Posts Tagged 'Sarah Palin'

Leave Them Kids Alone

At one time, I used to watch David Letterman.  Back then,his humor was something new and different, and he was actually funny.  Maybe because there are so many other choices on TV now, I don’t watch any late night talk shows.  They’re not all that funny to me anymore.  Dave just rehashes the same junk over and over.  He’s old and boring now.  Even worse, his desperation to win the ratings race has just shown his lack of substance.

Trying to show how hip and liberal he is with the Hollywood crowd, he jumped on the “attack Sarah Palin” bandwagon.  Before most of America even knew who the hell she was, the airwaves and the blogosphere were just filled with the most vitriolic hate for this woman and her entire family.  I never really understood the personal attacks on Governor Palin.  There are plenty of conservative politicians; with the exception of GW Bush and Cheyney, I have never heard of any other attacked and picked apart like she was.  And I thought liberals liked strong assertive women?!  Oh, that’s right.  Only when they’re defending their philandering husbands or being good little first ladies aiding their man’s career.

Anyhoo,  old Dave thought he’d make a tasteless joke about one of Palin’s  daughters.  I’m sure he thought it was OK, since the media was so nasty toward the Palins.  The governor and her daughter were attending a baseball game in New York and Letterman actually thought it would be funny to say that one of the baseball players “knocked up” the young 14-year old daughter who accompanied Palin.  He also made some reference to Eliot Spitzer, implying that this poor innocent young girl was like one of Spitzer’s call girls.  Like that’s funny, Dave?  How is that funny?  He later made a lame apology saying he thought the daughter that attended the game was 18-year-old Bristol.  Like, does that make it funnier?  Bristol has gotten a raw deal from the liberals also since she decided to take responsibility for the child she conceived rather than abort it.

No matter what your political persuasion, I think it’s perverse and disgusting to denigrate a child.  You just don’t need to go there.  Kids should be off-limits when it comes to political attacks or lame attempts at late-night humor.   Even President Obama agrees with that.

Shame on you, Dave.  You’re a dad now yourself.  How would you like it if your little Harry was insulted by some mean-spirited comedian looking for ratings?  It was sickening when Chelsea Clinton was insulted.  It’s appalling that the Palin children are joked about.  Can you even imagine the uproar if those two innocent little girls in the White House were the brunt of such ignorance?

While Letterman has the right to spew his tasteless jokes, child advocates have the right to call for a boycott of his sponsors.  Here is a listing for anyone inclined to do so.

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On Feminism, Ugliness, and Hypocrisy–I’m Heaving It Out Folks

I’ve been stewing about this for days.  I’ve avoided writing too much about this because I didn’t want to get too ugly or offensive.  But now, after hearing Governor Palin’s speech, I don’t feel the need to get so ugly.  This woman can handle the ugliness, the sexism, and the hypocrisy that the left-wing media and good-ole-boys want to dish out.

There are just a few things in this world that really rile me up.  One is irresponsibility.  People that make big mistakes and don’t want to take responsibility for the consequences is one of the main problems in our country right now.  People make bad decisions all the time; that is human nature.  But when they will not take responsibility for their actions, when they want innocent people to bail them out of the results of their bad decisions, this really pisses me off.  Banks get greedy and make bad loans.  They should know better.  But when the little scheme backfires and people can’t pay back the loans, well, let’s get Joe Taxpayer to bail them out of their little gamble.  When people take out loans they should know they can’t afford, or build on flood plains without springing for any flood insurance, why should the rest of us who make better decisions and use common sense be forced to pay for it?  We’ve already paid for our own insurance, and our own higher interest rates on OUR mortgages.  None of these people were going to share with us if the little gamble worked out for them.

Another thing that scalds me is sexism.  The Democrats have used this issue for years, claiming themselves to be the champion of womens rights.  Women should be allowed to work outside the home.  Their kids will be fine in daycare.  Mommy doesn’t have to be chained to the house and kids.  I guess it’s fine so long as that woman is plugging along at minimum wage waiting on tables, or teaching at preschool.  It’s ok if she wants to be a clerical gal.  But the minute a woman wants to step into a position of power, a position those big-shot men want for themselves, well, suddenly they start worrying about the poor babies at home without their mommy.  Nobody ever freaking worried about Al Gore’s 4 kids under Tipper’s care while he was Vice President.  Why the sudden concern for Governor Palin’s family?  What about Barack Obama’s two adorable little girls?  How will they survive while Daddy does all his Presidential duties?

I happened to walk past the TV today when that horrible show, “The View,” was on.  I never intentionally watch that show since it makes me retch.  They can’t possibly pay poor Elisabeth Hasselbeck nearly enough to sit there every day and put up with the bile spewing from those big-mouthed vapid witches.  Little Liberal Whoopie, normally so pro-woman, is just tsk-tsking away about how all these “little” kids are going to manage without their mommy.  You freaking liberal hypocrite!  First of all, one of the “little” kids is old enough to be in the military.  The second “little” kid is soon going to have her own little kid, and she and her boyfriend are actually taking responsibility for the little “mistake” they made.  Hmmm. responsibility.  It’s a word not often found in the vocabulary of these liberals, the party of missing daddies, aborted mistakes, and politicians who won’t sign their poor rejected child’s birth certificate.

There.  I said it.  Well, at least some of it.  Enough to feel better for now.  Unfortunately, I’m sure the hypocrites of the world will get me fired up again.

It Takes A Village To Bash A Kid

I guess you’d have to be living on Mars not to hear the garbage being tossed about by the political spin doctors.  In a sick attempt to try to discredit McCain’s choice for VP, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Democrats have sunk to an all-time low.  They’re accusing her 16-year old daughter of being the “real” mother of Palin’s infant child, who was born with Down syndrome.

Are there no morals in politics at all?  Since when is it OK to attack an innocent child to accomplish one’s nefarious goals?  Kids should be off-limits to any attack; I don’t care who their parents are.  I wouldn’t bad mouth my worst enemy’s children.  Kids can’t help who their parents are, and their young fragile egos are still developing.  They are still trying to learn about the world and find their place in it.  Imagine how you would feel if your child’s name was dragged through the mud for any reason.  Imagine that what they were saying wasn’t even true.  This is the ultimate despicable act of desperation and I can’t believe anyone would stoop so low.

First of all, what if the outlandish story turned out to be true?  The worst transgression here is that a mother was protecting her daughter from nasty public scrutiny.  IF there was any truth to this at all, it really would have nothing to do with Governor Palin’s ability to do her job, just as the Democrats claim that John Edward’s cheating on his gravely ill wife (and denying his love child) does not make him less effective on the job.  It would merely be a mother protecting her child, which is something a lot of us mothers have a tendency to do.

Secondly, not one of these accusers has produced an iota of evidence that this ludicrous story is TRUE!!  If they had evidence, they would have shared it.  Instead, they dig up some meager circumstantial “evidence”, saying that Governor Palin didn’t look pregnant.  Well, I’m betting they wear heavier clothing in Alaska so maybe it wasn’t as obvious as if she was wearing a tank top or something.  And it’s not so uncommon to hear about a woman who doesn’t even realize she’s pregnant herself until she delivers the baby.

And how stupid are these people?  Don’t they know how hard it would be for anyone in politics to pull off a scam like this?  It would have been “discovered” long before now.  And the fact that the baby has Down Syndrome makes it so much more unlikely that he was born to a young girl, since the cause of Down Syndrome is a genetic mutation most often found in the eggs of women past the age of 35.  But nobody ever said these people were smart.


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