Friday, February 15, 2008

Change of Pace

This political race is boring and irritating. Change of pace. Started browsing through Chuck Palahniuk's 'Survivor' last night. I read it a few years ago, but it's always good to browse through an old read. Just scanning pages reminded me of why that book was so inspirational in the first place. Poignant and tight, CP gets to the core of things without bloated prose. The gross excess of honesty in his work made me assess society and my place in it with a brutality that is downright creepy.
Finally started Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's, "Sandworms of Dune". I've been meaning to get around to this for a while. So far so good, but I'm not that far into it yet.
Odorous Jr is doing well. I just got an old Dodge pick-up, and he's definetly enjoying the road more from a higher vantage point.
The "Heroes" graphic novel is a good read, with outstanding artwork. The timeline jumps around so much it can be a chore to keep up with, though.

"If you will it, dude, it is no dream". Walter from the Big Lebowski

Friday, February 08, 2008

John "Amnesty" McCain Gets GOP Nod

It's pretty much official at this point. John "Amnesty" McCain will be getting the GOP nomination. This is a sad time for the Republican party. While not a registered member of the GOP, I have always voted for the Republican candidate on national elections (I have voted Libertarian in a few local races). Regardless of who gets the nomination for the Democrats, voters will have to choose between two liberals in the November general election. I listen to Rush, Boortz, and Ingram on a regular basis. The consensus amongst conservative callers seems to be that, as disgusted as they are with the nomination of McCain, they believe he is better than Clinton/Obama because of his hawkish approach to the war on terror. I cannot forget that McCain approached Kerry in '04 about the possibility of a Kerry/McCain ticket. I cannot forget that McCain co-sponsored a bill that would ultimately give illegal aliens amnesty. I cannot forget that McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts. I cannot forget that McCain opposes free speech in the form of McCain/Feingold. McCain is a liberal democrat with an "R" in front of his name. He is a conservative, like Hilary Clinton is a libertarian. If conservatives vote for McCain this November, they will be telling every moderate/liberal Republican that is considering running for president of the United States of America that they will cast their vote for any Republican, regardless of their stance on conservative issues. This is dangerous. We may never see another conservative get elected if this occurs. The right message conservatives need to send is this- you may get nominated by moderates, independents, and liberals in the primaries, but when it comes down to the general election you will lose because the conservative vote won't be there. Rallying behind McCain just because he is the GOP's nominee is the kind of sheep mentality that McCain strategists are counting on. He has ignored conservative values for the last ten years, worked hard to shore up the moderate/independent vote in the primaries, and now expects that the conservatives will all line up and drink the GOP kool-aid they're being offered up. No thanks, I'll be pissing my vote away on a third party candidate. I might even write-in Mitt Romney. What I won't do is reward the Republican party, John McCain, and the liberal media horse that he rode in on with my vote this November.