Saturday, September 27, 2008

This Sums Up This Debate



and is it just me or does McCain never look at Obama?

Friday, September 26, 2008

post-debate thoughts #4

McCain says how Obama's plan involves spending millions of dollars, but the Iraq war that McCain voted for has cost us almost a trillion dollars. 

doh!

post-debate thoughts #3

About Iraq:
Obama: I'm against it from the beginning, we should've caught Bin Laden
McCain: It could've been alot worse & we're winning

I think it's interesting that Obama's rhetoric is a whole lot more severe during this part of the debate. 
"I will not hesitate to you use military force" 

post-debate thoughts #2

McCain doesn't really present plans in these debates at least. He does seem to be more on his A-game today though. He's a whole lot more aggressive and his attacks are pretty hard (even though they're still counter intuitive) and resolute. Obama has all of these steps which seem pretty comprehensive but seem a little dodgy to me.

I guess it's because McCain's rhetoric is war-like in nature still, like Dave always says. He gives me this foreboding feeling of if we don't ___ or ____ we're doomed for death. But Obama makes me feel a little less panicked, at least in the way he describes his plans.

Again, maybe McCain is changing his image again, as more of the maverick/independent:
"Republicans came to change Washington, but Washington changed us"


He is alot more straightforward this time around- If you notice, he uses the word "change" a bunch.

Live Blog: Presidential Debate 08' (2)

Its funny how as soon as the debate was over on FOX News they attacked Obama and praised McCain. They also stated how McCain showed restrain against Obamas furrious attacks which is just crazy it you accually watched the debate.

post-debate thoughts #1

First, I'm surprised McCain showed up.

One thing that stands out is the whole Russia debate: Both of them support Georgia, yet don't want to start a war. I wonder why they're making such a big deal out of it. I have to say Ron Paul put it best:



Obama: I think he's smart by connecting Iraq w/spending, instead of the "war is right/wrong" debate.

It's good that Obama is finally explaining himself about Iran in more depth.

Live Blog: Presidential Debate 08' (3)

Obama wants to restore the Perspective of America. Do the other countries really hate us that much?

Live Blog: Presidential Debate 08' (2)

Obama claims that we must re-evaluate our alliance with Russia. However, McCain claims that Obama doesn't understand the situation with Russia. McCain wants to "bolster our allies". Yet, Obama claims there're on the same terms on in regards to the Russian . Obama just flipped the Russian issue with his claims of alt-Energy!

Live Blog: Presidential Debate 08' (2)


Obama taking shot at McCain. He claims that McCain doesnt want to explore contacts with Iran and wants preconditioned discussions.

Live Blog: Presidential Debate 08' (1)

Both Canidates agree that we cannot tolerate a nuclear Iran.

Live Blog: Presidential Debate 08'

We'll Be live blogging the debate between John McCain & Barack Obama.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Odd Couples



Among these points, I find it interesting that:
These two statements are kind of weird, considering the pairing of candidates
  1. Biden originally supported the war (but to be fair he immediately opposed it), while Obama heavily criticized Hillary for voting for the war in the beginning.
  2. Palin supports drilling in the ANWR. Strange, because it's located in her home state, Alaska. You'd think that a former governor would want to preserve her own national wildlife refuge. The strangest thing is that McCain straight-up opposed drilling, specifically in the ANWR, which was at odds with the Bush administration at the time, way before McCain chose Palin as his running mate.
It's one thing to be at odds with your political opponents, but another to be at odds with your own running mate.




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McCain 13: Obama 1?!


A recent article from Newsweek claims that John McCain owns 13 cars over Obama's 1.
"McCain's personal ride, a 2004 Cadillac CTS, is no gas sipper, but it should make Detroit happy because it's made by General Motors. "I've bought American literally all my life and I'm proud," McCain said in the interview with Detroit's WXYZ-TV. But the rest of his fleet is not all-American. There's a 2005 Volkswagen convertible in the garage along with a 2001 Honda sedan. Otherwise, there's a 2007 half-ton Ford pickup truck, which might come in handy on the Sedona ranch; a vintage 1960 Willys Jeep; a 2008 Jeep Wrangler; a 2000 Lincoln; and a 2001 GMC SUV. The McCains also own three 2000 NEV Gem electric vehicles, which are bubble-shaped cars popular in retirement communities. - NewsWeek"



After allegations of McCain being out of touch from most Americans in terms of financial wealth, this could really hurt his stance in the polls, especially with the average American. Thirteen cars is a lot for anybody, especially seeing that most people have no more than two, maybe three cars. So can you really blame the guy for wanting to DRILL, DRILL, DRILL?I mean he has to feed those jeeps and massive suvs he has packed up in his 7 estates. However, he does own three electric "bubble-cars" which might help him with votes for people who support owning ten gas guzzlers and three eco-safe-yet-useless vehicles.



