Thursday, April 21, 2011
1) We need a new party; a third party and/or a complete and total overhaul of one of the existing parties. And, yes, I want it to be a party that doesn't constantly feel the need to conflate such wildly discrepant topics as "card check" (which I vociferously oppose) and gay marriage (which I vociferously support), drilling in the ANWR (I'm open to it) and abortion (I'm strongly pro-choice), etc.. Enough already with the laundry-lists/blue-plate specials.............2) Imagine being part of a legislature SO EXTREME that even a Jan Brewer would veto your bills. I mean, wouldn't that be embarrassing? Yeah, well, that's exactly what happened this week in Arizona. The normally reliable tea party governor of that state vetoed a) some idiotic birther bill and b) a right to "carry" on college campuses bill. It seems that even she couldn't get behind this bullcrap. And good for her, I say. Good for frigging her.............3) To all of those people who claim that they've never met a birther, my response to that would be BOOM, "you just haven't been looking hard enough." I say this, folks, in that, yes, according to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, a grand total of 47% of all Republicans say that they don't think that the President was born in America (now, to be fair, maybe some of them aren't aware that Hawaii is actually part of America). That's almost half. So, yeah, keep looking, I guess would be my advice to them.