Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sorry I haven't been keeping in touch. I have been pretty busy in an attempt to keep my brain from exploding with my office struggles while campaigning for the Obama Biden ticket as often as possible. Which unfortunately isn't as often as I would like.

Florida is a swing state and I think (hope) democrats have learned a lesson assuming votes don't count. Registration ended in the state this past Monday and I am proud to say I got every single person that works for me to register. Obviously it is inappropriate for me to campaign at work but I think my Obama/Biden tote bags, bumper stickers and screen saver is a dead give away who I am supporting. I just think it is important that people use their voice in government no matter which candidate they support. It does matter. Anyone in Florida that witness the hanging chad debacle should be convinced of that.

There are also several amendments on the Sunshine state ballot that are very important. I have spoken of Amendment Two and the fucktards that want to get the wording in the state constitution that marriage is between a man and a woman. If you want my opinion on that, you need to click the link because I simply don't have the strength to rag on ignorant fools today.

Well, maybe I do a little but I have another issue more pressing. A fucking forward that I received not once but twice yesterday.

It went like this:

Dear Friends,

As I was listening to a news program last night, I watched in horror as Barack Obama made the statement with pride. . .'we are no longer a Christian nation; we are now a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, . .' As with so many other statements I've heard him (and his wife) make, I never thought I'd see the day that I'd hear something like that from a presidential candidate in this nation. To think our forefathers fought and died for the right for our nation to be a Christian nation--and to have this man say with pride that we are no longer that. How far this nation has come from what our founding fathers intended it to be.

I hope that each of you will do what I'm doing now--send your concerns, written simply and sincerely, to the Christians on your email list. With God's help, and He is still in control of this nation and all else, we can show this man and the world in November that we are, indeed, still a Christian nation!

Please pray for our nation!

God Bless

I am ashamed that I have such stupid acquaintances.

For a brief moment I considered responding and pointing out their ignorance but what would be the point? If they forward this shit, they believe this shit and I am much better off moving them to the people I will avoid at all cost and delete mail from list.

Did Obama say this? Kinda. What he said was that we are not JUST a nation of Christians.


But, wait...were we ever a Christian nation and I missed the memo? Silly me thought when our nation was founded the forefathers specifically put the big no fucking way on paper about an established religion.

Oh yeah, here it is: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...

As a matter of fact, they weren't all Christians.

I for one would never vote for a president that thought Christianity should take precedence over any other religious belief. Kinda shits all over the "all men are created equal" thing..doesn't it?


OneHungMan said...

OneHung doesn't vote. When they have a candidate deserving of the position, OneHung will vote.

If he did vote, he'd vote for the Palin chick...she's hot.

razorbeck said...

one hung is an idiot who gets the government he deserves

People who try and mix religion and politics are the scariest people I know

Olly said...

Yup, politics and religion should never mix. Neither should religion and educations, but that's for another day...

Libby said...

wow, chris, you amaze me! a post about current events that doesn't include the scm!

Christine said...

Don't be toooo impressed Libby. I'll be blogging on SCM's new theory very soon that dog shit should stay on the carpet 12 hours to harden before pick up.

TLP said...

Brava Chris!!!!

I'm working here in PA for Obama. I have my fingers crossed.

It kills me when people send me emails that complain that some people don't include "under God" when they recite the pledge of allegiance, writing that "our founding fathers put that in the pledge...." Jeez! HOW DUMB CAN THEY GET?????
"Under God" was added in 1954, and besides that, the pledge itself wasn't written until 1892. Hello... The founding fathers were dead when the thing was written.

The guy who originally wrote it, Bellamy, was pressured into leaving his church in 1891 because of his socialist sermons. In his retirement in Florida, he stopped attending church because he disliked the racial bigotry he found there.

I bet the author of the pledge of allegiance would support Obama!

Jenny Fabulous said...

I am a registered Republican, but I am soooooooooooo ready for a change. No doubt this is the most anticipated election since I have been able to vote!

Terry said...

hey chris,

I hope Obama wins the election.

That McCain is a fat, shit-stirring bastard.
And when you've seen one you've seen them all.

As for Christianity, I like George Carlin's theory about that even if I do burn in hell for stating it publicly.

I'm now off to spread the word of Islam on a few of the American bible-bashing blogs I've spotted on my travels.

see you later.

Special K said...

I am standing up and applauding you! We are in 1000% agreement on this! This nation has never been and will never be a Christian nation, they can put it on their dollar bills, it doesn't make it so, not now not ever. The United States has always been called "The Melting Pot" for the reasons Obama stated.
Are these people new here?

CrystalChick said...

I'm a registered Dem who's started giving Indies some support locally. But for this election I'm definitely on board with Obama.
I have a few repub friends/family and they connect their religion with politics all the time. I say what I can when I can but it's difficult and murky territory.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

If you don't call them on it, how ever are we going to educate the Bible Thumpers? Gee that's sad...