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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Obama's Stance on Taiwan: Double Standard?

Look familiar?



This logo represents the Taiwanese Solidarity Union, a Taiwanese political party that is against becoming one with China. Taiwan wants independence from China, but China wants Taiwan to become part of the "one China".

What does this have to do with American politics?
Barack says on his site that
We should maintain our "one China" policy, our adherence to the three U.S.-PRC Joint Communiques concerning Taiwan, and observance of the Taiwan Relations Act, which lays out the legal basis for our relationship.
What is the "one China" policy? In a nutshell, it's the principle that there is one China, which includes Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, calling it a "common obligation of all Chinese people". This is from the One China policy:
Taiwan is part of China. The state shall never allow the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces to make Taiwan secede from China under any name or by any means."
Does that sound like freedom to you?

So what's the big deal? Quick history lesson:
For those who don't know, Taiwan is a small island off of China, claiming independence as well as democracy, as opposed to China's communism (but lately it's leaning more towards "Nationalism").

In short, Chinese people fled from China during the rise of Mao Zedong to escape persecution and to gain freedom from government oppression. My family was directly affected by this. My grandparents fled from China to Taiwan, where my grandfather was a general in the Taiwan military to fight against the red army. Read up on it, and you will find out about China's shady rise to power, filled with history alteration, book burnings, mass public killings and oppression of basic freedoms. Tianenmen Square ring any bells?

Obama claims to adhere to the "US-PRC Joint Communique" which is essentially the US attempting to maintain peaceful relations with China while barely mentioning supporting Taiwan's democracy.

So here's the problem and irony: According to Obama's site:
March 22nd was a good day for the people of Taiwan, for the forces of democracy around the world, and for peace and stability in the western Pacific. I will do all that I can to support Taiwan's democracy in the years ahead.
Funny, but he also supports the one China policy, a policy that aims to bring Taiwan into China, a communist country. It's easy to dismiss this as being a foreign issue that is irrelevant to us, but consider this. We are nurturing and encouraging a giant communist nation to take over this small democratic island. As an American, whose democratic nation revolted against a giant oppressive force (Britain), and as a Texan whose state fought for freedom from Mexico, I find it very perplexing that we are promoting this kind of assimilation.

People fled from China to find safe haven in Taiwan because of persecution, oppression and mass murder. Sound familiar? Mao murdered more than Stalin or Hitler! How can we as Americans say that we support democracy, especially for other countries, yet, for the sake of economic power, sell out Taiwan by telling them to return to the country grounded on principles set forth by the greatest mass murderer in history?

This is actually what both Obama and McCain support. Does this sound like democracy to you?


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Friday, September 19, 2008

Sarah Palin's Email Hacked!


According to an article on the Huffinton Post, Sarah Palin's email(gov.palin@yahoo.com) was hacked into sometime this week when hackers, associated with an cyber terrorist group called Anonymous, impersonated her and reset her Yahoo! Mail password. Although nothing malicious was found in her mailbox, family picture and personal email addresses were discovered through her account. All this after an alleged report of Palin using her personal email to conduct political and government business.


Being hacked can happen to
almost anyone , but when your careless enough to use your own private email to conduct government business that is just reckless. Now imagine if she had access to information vital to the security of our nation.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

McCain The Inventor!


Not only is John McCain the republican presidential candidate, but he's also an inventor! That's right apparently John McCain invented the blackberry. During a reporters conference with Douglas Holtz-Eakins about what McCain could do for this great economic cycle we're currently in, Eakins held up his blackberry and stated...




