söndag, januari 17, 2010

What can happen on Facebook.

I want to talk about Facebook. A while back I was befriended by a lady not of my usual acquaintances, who are generally Episcopali-an, Modern, pro Women, pro Gay and Liberal. I have noticed since that she has befriended several of my acquaintances but I still wonder what her intentions were. What she posts herself is the usual anti Obama propaganda of the Tea Baggers, the Birthers, and so on… Plus the occassional "devotional" which strikes me as just as politic as anything.

But I want to talk about a particular thread. I find it illustrative of the Animosity, Hate and Frustration, which have characterized American Politics lately.

I find this animosity most worrying for the well being and cohe-siveness of American Society – and so for all others (what hap-pens in the USA, happens here 10 years later). And I see it as a residue of both the Americas’ Colonial past.

In Massachusetts the Senate Seat held for many years by late Senator Ted Kennedy, the younger brother of murdered President John. F. K. and Senator Robert K, is up for grabs. The by-election campaign seems to get ruff. Some hope that if the contender Scott Brown (who first ran as Independent and now as Republican) wins the Seat, the Obama Administration’s policies will founder.

Certainly, there will not be the 60 Votes sometimes claimed necessary for (partial!) Health Reform and Economic Restoration.

The post which caused the thread was about the Democratic can-didate in the race, Martha Coakley, the present Attorney General of Massachusetts. It consisted of little more than a quote, or some-thing presented as a quote by Martha Coakley but had been trun-cated:

"Devout Catholics should not work in the emergency room” with the (wholly unrelated) addition: “This comment is STUNNING These left wingers are so damn arrogant, but I would love for her to say that Muslims should n...”

Further it promised a link to “full article” on something called The Conservative Monster, which lead to a further link called Big Government: What was found was:

BREAKING-Martha Coakley: Devout Catholics ‘Probably Shouldn’t Work in the Emergency Room’
by Jim Hoft
You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”

Democrat Martha Coakley was on with Ken Pittman from WBSM in Massachusetts today. Martha told Ken that if you object to abortion and are a devout Catholic then…
You probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.

Upon which follows a Youtube with the radio interview in question and this transcript (note the misspellings!) from 1 minute in:

Ken Pittman: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin. ah you don’t want to do that.
Martha Coakley: No we have a seperation of church and state Ken, lets be clear.
Ken Pittman: In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom.
Martha Coakley: (……uh, eh…um..) The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”

So the full quote actually says: “The law says that people are allowed to have that; you can have religious freedom, but you probably shouldn’t work in the Emergency Room.”

I cannot emphasize enough how worrying I find the present poli-tical climate in the USA! The Animosity, the Hate, the Frustration. Others may discuss the social and economical mechanisms, but I say this: Let there be no more political assassinations ever!

What follows is the Facebook thread from comments 51 to 95 (I wasn’t able to copy the first 50).

Nr 51.
Coakley has the IQ of a flea.... Could you just see what would happen if Scott Brown said Muslims should not work in the ER..... Mainstream Media would have a freaking fit!!!

Nr 52.
Catholics should reject the progressive abortion loving tax hiking liberals - all of them.

Nr 53.
I am busy right now, has Fox reported this yet? They will drill this the next few days I hope

Nr 53.
She sees us, like the rest of them see us. We are pawns, not people..

Nr 54.
What does being a catholic have to do with working in the emergency room? Furthermore, if a woman is raped, THERE ISN'T a contraceptive that can be given to her for treating rape! Not one that we have here in the US anyway! What a moron! I hope MA conservatives come out and vote and make her lose by a landslide!

Nr 55.
I think this dummy was trying to say "Planned Parenthood" because I am not aware of any abortion case in the emergency room.

Nr 53.
Right, my ex worked in delivery, not emergency...

Nr 56.
blah blah blah...she is the idiot feminatzy that we real women just loathe....

Nr 57.
Actally Nick, every time a woman is raped an goes to the hospital they give her the morning after pill. If any pro life woman is in that horrible position, she has to be careful because they generally won't tell you what they are giving you unless you ask.

Nr 58.
Martha Coakley, you are a freak!!! If I worked in an ER, I would even save YOUR SORRY ASS!!!

Nr 59.
I still don't understand why she thinks other religious folks would be okay with it... ??????

