Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Liberals' lament.

It's frustrating that our very flag, which should be a symbol for all Americans, has become instead an icon for political beliefs a great many of us find unbearably odious.

This is a circulating email I got this morning from someone as despairing as I am. If you read here regularly, you know I generally steer clear of politics; I never posted a "pass this along to your friends" email before.

BTW - if someone leaves a nasty comment, I will delete it. There's a limit to how much stress I can put up with.

Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.

Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

The United States should get out of the United Nations, but our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.

A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

Support hunters who shoot their friends and blame them for wearing orange vests similar to those worn by the quail.

Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism. HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's driving record is none of our business.

Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host like Rush Limbaugh. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.

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At 10:37 AM, Blogger pixelpalette said...

This is great! Thanks for posting it! I agree our current "apes in cheif", live well outside the rhelm of reason. I often wonder if they ever have any momentary lapses of rational thought.
I don't think I will be able to muster up much optimism towards the system, until we have tangeable, re-countable paper ballots.

At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Sylvia said...

I've noticed you don't do many political posts which is fine with me. However sometimes the double standards and hypocrisy are just too overwhelming to remain silent. So good for you!

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Lynn S said...

I honestly don't intend this to be nasty and I try my best not to make it seem that way but I have to say this.

I could find so much wrong in that quoted email but I won't even go into that. I simply have to address your comment about the flag: --"It's frustrating that our very flag, which should be a symbol for all Americans, has become instead an icon for political beliefs a great many of us find unbearably odious."-- If this is true it is liberals themselves who have made it that way. No one is stopping liberals from flying the flag, and yes, you can fly the flag and criticize the current administration all you want. It's your choice... fly the flag, be patriotic, criticize. What's the problem?


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