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Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by tucsonmike on 1 September 2008 5:24am
 
I have been having a blast posting about the election. The latest, scary thought. Senator McCain and country singer Miranda Lambert having kids together. If one of them grew up to be President, that would be the most ornery President in history.

I am sharing Gunpowder and Lead with you.

"Gunpowder & Lead"

County road 233, under my feet
Nothin' on this white rock but little ole me
I've got two miles till, he makes bail
And if I'm right we're headed straight for hell

[Chorus:]

I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight well now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slap my face and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man
I'm going to show him what a little girls made of
Gunpowder and lead

It's half past ten, another six pack in
And I can feel the rumble like a cold black wind
He pulls in the drive, the gravel flies
He dont know what's waiting here this time

I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight well now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slap my face and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man
I'm going to show him what a little girls made of
Gunpowder and lead

His fist is big but my gun's bigger
He'll find out when I pull the trigger

I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight well now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slap my face and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man
I'm going to show him what a little girls made of
Gunpowder and lead
 
Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by MMMmmm... on 1 September 2008 5:35am
 
Be forewarned - do not read if not in the mood to think about politics or global warming:

There is nothing wrong with being "average," it's all relative anyway, and everyone is unique and has gifts to offer. But, we live in a time of the most complex problems. We need brilliant people running our country. George Bush didn't do well in school, but he was popular, John Mc Cain didn't do well in school, but he was popular, Sarah P. was popular, and did better (her father was a teacher and taught one of my friends). But the things she has done haven't required complex understanding. She's just taken positions, and acted on them. She and John Mc Cain have shown that sometimes they'll stand up to things - and that's commendable - but they haven't shown complex comprehension of anything.

We need to elect brilliant leaders, whether you want them to be your buddy or friend or not.

Would Bush "beat" Gore again today if we didn't know what we know now?

Would Bush get elected again because he is more "likeable" and people understand him easier?

Gore wouldn't have invaded Iraq. We would already be on a better path for the climate crisis. Maybe medical discoveries would have been made with stem cell research.

The rich wouldn't have gotten so much richer, and the poor and middle class wouldn't have gotten so much poorer.

Our country can't afford to get Fooled again.

Look at what the "compassionate" conservatives did during Katrina. Look at how they "helped" people. Look at the total ineptitude and incompetence of the selfish and greedy.

So compassionate when they torture people.

They use and abuse the meanings of words. "We know Saddam has weapons of mass destruction." So much deception. So many billions for Halliburton.

They package it up, and make it all sound so pure, patriotic, and all-American. "Operation Iraqi Freedom," awww... Doesn't that sound good?

Al Gore noted that sometimes the best marketers have the worst products. Like the petroleum companies who have spent $ major big money in ads, trying to make it sound like they are working so hard to solve our dependence on oil and our energy problems (not).

I am beginning to think we should have academic requirements and analysis for the Presidency. There is no job more serious, complex, or important.

Even right now - scientists say the planet is going through a time of mass extinction - like what happened before the dinosaurs disappeared.

It's not fun to think about, but ultimately - it doesn't do anyone any good not to be aware either - like one bumper sticker I saw: "Maybe if we ignore the environment, it will just go away."

We need to evolve.
 
Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by geordiegirl on 1 September 2008 3:18pm
 
Lowering the tone a bit - sorry! - but, quoting the complete text in THE GUARDIAN, my daily newspaper, today 1st September:

"My heart leapt up when I read the line 'McCain picks Palin as running mate' - on your website, 30 August.
But no."

Chris Webster, Abergavenny.

Chris, if you aren't one-of-us already, you certainly should be.
 
Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by canaveralgumby on 1 September 2008 6:42pm
 
Tuscon, geez, what a GREAT song, in a true Johnny Cash tradition, but what about this thread made you think of that? Does that remind you of Sarah Palin?
 
Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by sighthound on 1 September 2008 7:15pm
 
It's so nice that the Republicans managed to arrange for another hurricane to hit New Orleans on the opening day of their convention. That way Bush can go to Texas and pretend he cares about the new victims, hoping we'll forget about the other ones he left to drown. It also spares us having to hear him give the keynote address for which I am very grateful. (I can't watch him on the telly without screaming at the set. God, I want this election to be OVER!)
 
Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by mrsteabag on 1 September 2008 9:32pm
 
I'm listening to NPR as I write this...it's just been confirmed that Sarah Palin's oldest daughter (17 and unmarried) is pregnant. I wish that I could be grownup enough not to chortle about it. I'm with Sighthound. Hang in there, we only have eight weeks of this bullspit left to deal with, kids!
 
Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by canaveralgumby on 1 September 2008 10:47pm
 
Okay, so I saw Sarah Palin for about 5 minutes last night, interviewed on CNBC (for those who may not know, CNBC is the financial/market cable network in the States). She was averring that she knows the people of her state of Alaska are ready and willing to drill for oil.

I cannot trust that. A few weeks ago, MY U.S, senator, Mel Martinez, was on the Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart, averring that we Floridians are ready and willing to drill off our shores for oil. I can tell you this, we Floridians are overwhelmingly NOT. He fibs.

I wonder what Alaskans really feel about opening up Alaska for drilling.
 
Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by tucsonmike on 2 September 2008 2:29am
 
We can only see what is going to happen. An already crazy, election has been made crazier. At the risk of being selfish, again, all I want to know is what it is going to do for my bread and butter issues.
To answer you Cori, Gov. Palin is an avid hunter and life member of the NRA.
I just figured Sen. McCain and Miranda Lambert would be the ultimate. Hot tempered, etc. In other words, just plain silliness and in reserve for a story.
Al Gore would have had other problems as President.
To tell the truth, No one wont have problems. It is just a question of WHICH problems we want to deal with.
Again, I wish Jim Webb were running.
The jury is still out on the choice of Governor Palin. I am reading some articles from the London Times about it.

 
Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by MMMmmm... on 2 September 2008 4:55am
 
Not all of the jury is out on the choice of Sarah Palin or McCain. We can't afford it, Mike. Don't get fooled again. 4 more years of economic and diplomatic failure, and more war mongering.

It will be no different than Bush.

 
Re: Palin for Vice President [NOT silly] by mrsthing on 2 September 2008 1:35pm
 
I have to agree with MMMmmm. I think our country is in grave economic and political danger, and that the planet is changing in ways that we can no longer control (we at least contributed to the process, if not being the sole perp). We need a president who can pull up the reigns and turn this wagon train around before we all wind up in Dead Man's Gulch (continuing the western theme ;-)).
 
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