I really really really really really really really really really really hate politics. I try to completely ignore that scene when possible as most politicians are just brown nosing liars who would disown their own mother if they thought it could help them. The thing I hate most about politics though is the attempt to discredit opponents. Sniping and mudslinging is such a cheap, low, and pointless practice, but it always seems to inevitably come to it. One instance of this is the crimes against humanity Bush has committed are so much more atrocious that it is inconceivable to me that Bill Clinton came so much closer to impeachment just because he wanted to hide his dirty sex life, which isn’t really anyone but his families business anyways. The Republican Party just happens to be really good at being loud, obnoxious, and forceful over any issue they can bring up, it seems to me.
One recent example of this that occurred to me was when a good friend of mine who is incredibly left wing recently sent me some “Bush is a dirty old man” news articles. While I am as much of a Bush hater as the next democrat, and would have liked to have just agreed with her, I had to voice the flaw in the logic of the articles premise and say that it was a pretty silly thing to be paying attention to.
Another example of this came through again today in an email. I received this morning from another very good friend of mine, who is strongly republican and thinks if Obama is elected our economy will basically crash and all hell will break loose. It is as follows:
WHAT A DISGRACE!!! AND HE IS ALL AMERICAN????
Obama The Patriot - Removes American Flag From His Plane
The Patriot Room
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:11:07 AM by Bill Dupray
Barack Obama recently finished a $500,000 total overhaul of his 757. And as part of the new design, he decided to remove the American flag from the tail...
What American running for President of the United States would remove the symbol of his country? And worse, he replaced the flag with it with a symbol of himself... Obama is such a despicable human being.
Please forward this if you're not ashamed of our country and our flag & ifthink this is a disgrace.
If you do not forward this to everyone you know nothing will happen. If Obama is elected president of the
we are in trouble. If you think the Liberals can lead our country just look what Pelosi and Reid have accomplished for us.
God Bless America
In God We Trust
My first thought was to check Snopes
, which I quickly noticed was already provided for me, how thoughtful!!!
So after reading it, I replied to him via email:
From the (snopes) article linked to by the email you sent me:
The replacement of North American’s commercial markings included the removal of two stylized U.S. flag images which are used in the airline’s logo (a registered trademark of that company). The North American flag/logo on the forward portion of the fuselage was removed and the one on the tail was replaced with the Obama "O" campaign logo, while traditional depictions of the U.S. flag adjacent to the plane’s registration numbers remain.
However, I was just looking at the new design of McCain’s “Straight Talk Express” bus, and all its large American flags are gone now, as is the American flag theme while it was (Rudys?) bus. And while I can’t find enough good pictures to confirm the small details on the new design, it looks like it has removed ALL of its American flags.
You want to forward these updates to your buddies? :-p
, I know it sounds hypocritical including the McCain comment in there; I was trying to be ironic ^_^; .
I also just noticed from the Snopes article
that McCain’s plane seems to lack any U.S. flags, and oddly, Bush's campaign plane kept the trademarked flag on the tail.
Also, on a side note, while I was searching through Flickr for images of the “Straight Talk Express” (after Google Image failed me somewhat), for some reason it brought me to this picture
, which I thought was too adorable to pass up putting here ^_^; .