It’s that time of year again when New York City once again feels sorry for itself and the parade of 9/11 martyrs make their mandatory appearance in the pit of what used to be the World Trade Center.  This morning, we witnessed the young children of the dead — they “do not remember their father” — but are nonetheless forced to pretend to recall him on television, in speeches they did not write, to help perpetuate the offensive and utterly meaningless “Why Us?” chest thumping that has replaced healing and rediscovery of a forward-propelling hope in America. 

We cannot continue to publicly live in our tragedies or we will die forever buried in the past — and we must overcome the heroes of our shared history by respectfully burying them and privately and
fondly remembering them eternally.

We will not escape our living caskets when the Republicans dig up the 9/11 dead and parade them around like ghosts at a tea party to remind us all how scary life is — but also how much the Bush administration failed to protect us from that fateful attack on America even though he had fair warning. 

So here we are, seven years later, and we’re still smoldering and still spattered with blood on our blushing faces.

Instead of finding a way out of the pit, we are instead forced to listen to the Republicans call Obama a sexist pig for calling Sarah Palin a pig without lipstick even though that isn’t what he said.  It’s the Republican Party that twisted Barack’s words.  They’re the ones calling Palin a pig.

How did our national dialogue become so stupid?

We have financial catastrophes like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae digging us deeper into our mouldering graves — and yet the only thing the mainstream media talking-head-whores spew at us all day long is how mean Obama is to the girl.

Sarah Palin is dangerous. 

We cannot brush off her rotten, hypocritical, core because she has a pretty surface and that’s why she must be roughed up right now with her own deeds.  We cannot wait until it is too late to find out the truth about who she is and what she has done and how she plans to have us become her.

If Dan Quayle and George W. Bush can get elected, there is no reason the Republican spin machine cannot push a Palin presidency on us. The time is now to dig up the truth about Palin despite the caterwauling and cries of sexism from the conservative side.

I’ve written about Palin before because we cannot sustain — as a country of intellectual hearts and passionate minds — yet another eight years of immoral idiocy and minded misery:

I Had a Down Syndrome Baby and So Will You!

Dan Quayle with a Ponytail or Hitler in High Heels?

From Pray to Prey as Palin Pales

Stop Sarah Palin Now

Tomorrow, I will write about Palin’s Alaska Book Banning inquiry on my Boles University blog.

Is Barack Obama tough enough to beat back the monstrous tidal wave of fibbing and prevarication of John McCain and Sarah Palin?

Or has Obama already lost the election that has become more about lipstick and lapdogs than liberty and luminescence?


  1. school is back so am I
    it will be hard for obama to win he doesnt enjoy fighting and the republicans do

  2. Glad to have you back in the brain, arin! I do think Obama needs to be careful as he comes out punching. I think it’s best for him to ignore Palin and just take it to McCain every day all day long. McCain cannot defend the record he has and Obama needs to bring home that fact every single day.

  3. Palin was one of the worst picks ever but now would be the worst laurel sitting time ever. We must be ever vigilant and fight to win back the White House.

  4. Hi David,
    I saw that part of the Obama speech and the McCain ad that put them together and made it seem that Obama was referencing Palin’s other lipstick-related comment during her acceptance speech.
    and it’s amazing how the media has latched on to this particular non-issue!
    Also it seems that the clapping that immediately followed that line during Obama’s speech was egging him on!

  5. I’m so glad you took the time to look at the reality of the commercial to divine the truth, Dananjay!
    There’s a new McCain advert today suggesting Obama is sexist because he called Palin “pretty” — but the problem it was Biden calling her attractive, not Obama, yet the commercial shows Obama’s face during the quote about her being good-looking suggesting he said it. What a bunch of junk!

  6. Wow.
    How disgraceful can politics be!
    How come people could be so obnoxiously biased for this lady!

  7. It’s all about “getting out the base,” I guess, Katha. The conservative base hates McCain so in order to pull the disaffected into the voting booth, they needed Palin’s ultra fundamentalism to enliven their core.

  8. Hi David,
    No one thinks about the longterm impact?
    How come people even think about coming under the same umbrella following such a blind vision?

  9. Most of the Palin fans feel we’re in the Last Days, Katha. They are preparing for the end of the world and they don’t expect the world to continue on without them in the oncoming apocalypse.

  10. Ha!
    You can’t be serious.
    This absurd concept is no less than an end – I just don’t get it.

  11. You’re right about that, Katha, but the far right senses a final victory on abortion and privacy invasion and they’re THAT CLOSE to closing the deal for the next generation or two if they can just stack a couple more fundamentalist judges on the Supreme Court.
    Then we’ll truly be a nation under God and everything we do will be sifted through the Bible first and then mashed up even in an even deeper surveillance of our private lives. If God sees everything, then so should the state created by that God.

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