An important Shrine announcement:
Good friend and capitalist hero Lonely Conservative from the New York will be on Canto Talk tonight (7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST) [click HERE to locate show]. Silvio Canto will console two activists from deep blue states — but we should both be able to give some good insights into the political climate and issues important within each state.
I met LC via the “Circle of Moms Political Mom Blog contest”. Justifiably, she was #1! She keeps up with all the current news, especially items impacting the East Coast. Her name name is Karen, and like me, she is a working wife and mother. Her family lives in the beautiful area of Upstate, New York. I check on her site daily — blue state misery is a little less miserable when shared with a friend!
We are currently having a contest at to which of our states can screw around with gas prices most. I do believe Team California is the clear winner here!
A recent post shows her great wit and style:
My post-debate high didn’t last long. First there was more gloomy economic news. Then I went to work and made the mistake of whispering “Did you see the debate last night” to a coworker who used to be on our side. I’m wondering if she’s had a change of heart. This person who usually speaks in hushed tones was extremely loud when she replied that she didn’t watch the debate. But she wasn’t the problem, it was another coworker.
“Who are you for, Barackah or Romney?” the other one asked. (Yes, she pronounced it “Barakah.”)
“Romney,” I replied.
“Oh, then we can’t be friends. I hate him,” was her retort.
“Why?” I asked.
Then came a pause. No answer. No asking me why I’m for Romney. But fortunately for the coworker in her late twenties one of her BFFs works with us and chimed in with a reading from some unnamed friend’s facebook post declaring Romney the loser of the debate. Apparently, they don’t even pay attention to the lefty pundits who all went berserk because Obama clearly lost.
I thought I’d let that be the end of it. When I go to work I’m not getting paid to debate politics, I’m getting paid to do my job. But I was distracted when a few minutes later the coworker who hates Romney but doesn’t say why loudly started talking about the concert she went to last night. I just nodded and smiled as if to say “That’s nice” and tried to get back to my work. But then I heard this “I don’t even need to watch debates. I already know who I’m voting for.”
Not a single word about why she’s already made up her mind. Only that she has. This is a person who constantly talks about her favorite singers, drives to concerts hundreds of miles away, goes to water parks on her days off, and watches reality TV in her down time. I have no idea where she gets her information so she can make informed decisions when it comes to politics. It must be social media, because a few minutes later her BFF started chattering about Romney and Big Bird. Nothing about the substance of his comments, just chatter. I wanted to say “You have no idea how stupid you sound,” but I was at work so I bit my tongue.
I share this story with you because this is a problem. Perhaps these are the people with “small brains” Jon Stewart was talking about. The coworkers I speak of are educated, but they are grossly uninformed. At least informed liberals have some sort of substance to back up their arguments, the people I’m speaking of have nothing. Really, nothing. They watch Honey Boo Boo and then talk about it like it’s news. And they vote.
This is what we’re dealing with. It’s scary. Maybe I should challenge these coworkers to an after-hours debate. I’m sure they would decline, because they know they have all of the answers, but they don’t know why, and they don’t know what those answers are, other than “Barakah.” Damned lemmings.
She featured a New York race — Note To Democrats: Women Are Not Political Pawns!
As a woman I have been more disgusted every day of this election season. The Democrats are pandering to women in the lowest possible way. They started with the “war on women” meme and they’ve run with it. Their convention was a joke – as if the women of America struggling to put food on the table, gas in the car and money in their kids’ college funds are worried about free birth control (which costs about $5 per month), or free abortions. Then President Obama’s campaign website actually had a post telling women to vote with their lady parts. Seriously, can you imagine if a candidate told men to vote with their manly parts? They’re trying to turn women into a barroom joke.
Perhaps the most vile example is the ad that Dan Maffei continues to air in the race for NY24 against Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle. This is a woman who volunteered for a local women’s shelter for sixteen years. That’s right, for sixteen years she donated her time to fight for women who were victims of domestic and sexual abuse. He can’t run on his record, so he is hiding behind rape victims, and is telling the women of this district that Ann Marie Buerkle wants to redefine rape. It’s beyond reprehensible. Whenever this ad airs on my television I turn the channel. Every time. I refuse to listen to it again. The only way it could be worse is if he accused her of holding the victims down. I should be careful here, he’s so desperate I wouldn’t want to give him any ideas.
Dan Maffei’s ad is so over the top that even some women who are Democrats are repulsed by it. Women are not political pawns and we don’t like being treated that way!
LC is not a political pawn, but a Queen among pundits. I will be fascinated to learn who she may view as #EyeCandy. I suspect Obama is not it.
I can hardly wait! 🙂