Monday, July 28, 2008

Comments galore

Eh, I'm leaning toward the letter being a fake, but either way, it's been interesting watching the soap opera.

But as for this particular commenter:
You people are insane.

FYI, every single "town hall meeting" ever held by George Bush, as candidate or president, was staged. Audiences were prescreened and handpicked and questions were scripted. There is ample documentation of the secret service preventing citizens who were not invited from attending his appearances, lest he get a question he couldnt answer.

You anti-Obama folks rank among the most ignorant, paranoid, and dishonest idiots I have ever seen. We are all dumber for having read your dribble. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.
So, let me make sure I understand this....every single town hall meeting? Every one? Every presentation he made as president? Not one person who disagreed with him was allowed to be present? Man, talk about paranoid, you really think that the Republicans are that powerful that they can keep folks who disagree with or who would ask a difficult question from addressing President Bush? They can't even win elections in districts where they've not lost in 60 years, but you think they can control that? Obviously you give them way more credit than the rest of us do.

And it's 'drivel', not 'dribble'. L2Write.

Finally, "You Anti-Obama people blah blah blah". So, because I disagree with the idiotic policies that the Obamessiah has chosen to follow, I'm ignorant, paranoid, and dishonest according to you.

How about I just disagree with allowing the government to make decisions for everyone in the country? How about I don't want to see my taxes increase 100%? How about I don't want to see the government screw up the health care system and turn it into a VA for everyone? How about I'd prefer not to return to the days of Jimmah Carter and his "turn down the thermostat, wear a sweater, and drive 55" philosophy?

I think it is you sir/madam who is ignorant, paranoid, and dishonest. You didn't have the balls to post your email OR a website where you regularly post nor did you email me with your concerns so that we could have an open and honest debate. Perhaps you are afraid you couldn't hold a candle to my amazing intellect (probably true), but at least give yourself a chance!

Anyway, that's what's going on in blogland today boys and girls....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Letters from the front

As the media continues to fawn over Obama in all his glory, consider a letter from one of the troops that was there when the Obamessiah visited Afghanistan:
Hello everyone,

As you know I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to 'The War Zone'. I wanted to share with you what happened.

He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram.

As the Soldiers where lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn't say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell(pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service.

So really he was just here to make a showing for the American's back home that he is their candidate for President. I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way over here you would thank those that are providing the freedom that they are providing for you.

I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheer leaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be the President of the United States. I just don't understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief. It was almost that he was scared to be around those that provide the freedom for him and our great country.

If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry but I wanted you all to know what kind of caliber of person he really is. What you see in the news is all fake.

In service,
CPT Jeffrey S. Porter
Battle Captain
TF Wasatch
American Soldier
Even if 10% of what he says is true, it's enough to put some question into this photo-op of a trip.

Don't believe him? How about the members of Obama's own fawning masses complaining about photo-ops and fake interviews?

Thursday, July 03, 2008

The 'common man'

Ok, so this is going to sound snooty, even elitist, but just work with me here and let me explain.

As I sat in McDonalds today, across from the Belle Tire where my truck was being worked on, I couldn't help but overhear (no I wasn't eavesdropping, these people don't understand "inside voices") a conversation between one McDonalds worker and a manager.

worker: "Are you going to vote in the fall?"
mgr: "No"
worker: "Have you ever voted?"
mgr: "No"
worker: "Wouldn't you vote for Hillary if she was VP?"
mgr: "Of course I would, she's a woman and I know she'd be good"
worker: "But you're not going to vote for Obama?"
mgr: "No, he stole the election from Hillary. She should have gotten it because she has experience and he just came in and stole it by lying to everyone about how good he'd be"
worker: "lying?"
mgr: "He just lies. He lies about everything. Medical care for everyone, stole that from Hillary."
worker: "What about McCain, don't you want to vote against McCain, he's just an old white guy and hates black people and mexicans anyway, I'd think you'd want to vote for Obama just for that"
mgr: "Nah, I don't care, it doesn't matter to me anyway, no matter who it is, they're going to screw everyone anyway"

It should be noted that the manager was a black woman, probably in her low 30's and the worker a young, white male, probably high teens, early 20's.

Seems like the worker had no clue, the manager at least acknowledges that politicians tend to hose everything up, no matter their good intentions.

But what got me was that the worker couldn't come up with anything of any logic as part of his argument for her to vote for him, other than McCain hates blacks/mexicans. I'm not sure how John McCain feels about minorities, but I certainly doubt highly that he hates them. Considering he may have cost himself the presidency based upon his stance on immigration (we'll see) last year, I don't think he hates mexicans. And he and his wife have adopted a daughter from Bangladesh. While that's not a black person, in the traditional definition of one, she certainly is a person of color, and I have to say that shows some level of tolerance, or at least a lack of hatred toward persons of color. So, perhaps it's Mr. McCain that needs to set up a website to debunk the lies and rumors about him, rather than Obama, since it certainly seems like those have grabbed a hold of the consciousness of common man moreso than the "Obama is a muslim" rumors.

It also seems to support my theory that if you don't know WTF you're talking about or WTF the candidates stand for, you shouldn't f-ing bother to vote. All these "vote or die" campaigns make me crazy. Why in the WORLD would we want some ignorant idiot, who doesn't bother to educate themselves about the facts, to vote on the leader of the free world. I'm not saying that folks shouldn't be allowed to vote, I'm just saying that there shouldn't be campaigns out there telling everyone that they should cast their votes no matter how enlightened they are about the candidates positions. That only leads to votes like "well I'm voting for Obama because he's black" or "I'm voting for McCain because Obama is black"....or the "I voted for Hillary because she's a woman"...jesus, I'm sure that's what the founding fathers envisioned when they pictured their country in 200 years.

Or not....