Thursday, October 2, 2008

Drill Baby Drill!

Oh.  My.  God.

I just watched probably the most entertaining 90 minutes of tv I have watched in a long time. And as a bonus, it was commercial free!  Which made refilling my wine glass and grabbing chocolate out of the fridge kinda difficult...

Listen, this is not a political blog by any means.  And it strikes me odd that I follow my story of last Saturday's debauchery with my thoughts on the vice-presidential debate, but so be it.  I'm a well-rounded girl.  Political.  And slutty.  What a winning combination.  (Why am I still single?)

I am a liberal democrat.  I am strongly supporting Obama/Obiden (as Palin called him) - in fact, I got so pissed off that by 45 minutes in, I was sitting here with my laptop contributing money to the Obama campaign.  I am also a feminist.  Militant perhaps.  I firmly believe that if women were in charge of the world, things would be hunky-dory.  There would be no more war, kids would be happy and well educated, air would be clean, water would be clean, fish would be happy....  But, only if women like me were in charge of the world.  Palin scares the shit out of me - she is uneducated on the issues, insular, an idealogue.  To sum up: a right wing whack job.
I'd love to see a woman in the vice-presidency.  I would have loved to see a woman in the presidency.  But not this wolf shooting, police-chief firing, fertile, vicious, beauty queen grandma.

What really pisses me off is that there are now 4 female republican governors in the U.S.  The Republicans could have picked any of them if they wanted to get a girl on the ticket.  You know why they picked this one?  Cuz she is hot.  Way hotter than any of the others.  This isn't progress, people.  Its still discriminatory.  And certainly not feminism.

So, Palin was nervous.  And should have been.  Biden has been yakking it up in the Senate for 35 years.  And can locate both Sudan and Delaware on a map.  Palin held up well given the circumstances, but was still well outclassed.  After 23 minutes, she finally removed a piece of hair from her eyeball, which made it much easier for me to look at her.  She only said "soccer mom" once, but said "maverick" at least four times.  Twice she referenced her "diverse" family.  What makes it so diverse?  There are boys and girls?  Brunettes and blondes?  Babies and fetuses?

My favorite part was when she gave a shout out to a third grade class.  In a debate!  Seriously?  A shout-out?!  Her folksy "darn-rights" and "doggoneits" made me want to barf.  My favorite though, was when she said "drill baby drill!"  Love it.  What a moron.  She also winked at some point, possibly after she declared her everlasting love for Israel.  WINKED at the camera!  Holy crap!  I thought that wink might be the secret code for someone to drop a bomb on North Dakota.

To be fair, Biden did some things that cracked me up too.  He said that he loved John McCain at least twice.  Seriously.  For a second, I wondered if he was supporting same sex couple benefits for a reason.  He referred to himself as "Joe Biden" at least four times.  Its possible he is getting botox since he had wrinkles on the side of his forehead, but not in the middle.  And, he teared up once when he was talking about his son, who is going off to Iraq tomorrow.  Touching.

It was totally worth missing Grey's Anatomy.

(p.s.  If you are still undecided, please check out Obama's website and really look at the differences between the parties.  Or just do what I tell you to do and vote for Obama!  If you are an Obama supporter and haven't yet contributed to the campaign, please do, even if its just a couple bucks.  It all makes a difference.  I really don't want to have to move to Canada.  I said I was going to do it four years ago, but I'm serious this time.)







4 comments:

Elusive Butterfly said...

Come to Canadia! But after you vote for Obama :)

Elena said...

Oh my god! I was thinking the same thing! (about Joe Biden and botox). And Palin's DIVERSE family? I was speechless. The crazy thing is that I really believe she believes her family is diverse. Maybe up in her neck of the woods (who does she think she is anyway, Ned Flanders?) they only have one race? Um, lady, you have a pregnant teenager and a child with Downs syndrome, that does not make you diverse. Oh yeah, and friends that don't agree with you about gay marriage....

Ugh. She made Joe look really, really good....

kristen said...

Forget everything else. EVERYTHING. and lets just go to what she said about healthcare and the McCain plan...

I'm going to try to not get too accountant on anyone here, but...

#1 - taxing health benefits is wrong on more levels than i can even begin to explain...
#2 - the $5000 credit for those without insurance wont even begin to cover HI premiums for an average family of 3. the *group rate* at my old firm in 2005 was over $400 per person. ($4800 per year, if you are keeping track) and it was NOT top of the line coverage. Therefore, if a family of 3 needs private insurance coverage, its going to cost them a HELL of a lot more than $5k per year... couple this with the fact that the McCain plan will eliminate some of the corporate benefits of giving your employees HI (i'm guessing charging FICA/Med tax - not that they would actually go so far as to make it a non-deductible expense) you will see an increase in the # of people who no longer get HI from their employers...
#3 - their $5k credit will be non-refundable, which means that if your tax liability isnt at least $5k, you wont get the full credit... This equates to approximately $45,000 of taxable income.
The median family income in 2005 was $44,389, meaning that a full 50% of the population - the population that probably needs it most, wont qualify.

How any human being who is less than independently wealthy votes for McCain/Palin is beyond me!

Katy said...

BTW...you didn't miss Grey's...it wasn't on. B/C if it was everyone would have watched it and not the debate. Duh.