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Gearing Up for Election Day

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I faxed in the application updating my address with the county clerk’s office this morning so I’ll be able to vote on Nov. 7.  As the day approaches, the political rhetoric takes on that sour, banal flavor as blame is assigned along the same tired talking points. 

Hillary Clinton’s quip regarding the possible North Korean test of a nuclear device remains a favorite example:

Some of the reasons for this danger are the failed policies of the Bush Administration.

As if we didn’t know she was going to say that. 

One of my old professors who studied and lived in Holland for several years once offered a small nugget of perspective that helps me ride through these frustrating days—the political mess is just as dirty in Europe as it is here.  For some reason, I find that comforting.  Don’t ask me why. 

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Written by taj

October 10, 2006 at 3:09 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. I just like how:

    1) We are wrong for acting unilaterally in Iraq while
    2) We are wrong for NOT acting unilaterally in North Korea.

    I like how:

    1) We are wrong for listening to Al Qaeda’s communications while
    2) We are wrong for NOT listening to Mark Foley’s communications

    I also like how it is an argument AGAINST war to demonstrate that:

    1) The country we did invade (Iraq) does not have nuclear weapons now while
    2) the country we did NOT invade (N. Korea) DOES have nuclear weapons now.

    Finally, I love how:

    1) The body of government designed to create legislation (the legislative branch) is innocent in not coming up with good laws while
    2) The body of government that does NOT create legislation but only signs on or vetos it (the executive) is guilty for not coming up with good laws despite the record FEWEST vetos ever by a president….

    CalvinDude

    October 11, 2006 at 8:28 am

  2. My favorite is how Democrats can’t come up with better ideas, they just have to tell everyone – using their mouthpieces at most major propoganda, I mean, “news” outlets – how nasty and corrupt all the people with the good ideas are.

    So … if we voted for YOU, we’d get really nice, unimaginative, brain-dead leaders? I thought that’s what they said is the problem in the first place!

    Lord Vertigo

    October 19, 2006 at 4:55 pm


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