Originally Posted by Unreconstructed Reb
I am not a Sarah Palin fan, but I did defend her on the topic of Trig at DU-the 2008 election in general is why I don't post over there anymore. I never suggested that she should have had an abortion, and I repeatedly stated to the DUmmies that suggested he was Bristol's child that they were wrong and stupid to say that. Mainly, they were in denial that a baby with Down's is far more likely to be born to a 44 year old mother than a 17 year old. I think her kids are cute, too, especially Piper and Trig. I love people with Down's Syndrome, they are a blessing upon anyone lucky enough to meet them.
I don't think I ever called Bush a chimp, but I'm sure I've called him Curious George on occasion. That's more based on his name than anything else.
Thanks, Noonie, sorry to disappoint you, but my problems with the Obamas extend toboth disagreements over politics and the way that they conduct themselves. I think that they take great advantage over the taxpayers money and are racist toward the whites. I've sold to the federal, state and local governments and have worked more with more "minority" government workers than white workers. I've always gotten along and made many friends along the way. I don't like to think my attitude toward the Obamas is racist, but anytime someone says something about them, the "racist" stuff is thrown at you.
Originally Posted by noonwitch
I guess I don't know my Star Wars too well. I thought a wookie was just a Star Wars character. SR just explained it to me. I have called her that in the past, but didn't realize the connotation. I probably won't use it in the future, but still don't like her attitudes. I think she has a terrible attitude toward whites. Can you imagine if a white politician or wife rolled their eyes and acted as disrespectful at a large dinner as she did?
And I don't view the confederate flag as racist. I was a history major in college and had courses (a loooong time ago) on the Civil War. I honestly believe it was more about economic power and the different ways of life between the north and the south. There are confederate flags flying in South Florida. I am originally from Missouri, a border state, so had people from both sides in the war as part of the background of the state. If you're originally from Michigan, you get quite a different attitude toward the confederate flag.
Many of the people in the south revere their flag. I won't slam them for believing in their heritage. We can't look into their hearts and see their intent to be racist. I think almost everything now is portrayed by the current administration and the MSM as some sort of secret racist code. They've gone way too far and the Obama folks have pushed their rivals way too far. That talk about destroying the Republican party isn't exactly conciliatory.
If folks here at CU get grumpy, it's because the push has been too hard and too insulting. I don't like taking it or rolling over for them like a beaten cur. It's not in my nature and hopefully not in the nature of our "leaders", cowards that some of them are.
Right now folks are just getting more than grouchy and it's best not to push too hard.
In all honestly, this red dress on Moochelle looks lovely. It's WAY better than the white shag dress she wore 4 years ago. But that may also be because I like the color red.
I can't say she looks dignified however. I prefer the more conservative dresses worn by the former first ladies. I don't think a sleeveless dress at this type of "ball" is appropriate. It could be the conservative in me, but as usual, she doesn't know how to dress the part.
The coat she wore outside, however, was beautiful.
As for the fighting in this thread, Noonie, you started it. UnRec gave his opinion, and he's entitled to it. You jumped his bones because he attacked your girl by calling him ugly with no class and a paranoid delusional, on top of it.