Saturday, September 06, 2008

A message from my Oklahoma relatives:



This is a small sampling of the forwards I receive daily. For some reason, my immediate family has decided to hide our political and religious leanings around the more conservative segments of the extended fam. I guess my parents don't want their parents and siblings to know that they've raised a couple of Godless, bleeding heart liberal children that are in favor of legalizing pot, prostitution, gay marriage and don't give a shit that John McCain was a POW. If I get one more email telling me that Obama is a Muslim, I'm telling all of my little cousins that Santa isn't real.

13 comments:

Matt said...

Also tell your little cousins that Jesus was a liberal Jew.

Julie_Gong said...

YOU. GO. GIRL.

too 1996?

Step Right Up said...

Blythe, did you know Obama is a Muslim? JUST KIDDING! I went on a total tirade in my post over the weekend because all this political crap is getting to me. I'll be back to my funny self again soon.

Bow Chica Wah Wah said...

OBAMA MAMA!!!!!!!

Matt said...

"D'you know he has a middle name?"

blythe said...

i responded. i just couldn't help it!

Just a few facts about McCain:



The potential Commander in Chief finished 894th out of 899 students at the US Naval Academy, to which he gained entrance by virtue of his father and grandfather's military standing as Admirals. (http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/18/cafferty.mccain/ )


While he shuns the elite, McCain is unsure of how many homes he owns (http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/21/race.tightens/ ).


Just one of Cindy McCain's outfits worn to the RNC could have cost up to $300,000 (http://lifestyle.msn.com/your-look/everyday-style/article.aspx?cp-documentid=8993422). (Michelle Obama's dress worn when she appeared on The View cost $148.)

While he's trying to recall just how many homes he owns and while Cindy shops for more couture clothing, he thinks that average Americans needs to work harder and spend less to manage difficult financial times: including foreclosure:



"Of 80 million U.S. homeowners, 55 million have a mortgage and 51 million of these ``are doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation and managing their budgets,'' McCain said."


(http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aHMiDVYaXZFM&refer=home )

McCain receives a social security payment monthly, although he thinks the system is broken and despite his own wealth (book revenue, military pension, investments and his annual salary as a senator of $169,300), not to mention his wife's 100 million dollar fortune. (http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2008/07/14/daily79.html )


In spite of touting Christian moral values, McCain left his disfigured and disabled wife for Cindy McCain, heir to a multi-million dollar brewing company, marrying Cindy barely one month after the divorce was finalized. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html )


Obama has served in the US senate for almost four years. His running mate, Joe Biden, has served since 1972 totaling well over three decades of experience. McCain has been in Congress since 1982 (Sarah Palin has governed a state with a population less than the OKC metro area for roughly two years). This year alone, he holds the title for most votes missed (the man in second had a brain hemmorage).( http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/02/mccain-misses-k.html )

Mr. Shain said...

someone is uninvited to christmas at the trailer park...

blythe said...

matt - and also a community organizer.

jg - nothing is too 1996.

sru - i know! i watched the whole RNC with a permanent scowl.

matt - i don't get it. don't tell anyone i don't get it. pretend like i got it.

shain - i know! i feel kind of guilty, but since they're supporters of foreign freedom, they support my own, right?

blythe said...

oh, and bow chica - yes. definitely.

CGHill said...

Wait a minute. Santa isn't real?

Geez. There goes my government grant.

blythe said...

just the santa i was talking about. all the other santas are real, kids.

Clark Matthews said...

It's not even a good executive summary. Unless it was sent in May of 2005, it is completely inaccurate in relation to Barack Obama--and that's if you ignore his time as an elected congressman in Illinois.

Maria said...

I actually told my grandpa to stop sending me that crap. He got his boxers in a wad, but eventually got over it.