Pour More Beers

…because I’m probably going to have to remain drunk for four years to deal with the idea of “Dubya with a Mandate”. If you’re in Fallujah right now, best you duck and cover, because there’s a shitstorm coming your way as soon as el Presidente and his hawks get over their hangovers.

I think the whole thing was put into stark contrast for me when I heard an audio comment on Adam Curry’s daily sourcecode show, from a guy in Kentucky. He talked about how in Ketucky “we learn to take the measure of a man”, and how Kerry just didn’t measure up as a man, and how could someone who doesn’t measure up “as a man” be a president? See this just emphasizes the gap between sane reasoning, and the USA psyche. In my mind, I don’t care if the person running for president is a dwarf hermaphrodite screaming fag. To me it’s all about their policy and platform, and when it comes to policy and platform, I just can’t agree with an administration that lies; invades other countries against international law; and takes religious absolutism over solid facts.

Being close to draft age, I’m just incredibly glad that I live in New Zealand, and feel sorry for my peers in the USA who may find themselves dropped in Iraq, Iran or North Korea before the year is out. Good luck to you all.

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  1. I’m glad you live in NZ too, we need people with real backbone here in God’s country.

  2. Yep. You sure need a whole lotta backbone to take the worlds most technologically advanced and powerful army into a middle-eastern backwater and out-muscle everyone.

    A lot more than, say, facing up realistically to the imbalance of power and money in the world. Working your way out of oil dependance. Confronting Christian religious fundamentalism. Trying to find a middle gorund that reduces, rather than increases, the need for others to resort to terrorism to have their voices heard. Oops no, I wonder which takes more ‘backbone’?

  3. I’m anonymous above. I apologize for the unkind comment. I do enjoy your website and hope you’ll keep it up. Thank you. I know the USA is not perfect, but I sincerely don’t think it is as bad as you think it is. There seems to be a lot of Iraqi’s who are grateful for what the US is doing for them. I deeply regret the life lost on both sides, but in my opinion, there are a lot of folks who want to see me dead and I don’t feel I need to apologize for defending myself. I don’t feel guilty for working my butt off and getting paid for it. I’m grateful for the extreme sacrifices made by others before me who have made it possible for me to live in relative freedom. I don’t feel guilty for believing in Christianity. Tho’ I do think that the extreme fundamentalism needs watching. I wish you the best. -jeff
    PS – I believe that God blesses NZ too.

  4. Dude, thanks for the reply – I heartily appreciate the sentiment and I too regret the initial heat in my reply. Diversity is something we cannot avoid, nor risk losing.

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