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Mike etc.

Mike is here. He arrived safely and without incident. We’re having coffee now and will head out shortly for a Mexican breakfast. Mike has been jonesing for barbacoa; I haven’t decided yet what I’ll have but I’m leaning toward chorizo and eggs.

After breakfast we’ll go and do some shopping with champagne at the top of the list. We’re planning a celebration after the votes are counted tonight. I think we’re going to make history!

I want to thank all of you for your support these past few days. I’ve had a lot on my mind and it’s comforting to know that others relate and care. Even those who are reading along but not commenting provide encouragement; my numbers are increasing daily and it’s uplifting to know that people are interested enough to keep checking in.

I’ve been thinking a lot about one of the posts I linked to here. It’s the second link, entitled Senator Dole‚Äôs New Anti-Atheist Advertisement. While I understand the point Alonzo is trying to make, I do not agree with the notion that expecting people in positions of authority to speak out against bigotry toward any group is “hiding behind” them. I understand the dilemma; I know that being viewed as an ‘atheist sympathizer’ could be political suicide, but we’re talking about elected officials whose responsibility is to all their constituents, not just those who share their personal views and prejudices.

I would like to elaborate on this and a few other thoughts on this article, but my time with Mike is very limited and precious, so it will have to wait for now. More on that later.

In closing I want to encourage everyone to go and vote today. I’m sure we all know which candidate has my support and, of course, I would like everyone to vote for Barack Obama. Most important, though, is that you exercise your right to vote at all; it’s one of the only opportunities most of us will ever have to make our voices heard on the national stage.

And, again, my thoughts and condolences to Barack Obama and his family during their time of grief; let’s hope we can give them something to celebrate at the end of the day.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


Saturday Cartoons: Hailin’ Palin

What if, by some miracle, McCain actually wins the election? And what if, tragically, something were to happen to him, and Sarah Palin became President? Would Jesus be Palin’s VP? For the cold hard facts of one possible future (hey, if the Dobsonites can do it…) watch this cartoon:

BoundlessMultimedia

Funny side note: When I was adding tags, I accidentally typed “theocrazy” instead of “theocracy”. Hmmm….


Colin Powell Endorses Obama

This is major!

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat’s “ability to inspire” and the “inclusive nature of his campaign.”

“He has both style and substance. I think he is a transformational figure,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“Obama displayed a steadiness. Showed intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that will do us well,” Powell said.

Powell, a retired U.S. general and a Republican, was once seen as a possible presidential candidate himself.

[…]

Powell served as secretary of state under President Bush from 2001 to 2005.

CNN Politics

I think this is really good news for Obama!


November 5, 2008 — Palin Interview

After posting Sarah Palin’s Alternate Universe yesterday, I started wondering how she might respond to a landslide win for Barack Obama. The headline: Barack Obama Wins By Record Landslide. This is how I imagine an interview with Palin would go:

Reporter: Governor Palin, what do you think of Barack Obama’s landslide win?

Palin: Well, I’m just very, very pleased that, you know, that Joe six pack and hockey moms across this great nation were, uh, you know, able to make it out yesterday to the, uh, polling booths and cast their votes as God-fearing, patriotic Americans and I’m looking forward to working side by side with maverick President McCain and appreciating, just, tsk, ::sigh:: you know, just working really really hard at, uh… whatever Vice Presidents are supposed to do, doggonit.

Reporter: But, Governor Palin, you and John McCain didn’t win. Barack Obama and Joe Biden won by a record landslide. What do you expect to see happen over the next four years under an Obama Administration?

Palin: Oh, there’s no way any of us can know what’s going to happen over the next four years, but the important thing is that, you know, that John McCain and I have, you know, shown the American people that we were, um, able to, uh, you know, fight back against all the terrible and vicious attacks launched against us by Barack Hussein Obama’s terroristic campaign and still, uh, you know, uh, conduct a respectable campaign of our own that I think will live forever in the hearts and minds of god-fearing patriotic Americans, Joe six pack and hockey moms across this great nation who, uh, voted for us and made it possible for us to, you know, continue working hard together as mavericks, and I plan to do everything I’m told… eh… everything I can to, you know, serve God and the people of this great nation as, um, you know, uh, Vice President of the United States, God bless America!

Reporter: But you’re not going to be Vice President. It’s over. McCain lost. Obama won. By a landslide. Do you think he’ll make a good President?

Palin: You know, Katie, you’re really starting to annoy me, so, you know, I’m not going to answer anymore of your questions, and not because I don’t, you know, know the answers but because you won’t let me, uuhhh, say whatever I want to say without, you know, trying to, uuhh, you know, clobber me at every turn, so… energy reform hockey did you know I shot a moose once Joe?

Reporter: I’m not Katie, and you’re not the new Vice President but thank you for your time. I guess.

Palin: You betcha! Thanks so much for having me and, you know, I’d better head on back to Alaska now because we have a heckuvalot of packing to do and a few troopers to fire on my way out, so may God bless the god-fearing pro-America areas of this great nation and our new President, John McCain!

Reporter: ūüėĮ

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


Poisoning The Well With NPD

From the rumor mill:

Many of us have commented from time to time that Obama may not just suffer from an egregious lack of humility‚Ķhe may indeed suffer from a full-blown case of ‚Äúnarcissistic personality disorder‚ÄĚ as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Dark Skies Blog

I know more than a little bit about Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). I will not discuss the details because they are far too personal, but I will tell you this:

It is impossible to know if Barack Obama, or anyone for that matter, meets the criteria for NPD without spending a considerable amount of time with the person. Many of the characteristics of this disorder are only revealed in patterns of behavior that can only be detected over time, and which true narcissists are skilled at concealing in public. So even if Obama is a narcissist, we would not know it based on what we’ve observed through the media.

These kinds of assertions are irresponsible and serve only to poison the well; a tactic that is only necessary in the absence of legitimate arguments against Obama’s suitability for the Presidency.

People with NPD inflict untold emotional, psychological and even physical damage on their victims. Carelessly tossing around the term “narcissistic personality disorder” undermines and trivializes the abuse and absolute terror that narcissists often inflict on their families and anyone else unfortunate enough to cross their paths.

Anyone who employs such a hideous tactic for the sole purpose of promoting a political agenda has no credibility, in my opinion, and I would urge anyone who has been listening to the source of such propaganda to immediately begin searching elsewhere for information on which to base your November vote.


Hillary Supporters For McCain

One quarter of Bay State Hillary Clinton supporters are undecided in the general election, but Sen. Barack Obama still has a comfortable lead in blue-state Massachusetts, according to a new poll.

In addition, 20 percent of Massachusetts Clinton supporters have switched sides and now say they’ll cast a vote for Republican John McCain in the November election, according to a Suffolk University/WHDH (Channel 7) poll released yesterday.

Boston Herald.com

What kind of sense does this make? Did Hillary’s defeat give her supporters brain damage? If Hillary supporters are now prepared to vote for McCain, I can’t help wondering why they supported Hillary in the first place. If they supported her based on the issues, surely they would get behind Obama now!

I’m almost at a loss for words. It’s mind-boggling!

Hillary herself supports Obama now! Those of her supporters who turn around and vote for McCain might as well spit in Hillary’s face and take an enormous crap on their own agendas.

Unless, of course, their agendas were never really the same as Hillary’s to begin with.