Lately, I’ve been having a bit of a writer’s block. Not because I can’t think of the words, but I don’t like any of the topics. I’m here for politics. And what is the main focus of politics right now? The economy. Sometimes, I just get so goddamned bored hearing the same thing over and over and OVER again!
So, let’s try a mish-mash of themeless writing, shall we? A virtual collage of sorts.
I live in Florida, near the Villages actually. You know what that is? It is the largest retirement village in the country and “America’s Friendliest Hometown” or so they say. It is also arguably the most conservative town in Florida, most likely because of all of the wealthy retirees. But The Villages is probably most famous for its STD breakout two years ago. I think syphilis was the big one. This may account for some of the poor judgment by residents of the Villages.
Last weekend, Sarah Palin was here. She didn’t take questions, she didn’t give policy information or fight for any particular subject. But man, there were a lot of people there! Obama was in Florida too. He went to Coral Gables and Jacksonville. Today, he’ll be in Dunedin.
Bob Barr was also here. There’s a 2×3 picture of him talking to someone in the local Panera Bread. No article accompanied the photo.
Sarah Palin on the other hand. Well, well, she must have done something extraordinary to have been on the front page of the newspaper 3 days before she arrived and 2 days afterward! 60,000 or so people attended her “speech”. I can only assume syphilis in the tertiary phase accounted for so many Villages residents being lulled by her painful accent. None of the media is reporting on what she said, just how big the audience was. So we can assume she talked about things we need to know, like “Troopergate”, which the jury is still out on. Maybe about rape kits. Not that I’m saying she did it of course, she just happened to be Governor when Wasilla’s residents were charged for their own rape kits. (On a side note, how are you supposed to prove rape without a rape kit? You can’t. So what if you can’t pay for that rape kit? Hmmm…). Someone should really ask her opinion on rape. Since we know, with her position on choice:
Shouldn’t someone just ask her what she thinks about it? My guess is the woman’s “fault” would be implied somewhere in her answer. But, of course, that’s my speculation.
Lacking substance in her speeches isn’t entirely her fault, though. It’s not like the McCain campaign is giving her a chance to actually get out in areas where the vote may be swayed or where everyone is not necessarily on her side. According to the McCain camps’ actions, she could never handle leaving after a speech at the GM plant and having people chant her opponents name, like McCain did
But she’s meeting with foreign leaders this week. The press was denied from any coverage at first, then they allowed cameras in without producers, then with producers but no newspapers or written press, then when the media started to threaten a boycott they were finally all allowed in. But NO QUESTIONS! Her freedom to speak to the media has seriously been lacking.
Campbell Brown has an opinion on Palin handling herself outside of the protective bubble and FINALLY someone in the news says what we’re all thinking:
Organization not being my strongsuit, let’s head back to Florida for a minute, keeping with our themeless mish-mash. Apparently, the RNC and John McCain are trying to confuse residents of Florida by sending them registration cards with fake ID numbers on them. Letters are being sent to democrats telling them they are registered as republicans and asking them to donate to the McCain campaign. This dirty trick has been reported by NPR. Between this and the GOP trying to deny people voter’s rights if their houses have been foreclosed on, I’m pretty sure I understand the debauchery of the 2000 election more and more every day.
And what’s better? We never get to ask questions. Sounds like the treasury bailout proposal written by this guy:
We’re basically hearing, “you have to do this or things will get worse, it’s your only option!”. You think we’d get sick of hearing that after 8 years, but man, we just eat it right up. And we’ve gotten less literate, which is why the proposal for 3 times the amount of money we’ve spent so far on the Iraq War is only 3 pages long. You know it’s good when Section 8 of the proposal says:
“Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.”
Well, that seems fair. Put us on the hook for the government’s errors. Errors that we didn’t question until we started this “mental recession”. After all, we are really just a bunch of whiners anyway, right Phil Gramm? Well, it would seem that we haven’t been this bad off financially since the Great Depression – now, there’s something I never wanted to hear in my lifetime.
My question is, why are we trusting the same people who got us into this mess to get us out? We are just supposed to blindly follow these “leaders” because no one has the balls to stand up to them? No thank you! If I wanted equity in financial institutions, I’d buy their stock. But that’s what we get when our taxes go toward this terrible plan. Everyone’s getting out of the market and this is Ben, Hank and George’s way to force us back into investing with our tax dollars.
Bush is going to leave a legacy alright, and if you’d like to vote for him, go here. Sometimes I just get so tired of being talked to like I’m an idiot, especially by a guy who can’t even say nuclear. Why should we trust him after all he’s done? Why should we trust them with our money after where they’ve brought us? We shouldn’t. We don’t know what they’ll actually do when given free reign. Hell, they’ll just pay people off because the rich just get richer. Except for the people who get laid off, right? Like Carly Fiorina? Oh wait, she got a severance package in the area of $40 million, while 20,000 people were being laid off from HP.
Who are we? We are those 20,000 people left in the dust with nothing but the memories of being had by people we knew we couldn’t trust. And we thought we’d at least have our self-esteem…
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