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Saying What Needs to be Said

Well, this has to be said and if you can't handle someone's opinion, you should stop reading right now.

I'm going to break this post into two parts, first is the presidential election, the second part on Oregon measure 36.

Okay, so Dubya won. Am I disapointed? Yes. Irritated? Yes. Worried? Yes. Pissed off? No. This is a bad day for 100% of America. 48% of us know it. 52% Will realize this over the next four years. Especially when their friends, nephews, sons, cousins, employees, students, etc. are ordered to fight a war that shouldn't be fought, and won't come back. A draft is a serious thing, especially now. While you might say, "hey they just voted that down" well, also remember all those people were up for election. No shit why they voted against it. Now we have a second term president that can't get impeached nor has to worry about re-election. These supposedly 'smart' republicans just gave one of the most dangerous men in the world a free pass to do whatever the fuck he wants. Plus, unless we pull out of Iraq soon, we are giong to need to rotate fresh troops in and they can't keep using national guard.

And what's the deal with conservatives and not being objective thinkers? I'm not saying all are, I've actually met some that are and they still differ in beliefs but they aren't so arrogant and I can respect their views. I can respect anyone's views/beliefs as long as they keep an open mind and at least try and stay objective. People who don't hold little respect with me. That's why I don't like talking poltics with people unless they are close friends and I know how they think. This will be one of my few political posts I'll ever make for that reason.

Alright, moving on to measure 36. For those of you who don't live in Oregon, it was the one to ammend the state constitution to make marriage something between one man and one woman. It sadly passed. I think this is a very bad thing. And what's worse is all the people that are supporters of it can only give religous reasons. And sadly, these don't count. I mean writing in the voter pamphlet "Vote yes or burn in hell" doesn't really say anything. I'm not saying this is bad because I'm gay because I'm not, it has to do with saying one religion is correct and one isn't. Marriage is a legal thing, not a religous thing. I mean you don't even have to go into a church to get married. Go to Nevada and you can get married and divorced inside of 12 hours. Maybe we need a new term for the legal status when two people are joined. In America people have the freedom of religion, which means it has no place in the goverment. Thats why saying god has a problem with homosexuals being married is irrelevant.

So, now how am I going to stay entertained until Thanksgiving without a continual series of voting disputes and recounts? I guess I'll have to figure out how to best invest my $300 annual Bush tax savings to cover the social security benefits I'm never gonna get. Or maybe buy some stock in Haliburton, or maybe do something illegal, get arrested, excercise my right to trial just to have the years of Bush appointed, Republican confirmed Supreme Court justices to use the Patriot Act to eliminate my right to trial.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2004 at 4:03 pm - (0) comments.

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