Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Hip Housewife is confused

Today's blog isn't going to be very long and involves a lot of cut and paste, I have some things I want to think about and I'm still tired from Monday. 

Taken from Sarah Palin's Facebook page dated March 23rd, 2010:

We’ll aim for these races (meaning political races, my clarification) and many others. This is just the first salvo in a fight to elect people across the nation who will bring common sense to Washington. Please go to and join me in the fight.

Stand tall, America. Real change is coming!

- Sarah Palin

Taken from Sarah Palin's Facebook page dated January 12th, 2010:

 We are better than the mindless finger-pointing we endured in the wake of the tragedy.

Sarah, I'm confused, you have spent years encouraging people to take action, to fight against the liberal agenda, but when someone takes the crosshairs on your website literally and puts one of your targets into actual crosshairs your position is very different. 

You have passionatley declared your love for guns and hunting, embracing the "from my cold dead hands" philosophy, but when another person takes up arms against other human beings you say violence is wrong.

Sarah, I would march to the steps of the White House to defend your right to free speech (I'm not sure you would do this for me) but when you say individuals need to be responsible for their actions that responsibility needs to extend to you. 

An exchange between radio DJ Jack Lucas and regular caller Edwin in Terry Gilliam's film The Fisher King:

I told you about these people.
They only mate with their own kind.                
It's yuppie inbreeding.                  
That's why they're retarded
and wear the same clothes.                  
They don't feel love.
They only negotiate love moments.                  
They're evil, Edwin.                  
They're repulsed by imperfection,
horrified by the banal...                  
...everything that
America stands for!                  
They must be stopped before
it's too late. It's us or them.
Edwin: Okay, Jack.

 Two scenes later:

A television news broadcast:

It was Mr. Lucas' remarks that seemed
to have fatal impact on Mr. Malnick. 
Marc Saffron's on the scene.                  
Babbitt's is a popular hot spot
with single, young professionals.                  
Edwin Malnick arrived
at the peak hour of  :  ...
... took a long look at the collection
of the city's best and brightest...                  
... then removed a shotgun
from his overcoat and opened fire.  
Seven people were killed before
Malnick turned the gun on himself...                  
... and shot a hole
through his head.
Representatives of radio personality
Jack Lucas expressed regret.                 
No formal comment has been made.
Neighbours said Malnick was
quiet and lived alone.                  
His neighbour for    years said,
"You scarcely knew he was there."  
But few will soon forget
this lonely man...                  
... who reached out to a world
he knew only through radio...                  
... looking for friendship
and finding only pain and tragedy.                  
Marc Saffron. Channel   News. 
Jack Lucas: Fuck.

Our actions have an impact on other people, either positive or negative, and if your actions contributed to the actions of another person you need to accept responsibility for your impact. 

On a recent episode of Intervention the young, male alcoholic being profiled was listed on the bully list found after the Columbine shooitngs.  No wonder he drinks. 

I'm very sad today, giving a beauty tip seems inappropriate.

1 comment:

UmmoSirius said...

That's so funny that your mind went to Fisher King, too. One of my all-time favorite films. What's interesting to me is that Jack immediately shouldered the blame, even before the media had a chance to pile it onto him. I had hoped to see a bit of this reflected in today's Jacks - Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, etc. Apparently not.