Excellent L.A.Times op-ed piece today from Gloria Steinem about the Palin pick. I couldn’t agree more, though the pie metaphor is a little odd.
Two things got me about the RNC speeches in the last two days. The first was the “drill, baby, drill” chant emanating from the audience. Here’s a thought for those who want to lessen our dependence on foreign oil: how about lessening our dependence on oil, period?
Because we are not going to be able, with all our reserves, to turn off the OPEC and the Canadian spigots for long, if at all, if we don’t find something to replace that constant flow. And building all these pipelines from Canada pretty much ensures we’ll be getting that needle in our vein for a long time to come.
The second thing, the thing that really rankles, is the rude “community organizer” comments. I just cannot even express my outrage with a stadium full of people who cheer for that kind of ignorant trash. Community organizing does indeed bear responsibilities, and what’s all the more honorable about those responsibilities is that they are most often voluntary, and they almost never carry a paycheck. They are about service and about caring for one’s neighbors. You know, good human values?
Now I know I’m moving a little slow on this (I had a comment the other day that my views were “stale” because someone else was a day ahead of me in saying smart women wouldn’t vote for a ticket that insults their intelligence). But I read. I think. I work. Then I post.
And all I can say now is:
WTF Republicans!?!? Are you going to put up with this crap? Take your freakin’ party back from these whackjobs, for goodness sakes.