Thursday, August 28, 2008

Who is Winning?

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Suddenly it's a tight race.

Thursday, August 21, 2008



This election is driving me nuts.  I spent most of the primary season pulling for a candidate I thought was actually qualified for the job.  And, now I spend the general election season nonplussed by one candidate and really spooked out by the other.

I can't get excited about John McCain.  I think, in the end, I will vote for him... but I'm waiting with bated breath to see whom he chooses as the next VPOTUS (read: please pick Mitt).  He certainly seems to be the most qualified out of the two candidates.

But, every time I talk to my friends, I am blown away by intelligent people who talk about Barack Obama as the next political saviour (yes... the "u" was intentional).  I mean, seriously: who is this guy?

I cannot see any thing in his background that qualifies him to be President of the United States of America---the leader of the free world (yes... that title still applies).  He has no business experience, he has no real record of leadership or organization, and he hasn't really accomplished anything of note in the political world.

Please... somebody with a brain explain to me why he should be President (NOT why you are going to vote for him).

His economic policy prescriptions are miserable and misinformed.  His attitude toward business owners (small and large) is so condescending it is almost laughable.

Now, I do not go as far as some members of my family in calling him evil.  I tend to think that Barack Obama is an honest and well-meaning man.  The fact that he smokes cigarrettes does not really help his case, but I don't believe he is lying (like both Clintons and an Edwards before him).

He's not dishonest... but I do think everything he believes about how this country works is WRONG.  All his commercials about windfall profits and John McCain's homes are so trite and filled with the rhetoric of class warfare.  His wife is even MORE socialist (which is why she is "home" just "tending the kids"... instead of on the road making a fool of herself).

I have some serious ideological issues with Obama.  I thought I could vote for him... once.  I even donated $50 to his campaign (because I wanted him to beat Hillary).  But, I think I'll end up voting for John McCain.

Here's hoping for a McCain-Romney ticket.  In that case, Romney can't lose.

That is all.


Friday, August 08, 2008

A very intelligent moderate in the land of crazy nutball liberals... somehow she becomes a Neo-Con

Horatio's Land of Joy has been somewhat slow for the recent past... and I finally found something worth ranting about today. I have a friend who is going to school in Australia (the long, complicated story as to why she ended up at school in Australia is simply not worth the time to explain it).

She e-mailed me the following:

So I thought about you today while I was sitting in class. The teacher said that the war on Iraq was a Hot War that kind of had no cause and wasn't a deep rooted conflict. So I said - well it did start on American Soil. That was a no-no I guess.

Holy S. H. swear word!!! Some freakin turkish girl YELLED at me and started flippin out about how it's not funny for me to make comments like that and how my opinion is inflammatory and not appropriate and then she said asked if the teacher could please say that I am not allowed to say things like that because people in Iraq have now died and she basically asked for the class to burn me at the stake. But i guess the Americans who died on 9/11 don't count right? All I said was "It started on american soil" - that was it. I didn't realize that was an opinion or that it would infuriate members of my class. It wasn't just her - everyone agreed with her - it was the whole class against me. I didn't say a single word after "soil" and even when they were tirading I kept my mouth closed ... but for real ... omgosh.

You have more international experience than I do ... Did I miss a key "Hate America" book that I should have read before I moved here? I thought about you because you would just LOVE the people in my classes. lol. I know I'm not super Republican - but these people make me feel like a neo-conservative freak. Apparently if you don't hate america than everyone hates you. They get pissed at the "If you're not with us you're against us" yet they have the SAME attitude - if you aren't with them against america - you are against them.

And, with that... my blood was boiling.

That was a funny answer out of a girl whose country nearly started wars with Iraq on numerous occasions... because they completely mistreat the Kurdish segment of their population, and their brother-kurds all want to unite and take their precious highlands. I mean, we're talking MAJOR human rights violations. But, of course... it's all our fault. We had no cause to go to war.

I LOVE how the most professed-to-be-tolerant people try to shut people up when they have a different opinion. You're starting to get a taste of why I dislike the current liberal ideology... once they start yelling, it ends up being pretty shallow. I mean, liberal ideology has some very valid points... and a theory that is supposed to help the more helpless segments of society. But, somehow that ideological segment has gone really elitist, snobbish and shallow (which is ironically what they accuse conservatives of being).

My poor friend is in the most liberal atmosphere (a university) in one of the most liberal countries in the world... so a moderate here ends up feeling like a neo-con there. 

So, if Turkey freaks out again in her class... she should just say:
"Excuse me... just because you don't agree with me doesn't mean you can ask the authority to shut me up. We're not in your motherland any more, sister!"
And, if she does do that... I hope she gets video. I'd love to see that.  I will post it on the blog.

In short, never be ashamed to stand up for America. Yep, we have some issues. But, we are also the only "imperialist" country that has never seized any land from our "conquest." On the contrary, America stays on the dangerous lines and keeps protecting for decades to come. Our military protects so many people who don't carry our passport... but we still get slapped around for doing it. And, we prove over and over and over that when things get crazy (and 3000 people die in terrorist attacks) America is a sleeping lion ready to roar. And when we are done with our operations, we return home and sit quietly until somebody pisses us off.

The truth is... Saddam was a VERY dangerous man. And, his sons (and likely successors) were even worse. I mean, we're talking REAL evil. And, Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy said "The real weapon of mass destruction in Iraq was Saddam Hussein... and we found him."

Maybe the Iraq war reminded the rest of the world just how impotent they are: they are bitter now because they realize that they couldn't hold a candle to the US Military.  In fact, they have outsourced their entire protection to us.

In the words of Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men: "You need me on that wall."

Because, our military operation and takeover of Iraq was a truly beautiful thing. We dropped the ball after that, but I think we freaked some people out when we swept into Baghdad (see Libya for more details).

That is all.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

"I'll see you at the debate, bitches."

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This is one of the funnier pieces I've seen of political commentary in a long time... yep... a long time.

Enjoy Paris Hilton for President.

That is all.