Thursday, November 09, 2006

Welcome Home, America


Paul Masse (of Masse's Pastries in Berkeley, California) baked up a batch of true blue freedom cookies in celebration of the return to reason!

God, it feels good to be living in a country full of hope again.
I'm not the only person who realizes how very close we came to losing everything that makes America great. One more Repugnican 'mandate' and there wouldn't have been much left of the American Dream for us to cling to.

Speaking of man-date, when are members of the Repugnican Party (and its rabid Evangelical enablers) going to confront the reality that the only folks who fear gay marriage are self-loathing, self-denying homosexuals like Ken Mehlman?
For too many years, as the grand leader of the Grand Old Party, Mehlman (the top on the far right) used fear of a Gay Planet (and Gay Marriage) to win elections for freaks like Mark Foley (the closeted homosexual Republican child-molesting Congressman from Florida). So who was surprised when Mehlman was drug kicking and screaming out of the closet on national television Wednesday November 8?
Yup, he resigned the very next day.
Geez. Any middle-schooler could tell you that if this issue is too important to you, it's time to take a look inside the closet.

I'm all in favor of the defense of marriage, but divorce, not homosexuality, is the big threat to marriage.
Frankly folks, everyone (and by that I mean straights, gays and the just plain twisted) should just live in sin. Forget marriage. Evil, filthy, dirty, disgusting sinful sex is a whole lot of fun!
If you're living in sin, you don't have to snort a snootful of meth while taking it good from a male prostitute to make the experience even more deliciously evil, but, hey, don't believe me, just ask the godly Pastor Ted Haggard -- he's the married, gay-hating Evangelical leader on the bottom also on the right.
He also recently resigned his position with the church he founded when his out-of-church activities became public knowledge.
Haggard says he's sorry.
He also said gay sex is still bad.
Do you forgive him?



While I'm on a mewling jag, there are a whole bunch of folks who claim the Big Beautiful Blue Wave that swept our glorious country on November 7 only came about because the new Democratic candidates were more conservative and/or this year's Democratic Party operatives were better organized than their Repugnican counterparts.
Bull shit.
I followed these campaigns closely (a shout out to DailyKos, Josh and the Hinester) but I'm going to point out for special notice two prime examples of our newly elected not-conservative candidates.

The first is our brand spanking new California Congressman Jerry McNerney, a freaking ALTERNATIVE ENERGY expert and local entrepreneur. He was blown into Congress by a mighty wind that came from the local folks on the ground with absolutely no help from the Democratic Party until the last few weeks.



Similarly, our new Senator from Montana is a freaking ORGANIC FARMER who also got no help, no support, nothing from the Democratic Party until the last few weeks.
But what Jon Tester and Jerry McNerney did right is run entirely local on the ground campaigns, stressing values like hard work, love of country (and county) and the willingness to admit that our country was running out of control!
Senator Tester (sounds good, huh?) even took time off from campaigning to get his annual harvest out of the fields! God, you have to love real honest working folks.

The Republicans lost this election for the same reason the Democrats wandered in the wildness for the last 12 years. They listened too faithfully to their so-called leaders -- that bunch of out of touch idiots like James Carville blathering on mindlessly about 'strategies' in Washington D.C. -- rather than listening to the folks on the ground in town who are worried about their jobs, their schools, their kids in Iraq, and the cost of health care. All issues are local, all elections are local, all victories and losses are local.

Enough.
Welcome back, America.
It's a brand new day of hope, optimism and good-hearted, open-handed life in America!
It's great to be back home.

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