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I think it was Neil Young…

I’m sitting in a dense “waiting lounge” at the very efficient Acton Toyota Service Department and Neil Young just dropped in. Yeah, evidently he’s their car rental shuttle driver. Most people don’t recognize him, but I do…

AWOL since August 22 has two explanations… I haven’t been inspired to make stuff up and I’ve been wasting time arguing with the delusional right-wing on a singles message board.

Speaking of the right wing, the RNC has been interesting. And what’s up with the term “red meat?” The bloviating heads covering the conventions use it to describe language used by speakers to fire up the crowd. Like when VP nominee Sarah Palin described her job as mayor of Wasilla as “something like a community organizer, except with real responsibilities…” Something like that. Governor Palin is a V-PILF all right, but as shallow as I am, she’s not hot enough to get my vote, even with her promise that parents of special needs kids would have a friend in the White House if she and Uncle Fester are elected.

Actually, the more I listen to John McCain and ignore the press filtering of him, the more I think he’d make a good president. Aside from the “war on terror,” he doesn’t share much policy position with Dubya and Dick. Still, his support of the Iraq war is a biggie. I don’t give a shit whether he was right about the “surge.” We shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

Another big issue for me is taxes. The right hits Obama by saying “he’ll raise your taxes.” (Btw, that’s a tepid scare tactic compared to what we’ll hear in the next 60 days…) We either need to raise taxes, cut spending, or both. Dubya lowered taxes and then spent like a “tax and spend liberal,” mostly on a destructive war that has enriched his oil constituency by raising the “risk” factor in oil pricing, and corporations like Dick Cheney’s Halliburton through their war profiteering. My point is the cynical Republicans cling to their religion and guns and “no new taxes” pledge, but bury our children and later generations with a national deficit approaching ten TRILLION dollars.

Is that what they mean by “Country First?”

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    You are so right – if you are going to have someone in the White House who stands up for special needs kids they more importantly better be ‘hot enough’ for you to vote for. In fact, that should be true of any woman who attempt to be in a leadership position. That will narrow the field to only the truly worthy.

  2. Anonymous

    Some people can’t take a joke… I think her comments on special needs kids were empty promises and an exploitation of her son. Here’s an example of Republican support of special needs:

    2003 – To provide full funding for the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) over ten years by reducing tax breaks for the wealthiest tax payers.

    NAYs —52
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Allard (R-CO)
    Allen (R-VA)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Bennett (R-UT)
    Bond (R-MO)
    Breaux (D-LA)
    Brownback (R-KS)
    Bunning (R-KY)
    Burns (R-MT)
    Campbell (R-CO)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Coleman (R-MN)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Craig (R-ID)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    DeWine (R-OH)
    Dole (R-NC)
    Domenici (R-NM)
    Ensign (R-NV)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Fitzgerald (R-IL)
    Frist (R-TN)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Gregg (R-NH)
    Hagel (R-NE)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Hutchison (R-TX)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Kyl (R-AZ)
    Lott (R-MS)
    Lugar (R-IN)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Nickles (R-OK)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Santorum (R-PA)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Smith (R-OR)
    Snowe (R-ME)
    Specter (R-PA)
    Stevens (R-AK)
    Sununu (R-NH)
    Talent (R-MO)
    Thomas (R-WY)
    Voinovich (R-OH)
    Warner (R-VA)

    Notice anything?

  3. Anonymous

    Welcome Back! We have no way of knowing what’s happening on the ground without your interpretation of events.

    Signed, Aussies R Us

  4. Anonymous

    Gee Whiz! Are you cynical enough to actually imply that “W” invaded Iraq just so oil companies could make more money? Did you get that idea from song lyrics? Surely you know better. Or did I miss-read something? Even a lefty like you could think of 10 far easier ways to raise oil prices without starting a war. Perhaps some meds to treat your – liberal paranoid conspiracy syndrome – are in order.
    Not surprising then that you sent Obama some cash. Should have put it in that hot stock of yours and help create some jobs.
    You big cry baby! whinning about McCain because he supported the war in the first place. Whaa! Any excuse to support your boy Obamas vain righteousness about the war. By plain reasoning the only people against the war at the time were appeasers like whimpy boy Obama. Appeasers historically are people who want to negotiate their surrender before they fight. Sure, Bushy boy screwed up the peace and dragged the war into a whole new bag of demons. It was a just war for reasons other than WMD. Ultimately having a stable Iraq, and the U.S. seen as “willing to act”, should be good for the entire planet and provide for a net saving of millions of lives over the long haul of history. Lets face it, if Bubba Clinton had some better use for his balls after the first Trade Center bombing, The Saudi Marine barracks, the U.S.S. Cole and the African Embassy bombings, 9/11 probably wouldn’t have happened. But thats vain righteous hindsight isn’t it?
    Peace

  5. fifteenkey

    That was entertaining.

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