When it comes to the digital space, you can never be sure people are who they say they are. But let's take Margaret and Helen at face value, and accept that they are two American ladies in their 80's (as their blog FAQs say: Are you for real? Why is that so hard to believe? Now I know what Santa Claus must feel like). In which case, they have one of the must-read blogs when it comes to comment on the US election, coming as it does from such an unexpected source.
Here's a recent post on That Woman, repeated in all its glory (and there's more, so much more)...
I am surprised that some of you are up in arms about my calling Sarah Palin a bitch, or John McCain an ass or even George Bush a jackass. I read your comments about how I should be more respectable and not call Sarah Palin a bitch. Some of you are actually praying for me because I called John McCain an ass. In particular I am struck by the comments that suggest the problem with our country is that we can’t have an intelligent conversation to solve our problems without resorting to name calling like when I called George Bush a jackass.
Well this old broad is hurt. Clearly I didn’t start this blog to call Sarah Palin a bitch…or John McCain an ass… or even George Bush a jackass. I am so sorry if I have offended any of you. What was I thinking when I called Sarah Palin a bitch?
I will stop calling George Bush a jackass when he stops calling me a terrorist: Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.
I will stop calling John McCain an ass when he stops calling Barack Obama a socialist at every dog and pony show on the Straight Talk Express tour.
I will stop calling Sarah Palin a bitch when she stops calling Obama a terrorist sympathizer. And I will stop calling Sarah Palin a bitch when she stops calling the parts of the country where I don’t live more Pro-American than the part of the country where I do live. And I will definitely stop calling Sarah Palin a bitch when she stops acting like a bitch.
I’m old enough to remember the Republican party of Barry Goldwater - when the party stood for fiscal responsibility, small government and personal freedoms. I remember when I could talk with friends about politics and just agree to disagree. And then religious nut cases decided that if you didn’t agree with them you were immoral. So they went and elected George Bush President so he could take the Republican Party from being a party full of respectable people to a party filled with asses, jackasses and yes - bitches like Sarah Palin.
I am tired of Rush Limbaugh suggesting that feminism is a dirty word. How hard did he fight to gain the right to vote? Or own property in his own name? Or get equal pay for equal work?
And I am tired of Sean Hannity suggesting I am un-American because I don’t think that war is the answer to everything. How many bullets has he taken defending his country in battle?
And I am tired that Sarah Palin can decide what she wants to do with her body but other women can’t make that decision for themselves.
NEW, New Rules:
If you are not for me, you are against me. I’ll get over it. Now kindly return the favor.
Oh…and one last thing. Elisabeth Hasselbeck is still a moron. There is just no way around that, Folks.
Thanks for stopping by everyone. I am doing fine. Thanks for asking. I mean it.