Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Observations from the Road 8.24

I’m out here on the Island and really trying to enjoy it despite the weather but I find myself needing to vent. Blame it on Ash because she is the one who started talking about the Ground Zero Islamic Center thing tonight. The girl rarely escapes her immersion in two things, art and Chloe, but she has been pretty much alone with me for three days now and it, along with numerous bottles of Corona, is starting to have an effect. You see Ash has a way with the English language comparable to mine and basically said 'write bitch' and so i write.

I’m not going to get into the whole debate over where the center should be built. Personally both Ash and I think it should be built where they want. Not even thinking of freedom of religion part, I mean there are strip clubs in sight of Ground Zero and now we are building ‘monuments’ over the sight to the very investment houses that brought this country to its knees. So a house of worship, no matter what the religion, seems better than any more of that. For that matter it is more than a mosque, it is an Islamic Community Center, for all of the community.

But that isn’t why I need to vent. It’s this pathetic climate of class warfare the Republican Party, once again I remind you the party of Lincoln, is wallowing in. They don’t want to talk about anything important just about the Islamic Center, whether President Obama is truly an American, he is, and whether he is a Muslim, he isn’t. See my GOP friends that really wasn’t that hard was it? Now please get around to something important like our economy in shambles or a war we can’t win.

But you can’t can you? Because you have left the lunatics in charge now, and believe me I know lunatics when I see them and these are certifiable lunatics. The Republican leadership has seeded the party to Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and the tea party. Sorry but I refuse to capitalize that bunch of tards who remind me more and more of the KKK of history class. This group has driven the GOP over a cliff and my only hope is they don’t take the rest of us with them. Honestly at times I am frustrated and scared, scared for my country.

I just don’t get why the Democrats, from the top down, put up with it. Just stand up and say what you know to be true. Don’t be afraid of the bully on the playground or the bigoted tough guy in the bar. One good punch and they drop to the floor and whimper like a baby. This too I know something about.

Ill just add a few telling quotes and let my rant die with them.

“We all know that they have the right to do it, but should they?”
Republican Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin

“I believe that this is an important test of the separation of church and state, as important a test as we may see in our lifetimes, and it is critically important that we get it right.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

“Nazis don’t have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. We would never accept the Japanese putting up a site next to Pearl Harbor. There’s no reason for us to accept a mosque next to the World Trade Center.”
Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich

“The longer we have this feud, the more the terrorists are laughing.”
New York Governor David Paterson

“The justification to ban the mosque is no more rational than banning a soccer field in the same place because all the suicide bombers loved to play soccer.”
Ron Paul

I left a link for that last quote because it is a very good statement to read. For a change a name Republican says something important that isn’t in lock step with the wingnuts. So you know I didn’t hear about this on Fox. Paul may be the only ‘maverick’ the GOP has left as Sarah Palin’s one time running mate John McCain has abdicated the post. And did you hear Fox News, more precisely its parent company, donated one million dollars to the Republican Governors Association? I’d say so much for fair and balanced.

OK, I’ll stop now. Seriously, I think the girl told me to write so she could drink all the beer. And I fell for it yet again ….

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