Setting The Record Straight

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I promise I won’t turn this blog totally political.

I was talking to my friend today. He said, “The only thing Obama has released so far is his economic plan,” and “he always says “change” but he never says what.”

Uh, if you’re interested, you can find these things out. Ignorance isn’t an excuse with the internet, folks. If you like him, hate him, don’t care, you should still know what the hell Barack Obama is planning on doing with our country.

And he’s conveniently come clean on such issues as Civil Rights, Defense, Disabilities, The Economy and Taxes, Education, Energy & The Environment, Ethics, Faith, Family, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Immigration, Iraq, Poverty, Rural Issues, Service, Seniors & Social Security, Technology (INCLUDING NET NEUTRALITY), Urban Policy, Veterans, Women, and more.

Trash on him. Hate him. Vote McCain. I don’t care. But at the very least understand what you’re saying and who you’re saying it about. Educate yourselves.

That is all.

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6 Responses to “Setting The Record Straight”

  1. Paul Says:

    I’m voting Democrat because I like the government making all of my decisions for me. I’m not smart enough to make them myself.

    I’m voting Democrat because I want the same people who spend $900 on a hammer involved in my medical decisions.

    I’m voting Democrat because supporting a work-capable person on welfare for over 50 years is so noble. Anyone who doesn’t take pity on these poor souls don’t have a heart.

    I’m voting Democrat because I believe that the best strategy in war is defeat. It broadens the mind to learn Japanese, German and Arabic. Talk about multiculturalism!

    I’m voting Democrat because I like the ideas they have over in France, but I don’t feel like moving there. I’ll threaten to move, but I really won’t. After all, I have a good job, healthcare, lower taxes, free speech and a social framework that promotes family structure. And all of it is defended by the most effective fighting force on the planet.

    I’m voting Democrat because I don’t hate myself enough for being white, male, educated, straight or middle class.

    I’m voting Democrat because I’ve been whining like a ritalin-marinated toddler on a temper tantrum about my candidate not having won a Presidential election for the last eight years, and I want to be right for once.

    I’m voting Democrat because I believe that if I don’t have enough money, the solution is for the government to take more of my money. Who needs money when gas is $5 per gallon?

    I’m voting Democrat because I believe that the ideal family is two homosexual bonobos, a goat and a parrot raising a human baby. Love and compassion is all it takes to make a successful family!

    I’m voting Democrat because I’m not an individual. I’m a race, a gender, a religion (or lack thereof), and a sexual orientation.

    I’m voting Democrat because I’d rather have gas prices be easily influenced by world markets rather than drill in the Anwar preserve set aside for the purpose of drilling. I think terrorists know how to use our money best.

    I’m voting Democrat because it’s my body, and if I want to kill my baby, I’ll do it, even if its head is in the birth canal. If I want to cut out my intestines and feed them to the crocodiles, I’ll do that too. That’s the freedom our forefathers enshrined in the Constitution.

    I’m voting Democrat because our enemies on the battlefield deserve comfy hotel rooms, Pay-Per-View, prostitutes and all the benefits of American citizenship.

    I’m voting Democrat because we need to make the illegal immigrants feel more at home by learning to speak Spanish. I think we should hand them welcome brochures that detail where to get government services and free Ipods at the border too.

    I’m voting Democrat because having a picture of Jesus within 100 miles of me is offensive. Colored lights are offensive. Christmas trees are offensive. Hell, let’s just ban the whole holiday! Let’s put up lots of Ramadan decorations, more footbaths, more mosques and more Islam recruiting posters in our subways instead. Diversity is our strength.

    I’m voting Democrat because I care about the real victims of crime — criminals.

    I’m voting Democrat because I believe we need other countries’ permission for me to turn down my thermostat.

    I’m voting Democrat because I like the words “hope” and “change.” Also “kazoo.” That’s a funny word.

    I’m voting Democrat because disagreeing with a black man is racism.

    I’m voting Democrat because I believe that America’s founders were rich, white, greedy xenophobes, and that America’s founding principles are hogwash requiring periodic editing from an unelected group of liberal judges.

    I’m voting Democrat because I hate Bush. He caused 9-11, Katrina, and the nail I broke this morning.

    I’m voting Democrat because successful entrepreneurs either oppressed a minority or were lucky, and don’t deserve their financial success.

    I’m voting Democrat because I can’t get the new Iphone 3G yet, my new Hummer needs new tires already, and McDonald’s screwed up my lunch order. The economy is making life in the US a 3rd world country!

    I’m voting Democrat because I believe in minority rights (except in Muslim countries), free speech (with regard to pornography but not conservative talk radio), environmentalism (unless we’re talking about Al Gore’s house) and diplomacy (but never backed by the threat of military force).

    I’m voting Democrat because I want the world to know that I want a weak America just like Europe does.

    I’m voting Democrat because everyone deserves crappy healthcare. Sure, you’ll have to wait years for that life-saving cancer surgery. But it’s first come, first served at the cemetery!

    I’m voting democrat so I can roll over and die the next time some emo ass-clown with more prescription drugs than teeth in his body shoots up a public place. Because I can’t be trusted to personally own or carry a firearm. And I’m too unsafe to dare shooting back.

    I’m voting Democrat because the real cure for racism includes preferential policies based on race — particularly in presidential voting. If you believe that a black candidate ought to be qualified, as well as black, you’re worse than Bull Conner.

    If only the institution of far-left values resulted in a great country. Oh, well. That won’t stop me from voting Democrat, though. After all, I’m voting Democrat because thought isn’t one of my strong suits.

  2. gryfft Says:

    Your comment taught me something!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Beatrice_Hall

    Huh, Voltaire never said that. Who’da thunk?

    In the future, try to keep the comment length down, please. You might manage it by only typing original thoughts in your own words.

    And– just, y’know, out of curiosity… does it bother you that I’m sticking to my anticensorship principles?

  3. Sebatinsky Says:

    “I’m voting Democrat because I believe that if I don’t have enough money, the solution is for the government to take more of my money. Who needs money when gas is $5 per gallon?”

    You may want to look at the Washington Post graph detailing the Democratic and Republican nominees’ respective tax plans.

    You may notice that McCain’s plan saves 60% of the taxpayers an average of $147, while Obama’s gives that same 60% about $834. They both wind up with a 2% or less tax decrease overall, for everyone.

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    And by the way, it’s “democratic,” that you’re voting, not “democrat.”

  4. Sebatinsky Says:

    “…rather than drill in the Anwar preserve set aside for the purpose of drilling.”

    It’s called ANWR. It’s an Acronym. Guess what it stands for.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_National_Wildlife_Refuge

  5. Ari Collins Says:

    Hmm. You do realize that you are criticizing Democrats of not thinking, while copying verbating someone else’s thoughts? You’re responding to a comment that wasn’t really pro-Obama. It was pro-looking-up-shit. And if you looked up any of what you said, you’d see it wasn’t true.

    But that’s okay, Paul, because you are far too busy searching for political blogs and spamming them to respond. Have fun with that!

  6. annoying Says:

    Paul forgot: I’m voting Republican because there’s a woman on the ticket and if I don’t vote for her I’m a chauvinist pig.

    I’m voting Republican because I believe throwing money at the economy is the solution to all life’s ills.

    I’m voting Republican because somehow spending time in a P.O.W. camp instills leadership qualities.*

    *It seems to me he’s trying to compare himself to General/President Eisenhower. I could be wrong about this, but that’s how it comes across to me.

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