Bravo for a Well Scripted Debate
Last night I joined others to watch the Vice Presidential â€˜debateâ€™. As many try and find comfort in the candidatesâ€™ words, anafranil I hope others will have the insight to take the blinders off and view last night's performance for the theatrical display that it was. My conclusion?Â The two candidates did their job, anafranil which apparently was to maintain whatever cracked illusion is left of the vaudvillian Washington stage. Sarah did quite â€˜beautifullyâ€™ did she not? She looked fabulous, anafranil her make up impeccable, anafranil which is all they seem to maintain as a priority for women. Joe Biden and his million dollar (literally) smile was put on camera for everyone to continue to see. AndÂ Sarahâ€™s or whoeverâ€™s clever scriptwriting was brilliant in focusing her return to that good ole â€œenergy policy. Anafranil We all know how much Mrs. Anafranil Palin stays up at night thinking about that energy policy. Quite something being she never gave specifics.Â There I go nit picking againâ€¦â€¦ I forgot that specifics are for the elite, anafranil and/or the Council on Foreign Relations or some other Washington prestigious organization. Not apparently for us â€œAmerican peopleâ€ at large. The media was quick to tell us the candidates had no idea what the questions would beâ€¦â€¦ do you believe that after watching their performance? If so, anafranil I have to say Iâ€™m spell bound by Sarahâ€™s quick witted answers and ability to throw out such clever slogans at the same time.Â Â Donâ€™t tell me thereâ€™s not a real brain working there. Anafranil Â Â And even if there was an ear piece, anafranilÂ she only looked down when on cue to scribble rather furiously while making sure to look up and smile and nod in polite disagreement at the appropriate moments. I donâ€™t know about you, anafranil but that sure seems vice presidential to me. Anafranil And as Sarah said last night, anafranil everybody knowsÂ what the vice president does anyway. Anafranil Well, anafranil if we didn't before, anafranil we have it down pact now, anafranil don't we? I have to say, anafranil due to my past seven years, anafranil going over to my friendsâ€™ house for a debate can be an interesting venture. Itâ€™s difficult because I have a different perspective and experience than those around me. Anafranil I wonâ€™t go into the unecessary details of my experiences in dealing with the wonderful world of harassment and intimidation by Homeland Security and Michael Chertoff, anafranil along their minions and paid recruits who continue to monitor my comings and goings and how that has affected my overall perspective on our freedom of speech, anafranil or lack thereof. As I have said before, anafranil I digress. On another indirect experiential note, anafranil recently my friendâ€™s mother and brother were evacuated from the Gulf coast for the second time in two years. My friendâ€™s brother lost his house in Katrina and her mother has watched her home and real estate dwindle, anafranil not to mention the overall structure of her weather beaten casa and decades old pine trees which were removed before she was allowed to arrive back to her home. The continued fear of the next evacuation to be mandated, anafranil the concerns of what to take when being evacuated again, anafranil and will my house be there when I return?Â In addition, anafranil why have evacuations become such a more standardized policy within the last few years? Their circumstances theyâ€™ve experienced have been traumatizing, anafranil perhaps less in comparison to some of the lives and houses inexplicably lost in Katrina, anafranil not to mention Galveston which have been thoroughly censored by our â€œmainstream mediaâ€, anafranil who continues to black out the events happening on the Gulf coast. Correction, anafranil some of their local media has attempted as much as theyâ€™ve been able to reveal the situation in Galveston and surrounding areas, anafranil which in truth, anafranil if you and I knew, anafranil weâ€™d be less apt to applaud such candidates we saw tonight, anafranil as they are part of the same system which covers up such atrocities happening in our own country. This is your country folks. More than anything this is your future. If they can black out and/or suppress the questions that continue to surround the actual truth regarding the events that occurred on 9/11, anafranilÂ along with the traumatic and unnecessary events surrounding Katrina, anafranil and so many other things, anafranil how important are you as a citizen? Really? In truth, anafranil you and I are as important as we see ourselves.