Sorry I missed Friday's Fiction, but it was more like Black Friday. Hubby worked his last day and now we face the unemployment lines with millions of others. I dare say we are in better shape than some, and that's a sad statement. :)
Anyhow, I would like to share with you the identities of two people I believe should super glue their vicious lips together unless they speak about something they actually understand.
Miss Garafolo's (and I use the title with little respect) attack on Tea Party attendees was totally uncalled for and insulting. How does labeling people you have never met as rednecks and racists make her worthy of voicing an opinion on Keith Olbermann's show. And how dare that idiot agree with her. Had either attended one of the many local gatherings across the nation, they might have realized no one asked for party affiliation identification and this was not a partisan concern. I'm sure just as many democrats and republicans were in attendance, along with liberals, conservatives, independents, and people who have had very little interest in politics before. The brewing problems are going to affect us all in the long run.
The people I saw at the Tea Party in Nashville were peaceful, respectful and very concerned with their futures and that of their children. They have the right to let their fears be known. How else do you get the attention of an administration who has gone hog (pork) wild? Can you blame the people in California who are already on the bring of financial collapse for not wanting to share in the expense of exploring pig smells or any of the other ridiculous earmarks in the Omnibus bill? I sure can't because I feel the same way. There is a time to finance extravagances and it's not when you open your wallet and moths fly out. Honestly, I know it isn't only the President, so we need a real "Spring Cleaning" in Washington.
The Tea Parties were never an issue of race, and I detest being lumped into those who see skin color and judge others. May I remind Janine G. that Mr. Obama is only half black, so I suppose she should alter her opinion to say we are partial racists. Had this been about party affiliations, I'm sure she would have been invited to represent the ASS because she sure made one of herself on the news this week. I think we should hold a contest between her and the CNN reporter who did such a 'fine' job of reporting the news at one of the Tea Parties. Who stuck a stick up her butt?
AND...Hey Keith, how about getting someone on your show with a real opinion, and not just a personal judgmental viewpoint...or that's right, you can't attract anyone other than out-of-work actors, commedians, and people who like to kiss your butt. I just can't see the attraction myself.
Oh...and good going Nancy Pelosi,for referring to attendees as 'astroturf.' That's a real positive way to approach the American public you're supposed to represent...oh, and how kind of Janet Napolitano for putting out an alert that lumped Tea Party goers in with terrorists and other threats to our nation. What has our nation become? If you're not frightened, you should be. There are powers brewing in the Middle East who see the discord here and are bound to swoop down and strike when we are at our weakest. Maybe cuts where the military is concerned is a really bad idea. You think?