Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ticked Off

If you have about 12 minutes, watch this. I know that Keith Olbermann can be as unappealing to my conservative friends as Glenn Beck is to me--but he makes some very good points.

I especially enjoy the facts surrounding the actual Ground Zero Mosque. It is 3-4 blocks away. It is a community center, NOT a mosque. And it IS unconstitutional to deny this religious group their right to worship.

Republicans have called President Obama's reaction insensitive to the victims of 911. This is ridiculous considering just a month ago, these same republicans voted against a bill that would provide health care for the ailing survivors of 911. Perhaps these politicians should quit accusing the President of being politically insensitive and do something to actually improve the lives of the survivors of 911. Only 12 Republicans voted to pass the bill.

I am perturbed, nay disgusted by American's current willingness to espouse hate mongering.

My friend Crystal shared an email that an LDS Bishop had sent on a ward listserve that demeaned the President. Really? How utterly common.


Bri said...

I got that email too. It made me cringe.

I feel like this: Apparently someone thought he was the right man for the job. Whether you believe it was the American people or, as my grandmother does who refuses to vote, that big money put him in. If there was a better candidate, there was time to support them and put them in office instead. But that didn't happen.

We have a few more years and then we vote again. I don't get the hateful attitudes and bashing. Seems to me that it is just energy that is wasted when it could be put to better use.

Miss Heather said...

I TOTALLY agree with you, Evie. And I love you! :)

Bonny said...

Seriously. And don't get me started on Glenn Beck. Unadulterated loathing! In other news, I love thee!