Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What I Don't Understand!

Oh so many things make me go "huh?" Like why people drive so slow in the fast lane or what the deal is with Katie Holmes and her tight-rolled jeans. Really I could go on and on, but since I've already written this post once and lost it, I'll keep my intro simple (totally ticked me off too).

Right now, in the midst of a historic election, I'm just shaking my head in disbelief. I tried to get my friend to explain this Obama phenomenon to me, but honestly I think she just got a hold of some funky kool-aid, because she didn't make a lick of sense to me either (You know who you are and I love you). Apparently Obama isn't a normal democrat, and doesn't want to raise taxes...at least not for the people that matter, the people who make less than $250,000 a year. All the rest, which is such a small percentage anyways, of the people, the evil rich are stuck with a bigger bill. Considering the top 5% of our nation's wage earners already pay over 50% of the taxes in this nation, and the top 1% pay over 33%, I think they already pay their dues. But who cares, right? They're rich. They have money to spare. Damn them for having more than us. We work hard and don't have the luxuries they do. They should give us some of theirs, right? Can I get an amen? NO! Absolutely not. That is the most ridiculous argument I've ever heard, not to mention socialist. We supposedly live in a free enterprise society, where people dream of bringing in the big bucks, being discovered, making it big...if you take that away and make everyone equal (take from the rich and give to the poor) then there would be no more American Dream. Although, maybe I'll rethink this...then we wouldn't have the illegal immigration issues we have now. Huh, maybe you democrats are on to something? While you're at it, let's just genetically alter our genes so that we all think alike, look alike, and act alike...then we wouldn't have any free thinking or free markets or freedom in general.

Oh, but this is not the only thing I don't understand. I don't get how people can stand behind a man who not only supports a woman's right to abort her child, he supports partial birth abortion. In case you're not familiar, this is a procedure where a baby is born almost entirely (typically breech) and then the nice doctor jams scissors into the infant's skull hence the abortion. But let's not stop there Obama? What if that baby happens to survive? Shouldn't we do everything in our power to save it's life...I mean, after all, it would be "born" and therefore alive. Nope, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Protection Act that would give doctor's the authority to do everything in their power to save that little life, and then prevented that bill from coming up again. Gee, Obama saving it for your own girls? You've already said that you'd want you daughters to have an abortion and save them from unwanted pregnancies. Just makes me shake my head in disbelief? Seriously, how did this man make it so far? What a scary thought.

I have more, believe me, but I don't have time. Owen is banging on his door, saying "door" over and over again. I should go get him. Just wanted to throw in my two cents. But I'll be back!


Katy said...

Wait! You mean baggy jeans that are pinch rolled isn't hot? Crap...Better go return my new clothes...I'm all "liberalled" out for the time being. I'd like to go to my happy place and talk nice to people about our common beliefs!

Tré said...

Howdy Cuz,
Not sure how to respond to your politics except to say they are interesting. Glad to hear that you aren't adamant about your opinions and there is some room for discussion. Anyway, sounds like we're voting for the same dude.
I will agree with the slow drivers in the fast lane rant. I'd like to get a sticker for the drivers side of my car that says... ("Keep right except to pass" and "Slower traffic keep right" doesn't apply to morons.)
Please forward the previously requested family info when you get a chance.
Thanks, Tré

Hillary Pennington said...

Hey Tre,
I'm actually shocked to hear that there would be another conservative Foster out there. I thought Dad and I were the only ones, and most of what I said about the money issues were full of sarcasm. I'll get to the family info stuff. I'm sorry I've slacked. With the move and being pregnant, I've let several things fall through the cracks.

Caroline said...

All I can say is there is an alternative to abortion, ADOPTION! This option should be talked about as much as the other. Women should understand that that they do have a choice, the choice of life for those that can not have and desparately want to love a child. Our family has been so blessed by Caroline and we pray for her birthfamily every day. -Jan