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Why Palin Needs To Be Locked Up Forever!

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science sent me this article link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/02/palins-church-may-have-sh_n_123205.html

And after reading the article and watching the video, I pretty much had a minor heart attack! (Actually I shouted out loud: “they want this IDIOT to be our next Vice President!” in the library, in level three, the ‘quiet level’)

And then I had a panic attack, an honest-to-god, panic attack.

And then, after a couple of Excedrin, three bottles of water and reading a chapter of “The Structure of Evolutionary Theory” I managed to calm down. Kind of.

Strangely though, I have very little to say right now, I don’t thinks it’s quite sunk in. Of course after that, my friends over at Sam Harris’ website (The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation are must reads for everyone in the USA) send me this:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-harris3-2008sep03,0,5745350.story

And at that point I remembered why I read the LA Times. When I got to this part, I felt alive again, because as I get to say, ever so often: I Told You So!

Americans have an unhealthy desire to see average people promoted to positions of great authority. No one wants an average neurosurgeon or even an average carpenter, but when it comes time to vest a man or woman with more power and responsibility than any person has held in human history, Americans say they want a regular guy, someone just like themselves.

Kind of like Ayn Rand’s mediocre Worship. And also something I’ve been saying for a while. In this country we value ordinary things, ordinary people. “You can do anything you want, as long as you promise to suck at it” (late night commercial running of late) although in this case, it’s a little worse, we are potentially entrusting the country to this nut. She believes that the war in Iraq is some form of Holy Delayed Crusade, She wants Creationism taught in our schools, she holds the utmost respect for a man who spends his life shouting about the up coming Apocalypse, and how Jesus is directing the War on terror. Do we seriously want her as our vice president? As a possible president?

And remember when I said I respected Senator McCain? Well, I changed my mind. If he thinks that this woman is a good person to occupy (what should be only a ceremonial position, similar to the Queen of England) the Vice Presidency. Harris had this to say about him, and I, sadly, agree:

McCain has so little respect for the presidency of the United States that he is willing to put the girl next door (soon, too, to be a grandma) into office beside him. He has so little respect for the average American voter that he thinks this reckless and cynical ploy will work.

And so I have now very little respect for him. This man, who claims that he values and loves America so much, is putting his beloved country in her hands? She has no intelligence to speak of; she has a twisted world view (not twisted, EVIL!!!!) This is by far the most irresponsible move that the Arizona Senator has made so far, and as were drawing closer to November, I fear it may only get worse. Now that Plain has National (and International, I was watching news in foreign channels and Palin is all over the place, Madrid, Greece, Ukraine, even Bulgarian news reports were all hyped up about the nobody from nowhere becoming McCain’s running mate, he is already terribly unpopular in the international community, and now he’s even more. What can possibly happen if we vote for him? Our status in the international world view is already in the ground.) Attention it will only get worse. We are going to have Dover Trials all over again, maybe even in Arizona! Or the Florida ID initiatives attacking science from everywhere. What of Stem Cells? All of our potential cures are going out the window because our vice president does not know the difference between Somatic, Gamete, and Zygote, much less what Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer is!

And of course one thing that is important to me: gay marriage. We are voting for a woman and a man who do not even understand that homosexuality has a genetic and biological cause. These people think that it’s a ‘lifestyle’ (should not surprise me, they also believe all sorts of weird fairy tales, but still, do they even ever bother to pick up a science journal?) or a choice.

And of course there is also: abortion, the death penalty, military intelligence, habeas corpus (or lack thereof), free speech, human right violations, our deficit, the home crisis, our current economy, gas prices, alternate energy, global warming, and international standings. Problems that require someone with a working brain to manage, and were choosing these people!!

Palin’s solution is to drill for oil in Alaska, she proposes destroying miles of the most beautiful land in our country (home to several endangered species) for the benefits, which if calculated, sum up to about two cents cheaper gas, which sounds good, if the number was not collective over x-amount of years, 10? 20? I forget.

Anyway.

My solution is of course, lock her up in a straitjacket and padded walls, and lever let her out again.

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