Our beloved blogmother has asked all of us Conflucians to "come out" and explain what we are doing on November 4th, and to choose a word that would summarize our NOBAMA position.
My word is "misogyny," and I'm voting for the 30% Solution in order to begin improving the lives of women throughout this great country.ShareThis
H/T to my muse, Pat Johnson at The Confluence, for the inspiration for this one!
THE SCENE: A fake Oval Office in a television studio. BARACK OBAMA is on the set of his half-hour infomercial, which will shortly be broadcast on all the major networks (except ABC). He is in the midst of completing the final take.
OBAMA (to the crew): Are we ready?
DIRECTOR: Yes, Barack. We finally got the teleprompter back up. That new techie over there took care of it.ShareThis
In this charged election year, no matter who claims the White House in 2009, we will be electing at least one person with restrictive views on abortion to the White House.ShareThis
THE SCENE: A game show set, modeled on "Jeopardy." The host, DREW CAREY, stands at a podium, behind which is a giant flat screen. It currently shows President Barack Obama's smiling face, with the Possum seal behind it.ShareThis
Yes, I forced myself to watch the debate last night. These things are painful to me, since I realize that no matter what happens, ONE of these two is going to be President. Crap! We deserved so much better this year, and we almost had it.ShareThis
Well, it's coming into the home stretch now. Finally, after all the shocks and the agony and the disappointments and the activism, we are less than three weeks away from the final decision as to who will be our President next January.ShareThis
THE SCENE: BARACK OBAMA's office. Like the candidate himself, the office is slick, expensive and trendy. The furniture is made of lucite and cream leather, and photos of The One cover the walls. A silver MacBook rests on the desk, which has the Possum seal on it. OBAMA himself is seated behind the desk, talking on his iPhone.ShareThis
I have been racking my brain, and I honestly cannot come up with any way that the DNC could have screwed America any more than by nominating Barack Obama this year. The reason? He is the most cartoonish exaggeration of a far-left liberal that has ever run for President. And the rightwing narratives against liberals are all being confirmed by everything he does and says. To wit:ShareThis
Coming home from temple yesterday afternoon, I heard a father and his daughter talking as they walked past me. The daughter, who looked like she was in the tween years, was complaining about being short.
The father's response took my breath away.
"Do you think Sarah Palin is tall? Do you think Hillary Clinton is tall?" he asked his daughter.ShareThis
and let's just say, he's not too happy with the state of the Obamasphere.ShareThis
(Happy New Year to all you Joooz out there! May it bring health, happiness and the strength to make it through the tough times ahead.)
SCENE I: The Oval Office. GEORGE W. BUSH is sitting behind his desk, staring at the ceiling, bored. There are two chairs on either side of his desk; one is a wing chair, and one is a chair that swivels. The back of that chair is facing the audience; light snoring issues forth from it, but we cannot see who occupies it.ShareThis
I know the debate was so last Friday, and we are all wondering "What now?" after the defeat of the $700 billion bailout this afternoon.ShareThis
Of course not. I know that Obama and McCain were both up on that stage last night. But so was Hillary Clinton - that is, her plan for the economy was. And when Obama parroted that plan, those ten minutes or so were the strongest portion of his argument. He never reached those heights again during the entire debate.
Don't believe me? Let's do a side-by-side comparison, shall we?
Here's Obama's plan from the debate.ShareThis
This is not just a financial crisis; it's an economic crisis. Therefore, the solutions we pursue cannot simply stabilize the markets. We must also deal with the interconnected economic challenges that set the stage for this crisis -- and reverse the failed policies that allowed a potential crisis to become a real one.ShareThis
The following is Part I of my email interview with the gracious, intelligent, fiery and fabulous feminist, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, after reading her book: "Rumours of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated." Part II will be posted tomorrow.ShareThis
I've noticed that many of the Obamans who interact with me tend to conflate beliefs with action. Perhaps this is why they support Obama, as he suffers from the same confusion:
Kroft: Senator McCain made some of the same noises this week, blaming Wall Street greed, promising reform and oversight, and new regulations to protect investors. What's the difference between the two of you?
Obama: Well, the difference is, I think, that I've got a track record of actually believing in this stuff. (emphasis added)ShareThis
If you have been paying attention to all the Palin-mania over the past few weeks, you might notice a common thread running through all the negativity: Fear.
Here are just some of the things we are supposed to fear about Governor Palin:ShareThis
Having garnered only pro forma support from some of her Senate colleagues (with the notable exception of her frequent partner, Senator Patty Murray) in her efforts to prevent George W. Bush's HHS from denying millions of women access to birth control, Hillary Clinton joins with the president of Planned Parenthood and takes her case to the media:ShareThis
As a woman, I have been told various things by various factions in the feminist movement. One claims that gender is a social construction. This faction, in my opinion, falls into the category of denying reality. In fiercely and falsely asserting that women and men are the same, we open ourselves up to what I call the "Oh, Shit!" moment.ShareThis