Complete Hypocrisy.
September 1, 2008

Let me be the first to say that I found the Bristol/Sarah/Trig Palin stories to be quite intriguing and I gobbled them up shamelessly. However, when you beat a dead horse like DailyKos is doing right now, you’re forfeiting the high ground. DailyKos needs to get on a new track, and find the topic that really matters. Kossians have become hypocrites, in that they support a woman’s right to choose, personal liberty, but they go on the attack when a 17 year old girl chooses to have sex, and faces the consequence of pregnancy. Hypocrisy.

It was announced today that Bristol Palin is currently 5 months pregnant, meaning that if the 5 months part is true, there’s no way she could have given birth in April. It’s Sarah Palin’s baby as far as anyone can possibly know right now. Effectively, all this announcement did was lift the accusation of lying to the general public from Sarah Palin’s shoulders.

That being said, there are still two very real and very feasible arguments to be made from the situation. She still exhibited poor judgement in handling the birth of the first child. She should never have boarded an 8 hour flight after the water breaking. Okay. Point made.

Secondly, the proof is right here in the pudding. Sarah Palin is STAUNCHLY supportive of Abstinence-Only sex education, but her own daughter didn’t pick up on the principles her mother heralds so dearly. The right wing fundamentalists give the argument that when you equip people with the ability to have protected sex, they’re going to have pre-marital sex. Well, they aren’t getting pregnant, since we’ve already equipped them with the necessary tools. So what does it boil down to? Pre-marital sex being a sin in the eyes of evangelists,  the right-wing Christian nation.

Where’s the separation of church and state there? Why do we allow this biblical notion to run our government’s policy? Abstinence-only sex education is a travesty that has statistically driven teen pregnancy numbers through the roof. Why do we constantly ignore the religious influence on local and federal government policy? Better question, which I’d like you to address in the comments, “How do we remove religious influence from Government policy, including but not limited to, abstinence only sex education, gay marriage, and abortion?”

You think the right-wing would be pretty critical of Bristol Palin for engaging in pre-marital sex, right? No no no! Instead, they champion her as virtuous and making good judgement since you know, at least she didn’t have an abortion? HYPOCRISY. The government, the world, this country, these people are rife with hypocrisy, corrupted with it to the very core of their ideals, and we can’t do a damned thing about it but sit back and tear our hair out as they run our lives with their influence on the government.

Sheer Disbelief, losing faith.
August 31, 2008

It’s been a while, EE readers. I’ve had little to offer in an onslaught of life changes for me. Moving, new school, new car, new stuff. You know the drill. New roommate too, who’s also a chef and pretty epic guy.

More importantly, I’ve been reading. A lot of mainstream news unfortunately, but doing my best to catch up on the blogosphere as it whirls into a frenzy. So much tasty news, so little time.

Sarah Palin is the best news the DNC ever received. The Republicans are spinning it hard, just like they spun McCain winning the primaries. They put on their best face and say, “It was a brilliant choice, that Palin’s hard-hitting and experienced. I mean, after all, Russia is right next to Alaska. Foreign policy creds straight from da streetz, yo!”

Forgive me. I was actually in a Music History class when I got the text about the VP tap to this woman, and I started giggling like a little school girl. There goes McCain’s best stance. Inexperience? Hard to tack that on your opponent when you are tapping a first-term Governor with no domestic or foreign policy experience. Already lithe with scandal from her own government, after emotionally-charged firings happen in her office. And now, possibly a pregnant-teen, covered up by mom, lying to the world scandal. It’s like someone dropping a T-Bone steak on your plate. I drew some concerned looks when I giggled in class, though. I musta-looked crazy looking at my phone with the biggest grin on my face. There’s the Sheer Disbelief part of this article.

But this posturing of the GOP has me worried. They’re using everything for political gain, including Hurricane Gustav. Hats off to Ray Nugin or whatever that douchebag governor’s name is for getting his shit straight this time. But now the RNC’s being turned into a benefit telethon or something. At least that’s one of several possibilities. Talk about posturing. Does the weather have some lobbyists in the McCain camp or something? Perfect timing, it comes AFTER the DNC and BEFORE the RNC. Hurricane Gustav has got to be the best news the GOP has received since Florida had hanging chads.

And I think the American Sheeple are going to eat it up. I think McCain is going to try to capitalize on it. I wonder why Bush and Cheney aren’t going to attend this convention-turned-telethon. My faith in the American Sheeple and their ability to make sound judgements is gone. How do we keep the Pro-lifers, the dangerously despotic right-wing out of power?

The blogosphere needs to stay away from the machine. Publish everything, publish anything. Once we start restraining ourselves from posting something because we think there’s more political advantage in not saying it, we become no better than the politically-inclined Main-Stream Media of the United States of America.

I swear I’m gonna move to Switzerland.