"Our aim, to swat liars and leeches, hypocrites & humbugs, demagogs & dastards"
-- The Yellow Jacket
Moravian Falls, N.C., 1919
Thanks for the link. The lady is darn funny--and she is right. Americans aren’t angry, Republicans are. She also made a good point in her earlier post about how Sarah Palin is a bitch. I suppose some right-wingers might say that isn’t fair because the description is based on the now-discredited (by Secret Service) story that someone in a Palin crowd said “Kill him,” and because McCain took issue with the woman who claimed Obama was an “Arab.”But we know that stuff doesn’t matter. Palin is a bitch because, well, that’s what Republican woman are. (By the way, did you catch that profile on Cindy McCain in today’s NY Times? What a bitch) Anyway, thanks for the chuckle.
Hey, libelous liberal, how about signing your sorry name?
Dave, sorry if my piece was too obtuse....it was meant to be sarcastic. I thought it was interesting that anyone would think the old lady was funny--maybe she is in some respects--yet she's saying some quite nasty things about Palin and other Republicans. So much for a civil discussion from the tolerant left, huh?The same is true about other Obama backers. You hear a lot from the press, etc, about how "angry" McCain supporters are. But they don't tell you about the Obama backers who show up at Palin rallies with t-shirts that call her a "c---", or the ones that physically or verbally assault McCain supporters or damage their property, or the ones who have vandalized or torched GOP campaign HQs, and so on.Of course, the truth is there are a lot of hot heads on both sides. I know McCain on several occasions has condemned things his supporters have said. I can't remember Obama doing the same, but maybe he has. I do remember him urging backers to get "in the face" of anyone who criticized him. Maybe that's what inspired the old lady's tirade.Signed, "libelous liberal"
Sorry I didn't pick up on the sarcasm. I probably should have. It's a little more difficult in print when tone of voice isn't there to make it more obvious.
One of George Carlin's best lines (which I'll clean up because this is a family blog) goes something like this: Most women who are against abortion are the kind of women you wouldn't want to lie down with in the first place. ;-)McCain's only smart choice when it comes to women is when he married rich. The liquor distributorship that Cindy McCain inherited from her dad, Jim Hensley, is worth hundreds of millions of dollars (if you are running a saloon anywhere in the state of Arizona and you want to serve Budweiser, Bud Light or any other Anheuser-Busch product, you have to deal with Hensley and Co.). It is said that Jim got his business because of Mob ties (the boys may have been running casinos in Lost Wages, but many of them lived in Phoenix and Tucson, and a few met grisly ends here as well in the 50s and 60s), but nobody's ever been able to prove that to the satisfaction of a jury.I hope I'm wrong, but I'm not so sure the country is ready for a man of color in the White House. And having lived here in Arizona -- where John McCain parachuted in just after I arrived in search of a safe seat in the Congress -- for 30 years now, I must say that McCain scares the daylights out of me. He's a man of honor, to be sure, but his fuse is so short that it can only be found using an electron microscope.
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