Talking Heads

I’ve never understood how couples could get married then find out that their value systems and spiritual beliefs were completely opposite.  How could you not know what your best friend thought about life after death?  Or the meaning of life?  Whether sanctification was positional or progressive?

Wasn’t this basic first date fodder?

Unfortunately, most couples aren’t confronted with these important issues until they try raising kids together.  From what I can tell, you can’t return kids. So life changes forever and you’re essentially stuck in this relationship, trying to make the two belief systems work, end up hating each other forever, all because you didn’t talk before you shagged.  Sad, really.

Well, Mark and I talked all the time about our spiritual beliefs.  We never talked about politics.  Never.  Ever

Because who cares about politics?

And then we had kids.  I named mine Barack.  He named his War Monger, I mean, John.

We’ve been seduced by the party conventions.  We even listened to the Fred Thompson throat clearing speech.  Yeah, we’re kind of addicted.

At the end of each speech we spend nearly two hours arguing about how effective the speech was while doing Google searches for more evidence to help support our position…

Marie:  I see what you’re saying.  You don’t want to love the world like Obama would… like Jesus would. 
Mark:  I’m saying he doesn’t have a lot of experience… you can’t ignore that.
Marie:  What I “can’t ignore” is that 90% of our beloved celebrities adore Obama.  How can you go against our celebrities, Mark?  Have you no heart?  Lemme find the YouTube video for you… that’ll change your mind…
Mark:  Well, listen to this… Rush Limbaugh makes some really interesting points…

Rush Limbaugh?  He considers opinions from Rush Limbaugh? 

Who is this man I have married?

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3 thoughts on “Talking Heads

  1. Crystal says:

    Oh Marie. Marie, Marie, Marie. Don’t tell me you’ve been schmoozed by the smooth-talking Obama. And don’t jump to conclusions about my political loyalties, because, believe me, I have none. NONE! I DESPISE politics! So what does Crystal get? A mother who is Dem to the core and a husband who is (no, not a Republican, but) a Dem-hater. He calls them Dumbocrats. And most of the time I could seriously, SERIOUSLY, care less about any of this political BS, but I’m telling you, this campaign scares me. I have only ever voted on a candidate based on my gut. I know that sounds retarded, but let’s face it. One: do our votes “really” count anyway? And two: I DESPISE politics. Therefore, I don’t do a lot of research on the candidates. Why do I vote then? Because I fear being tarred and feathered if I don’t, I guess. [shrug] I just get bad vibes from him is all I’m saying. You absolutely do what your heart tells you, but I’m staying as far away from “that side” this year as I can. (And of course, no offense to you!!) And as far as I’m concerned: THEY ARE ALL CORRUPT.

  2. mckinneyoatescereal says:

    Oh, I’ve been schmoozed. I just haven’t decided if I’m going to vote for him. IF I vote. (I know, blasphemy, right?) I agree with you, it’s hard to believe my vote means anything ESPECIALLY when we live in a pretty much decided McCain state. And I honestly liked McCain almost equally before all this Palin nonsense 😀

    And would you please blog? And I already know that your first post should be a video blog of you two singing to your dog… I need to see this 😀

  3. Crystal says:

    Wow. You should hear my husband talk about her. He thinks it was the greatest idea ever. I just nod my head mostly when all the political talk starts.

    And wow again. If you are anything it is certainly NOT a quitter! I will do my best to start a blog. It could be a resolution of sorts or something like that. (?) But I highly doubt there will be doggy devoted singing involved. At least not in video form.

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