What are you people THINKING?!?! ARE you thinking?!?!

Look, I can understand (a little) if you're a life-long Republican, casting your vote in a blue state where it doesn't much matter who you vote for. Ok? You didn't change anything; your state still ended up going to Kerry/Edwards. But you red-staters and Bush-supporters who refuse to acknowledge that the man (or at least the people he surrounds himself with and takes his cues from) is deeply flawed baffle me. Seriously. All 50-some million of you.

I believe that in this society, whatever the President's (or, more accurately, Karl Rove's) personal values and morals, they have no place dictating public policy or morality for the masses. Do you understand that with the debt now owed to the 4 million "evangelicals" with whom you voted, America is going to be a little bit of Hell on earth for anyone not married, white, and Christian, now? (Don't even get me started, by the way, on whether this voting bloc bears any resemblance whatsoever to anyone with true Christian values, because I'd have to start quoting passages about not judging lest ye be judged and the ones without sin being the ones entitled to cast stones, etc. -- and PLEASE don't tell me that any credence whatsoever should be given to the notion that born-again means you should not be held accountable for the things you did in your pre-saved life, 'cause I think that's absolutely unconscionable.)

There seems to me to be no such thing as "compassionate" conservatism. It's bunk. It's all about getting more, more, more, and screwing over the less-fortunate, and hoping noone's looking. I am as big a believer as anyone in working hard for what you get (and was raised by a single mother myself who never took a dime of money from anyone other than Dad, who was legally obligated to pay it monthly), but I do think noblesse oblige, and that there's no excuse for not lending a helping hand, within limits, sure, within reason, of course, but not kicking people off the welfare rolls without some sort of assessment, on a case-by-case basis or at least within narrower socio-economic bands of people than just wholesale....

Anyway, this is the point: do you want to live in a country where people are starving, and where we care more about fetuses than babies, and where measly checks for $600 to people who are already wealthy could bankrupt us as a NATION? (Please note that I got the check AND the "tax cut" but I'd give 'em both back and more if asked. That's what living in society is about.) Go overseas, and see what the dollar's doing, if you're curious as to whether the international community is bullish or bearish on W.


Oh, and last but not least: OMG OMG OMG, THE RED SOX WON THE SERIES! THE RED SOX WON THE SERIES! THE RED SOX WON THE SERIES, take THAT you lousy smug Yankee fans!!!!! (All right, all right, I don't mean Rob, who's had a hard week, but everyone else! Nyah!)


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