“The telecommunications of the United States, the premier innovation of the past 15 years, comes right through the commerce committee. So you’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create. And that’s what he did.’’
    Now, I know your probably thinking, "What?!? John McCain did NOT invent the BlackBerry dummy!" or "What does a BlackBerry have to do with fixing economy?". Well, in all actuality, if John McCain said he invented the blackberry then he must have invented it, because John McCain, the republican presidential candidate, does not fib about anything to anyone including his policy advisers. Telling lies about things you do not have to lie about or people you do not have to lie for would only degrade someones' public image. However, with McCain in office, he will be able to help create another version of the blackberry that will fix everything at broadband speed! He's an early version of his BlackBerry ad campaign.


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    Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    Democratic Rant

    After a recent and thought provoking comment, I decided to do some good ole' Obama/Democratic Bashing! Check out this video of Barack Obama breaking the record for saying "Uh" the most times in a single interview.


    After watching this watching this hilarious video, can you actually believe that Barack Obama, the democratic presidential canidate for the United States of America, says "Uh..." a lot? I mean sure he graduted from two ivy league institutions and taught constitutional law in one of the finest law schools in the country and served as a state legislator and US senator and has been praised for his public speeches. But, come on. If you want to be the president of this country you cannot say "Uh..." thirty times in one interview. You have to be as articulate and humorus as our current commander and chief.




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    Monday, September 15, 2008

    Designing McCain & Barack


    As an amateur graphic designer (shameless plug!) it is understood that the value of good design is that it communicates words on a page in a way that is more accessible to the targeted audience. Homogeneity in design communicates centrality in message and harmony in ideas. Cleanness in presentation shows clearness and organization of information, which also determines accessibility by its user interface.

    With that being said, let's take a look at their websites.

    Obama Homepage

    • Color: Obama's site uses only the American flag as the color scheme (good idea if you're running for president of the USA). The site is predominantly blue:                                 Blue Color  Blue: symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, faith, truth and heaven. It is also associated with calmness and tranquility. It can be used to promote services/products related to cleanliness. Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding and softness. 
    • Hue: Notice the use of 'lighting' in the design of the site. Everything has a glowing effect. Notice the Obama/Biden face header and the Texas state picture. The buttons, the headings, are all illuminated. The blue background varies, depending on what is being brought to the center of attention. The brighter hues bring out the titles and pictures. Notice that the toolbar is easy to find because it stands out the most. 
    • Space: This site is very evenly organized. Notice that the top right corner is lined up with the "Vote for Change" directly under the toolbar. The hues separate them into distinct portions, yet the congruency of the layout makes it easy to find and distinguish different parts of the page. There is ample spacing left for text and pictures, so the readability is great. 
    • Text: There are only two major fonts used on this whole page. One is used for the titles and headers, and the other is used for the descriptions. The text itself is spaced well, so that it isn't too cluttered. This lends to homogeneity because the whole site operates with the same fonts throughout.
    McCain

    • Color: McCain's site doesn't really have a main color, at least on the surface. The colors that pop on this page are the greens. However, the predominant color is the background, which is a muted turquoise-ish color. There are a few yellows that really pop out as well, but as a whole, the page doesn't really lend itself to much consistency.
    • Hue: Hues are only used in the separate little "widget boxes" and the header. Interestingly, in the header, McCain and Palin's faces are not consistent with the header, giving a glued-on look. The rest of the page uses very flat colors, but relies on the numerous boxes to contribute dimension
    • Space: This page is extremely cluttered with so many different things going on at once. The spacing is not necessarily unorganized, but strange color choice lends itself to a chaotic and messy looking layout. Notice that each of the three columns are giving very similar space. This is strange because it doesn't give much centrality to your focus. Everything seems a bit too large and in-your-face. 
    • Text: The entire page uses three different fonts, not including the two used in the header, the four used in the left sidebar, and the one in the "volunteer HQ" box. The font is very dated, unlike Obama's 2.0 edge. Also, the way that the text is organized and sized is very large (maybe so senior citizens can see?). Though not text intensive, it appears that way because of the small spacing and huge default font size. 
    The Spanish Pages

    Obama's


    McCain's

    WTF!!!

    Look at the homepages. Now look at their Spanish ones. McCain's homepage looks pretty different from Obama's, but why does his Spanish site look so much like Obama's? Do you think it has anything to do with his recently popularized "Maverick" and "Agent of Change" identity?

    Coincidence?

    Sunday, September 14, 2008

    John McCain Gets Grilled on The View


    Sarah Palin On ABC

    In case you missed it( like I did) here's Sarah Palin being interviewed by Charles Gibson on ABC.






