Friday, September 4, 2009

Intollerance

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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well Said! I knew there were other reasons that I like reading this blog...besides your dedication to your wonderful family. I'm also a progressive Democratic liberal living in the ultra-conservative Republican territory.

Glad Kendall is doing better. Hang in there!
Lynne C.

Cjengo said...

I ONE HUNDRED and ten percent agree with you. My husband is seriously calling me a commie because I think it's great Obama is reacting to our children. I am so sick of hearing people complain about this. He is the PRESIDENT of the United States, and we should respect him. This is not a mass attack to take over your children's minds with subliminal messages, sigh!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and your daughter is beautiful! I had to comment as this subject really gets me too. I think its unbelievable that with the garbage on TV that kids watch parents are upset because their kids might watch the President on TV telling them to work hard and stay in school. OH MY!! Hey its ok, its not going to interupt any of the GREAT shows that have people voting someone off or being mean to someone!!