Does being intollerant of intollerant people make me a hypocrite?
Its not unusual for me to have to bite my tounge on a daily basis when it comes to politics. Pretty much all of my friends are conservative Republicans. I guess it comes with the territory of living in Texas and going to college at a private Christian university. But yesterday my blood started to boil.
Since I've been so consumed with caring for Kendall and figuring everything out this week, I haven't read the paper or watched the news really at all. Justin came home last night a little irritated about things he read on his gun forum (see, my husband doesn't do Facebook or blogging, barely uses his cell phone, and couldn't be bothered with e-mail outside of work....but he is interested in guns. At first I thought it was just because of hunting and liking rifles, then I realized he's obsessed with handguns and even more scary guns too...but I love him anyway) SO he's on this forum with people he shoots with. I guess they talk about buying guns, shooting, tips, I don't know. But apparently it has turned into a "Hate Obama" forum. Even worse, last week there were a number of disparenging comments about Ted Kennedy. That upset Justin for obvious reasons. (magnified more so since we have a daughter with Special Needs) So last night they were in an uproar about Obama speaking in schools. (this apperently has been going on for a while...but I had no idea!) I just kind of stood there with my mouth open as I read these comments. The fact that there are people in the world that would teach their children to hate infuriates me. (oh, and its their moderator who's makes the comments....so there's no point in trying to keep politics and religion out of their posts)
What is so bad about the President of the United States addressing schools to stress the importance of education?! If it were George Bush last year I wouln't have minded. I would have been happy he was taking interest in public education. I guess I just don't get it.
Then this morning I realized we weren't the only people who don't get it. One of my favorite bloggers at Fighting Monsters With Rubber Swords had a few things to say about it too! Much better than I could. He lives near me and I'm happy he's giving it to his school district. And, if you feel so inclined scroll down and read his post about Ted Kennedy.
OK thats the end of my rant.
Kendall slept well last night. Seizures are still at bay. Blood sugars are leveling. Another day in paradise.
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