Friday, November 14, 2008

Sarah Palin and Other Redundancies

This woman just will not go away. And if she's the hope the of the Republican Party, they're doomed. From yesterday's Sketch Book by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post, here is Palin: 'Just Getting Started'.

Continuing on a Rhapsody on a Theme of Palin in G-minor (as in "Go away already"), Jonathan Capeheart in the Post's PostPartisan round-up also mentions Sarah Palin's Next Act and, in a follow-up, begs someone, anyone, Beuller, to please Make Her Stop.

Moving away from that now, as if there isn't enough divisiveness in the world, a Catholic priest in South Carolina has told his parishioners, if you voted for Obama, forget taking communion. Hm. I don't seem to remember Jesus saying political choice was a prerequisite for partaking of the Last Supper or any subsequent iterations of his final act before his crucifixion. For your amusement (or head shaking. Whichever) here is SC Priest: No Communion for Obama Supporters.

Finally, I'm hesitant to highlight this one, but as I find this kind of sentiment has no place in our great country, I'm going to include this piece. It's a collection of recent news stories about racists who are gunning for our new president-elect. The most disturbing stories are the ones involving kids. A note to those who would espouse these kinds of sentiments: you're fomenting treason and terrorism, which makes you no different than bin Laden and his band of criminals. Think about it. Here is Racists React to Obama Victory.

Not wanting to end on that sour, sad note, today is also Friday, which means a photo is in order. How about this one?



Happy Friday, everyone.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential

11 comments:

Malnurtured Snay said...

Someone should've told Palin that the time to give interviews is BEFORE the elections.

Regarding the Catholic priest ... I remember reading a few months ago, possibly on Andrew Sullivan (or, a link to the guy's write-up about the event), about a priest who called out a prominent member of his church's parissioners (spelling?) during Mass for supporting Obama, and members of the church started shouting "Judge not, Father!" Or something. Anyway, the priest later apologized. I wish I had the link.

Madam said...

I still owe you a drink, and after that news about the priest I need one.

Make Palin go away, please. Perhaps she could be the ambassador to Liberia.

Phoenix Touch said...

ugh...

palin...

The thing that gets me the most - aside from her horrendous "proper, submissive" hairstyle, nasal-y accent and idiotic languaging is the fact that she uses the word "God" in at least every other sentence as if she is the only person on the face of the earth that has God rootin' for.

Somebody, PLEASE! Make it st-o-op!

ps... captcha word of the day: rikeys. Why is that funny to me?

D.C. Confidential said...

M.S.: Exactly! As for parishioners calling out their priest for prohibiting (or attempting to discourage, perhaps is more accurate) them from receiving the Eucharist, hear, hear! If you find the link, let me know. I'd love to read it.


Madam: A few of us are meeting up this evening at the McCormick & Schmicks on 9th and F Streets in Penn Quarter around happy hour. You're welcome to join us!


Abgue: I agree! I don't mind that people believe God guides their lives. I mean I believe in God, so I'm not opposed to the concept. But invoking His/Her name in every other sentence does two things. First, it polarizes (which is ironic since the Bible tells us God is no respecter of persons, i.e S/He doesn't polarize) and second, every time someone tells me God is guiding their life in every other word or sentence, I think, "Well stop talking about it and start showing me." I'm tired of the rhetoric, show me your deeds.

P.S. My word verification is buracc. Hmmmmmm.

foundinidaho said...

I had seen the item about the priest and it made me very sad. And kind of angry. Why don't people get it? But, they don't. I believe in God, very much so. However I don't believe that he wants us to go out and be un-Christlike. That seems to get in a lot of people's way, I guess.

I love McCormick and Schmick's. Didn't know there was one in D.C. Sounds yummy, wish I was there. We don't have one in Boise. :(

Anonymous said...

My Friday was depressing enough, so I couldn't bring myself to read your articles. I'm glad you're keeping track, though.

- Phoebe

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

FII: God in the hands of humanity has an amazing capacity for getting in the way of a lot of things.


Phoebe: I've had days like that. If you want to feel better, head over to the Denver and Join the Impact.

LiLu said...

I don't know if you look at Post Secret (http://postsecret.blogspot.com/) on Sundays, but this was one of the submissions this week:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_a7jkcMVp5Vg/SSA5F-71nAI/AAAAAAAAHVQ/pww8BW89qdA/s1600-h/hope.jpg

Scary, sad, beautiful and true...

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

LiLu: PostSecret is my Sunday morning ritual! Thanks for pointing out this particular card in this week's collection. I think many of are and will continue to offer up that same prayer for President-elect Obama as long as he's in office.

Dingo said...

I know that none of this is a laughing matter but the "Go Back to Africa" actually makes me chuckle. Really, should we be shouting "Go Back to England" to the haters or something? Like so many of their erroneous beliefs, it's just illogical and ridiculous.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Dingo: You're right, it's not entirely funny, but your comeback suggestion is great! I'm going to remember that one the next time someone in my family suggests immigrants should go back to their countries of origin. If you can beat the illogical, join 'em, I say! ;-)