    I think Sarah Palin did a good job....of stating her rehearsed answers during the interview. However, towards the end, when she was asked about the Bush Doctrine, she must've forgot what coach McCain told her.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008

    Monday, September 8, 2008

    Sarah Palin & The Bridge To Nowhere


    Take a look at this ad from the McCain party titled The Original Mavericks.

    Notice anything funny? If you guessed the title you are correct! John McCain and Sarah Palin aren't Mavericks, that title goes to Mark Cuban and the greatest basketball team that's located in Dallas, Texas. However, if you said something relating to Sarah Palin stopping the bridge to nowhere being completely false then you get some credit.

    Sarah Palin did'nt stop the bridge to nowhere; Hell, she was the main person looking for funding for the $400 million project!

    "We will continue to look for options for Ketchikan to allow better access to the island," the Republican governor[Sarah Palin] said. "The concentration is not going to be on a $400 million bridge."-CNN

    Would this be considered an absolute lie or just an error of judgement on the republican's side?


    Sunday, September 7, 2008

    Sarah Palin Confused?



    For a second their she sounded like she could've been Obama's running mate.

    Porn and Politicis




    Slavery
    : includes both traditional slaves and bonded workers who are not allowed to work off their debts.

    Did you know that 14,500=17,500 slaves are brought into the US every year? That's about one every 30 minutes.

    The average cost of a slave is $90.
    50% work in the agriculture industry
    but did you know that the other
    50% of slaves are engaged in the commercial sex industry?

    (Human Trafficking, U.S. State Department)

    There's this entire censorship debate about what we can and cannot have access to on the internet. But at what cost? The porn industry rakes in more money than the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB combined-it's insane.

    So what are the parties going to do about this? I haven't heard anything.

    Sickening, isn't it?

    Saturday, September 6, 2008

    The Middle Class Irony



    One of the biggest criticisms against McCain is that he is continuing "trickle down economy" where the richest 5% get tax breaks- so that it will hopefully reach the middle class.

    Popular opinion of the public along with the Democrats is that the middle class needs to be the one helped the most. One aspect is that the middle class are the biggest consumers, so they need more money to spend- making sure that the economy stays rigorous. Watch these pretty comprehensive videos about "Obamanomics"





    Watch every Obama speech: it's all about the middle class.
    Sounds good right?
    I'm betting that you're in the middle class.


    McCain and Obama's policies are opposites: Trickle down and Trickle up. But how about the lowest class?
    How does "lifting up the middle class" affect the bottom? McCain has continually flip flopped about raising the minimum wage vs. Obama who is adamantly pushing to keep the minimum wage livable at the same rate as the economy.

    All you can really say about their stance is that McCain is among the highest 5% of Americans while Obama (at least according to Audacity of Hope) talks about our "empathy deficit" for the urban poor.

    So is there a trickle down to the bottom? I guess the issue is: which candidate's policy gives a higher likelihood of trickling down to the bottom? From the richest to the bottom, or the middle to the bottom?

    Even globally, for America to be the philanthropist to the third world, would mean for America to have the respect of other nations as well as the money to give and build resources. Through the lens of poverty, that would necessitate the administration with the most sound economic plan right? Here's the theoretical chart of the Dems' policy. For the Republicans, add "more $ for richest, trickles down to middle class" to the top.



    This is all very naive (but popular) statement, but the urban poor need jobs, higher minimum wage, and an excellent education program. Pretty much: make them just like the middle class.

    It's a very shallow explanation of deeper needs, but economically, it's what people are really asking for isn't it?

    So the democrats knock the republicans for their trickle own policy, but what are they going to do about their own uspoken "trickle down" to the poor? Even moreso, to the rest of the impoverished world? Is all of this middle class growth really going make that siginificant of a change for the poorest of the poor?

    Friday, September 5, 2008

    Animal Lovers Say "No" To Palin



    While browsing google images for naked pictures of Sarah Palin (don't judge me! ), I came across an interesting little article concerning her views on animals rights. Well obviously since shes an avid hunter and explicitly touts her fur coat everywhere one would only think that she luvs animals. Nonetheless, here our a few points to consider with Sarah Palin :


    * Proposed paying a $150 bounty for the left foreleg of each dead
    wolf.

    * Approved a $400,000 state-funded propaganda campaign to promote
    aerial hunting.

