I am not a political person. I have Conservative beliefs but I see aspects on both sides that I agree with. I believe that everyone has the right to their own opinions. I rarely get into political discussions. I typically think that one side is just as bad as the other and, for the most part, they are all crooks, thieves, and liars. I hate when they get on TV and talk over each other and call each other names when their side is doing the exact same thing as the other. I could go on and on about how politics gets on my nerves.
One of the things that I hate the most about politics is when news organizations try to dig up info on the politician's past just so they can attack it. What's worse, though, is when they attack the politician's family.
While reading my feed this morning, I saw a post from Carrie at Carrie with Children that caught my eye. Apparently, there is a political gossip site called Wonkette. I am NOT going to link to this trash but you can look it up if you want. Anyway, a writer (I won't give him the privilege of metioning his name) wrote an article about Sarah Palin. I have my own issues with Sarah Palin and I am not a supporter of hers. The problem with this article, though, was that he wasn't talking about Sarah Palin, he talked about her son, Trig, who has Down Syndrome.
This moron wrote:
"What's he dreaming about? Nothing. He's retarded."
For the life of me I don't understand what would make him think that this statement was funny or acceptable. If you want to make fun of Palin that is fine but what kind of person makes such a derogatory comment about a child?
I say one with a very small moral compass.
Advertisers are pulling from Wonkette and there is a peitition on Change.Org asking for an apology.
Please sign this petition from
Change.org asking Wonkette to Apologize for Mocking Down Syndrome.
Carrie has an adorable baby girl, Molly, who just happens to have Down Syndrome. These types of statements not only hurt the Palin family but they hurt all families who have children with a disability. My heart hurt for Carrie when I read this ignorant statement and I immediately wanted to ask you to sign this petition.