Saturday, October 04, 2008
Why I Love Facebook and Sarah Palin, Plus: Other Thoughts That May Annoy You
The interesting thing about Facebook is that you get to compare your perception of classmates back then, to now. Back then, there were clicks and expectations. Meeting up online after several years, you realize how similar we all really are. Suddenly, people are taking off their adolescent masks are revealing adult faces. The normalcy of my classmates in the overplayed "real world" is fun to ponder.
This is why I love Facebook; now let's talk about Sarah Palin. First of all, she is admirable, unlike Hillary Clinton, who might as well be one of Darth Vader's army of droids. In a country where 90% of fetuses determined to have Down Syndrome are terminated, this small-town mother from Alaska holds her son up proudly from a national stage. Her nonverbal message is: This is my child, a gift, whom I accept no matter what. He is a beautiful human being who deserves life. One might think that she is inexperienced, however, she has the right heart for the job of VP, and she's a hard worker. Also, never, in the history of formal Vice Presidential, or Presidential debates, has a candidate done a "shout out" to people back home. This my friends, is an American I can relate to. Now, if she challenges Joe Biden to a thumb war, she'll be like one of my own family. All I can say is: Break that ceiling, girlfriend.
Dear Internet Traveler,
Welcome to my writer's blog, started about six years ago for fun. Over time, the writing I have posted has ranged from personal reflection, to Long Island history research, to tall tales for my own amusement, to feature articles for local newspapers. As you can see from topics listed here, I travel in many mental directions in regard to interests. Click on the tabs and labels to explore my strange mind which senses that you may be having a criss-cross day. If so, perhaps this blog will distract you. However, please note that if you tell me my blog is beautiful just to get me to advertise rhinoplasty surgery and cheap drugs from Canada in your comment, I will ask the gods to give you a tail that cannot be concealed.