I’ve never said anything about gun control before. I don’t know why it took the events in Orlando to shake me out of my apathy or whatever it was, but I’m awake now. Improving gun control is important to me in a way it’s never been before. Today’s episode explains what I think we should do about it. I hope you’ll consider getting involved!
President Obama, in his annual turkey pardoning, said he was saving Mac and Cheese (the turkeys) “from a terrible and delicious fate.” Now, as someone who advocates for animals, I’m going to ignore the use of the word “delicious” and focus instead on “terrible” and call this a win for my side.
Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!
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I don’t follow politics as closely as I used to, but then, I don’t have to – politics follow me (no, not just on Twitter). Now more than ever, political ads are everywhere – TV, Radio, Internet, your snail mail and email inbox… there is no escape. Fortunately, knowing who to vote for is easier than ever: the Democrats.
I don’t see any other choice in the matter. I’m a registered independent, and I describe myself as socially liberal and fiscally conservative. These days, I feel that the Republicans want a system of smaller government that attempts to eliminate debt while cutting taxes, interfering in our private lives and telling the poor to fuck off. I know they don’t call it trickle down economics, but the tax breaks they’re calling for is essentially that same theory, which I don’t believe in. I also believe that the rich have done well in the previous decade, so I’m not worried about taxing them – what are they going to do, move to Canada or Europe? I also don’t know why the Republicans are so concerned about gay marriage and gays serving in the military. If folks want to get married, that’s fine – the only evidence I’ve seen against gay marriage is I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. If gays want to serve in the military, that’s fine with me, too – I’m certainly not going to serve. And the Republican’s treatment of the poor and working class is deplorable, as they illustrate every time they wack down health care reform and their awful 1990s welfare ‘reform,’ which Democrats should also be ashamed of. So yeah, the Republicans just don’t work for me. Their idea of success for 2009 and 2010 is doing their best to beat down anything President Obama or a Democrat proposes.
Oh, and their candidates are frightening. Consider:
- Colorado: Republican candidate Ken Buck compared being gay to having alcoholism; he also said that he thought global warming was “the greatest hoax that has been perpetrated.” I think he later said he meant that the idea of global warming being caused by people was a hoax, but still. Oh and the gay/alcoholism comment is imaginative, I’ll give him that.
- Delaware: The Republican candidate is Christine O’Donnell. (This is also awesome.)
That’s just a little taste for you. It’s also important to note that their agenda isn’t an agenda, but it does have nice pictures. [link to ‘look mom, i wrote an essay’] Anyone that wants to be allied in any way with the people who wrote this are totally insane.
What’s my case for voting for the Democrats? They’re not these people. Imagine you’re back in grammar school and you’re picking teams for kickball, and only two kids left: the kid who can field but can’t kick and the kid who just picks his nose for an hour and comments that his cat’s breath smells like cat food.
Pick the kid who can field; at least you’re getting half a player.