Friday, August 29, 2008

CAN'T BRING GRAY TO A BLACK AND WHITE FIGHT


29 comments:

Godfrey of Utah said...

Most satisfactory Bosch. It reminds me of what I must do since I am in College where gray areas will be proposed to me. Concerning the fight against Jihad, to me, gray dose not exist! McCain's pick for VP might be good, the recent comments praised her energy policy and I like her domestic and social ones (those that I know of thus far), but I want to know her position on fighting Jihad. Will she and McCain be willing to call evil what it is? Will they do whatever more must be done to stop it for good? They have a lot to learn from you, as all Americans do.

Damien said...

Godfrey of Utah,

Good point. Anyway, I have a good feeling that at least McCain/Palin will be significantly better than Obama/Biden when it comes to fighting this war.

Bosch,

I like the look on Pig Man's Face.

mississippimud2007 said...

Nice work as usual Bosch. I must differ with some on the VP pick from McCain though. I feel it's a stunt to get some Hillary voters. I'm not sure she is qualified, but I make that statement without looking into her political background. That being said, she is a very beautiful Lady !

revereridesagain said...

Good one, Bosch. At least there will be an excellent choice of stickers/magnets to slap on the back of the Subaru if I can't stomach McCain/Palin. Galt/Taggart '08 is already there, but whoever designed the sticker put a red star in the middle of it so everyone who hasn't read Atlas is probably going to think it's some sort of socialist ticket.

So far, Palin has two strikes against her: she is anti-choice and pro-creationist, no pun intended. Under different circumstances that could be enough to tempt a write-in, and it says a lot about how dangerous a world we face when those can be regarded as 'secondary' issues.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, everyone.
Re; McCain's pick, it proves again that McCain is going to do things his way, good or bad, but it's an interesting choice, No one saw it coming and it Does set up a potential womano e womano battle royale in 2012.
I've long since stopped judging political candidates by what my ideal candidate would be and instead try to recognize where we do agree, hopefully in the important matters, and then see if they're being true to themselves and if there's congruence between their words and actions. McCain can be enigmatic in the worst sense, but I do like the fact that he seems to care what he thinks far more than what others think. His choice of Palin is the perfect case in point. He's proven himself to be a political whore over the years, worst one being his blow against free speech with his McCain-Feingold act....But his opponent makes him come off as Captain America.

Mike Thompson said...

McCain virtually handed the presidency to Obama. It definitely was a ploy to attract Clinton voters. It's as transparent as anything I've seen in recent memory. Unfortunately, this all but cements my decision to abstain from voting this election. I'm pretty darn close to making a final decision on that sooner rather than later.

And did anyone besides me cringe at Al Gore's environmental doomsday speech...I mean endorsement of Obama...last night? Just gave me a warm fuzzy feeling all over listening to it. If I never have to see Gore on television again, it'll be...well, you know the rest.

Great illustration, my friend. Another marvelous one.

christian soldier said...

I "Wik-ied" Palin this morning and liked what I saw..

Last Aug. I stated that I would not vote for another lesser of two evils... L_O_T_E_---that the slide to socialism had been going on for 25+++years ...

I will vote for the ticket now that Palin is on it..

I commented on your B/W no gray cartoon on Infidel B...I didn't realize that it referred to the Palin choice>>>>>>

I still like the cartoon....

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Mike, and regarding McCain/Palin, I thought McCain would win before the pick and even moreso now. It's a good pick and she also happens to be the only one among the ones left standing with any experience weilding executive power as a Governor. As far as a Conservative/Republican pick, it's a good one, and gives the campaing a true example of the kind of 'Change' that Obama preaches but never practices. Biden? ha! And check out Robert James Bidinotto's thoughts on this at his blog on my links under BIDINOTTO BLOG. He has one of the best minds I know and he breaks it all down incredibly well.

Bosch Fawstin said...

christian soldier, I responded to your post at IBA and brought up what I take to be your false assumption about the purpose of this piece there. So let me just say thanks for visiting and the kind words.

christian soldier said...

bosch fawstin--thank you for the clarification...also read it on IB...

christian soldier said...

PS Gateway Pundit has a couple of good posts on Palin...She truly appreciates our troops-that puts me in her camp...

Mike Thompson said...

