October 17th, 2008
|11:02 pm - I'm voting for a true hero|
My "McClane for President" T-shirt arrived in the mail today, although unfortunately too late to wear to a certain gathering I was at this past weekend. I'm sure it would have caused a stir there among some folks.
I plan on wearing it on Election Day to the polls, although there's a possibility some might consider it "electioneering" -- if so, I'll just ask them to actually read what it says.
Why, yes, I am a Lokean. Why do you ask?
Current Mood: mischievous
Current Music: "The Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key
This must be joke, you are not seriously considering to vote for that facist?
Please tell me me that "Yippie Ka Yay" means it's a joke...
The T-shirt is
a joke-shirt -- John McClane is the hero of the "Die Hard" series of movies.
a joke is me voting for John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee -- I've been a supporter of his for many, many years. Politically, I'm a moderate Republican
who tends to be Libertarian most of the time. (Which means for some things I'm more liberal than the typical liberal Democrat!) Senator Obama is far too inexperienced for me to feel comfortable voting for him and I don't like some of his policies, in particular the tax ones. I'm an old-fashioned traditional conservative fiscally who believes in small government and Senator McCain's policies are easier for me to back than those of Senator Obama, even if there are some I'm not all that fond of.
(BTW, just so you know, I did not
vote for Bush, nor for his father. The Bushes are political disasters IMO and the one currently in office I personally consider to be The Worst President EVER.)
|Date:||October 18th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)|| |
The most scary thing about McCain is the environmental disaster he has as his running mate. If anything should happen to him she would probably be president = BAD news for animals everywhere.
I'm not so sure that she would be as bad as you think. Here's my take on her.
Palin has done really great job of reconnecting the McCain campaign to its political base, which is why I believe she was brought on board. As VP, I expect she won't be any worse than Dan Quayle was. Should anything happen to McCain and she becomes President, I think she would do an adequate job at least -- and I doubt she would be worse than the current occupant of the Oval Office!
|Date:||October 18th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)|| |
Bush has been a disaster, she would be a worse one.Her political base in Alaska is despicable. Google her and on numerous sites you may find out more about her than you might care to know.
Take a look here - the article is worth reading in its entirety . http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2008/10/11/sarah_palin_alaska/
for her ideas on the environment etc. Here a couple of short extracts:
Sarah Palin -- someone who believes that climate change isn't our fault; is dead set against a woman's right to choose; has supported creationism in the schools; and was prayed over by a visiting minister at her church to shield her against witchcraft.AND ANOTHER EXTRACT:
Folks in the Mat-Su Valley, as the area is known, overwhelmingly support their favorite daughter's policies -- including a state-sanctioned program where private pilots chase down and kill wolves from small aircraft, and another that favors oil drilling offshore in the arctic sea ice and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. These same voters forage at McDonald's and Safeway in their hunter camouflage, and make regular wilderness forays up and down the state's limited highway grid with ATVs, snowmobiles and airboats in tow behind their oversize trucks. Sometimes I imagine I can hear the roar echoing across the state, all the way to the upper Kobuk, where easements for the highways of tomorrow are already staked out across the tundra.
|Date:||October 18th, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)|| |
Sorry but I cannot resist another couple of extracts from that one article:
First, Palin pushed hard, along with sport hunting and guiding interests, to help defeat a ballot initiative that would have stopped the state's current aerial wolf control program, which had been criticized by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council for flawed science. Now her administration has pointedly refused to respond to repeated public information requests (I'm one of the petitioners, and a potential litigant), regarding the apparently illegal killing of 14 wolf pups at their dens on the Alaska Peninsula this spring by state personnel, including two high-level Department of Fish and Game administrators. A biologist at the scene admitted to an independent wolf scientist that the 6-week-old pups were held down and shot in the head, one by one. This inhumane practice, known as "denning," has been illegal for 40 years. But a simple request for information on the details of this operation, including to what extent the governor was involved in the decision, has resulted in a typical Palinesque roadblock and a string of untruths.
But Palin's certified anti-environmental whopper is her lawsuit against the Bush administration (of all outfits) for listing polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. She claimed Alaska's own experts had completed a review of the federal data and concluded that the listing was uncalled for. The truth was, state biologists had come to the opposite conclusion. But that report was never released, and her researchers had a gag clamped on them. Palin simply didn't want anything to get in the way of offshore oil drilling in moving pack ice -- where there is no way to contain, let alone clean up, catastrophic spills.
Sorry if this disappoints you, but I'm no "Earth First!" eco-warrior. That article is as slanted a piece of political propaganda as I've ever seen, written by someone who obviously has an ax to grind -- on Sarah Palin's head, preferably.
I may not care much for some of her positions, but her constituents support her, as stated in the article you quoted to me, so in my book, she is representing those who elected her, which is the primary purpose of a politician in a democracy. She is channeling the will of the people -- even if those people hold views that you find abhorrent.
If you don't like her policies, don't vote for her.
|Date:||October 18th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)|| |
Fortunately I read that right the first time and got the joke...sorta.
It's be like Ehud(sp?) Barak for Premier. :)