Most of the time I steer clear of politics on my blogs because I’m sensitive to people’s feelings scared of government reprisals, but the other day something happened in my non-blogging life (as if there is such a thing) that I felt compelled to use as blog fodder.
In my real life, I work part-time as a correspondent for a newspaper reporter. Last Friday, I was asked to cover the ribbon-cutting of the John McCain/Sarah Palin county campaign headquarters. Just because I am a Democrat and believe if McCain/Palin wins, the world will end Jan. 20, 2009 doesn’t mean that I can’t put aside my beliefs for a little money. So I went.
During the event, the chairman of the county campaign, said the following:
We are NOT BITTER rural people clinging to our religion and our guns.
Of course, he was referring to Obama’s infamous speech (paragraph four, last sentence).
But what got to me was a statement that the chairman said not even five minutes later:
I see we have some of our friends from the NRA here. GLAD to see you [emphasis mine] here…
and he waved to them with a big grin. So immediately what I thought was this:
We are SHINY HAPPY rural people clinging to our religion and our guns.
and this image came to mind (after a little searching on Google, of course):
As if that would make it all better, being SHINY HAPPY rural people, clinging to religion and guns– instead of bitter rural people.
At least, when we go out, to a far much better place where there’ll be only (shiny) happy tears, at least we’ll go out with smiles on our faces.
Visit Humor-Blogs.com where you’ll always go out with a smile on your face with shiny, happy people from across the political spectrum.
Also today I did switch over This Week’s Funny Find on my sidebar. This week, I’ll be highlighting PlainOleMike. I haven’t read a lot yet there, but what I have is, of course, funny– otherwise, why the hey would I feature him?