McCAIN: FLYING BY THE SEAT OF HIS PANTS

The entire world, with the exception of the Evangelical community, is scratching their heads at the McCain pick for VP. I thought that the number one objective in the selection of a Vice Presidential nominee, is that he or she is ready to lead; to Be Commander-In-Chief (in our world full of erupting wars and evil alliances.) I thought that another of the objectives was to balance out the ticket; not to select a “mini-me.” I understand that the President has to be comfortable with the “person down the hall.” Well, Senator McCain has a penchant for “beauty queens.” I suppose he feels that he will live forever with this youthful, blood transfusion, but the reality is this: melanoma can recur at anytime.

Cindy McCain should be shaking in her boots. She is getting older and although I am certain that Governor Sarah Palin is above such things, McCain may not be above an “affair of the heart.” How else can you explain meeting someone one time before asking them to step into the most powerful position in the world, should your aged-heart stop beating? His first wife was a beauty queen, until tragedy struck her, then, he replaced her (while still married) with the then, young, heiress Cincy McCain. There is never a public display of sincere affection between these two. You could not wipe the ebullient smile off of McCain’s face, as the pretty Governor Palin stood at his side. 

The world is as shocked as the Religious Right is elated. This appears to be an expediency move. However, I would suggest to you, that one of McCain’s true weaknesses appears to be envy. He tried to “throw off the scent” with the gracious congratulatory ad airing on Senator Obama’s “big day.” That’s one way to keep your face in the prime-time media; without seeming ungracious.  McCain knew that he could not match the press that Obama was getting.  Out of a desperation to galvanize the Religious Right and to scarf up the remains of disgruntled Hillary supporters, McCain picked someone who reminded him of himself.  I suggest to you that the old male and young female Mavericks will have a hard time selling this one, to anyone but the Evangelicals.

When you talk about judgement, McCain has conceded this point to Obama. When you talk about temperament, McCain has conceded this one to Obama, when you talk about who is ready to lead-should some ill befall the President- McCain has conceded this one to Obama. “Country First”-McCain has conceded this one to the Obama-Biden ticket. When you talk about sheer impulsiveness, McCain has taken the proverbial cake. Happy Birthday, Senator McCain!

Alice Parris

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REPUBLICAN BRAND: THE MEAN-SPIRIT

Soon everyone will see just how much negative and mean-spirited energy that the Republicans are capable of. The rash of ads after the announcement of the Obama-Biden ticket are just a beginning. This is not shrewd, clever, noble or decent. This is very misleading; as during a primary in which many are competing for the same job, there will be these type of statements made. Biden did not have a laundry list of criticisms, he had but one. Also, when did the Republicans become an authority on Freudian slips, deeming human error a flagship of Sigmund Freud? Desperate. During the two years that Senator Obama has won a hard-fought battle against Senator Clinton, Obama has gotten plenty of additional experience. He has been above the fray, not because he is an elitist, but because he is a Christian. There was a time when the Republicans were taken over by the “Religious Right” of Jerry Falwell’s design. George W. Bush used this same base to make his cronies wealthier.  

McCain saw that he was getting nowhere in his earlier bids for the Whitehouse, so he kissed the rings of the reigning powers that be, in order to get the Republican nomination.  He wants to be president so very badly. Has anyone ever examined his penchant for blantant envy? Why so many ads about Obama being a celebrity? His strategy team is just as reptilian as he has become. They will cut a throat without batting an eye. They will not win for all of their “clever” tactics nor will the media network, Fox News, which has been annexed by the Whitehouse of George W. Bush. All of them have sold their souls, yet continue to feel justified- or do they feel backed into a corner by the invading “Obama-machine?”

“We can’t have gays, stem cell research or abortions! ” they cry. Meanwhile, while they hide behind the gospels, they are really a cult of nasty, mammon-worshippers. They have no respect for their fellow human beings and for this reason, they have made America a much poorer nation, not only in fact, but in deed. All of the down and dirty laundry of the Republican party and its surrogates shall be exposed from the utmost to the least most. Don’t those sitting in their churches see that most of the “building programs” of their churches have been “bridges to nowhere?” What good does it do to not “…love your neighbor as you love yourself?” All of the works done under this banner shall be exposed to the light of moral truth.  With all of the Republicans who have been in charge since Roe vs. Wade, there has not been any over turning of this piece of legislation, although most of the elected officials of the Republican party (since that time) have run on this same platform.

What business do old, shriveled men have telling women what to do with their bodies? Should women, now legislate if a man can have an elective vascectomy? Who is holding up the stem-cell medical research which will help stop much of the suffering of the people that ARE ALREADY HERE?  Gays are here. They have always been here. Limiting their freedoms will not make them go away. Those who have run on these “anti-gay” platforms have become quite wealthy and powerful in so doing. According to my Bible, God is the only righteous judge. He alone will judge the nations, not the Republicans, Religious Right, or the self-righteous.

Everytime an ad comes out from McCain’s “mean-spirited machine,” there will be a gigantic light of moral truth shown upon all of those who engage in these practices. Imagine, McCain would not name his running mate until after Obama did, and I understand that as Senator Obama is giving his acceptance speech of the Democratic nomination, an envious McCain will announce his running mate. This smacks of petty jealousy and desperation for media attention. The Republicans have respect for no one but one of their own. They have ruled for way too long. They are now judged. They will lose. They are not on high moral ground.  They need to brace themselves for God’s backdraft. Afterall, He is “…an all consuming fire.”

Alice Parris

McCAIN: THE PROPHET OF GLOOM

No, this post is not about the Edwards affair. Anyone of character and sensitivity will let the throat-cutters have that one.  Although, I do sometimes wonder whatever happened to the pretty, blonde lobbyist that Senator John McCain has been linked with? I am posting to talk about these prophetic words from John McCain on August 4th, 2008, …”Russia is regressing…” Hey, wasn’t that just five days ago? Wasn’t the world made aware of a blow-up between Georgia and Russia less than two days ago?  Well, the answer is still oil!! In my last post, I said that it would not surprise me if the Republicans manipulated a war to put McCain over. And so it is… Georgia (backed by U.S. muscle -also is an exit way for oil by-passing Iran) is in the middle of fresh declaration of WAR!!!  Magic McCain swung into full military command- an immediate meeting of the U.N Security council, blah, blah, blah-is there anything more frightening to the elderly?  Did it ever occur to anyone that McCain had the heads up? I mean, he is in the tank for the administration, no matter what “Maverick” rumors are circulated.  I was wrong. I thought that it would be an a direct Iran affair, not an indirect Iran affair. John McCain is obtuse. In no way could he have  forseen anything but a few well deserved and well needed snoozes. This whole matter reeks of meddling. Georgia is crying for the U.S. to stand with them while Putin and Bush stroll side by side in Beijing? What’s wrong with this picture?

Alice Parris