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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Reblogging Rosie

Or better titled, things I thought I'd never do.

While most people may not agree with her antics, I came across this today while checking in on my daily entertainment fix of the day. A blog posted by Rosie O’Donnel on Sarah Palin.

I think what she says is brilliant and right on – even while it may be a little extreme.

It’s very scary to think what could happen to us as people, and as women if McCain/Palin are elected. Read below and see for yourself. And if that’s not enough, tune in tonight to listen to the debates and decide for yourself.
(And btw, how brilliant are these Declare Yourself ads? If you haven't already registered - PLEASE GO REGISTER NOW).

“I believe that the McCain/Palin ticket is one of the most dangerous choices of my lifetime, and should this country chose those candidates the fall-out may be so great, the destruction so vast in so many areas that America may never recover. But what is equally disturbing is the impact that duo would have on the rest of the world. Unfortunately, this is not a joke. In my lifetime I have seen the clownish, the inept, the bizarre be elected to the presidency with regularity.
Sarah Palin does not believe in evolution. I take this as a metaphor. In her world and the world of Fundamentalists nothing changes or gets better or evolves. She does not believe in global warming. The melting of the arctic, the storms that are destroying our cities, the pollution and rise of cancers, are all part of God's plan. She is fighting to take the polar bears off the endangered species list. The earth, in Palin's view, is here to be taken and plundered. The wolves and the bears are here to be shot and plundered. The oil is here to be taken and plundered. Iraq is here to be taken and plundered. As she said herself of the Iraqi war, "It was a task from God."??
Sarah Palin does not believe in abortion. She does not believe women who are raped and incested and ripped open against their will should have a right to determine whether they have their rapist's baby or not??
She obviously does not believe in sex education or birth control. I imagine her daughter was practicing abstinence and we know how many babies that makes??
Sarah Palin does not much believe in thinking. From what I gather she has tried to ban books from the library, has a tendency to dispense with people who think independently. She cannot tolerate an environment of ambiguity and difference. This is a woman who could and might very well be the next president of the United States. She would govern one of the most diverse populations on the earth??
Sarah believes in guns. She has her own custom Austrian hunting rifle. She has been known to kill 40 caribou at a clip. She has shot hundreds of wolves from the air??
Sarah believes in God. That is of course her right, her private right. But when God and Guns come together in the public sector, when war is declared in God's name, when the rights of women are denied in his name, that is the end of separation of church and state and the undoing of everything America has ever tried to be??
I write to my sisters. I write because I believe we hold this election in our hands. This vote is a vote that will determine the future not just of the U.S., but of the planet. It will determine whether we create policies to save the earth or make it forever uninhabitable for humans. It will determine whether we move towards dialogue and diplomacy in the world or whether we escalate violence through invasion, undermining and attack. It will determine whether we go for oil, strip mining, coal burning or invest our money in alternatives that will free us from dependency and destruction. It will determine if money gets spent on education and healthcare or whether we build more and more methods of killing. It will determine whether America is a free open tolerant society or a closed place of fear, fundamentalism and aggression.
If the Polar Bears don't move you to go and do everything in your power to get Obama elected then consider the chant that filled the hall after Palin spoke at the RNC, "Drill Drill Drill." I think of teeth when I think of drills. I think of rape. I think of destruction. I think of domination. I think of military exercises that force mindless repetition, emptying the brain of analysis, doubt, ambiguity or dissent. I think of pain??
Do we want a future of drilling? More holes in the ozone, in the floor of the sea, more holes in our thinking, in the trust between nations and peoples, more holes in the fabric of this precious thing we call life?”
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Mel Heth said...

I hope more people realize this. It IS terrifying to think what could happen if she came into power. I'd like to think that the other branches of government would keep her in check, but who knows. Thanks for sharing.

kimmyk said...

i love rosie.
always have.

when i drive home from work there are so many blue banners in people's front yards that say mccain and palin on them. it literally brings about waves of panic i tell ya.

one of these days i am going to swurve off the road and mow them down with my car.

Semicharmed said...

mel - I hope so too. It's really, really scary - and the sad thing is I don't think a lot of people get that. I hope we don't ever have to worry about that honestly.

Semicharmed said...

Kimmy - me too, just something about her. She's like your loud obnoxious aunt that you can't help but love, because you know she'll always give it to ya straight.
Oh tell me about it! I went to visit my girlfriend last weekend & I noticed almost every single house with McCain/Palin signs. I wanted to through eggs at them. You know what's really bad is when you see them driving and you want to flip them off for no reason. Yeah - think I got issues.