    * Introduced legislation to make it even easier to use aircraft to
    hunt wolves and bears.



    Obama & O'Reilly Discuss Iraqi War(Peacefully?)


    Peacefully...yea right.However, Bill O'Riley was'nt as pushy as he is to his other guests....but then again this is only the first segment of a four part interview.
    Watch as they discuss the ongoing War in Iraq.



    Oprah Says No To Palin




    Billionaire talk show host/goddess, recently says she willl not allow Sarah Palin to make an apperance on her show. Oprah, a heavy Obama supporter, cliams that she doesn't want to use her show to platform any of the candiates. There is also talk that this issue has created a rift within Oprah's staff were half of Oprah's staff wants Palin to make an apperance while the other half doesn't.

    McCain DRILLS His Speech Into Nowhere



    Last night during the RNC, John McCain mentioned drilling for more oil a total of 18 times! While barley mentioning issues concerning poverty or rebuilding of the middle class. I wounder how many more tax breaks for oil companys would he implement IF he was elected into office and how come the middle class would not recieve any prominent tax relief.


    "After listening to all the speeches this week, I heard nothing that suggests the Republicans are ready to fix the economy for middle-class families, provide quality affordable health care for all Americans, guarantee equal pay for equal work for women, restore our nation's leadership in a complex world or tackle the myriad of challenges our country faces," Clinton said in the statement. "So, to slightly amend my comments from Denver: No way, no how, no McCain-Palin. - CNN"



    McCain shows no love for the Middle-Class



    Yesterday during the RNC, John McCain failed to mention any issue concerning middle class Americans.

    "If you watched the Republican National Convention over the last three days, you wouldn't know that we have the highest unemployment in five years because they didn't say a thing about what is going on with the middle class," Obama told workers at a specialty glass factory.

    "They spent a lot of time talking about John McCain's biography, which we all honor," the Illinois senator said. "They talked about me a lot, in less than respectful terms. What they didn't talk about is you and what you're seeing in your lives and what you're going through, or what your friends or your neighbors are going through." - The Associated Press


    I guess one would try to argue  WELL THATS WHAT SARAH PALIN IS FOR, but then again....

    Obama Latest Ad "Same"






    Thursday, September 4, 2008

    Obama Set To Make Fox Debut on O'Reilly




    Tonight, Barack Obama will make his first appearance on Fox News with Bill O'reilly on the O'reilly Factor.
    Barack Obama will appear on Fox News with conservative Bill O’Reilly on Thursday, the same night John McCain gives his acceptance speech at the Republican convention here. What a coincidence! - Wall Street Journal: WashingtonWire


    This just hours before John McCain gives his acceptance speech tonight during the RNC. Hopefully they'll be able discuss real issues such as Obama's stand on poverty in America and not delve Obama's favorite gangster rapper.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    Biden and The Real Question



    "Are we talking about what we can do for Africa
    or are we talking about what we can do with Africa?"
    -Joe Biden

    McCain is too vague, Barack has no track record. But look at Biden's record and what he says.

    When asked by ONE about what he would do as President, here's a rundown of what he said:
    (full page)
    -$50 billion by 2013 for HIV
    -expanded efforts for Malaria prevention
    -I have to quote this one:
    "...legislation to safeguard women and children in refugee and IDP camps and I am the author of the International Violence Against Women Act. As president, I would build on these efforts to address the interlinked health needs and human rights of women and children.”
    -co-sponsored the Education for All Act (universal primary education)
    -Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (prevent water-borne disease)
    -partnered with Bono on Jubilee 2000 debt relief

    McCain's "straight talk" on poverty involves no numbers, no way to measure- which means no accountability. However, he has experience in dealing with foreign issues firsthand. He's also constantly talking about not aiding certain countries because of abuse (which is legitimate). However, what do vague promises mean?

    Obama promises alot- like giving measurable goals with spending on HIV, along with epic, touching speeches about his personal touches with poverty and his social work experience. But one has to wonder if he even knows what he's getting into. There's very little indication besides his persuasive talk of whether or not he can pull of what he's talked about. His track record is very light, despite his motivational presence.

    Now let me take a pause from politics for a second.

    The real question has to be whether or not these issues mean anything to us, anything to you or me. On a very surface level, how does dirty water or child prostitution influence my American life? On a more personal level, will we pass these injustices off to more "experienced" people? Am I just going to leave it up to ONE or the President to deal with? Know these issues, we all need to learn together. It doesn't affect you and me, and that's the problem.

