Saturday, September 20, 2008

Things to THINK About

From an email from mi amigo, the Aging Hipster. Not sure as either one of us can ascertain the ultimate source, but the questions asked are all supported by historic record. Some just lack relevance, except as to what they say about the those who would answer in the affirmative.

Help me. I want to make sure I got this right.

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....(hope I'm not offending anyone, and if I am, get over it)

* If you grow up in Hawaii , raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'

* If you grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, you're a quintessential American story.

* If your name is Barack, you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

* If you name your kids Willow , Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

* If you graduate from Harvard law School, you are unstable.

* If you attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

* If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian. [McCain]

* If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

* If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system, while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.

* If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America 's.

* If you're husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable. OK! *much* clearer now.

4 comments:

  1. http://clistersbackchannel.wordpress.com

    MB-

    This is a place where I have been hanging out and where I would like to see you! Thats where I found this gem. I have a link request for you and Silly Humans. Come say hi!

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  2. It truly boggles the mind, doesn't it? I realize that I'm just one small, insignificant person in a huge country, but no one I know would be stupid enough to agree with any of those statements. Yet it appears that about half the citizenry DOES agree with them. Americans were once, on the whole, smart, optimistically cynical, practical and for the most part, open-minded and honest people. What happened to us, MB? Any guesses?

    By the way: Cute kitten in the last post. Yours?

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  3. Interesting site, Steve. I've got a feeling I'll be leaving comments here and there... Thanks!

    I don't think Americans have changed all that much. Always been stubbornly for their (our) own mindsets; no matter how personal and irrational vis-a-vie our larger concerns. What sucks is how good the Pols have got at deciphering how to encourage the least, yet most personal, of those concerns, and advertising with that in mind.

    A sucker born every second...

    Kitty's not mine. Cute though, eh. :)

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  4. I tell you, Steve, the kitten is computer-generated.

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