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McCain's choice of VP scares me as much as it amuses me. I find her to be personally loathsome, as she pretty much embodies a set of social and political views that are perfectly antithetical to my own.

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Gleh. I can barely post about this asshole right now.

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Y'know? I really, truly love Jimmy Carter.

And in case you didn't see it, this might be McCain's most absurd, tackiest POW ploy to date.


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Aug. 30th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
I'm beyond terrified of this Republican ticket.

No, really.

NO, SARAH PLAIN AND TALL PALIN, DON'T SHOOT AT SOME FOOD AND STRIKE CRUDE! Only the Beverly Hillbillies can get away with that shit, thank you very much. Are we going to have another Cheney-like shooting incident?

Aug. 31st, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
I keep wavering between being completely baffled, outraged, or laughing at the absurdity of Palin...to being very terrified that there are enough idiots in America that will vote for that ticket.

My brain explodes at least once an hour as I continue to ponder Palin.
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Aug. 31st, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
I'm offended & baffled. I immediately thought it was a blatant POW ploy. How could it not?
Aug. 31st, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
And, just because I can't leave well enough alone....

Come and listen to a story about a chick named Sarah
A political tour de force without a care-ah
Then one day, she was shootin' at her brood
And up through the ground came a-bubblin' crude.

(Oil, that is, fossil fuel energy.)

Well, first thing you know, Sarah's a millionaire
Kin folk said "Move away from there!"
Said the Beltway is the place you wanna be,
So she packed up the furs and went to DC.

The Observatory, that is.
Scandal and porn.

Aug. 31st, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
i can't stop thinking about this and getting more and more angry and outraged that they are presenting her in the way they are (she's a hockey mom! she's a reformer! she's just plain folks! she's gonna give 'em hell in washington!) when she embodies the same set of beliefs as the people who are in office now.

and i am shocked to think that a presidential candidate could choose someone for VP who is so unqualified. his desire to appeal to a particular demographic is greater than his desire to choose the right person for the job -- a person who could very possibly have to take over HIS job some day. i can't turn away from the screen though and i keep watching her speak and i dislike her more and more with each word. i just hope that this is as much of a disaster for them as i hope it will be. if this Republican ticket was the premise for a movie i would scoff at how unrealistic it was.

arrrgh i just want to have a nice Halloween this year and not be sick to my stomach about politics!!!
Aug. 31st, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
it gets better....
Starhawk reports from the Twin Cities that at the RNC's behest, city and county police are preemptively raiding meeting centers and private homes of peaceful activists. They pulled guns on people watching a movie. They arrested a 4 year old. They claim that these peace activists are making bombs and they're arresting random pedestrians in front of meeting places.


But they love their Freedom, yes they do.
Aug. 31st, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: it gets better....
I *just* saw a bit about this on Glenn Greenwald's blog on the Salon.


I'm horrified.
Aug. 31st, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
I am sincerely frightened that there really are enough Americans to vote for McCain/Palin. We are contemplating becoming ex-pats if it happens.

I'm embarrassed to admit this is the first time in my life I've registered to vote. (I know bad bad me).
Aug. 31st, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
Man, when I saw the announcement of McCain's VP pick my brain actually stopped. I just looked at the screen and was like "Buh? Oh, right. Unashamed pandering to women and Hillary voters. Got it." You'd think after all the crap that Bush has done I'd be desensitized to this kind of thing by now.
Aug. 31st, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Tokenism much?
Not sure if it was you or your Hubby that posted about how the rest of the World should get a say in your leader as the decision America makes can impact the rest of us drastically.

So with that in mind, what scares the holy bejeezus out of me is are those bitter Hilary supporters that stupid as to know this is an act of tokenism & cynical cashing in on their blind need for a woman, any woman, to be VP that they will honestly fall for this shit?

Correct me if I'm worng but Democrat supporters would, in the main, be pro-choice (aknowledging that some may not be due to religious beliefs taking precedence over politcs) & enviornmentalists or at least believers in global warming? Would they seriously vote for a pro-life, pro-gun global warminga cynic simply because she has a vag?

Bob fucking help us all....
Aug. 31st, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
I don't 'talk politics', because I voice my opinion at the polls (and the petitions, and the donations), but don't see the appeal in trying to explain to others why I feel the way I do / convince them that I'm right / whatever all that shit my FIL is always doing is supposed to be.

That Effing B**ch (two words which are too good for her, by the way) Palin is seriously trying my patience in that wise. I'm trying to just promote my environmental veiws more than ever ...

The most sickening part: she's a perfect match for McFuck.

[Sorry, no time to read comments at the mome - sorry if I've duplicated anyone elses rant!}
Aug. 31st, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
On the one hand, I tell myself "This country is not stupid enough to elect McCain." On the other, I say "Yeah, well, you thought that about re-electing Bush, didn't you?" and on my Mysterious Third Hand, I think "He doesn't need to win to win. Remember 2000?"

I try to believe we're smart enough to elect Obama. I have to try to believe that, because otherwise, I'm going to have to get the hell out of the country and go back to Europe. :\

Edited at 2008-08-31 07:29 am (UTC)
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