24 June 2005

Power to the people...

Sylow inspired me to sing Lennon yesterday and now it is appropriate today as well

I don't know where to begin...anger rising...rising...

Karl Rove....what in the hell was he thinking? I am sick to death of all liberals and Democrats being lumped together. I don't think all Republicans are the same.
If Rove wanted to say Michael Moore, that's what he should have said. And, the current administration is very good about turning their words around to benefit the scenario. It's a form of double speak isn't it?

We just watched "The Fog of War". A movie about Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War. Very intelligent man, and the movie makes you wonder why it all happened. He admits to making mistakes. What is very scary, there is footage of President Johnson making the SAME comments as W is saying and has said in the past.

Everyone reading this-I urge you to rent"The Fog of War"
I may be preaching to the choir...

Thank goodness the Southern Baptist Federation has ended it's 8 year boycott of Disney World! I was sweating that one out. Who knew it was still going on? That was my exact comment to my husband when he told me. On a more serious note-the "SBF has issued a referendum that encourages parents to examine their children's public schools to determine if they are too accepting of homosexuality."

Where are they going with this? Not only are the kids going to lose great teachers, but what is that teaching our children. Intolerance.


marybishop said...

Postcards from Buster was created to teach diversity to young children -- but PBS stations pulled it when it featured a segment on maple sugaring and the child's parents were two women.

The news is breaking my heart a lot lately...

paintergirl said...

Can you BELIEVE that? That is exacly what the fervor is all about. Two mommies. Why can't they be upset over the children who have no mommies?!

laurenbove said...

I with you both on this one. What is there to be afraid of. Why does ignorance prevail in favor of education? We got 100 million of funding back to PBS and NPR thanks to a massive letter writing campaing and the good sense of a few Democrats in the Senate.

Where there used to be a break in the clouds there is now a narrowing gap. I'm sad lately a lot as well. I don't think the USA can wait four more years.

marybishop said...

IDB to read comments...wish we three ran the world.

paintergirl said...

Let's see if we 3 ran the country...
my head is spinning at the thought.
Gay marriages allowed.
Legalized drugs.
Oh yeah, pull all of our military out of Iraq! Next...

Weetzie said...

I have a heartening comment about schools and gay couples: My son rides the bus to school, all ages ride. A new child on the bus kept referring to her parents as both he or she (I can't remember which now). As my son was relating this story to me,inside I began to cringe thinking that the kids on the bus were going to be cruel.... but as my son continued the story, he told me they asked the new child if she had two moms/dads (whichever it was) and when she answered yes ~ all the other kids said: Wow....Cool!

Weetzie said...

ps. I want a job as an advisor when you guys decide to run the country! =)

paintergirl said...

Weetzie you're in! You can be an executive if you like.
What a GREAT story. Kids a great. They only learn to hate from watching adults.

Sylow_P said...

When you guys rule the world, can I have no job at all?


marybishop said...

Sylow, the only job you'll have when we are world rulers is to be a blog buddy. That's it!

Re kids and prejudice..love these lyrics...

You've Got To Be Carefully Taught from South Pacific

You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!

RitaPita said...

hold up. i want in on this whole ruling the world gig you ladies have going..

is it to late to apply for 'secritary of shut the fuck up about gas prices and walk to the damn store'?

marybishop said...

Rita, you can have the job of ice-picking all the huge SUV tires, how's that?

(Except my husband's as he's got to get to work...)

paintergirl said...

Ok-for one thing-there will be no more suv's. I will allow trade-ins for a hybrid.

MB-Your husband can have one that is fully loaded. Great lyrics too by the way!

Sylow-Your job will be to make drinks.

Ritapita-you can be our spokesperson.
And you can ice-pick anyone who still has suv's.:-)

laurenbove said...

Hey hey! I want an advisory position with a big title and very little actual work....no gardening either. I'll rub my eyes and get plant eye again. It's bad - you don't want it.

Vajana said...

Dammit and there I went not boycotting Disney World and having a good time and letting my kids enjoy life. I'm a horrible, horrible Christian.

I would like to be the Secretary of What Is Ridiculously Ostentatious.

laurenbove said...

vajana: I love that title.

paintergirl said...

LB-you can do whatever you feel like doing babe. You can even have a huge office with a great big window to have a lovely view of the grounds. We'll also have a very up tp date air purifier in the building.

Vajana-I agree with Lauren, that's a great title.
And the Disney thing still baffles me.

Jeffs place said...

I am lobbying for an appointment when you chicks take over. I want to be the Surgeon General. "Gyno and Plastic Surgury division". I volunteer to inspect and make sure that quality work is being performed out there. I dont want the earth tilted off its axis from a bunch of lopsided buxom chicks walking around.The destruction and devastation need not happen. Its just a little something I would volunteer to do. My way of "Giving back". You need not thank me. It is my duty.

paintergirl said...

We would need a Surgeon General and your help would be an asset.

Vajana said...

Asset!!! HA!

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