Friday, September 26, 2008

Philadelphia Welcomes Palin!

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get out of philly palin_8619 web

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Incredibly, I had the exact same sign as the woman in the top photo!

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Here's my sign.


Here's my #1 Sarah Palin quote...

"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to our state"


your pal bree said...

ha, too perfect! i love this.

Anonymous said...

"Arguments in verbally abusive relationships are far different from those in healthy relationships. Normally, people argue over real issues that have the potential to be resolved. In verbally abusive arguments, real conflicts are not the issue and problems are not resolved. The abuse becomes the issue, and often the victim is told that everything is always his or her fault."


"We live in a culture that discourages empathy."

- Barack Obama

"Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something."

- Anton Chekhov

“Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.”

- Eric Hoffer

"Mostly I'm tired of people being ugly to each other.

I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it.

It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time."

- John Coffey in The Green Mile

zs said...

To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance. -Jean Genet

I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment.
-Malcolm X

so suck it!

PuckYouPalin said...

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Anonymous said...

"...Insult is a performative utterance. Its function is to produce certain effects--notably, to establish or to renew the barrier between "normal" people and those Goffman calls "stigmatized" people and to cause the internalization of that barrier within the individual being insulted."

- Didier Eribon, Insults and the Making of the Gay Self, 1999

I have no problem with cogent arguments against policy ideas. I just don't understand why people feel the need to insult and degrade others with ugly personal attacks. Such passionate intensity is counterproductive in presidential politics, where the goal is to win over moderates.

I've been verbally abused a lot. I know how bad it feels. I know what it is to be persecuted and live with no expectation of basic civility from others. My natural instinct is to recoil from movements who casually embrace such tactics. It reveals a tragic unwillingness to fully engage the mind and bring forth something constructive.

Maybe I'm reading too much into recent blog entries, but the apparently sexual dimension of the attacks doesn't help make a case to join the author in building a new world of peace, hope, and unity. Saying "fuck you" and "suck it" is problematic. It turns the healthy and rewarding private world of love and sexuality into traumatizing public scenarios of dominance and defilement. It's hard to promote a safe atmosphere of listening and exploring differing viewpoints in the presence of such unmerciful language.

zs said...

As the author of such offensive and hurtful language, both "fuck you, Palin" and "so suck it," I had to do some serious soul-searching after reading these comments.

My gay self thinks that anonymous's language critique is not reading ENOUGH into my comments, and that their time could best be spent not searching for quotes to insert in my comments (although I think those quotes will possibly bring the world closer to the new world of peace, hope and unity) but rather delving into the deep-seated "penile sex-negativity" rooted in my language and writing . While "fuck you" includes multiple meanings, the sexual meaning of the work "fuck" is just one component of an expletive meant to imply great emotion or emphasis. But anonymous is right in that "so suck it" is a term that implies fellatio, and while I am personally repulsed by fellatio in my own healthy and rewarding private world of love and sexuality, "so suck it" should be rephrased in a sex-positive term as though not to "other" those who enjoy performing fellatio. I will not project my own feelings about fellatio (which are valid but personal) but rather celebrate sexuality in all it's forms. Thanks to anonymous I think I will be using "you chafe" in place of "so suck it" in the future.

Die Socialists Die! said...

burn Philly burn!!