Sunday, November 04, 2007

Clean Up Sunday

Here we are, day 4 of NaBloPoMo. Following my daily theme, Sundays will be a clean up day...where I can yap on and on about things that didn't really fit in with the other days, or about stuff that I totally forgot about.

I received three of the same emails in the same day from three different people this past week. Now, y'all should know by know that I am a bleeding heart Democrat and I totally love Barack Obama (like I said here). So, when I received the email:

"Respect. Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Hillary Clinton and Ruth Harkin stand during the national anthem. Barack Hussein Obama's photo (that's his real name)......the article said he REFUSED TO NOT ONLY PUT HIS HAND ON HIS HEART DURING THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, BUT REFUSED TO SAY THE in the hell can a man like this expect to be our next Commander-in-Chief????"

Accompanied by this picture:

I could feel my blood pressure rising. Okay, first of all...why are they getting down on the guy's name? It isn't like he chose it, his father is Muslim, and last I knew, it isn't like his God Father is Osama Bin Laden or anything. Secondly, WTF is the big deal about putting your hand on your heart during the National Anthem (which is what I read elsewhere that was being played at this moment, not the Pledge of Allegiance)? I don't do it. And their backs are to the flag. Thirdly, if him not putting his hand on his heart and pledging allegiance is such a big whoop-de-do, then how come it is okay for your kids to not say it in school anymore? Did you raise a stink about that?

And since a picture speaks a thousand words (and is only one second frozen in time), let us ponder this picture:

Hmmm, WTF is Dubya doing? I don't think that is his heart. Did we hear a big stink about this though?

Way to go Republicans, great job. *said with two thumbs up*



Anonymous said...

You've lost me as a reader.

Mary said...

I'm here in England and when that news tidbit came over, no commentary was made about Barrack not having his hand on his heart! But my english hubby noticed it immediately! Although alot of people probably agree with you, I too never used to pledge to the flag in school (and got told off for it too), it would seem that it could hurt his chances. I love that photo you put up of Bush though.. that's great.. I don't think he knows where his heart is anyway!

Frogdancer said...

I don't want to offend any American readers, but here in Australia we find it slightly ridiculous that you guys stand with your hands over your hearts whenever the national anthem is played.

To us it looks melodramatic and a bit fake. It's all social convention.... you guys do it, we don't. So what? Is it really all that important in the scheme of things?