Bosch, indeed I do not have any knowledge of the work of Palin as Governor (who does?), but to be honest, like Obama, I do not feel comfortable with a person of limited experience, especially in a state whose population is minimal at best, only one melanoma away from the presidency. Bet Romney and the other short-listers are reeling from this announcement. It really does minimize McCain's argument that Obama lacks the experience to lead (to which I agree, on many levels). I'm afraid I'll have to wait and see what happens next week with the convention, and then the debatessoon after. Hopefully between now and election day someone will appeal to this voter in some capacity, or my position to abstain will stand.

BTW, doesn't Palin have a relatively "new"born Down Syndrome baby? How do you balance motherhood with the vice-presidency? Doesn't give me a vote of confidence on national security issues.

Bosch Fawstin said...

christian soldier, good to clear it up, and Palin seems to really get it about the Big things, which is where it counts. Her son is in the military as well, signing up Sep. 11th of last year.
McCain, on his 72nd birthday, really brought new life to this campaign with his pick of Palin and makes his opponents look old and tired.

Bosch Fawstin said...

We'll see my friend, but the first impression of Palin for me is a strong one, time will tell if it's a lasting one.
Re; her newborn and her potential job coming into conflict, word is that her husband holds the fort at home.

revereridesagain said...

Since an Obama presidency would almost certainly be a catastrophe, I expect to swallow my unease and vote McCain/Palin. I am frankly not happy with their religiosity or their anti-choice stance, but if they commit to respecting the right of other Americans to act according to their own convictions and consciences I can live with that. The answer to that should become clearer during next week's convention.

Neither has shown the level of awareness and understanding of the Islamist threat that I perceived in Romney, Giuliani, or some of the other candidates, but hell, Obama will hand us over to the enemy on a silver platter so almost anything is an improvement. And their Christian beliefs may actually be an advantage in enabling them to recognize the nature of the Islamist enemy and resolve to fight it.

P.S.: will the last person to leave Louisiana please turn out the lights?

revereridesagain said...

Dang, wouldn't it be fun to be a fly on the wall in Moscow, Tehran, Riyahd, Beijing, or Caracas right now and watch all the heads exploding?

Bosch Fawstin said...

revererideasagain,

Good thougts on McCain/Palin, esp. re; the Jihad threat against us McCain's been lousy about defining the enemy, which will affect his war policy, but we as yet don't know what Palin has to say about it, though she did mention in her speech today that McCain won't let Iran get nukes, notable.
And as you note, compared to them, Obama would sell us out to the bad guys in a split second, and keep digging after he pulls Carter f up after Carter f up.

As to your last post, Ha, no doubt it deepened their hatred for us, a Good thing.

Robert Jones said...

My, what moral confusion we have today! It's this greyscale mucking up of things that has people saying the oddest things.

Here's a primer:

I would rather have an "inexperienced" woman with guts, who knows well America's place in the world and how to protect it, than an "experienced" pussy like Joe Biden.

And that's all I have to say.

Not really: One more: Obama is an inexperienced pussy.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Ha, and I think our enemies see them both exactly as that and are itchin' to have their way with them.

revereridesagain said...

I will vote for McCain/Palin only if there appears to be any danger of Obama/Biden winning and every vote counts. Otherwise, what is on the bumper sticker -- Galt/Taggart -- gets written in on the ballot. This is a hideous choice for a rational woman to have to make.

Palin is an extreme anti-abortion hardliner and opposes it even in clear cases of rape and/or incest. (I have not yet been able to discover her stance on medical necessity.) This means that her mind is so fixated on obeying the commands of a god to glorify him and assure herself of a place in heaven that she will subject an innocent female to the horror of re-living the experience of rape every day for 9 months as the result of that rape grows in and feeds off her body, and then the pain of pushing it out through the vagina that was violated 9 months before. Sorry to be so graphic boys, but that is the reality a pregnant rape victim will face if Ms. Palin has her way. And never mind about oh, it doesn't matter what she thinks, they won't act on it, they won't threaten RvW. McCain might have the decency to refrain from pushing this issue, but she will not. When I vote for her, and I will if I must, I will be helping to put the lives and sanity of millions of American women at risk. Only the threat of the catastrophe Obama and his minions will inflict on this country can make me do that.

Palin has stated that if her daughter was raped and became pregnant she would help her to care for her baby. This woman is inhuman. Any of you who have wives, girlfriends, daughters, sisters, mothers you care about, try picturing yourself facing her, a distraught victim of violent invasion of her body by some thug, who will now not even be allowed to begin to forget and heal, and saying something like, now darling, you know God wants you to have this baby for His own reasons and we will be here for you and will help you to care for it after it is born. We know you are hurting, but that's not the baby's fault and it's the baby who is important now, not you. After all, the baby is "innocent". Oh yeah, and Jesus expects you to forgive that man who raped you and to pray for him...

