Saturday, October 25, 2008

English

Valerie and I had a spirited conversation about a change to our Missouri constitution. They want to make English the official language of government meetings.
I think the fact that this is even on the ballot is a sign of our xenophobia. Europe has shown multi culturalism can be natural. We need to learn more languages. We need to learn tolerence. Yeah it's a hassel but I think we can deal with it.
This is the land of freedom and justice for all. Of course you want to learn the local language. It makes a big difference to your income among other things. Imagine moving to a new country and not being allowed to participate. The first generation will always have a problem with language.
There were hundreds of languages here before the Europeans moved in.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

3000 for McCain

3000 people showed up at New Town in St. Charles for McCain. If you haven't been there you should drive through. It's a frightening place. Reminiscent of "The Village" in the Prisoner TV series. A self contained surreal community and probably a bastion of republicanism.
Blunt is already saying the 100,000 that showed up for Obama under the Arch was an over estimate.
McCain is still alluding to Obama's link to William Ayers. It blows my mind that he would do this considering his link to Charles Keating where McCain was actually implicated. The republicans have always had balls in this regard. This link is also illuminating when you think about McCain's deregulation and trickle down theories. 
Greed will not police itself! Flood up and trickle down doesn't work for most of us.
I encourage everyone to do their Google homework on McCain's link to Charles Keating.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

We Went

Well he was totally inspiring. I just saw Colin Powell endorsing him on Meet the Press.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obama's in town

I saw Carter under the Arch in the 70s. Obama will be down there today. This will really be part of history. It looks like he might win. I hope he survives his presidency. I hope he can actually do anything in office. Can we get past cynicism?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Senior Moment

Everyone keeps talking about how disrespectful McCain was when he called Obama "That one" at the debate. I remember getting the same feeling when I watched Regan campaigning. I really think McCain just forgot Obama's name.

I Hope Barack Loses

Reactions to the mud slinging from the McCain camp has gotten out of control. McCain can't even quell the mob mentality of his constituents. At a recent town hall meeting McCain passed his wireless microphone to one woman who said, "I can't trust Obama. I have read about him and he's not he's not uh—he's an Arab. He's not—" before McCain retook the microphone and replied:
"No, ma'am," the Arizona senator assured. "He's a decent family man [and] citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues and that's what this campaign's all about. He's not [an Arab]."
Others yelled "liar," and "terrorist," referring to Obama. The crowd booed McCain each time he tried to cool them down.
His campaign organizers are worried they're going to lose the undecided vote. I think McCain is having doubts about selling his soul to retain his base of xenophobes.
Personnally I think if you've been undecided in this election you don't deserve the vote. It bugs me when people say "if you didn't vote, you don't have the right to bitch." Uninformed voting is destroying us. Democracy is turning into mob rule and not justice for all.
The hate and intolerence of the mob is getting worse every day. They are in no way embarrassed by their actions. These crowds are yelling "kill him, kill him."
Whoever wins this election will be hated in 4 years. They'll inherit an untenible situation and be blamed for it. On top of this if Obama is elected some red neck will kill him.
Could another 4 years of republicans be any worse? Can 4 years of demacrats in this climate do any good?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Detective Work

My friend Sharon has been trying to understand the psychology of republicans. She's been going to republican blogs and posing as one of them so she could have a rational conversation. The polarization of the 2 parties is becoming so strong and defined that I'm not sure there's any way to resolve our differences short of forming 2 separate countries. Check out her comments at this blog. She's Buffalo'd Cody
http://blog.skrappy.org/?p=644