04 October, 2008

Thankfully, Mom's not the Only One...

According to this article, my mother wasn't the only one angered at receiving the fear-mongering DVD Obsession in her daily newspaper. The Palm Beach Post has called her several times asking if she would like to resume delivery, to which she firmly responds, "No." It's not an issue of whether Clarion has the right to make the film, of course they do. I am an absolutist on free speech, no matter how uncomfortable it may make me. What we objected to was the DVD being distributed by a newspaper, an outlet that would seem to legitimize the group and it's political message. Legitimizing such obviously political junk so close to a major election is unconscionable. I am glad to hear others spoke out against the distribution of the DVD. It gives me some hope that people still care and will organize to take action.


28 September, 2008

A Must Read on Palin and American Politics

Thanks to Bright Ideas Group Blog for reposting this article from the most recent issue of Rolling Stone by Matt Taibbi. Please read. Also, if you missed the now-infamous Katie Couric interview with Gov. Palin, you can watch some here and here, thanks to The Huffington Post. Be sure to check out Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's version of the interview, which I've added below, from last night's episode of Saturday Night Live (you'll have to watch a brief ad first). Very funny skit that is, sadly, not far off the truth. Come on, people! Vote smart!