mardi 28 octobre 2008

Feeling kind of blue

By Pistol Tanker Palin

Klein blue

pre-election depression

I can't motivate myself.

What happened? I cared so passionately. The Obama campaign would tell me "Two words. New Hampshire."

No way.

If we don't win this one by a crushing landslide, then the USA doesn't deserve better, and the rest of us can crawl into bed now and hope the roof holds.

Even if we win (when we win), she will still run in 2012, and frenzied teen girls will be wearing their "Team Sarah" pink t-shirts wherever else besides in Virginia that girls can get excited about her.

Even Danielle Crittendon writes in The Huffington Post:
Those with degrees from approved universities are capable of mounting their own defense. But what about those of us who did not go to Harvard -- and yet whose eyes still bug out at the prospect of a Palin vice presidency, let alone the prospect of her as a "key leader"in the future?...

The problem is that the reality of Sarah Palin does not match the idea of Sarah Palin. It's as plain as day -- glaringly obvious! -- that she's unfit for the job she's running for. We wouldn't expect the best darn regional car saleswoman to be appointed the next vice president of General Motors. We wouldn't fly in a commercial plane piloted by someone with a Cessna license because we trusted her gut. We wouldn't follow a woman into battle because she's a crack shot at moose hunting. Why is it unreasonable -- or snobbish! -- to have expected a better choice from our party for the next potential leader of the free world?
I joked while I could, and now I am just feeling so Klein blue that the rats are screaming, "She's a whack-job! She's a diva! She's a rogue! She's preparing for a run in 2012!"

The Socialists are coming! The Socialists are coming!

I mean, c'mon, listen to her:

"The Illinois Democrat, she hysterically suggested, would, through his proposals, create a country 'where the people are not free.'"
Sam Stein, The Huffington Post

See, under a big government, more tax agenda, what you thought was yours would really start belonging to somebody else, to everybody else. If you thought your income, your property, your inventory, your investments were, were yours, they would really collectively belong to everybody. Obama, Barack Obama has an ideological commitment to higher taxes, and I say this based on his record... Higher taxes, more government, misusing the power to tax leads to government moving into the role of some believing that government then has to take care of us. And government kind of moving into the role as the other half of our family, making decisions for us. Now, they do this in other countries where the people are not free. Let us fight for what is right. John McCain and I, we will put our trust in you.

I mean, just listen to that, then go read The Political Mind, and ask yourselves, "My God, what can be done?" Just don't ask me to be tolerant of assinity masquerading as Christianity and political leadership.

Just take this from

We’ve heard a lot from conservatives lately about how progressives are seeking to redistribute wealth with their “socialist” tax policies. But so far this critique doesn’t seem to be getting far with the public. There’s a good reason for this: The public actually agrees with progressives’ stance on taxation and rejects the conservative approach.
-- Ruy Texiera, October 24, 2008, "Public Opinion Snapshot: The Public Rejects Conservative Approaches to Taxes"
I have to pull myself together and take on the S-word demagoguery, but it's gotten me so low that I can barely function,which I suppose I probably don't need to do, since no one is calling asking me to join the administration or the editorial board of the New York Times.

But let's leave off here, with a reminder from another Obama supporter concerning the actual source of the Orlando reporter's quote of a slogan made popular by Karl Marx in the Biden interview:

In the Orlando reporter's question to Biden, she [Barbara West, WFTV] quotes, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" and attributes the quote to Karl Marx, but the concept is a Bible principle that the Religious Right conveniently ignore in their self-serving greed.

Luke 12:48 (The Holy Bible, King James version)

For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much require: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask more.

The Golden Rule, Matthew 7:12 (The Holy Bible, King James version)
Therefore all things whatsoever we would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.

And from Wikipedia:

Although Marx is popularly thought of as the originator of the phrase, the slogan was common to the socialist movement and was first used by Louis Blanc in 1840, in "The organization of work", as a revision of a quote by the utopian socialist Henri de Saint Simon, who claimed that each should be rewarded according to how much they work.[citation needed]

Despite the secular nature of Marxism, it has been said that the inspiration for this slogan lies in Christianity.[citation needed] An earlier exposition of the idea is found in the Bible, in Acts of the Apostles. Luke describes the organization of the first Christian congregations following the death of Jesus:

And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. (Acts 2:44-45)
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. (Acts 4:34-35)

But, there's more to the egregeious stupidity and arrogance...

" fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not!"

"Where does a lot of that earmark money end up, anyway? [...] You've heard about, um, these -- some of these pet projects they really don't make a whole lot of sense, and sometimes these dollars they go to projects having little or nothing to do with the public good. Things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not!"

I kid you not.

Or, maybe it's just pigments that are getting me down. Combinations of pigments. Colors. The difficulty of arriving at the certitude that the sample colors for the chaux are the best range from which I can choose, and that I have made the best choice. I have never spent this kind of money on anything for myself -- and my husband -- and the terror of getting it wrong and feeling regret is just the tiniest bit crippling. It makes me want to hide, but they will come to work and need the decision, and so I will have to make it.

As best as I can.

I have always had a client to debate with and blame when their final choice disappointed me. Much easier for the soul.

Maybe I will just do the whole thing in Klein blue.

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