Friday, October 31, 2008

It's sorta funny when I read these "debates" that we and others have.
At first I felt "less" politically intellectual than most; because honestly a lot of people spew out huge words that each party uses to sound smart yet in the end simply end up as a simple insult.

"Dems, Libs, Reps, Conseratives, Blues, Reds, Bloods, Crips"... Yada, Yada, Yada!
Really?! It's name calling at best. Each invoking a vision of the other that is nasty and in disgust.
I mean really sit back and read it aloud, listen to you, me, us!

When I take my step back it appears that (from our arguments) we actually believe that each party wants to see the country fail! :lol: That is when it hits me, It's simply the most stupid thing I've ever heard of or read.

What truly disgusts me is that anyone even questions the other as "patriotic" and that I, you, they even tolerate such nonsense. I'm sorry, no one gets elected to any office in our country without having some sort of patriotism or at least "perceived" patriotism and ANY government official / representative that suggests different needs to look in the mirror.

Debate after debate, no one ever sounds any different except for a few of us that have no real ties with a party.
Is it so important for people to feel that they "belong" that they are unwilling to actually "listen" when it's truly needed?

Sure, I admit it, I'm a swing vote and most of you can talk me under the table with politics. Does that make me less of a voter?
Actually NO. In fact I think I am lucky to be were I am as I think I have a vantage point from which I see things a tad more clearly.
Each party must "earn" my vote through words and actions and not through an expected loyalty.

I am forced to look, listen and decide to make the best decision for both my country and me, both now and for the future; which is direct contrast to others who may appear to follow a particular party without ever considering other courses of action.

Now I'm not professing that my way is superior in the least, but when reflecting back on my what leads to my final decision; I can rest assured that what I thought was in initial weakness (my lack of political intellect) has given way to has in my opinion become a strength (my willingness to listen, evaluate, and decide based on being open to everything).

My point is that I only hope we all enter the booth on Tuesday making sure that we have really given each argument and information provided it's just dues and that we make our decision without "prejudice" through allegiance.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

With so much to drive you crazy these days, why not some cool images that play all kinds of mind tricks.

I swear these were created by a woman!

For best results, click each to enlarge.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

First an update to my Rotten Apple post. So it turns out that the sensors are still on the fritz, like they might fix themselves. LOL I guess I'll be needing to make an appointment soon to get it fixed, but I'll try to wait until the semester is over so I can use it and I'll just leave the backlighting off for now.

I swear that the more I hear McCain speak the more I can't stand the man and his party. Until just recently I was still in the "undecided" category. What has essentially robbed McCain of my vote is note so much what Barack is saying or doing, but it's wat McCain is saying and doing that is swinging the vote.

Just like our current El Presidente, the man is sticking to his guns despite the overwhelming evidence around him speaking to the contrary. The man faces elimination from the Presidential race and still is failing to adapt to his surroundings to win the fight.

This "My friends" is more of "the same" of what this country has been going through for the past 8 yrs!

My examples you ask? I only have time for one right now.
He continues to pursue the avenue that his tax plan vs. Obama's will have Obama increasing our spending by $1 Trillion while independent studies have been done on BOTH plans and they both look to have spending up by the same amount of debt, approx. $350 Billion. McCain is aware of this as during one debate the host offered this information to both candidates giving them a chance to respond.
While Obama adapted by acknowledging the finding and then hitting on the points of difference between the two plans, McCain went into his speech of Obama's plan to hit $1 Trillion, ignoring the question.

How is that being a Maverick? How is that being agile and ready to lead? A good leader is strong, determined, but most of all has to keep his/her cool under pressure and be able to see through the fog that placed before them.

I think debates need to be just that, a REAL debate. You know, the type questions are not screened so that we can see what kind of leader we'll have when they are "backs to the wall". This is how I want to be able to judge my next leader.

I mean come on Palin won't even stick to a script or answer a question. She has actually preceded a question with, "I'm not going to talk about that, I want to talk about this..." Come on, really?!

Ugh, what a terrible, terrible time to be in the Republican Party, Win or Loose!