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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

PATHETICALLY SAD....AND MADDENING!

This collage of all the Presidents to date was sent out in an email from one Sherri Goforth, an executive assistant for Tennessee State Representative Diane Black(R). Her lame excuse, that she unfortunately sent this to the wrong email list smacks of total hypocrisy and LIES!! Would it truly matter what list it was sent to? I blares the words BIGOT - RACIST, there is no whitewashing this fact.

Ms. Black has, according to her spokesperson, reprimanded Goforth - both verbally and a written warning. No apologies from me - THIS WOMAN SHOULD BE FIRED! Her excuses are a sham and lack credibility. Her apology was a disgrace by blaming her mistake of sending to the wrong list - this woman should not be in a position to email anyone from a politically based office ever again.

This email was also sent with a disclaimer: that it was paid for and sent by the Republican party. Of course the powers that be in TN, have immediately disavowed that statement.

There was another Republican activist in either NC or SC, who made a reference on his Facebook page, after noting that some gorillas escaped from a local zoo - and then referring to Michelle Obama and her lineage. What word is worse than "disgrace?" Apologies are not enough - there should be consequences when people use their positions to propagate this vile bigoted attitude.

I may not be 100% happy with some of the back-pedaling that our President has shown, but it isn't about his color or ethnicity. I wasn't raised in a bigoted home or atmosphere - and made sure my children were raised the same.

All these racist episodes have made me so mad I could chew nails. I should hope that these individuals are dealt with more severely than has been shown to date.



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As for the feud between David Letterman and the Wasilla Babe...my views are rather simple. When I first heard the joke, I thought he was referring to Bristol - because who the hell even remember Willow? Be that as it may, he did cross a line that required a simple apology. Palin and her spokesperson both blew this way out of proportion with the "raping of a 14 year old" and pedophile references to Letterman.

Considering Palin cannot utter one single grammatically correct sentence, let alone an entire speech - I was actually having a hard time connecting all the dots. It has to be funny to watch me, because when I hear Palin open her mouth, I cock my head like a bewildered dog. More often than not followed by a "did she say what I though she said?" What a goof. This narcissistic woman has one goal alone - to stay in the public eye and garner attention.

In accepting Letterman's apology, she went off on a tangent, including the men and women who are fighting to keep us safe, blah, blah, blah. WTF does all that have to do with just saying "apology accepted?" As for the idiots that think they can champion Letterman's firing from the show...dream on. That will never happen - he is also protected by free speech and apologies have been made - end of subject.

I should hope that all the election problems in Iran could be salvaged and done democratically and properly - but I don't foresee that happening. McCain has spoken out and stated that Obama should be declaring this and that about the election process in Iran - essentially pulling a Cheney and wanting to start another war. Scary thought huh?

All righty then...I have some stuff I need to get to, so I shall return....later..........



6 comments:

Warped Mind of Ron said...

I truly wonder that if we are so surrounded by doublespeak will we will ever accomplish anything.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

i love letterman..and when i heard the joke(i watched it) i thought 'oh oh..someone didn't do their fact checking, cause it's the young kid not the older kid'...and knew palin was going to have a field day with it..boy was i right..and now ole letterman who is a great guy and a great commedian has to grovel and kiss ass because palin sees a news op...the bitch...
sigh*...

Liberality said...

I can see that racism and sexism are alive and well in 2009. That first picture is just disgraceful. I don't want to be hypocritical like the republicans are all the time. If someone I like and who I consider a progressive, so that I think he's on "our" side, says something wrong we shouldn't excuse it or downplay it.

As much as I dislike Palin, he was wrong and that is that. Sure she's gonna play it up and try to make the most of it--we would too if given the chance. Still I must emphasize that I do not like or agree with Palin's policies and politics. I am not defending her or her behavior at all.

Mnmom said...

That collage is disgraceful and she should be fired. The GOP will answer back that we portrayed W as a chimp. Yes, we did, W, just W! We didn't smear him because he was white, or a Texan, or a man, but because he was dumb old W.

Here's my take on the Letterman fiasco. That joke about knocking up a teenager was crass and crude. I hate Sarah Palin as much as the next person, but leave her daughters out of it. I would feel the same if it were a joke about the Obama girls, or McCain's granddaughters, or any other celebrity's kids. Leave the kids out of it.

Lisa said...

Without ever having to deal with race, I would fire Ms. Goforth for her poor judgment in sending that email from the office email. If she is that ignorant of professional behavior, imagine what else she might muck up.

Randal Graves said...

If you're gonna rag on a pretzeldent's appearance, do it for their hipster sideburns. I'm looking at you, Martin Van Buren.