Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Why You NEED To Vote

I try to keep the politics off my blog, but what is politics and what is basic human decency? Let me tell you about someone who has no clue what it is like to be a decent person. Vicki Stogdill. Today I had to pleasure to watch someone get schooled on facebook without having to do any schooling. It was glorious. I just sat back and watched the logic bombs drop right and left around Vicki Stogdill. Seems she's pretty heavily armored against logic.

Someone posted a very ill-advised status update. I don't think she wrote it. It seemed a copy and paste sort of deal. Still, it was offensive. People were offended. More than just the people that commented. Luckily the offended had a voice out there speaking on their behalf. God bless the smart and mouthy people of facebook.

Anyways, back to the lunatic. It's only fair I post the status update that caused the stir. I will not post who said it.

Regarding the mosque near ground zero, I say let them build it. But across the street, we should put a topless bar, called "You MECCA Me Hot". Next to that, a gay bar called "The TURBAN Cowboy" and next to that, a PORK-Rib restaurant called "IRAQ o' Ribs", a check cashing center called..."IRAN out of Money"! Now let's see who's really tolerant! Repost if you agree...

I'm leaving other comments out of this. None of the other commenters are running for office. None are trying to vote and speak on your behalf. Just know that people said logical things. Things that my readers don't need explained. I know you are all smart. I mean you read my blog. That's my first clue. Things about all religions having extremists and not all Muslims are out to get us. Logic bombs. You know.

    • Vicki Stogdill love it!
      6 hours ago
    • Vicki Stogdill
       ‎ the difference between "lumping all Muslims" together or blaming all of them for the acts of the terrorists on 9/11/01 - and doing so with another religion (such as a Christian religion) is that THEIR RELIGION CALLS FOR THE MURDER OF ALL NON-MUSLIM "infidels." Yes, all Muslims who continue to practice that religion share in part of the blame for the hate that was carried out on America that day. [recall the dancing in the streets of muslim countries that day?].....they didn't do the act -- but they and their religion condone and promote violence against non-muslims. Christian religions and the Holy Bible call for love and peace.....I'd say that's a big difference...and building a Mosque with 100 miles of Ground Zero is higly offensive to me. I'd say America needs to ban all building of any mosque ever again on American soil. there - how's that for intolerence?

      • Vicki Stogdill  I can't converse with folks who refuse to see facts for what they are. I know more about their religion than you obviously do - so I'm signing off. I'm so sorry you're not tolerant enough to abstain from calling me names.
        about an hour ago

      • Vicki Stogdill guess we'll have to agree to disagree. have a good evening.
        about an hour ago

      • Vicki Stogdill maybe we should all re-read XXXXX's original post -- this was all meant in fun - and we should keep that in mind. lighten up ladies. :-) [if you can't see the humor in XXXXX's post - you're taking this all too seriously! :-)
        41 minutes ago

  • Vicki - Your first response was certainly not in a light tone or fun...That's for sure. Where'd it go by the way?!
    about an hour ago
  • Vicki Stogdill I was just seeing what kind of reaction I would get from XXXXX. I realize now that she is not tolerant of tongue-in-cheek remarks, so I removed them.

Yep. Totally tongue-in-cheek guys! I mean, you can tell. That is straight up tongue-in-cheek that Muslims should not be able to build a Mosque in America. Jokes. You know, Vicki. She's such a kidder!

The name she was called was bigot. That would be like me being angry at being called caucasian. I'm caucasion, she's a bigot. It's something both of us will have to come to terms with.

I wish stupid people couldn't speak. As long as we're all going around talking about taking away people's rights I'd like to take away the right for stupid people to speak. That would be my political platform and that is why I will not be running for any sort of office. And the "lighten up, ladies" take your condescending ass off of my internet! Don't come anywhere near my internet! I AM INTOLERANT OF STUPIDITY! And do you want to know why people are taking this seriously? Because it's freaking serious that's why! People are having their rights taken away and it's serious and you are running for office! SERIOUS.

When did people become so proud of hate and ignorance? It's truly astonishing. If you'd like to know more about Vicki Stogdill, her opponents and her district I'll lay that all out for you below. Just like when I go off on a Kanye-loving rant, I'll be back to my regular foolishness soon.

Her district is here: District 64
Her opponents are:
Janet Peterson, incumbent Democrat. Her page is HERE.
Dan Kennedy, Republican challenger. His page is HERE.
Her website is HERE.


k.a. barnes said...

Good for you! This chick sounds like a grade-d nimrod azz-face.

A lot of things bother me about the world today, but people being PROUD of their stupidity and intolerance is something I just can't wrap my head around. I know we live in a world where calling someone an Einstein is an insult, but good grief. When did the stupid mean kids start calling the shots??

Tiffany said...

This is a good example of:
"Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

She would have been better off being regarded as a fool. I'm surprised her uncensored comments are on Facebook, while she's running for office. Wow.

Liz said...

OMFG> She is a crazy lady, scary, and crazy. How is it that these bigotted morons get to run for public office??? yikes. I know I am not american and can't come out and vote against her, but dude, I would if I could.

Leigh said...

I found her remarks completely distasteful. Not only did she inadvertently stereo type a minority but also encouraged the stereo type of the conservative party as well as anyone else who opposes the building of the mosque. A lesson in Public Relations would do her some good.

Now with all that said, I think that building a mosque (or any religious temple) at ground zero is distasteful. I will go on to explain why. 911 was the outcome of twisted extremest religious views. Al-Quaida attempted to separate our country by inflicting fear and anger which ignited new racial religious and political prejudices... A place (ground Zero) that felt so much suffering deserves peace. There is no place for anything other than that there. Keep all churches and politics away from the site in order to uphold the peace. The men women and children that died there deserve nothing less.

"Peace comes with sacrifice". -Anon

and but ultimately its up to the mosque leaders to decided.

"One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force." - David Borenstein

I apologize for the long comment, Thought provoking post Kasey! :)

Tiffany said...

I agree w/Leigh, only peace should be there.

Reverend Awesome said...

No need to apologize for a well thought out comment!
Thank you for taking the time to do so.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

people like that make me DRINK

Reverend Awesome said...

I would be drinking anyways, but she's a good reason to drink more!

Anonymous said...

This is the same lady that got all over my case for correcting misinformation about Obama's approval numbers. I have also seen her say she was leaving the conversation more than one time. Either way, Janet Peterson is her complete opposite — a great friend with a good head on her shoulders and a wonderful state rep.

Meredith said...

I was so excited when Scott told me that you got a screen capture of this. Awesome.

Reverend Awesome said...

We were all glued to the comment thread. Glued and angry. Then you and Claire came up in there talking your logic. That was pretty awesome! We loved it.

It's still hard to believe someone would be that proud of being a bigot. Oh I forgot, she was just trying to get a rise out of someone...

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