Monday, December 17, 2012
"I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the lovelight gleams
I'll be home for Christmas"
So now we are all thinking that Bing will be home for Christmas, and then... bang; he kicks us in the gut.
"I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams"
Huh? "If only in my dreams"?! What happened to "you can count on me"?
So Mrs. Field finished her shopping and on the way home I am telling her about this totally fraudulent Christmas song. "Field", she says, "you might have some issues."
Americans love being let down by a Christmas carol and I am the one with the issues.
Anyway, moving right along.
Leave it to the wingnuts in this country to say or do something totally stupid after a national tragedy.
"Tea Party member Timothy Birdnow lamented yesterday that had George Zimmerman “been at the front door” of Sandy Hook Elementary School, “those children would still be alive.” According to Birdnow, Zimmerman was the perfect “neighborhood watch,” and we should “support” activities like his.
In a piece posted to the Tea Party Nation website, Birdnow blames the Newtown, Connecticut shooting on everything from teacher’s unions to lack of spanking in schools. Changing our gun laws, Birdnow believes, is not the answer.
The piece, entitled, “Barbarians at the Gates of Sandy Hook,” prescribes a number of solutions to our nation’s violence problem, including homeschooling children and a “more frank discussion of race and culture.” According to Birdnow, “for far too long we have tiptoed around these issues, fearful of being branded a racist.” He believes, “If black thugs kidnap and rape a woman,” we should “ask if there is something in the black culture that fostered that.” Birdnow also suggests a restriction of “the sex in movies, television, on the internet,” claiming young people that commit violent crimes have “their passions…eternally inflamed.” “They wander the Earth with no outlet for their overstimulated glands,” he says.
He laments the absence of God from our society, saying the “key” to our “cultural disintegration,” is that we’ve “kicked God out of our collective sight.” He claims that American pop culture “has made murder, rape, mayhem, hatred, and violence ‘cool.’” [Source]
First, I do believe that this animal was home schooled. And second, George Zimmerman only shoots "thug" looking black kids armed with Skittles.
to Tim Scott for becoming the first African American Southern senator since Reconstruction. He was appointed and not elected, but we will take progress anywhere we can get it.
Tim, of course, is a tea party wingnut, but not liking his politics doesn't mean that I can't praise the guy for his accomplishments.