Open letter to Ted Kennedy:
Dear Pumkin Head,
Your drunken senile rantings amuse me. The large mishapen thing on top of your shoulders that you call a head amuses me. The endless sound bites that you provide talk radio amuse me. The fact that American citizens continue to vote you into office does not amuse me.
Sure, I compare it to the fact that more people vote on American Idol than they do on Presidential elections, that shows about eating bugs are immensely popular and the fact that some people dye their hair green and pierce every bit of skin that protrudes from their body.
I know that people are stupid. You are their king.
I know that it is of great concern to you that Judge Alito was a member of a group that had other members who wrote articles that you may find offensive. I too agree that we have a serious problem here.
It is a problem of double standards. Senator Byrd was a member of the KKK. They lynched black people. CAP published an article that opposed affirmative action and gay having children. (both of which I oppose)
Tell my lumpy head, which is worse? And when you tell me, try to do it coherently and without the prompting of Senator Feinstein.
As for you Republicans, (NOTE: This is not for you Arlen Specter, it makes me sick that a bald man like yourself could be so stupid. Being bald increases oxygen intake to the brain hence my superior intellect, it baffles me how Specter could be such a moron) anyways, you Republicans, next time we have a Democrat nominee I demand that you brutally interogate the man about whether or not he will support a babies right to live.
Make the entire confirmation proccess hinge on whether or not the nominee will vote to overturn Roe V. Wade. Make it very clear that you won't vote for any nominee who is not pro-life.
And Judge Alito, the funniest thing that you could do at this point (besides Ann Coulter's idea of telling Kennedy "we'll drive off that bridge when we get to it") would be to wait for the next question about "a woman's right to choose" and then ask "to choose what?"
And now a programming note: It's an election year. While neither of our Senate seats are up for grabs this year we do have some important issues to tackle. You will notice an increase in the number of "activism" posts. These are posts where I will provide links to send letters/emails or faxes, provide phone numbers, petitions, and special interest group information.
I would encourage all of you who are obviously interested in politics to commit to doing things to help the candidates and causes you are passionate about. The degree of effort you put into it determines the degree of effect you can have. An email is quick to send but also quick to delete. A phone call takes a little longer but forces a staffer to answer the phone. Money is always helpful for candidates and campaigns as is volunteer work.
One way that you can get involved at the local level is to attend a Republican Meetup. I have attended both the Washington County and Multnomah county meetups and it was a positive experience.
The point is: get involved. It makes no sense to just complain about the way things are if you are not willing to work to change them. We can change things in Oregon. Little things, big things. Things that will have domino effects. We can make our children safer, our companies more profitable and preserve our rights. If you have any question on how to get involved with your pet issue or candidate leave a comment and I will get you the info.