I have started my quest to find myself a new country.
I am looking for a place that reminds me of the USA prior to the religious right taking over the Republican party and prior to the birth of Karl Rove who will do or say anything to get his extremist right-wingers elected.
I barely lived through the last eight years of Bush et al
and the embarrassing lack of intelligence, class, morality and humanity one would expect from the highest leader of the land. He all but ruined our country financially and put into place many laws that have done nothing but remove freedoms and bring us to the state we find ourselves in now. The Patriot act and No Child Left Behind are Bush instituted programs that don't make us more safe and don't make our children smarter, but do the contrary.
I cannot take a McCain/Palin
administration especially when I fear it would soon be a Palin
administration. I've done two terms of the religious right ruling our fair land and two terms of faith over science and two terms of New Cue Ler
and I cannot sign up for two terms of McCain and possibly 16 effing years of Palin
My new country will have to have a large male population with few females. If females support Palin's
sexist and paternalistic views of women then I have to abandon my sisters.
How a woman could vote for a team that believes that if a 12 year old girl is raped by her uncle, she should not have the option to have an abortion --is beyond me. How any woman could vote for Palin
with the knowledge that even if your pregnancy would cause you great health problems -- even cause you to be infertile for life, Palin
would not allow an abortion if she were king. (With the potential of her influence for 16 years, you could pretty much bet she'd have that supreme court right and ready to overturn Roe vs Wade.)
And, although she has the Viagra vote, I would hope that women made different choices about their own bodies than old white men would.
Her pentecostal church that thinks, just like the Islamic terrorists, that god is on their side; her belief in creationism, literal translation of the bible, anti gay positions; killing animals like the majestic and regal Alaskan wolf and posing with her child and a bloody caribou corpse is such a turn off to me.
Her sexist remark (the only real one I have heard during the campaign) what's the difference between a Hockey Mom and a pit bull? Lipstick! -- illuminates just how much this woman despises other women -- and insults all women, Hockey Moms or not. Actually it also insults Pit Bulls too.
doesn't like cats. Now that really hurts.