Thursday, September 10, 2015
This is from Daily Kos.
At a rally held to foment opposition for any nuclear arms deal with Iran, Sarah Palin gave a speech. This is, in part, what she said:
"So up there in Alaska, across the way Russia," Sarah Palin said. "You know there is a name for this taking advantage of America. There is a Russian name for that. And it is called 'fortushka.' And that means Obama's window of opportunity. So as Obama leads from behind the skirt of his right-hand man, Valerie Jarrett, then it's up to Congress to close that window. He may propose. You dispose, Congress. You gotta be in it to win it because we want peace. With unapologetic mighty red, white, and blue, will have peace."
Rachel Maddow, among others, is trying to determine what these words mean, if anything.
Just think, this moron had an actual chance of become our vice president!
Posted by Lowell at 2:42 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
If only that headline were true! Unfortunately, they're heading to jail, not to be incarcerated, but to visit and share their wisdom and good wishes with Kim Davis, the serial-adulterer, super Christian, who believes, not in our Constitution which she swore to uphold, but in the "laws" of her Santa god in the sky who will reward her with an eternity in heaven if she obeys his will as spelled out in ancient Semitic documents.
At this point, this brouhaha is no longer about Kim Davis. She's an elected official who refuses to do her job because she claims doing her job would violate her deeply-held personal beliefs. This is about whether or not elected officials have to obey the Constitution and the laws of the land.
Even the 8th-graders that I taught would know that Ms. Davis is way off base. This is a country governed by the Constitution and the laws that have derived from it. One's personal beliefs, no matter how deeply felt, matter not at all.
Ms. Davis doesn't see it that way. She thinks she's being persecuted for being a Christian. Ms. Davis seems to have the mistaken impression that her Christian beliefs provide the foundation for her work as a county clerk.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Unfortunately, the two Republican president wannabees coming to visit her in jail, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, are of one mind with Ms. Davis. Huckabee is a Southern Baptist preacher without a church but with the SBC mentality who disbelieves in separation of church and state and would argue that the U.S. is a Christian nation and God's laws therefore supersede the Constitution. Huckabee, in the past, said he intends to take this country back for Jesus. He has said that Ms. Davis should obey the law but "only if the law is right."
According to his definition, the law allowing gay marriage is wrong and therefore Ms. Davis is not beholden to it.
Do we want a Mike Huckabee in the White House.? God forbid!
Ted Cruz is as crazy as Huckabee. Maybe more so. Cruz has been anointed by the "Apostles" of his religious affiliation to be God's servant as president of the United States. He is a "chosen one." Just ask his father, a extremist Christian pastor. Cruz, also, has little use for the Constitution. For him, as for Huckabee, the Constitution is fine so long as it follows the "true" path of their religious beliefs.
Do we want a Ted Cruz in the White House? All the gods forbid?
Update: Huckabee and Cruz arrived just after Ms. Davis was ordered released from jail.
Posted by Lowell at 2:43 PM
When asked, Trump said that he would indeed consider Sarah Palin for a job in his administration, should the craziness continue and he be elected.
Sarah Palin, who owns one of the weakest intellects known to humankind, is all agog. "And please, Mr. Donald, sir, kin I be the boss of the energy department. I'm not sure what they do there, but that department ain't needed, so I'll make disband it as soon as possible and maybe you'll have another job for me."
Palin the fed'ral guv'mint shouldn't be messing around with energy; that should be the responsibility of the states.
But the real reason she'd make a good head for that department is because of oil. Alaska has lots of oil. She knows Alaska has barrels and barrels of oil. She's burned a lot of it shooting wolves from helicopters. What other qualifications does she need?
Posted by Lowell at 2:06 PM