August 29th, 2008

the soap box

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Bah, I think I'm about fed up with politics at this point. Even the Consumerist got into it this morning and I ended up writing the following rant in response to their post about what Obama was promising consumers and the ensuing "Obama sucks, he's a socialist, nobama, etc.... comments from the peanut gallery.

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Well, let me put it this way. I can't think of a single positive thing McCain has said during this entire election. I was talking to my folks about this last night and what I hear from Obama is

"All of us need to be involved in fixing this mess we're in, here is what I want to try and do"

and all I hear from McCain is

"Obama is too inexperienced, he can't do it. Vote for me and I'll do thi... umm... I was a POW"

So many people seem to be hell bent on attacking Obama and yet I don't hear anything about what McCain genuinely expects to do to make things better. All that comes out is BS about how terrible Obama's ideas are and crap designed to scare us. Morons who play the "OMG, Hussein, is he related to Saddam? Oh Noes!" card, idiots who parrot the "hollow suit" line, folks who talk about how he doesn't have experience but then give McCain a pass on all the things he's done while acquiring his "experience." Come on, he gets credit for being in congress for so many years but it's ok that he cheated on his wife and left her when he traded up to Cindy because that was so long ago? He was involved in some shady financial shenanigans years ago, but it's been so long ago that it's ok? Oh and he was a POW. Experience goes both ways. Obama hasn't even been alive long enough to do some of the crap McCain did, and yet that experience makes McCain better?

End of the day, I want to know why I should vote for the adulterous bitter old man instead of the guy who's at least appealing to our collective better natures. Why do I want to vote for the guy who trades in fear and doubt about what the other guy CAN'T do instead of the guy who's trying to win by talking about what we CAN do.
*gasp*

Palin?

Ok, now I'm really tired of this election (seriously, wake me up when early voting starts), but I have one question.

Do any of you find his selection of Palin to be a rather offensive example of pandering? Seriously, I'm actually offended (for the entire country) that he picked her out of all the other options (male and female) out there. I mean, a former beauty queen with less experience than Obama? To me it seems like he has effectively redefined pandering forevermore. Now, when you look it up in a dictionary, it'll show this as The Example.

So, does anyone else think this is a pretty offensive gesture (particularly women and those who supported Hillary)?

Poll #1250265 Palin-drone

How do you feel about McCain's selection of Palin?

It's offensive and pandering
10(66.7%)
It's just dumb
2(13.3%)
It's a really good move
0(0.0%)
Wow, she has ovaries, now I'm voting for McCain!
3(20.0%)


Please feel free to post comments, I'm really really curious to know what folks think.
typing monkey

In other, non-news

DirecTV came through and delivered my DVD player yesterday. It's nothing spectacular, but it was free. The real test is going to be Sunday when they do the HD installation.

Oh, and I just noticed the web interface post thingy has an option for inserting images.

One quick test:



Heh, cool.

(I'm trying to avoid installing too much stuff on the my work computer so, to date, I'm using the web interface for posting to LJ)