When I mentioned I wanted to upgrade to one of the new Macbook Pros, my wife asked “since I just bought one less then a year ago, why would I want a new one”. I didn’t understand the question.
Archive for November, 2008
My vote in this election wasn’t for one of the candidates. My vote was to fulfill the promise I made when I decided to become a parent; to provide my child with a better future then my past. And I know now that every vote I make will be the exact same. No, I didn’t vote for Obama or McCain. I voted for my son.
Inspired by this post.
I live in a battleground state. Not one for the Presidency, but one in which the incumbent Republicans are at risk of losing a Senate seat. Thanks to the wonders of a DVR, I’ve avoided most political ads, but I do catch one occasionally. The latest one, apparently part of a nationwide trend, is one saying that a government with one party in charge is bad for America. Basically the ad says “vote Republican or the Democrats will control everything and one party rule is bad”.
I find this laughable. From 2000 to 2006 the Republicans controlled the Executive, Judicial, and Representative branches of government. The Republicans were the “one party” for over half a decade. But they weren’t stepping down to offer Democrats their seats. They didn’t consider that bad for America, quite the opposite actually, which is why President Bush almost went the entire time without a single veto.
So basically the ad should be this “Vote Republican because a one-party government is bad, except when it’s Republican, then it’s okay”.
This is all spin, this is all about winning, but it’s so blatantly hypocritical. Of course in 4, 6, or 8 years), assuming the Democrats do take the filibuster proof majorities and win the Presidency tomorrow, if it looks like they are going to lose them, they’ll be running the same ads. And pundits will be harping the same line.