05 February 2008

Super-Duper Tuesday

As a teenager I never understood why people would avoid religious and political discussions. I understand now. It just pisses people off. As a result, I mostly avoid such discussions because while I care, I don’t care enough to argue.

I’m amazed at the people who still, today, are unsure of who they’re voting for. I can’t place all the blame on the individual, because while you know where you stand, it’s not always easy to understand the candidate's position on every issue.

To help find your way, you can play the Candidate Match Game, test your Electoral Compass and Vote Smart (Thanks, Jaelithe).

You can visit Wikipedia to learn about the 2008 US Presidential Election and the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries and Wikipedia also links to each candidate’s web page.

As can be expected, NPR is choked full of info, too.

So, I’m not trying to argue, just know that if you’re still unsure of who’re voting for (go Obama!) there are a few tools to help you figure it out.

Listening to: Man Man – Engrish Bwudd

Update: I voted for Obama despite the chain mail I received multiple times, which states he's a "radical Muslim" and he "will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches."

Seriously, people! Get. A. Grip.

If that were true, he wouldn't have come as far as he has.


I voted


  1. I am Baracking the vote. He came and visited me on Saturday. Alright me and 14,999 other fine folks. It was awesome. Anyway I was hanging out in The Loquaciously Verbose Ramblings of 1 Slacker's neighborhood and thought I would visit. Go Obama.

  2. Why are people idiots? Who willingly forwards blatant, easily-disproved falsehoods. Who cares if he is Muslim anyway?

    I voted for that pinko, too.

  3. Thanks for the links! People like me... need this.


  4. I find it sad that chain letters like this go out, but even more sad that people take them without a grain of salt. Just another sign our education system desperately needs to be reformed to teach students to be independent thinkers!

  5. Oy the chain letters. Why do people send those?

    Thanks for visiting my page. I don't know if I'll be there on Friday. Odds are looking like I won't due to some previous plans.

    But have a beer or two fer me, k?

    Hope you are great. :-)

  6. P.S. Where is the Tin Can? Is it fun? Yummy? What do you think? Never heard of it before....

  7. Well even though we do not line up politically you're still my best friend...by default. ;^) I hope we can agree to disagree. We still need to go out sometime. Call me. jessica lb

  8. Hey, thanks for posting those links. The more educated voters, the better.

    What I want to say to everyone who believes in and forwards that ridiculous email without checking the facts (which would take about five seconds on Google, people, seriously):

    If you believe everything you read in email, I have a small fortune waiting for me in a bank in Nigeria, and I'll split it with you if you'll just give me your bank account information and Social Security number . . .

  9. My son goes to college at Tulane in New Orleans. He text messaged me this morning saying that he was sitting in the basketball stadium waiting for Obama to get onstage. My son's a big fan and cast his absentee ballot during winter break so he would be able to vote for his man in the primary.

  10. it's a scary time when chain emails possibly affect presidential elections.



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