Politics Is Important, Right?

August 31, 2007

I imagine many political bloggers, including me, occasionally tell themselves they follow politics because it matters – it’s substantive and important in the grand scheme, somehow.

Then I click over to Memeorandum which has been all Senator Craig all the time for two days, along with Feministing talking about Obama, Oprah and the love of female orgasm, while everyone waits for a former television actor to declare for the Presidency.

Add to that a crime piece in the New York Times as Democrats turn away from donor / fugitive Norman Hsu and a TimesOnLine report of priests offering eco-confessions for one’s Green sins.

And I find myself wondering if it wouldn’t actually be more fun and at least as serious and informative to take a page from Agent Bed Head and blog about Britney Spear’s latest ass flashing episode.

Craig may have been looking for a little action in a toilet stall some months back for all I know. But from what I see looking at much of the day’s political coverage, it’s rather hard to imagine he was in there alone.

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  1. seekeronos says:

    “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God”.
    (Romans 3:23, KJV)
    There will never be such a thing as a sinlessly perfect politician, since they are picked from the ranks of wicked, and generally evil men (and women).
    Best we can hope for is to find and elect people who have given their lives to Christ, and who so walk in Christ without malice or guile, to stand in the gap in for the land.
    Those sort of politicians seem to be a rare breed these days (might have something to do with that “Establishment Clause” ) – people who have placed Christ first, and though still prone to sin, yet for the grace of God in them, they do the best that they can to serve from a Spirit-controlled heart and a mind transformed by the Word of God.
    Barring that, elect a solid Republican (or conservative Blue Dog Democrat) and then keep him/her on a very short leash, with very many public clue-battings to commence upon their noggins if they step out of line.

  2. BobInStamford says:

    Right wing hypocrites cruising restrooms deserve all the abuse that they receive. Gotta love those ‘family values’ types. Btw, when will CHRISTIAN troop-supporter and prostitute frequenter (in DC, NOT in New Orleans) David Vitter resign? All this illegal activity must be why God sends tornadoes to Red States.

  3. Fred Beloit says:

    What an angry fuzzy bear you are today, Mr christamfordmum. What’s wrong with making a pass at an attractive other? Is there a law against it or something?

  4. Fred Beloit says:

    Of course I had to go and read the piece at femifisting.com or whatever. I have lived a reasonably long time. Throughout this time every effort seems to have been made to educate people about sex. Yet this heroic and decades old struggle seems to have yielded no results. It is like Driver Education, the more we have, the worse the drivers are. We still have books, and media attention on this seemingly unsolvable problem. After all this time why is it that only people in the sex business (not the porn business but the Dr. Ruth, et al business) know anything, according to them, about sex? Present company, as usual, is excepted.

  5. BobInStamford says:

    Looks like the Lewd Patriot will be calling it quits today.
    Thank you for your service, Larry! America and mensroom attendents everywhere salute you!

  6. Fred Beloit says:

    English Bob, haven’t you ever made a move to flirt with some attractive person? Have you never, ever, been hypocritical about anything in your entire life? Or are you afraid to admit it because you feel such things are against the law? Have you never even had $90,000 in your freezer? If you have had, wouldn’t you resign, if you were a member of Congress? Barney Frank says this man should not resign. Link to follow.

  7. jj says:

    “All this illegal activity must be why God sends tornados to the Red States.”
    After thinking about this, I came to some conclusions. Yes, tornados, and even worse, hurricanes, hit the Red States with regularity. I had never thought about the unfairness of it all, but Bob has got me to thinking. Most of the time the tornadoes and hurricanes hit the blue voters in the Red States, and then, to add insult to injury, the Blue States have to pay the majority of the tax money spent on reconstruction.
    Bob, using your logic, why does Allah hate the blue voters in the Red States, and why does He hate the Blue States? There must be some kind of evil going on in the Blue States that Allah just can’t abide. My advice to you, move to Canada. Or perhaps France.

