Friday, June 25, 2010

Lou Ann Zelenik must never be elected

From the Tennesseean's politics blog:
Lou Ann Zelenik, a former chair of the Rutherford County Republican Party and a candidate to replace U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon in Congress, says she sup­ports the opponents of a proposed mosque in Rutherford County.
In a statement released this afternoon, Zelenik says the mosque plan is a threat to a nation’s “Judeo-Christian tenets.” She says American Muslims have not separated themselves from “their evil, radical counterparts” and says that until they “find it in their hearts” to do so, “we are not obligated to open our society to any of them.”
"There are those in our society who bow before the throne of political correct­ness, as if it itself were the god that would save our coun try. Those people live in a fantasy world that never was and never will be. Those who cower in silence are equally wrong. The People of Rutherford County all need to stand together and say, 'enough is enough.'"

Clearly, this woman is crazy. She couldn't care less about the Constitution of the United States, and she's likely, based on these statements, an outright racist. Everything I've read or hear her say is borderline batshit crazy, and this is no different.

Anyone who votes for her has no common sense.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Knee update

I made my first foray outside the house other than a trip to the doctor today, going to church and then out to lunch. It was a painful, but worthwhile, experience. I was just so tired of being trapped inside the house. I've been trying to layoff the pain medications because of how groggy they keep me.

The knee is definintely getting stronger. I'm still stuck in the immobilizer, though. And my exercises outside the immobilizer make me incredibly sore. It's amazing how tight the knee is. And the damn staples are itching like crazy. I go back to the doctor on Wednesday, when I hope to lose the immobilizer. I am also supposed to start physical therapy at the end of the week. I am down to one crutch. I hope to be off of them completely in a week or two. I'll give another update after the doctor's appointment on Wednesday.