Thursday, October 16, 2008

Audacity

I agree with Jay. The constant barrage of negativity and mud-slinging is disheartening. Nothing sticks in my craw more than hateful actions and words.

Case in point:

Isn't it mind-boggling to realize that people actually think this way? Believe these things and vote accordingly?  It saddens me. Greatly.



It nauseates me far more than any debate or any discussion.

It makes me wonder if Martin Luther King, Jr. is watching us and shaking his head.  I know I am.

9 comments:

  1. you know, this is going to ruffle a lot of feathers, but my husband thinks that you should have to take (and pass) a test to be able to vote. you know what? i'm beginning to think it's not such a bad idea. ACLU would be crazed, but i think it might weed out some of this hateful, ignorant nonsense on ALL sides. These people should not only be prohibited from voting, they should be given a good talking to. this is the kind of stuff i grew up around, but still to this day, shocks me. i'm afraid these people are simply spitting out what has been fed to them, and they are feeding the next generation, and so on and so on. very sad.

    now what are you laughing about next door on facebook?

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  2. It doesn't help that this country was founded by a bunch of white slave owning men that thought only they should have a say in the politics of this country. Sadly, this has carried over from generation to generation and has left a bitter taste in my mouth. No wonder I wanted to Expatriate and move to Mexico. I shake my head in disgust. Ignorant a term for these people is incorrect, I think they should be re-labeled as stupid, and made to wear a sign.

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  3. Thanks for posting these videos. Having grown up in the South, I know first hand that this is absolutely not isolated. Even members of my own family e-mail me racist misinformation about Barack. Makes me sad.

    Educate the youth and continue make it clear that racism is not an option.

    Thanks again.

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  4. Jay @halftime lessonsOctober 16, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Yes, I have lived in the south for many years, and I know this type of racism to be alive today.

    Unfortunately, the election process in this country preys on this kind of ignorance. 90% of people in this country dont know an issue from their backside, and align their vote based on ignorance.

    Sometimes, this place really saddens me. I love this country, but the people running for office prey on the 90% of voters that couldnt find their ass with 2 hands and a hunting dog.

    And to Deb's comment earlier, NO ONE is innocent here...BOTH sides are doing it.

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  5. While I certainly agree that both sides have stooped to mud-slinging, I don't recall McCain's crew being slammed for being white nor do I believe they've been scrutinized for the faith they choose to practice nor have they had to endure crowds chanting "kill him, kill him, kill him" either.

    I'm fine with disagreeing on the issues but attacking a man because of the color of his skin I simply can NOT stomach.

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  6. Jay @halftime lessonsOctober 16, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Of course you are right about that. Obama is obviously at the receiving end of the racial slurs and bigotry.
    No question.

    But the mistake that we cant make on either side is blaming an entire party or campaign for the actions of a number of ignorant racists.

    Obama is a dedicated and qualified candidate, and should be respected for, if nothing else, dedicating his life to public service and this country.

    I may vote another way, but he deserves all of our respect.

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  7. You are not alone, and it is truly sad to see such things. I watched your first video clip, and it's exactly why I don't watch those things. It could bubble my anger up, and I cannot let that happen. I just pray and hope that those who DO know better let their voice be heard, and that they are greater in number. My fingers are crossed until November 5th.

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  8. Actually, Curious George awoke this morning and wanted to wear an Obama hat to show his support for Obama. The man holding Curious George is just helping him accomplish the task.

    Living in a vacuum is truly wonderful....

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