While I normally try to steer clear of controversial subjects – at least in my blog, and particularly with people I don’t know or don’t feel like fighting – I can’t keep my mouth shut for long, and not at all when the subject means a lot to me.
People who know me well know this.
There are a couple of people I love dearly who disagree with me vehemently on the subject of politics; and so, to them, I suggest that what I write next may not make them happy – nor is it compulsory reading! We can remain in wild disagreement. We are free to entertain and express our own thoughts.
And so to them, I respectfully assert that I have held myself in check for their benefit, not wishing to hurt them; and that it’s not difficult to start and write a blog yourself.
The following is, therefore, not so much pointed in the direction of either candidate for President of the United States, but rather at the election process that has become a discourteous, uncivil screaming match that has torn whole families apart. It didn’t used to be this way, but it is now.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit for your reading pleasure/horror my impression of the Hysterical Race for the White House – 2008 as delivered to the citizens of This Great Land through the television, radio, e-mail, and, yes, blogs.
(I have signed nothing saying I promised to be fair, and I think any jury in the land will find that to be true.)
Citizens of the United States! DANGER! DANGER! DANGER!
Can you trust your neighbors?!
My esteemed opponent eats babies for breakfast, wants to instill a mandatory end-of-life requirement of 65, and wants to take any mention of God out of all aspects of your life in an effort to persecute Christians - and only Christians!
The homosexuals want to recruit your children! The liberals want you to have an abortion! The atheists want to outlaw prayers in private homes! The mainstream media is trying to ruin this great nation of ours! Our freedoms can only be safeguarded through wiretapping and pre-emptive strikes against foreign countries!
Paid for by the If We Keep You Fearful And Hating Each Other You’ll Be Putty In Our Hands Committee.
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