Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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I think there are many movies that depict the future with varying degrees of accuracy. Gattaca I always felt did the best job in that technological advancements were underplayed while DNA profiling dominated every aspect of life. Recently I watched a movie called Requiem for a Dream. This movies shows how 4 lives succumb to heroin and speed addiction. I specifically enjoyed the mother's story. She was a normal woman that wanted to be on TV. When she got a phone call saying that she might be selected for a game show, she was on cloud nine. Of course she wanted to fit into that old red dress that brought back memories of better days, but she was too big to fit into it. She tried a diet, but ended up taking diet pills at a friends' suggestion. The diet pills are speed of course and she was a blur of activity. She didn't realize how wonderful they made her feel until her body got used to the dosage and life returned to normal.Having adjusted to the dosage, the woman decided that she liked the way they made her feel more than what her goal was. She started mixing pills together and then the hallucinations started to kick in. Eventually, her journey to quick fame led to her being hospitalized and shocked into reality. She is a shell of a woman that is now confined to a mental hospital.
This is our same journey as a nation. These bailouts and stimulus packages are as appealing as speed is to a dieter. We passed one, and then that wasn't enough, so we do more and more. Then we hallucinate as a nation thinking that there are no consequences and no end to the money we can print. We are even becoming crazy enough to vote for Obama, because he can give us more speed. Obama appeals to the addict this nation has become. In the end, I fear we will also become destitute and need shock therapy to wake us up. Only it will likely be our kids that have to go through the treatment for our addiction.
Monday, October 20, 2008
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Friday, October 3, 2008
I think this vote also works on a second level. There were 90 Democrats that voted against the initial bill. Most of these Democrats, along with Republicans, are located in tight Congressional races, so their vote was important. I think that all of this wrangling is just show. These people wanted to be able to say they voted against the bill because it wasn’t good enough, but now that it has been improved, they are now ready to vote for it. Best of both world’s for them. Reports, however, say the bill is virtually the same. They treat us like sheeople because we act like sheeople. I haven’t read Animal Farm since the ninth grade, but I remember enough of it to think that we are entering the days of “Napoleon the Pig”, only in this version, his name is Obama. Remember, some animals are more equal than others.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Palin - coming out as a soccer mom saying that there is fear on the sidelines of soccer games. Saying the federal government needs reform citing McCain as calling for freddie mac reform and blaming his fellows (without naming Obama) At this point, no attack.
Biden is now citing Clinton era accomplishments. He is jumping off question to just attack, saying mcCain said the fundementals are good. Putting Palin on the defense and steering the course of the debate.
Palin said McCain was talking about the american worker and criticizing Obama for voting with his party 97% of the time, meaning they don't work across party lines. Palin has now said Maverick several times.
To Palin- what caused the mortgage crisis. Answer is predatory lending, that we are victims. We need to be responsible and more regulations.
Biden came out saying that McCain is part of the problem and Obama sounded the alarm. Attack, Attack, Attack. Now he is saying deregulation caused it, the kind that McCain is advocating.
Palin is now painting them as supporting tax increases. Government needs to cut and more tax relief. Obama would raise taxes on people making 42K.
Biden, says that McCain voted for tax incease 477 times. And that Palin can't defend deregulation.
Palin was in the middle of defending McCain and citing her record on cuttng taxes and Gwen Ifill cut her off mid sentence.
Biden is saying that people making less than 200k will not see a tax increase. People making less than 150k will get a tax increase.
Palin is saying that Biden's plan is for economic redistribution and that their plan will target small businesses. And that Biden's comment in saying paying more taxes is patriotic is crazy.
Palin is saying that Government sponsored healthcare is not smart because the government is not doing things too well.
Biden is saying that because of the economic issue, they won 't double foreign spending and then they won't pass a bunch of "McCain tax cuts", but health care will still be on the table.
Palin - is saying that OBama voted for the very plan that gave oil companies big tax breaks, and that she took on the oil companies and wouldn't give them tax breaks. Palin said McCain hadn't made any promises he can't keep despite the economy.
Biden is saying that Obama wants to do the same kind of plan as palin by doing a windfall profit tax.
Palin is dodging the question of being in favor of changing bankruptcy rules by talking about reform.
Biden also voted for it as well, which is contrary to Obama, who was against it.
Palin is now advocating more energy and framing Obama as being against it.
Ifill is asking for myths of global warming from palin. Palin is saying it is a combination of both. She said she isn't going to talk about the causes, just the solutions, which is very odd form. If you don't acknowledge the cause, how can you treat the alleged problem.
Biden is saying that climate change is absolutely man made, which is idiotic. Apparently nothing has ever changed in the history of the world.
Palin is saying that people do want to drill, and Alaska has lots of resources. She is citing that Biden and Obama called drilling to be raping the surface of the earth.
Biden says he is for same sex benefits and that there should be no legal difference and that the constitution calls for it.
Palin is not in favor of expanding benefits if it means redefining marraige.
Palin is now throwing Biden's words critical of Obama for voting against the surge.
Biden is saying that McCain has no plan and that McCain voted against funding because it had a timeline. Obama believes in a timeline. Biden " We will end this war, for McCain there is no end in sight"
Palin "your plan is white flag of surrender" and Obama can't even acknowledge the surges success. "You would be honored to run on McCain's ticket" "Biden said Obama is not ready to be commander in chief".
Question, which country is worst
Biden: Pakistan and Iran, he doesn't say where Obama stands on these things but instead criticizes McCain. afghanistan and pakistan is where the next attack will be planned.
Palin said Patreus says that Iraq is the frontline in the war on terror. you can't deal with a man, in Iran that thinks Isreal is a stink corpse. Obama would deal with all these crazy leaders without precondition.
Biden says that is not true.
They are now talking about foreign policy. There is nothing big here. McCain is for strength, Obama is for tea with the enemy.
Biden is saying that McCain is just a continuation of Bush.
I think I heard Palin say New cle air, like Bush, instead of Nuclear (New clear)
Biden says that the commanding general in afghanistan said the surge wouldn't work there. Palin said that isn't what he said, so I don't think Obama has a real strategy.
Palin had the best line yet when she said that she is an outsider because she can see Biden doing the for it and then being against it routine with about Iraq. People just want straight talk she says.
Biden is trying to say that he didn't support McCain's plans, but Palin isn't backing down and that Biden is just changing his tune now. McCain knows how to win a war.