Monday, November 06, 2006

Some rambling thoughts....

This past weekend it was Kemp's turn to work magic on the Weekly Rewind and he did a brilliant job as always! But I just had a few things that have been rolling around inside my head that are just screaming to see the light of day. Lucky for you I thought I would throw a few of these out here into the blogosphere....

  • First off, I just gotta take a second and give a literal scream in response to the constant bombardment of negative political ads that assault me during the morning and evening news broadcasts. Here's an idea, how about an ad where instead of telling lies about your opponent, you actually tell the truth about yourself?! I think the last time I saw an ad like that it was a parody on SNL….pretty sad. Republican or Democrat both sides are guilty of this and the American public has to take a stand or this will never change.
  • With over 100 servicemembers killed, this October became the fourth deadliest month for American Troops since the war began. As a veteran myself, my continuing comment is that this is tragic and sad.
  • I still don’t get it. Am I the only one who finds it disturbing that the White House has 'regular' conference calls with various religious leaders....?? Not only that but they are categorized as 'advisory' conference calls..?? Separation of church and state? It seems like the church is setting (or at least influencing policy for the state....
  • The Bush administration is now targeting unmarried adults up to age 29 as part of its abstinence-only programs. Ok, I am going on the record right now as saying that this has not worked in the past and will not work now. Singles have had and will continue to have sex especially in their 20’s, that is just what they do… Maybe they should spend the money and resources to develop an abstinence-only program for evangelist leaders?
  • Are the conservatives really that stupid or do they just not think before they say something stupid? More top conservatives try to back away from Bush’s Iraq policy. House leader Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) told CNN this past week, “What’s happening in Iraq is not a direct reflection on me.” Wait, hold on, keep that thought......So I guess your prior support for the failed Iraq policies of the administration were not a reflection on you either?
  • Sometime you gotta love Jimmy Kimmel. After the administration jumped on John Kerry (D-Ma) for his ill-stated comments last week, Jimmy had this to say on his late night talk show. "I think it's important to note that nobody hates the troops more than decorated war hero John Kerry. We're all very, very lucky that we have draft-dodgers like George Bush and Dick Cheney to point that out to us." You know I would send copies of that to George and Dick but I don't think they would get the fact that the joke is on them.
  • The White House announced that Dick Cheney is going hunting on election day. I am sure the Secret Service will be wearing kevlar vests as they promise to take one for the V.P., and not take one FROM the V.P.

Well that's all I will foist upon you at this time. Tomorrow is the mid-terms and just think, on Wednesday morning we can all wake up knowing that we will not be assaulted by negative ad after negative ad.

We can also wake up knowing that the conservative stranglehold on the congress will be over.

As for the claims that if democrats take control that they will raise taxes. Well if the Bush tax cuts are not extended some may see that as a tax increase.

However smart people will see it as a return to the status quo of how things were when Bush took office.

You know, when the country actually had a surplus instead of a large out of control deficit, and also when the economy was actually know interest rates AND gas prices were low.

So when you go to the polls tomorrow ask yourself, are you better off now then you were before Dubya stole the White House? If you take an honest and unbiased look at your life, you know the answer is no.

Be good, stay informed….later

Oh yeah, don’t forget to vote tomorrow…it’s important.

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