Monday, February 25, 2008

No Matter What We Do...

We are electing another white guy as our next President. Let's face facts, Barack Obama is not a black male, and Hillary is not a white female. Both are white males! Just like their Republican contenders. You don't believe me? Here, I'll prove it:

Hillary clearly wore the pants when Bill was President. He might have been elected, but she was erected as she apparently dick-tated the policies he supposedly espoused. Plus, he gets back in the White House and he will govern just like he did the first time: from the bedroom. Hence, Hillary is just another white guy.

Mr. Obama can only call himself as black as I can call myself Chinese. The fact is, he is an extremely dark skinned white guy with a black father, a white mother, a patrician family, and a "white-guy" education. So he has a black wife, lots of white guys do... they are called WAR PRIZES or "proof that I am liberated beyond skin color". And my Chinese is only skin deep. I was raised American, live a very caucasian life, and other than a few minor bits about outward appearance that I espouse, I really have no business calling myself Chinese. The fact is that I might be more Hispanic than I am Chinese because I was raised in the Southwest; and because he was raised in Hawaii, he is likely more asian than he is black. But at the end of the day, he is still a white guy!

So, my point is made. No matter who we elect, this is not a ground breaking election. At the end of the day in November, we are just electing another white guy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Price of Choices

Readers, I am sorry for not posting lately, but it is because the debates have been pithy, the sniping has been absurd, and I have had to make choices about which candidates to back.

So, let me start with some bad news: Tom Tancredo has bowed out of the race. Thanks, Sir, for bringing immigration to the front of everyone's consciousness. It is projected that Chris Dodd will likely be joining him soon. I would also like to wish my condolences to the Kucinich family on their loss.

Good News: Mike Huckabee has officially graduated to the first tier and Ron Paul is not far behind.

Endorsements: It is the opinion of this author that there are only two candidates from each party worth voting for. As a result, though I do not agree with all of their stances, I find their integrity so redeeming that these are the candidates that I will either vote for or encourage my friends, family, and readers to vote for. Duncan Hunter, Dennis Kucinich, Bill Richardson, and Ron Paul have earned my respect and the endorsement of this blog.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Illusion of Choice

I was frequenting my favourite blogs over the past few days to catch up on my reading when I read a post about the current state of the gaming industry. Now, normally, this kind of thing makes so much sense to me that I fail to see the need to post about it. But, this one got me thinking.

A quick summary is that we used to have distinct choices in consoles, Sega/Atari/Nintendo. Among those choices, we didn't have variants that were so nuanced that we really had no clue. But now, with Microsoft and Sony, we do. Well, unless you want the a product made by Nintendo. The problem is that with all the variations, it really ads up to a lot of confusion to the consumer and gets the consumer either becoming cattle and buying what they perceive to be the "popular" choice, or they choose not to buy a product because the cost/benefit ratio just isn't big enough to override the confusion.

Well, guess what? That got me thinking about voter apathy in the current generation and other illusions of choice. And we have voter apathy and the illusion of choice caused by too many choices in spades. The Democratic Party has 8 current candidates, all of whom are nuanced variants of one another. The Republicans have 9 candidates, and all the front-runners are either nuances of each other or nuances of their Democratic rivals. Heck, even their second tier, while different from the front runners, are nuanced variants of one another.

Of course, politics are not the only place where choice is an illusion. Look at all your various drugs. Yet again, for one problem, there are twenty different choices all with side effects that make not a single one appealing. So like our politicians and game consoles, we are left wondering if we are better off living with the problem rather than dealing with choosing bad solutions.

Maybe that's why I'm a registered Liberterian. Maybe that is why most of the younger generation of politically inclined citizens have registered as independents.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ron Paul - Second Tier Fundraising King

Did you hear the one about how Ron Paul raised over $3.5 Million in 24 hours? Holy Crap! Good job Ron Paul.

Final Match-ups

This week, I give you the last two "second-tier" candidates. One is filled with controversy, the other is the lesser known Senator from Connecticut.

Chris Dodd - The Other Senator from Connecticut
Tom Tancredo - Congressman from Colorado

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ron Paul's Halo

Well, talk about an interesting way to raise funds. Some college students are raising money for Ron Paul by playing Halo 3.

Hunting Season

It's official. It doesn't matter which party you belong to because the target is always the same. Hillary, does it feel like you were born with cross-hairs for a birthmark? Or are you just starting to get both barrels from all members of both major parties because of your stances or lack thereof?

On the other hand, if you are looking for change, and don't mind a little help from another planet, never hesitate to ask Dennis where he gets his ideas from.