What She Said, Part 5,307

Jen is channeling my thoughts.  However, she writes better than I do and probably smells better too.

The question shouldn’t be “which of those two are you voting for” but rather “why are you tolerating a system that is stripping you of your right to fair process and what can we do to change it?” Stop settling for less and start demanding more from the systems that your dollars support. Stop following the process blindly and start looking at the bigger picture and asking the hard questions. Demand more… our nation deserves it… our nation needs it. We certainly do need change, but I assure you change will NOT come from any candidate put before us by either the democratic or republican parties.

Every election cycle we seem to get more and more polarized as a country, aligning ourselves with two parties that are becoming more and more alike.  I’m worried that this country may have missed its last chance to grow a set and demand more.

Palin Was a Brilliant Choice

Now Obama is campaigning against her instead of McCain:

In an interview on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night, Obama was asked about whether his experience in the U.S. Senate dealing with weather-related situations compares to Palin’s executive experience running the state of Alaska and as the small town mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

At least in this instance, McCain’s been able to dictate the debate.  And in this case, he’s put himself above it.

Twitter Was Made For Watching Debates

The only thing better than sitting on the couch and making smart ass comments while watching the debates is sitting on the couch making smart ass comments while watching the debates and watching everyone else make smart ass comments.  Some of my favorite Tweets from the debates are below along with links to the blogs of the folks who penned them.  Please show them your support by visiting their sites and buying an airplane…or something.

Final Question: Boxers or briefs? (directed at Hillary)–GingerSnaps

She is a bitch. And she is AWESOME!–Newscoma

Obama gets this nightmare back on track. I kept waiting for Dick Clark and Ed McMahon to pop out with an animated janitor —vagredajr

Why did Hill bring up healthcare? Didn’t she *try* that already?–eeUS

And finally, in what was probably the most insightful, honest, and intelligent comment in all of Twitterdom world during the entire debate:

@sadcox your funny you’re really into this huh? —MatthewsChick

Now on to The Ultimate Fighter…

CNN Debates at Reagan Library

This was basically a sham.  We got, literally, 10 minutes of McCain and Romney arguing over semantics.  Whether or not Romney used the word “timetable” as a reference to troop withdrawel or a reference to milestones.  Is that really what the debate is about?

I could have sworn I was watching two high school girls bickering over the fact that one told a boy that the other liked him…”Yeah, but I didn’t mean that I like him like him.”

I wish Reagan could have been there to smack those bitches back to reality.  I’ve come to the conclusion that Ron Paul just isn’t the right man to do it.  His message is great, but unfortunately he just doesn’t have “it”, and his delivery is weak.  I’d love to see Ron Paul’s ideas delivered by a guy with Obama’s oratory skills.

By the way, does anyone else find it ironic that McCain says he wants to change Washington, but his response to every question he doesn’t know how to answer is to name 30 “old and dear friends” whose names I remember as Washington politicians from my childhood?  It seems like he tries to fill up his 90 second responses by naming these dinosaurs as slowly as possible.

Huckabee?  That guy is qualified for little more than hosting amateur night at a “clean jokes only” comedy club in Little Rock.  Two drink minimum…your choice of milk or juice.  And don’t forget to tip your waitresses–they’re illegal workers, and the only payment they’re getting from us is free college for their kids.

Seriously, are these ass clowns the best we can muster up to represent us?

“Is the best of the free life behind us now, and are the good time really over for good?” –Merle Haggard

YouTube Debates More Like YouBoob Debates

I had high hopes for the debates tomorrow until I watched a few of the questions being asked by YouTube users. Check these out, chosen randomly. I’ll practice my mean and nasty comments here…

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My thought is that the President of the United States has no business worrying about the acceptance processes of colleges.  Hopefully he doesn’t have the time either.

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I only have concern, disdain, and contempt for people who use the word “yesteryear”.

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My question for you is, how much time did you spend filming and editing that 90 degree turn to your left…oh, and who is your choreographer?

It feels good to let it out, but it’s too easy.  You could do this all day with an army of smart asses, and the rate at which morons post videos would still out pace you.

Experimenting With The YouTube Debates

I think I may have mentioned before that I don’t really get Twitter. That may be changing though–I’ve actually found a pretty good use for it. Tomorrow I’ll be experimenting by Twittering the CNN-YouTube debates. I looked around to find a good plug-in that updates tweets every 15 minutes in the sidebar (listed under “I WAS THINKING…”).

We’ll see how it goes. The two things holding me back from truly live twittering will be the 15 minute delay and a 4 month old. The only other obstacle to overcome is my occasional inability to come up with clever comments. So if you are looking for my Ron Paul slanted thoughts on the debates delayed by no more than 15 minutes (and I’m sure you will be), check out the sidebar tomorrow night during the debates! Of course, you could always just go over to Twitter and watch me watch it live.

Will Ron Paul Be Left Out of Iowa Debates?

USA Daily reports that Fox News and the Iowa GOP are trying to exclude candidates polling below 5% from the December 4 debates in Iowa.

I’m not sure whose poll they are using for this, but I’m a little suspicious of the polling process to begin with. Wouldn’t it make more sense if polls were based on the respondant’s ability to actually name 5 people who are running for President? Or what if they only counted the people who were actually planning on watching the debate–by the phone in polls that follow them, Ron Paul clearly has support.

Then there’s this…

Ironically, according to Google Trends, Ron Paul’s name is actually searched more than Fox News is now. There is a growing concern among Paul supporters that corporate media outlets are attempting to manipulate the presidential election.

I think many have had this concern for a long time.

Dennis Kucinich For Supreme Commander

I flipped over to the Democratic debates last night for a few minutes. I had to turn it off after just a few minutes due to the overuse of the words “progressive”, “tax”, “program”, etc. I even commented on Rogel’s blog before I went to bed that I just couldn’t take it.

Too bad I was fast asleep when Kucinich said those magic words–“unidentified flying object”.

Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t. Maybe life really does exist somewhere besides this planet. Maybe he was mailing a letter from Shirley McClain’s house and accidentally used one of her “special stamps”.

Funny though.

I’m Doubting Any Republican Can Win

If you saw the debates last night you know why. Most of these guys can only talk about Hillary or Ronald Reagan. If they aren’t doing that, they are trying to squeeze pre-written jokes. Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo are the only two with anything different to say. Tancredo can’t get his ideas across, and the Republican party (at least the ones in attendance at last night’s debate) don’t like what Paul has to say.

Sorry guys. You can boo all you want, but 77% of the people being against our involvment in Iraq isn’t Paul’s opinion, that’s just a fact.

I’m really hoping for a third party run.