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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Much clearer now????

What I'm Reading: On the Ipod, it's Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts. For pure fun, it's Driven by Eve Kenin. For consideration for next summer's community book for my fav high school, it's Never Surrender by Jerry Boykin. And finally, for book club, it's Splendid by Julia Quinn.

What I'm Working On: Edits on Slayer in order to send the first 20 pages in to a reader that I want to impress.

This was sent to me today by a fellow Obama supporter:

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 moose burgers, you're 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 st ate Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing astate 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 Christian.

* If you teach responsible, and 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 you're 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.

OKAY: MUCH CLEARER NOW??

2 comments:

C. Alyson Love said...

Isn't the hypocrisy ASTOUNDING????

I have seen that in the comments at various blogs, but I love it so I'm glad you posted it here:)

Seven weeks left, and when I'm not cleaning out basements or sitting at the hospital (like today), I'm as obsessed as ever. Maybe even moreso given the situation on Wall Street. I hope the dh can stand it for seven more weeks. Tonite, I gave him an impromptu lecture on the economy complete with charts in response to a question he thought deserved a simple yes, no or shrug. Oops. Poor guy,he actually held up his fingers in the sign of a cross at me as if I was a vamp (grin). I'm a little intense (understatement).

Ah well.

Alyson

mimi said...

For added fun, check out Jon Stewart's take on the rampant hypocrisy. Go to YouTube and search for "Sarah Palin Gender Card."