A few random election eve thoughts

Think hard. In Tucson, vote for all Democrats whose last names start with  G.

On tonight’s program, Keith Olberman aired a clip of Wacky Queen Sarah talking with a moderator on Fox News (I can’t bear to call their TV stand-ins reporters). “I’ll debate them if they man up,” Sarah said, as the woman practically doubled over and snickered. Nevada Senate candidate urged Sen. Harry Reid to “man up” at their recent debate.

What’s that about? If it’s supposed to be some allusion to a distorted feminism, I don’t like it. Does it mean to agree with these two warped women about what the important issues are? Or to just humiliate them for fun, part of the new mean girl strategy?

It took the state of Alabama until 2000 to finally erase their anti-miscegenation law. How long will it take the majority of Americans to realize that it’s not fair for the most downtrodden in our society to have unequal access to health care?

In France, there were mass protests when President Sarkozy moved to raise the legal retirement age from 60 to 62. We don’t want to be socialists like those Frenchies, many Americans say. What’s wrong with not slaving away till you drop dead? Tell me, please.

How about a federal program to promote creative consultants? I figure that the feds should subsidize people over 55 who have provocative or useful ideas, including artists, authors, engineers, plumbers or scientists. I have to admit, I don’t see this happening.

I commend the guy who snatched a Koran from someone who intended to burn it, and won one of Jon Stewart’s medals at Saturday’s Rally to Restore Sanity. Reminds me of the only time we saw someone stealing at Oz Books; a woman took a children’s bible and hid it under her jacket, fleeing down Main Street in Southwest Harbor. An Ozette went after her, but she denied that she was a crook. Where have we heard that one before? Now we have “I am not a witch” Christine O’Donnell. Will be glad when she’s gone.

Good luck to our beleaguered  country tomorrow. Dan is downloading the Rally to Restore Sanity. We’re ready for a few laughs.

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