Nr 60.
As Forest Gump once said " Stupid is as stupid does"

Nr 61.
So Jesus shouldn't have healed the lame and the blind and the spirit-possessed, and the haemorrhaging woman, and ESPECIALLY not the Official's daughter, the Widow's son and Lazarus, cause THAT was raising someone from the dead, without first having received extreme unction? It is a Christian's duty to give all the help they can to poor and the sick and the heartbroken and the marginalised! Is she the Pope? I'd like to hear HIS take on this!

Nr 62.
Any Devout Christian should leave the ER as soon as they cart her in.....

Nr 63.
OOUT!!!!

Nr 64.
What the hell is wrong with this woman?

Nr 65.
I hope this moronic broad continues to step in it. Between this and The Anointed One, The Deliverer Of Hope And Change, The Narcissistic Osama Hussein Obama coming to campaign for her, the seat that alcoholic Ted Kennedy occupied COULD be taken by a true conservative. Bye bye 60 votes for the 'health care' abortion!

Nr 66.
What is happening to our country? How can we fix this divisive-ness? VOTE FOR SCOTT...let him be the 41st vote...and if they keep him from voting against it...illegalities can be argued...it adds strong creedence to the mounting illegalities...

Nr 67.
What do you think that wacko Coakley will look like in ten years? Scary. What do you think that wacko Coakley will say to voters in Ten years? She won't have anything to offer except party-line politics. Phooey. Martha, go home and disappear.

Nr 68.
Wow. Is that hate speech?

Nr 69.
i'm sure this witch will get her due in the pit

Nr 70.
I hope that woman doesn't get elected.

Nr 71.
WE NEED A NEW WORD FOR ARROGANCE, BECAUSE THE OLD ONE DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE WITH THESE GUYS...PUTS A NEW MEANING INTO ABOVE AND BEYOND...

Nr 67.
No need for a new word for arrogance. There are terms aplenty: Just some on the list include ignoble, out-of-touch, inept, boob (which means foolish), morally bankrupt, glad-handing, and liar. No respect for that politically-motivated dirtball who would rather damn the people than hold an honest town hall meeting.

Nr 61.
I didn't know abortions were performed in the ER! The CHOICE TO ABORT A CHILD IS ELECTIVE SURGERY! In Australia, doctors can choose whether or not they perform them.

Nr 72.
That was the most stupid unintelligent remark anyone could ever make sure hope the Ma people have enough faith not to vote for her. Remember Karma, Martha. what goe around comes around.....

Nr 73.
She said this with BOSTON being so Catholic??? Doesn't she want to win?

Nr 72.
Also it has nothing to do with seperation of chuch and state.It is about morals, faith and beliefs...not government. This is how the defend their conscience by saying seperation of church and state. How stupid do they think the American people are. We are much more intelligent that this group in congress/

Nr 67.
It is possible that this endeared '' Freedom of Choice '' is not really about freedom at all? By that definition, a FORCED HELL-CARE mandate is NOT freedom of choice. Therefore, Reid can stick his hell-care bill up his sorry ass

Nr 67.
For those who don't get it: Roe V. Wade is supposedly a '' freedom of choice '' issue. I never agreed with that, but if that is the way the court ruled, then let's apply that same decision about freedom of choice regarding health insurance. By that very definition of freedom of choice, congress cannot force their hell-care on anyone nor require anyone to buy something. After all, it is not a '' free choice '' (and ps, SCREW YOU NANCY PELOSI )

Nr 73.
Hope Coakley doesn't run into a devout Republican in the ER.All kidding aside, though, if something like THAT were to ever happen, you can be damned sure it wouldn't be on the Republican side.

Nr 74.
That is one of the sickest and most senseless remarks I've ever heard. Keep talking, honey, you're taking us straight to victory.

Nr 75.
Get ready to see ACORN, SEIU, & BLACK PANTHERS at the voters box in Massachusetts. No telling what may happen!!

Nr 76.
Lord, I hope she loses, she purposely got the Governor to against the parole board recommendation to commute the sentence of an innocent man, if she loses it will be as much for that as for being a Dem, she is a thoroughly despised woman in Massachusetts, not just by Republicans.

Nr 77.
The so called "elite" are on a "power high", or they are just HIGH on mind altering drugs.....It blows me away!!!Maybe the Dems. and some Republicans should remember the words of ol' Abe.....In fact, I like it so much I am going to post it:"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt." - ... Visa mer-- Abraham Lincoln

Nr 76.
What an arrogant witch, no wonder she is so liked in Mass. NOT


Nr 67.
Frankly, it should be that national guard is deployed to the polls just to make certain that those goods from acron, and seiu, and panthers are warned away. (By the way: None of those groups deserve capitalization)

Nr 53.
Get ready for ACORN to recruit 30,000 Haitians for the revolution....

