The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Same Message From Palin and Obama. Which Will Be Remembered? (That is the question.)
By most PUMA accounts that I have read so far, President Obama delivered a decent speech last evening. Though many feel that using a memorial service to launch a campaign slogan was tacky.
I think it is fair to assert that Mr. Obama's speech may not be what we remember about this fateful week. Except, perhaps, to bemoan the poor taste of printing t-shirts for a memorial service.
It could well be Sarah's one-liner "Blood Libel" that sticks in our minds. (Given, it will mainly be remembered because the Left is making such a huge deal out of it. And the middle of our beloved country is waking up saying "well, yeah... that's what this smear campaign was.")
I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised to hear the same essential message coming from Obama and Palin. "Together We Thrive" is not all that different from "Cut the blood libel." It's just that one will be remembered. And one, despite being emblazoned on a gazillion t-shirts, may not be.
I hope this is my final statement on this subject.
H/T to Uppity Woman for the photo. And to Tennessee Guerilla Women for the "blood libel" links.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.