Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Palin’

Giffords, 40, is a moderate Democrat who narrowly won re-election in November against a tea party candidate. During his campaign effort to unseat Giffords in November, Republican challenger Jesse Kelly held fundraisers where he urged supporters to help remove Giffords from office by joining him to shoot a fully loaded M-16 rifle. (Kelly is a former Marine who served in Iraq and was pictured on his website in military gear holding his automatic weapon and promoting the event who sought to throw her from office over her support of the health care law.)
What triggered this outrage was in course of a routine business conducted in the Capitol. The House passed the overhaul of the Healthcare while the Republicans want a repeal of the Bill introduced by the President. Should such matters erupt in violence? In a country one in 8 (I may be wrong as to the exact figures.b) suffer from some kind of mental disorder and gun culture so deeply embedded in national life, tragedy was waiting to happen.
Bipartisan politics still rule America and last March Giffords’ Tucson office was vandalized. Now looking back one can see it was a wake-up call of violence that was to follow. In an interview after her office was vandalized, she referred to the animosity against her by conservatives, including Sarah Palin’s decision to list Giffords’ seat as one of the top “targets” in the midterm elections.

“For example, we’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list, but the thing is, that the way that she has it depicted has the cross-hairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they have to realize that there are consequences to that action,” Giffords said in an interview with MSNBC.
The sheriff blamed the vitriolic political rhetoric that has consumed the country, much of it occurring in Arizona.
Sarah Palin as we all know is in a hurry to occupy the White House. In her gray cells least troubled by wisdom, political acumen or fair play, rhetoric is all that matters. Luckily for her there is a large group of lunatics who mistake intemperate speech as speaking the mind straight.I suppose there must be still sane people on both sides who can make a correct choice when time comes.
Listening to the Republican Congressman from Tennessee today made me laugh at the humbug that is aired about. Naturally the GOP is on damage control. ‘The assassin reads Marx’ is what Rep. Lamar has to stress about the incident. (State of the Union-CNN). Implying a man who shoots to kill after so much of venom and hatred being spewed around by the Tea Party Movement, is not one of them must make an ostrich take Rep. Lamar for its peer. (The assassin is a white male. No one was quick to resort to a racial profiling shows some improvement in the manner mass media reported the news.)
The dead includes a 9 year old girl and a District Judge who had dropped by to see the victim. .(AP News- Pauline Arrillaga)

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The Mule or the Porpoise?

Before the Council of gods there were animals all lined up. Each god except Neptune  got what he wanted. Neptune found only two animals left to him and he said: Something tells me I am left with nothing but this mule and this porpoise. He was disappointed. “This porpoise hasn’t the face of a lion, it would have added to my majesty. Porpoise is not as magnificent as a leopard. I think I am unlucky”.
Jupiter said,”Tough luck.”
He suggested the mule. The Chief God was sure that the mule was direct. “This she mule is going to say what she says and if you don’t like it, that’s just too bad,”
Neptune hesitated. Jupiter urged, “She’s not going to lie, she’s not going to sugarcoat it — she’s just going to let it rip. I think that’s what she is.”
Neptune scratched his hair and said, “Still she is a mule. What I need is one who I can use under water.”
Neptune chose porpoise and it was a wise choice.
When I read the news item ‘GOP base is wild about Palin,’ I could not help thinking about Neptune’s dilemma.
(Ack:politico-Michael Falcone,Zachary Abrahamson, Sept 29)

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