Friday, November 10, 2006

Election Questions

Withdrawing from Iraq is the top priority, as this will give the dems the political capital they need for the presidential elections. So, a few questions:

1) How should the US withdraw from Iraq?
2) Will the dems seek the most pragmatic, or the most popular strategy?
3) Will the repugs fight back to keep the war going?
4) Should Congress start an investigation as to who did what and why in regards to the war?
5) Should members of this administration be tried for war crimes?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


I voted this morning. It was pretty painless*, and I got a sticker that read "I Voted"! How exciting.

One strange thing happened. My significant other was voting in the booth next to mine, almost ready to finalize the choices when the machine reset. It returned to the start-up screen, which details how to operate the voting machine. An election official (who was a mere two yards away) was immediately informed , who tried to solve the problem with genuine resolve. He admitted that they had been having trouble with that machine earlier, when they first opened shop. The official called the main office, and the guy that answered was not very helpful.

"He hung up on me!" our local official cried. Dialing again, the same person spoke with him for a while, and then asked to speak to my significant other.

"There is no way that voting machine could have shut off." was all he said. The local officials were not helped in any way by the man upstairs. In fact, they only got denials of reality and snide commands.

It was up to the local election officials to allow this disenfranchised voter another opportunity to vote. They eventually succeeded, 15 minutes later, and my significant other emerged with a happy sticker just like mine: "I Voted".

* It took me a total of 2 hours to gather research materials, review them, select candidates, and then vote for them. That's it. 2 hours out of 35040 hours (4 years). How many people throughout history have hoped, wished, and dreamed of a day when everybody can participate in government? What is 2 hours out of 4 years? Such a noble desire, doesn't take but 2 hours, and yet millions of Americans did not go out and vote. Our ancient idealists must be spinning in their graves.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Andransky (asz.cfm) + ferdia (ifb.ccl) outside III

A change of pace from the elections and recent scandals. Please don't watch these if you are prone to seizures.

They may be short videos, but they take a relatively long time to render. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 04, 2006


It's not so much that he had sex with another male, or a prostitute, or even that he did meth; it's that he is one of the biggest proponents for banning same-sex unions in Colorado. I have to wonder, is this guy homosexual and just hiding it, and thus it comes out in these unseemly ways? Or is he just such a control freak that he has to fuck another guy to show just how dominant he is?

Both possibilities lead to more questions. If his righteousness is a front for his homosexuality, how many other xians are suppressing their sexuality? If this is about power, what does it say about the people who attend his services? So we have closet homosexual xians and submissive pack animals as worshipers under an alpha male. Both sound plausible. Both sound disturbing.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Personal Responsibility

Should non-smokers have to pay for the medical bills of smokers in a publicly-funded healthcare system, or should the smokers have to cough up the dough?