… and then I will take all political talk over to Lisa Does Politics. Promise.
My Bush-loving mother “kindly” waited until I was over the loss of my cat to say “Nyah Nyah Nyah” to me. (She even told me she was kind enough to wait. There’s humility for ya.) Had she been in any way, shape or form respectful of me and my opinions, we would have been able to discuss it as adults. But no. She decided that taunting me and gloating were the order of the day. I just replied “I’m glad that the result made you happy.” and left it at that. There is no discussion. There is no exchange of ideas. There is no respect. Other members of my family voted the same way as my mother but they respected my opinion and I respected theirs and fine. We move forward. But my mother? Not so much. (big ass sigh and a prayer to help keep my mouth shut when she starts in on me Sunday as I’m fixing her dinner and emptying out her portable toilet.)
I forgot where I saw this but I thought it was well said:
We in blue states produce the vast majority of the wealth in this country and pay the most taxes, and you in the red states receive the majority of the money from those taxes while complaining about ’em. We in the blue states are the only ones who’ve been attacked by foreign terrorists, yet you in the red states are gung ho to fight a war in our name. We in the blue states produce the entertainment that you consume so greedily each day, while you in the red states show open disdain for us and our values. Blue state civilians are the actual victims and targets of the war on terror, while red state civilians are the ones standing behind us and yelling “Oh, yeah!? Bring it on!”
And from a soldier:
4 more years America
If you voted for Bush, didn’t vote, or voted no on gay marriage, I hope you get drafted. I hope they stick you in my unit, and you go with me to Iraq when my unit goes back in September. I will laugh when you see what soldiers in that country face on a daily basis. I hope you work with gay soldiers too. I did. One of them saved my life. Think he shouldn’t have the right to get married? Fuck you. He fought just as hard as I did and on most days, did his job better than me. Don’t tell me gays don’t have the same rights you do.
Think the war in Iraq is a good thing? I’ll donate my M-16 to you and you can go in my place.
And one last thing. Please read the posts below and if you can, donate just a couple bucks to help this guy’s family. He is a soldier in Iraq who lost both legs and an arm and is at Walter Reed Army Hospital. They are asking for money to help his family get here and be with him during this time. And if you can’t donate money, please keep him, his family and ALL our soldiers in Iraq in your thoughts and prayers. It’s not going to get better, folks and we need to support those who fight for us in any way we can. Who knows? It could be your son or daughter or maybe even you who is sent there and will need those prayers.