Wednesday, October 27, 2010
1) Yes, folks, I voted for Mr. Obama. But I voted for him, not because I thought that he was the "next Lincoln"....or the "next JFK"....or the "next FDR"....or the "next Ike"....or the "next Truman". I voted for him largely because his opponent, Mr. McCain, was talking like a crazy-man (sing-songing about devastating aerial attacks, engaging in a litany of bizarre 180s, etc.) . I, in other words, was voting for the lesser of the inadequate choices. Never once, folks, did ever buy into this whole "he's a new brand of politician" nonsense. Just for the God-damned record, I'm saying.............2) I have to admit it here, I've never really cared that much for Barbara Boxer. But when that individual went out of her way to get the General to address her as "Senator", man oh man, I'd probably have to say that it was THAT that really put me over the edge. I mean, talk about some severe pomposity!....And, yeah, I'll flat-out say it here, ignorance, too. Ma'am and Sir. That is HOW the military is directed to talk to civilians. It's like, what, she didn't frigging know that?....I actually kind of hope that Fiorina beats her. If nothing else, she's easier on the eyes.............3) Tony Perkins (he of the Family Research Council) went on National television last week ("Parker-Spitzer, I believe) and proclaimed that getting rid of "don't ask, don't tell" would allow for "open homosexuality in the military." He told a bald-faced lie, in other words. Getting rid of "don't ask, don't tell" would do literally NOTHING to the current code of conduct in the military. It would still be against protocol to fraternize. This Perkins dude is either an idiot or he's trying to gin-up fear. Either way, he was clearly being a dick.