I don't give a damn what her stand is on drilling, taxes, or anything else. I despise Sarah Palin. I will not work for her election and I will vote for her only to prevent a much worse calamity from befalling this country. Because if Obama and those who have groomed him for this moment over the past 20 years get their way, the eventual outcome for women -- for all of us -- may be the living nightmare of Sharia law.

Sorry to be the wet blanket.

Mike Thompson said...

Palin's pro-life views are the reason I WILL NOT vote for McCain. I'm with you, revereridesagain. It's deplorable, really, the idea Palin could even suggest she has the right to tell a woman what she can do with her body. We are in a very dark, dark place in American politics right now. Guess I write in Pigman on the ballot.

Bosch Fawstin said...

revereridesagain/Mike,

I'm with both of you on this 'pro-choice' matter, as I really don't think the government has any right, especially on religious reasons, to take that choice away, but that's a single issue among many others that has me primed to vote for McCain/Palin. And the issue of our time, our defense against Jihad trumps everything for me this election. Obama has already let our enemies know that he'll allow them to run wild in the world as Carter did, and he's their first choice for US president. I've always bemoaned one issue voters, but I'm a one issue voter here when it comes to the defense of America. McCain and Palin have not proven themselves to be any better than Bush in fighting Jihad, but Obama and Biden have already let us know in advance that they're not up to it and don't intend to be.

Now, on the language surrounding the abortion issue is meant to favor those who would rip the choice away from women, no matter what:

'Pro-Life' is meant to suggest that those who are for a woman's choice are 'Anti-Life.'
And the right is just as guilty of using emotional language as the left is when they pull the old 'Murdering the Unborn!' That term is used by those who are so irrational about their stand that they're not even embarrassed in having such a warped term pop out of their mouths. And it's usually men who are the most irrational about this issue, which is very telling.
Here are Ayn Rand's thoughts on abortion.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Broken link above, here it is.

revereridesagain said...

Rand went straight to the heart of that issue, as always.

As I said, I will vote for McCain-Palin unless Obama is so completely and irreversibly in the hole by Nov. 4 that I can indulge in a write-in. But all my enthusiasm has gone. I watch the Obama campaign with dread; nevertheless, I now wince at the very mention of McCain. There will be no sense of triump if he wins, just relief that we've managed to slow the other gang down at least for now.

Thanks for your words of support, Mike and Bosch.

Bosch Fawstin said...

reveridesagain wrote:

'There will be no sense of triumph if he [McCain] wins, just relief that we've managed to slow the other gang down at least for now.'

Very well put, and so true, and thanks to You for being part of the give and take here, I do appreciate it.

Robert Jones said...

Yeah, Ayn Rand was right about abortion.

DEAD right.

I fail to understand how the selfsame atheists who go after creationists for their lack of science are themselves in such denial of the scientific fact that a two-cell zygote is the beginning of an actual, NOT "potential," human life.

An unfertilized ovum is a potential human life, and once it is fertilized, it is a human being.

Period.

Robert Jones said...

P.S.: Also, pro-"choicers," you gotta learn to be tolerant. I -- and Bosch can back me up, at least about this one fact -- was a fervent Rudy Giuliani supporter in the primaries, even though he was "pro-choice." I even worked in his 1993 mayoral campaign, despite my difference with him on that issue.

I do not base my vote in a presidential election around a candidate's stand on abortion. I base it, mainly, on the candidates' fitness to be commander-in-chief.

Rebel Radius said...

I am as passionate about pro-choice as I am about islamisation, however I have put my very strong views to the side. Because, without freedom there will never be choice.
I consider Palin to be one hell of a woman. I may detest her religion but I greatly admire what she stands for.

Mike Thompson said...

Robert Jones wrote:

"I do not base my vote in a presidential election around a candidate's stand on abortion. I base it, mainly, on the candidates' fitness to be commander-in-chief."

When a candidate, like Bush and now Palin, try to push their religious ideologies on the American people (some of which are accepting, many, like me, no so much) it raises questions, at least in my mind, about their fitness as commander in chief.

With all due respect to you Robert. No offense intended. (I wanted to make that very clear.)