September 3rd, 2008


Palin Around

I've watched part of the Republican Convention, and it's good to see that they're sticking to their main values, to wit:

1. We don't like taxes.
2. Taxes are too high.
3. We need to get some tax cuts up in here.
4. Abortion is bad. So are taxes.
5. McCain was a POW. There must be some way to link that to taxes, right?
6. God is awesome, and doesn't want you to pay taxes. Even though Jesus said you should render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and He specifically set up some taxes in the Old Testament.
7. We need to kill terrorists, and somehow do that without paying taxes.
8. You know what sucks? Taxes.
9. The government is really lousy.

I kind of have to wonder why, if the government sucks so much, they all are so eager to be part of it. If they're trying to take it down from within, why didn't they do it when they controlled both the executive and legislative branches?

I'm not totally sure what the point of these conventions is, when the candidates have already been chosen. But then, maybe that's just my anti-party (as in "celebratory gathering," not "political party," although I have some problems with the latter as well) bias talking.

I do think it's kind of weird that people are complaining that Sarah Palin is anti-choice, pro-Creationism, and anti-polar-bear. I mean, I don't like those things either, but did anyone actually think McCain would choose someone who DIDN'T hold the typical beliefs of the Religious Right? And why do people keep saying she doesn't have experience? She won second prize in a beauty contest (and collected $10, presumably)! Has Biden done THAT?

So, to turn to non-political issues, here's a survey that I got from rockinlibrarian:

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