Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's (no longer) my party (and I'll cry if want to).

When he endorsed Barack Obama for president, Christopher Buckley famously said, "I haven't left the Republican Party, it left me."  Apparently he wasn't missed, and nor were the rest of us, for that matter.  Instead, they have Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh--the new faces (and voices) of the Republican Party.  And they have the so-called "grassroots" movement known as the Tea Party which is in fact funded by corporate interests like the billionaire Koch brothers, ostensibly educated men who care not the slightest that nearly a third of their followers believe that President Obama is a Muslim.  Finally, they have Fox News, owned by another billionaire, Rupert Murdoch, shamelessly promoting both Glenn Beck and the Tea Party and protesting the construction of a mosque that isn't a mosque (it's a community center) at a ground zero which isn't Ground Zero (it's actually a few blocks away, not far from a gentleman's club that doesn't for some reason doesn't seem to offend anyone).

Lifted weights last night.  Swam at Nitro with David, Steve, Jean, James, Tom, and Melanie.  Stephen coached.

400 swim, 200 pull
4 x (4 x 25 kick @ :40, 4 x 50 drill @ 1:00)
8 x 75 @ 1:30, 25 stroke (IM order)/50 free
8 x 150 @ 2:30, 50 fly/100 free, averaged 1:55, went 1:52 on the last one
100 easy

3 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how much the above names outrage me.

    And if I hear ONE MORE person refer to Obama as a Muslim, the vein in my forehead may pop.

    Apparently being Muslim is the new black in this country.

    No one ever says anything when churches are built across the street from abortion clinics or Catholic churches are erected meters from playgrounds.

    The sad thing is that there's no talking sense into those people. Or getting them to admit that they're wrong. They're breeders of ignorance and hate and it all really makes me sad and frustrated...

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  2. The November elections will not be a referendum on the current administration's policies; rather, they will be a referendum on the intelligence of the American people.

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  3. agreed. I'm hearing/seeing so many more radical right views lately. Scary really.

    I think Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity is perfect timing!

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