Thursday, June 5, 2008

Where's my hat?

If I were still wearing my feminist hat, I would be highly incensed that a well qualified woman was passed over in favor of a less qualified man. I would be more incensed at the media and the powers that be at the DNC for their unfavorable attitudes. I would be asking some tough questions, like “Why would you assign delegates to a candidate who didn’t even appear on the ballot?” I would have a lot of other questions and I would be feeling particularly disenfranchised about now.

Guess it’s a good thing I lost my feminist hat.

cross posted to dei

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tickle Me Obama

As I watched the three major candidates speak last night, I was surprised at my reactions. I couldn't help but applaud the courage and determination of Hillary Clinton, who has been under intense pressure in recent weeks but has demonstrated a surprising level of courage and strength.

I thought John McCain's speech was excellent ... who knew he had it in him? The venue and staging left something to be desired, but John was good.

And then there was Obama. Outside of all the unfairness and political positioning I see with him, there is still a sense of unease. He is the unknown quantity. We don't really know what he is because his speeches are all about hope and little about how. As I listened to him, the following lines kept echoing in my head. I pray that they are not prophetic.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4.3-4

Sunday, June 1, 2008


The recent decision by the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee is the latest step in the efforts to give the nomination to Senator Obama. Party spokespeople continue to press Senator Clinton to bow out. They cite the lead in delegates Seanator Obama has built up but their math debatable. Heh, no wonder Democrats can't get anything done in Congress ... they are too busy twisting truth to pay attention to real facts.

I'm not supporting Hillary Clinton, but don't like seeing the DNC railroad her either. If you want to express disdain on this decision, here are a few ways to comment:

Comments to the DNC:
Donna Brazile: Brazile Associates

Not that I expect a reply, of course. I have been sending comments to my congresswoman for some time and she has never bothered to respond. Yes, she is a democrat. And yes, I will support any candidate against any democrat this year because they have shown themselves to be anything but democratic.