Have you guys heard about the blogging grannies? The ones that blog posts with titles like "Maverick My Ass", "BUSH-sht", and "Yep I called her a bitch and I'm not taking it back."
Helen Philpot is an 82-year old Texan grandma and she is pissed. She has a computer and she ain't afraid to use it. And her posts are spreading through the net like wildfire. Because, seriously when was the last time you heard one of our elders tell it like it is like this:
"To Senator McCain I say, with love in my heart, sit down and shut up. You’re beginning to look like an ass and your answers sound like a cross between Barnie Fife and Floyd the Barber. And no matter how many times you start a sentence with “My friends” if you end it with a bunch of stuff that really doesn’t make sense… well eventually someone like me is going to call “bullshit”."
"You just can’t teach an old dog a new trick… even if you put lipstick on it. Change is needed. I know because I am a fat, old dog. For too many years I’ve been eating more pie than I should. Jenny Craig had me doing pretty good for a few years but eventually I started eating pie again. John McCain has been part of the Republican party in Washington for 26 years. It doesn’t matter what he has been saying the last few months, eventually he’s going to eat the party pie again. He’s old. I’m old. That’s what we do. We don’t suddenly switch to salad. "
"Margaret and I are both reading all of the comments and it’s been very exciting to hear from all of you around the world. For those of you who seem to be at odds with my language, all I can say is what I always say to Margaret - even if you watch your p’s and q’s you can still spell bullshit. I promise to write again after the next debate or before that if Rocky and Bullwinkle (aka McCain/Palin) piss me off. "
"I, Helen Philpot, am calling BUSH-shit. The time for change is now. It’s been too long and I don’t have many years left. I’ve had enough."
Amen, sister Helen, a-freakin-men . . .