If I opened my mind any more, my brains would fall right out on the floor.

I’m getting so tired of the political emails flying around with Lies and Opinions dressed for the Halloween party as Facts. I’m going to make an inbox rule: all emails with either “McCain” or “Obama” in them will go directly to a folder named “Shuddup and Bite Me.”

Seriously, how can anyone at this stage in the game send an email that accuses Obama of being a no-birth-certificate-havin’ Muslim baby-killer? *cringes at the search engine traffic that will surely ensue*

HunkyDory tries to keep things light, yet indulges in serious conversation, too.

Dory: 10:49  http://bluechristian.blogspot.com/2008/03/why-i-am-voting-for-barack-obama.html
Hunky: 5:19  Where you is Woman?!
Dory: 5:19  (Autoreply) Out and about running errands… might be driving; might not… IM me to see
Hunky: 6:32  i need this:  http://www.penisreductionpills.com/
Dory: 6:33  *orders right away* finally, an answer to our prayers for more comfortable instances of marital union
Hunky: 6:43 I am pro-life, and will always be pro-life. But I refuse to be held captive by mis-definitions which hold “pro-life” to be merely the protection of the unborn. Community — loving one’s neighbor — is in the Christian sense something that has no boundaries. I am responsible for my neighbor, whomever that neighbor may be. And while I will not say “a Christian cannot vote for Candidate X”, I will say that to fail to think through some of these issues very, very carefully before repeating as biblical the boilerplate of Carl Rove / John McBush is singularly non-discerning. And I think that I, too, have the Spirit of God.~ Jon
Hunky: 6:43  Jon Trotter
Hunky: 6:43  I like that definition
Dory: 6:43  very eloquent
Hunky: 6:44  Meanwhile, the Supreme Court since 1980 (when the Repubs took over and — except for the Clinton era — kept the White House, has not made any significant change to Roe v. Wade.
Further, if Roe were “flipped,” what we’d have then is a state by state ruling on abortion. Likely outcome, not radically different than what we have now, except for a few states whom would outlaw it.
Further yet, the term “Pro-life” is one which only has staying power if as a culture we make as extravagant an effort on behalf of born children and their single mothers as we’re making for the unborn children. Republicans are astonishingly obtuse on this point, as are many Evangelicals. “Don’t use my tax money to help that mother financially!” Oh, but do make sure she has the baby, despite having no support structure around her to even care for herself, much less raise the child? Hypocrisy.
Hunky: 6:44  That came before
Hunky: 6:47  That’s not what Republicans believe and as the Republicans go, so goes the Christian Right
Dory: 6:48  “Christian” and “Democrat” are not mutually exclusive, as much as the church would like them to be.
Hunky: 6:55  Actually it might be as much as the Republicans might like them to be mutually exclusive.

My name is Dory, and I approve this IM.

I welcome your comments; heck, sometimes I beg for your comments. But if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Don’t be a jackass, please.

Don’t be that guy.

Nobody likes that guy.

4 thoughts on “If I opened my mind any more, my brains would fall right out on the floor.

  1. I find it amazing that the Republicans have picked up the cause of the religious right. Here we have a political organization that has traditionally stood for small federal government, states rights, and keeping the government out of your back pocket. They’ve inexplicably teamed up with a group of people that want to legislate your marriage, your healthcare decisions, and your right to choose whether or not to have a child. I find it horrifying that the Republican Party is standing by the “Defense of Marriage Act”. I wonder how far they will go in defining a solemn vow between me and My God. It’s a thinly-veiled hate campaign and the “separate but equal” civil union compromise is another bunch of crap. Government MUST leave it up to the individual and the church.

    While I cannot agree that abortion is a viable alternative to birth control, I remain a pragmatist. Until we can ensure that all children will be provided for, we cannot in all good conscience, illegalize abortion. And don’t give me that “There are ten families waiting for every adoptive child” crap. They’re in line for a healthy, blue haired, blonde eyed infant. I should know. My wife and I have been looking to foster adopt and we’ve been flooded with the desperate.

    *Pant pant* Rant ends.

  2. Some people seem to believe that life begins at conception and ends at birth. Don’t you dare have an abortion! But once the baby’s out, you’re on your own — we will begrudge and/or legislate away food stamps, WIC, Head Start, day care assistance, housing vouchers or anything else that could possibly help you create a better life and get to the point where you don’t need help.
    But I’m not bitter.

    Donna Freedmans last blog post..More fun ways to save money

  3. @Donna:
    I couldn’t agree with you more. My husband is in social work, and he works at a Mission. If Bureaucrats had to work a week at a Mission or a homeless shelter, and met hurting people firsthand, the budget would look very different, indeed. This war is costing America 435 MILLION a DAY. Can you imagine if even just an EIGHTH of that amount was spent here at home?!

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