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 September 2008

If You Bought a Lemon You Must Have Voted for Obama

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Anonymous said...

You seem to have a single focus. That's often a liability in my book. I think it's odd that are views on the political aren't at least a bit closer to being in synch. I enjoy most of the same movies and music you like (listed in your profile). I have always thought that music and comedy were good indicators of personality the likelihood that two people would get along.

Without commenting on political views, would you care to comment on that? You're welcome to read my latest post. It doesn't talk about Obama or Clinton(s), just Sara Palin's ignorance, the willingness of the populace to swallow ignorance put forth in the name of party affiliation (I think you'd agree with that idea) and the trouble with our nation being unable to confront racism or poverty, rather that we deny their existence.

Shtuey said...

To address your question regarding whether or not common ground on music or comedy is a determinant as to whether people would get along or not; I'd say in most cases that's true. I've also known people with very similar tastes that I've wanted to leave on the side of the road. But it is a bit obtuse to think that people with opposing views on a completely separate issue would have no common ground. Most people love to laugh. Even Dick Cheney likes a good laugh. That's probably why he shot his lawyer in the face.

Shtuey said...

One more note Rational; If you've been following my blog and find my focus singular I'd suggest that you aren't really absorbing it. I venture to guess that you assume my focus is defeating Barack Obama. Make no mistake, defeating Obama is merely a means to an end, which is the reforming of the Democratic Party. I would imagine that our politics are very much in sync, but if you're supporting Obama you are in fact betraying your ideals.

I believe in single payer universal healthcare. Barack Obama does not. I believe in equal protections for gays. Barack Obama does not. I believe in balanced fiscal budgets so that the social safety net (social security, medicare, medicaid, etc) remains solvent. Barack Obama does not. I believe that the government should have to obtain a warrant before in can tap the phones of American citizens. Barack Obama does not. I believe presidential campaigns should be funded under the public financing code that John McCain is adhering to. Barack Obama does not. I believe that the votes of the people should be reflected fairly in delegate distribution. Barack Obama does not. I believe that intimidation and voter fraud have no place in a democratic system. Barack Obama does not.

You are obviously concerned with the issue of poverty in America, as am I. But how concerned is Barack Obama when he used his political position in the Illinois state government to help privatize low income housing developments, and put gov't subsidy money into the pockets of his campaign contributors who then let the developments decay into rat infested hell holes while he did absolutely nothing about it, but continued to take their money?

Sarah Palin is a fraud? Maybe so, but then what does that make Obama? If we are not in sync politically then I suggest it is because I am awake and you are asleep. If you looked at Obama, the actions of his campaign, and the Democratic Party with the same critical eye you have used to critique Palin I venture to guess that the synchronicity you expect would be more apparent. You are willing to support the candidate of a political party that suppressed the delegates of 18 million people at its convention. Were you in Denver? Probably not. I was. It was horrifying to see pledged delegates on the street, afraid of being photographed because of retribution from the Obama wing of the party. The subversion of democracy to advance a candidate is not racial tolerance, change, hope, or anything else you think it is. It is fascism and I will not support it now or ever. If you are willing to do so, then regardless of the movies you like, books you read, etc, we will always be on opposite sides of the political fence. However, we'd probably have a great time having a few beers, going to the movies, and toilet papering people's trees. Nothing wrong with that.