Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Get A Load of San Francisco Values!

This insulting ad for politician Graves' congressional bid posits "San Francisco Values." Why is it insulting? True, San Franciscans like to party, but the money being doled out is usually to charities and non-profits.

And the three paid actors don't look or move like San Franciscans: they're lame and plain. Is the guy in the middle supposed to be gay? Guess he doesn't go to the same bars I do. The men I meet have more rhythm. The young (?) lady in pink looks like she fashioned her character on someone out of the 80s who 's definitely been "supersized" too much. The other woman is supposed to represent a conglomeration of our Asian/Hispanic population. She doesn't. And besides, there would have to be fifty people in the picture to represent all of the ethnic groups we house.

This ad will go out to people who have never even seen a postcard of San Francisco. Is his target group from Appalachia?

White is the New Black! Or Is Black the New Black?

Senator Byrd Is Not Just Liberal (and Therefore Godless),
He's Downright Unpatriotic!
(Actual Photograph of Our Lord and Savior)

Hell, maybe our country is FINALLY color blind!

My, how our country has changed: a former member of the Ku Klux Klan has just endorsed African American Barack Obama for his party's nomination. But look into the biography of Senator Byrd (D - WV) and you'll find nothing resembling White Power. Byrd, who now holds the record for the longest senate seat in history, apologized for his past affiliation and says (with apparent sincerity) "I will always apologize. I was wrong." After he had an epiphany, he went from Dixiecrat to liberal in a total makeover that would make all the guys in "Queer Eye" dizzy. He opposed the war in Iraq so vehemently that Republicans began loathing him en masse. At one time, he compared George Bush to Hitler:

Octogenarian Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia made the equation in the context of Bush’s attack on Senate procedures which might slow or halt his on-going attempt to pack the courts with extreme right-wing fanatics. Byrd said Bush’s moves to destroy time-honored Senate rules parallel Hitler’s ramming fascist legislation through his gutted Reichstag. “Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality,” said Byrd. “He recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.” (Harvey Wasserman, The Free Press, March 7, 2005)

A Wise Old Byrd.

Or a courageous one. Just think of all the death threats he will probably get: Christian Identity is certain to send him one, plus Aryan Nations, Church of Jesus Christ Christian, Kingdom Identity Ministries and every neo Nazi group in the country. He's not only made every Republican politician despise him, but he's incurred the wrath of Christo-fascists everywhere: his patriotism has been in question for a long time. Hell, he doesn't seem to want to kill Islamists! I tried to find out just what part of Christianity he espouses, but biographies have insufficient data as to his denomination. Being from West Virginia, you might think he's Southern Baptist 100%, but I don't think so. I think his focus on religion changed along with his views on civil rights (they would have had to!).

So now the 2008 campaign again has a race issue - just not the kind anyone anticipated.

Oddly enough, today commenorates the day Auschwitz opened and so graciously accepted Jews. Its hospitality became world famous later on, but Christian groups knew what was really going on. (wink wink)

Below: the early center for Christo-
Fascism: Father Charles Coughlin's Basilica
of The Little Flower. Irony: the first of Coughlin's
churches was burned down by an affiliate
group of the Ku Klux Klan. Go figure.



Her best Roseanne Rosannadana:

"Mr. Richard Feder from Portsmouth New Jersey writes about the Tut exhibit: "I keep hearin about this Tut. What is Tut? Did you see Tut? Should I see Tut? Will Tut ever come to my town in New Jersey?"

"Mr. Feder - This young king's dead. Don't make matters worse for him by makin' him go to New Jersey!"

We miss you, Gilda!