Eden Hill Journal

Comments, dreams, stories, and rantings from a middle-aged native of Maine living on a shoestring and a prayer in the woods of Maine. My portion of the family farm is to be known as Eden Hill Farm just because I want to call it that and because that's the closest thing to the truth that I could come up with. If you enjoy what I write, email me or make a comment. If you enjoy Eden Hill, come visit.

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Palin Fatigue

Google it. I dare ya. I swear I'm not the only one afflicted by this.
Google "Palin Fatigue" and see what I'm talking about.
Juan Cole had this to say about Palin:
Palin has revealed her real self in the Gibson and Couric interviews, and clearly knows nothing and offers only rubbery expressions and glib repetition, for all the world like a rasping myna bird, of a stream of memorized slogans that sound as though they were disinterred from a time capsule originally buried in William F. Buckley Jr.'s back yard several decades ago.
I have wished a bird would fly away,And not sing by my house all day;Have clapped my hands at him from the doorWhen it seemed as if I could bear no more.The fault must partly have been in me.The bird was not to blame for his key.And of course there must be something wrongIn wanting to silence any song.
Robert Frost, A Minor Bird
As for me, I just wish she'd go back up to Alaska where she came from and let the people of Alaska deal with her nonsense. They had begun to do just that before McCain rode in on his big white horse and flooded the state with his lawyers to save this Alaska beauty queen runner-up from her fate.
I had a déjà vu the other night when I was watching the VP debate. Palin made some comment about supporting the troops and it dawned on me that this was Dick Cheney speaking through lipstick. Sarah Palin is the new Dick Cheney. Don't believe me? Show me one instance where Sarah Palin disagrees with Dick Cheney. Just one. Any one will do. Sarah says Dick's worst moment as VP was his embarrassing shoot first look later hunting incident.
Palin is one with conservative hate radio. So was Cheney. Palin gets her talking points from them. So did Cheney. Palin faults anyone opposed to the war as not supporting the troops. So did Cheney. Palin can't recognize that anything Cheney has done was bad. Neither can Cheney.
Should the American people decide that Palin should be the next vice president, the transition from Cheney to Palin should be seamless. 4 more years!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Jerusalem Embassy

In last night's VP debate, Sarah Palin seemingly out of nowhere brought up the idea that under McCain/Palin the United States would build our Israel embassy in Jerusalem. My surprise at this goes to show that I am completely uninformed. This morning I Googled and discovered this in Wikipedia.
The United States Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed by Congress on October 23, 1995 , states that "Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999".
While this idea simply seems inflammatory to me, it has deep significance to both Jewish and Christian Zionists, thus Palin's little pitch last night in support of this Zionist idea.
What business is it of ours where Israel establishes its capital? If Israel passed legislation to make Manhattan the capital of the United States, do you suppose anyone would take notice? Do you suppose anyone would think that Israel had overstepped its bounds? If this doesn't show the power of Zionism over our federal government, nothing does.