  8. Fred Beloit says:

    Some blue states have been hit hard by hurricanes. Rhode Island and the BoobinBridgeport’s home state, Connecticut, are examples. Be careful, Boob.

  9. seekeronos says:

    12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
    12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
    12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
    (Romans 12:19-21, KJV)
    If indeed God is judging the USA with natural phenomena, then He does so according to His sovereign will.
    Or it could just be that particular area have always been prone to certain phenomena (Japan and earthquakes, Pacific Islands and tsunami, the Gulf Coast and hurricanes, the Mid-West and tornadoes, and New England with a high concentration of generally unpleasant people).
    Go figure.

  10. ec1009 says:

    Maybe God has it in for red states. Most natural disasters occur in red states for some reason. Pat Robertson likes to claim that it is God’s punishment for Immorality.
    It is just random nature. I beleive in science and therefore I am not a Fundie Reublican.

  11. ec1009 says:

    “and New England with a high concentration of generally unpleasant people).
    Go figure.”
    Seekeronas is unpleasant because he was rebuffed by a cute and pleasant New England girl. Get over it Seekeronas. Which, by the way, is Latin for “seek error.”

  12. BobInStamford says:

    Seekeronos had to find a woman in a catalog. The native-born ones thought he was a religious nut.

  13. ec1009 says:

    Bob, you shoudn’t say that he want’s to marry an immigrant. That is possible defamation. From what I can sense, he hates immigrants.

  14. Fred Beloit says:

    Well, if eronas means errors, you clowns will certainly keep him busy. For example the attack each of you launched above is: (1) crude, (2) off topic, and (3) personal.

  15. seekeronos says:

    Actually, al-Boob and ecf001 also guessed wrong about “eronas”, it seems. So that probably makes four errors, so that makes them far better “seekers of errors” than I.
    Result for searching keyword “error” from : http://www.freedict.com/onldict/lat.html
    Results for ‘error’
    English Latin
    error lapsus, peccamen, error, erratum, mendum menda
    From these Latin roots come words like:
    lapsus >>> “Lapse” (such as a lapse in judgment, such as characterizes many of al_Boob’s posts here)
    peccamen >>> “impeccable” (without error, spotless)
    erratum >>> a single error (as opposed to errata, or “errors”)
    mendum/menda >>> Lit. “fault”, but used as a root for “mendacious” and “mendacity” (diverging from the truth, deceptive, or outright lies)
    As for “eronas”, first, it breaks the root of “err” (which has two ‘r’s), and it adds the unknown suffix “nas”, which according to my resources I keep handy for language study (mostly Greek and Hebrew, for Bible studies, but also some Latin for poking through historical documents) is not a suffix at all, but a prefix for “nose” (cf. “nasal” or ‘naso suspendere adunco’, “to turn the nose up” [at something in disdain]…
    …which, if I were inclined to do so, I would do to al-Boob and ecf001.
    My online nick is actually taken from a character made up for an online video game I haven’t played for several years, but I liked the ring of it.
    However,if I am one who “seeks errors”, then I hope that I do so that I may correct them, and steer things back to the way they should be – and the perfect standard is God’s Word.
    As for who I’m married to, and whether or not I get along with New England females, I can’t complain in either regard.
    But of regardless of what concern that is to you (al-Boob and ecf001), I’m pretty sure I won’t be loosing any sleep over what y’all think. 🙂
    On the other hand, the misguided and weak-brained insult that I “found my wife in a catalog” is that I married outside of my race or culture, as if that is a bad thing.
    And ain’t that a shame — because regardless of whether who is married to whom, your statement only underscores a rather nasty racist streak we’ve seen in your postings here on RWV, al-BoobInStamford / chris / Kelvin / Artie / Carl /et. al.
    That’s all for now, y’all are dismissed.

  16. jj says:

    seekeronos, that was a very nice slapdown of two clowns.