Thursday, September 18, 2008

Words for the Weekend

From WW, aka The Pet Human.

Skittles and I have an agreement. I can use the blog for my stuff on weekends. Kitties are always welcome to comment. I welcome all viewpoints. (I will not be posting a link for this on cat blogosphere, however, as it is not kitty related)

Today I received an email from a dear friend, 80 years old, Kentucky bred, avid tennis player, Navy wife, staunch conservative. The email read this:



"This lady has a point.
May 5, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Just how much Senate experience does Barack Obama have in terms of actual work days? Not much.

From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working.

After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan.

143 days -- I keep leftovers in my refrigerator longer than that.

In contrast, John McCain's 26 years in Congress, 22 years of military service including 1,966 days in captivity as a POW in Hanoi now seem more impressive than ever. At 71, John McCain may just be hitting his stride.

Think about IT!!!

Think you know who this man is?
This possible President of the United States !! Read Below and
ask yourselves, is this REALLY someone we can see as the
President of our great nation!!!!

Below are a few lines from Obama's books; In his words!

>From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'

From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'



From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damning one of ALL of them!!!

>From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."



I'm not sure who "this lady" who has a point is. But I emailed my friend to ask. If all these quotes are true, I will admit, they push me closer to the conservative side.

P.S.
This post in no way reflects Skittles' political viewpoints. She will post her own party agenda next week.

7 comments:

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

i do not make politikul commentz ... but i will comment on food, and ... speekin fer mi mom ... doze were grate mushroomz!
luv--jh

Fred said...

If McCain reads this,he has the perfect material for a new commercial.

DeadMule said...

RE: "From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'"

Just how is this damning? Sounds like being human, like understanding we are all in this world together, like recognizing "no man is an island," like knowing how many Christians hate Muslims, like understanding what Niemoller was saying, when, in 1945, he wrote:

"First they came for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time there was no one
left to speak up for me."


by Rev. Martin Niemoller

Sound like Obama would speak up, sounds like change, hope, love, like life!

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Helen,

Should the political winds shift in an ugly direction, I would expect the President to take the side of the US Constitution, not the side of a religion.

WW

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

That's not what it says in the book, he was speaking of naturalize american citizens, who, after 9-11, even looked arabic being stared at and harrassed asking him his feelings. Here is the paragraph from the book...
The actual quote from the book is from page 261 and is as follows: "Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Thank you, Zippy, Speedy and Sadie,

I will forward this info to my friend who is sending out the email.

As far as the other quotes, I hope that Obama was exploring his feelings in retrospect, as to what it felt like growing up during a time when mixed marriages were a stigma.


Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

I'm still leaning conservative, mostly because I've been Libertarian for so long. But in fairness to Obama, here is a link to Snopes.com which addresses the email my friend sent to me. Apparently it's making the rounds!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/ownwords.asp

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Words for the Weekend

From WW, aka The Pet Human.

Skittles and I have an agreement. I can use the blog for my stuff on weekends. Kitties are always welcome to comment. I welcome all viewpoints. (I will not be posting a link for this on cat blogosphere, however, as it is not kitty related)

Today I received an email from a dear friend, 80 years old, Kentucky bred, avid tennis player, Navy wife, staunch conservative. The email read this:



"This lady has a point.
May 5, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Just how much Senate experience does Barack Obama have in terms of actual work days? Not much.

From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working.

After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan.

143 days -- I keep leftovers in my refrigerator longer than that.

In contrast, John McCain's 26 years in Congress, 22 years of military service including 1,966 days in captivity as a POW in Hanoi now seem more impressive than ever. At 71, John McCain may just be hitting his stride.

Think about IT!!!

Think you know who this man is?
This possible President of the United States !! Read Below and
ask yourselves, is this REALLY someone we can see as the
President of our great nation!!!!

Below are a few lines from Obama's books; In his words!

>From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'

From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'



From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damning one of ALL of them!!!

>From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."



I'm not sure who "this lady" who has a point is. But I emailed my friend to ask. If all these quotes are true, I will admit, they push me closer to the conservative side.

P.S.
This post in no way reflects Skittles' political viewpoints. She will post her own party agenda next week.

7 comments:

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

i do not make politikul commentz ... but i will comment on food, and ... speekin fer mi mom ... doze were grate mushroomz!
luv--jh

Fred said...

If McCain reads this,he has the perfect material for a new commercial.

DeadMule said...

RE: "From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'"

Just how is this damning? Sounds like being human, like understanding we are all in this world together, like recognizing "no man is an island," like knowing how many Christians hate Muslims, like understanding what Niemoller was saying, when, in 1945, he wrote:

"First they came for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time there was no one
left to speak up for me."


by Rev. Martin Niemoller

Sound like Obama would speak up, sounds like change, hope, love, like life!

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Helen,

Should the political winds shift in an ugly direction, I would expect the President to take the side of the US Constitution, not the side of a religion.

WW

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

That's not what it says in the book, he was speaking of naturalize american citizens, who, after 9-11, even looked arabic being stared at and harrassed asking him his feelings. Here is the paragraph from the book...
The actual quote from the book is from page 261 and is as follows: "Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Thank you, Zippy, Speedy and Sadie,

I will forward this info to my friend who is sending out the email.

As far as the other quotes, I hope that Obama was exploring his feelings in retrospect, as to what it felt like growing up during a time when mixed marriages were a stigma.


Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

I'm still leaning conservative, mostly because I've been Libertarian for so long. But in fairness to Obama, here is a link to Snopes.com which addresses the email my friend sent to me. Apparently it's making the rounds!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/ownwords.asp