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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Politics

Warning: You may or may not agree with me in politics. If you don't want to read this or don't agree, it's OK, just skip this posting! I believe everyone has the right to believe as they want. I'm not trying to force mine on you, I just gotta express my feelings too! Also, this is a bit lengthy

I don't normally post about politics. I learn a lot from Candace. She and I share similar/same views on the issues. She researches her stuff and she knows what she's talking about. While reading one of her posts, I read a comment that included an email the commenter got. Very interesting. Go here to read it from the source. The columnist is Ken Blackwell of the New York Sun


A little humor:
Hillary and Obama were in a boat going down the river.
The river was extremely rough. The boat capsized.
Who was saved?



America!


and an email my sister sent me:


I don't think being a minority makes
You a victim of anything except
Numbers.. The only things I can think
Of that are truly discriminatory are
Things like the United Negro College
Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment
Television, and Miss Black America.
Try to have things like the United
Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine,
White Entertainment Television, or Miss
White America; and see what happens...
Jesse Jackson will be knocking down
Your door.

Guns do not make you a killer. I think
Killing makes you a killer. You can kill
Someone with a baseball bat or a car,
But no one is trying to ban you from
Driving to the ball game.

I believe they are called the Boy Scouts
For a reason, which is why there are no
Girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl
Scouts!
ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?

I think that if you feel homosexuality
Is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an
Opinion.

I have the right 'NOT' to be tolerant
Of others because they are different,
Weird, or tick me off.

When 70% of the people who get
Arrested are black, in cities where
70% of the population is black, that
Is not racial profiling; it is the Law
Of Probability.

I believe that if you are selling me a
Milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a
Newspaper or a hotel room, you must
Do it in English! As a matter of fact,
If you want to be an American citizen,
You should have to speak English!

My father and grandfather didn't die
In vain so you can leave the countries
You were born in to come over and
Disrespect ours.

I think the police should have every
Right to shoot you if you threaten them
After they tell you to stop. If you can't
Understand the word 'freeze' or 'stop'
In English, see the above lines.

I don't think just because you were not
Born in this country, you are qualified
For any special loan programs, government
Sponsored bank loans or tax breaks,
Etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee
Shop, trinket store, or any other business.

We did not go to the aid of certain
Foreign countries and risk our lives in
Wars to defend their freedoms, so that
Decades later they could come over
Here and tell us our constitution is a
Living document; and open to their
Interpretations.

I don't hate the rich, I don't pity the
Poor.

I know pro wrestling is fake, but so
Are movies and television. That doesn't
Stop you from watching them.

I think Bill Gates has every right to keep
Every penny he made and continue to
Make more. If it ticks you off, go and
Invent the next operating system that's
Better, and put your name on the building.

It doesn't take a whole village to raise a
Child right, but it does take a parent to
Stand up to the kid; and smack their
little behinds when necessary, and say
'NO!'

I think tattoos and piercing are fine if
You want them, but please don't pretend
They are a political statement. And,
Please, stay home until that new lip ring
Heals. I don't want to look at your ugly
Infected mouth as you serve me French
Fries!

I am sick of 'Political Correctness.' I
Know a lot of black people, and not a
Single one of them was born in Africa;
So how can they be 'African-Americans'?
Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't
Go around saying I am a European-American
Because my great, great, great, great,
Great, great grandfather was from Europe.
I am proud to be from America and nowhere
Else

And if you don't like my point of view, tough...


I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE
TO THE FLAG, OF THE
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA , AND TO THE
REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH
IT STANDS, ONE NATION
UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE,
WITH LIBERTY AND
JUSTICE FOR ALL!


edited: I've removed the Andy Rooney part of this after a commenter left a reference to this site. I don't know who stated it, but I still find it to be true.

9 comments:

Debra said...

Carrie,

YOU ROCK!! I LOVE all that from Andy Rooney! Awesome. and AMEN to it all!

I remember when I was fresh out of high school, my parents would not help me pay for college, even though i couldnot get grants because of the $$ they made. I could not get gov't aid except for loans because I am a white middle class citizen with average grades. That STINKS! And it is still that way. I have already told my kids they better get scholarships!

Are You Serious! said...

Amen, Amen & Amen!!! Seriously... It's going to be so scary if Obama wins or Hillary for that matter!!!

Cecily R said...

I'm not very political, but I really like Andy Rooney. Maybe we ought to elect him president!

Egghead said...

I love Andy. He is so right.

Anonymous said...

Check out this website about andy rooney's essay http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/rooney4.asp
I agree with Ken Blackwells comments. It will be a scary day when hilary or obama are made president.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Anonymous- Thanks for the site I have edited the post to no longer include his name or picture.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I like the idea of that boat going down. I tell you what -- you drill the holes in the boat, and I'll lure them into it. Whaddya say?

Debra said...

I tagged ya.. check out todays post!

crystal said...

I second everything. I am feeling anxiety over this election; I disagree politically with all 3 of them.