Friday, October 31, 2008

So, I really don't care for Halloween...

Something about honoring an ancient Celtic death festival doesn't seem quite right. Hm. Maybe that's just me. But I hope you all have a lovely day nonetheless :)


Monday, October 27, 2008

So what does Obama think of the Constitution?

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"I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and that the framers had that same blind spot. I don't think the two views are contradictory to say that it was a remarkable political document that paved the way for where we are now and to say that it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day."

I can't speak for the absolute validity of this clip. The statements were supposedly made in 2001, so I might not be the first person to hear of this. I was just blindsided, though. Not by his criticism of American policies - and I think slavery, really, was what he was referring to - because I don't have a problem with someone criticizing something they seek to fix. What blows me away is how he uses the past tense. How he refers to the foundation of our God-given rights as merely a "political document". It's crazy.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

On a Cold, Rainy Day in Florida

But, alas, I cannot think of one. So it stays.
(Aha! I can think of cleverer titles, it just takes doing some laundry.)

Wow, I should really post more, right? Don't boo all at once, now :P. Haha, only kidding, but it does seem that my lack of activity has dwindled down my readership to one or two lonely souls. Ah, well. Some updates.

First of all, I just spent most of the day scrubbing my shower with bleach, so I'm a bit short of breath from the fumes, and quite tired as well. Which means, of course, that I can't be blamed for anything stupid I say! I should spend time with bleach fumes more often.

Did anyone watch the third-party debate last night on C-Span? Since I don't have cable, I was resigned to watching it online. I did enjoy what little I saw between the five minute freezes that the player went through periodically. No, but for those of you who didn't see it; you can view it here. It wasn't a full debate, because only two of the four candidates attended: Ralph Nader and Chuck Baldwin. Nader should've just shut up and let Baldwin speak. I appreciate him standing up to the two-party monopoly, but he didn't speak like someone who was actually trying to win. And since he's been running since before I was born, I really don't think he is. Anyway, Baldwin did an excellent job articulating his points and avoiding being interrupted by the rather verbose moderator. What did you guys think of the debate?

After the debate, C-Span showed a poll for the third-party candidates, and interstingly enough, Baldwin was excluded. They showed the polling numbers for Barr, McKinney, and Nader, and excluded Baldwin; even though he was one of two who actually bothered to show up there. For those of you who've been active for Ron Paul, this kind of stuff isn't any surprise, but it is maddening. Nonetheless, I have the confidence that Baldwin, who recently picked up Ron Paul's endorsement, will be recognized by any educated voter as the only reasonable choice - third-party or otherwise. Baldwin '08!

Ok, enough of that. I suppose I could include some non-personally-identifying updates about myself. I'm currently finishing up my last semester at the Junior College that I've attended for nearly two years, and planning to transfer to the local University to continue my pre-law studies. I turned 18 over the summer! (Sorry, you can't know the exact date... my mom would definitely scold me for putting it online ;P). I can actually vote this year, and that's awesome, even though I do get lectured on a regular basis for "wasting my vote" by not voting for the McCainiac. Oh well. It's still awesome. I'm also continuing to stay active on a local political level, with the Ron Paul meetup group, as well as with the local Republican party (that whole being lectured about McSame thing...)

Oh yes, and I attended Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic back in September, which was absolutely amazing (I don't think I've talked about that here, have I?) I met the good doctor himself, as well as Aimee Allen, Adam Kokesh and others. For those of you outside the Ron Paul spectrum who have no idea who I'm talking about, check them out. Pretty awesome people.

But anyway, I think this has been one of my most scattered posts ever. I blame it on the fumes! It's a good excuse for now. (Un)fortunately, I must close now, so my rambling has come to an end. And yes, I know I've said this a bazillion time, but I'll try to stop by my readers blogs more often.

See you guys soon!

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Call your Senators today!

From Dr. Ron Paul:
Action Alert

Congress must not bail out the failed banks! This is an unconscionable violation of the public trust. We encourage everyone to contact their congressmen and let them know that the continued looting of the American taxpayer for the benefit of corporations is wrong and must stop.

Together we can mobilize to change our politics and our nation, but it begins with you.

Contact Congress NOW!

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