Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What Are You Afraid of?

Friends, enemies, conservaties, liberals and all those subject to mass media, allow me to avert your gaze.

In regards to the charade...errr...election process, this guy isn't important. I'm not afraid of this guy's views or speeches and neither should you be afraid or even offended.

This guys scares the heebeejeebees out of me.

To a certain extent she scares me.

Back to this guy.

I'm not particularly attached to any of the remaining candidates, but I can't help but notice how no one looks at the big picture. Rev. Jeremiah Wright exhibited this week that religion and politics are like peanut butter and jelly, its just too bad that the bread is stale. Meaning that even when both disciplines can work together there is a bigger problem that neither can solve. Also, if I had a nickel every time an overzealous man of faith said something absurd or which held little evidence of being true I'd be wealthy enough to finance the war in Iraq and still have enough left over to fund a revolution in Iran. What really matters is from whom are our representatives are taking "advice" and for most it is not their constituents.

Zbigniew Brzezinski was foreign policy adviser to Jimmy Carter in the 70's, one of the biggest Cold War hawks and currently is listed as Obama's senior foreign policy adviser. If I was running a campaign founded in change, I wouldn't enlist someone who is so verse in doing things the old way as ole Z Bigs. The old way meaning, using smaller weaker countries as a playground for our own benefits. There are other reasons this guy should be feared and monitored, but I'll save those for another day.

Which is more frightening? Wright suggesting that AIDS was created to kill blacks and that our actions overseas brought terrorist attacks upon ourselves. Or this chestnut from Brzezinski: " I encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot. I encouraged the Thai to help the DK (Democratic Kampuchea). The question was how to help the Cambodian people. Pol Pot was an abomination. We could not support him but China could."

The cost of that indirect support was 1.5 million dead Cambodians. Foreign policy like this goes back to the CIA helping to overthrow the socialist Salvador Allende in Chile with the backing of corporations like Ford. Thanks to that interference Chile would come under control of the military dictator Pinochet...and the rest my friends is history. History if you don't remember is events of the past that led to the present. Change would mean doing away with people and ideas that have led to such atrocities, not making them your senior foreign policy adviser. I won't even go into Z Bigs undying hate for the Soviet Union, who by the way hasn't exactly been declining in power or importance in recent years.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney stated that his greatest fear was that the US would become the France of the 21st century. Meaning that we would go from a super power, to merely a power. I understand that being a super power allows you certain privileges and to keep said privileges you have to make tough decisions. I enjoy living in this country and I'm a proud citizen, but we have to change in many ways and frankly I don't see it in any candidate this election. I would like to quote every infomercial: "There Has to Be a Better Way!"

For the record: Come November I will once again be casting a vote for the lesser of two evils. If this means Clinton or Obama then so be it. They may offer a change from the old regime, but what kind of change are we talking really? Maybe the biggest change we should provoke is the manner in which we evaluate the people who represent us

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A First Time for Everything

Doing two things right now that I haven't done before.

1. I'm currently having an allergic reaction to antibiotics. I almost broke into tears this week during a rare trip to the dentist. Got my first fill-in, no biggie, but I also might need a root canal. What am I 80? Doctors and dentists are like mechanics. You have to take them at their word. Physicians are a little tricker, because if you delay the repair of your CV joint you will end up with a car that sounds like a rattlesnake. If you delay the filling of cavities, they shove needles in your face.

2. I'm voluntarily watching NASCAR for more than 30 seconds. This is the third year I've been in a fantasy NASCAR league and I have to admit its a lot of fun. With 2 laps to go my boy Carl Edwards is in the lead and Jeff Gordon gave up the panties about 100 laps ago. While writing that sentence, the race ended...Carl Edwards What!?!?

Well...thats it. I've been in bed/bathroom all day and I figured I needed to do something constructive...I'll let you know when that happens.