Nr 78.
I'm really amazed at the devout Catholics who vote liberal! Here they are, professing their belief in Catholicism and yet voting for the party that supports unrestricted abotions!! I just don't get it!! One of my inlaws is Catholic and yet always votes democrat!!! How does that work anyway???

Nr 79.
I hope you win! Mass needs you!!!

Nr 80.
@Doug, I'm with you on that question. I read a post by a Catholic who wondered how any Catholic would be right-wing. Then she went on about JFK being Democrat. Most of us realize JFK would in all probability be anything but a socialist democrat of today.

Nr 81.
It's great to see the people paying attention!

Nr 82.
Wow. That's a lot of comments. I got nothing more to add. Ok. I do.... She also refused to prosecute a child sex offender as the DA. How does someone like this even move up in the ranks. Wake up MA!!! You can change the image of your state in one election. Next we need a Mitt/ huckabee ticket (in any order)!!!

Nr 81.
That is exactly what our political system says is ok... If you or your family are politicaly connected then it's ok for you to do wrong. Ie: no paying taxes, sexualy abusing women, disregarding the constitution, etc. It is because we became complacent that we find our country in this position today!We, The American People, have to be relentless in... Visa mer our personal fight against the same type of tyrany we fought so hard to seperate ourselves from during the FIRST American revolution. This my friends, should be the start of the second. This election in Mass. on Tue. will let us know if people are waking up!

Nr 83.
Right on Nr 3. Haitians will be coming here!!!

Nr 53.
People of MASS? Get your act together, because YOUR votes has ruined this country. Kerry and Kennedy? ENOUGH SAID...

Your's truly ;=)
Context, context." Text without context is pretext."

Nr 84.
what a horses ass.

Nr 85.
Hey, Martha, I got one for ya..."Devout Socialists should not work in government!"

Nr 86.
It's time lying politicans bite their lips, and maybe the venomthey have been spitting out will make them so sick, they will just become weak and will fall from power...We can hopecan't we?????

And this is only 36 out of 96…

Another Post from the same lady: Poster through PP:
Obama, Dems cut deal to exempt union health care from taxes Washington Examiner www.washingtonexaminer.com
The White House has agreed to concessions in its health care legislation aimed at sparing union workers the bulk of a new tax. We have seen tremendous progress over the last couple of days,

NN
Can we exempt bho rahm pelosi jarrett islamists axelrod michelle and soros from the WH?

There are several more.

9 kommentarer:

motheramelia sa...

Goodness Goran, I couldn't possibly read that stuff. I think I would remove her as a "friend" she sounds more like a troll. This kind of hatefulness is very worrisome. I hope and pray that it is just a small part of the population.

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

Yes it's horrible. But I think they are more of them than one would wish for. And I think it's dangerous!

Leonardo Ricardo sa...

They have been given permission to FINALLY spew forth what has always been deeply rooted emotional and spiritual sickness...Fox News, George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld followed the very disturbing advise of Karl Rove and promoted The United States of Pander(ing) to those who think they are ¨conservative¨ but, in REALITY, are dangerous, trapped and terrorfilled bigots. Göran, you´re absolutely correct, these vicious people INTEND to do harm (both overtly and covertly) in the name of FEAR and HATE (it´s quite clear to me that Fundamentalists often HARM and ABUSE themselves and others while drifting into paranoia and insanity).

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

Sadly, you're right. But what really troubles me is that this is dangerous to American Society and may spill off.

BillyD sa...

I think I know who you're talking about. She seems to get around - I saw a similar post on a friend's wall about health care.

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

Yeah. Interesting pnenomenon, isn't it?

A first I thought it was nice, not incarcerating oneself in a small circle, but then she seems quite stuck - un-movable ;=)

But the comments, dear God...

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...
Den här kommentaren har tagits bort av skribenten.
Brad Evans sa...

Martha Coakley ran a terrible campaign. Her own party was ashamed of her.
Kennedy's son has announced his intention not to run again for the House in Rhode Island. Many think he will move to Massachusetts and run to beat Scott Brown in 2012.
And I thought "progressives" didn't like hereditary power!

Göran Koch-Swahne sa...

And you point, dear Brad? You're not even on topic.

Did you even read the post before spewing?

Besides, it's e l e c t i v e power, not hereditary ;=)