    The shirt you wear could be made by child labor.
    The water you drink is bought and sold by companies, at the cost of actually keeping wells from much of the 3rd world.
    American men go to Thailand regularly and buy time with 7 year old girl prostitutes.

    No, it doesn't affect you. But it does affect them. Even if it did somehow affect our economy or resources- at what cost? A life? Innocence?

    Uncomfortable? Good.
    Let's do something about it. Add your voice, your money, your time, your resources.
    I'm not being preachy, I'm just telling you what you don't want to hear. But it's true. I know first hand.
    We're in this together. Never think that you're too insignificant to save a life.

    -d



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    This is a huge plug for ONE.org, but believe it. Add your voice to get, whoever wins, to take the stand against poverty.



    featuring Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain and Mayor Bloomberg.

    -d

    Protesters Pepper Sprayed And Arrested





    Over 250 people were arrested yesterday after protesters march, held by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, took an abrupt end near the RNC. Nearly 10,000 protesters showed up outside the XCel Convention Centre, in St Paul, Minnesota to protest against the Republican party and support of the ongoing war in Iraq.

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    John McCain & Barrack Obama Back At It

    Here's the latest tv campaign ads for Barrack Obama and John McCain.


    McCain's Ad


    Obama's Ad


    After viewing the ads you'll notice that both sides have stuck to thier guns and attack the same points. John McCain claims that Obama is just another flashy candidate with little experience and big promises.While Obama, on the other hand, points out that McCain supports Bush and will bring the same ideology back into the White House.

    Monday, September 1, 2008

    Sarah Palin Daughter Gets Knocked Up At 17




    Sarah Palin announced Monday that here 17 year old daughter,Bristol Palin, is 5 months pregnant. Reports say that they plan on keeping the child and encourages Bristol to wed the father.

    John McCain on the issue:
    "[The Palins] "are being supportive of her and the man she will marry... This is a young woman. She's 17 years old. This is the governor's daughter and it is their issue." -trailblazersblog.DMN


    Barrack Obama on the issue:

    "Let me be as clear as possible," Obama said. "I think people's families are off-limits, and people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as governor or her potential performance as a vice president."

    Obama said reporters should "back off these kinds of stories" and noted that he was born to an 18-year-old mother.

    "How a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn't be the topic of our politics, and I hope that anybody who is supporting me understands that's off-limits."-CNN



    I believe the candidates are making the right choice by keeping out of this personal matter. There's no need into turning this issue into a celebrity show like Britney Spears little sister,Jamie Lynn Spears. I also think the media will keep their distance from this issue as well seeing that there's more to be had directly from either candidates.

    barack, biden, palin and dead babies

    EDIT: i was going to make a picture of a fetus wearing glasses (distasteful, i know) and all i have to say is; google image "fetus". eye opening, but extremely, extremely disturbing. wow.

    liberal blogs/news outlets rejoice as palin's unwed daughter is pregnant.
    here's barack's response;

    "Back off these kinds of stories." "I have said before, and I will repeat again: People's families are off-limits," Obama said. "And people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18, and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics."

    he goes on to say that he would fire anyone in his campaign who would cause this to become an issue.


    so let's talk about abortion
    barack and biden
    (especially biden) are pro-abortion. no matter how you look at it, biden is openly for it, while obama, despite his evangelical-pleasing "Jesus lingo", is completely dodgey and purposely mysterious about it.
    check this (though admittedly biased)

    now palin is most definitely against abortion. according to the huffington post: she wouldn''t support it even if her daughter was raped.

    it's a woman's choice, right? or is it about the sanctity of life?

    really, this is a hard place to be, is it not? well, if you're like me it is.
    if you are
    super pro abortion: vote obama!who has little experience, but a great motivator, with an extremely experienced vp
    super anti abortion: vote mccain! who has been a pow longer than obama has been a politician! but with a terrible, terrible choice in vp. terrible.

    let's be honest. all men can never fully understand this whole issue of abortion as well as women can because they have no birth potential/experience.
    so then, if obama/biden are dudes, and palin is the woman, who should you trust more in terms of abortion policy?

    maybe it's a weak argument, but i guess this whole topic is for another time and place. politics, thou art a baby killer


    -d