Politics


Is obama Morphing Into An Articulate Bush?

Both clinton and obama have regularly played the faith card that colored so much of w’s time in office. Now obama has added a page out of the huckabee playbook to his campaign.
As the NPR article linked above shows, obama has been preaching this message throughout his campaign. It really shouldn’t have taken the Kentucky flier to quell PZ’s support a bit. Really, the dems have been pandering to this demographic for years now.
Regular readers know I place little faith in government and none in politicians. Nevertheless, I will admit to attending a democratic caucus and voting for obama. Why? Because of his opponent’s early and long support for the Iraq invasion and ongoing debacle. Failure to see through the bush veil of lies should itself preclude someone from this office.
Now, while obama still says he will end the war quickly he has started wearing the adornments of the bush administration war machine:
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Really, his uniform was just fine without the lapel pin.

BTW, it might be reasonable for voters to trust democrats more than republicans however trusting politicians of any ilk is much like the chickens trusting the fox. Both parties are interested in taking care of the citizens voters only to the extent necessary to maintain power.


Blogger Pictures Can Suck You In

Have you checked out the Blogger picture player? It has been around since September but I just ran across it:

Blogger Play will show you a never-ending stream of images that were just uploaded to public Blogger blogs. You can click the image to be taken directly to the blog post it was uploaded to, or click “show info” to see an overlay with the post title, a snippet of the body, and some profile information about the blogger who uploaded it.

Give it a try! Beware, though, some NSFW photos will scroll by:

Blogger Play

I found it pretty absorbing.

How long did you get stuck there the first time?


An Honest president?

Not likely:

An honest president would threaten the corrupt, dishonest and rigged two-party political system, so one getting a presidential nomination is improbable. How could an honest person obtain financing for their campaign? How could they get diverse groups to support their candidacy?

But if we are going to have such an office shouldn’t we have an honest president?

If the answer is yes, shouldn’t we throw out the current corrupt methodology of selecting candidates? And, yes, we may still not get an honest president but it would be hard to make that less likely than it is now.