God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

A Good Read and Religious Far Right Hypocrisy

This is a very good column--for those of us who are terrorized by the thought of a President Palin--a reality I am certain will materialize in the event John wins.

Palin’s Alternate Universe

by New York Times Op Columnist Bob Herbert

It should be must reading by everyone before entering the polling booth


And--Sarah Palin's malicious obfuscation at a fund raiser in Colorado today:

"Well, I was reading my copy of today's New York Times and I was really interested to read about Barack's friends from Chicago," Palin told the crowd. "Turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man who, according to The New York Times was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.' These are the same guys who think patriotism is paying higher taxes. This is not a man who sees America as you and I do -- as the greatest force for good in the world. This is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country. This, ladies and gentlemen, has nothing to do with the kind of change anyone can believe in -- not my kids and not your kids."

How the Religious Far Right can condone this kind of evil meaness, deliberate falsification, and fear mongering is incomprehensible to me. WWJD is worn on bracelets, attached to notebooks, proudly proclaimed but seems not to translate into behavior.

1 comment:

Chiocciola said...

This play on fear on "otherness" is awful! When Palin tries to set Obama up as "different" and "not like us" it is nothing more than concealed racism and dirty tricks.