Friday, October 09, 2009

A humble U.S. President - imagine that

From the president's comments today:
"Good morning. Well, this is not how I expected to wake up this morning. After I received the news, Malia walked in and said, 'Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo's birthday!' And then Sasha added, 'Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up.' So it's good to have kids to keep things in perspective."

Monday, October 05, 2009

The Founding Fathers? Really?!

The other day I caught a few seconds of video from one of this summer's town hall meetings. In particular, this was that numbskull woman at Rep. Barney Frank's town hall in which she made refernece to Obama being a socialist --- blah blah blah --- and the they showed clips of her and several other women casting fists of outrage ... all about how Healthcare reform is not what the founding fathers intended.

And then it hit me. I mean really hit me -- right between the eyes. I mean ... the founding fathers? These pristine politicians? These guys couldn't pass a declaration of independence without selling out to the southern states on the subject of their "peculiar institution" of slavery. Well-known was John Adams' opposition to slavery, but he signed the declaration for the sake of the country, leaving the struggle of institutional inhumanity for another day, another generation.

How could I have missed it before? Oh, my GOD, they are so right. And we should definintely act on this right away -- we must do only what the founding fathers wanted -- expressly intended to do, right? We must reverse this trend away from life in 1776.

So, let's start with you, loudmouth-lady-at-town-hall-meeting. Indeed, let's focus only on you. What the hell do you think you're doing speaking at a public political meeting? You have no right to do that. We're going to have to take that up with your husband and we will expect him to beat you for your outrageous and shameful behavior.

And he'll have every right to do it. Every legal right. You are, after all, his chattel. That's right - his property. Oh, the African Americans made all the headlines as slaves, but women were chattel transferred by marriage. Hence the term of the father "giving away" his daughter. She was his to give.

Healthcare? Honey, you don't have the right to refuse sex to your husband. It doesn't matter if this 11th pregnancy will kill you at 35. The man has his entitlement. You cannot own land and you're more than a hundred years from being able to vote. But yell at, argue with or otherwise speak out publicly to an elected official? Oh, no ... this would NEVER happen.

Such tools are these women who would do this bidding for the dopey right wing. These people who would, given the chance, revoke the 20th amendment, reverse the Voting Rights Act, reverse the Civil Rights Act, end Social Security, end Medicare and who would not stop at reversing Roe v. Wade ... oh no. They would go all the way back to Griswold v. Connecticut and wind it all back.

Well, sorry loudmouth lady, but your right to say stupid crap like this in public is much too important to the rest of us.