT my friends and FAMILY, is the type of family *we are*. And it is the type of environment they are surrounded by, THANK THE GOD I DON'T KNOW IF I BELIEVE IN.

Back to Bill Maher. His message is plain and clear: A vote for Mitt is like:

...what I’m trying to do is make an analogy to that old public service announcement about how when you go to bed with one person, you’re not just sleeping with them, you’re…. Well, it’s like that with Mitt. When you elect Mitt, you’re not just electing him, you’re electing every right-wing nut he’s pandered to in the last ten years. 
If the Mittmobile does roll into Washington, it’ll be towing behind it the whole anti-intellectual, anti-science freak show. The abstinence obsessives, the flat earthers, home schoolers, the holy warriors, the anti-women social neanderthal, the closeted homosexuals, and every end timer who sees the Virgin Mary in the grass over the septic tank.
The more I learn about who is on this Science Committee, the more I am sad and dismayed that more of "us" didn't pay attention. How the fuck did these ignorant bible-thumpers get on a fucking SCIENCE committee???? When Bill Maher speaks this quote below, the video has a picture of a dude standing in front of a wall of deer heads.
A few weeks ago, we heard from a Republican Congressman named Paul Broun. Here he is at a dead deer convention telling his supporters that evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang Theory are all “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” And he’s on the Science Committee! Along with Todd Akin. Fuck, even the deer are rolling their eyes.
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People like Congressman Ralph Hall, who is Chairman of the Science Committee, and says we don’t need to address global warming because: “I don’t think we can control what God controls.” 
By that logic, why ever put out a fire? Or open an umbrella? Or wipe your ass?
These truths will NEVER EVER convince the religious right. They are done for. They will never open their eyes from their deluded sense of reality. But for the rest of you who are not lost, do this nation a favor and vote for Obama. It *is* the right choice. What scares me more than Romney as President is Paul Ryan as President. And Romney ain't looking to fresh...

2 comments:

  1. Did you see this column in the NY Times today? I thought this was such a great way of looking at the "pro-life" issue...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/opinion/sunday/friedman-why-i-am-pro-life.html

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