Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bad Idea.

That previous post was a bad idea. I may have severed a friendship. Ranting about politics is not worth a friendship.

I should have listened to my grandmother. Never discuss politics or religion.

I should have listened to myself. This is not a political blog.

I should have listened to my friend who was only trying to have a civil conversation about the whole thing. Now I'm that person that I was ranting about. Someone wants to discuss the issues and I shouted back at them.

I will never write about political stuff again. I'm really not very good at it.

Politics is not worth a friendship.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I got an e-mail from a friend. My friend does not want me to vote for Obama. My friend said that redistribution of wealth never works. My reply is this.

For the last eight years this country has been redistributing the wealth. From the bottom up. All of our money goes to the oil companies and other countries. Countries like China and India. Countries like Saudi Arabia. I'm sure they have our best interests at heart. Our president walks hand in hand with Saudi royals while they refuse to increase oil production. Our military forces protect their sandy asses from Syria and Iran.

We are on our knees, handing our hard earned dollars up to Exxon/Mobil and Halliburton. They send our jobs over seas so that they can line their pockets with more than they already have.

My friends and I are hard working people. We don't ask for something for nothing. We will do what we have to do to take care of our own. We just want an even playing field.

Why do we have to bail out these failed banks and mortgage companies? Oh yeah, that's right. China asked us to do that to protect their investments. Well, we sure don't want to offend China while they run over their own people with tanks. And when we do have to bail those failed banks out, why are the people who ran them into the ground still driving around in their shiny expensive cars? If they ran these banks into the ground then they should be flat broke like the rest of us. Why are they being rewarded for their failure? And if they did violate the law to line their own pockets like the people at Enron did, why are they not sitting in real prisons like the criminals that they are? If you threw a couple of these corporate thieves into a real federal prison I think that would put a stop to much of this "white collar crime". Imagine some country club asshole having to deal with the bikers and the gang bangers and the mob guys on a daily bases.

Hell yeah I'm angry. I'm fed up with the Republican party and all of their dirty tricks. I voted Republican for most of my life, 'til 2004. I despise The Patriot Act. Even the name sounds bad. I am afraid of Homeland Security, as an entity not a practice. I have had enough of the lies. I have had enough of Karl Rove and all the other limp wristed do nothings with soft hands who love to tell us how tough we need to be. How many push-ups do you think old Karl has ever done in his life? He is a lying sack. He plays dirty and now he's supporting John McCain. That's reason enough not to vote for McCain.

This is not a political blog. I do not think I have all the answers. I don't have any of the answers. I'm just an ex-cop who ended up driving a truck for a living. I have been a blue collar guy all my life. I always believed that if you worked hard you'd be okay. That ain't the case anymore.

I'm also sick and tired of the whole sixties generation thing. The aging hippies need to go away. The guys who want to win in Iraq to make up for Vietnam, like John McCain, need to go away. I have nothing but the up most respect and admiration for Senator McCain and his service to this country. But it's time for him to step aside. He is no longer The Maverick. He has become an RNC team player because he wants to win so badly. He knows that Senator Obama is not a Muslim acting like a secret agent in order to bring about the downfall of these United States. But he lets his trolls put that out there. That's just wrong.

I'm pissed off. The only real way I can express that is at the voting booth. So I'm voting for Senator Obama.