September 26, 2010

John Kerry says the only reason Democrats are in trouble in November is because the voters are stupid. BTW, did you know he served in Vietnam?

Democrat congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, in a close battle for her seat against Republican challenger Vietnamese-American Van Tran, accuses “the Vietnamese” of trying to take her seat.

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice revealed to show that race trumps equal justice and equal rights for all.

37 days to go. Time for real change.

Pool temp: 82 degrees

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 00:58 | Comments (6)
  1. Where is written that in order to be a politician you had to be logical or intelligent???? There needs to be an “entrance” exam for them like there is for college, grad school, etc. The reason I avoid politics is because most of what I hear is an insult to my intelligence. If ever one person running for political office could let their ego get out of their way, then maybe, maybe we’d have people representing us with integrity and wanting the best and highest good.My judgment, this is the downfall of it all.

    I still think moving to New Guinea is still the answer…need a contact with the Mek tribe to see if they are accepting outsiders…oh, wait…the Europeans just barged in on the Native Americans and started the first genocide and land theft here. Some manners on their part would have been nice…afterall, they were the “civilized” ones now weren’t they?

    Comment by Jana — September 26, 2010 @ 6:22 am

  2. Sorry, Jana, but I don’t buy into that ethnic purity argument. The Europeans were no less ruthless entering into any “native” area than the tribes that migrated before them. They just had better technology and inherent illnesses that enabled them to do their bidding more efficiently than those before them. Population shifts have taken place since the beginning of time; for every tribe or population that has laid claim to a particular area of land there’s been someone behind them wanting to take it from them by force.

    To think that white folk are any less “pure” or more ruthless than those that came before them is to completely discount the very nature of man; it’s always been kill or be killed. The Eurpoeans didn’t do anything different than the Mayans, the Mongolians, or the Visigoths and Ostrogoths in history did before them. There never has been, and never will be, any “pure” species, be it human or animal. In this world the strongest survive, the weakest get annihilated and/or move on. And that will always be the case.

    Which is why, I think, God created turtle beer to begin with. 🙂 Carpe diem!

    BTW, spent the weekend with your tunes. Fantastico!

    Comment by The Great White Shank — September 26, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

  3. Having family who were driven from their homes and country and forced into refugee camps and then taken to a foreign land where they didn’t know the language and were discriminated against because the spoke funny,is a major trigger for me. NO ONE has the right to take another’s home/homeland and yet it’s been done for thousand’s of years. My most current issue is what has been done to the Native American Indians and all aboriginal people’s the world over. Whether it was slaves forced onto ships, or lands being taken away by force…none of it right when death and destruction are the means to ending another’s way of life…that is called extinction.

    Comment by Jana — September 27, 2010 @ 9:01 am

  4. Although I can’t relate to the same history you can I can certainly (at least from an intellectual point of view) hear where you’re coming from. The only thng I can offer is that there is no such thing as fairness in life or in history. Everything is as it is; the difference between the persecutors and the persecuted is only a matter of time and place. It’s how we learn to deal with it over time and in our own ways is all that matters.

    Those who have a spiritual view and a longing or thirsting for survival will always come out ahead. I only met your dad a few times but he had a zest for life that made him the man he was. Believe me, there are people who have lived in far better times and in far more privileged situations that could never hope to approach in life what your dad was able to accomplish.

    There’s no such thing as a free ride in life. Whether it’s the Nazis, the migration of Americans westward, the Spaniards, the Mayans, Pol Pot, Stalin, cancer, the Goths, losing a loved one to a drunk driver, having your family annihilated in a home invasion, or losing a loved one through suicide – it’s all part of the veil of tears. Human existence is messy, always has been, always will be. Bad things happen – to people, to poulations, to bastards, to the most undeserving. We can all debate the whys, but you can’t debate the was and is. And you can’t legislate morality or the what’s in the recesses of the human heart.

    And yet, in the end, it’s not necessarily what happens to whom and when, but how those who are affected the most peronally deal with it. Some crawl inside a bottle or inside their own misery and never come out intact. Others somehow, whether it be through religion, faith, or some kind of an inner strength find a way to move on.

    Thomas Merton once said that while he aspired to be a saint, he doubted he would ever find the strength in persection to be made a saint by the Church. He felt he was a big chicken. Me too. But no one people or person has the corner on misery, it’s a part of the human existence and who we are.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — September 27, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

  5. and so I immediately went to YouTube to listen to John Lennon sing Imagine….

    Comment by Jana — September 28, 2010 @ 9:53 am

  6. That’s a good tune, but for my money the best songs from Imagine are “Gimme Some Truth” and “I don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama, I Don’t Wanne Die”. 🙂

    Comment by The Great White Shank — September 28, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

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