It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

30 March 2008

Even the Emails are Sanctimonious

So I decided to email the Obama campaign and tell them what I thought about his O-ness' latest round of campaign finance lies; specifically his "I don't take money from lobbyists and corporate interests" line.  I had written to them before, but I was bored and feeling extra offended by his no longer even qualifying the lobbyists as "registered" anymore.

I let him have it.  I of course used my, "You're a duplicitous liar and a fraud" line, which my mom really likes.  As a result, I was automatically placed on the Obama campaign's email zombie list.  When I received a solicitation for money from the campaign I immediately set about unsubscribing from the list.  They give you the option of commenting as to why you would be moved to take such drastic action.

Are you kidding?  I couldn't resist.  I got back the following response: 
Dear Friend,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Senator Obama and his candidacy for President.  Senator Obama welcomes an open dialogue about America's future, and hopes for the widest possible participation in a great nationwide discussion.

Hearing and exploring different positions and ways of thinking furthers this discussion.  It challenges our reasoning, sharpens our analysis of issues, and leads to new solutions.  We appreciate having the benefit of your perspective.

One of Senator Obama's mentors was the late Senator Paul Simon, a man of great ability and integrity.  He believed that people could disagree without being disagreeable, and Senator Obama has taken that guiding principle as his own.

Thank you again for contacting Senator Obama.


Obama for America
So I guess I'm supposed to assume that I'm disagreeable and that I should take a page from the Big Obama Book of Agreeability.  Fuck you assholes.  Your candidate is a lying sack.  I do not have to be agreeable, or respectful for that matter.  Last time I checked I pay his fucking salary.  Bite me.

I have also found no real evidence that can corroborate any relationship between Paul Simon and Obama.  It appears to be more of a legend conjured by Blacksploitator David Axelrod.

Barack Obama '08: Long on audacity.  Short on hope.

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