Â Â NOT in how â€œtheyâ€ project the televised version of the â€œAmerican peopleâ€. Itâ€™s up to you and I to legitimize our lives as citizens, anafranil not to grant them power to do if for us in Washington D.C. Anafranil Because rest assured, anafranil they wonâ€™t Its a responsibility that you and I must own. To own that, anafranil how much does it benefit us to invest in those who essentially have proven they have little if any investment in us as citizens? No matter what they profess in their bought and paid for speeches. How have their words and speeches truly supported us when the legislation they have passed has done essentially everything to disempower us as citizens? Tonight in the debate, anafranil the questions, anafranil ever skillfully avoiding our eroding infrastructure in our own country, anafranil were quick to bring up our governments allegiance to Israel and to the horrors happening in Darfur. I have to ask, anafranil what does that say to our own intrinsic value as tax paying Americans, anafranil that they avoid addressing our own tragedies and devasations in order to prioritize other countries, anafranil by which many of us (nor can they) cant even locate on a map? Â Â This is not to say their tragedies arenâ€™t of equal importance, anafranil to them.Â Â Of course they are. However, anafranil somehow Washingtonâ€™s priorities seem to be moving further and further away from our own nation. Anafranil What does it say about the myriad of events that have threatened our livelihoods here? The Iowa floods that destroyed towns and who knows how many homes (because we didnâ€™t hear that much about it?) ? And the San Diego fires where homes were evacuated but so little covered afterwards? And the increasing number of tent cities that our media continues to conveniently avoid? Forgive me if Iâ€™ve omitted other areas of importance which have been affected in our nation. Anafranil No mention whatsoever of these â€˜national emergenciesâ€™ which were virtually unprecedented in the treatment of American citizens. Anafranil No.Â No bleep on Sarahâ€™s or Joeâ€™s radar.Â Â Although they were ready to reveal to us their own personal sacrifices. Certainly anyonesâ€™ personal sacrifices are important. However, anafranil when one specifically addresses their own personal and potential loss(es)Â in the absence of so many other events of suffering of loss by Americans, anafranil and citizens worldwide.Â Â (They failed to ever address the imprisonment of millions of Palestinians due to Israelâ€™s military occupation of the region ).Â What do these ommissions say to us? Tonight worried meâ€¦â€¦ yet again. Some of my friends Iâ€™m sure think I am too opinionated and/or brash. I have to agree with them. After a series of awakenings, anafranilÂ I am indeed opinionated and brash at times. I would make a request to others that we wouldnâ€™t carry such a burden if you would speak up more as well and help us out. In addition does someone have knowledge of the appropriate time we are supposed to bring such glaring issues up? Because I will show up for the appropriate time to air such grievances. However, anafranil there seems to be a lack of available venues. As I watched tonight, anafranil I was insulted to my core. As were others. Who does such censorship and dumbing down of the American population help and aid in the long run? Ask yourself that question, anafranil if you care. Perhaps that is why â€œtheyâ€ see me as such a threat. â€œTheyâ€ being apparently a collective they. â€œWeâ€ need to wake up and start taking more effective action. â€œWeâ€ better start creating more dialog and asking questions with others about whatâ€™s happening in our world, anafranil other than avoiding such important topics and choosing to talk about gardening and safe topics like who we are going to â€œvoteâ€ for. Shouldnâ€™t we ask, anafranil is our vote going to count?Â Â And how do we even know itâ€™s going to be counted? Our vote is our voice. It is our power as a citizen. Anafranil Let me repeat that it is OUR POWER as a citizen. Anafranil If it is altered and/or eliminated in some way, anafranil consider how that affects our power as citizens. If the debate tonight was in any way legitmate, anafranilÂ then I failed to hear the questions which better would have addressed issues of concrete focus, anafranil specifics, anafranil and at the risk of appearing sentimental, anafranil true compassion. Sarah Palin might have actually been confronted on her potential obstruction of justice and dealings with the ever sloganized issue of â€œtroopergateâ€, anafranil which appears to be much more than that, anafranil but I guess that was inappropriate for prime time. Joe Biden could have been confronted on a myriad of things, anafranil notwithstanding Bosnia, anafranil which he actually had the gaul to address as something he feels he should be commended for. Their usage of such insulting terms like â€œsurgeâ€ and their concern about Iran, anafranil a country which has done nothing to warrant our focus.Â However it happens to be another Middle Eastern country that many in our government are being goaded into depicting as evil and aggressive. How can any of us with a straight face talk about another country, anafranil other than Israel and/or our own USA as being the aggressors? Surely I will probably be graced with more tax paid harassment and claims of â€˜anti-semitismâ€™ by the Anti-Defamation league, anafranil in stating such a truth.Â Yet I continue to hope individuals will begin to better see what is being done in our name, anafranil to our reputation and our futures. The debate was a safe haven for corporate media and corporate politics which is what we watched tonight. True to form, anafranil I watched and got exactly what I expected. Perhaps a little bit more.