Watching the CNN debate set in the Reagan Library. This is a fitting location as both Mitt Romney and John McCain are bending over backwards these days to fellate the corpse of Ol' Jingo in order to gain conservative street cred.
An example from Mitt: "We're in the house that Reagan built." What a brown-noser! He also took the bait when he was given the question "Would Reagan endorse you for President?" He was very assured that he indeed would. Junk question, junk answer.
An example from McCain: "I was a foot soldier in the Reagan revolution." I just threw up.
I know how Ronnie has been given conservative sainthood that has been strengthened by the mist of time, foggy baby-Boomer memories and nostalgia for "Morning in America", but can we drop it yet?
Time for these guys to stand up on their own. If you two want to be the new Reagan, I'll take my vote elsewhere, thank you.
Meanwhile Ron Paul gets a chance to speak some common sense every once in awhile between front-runner sparring. Too bad he isn't given more time. He'd better watch it though, if he gets too many jabs in he'll be excluded from future debates like the Democratic second tier.
Huckabee was also very well spoken. He got the last word and made it a damn good one. He was able to invoke the best of Reagan's spirit without putting his tongue in Ronnie's bum.
Each of these guys were passionate, knowledgeable and highly experienced. Edwards was hobbled by his pledge not to take donations from special interests (and the odd way he pronounced vowel sounds), and Kucinich was just too progressive (and short). Too good candidates who may have been too white and too male to sell to a country looking to get as far as possible from anything that even looks a tiny bit like the Bush administration. I hope both of these men continue their causes, cause they are both better than who is left.
What kills me is that after 8 years of the prudish Laura Bush, would it have been so bad to see Elizabeth Kucinich strutting around the White House? Oh... now I'm the one being superficial...
Anyway, good luck gentlemen. I was looking forward to voting for either of you. Now it's only January and we're down to TWO viable candidates.
"Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people."
Today my 5 year old girl, in a surprise move, expressed a rabid desire to watch Star Wars. I almost cried with joy.
Since I all ready ripped my DVD to hard disc using the wonderful (and free) Handbrake, I made a copy of the original, cut out all the parts where anyone was shot, amputated, burned, or blown-up (15 minutes in all) and uploaded to my Apple TV. The "Star Wars - Episode 4 - A New Hope - Lilah Edition" was born.
Of course, with that critical 15 minutes of violent content deleted, "Star Wars" could have be renamed "Star Strong Disagreement". Did Greedo shoot first? As far as my kid knows, he didn't shoot AT ALL!
At any rate, she was overjoyed and delighted, but not a tenth as much as I was.
I officially end any desire to have a boy in order to fulfill my needs of sci-fi companionship. I don't even mind that she spends all her time watching for what kind of shoes Princess Leia is wearing.
Mike Huckabee: “I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards, rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.”
Presently living in an abandoned Soviet radar station
I'm a former male model with degrees in philosophy and martial arts. I left the seminary to spread the word of truth to the infidels (the other ones). I frequently mix Vodka, Cialis, Viarga and Paxil to control my overzealous love of mankind.