Posts made in November, 2006

Post Election Headache

Posted by on Nov 8, 2006 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

This morning I woke up at 1:12 am. I could tell that my head was going to throb soon. Somewhere around 2:30 the pounding had begun and I woke up to the drums in between my ears. I rolled over and tried to ignore them, like I do the accordion polka tunes from the neighbors behind us while I fall asleep (How can carnival music be that endearing?). 3:42 and I was awake again, following a dream where I screamed a curse word twice in a large group of people. I woke twenty minutes before my alarm went off, 4:57 am, and lay there knowing that my headache was going to feel worse when I got into the shower.

I’d been grinding my teeth all night.

I think it’s because of these two words “Madame Speaker.”

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The Blind Squirrel Finds a Nut

Posted by on Nov 8, 2006 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Well, I wish I could say I was surprised that the Republicans surrendered control of the House and a great deal of power in the Senate, but I’m not. After 12 years of control, something eventually had to give. It appears to me that people chose to vote for anyone other than a Republican likely out of anger and disgust that is primarily composed by media biases and sheer ignorance to our countries hierarchy of needs. As I watched the results come in last night and saw Wolf Blitzer’s sheer delight, I could not help but feel that tomorrow (now today), we are less safe than we were the day before. And while the Dems seek to revolutionize our “sluggish” economy (please pick up a Wall Street Journal and look at the DOW & 4% unemployment rate for a change) through “improving” the minimum wage/creating greater inflation (something that only affects 12 million out of 300 million Americans, most of whom are high-schoolers), money and attention will be diverted from areas that vitally affect our world standing as the Left will continue to drive us toward becoming the “Western Netherlands.”

And while I regret the fact that the Dems did so well yesterday, I am partially comforted by the fact that this will galvanize that GOP. Bush will give a speech today where he calls for unity and single-mindedness throughout the next two years. However, it is my hope that the GOP uses this time to truly find themselves again, to actually stand for something again, and to stop pandering to liberal interests for the sake of media recognition. The media will never like an individual or cause that sees issues as black and white, right or wrong because they’re a pluralistic entity who sides with things like philosophy over religion and values. Aside from spreading the influence of relativity, creating other socialistic entities, and building bigger government, the Left has no ideas for solving our problems. And as Nancy Palosi fights for the rights of illegal immigrants and terrorists, Republicans will hopefully find a sense of unity toward what our Constitution affords to individuals and our desperate need to protect our borders and liberty. As I look at many of the results, a big thank you goes out to the moronic people of Vermont and Minnesota for electing an open Socialist (VT) and a Muslim (MN), I’m sure that they’ll do wonders in protecting the causes of our nation.

As for me, I have decided to shun ideas of political unity for the idea of standing firm on what I believe. And unlike the Dems, I stand first on my morals and then align myself with the people and party that best represents my values. It is my hope that as we galvanize ourselves and fight for the major issues on America’s hierarchy of needs, our country will realize that the Dems have no real connection with reality and that their idealism and money-hungry solutionism only deepens our nations interdependency upon government provisorship and brings our country back to pre 9/11 vulnerability.

Maybe you could care less about this post and that’s fine. Or perhaps you now see me as a “bigoted-redstater,” thats fine to. All of this is fine because of I’m tired of taking things lying down and I’m ready to stand for something. I hope that this can also be true for you, whoever and wherever you are.

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