I don’t even want to talk about it

Posted on Thursday 30 October 2008

Sorry I’ve gone so quiet the last week or so.  It takes too much energy to explain all the reasons why, but this little tidbit from the Chronicle sums up a big chunk of it:

23 percent of Texans are convinced that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is a Muslim.

That is in contrast with the brilliant 5-10% (on average) of folks elsewhere in the country who are also convinced.

I have to assume I know at least some these people.

Sigh…

4 Comments for 'I don’t even want to talk about it'

  1.  
    MF
    October 30, 2008 | 3:44 pm
     

    It could be worse. I’d be afraid to see these numbers for Louisiana. Did you catch the piece where people talk about miscegenation (did I spell that right)? Someone called Obama a “neither-nor”. Lovely.

    I think New Orleans needs to keep the bridges wired at all times against the day the rest of the south goes on a rampage, possibly as soon as late next week

  2.  
    October 30, 2008 | 3:59 pm
     

    Personally, I could careless what religion he is. I think that the founding fathers set things up so that religion was not a barrier to political office… and they did know that there were Muslems in the world (See treaty with Tripoli which was ratified by Congress on June 10, 1797 [Signed while George Washington was President, ratified while John Adams was President])

    But if a man says over and over and over that he is a memember of one faith, and no one has ever seen him practice another…. and many have seen him violate tenets of the Islamic faith… Why would question him?

    Oh, wait. Are these the same folks who think we never made it to the Moon?

  3.  
    October 30, 2008 | 4:01 pm
     

    “Are these the same folks who think we never made it to the Moon?”

    No doubt some of them are. And believe it or not, I definitely know some people who believe that one.

  4.  
    October 30, 2008 | 4:21 pm
     

    Regarding the “neither/nor” mentality, watch Jon Stewart’s interview with him on last night program. (It will replay early this evening or it’s on the web.) Gotta say Obama’s got a sense of humor. When asked if he would be affected by the “Bradley effect”, he laughed and said he might get in the voting booth and his hand (which he illustrated) would go this way and that. He also said he was in therapy to make sure he voted correctly! Loved it!

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