27 October 2008

John SIDNEY McCain or I can't believe it's not better

I am at a loss here folks.  Is this man Irish, maybe a wee too Irish?  Or... dun dun dunnn is he Australian as his middle name (a derivation of Sydney) might suggest?  Does Johnny boy bow to Almudj ["Rainbow-Snake"] noted as being #1 in the Top Ten of Aboriginal gods?  We want answers J. SIDNEY McCain!

To tell the truth, I don't care if either of the presidential'ish candites bow to Zeus' yellow boxer briefs.  I'd personally like to see someone in the white house with a conscience.  A thoughtful person, one that reads and constructs sentences that are grammatically correct.  I have dreams of a president that can talk to and work with world leaders even when they have ideological differences.  Further, why they hell can't we as a country communicate with our [supposed] greatest threats?!  Will shunning a country for 40 years really bring them to our side of the ideological fence?  Will they really reduce their arms cache?  Are shunned countries really going to realize the U.S. has been silent and question their actions when every other fricken modernized country will talk to them?  NO!  There's the answer, no.  Political shunning doesn't work, never has and never will.  But that's a different post entirely.  That said, I want a president that doesn't shun.  Un-shun.

I have another dream.  I'm dreaming a lot lately, perhaps because I'm tired and nauseated by the final campaigning tactics on all sides of the fence: left, right, middle, 4x4, cross-beam, nail and plank.  I'll say it simply, fear as political tactic sucks.  My lofty and impossible dream is that this will be set aside.  Fear as a motivator advances nothing but hatred, prejudice and/or violence.  Fear of religion, fear of leaders that feel fear, fear of attack, fear of us attacking, fear of those nasty wet stains seen when these politicians stand in crowds of supporters, their sleeves rolled up, tie loosened, waving to the masses "oh wave at me again Mr. Senator!,"  and our common grade prejudicial fear.  Is that not what's on display every time some dimwit writes Barack HUSSEIN Obama or John SIDNEY McCain?  'Look look!  You should be afraid, very afraaaaid, something different here!'  Nice marketing campaign.  Forget all that, I want more content.

Take a look at the candidates fucking economic plans!  Consider their tax plans and how they relate to you and others, see each candidate as a person, contemplate health, sanity, longevity, spirit, soul, character, flexibility, philosophy, campaign promises and a whole host of things I'm not mentioning here.  Screw the candidates political affiliation and don't even think about voting based on a single issue, that's just lame.  Try this just once if you haven't already, it's addicting and I bet you'll do it again: Look at the flaws and abilities of people running for office in any election and decide which individual will lead/run our nation, state, city, municipality, etc. better.  Better!  I want more "Better!"

20 October 2008

Fay on Palin: "I can see Russia from my house!"


See Russia for yourself.

Slate describes in good detail just what is visible and from where.

"Russia and Alaska are divided by the Bering Strait, which is about 55 miles at its narrowest point. In the middle of the Bering Strait are two small, sparsely populated islands: Big Diomede, which sits in Russian territory, and Little Diomede, which is part of the United States. At their closest, these two islands are a little less than two and a half miles apart..."