Here is my review of Rick Perry's recent campaign ad.
Remember how last election season Sarah Palin ran around saying dumb things? I wondered what people from her home state thought about that (assuming they disagreed with her). I'm from Texas so now I know. I'm so embarrassed, it was bad enough when he was just the governor but now he thinks he can really let his presence be known on the national (and even) global scale. Ugh shit this is going to be rough, I can't believe I live in a state that elected him.
I feel the exact same way (I'm from Texas too.) I was so disappointed that we re-elected him last year, for, what, the third time? (Though *I* didn't vote for him.) Even though I doubt he will actually be the Republican candidate, much less the President, I just feel so embarrassed about this whole thing.
Maybe this isn't the best thing to do but I think I'm just going to hid under my covers and pretend the presidential election doesn't exist until he goes away. He doesn't have mainstream appeal so I don't have to worry about him becoming president (and maybe if he's crazy enough he won't even be reelected governor) but all the same my little heart can't take all the shame I'm going to feel every time he publicly says something stupid.
I think that's the best solution!
I'm not at all impressed. Recently, he claimed that there was no US interest in supporting LGBT human rights globally. That's really quite absurd.
Rick Perry has lost his chance to win anything, his constant blunders during debates has sealed that for him. As for a war on Christmas, I refuse to believe that even exists. From the minute Halloween is over every store I go to is blasting Christmas music and every other commercial on T.V. is a Christmas add.
Him saying that the founding fathers wanted Christianity as the central religion for the US is also bunk. He needs to read the letters that Jefferson, Madison, and Franklin wrote, all claiming to be Deists and Jefferson even stated that a separation of church and state would be the only way for the country to ever work. I truly wish people would wake up to the new order of thinking and stop trying to hold others down because of sexual and gender identity. Sadly though this will not happen until people stop looking at things with hatred and animosity. I personally believe that every time Rick Perry says something like this, the Westboro Baptist Church wins a little more.
From the minute Halloween is over every store I go to is blasting Christmas music and every other commercial on T.V. is a Christmas add.
His argument is that none of these adverts look at the Christian sense of Christmas, but the secular side. While I don't agree with him in so far as the government is concerned, it does bother me the ammount of people who don't understand the Christian importance and limit it to just buying presents etc.
The war on Christmas is not about that at all. its people saying Happy Holidays, which isn't a bad thing. During this time of year there are many religions celebrating something, so calling it Holidays is more of an all inclusive thing. Nitwits like Perry feel that Christmas is the only holiday that requires attention because it is of their faith, and all others matter not. So there is no war on Christmas, there is no war against Christians, there is a small group of people that want to take everything that includes everyone and make it sound like a horrible idea.
Lastly, I forgot the "Prayer in school" thing. Forgive me I just woke up.
I think prayer in school is okay, if it is all inclusive. Christians, Islamic, and all other religions being able to practice faith in school would show students that people of different faiths can get along side by side.
What Rick Perry is saying is that America is a Christian nation, which it isn't, not as long as we have freedom of religion.
Currently, according to constitutional law, students are allowed to pray their asses off as long as it doesn't interfere with the school environment. What isn't allowed is school-sponsored prayer.
Exactly! As long as it isn't a major class disruption.
While people do say happy holidays, and that's fine, I think corporations who tell their staff not to say Merry Christmas for fear of offending people are being absurd.