Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday's Flippin' Blog

(a) An indescribable missed connection:

Dear Person-in-France-who-found-my-blog-by-googling-"rape my fanny"

For once, I am speechless.


(b) Yes, my blogcounter thingy can tell me what search terms people have used to find my blog. Don't worry, though, I don't really check it. I just happened to look at it one day and the above search kind of stood out.


(c) The thing about You-Tube is this: Yeah, it's a cool way to show funny, neat, and interesting videos. But there are also way too many videos of the "man eating hot pepper, " "laser beam popping balloon," and the plethora baby-eating/dancing/laughing/burping/singing type.

To me, it's like America's Funniest Home Videos minus the "Funniest" part.


(d) And also, it's annoying when old people try to be "hip" to all this newfangled technology. Okay, I'm going to come right out and say that I'm talking to YOU Democratic nominees. YOO-HOOOO! YOU are annoying for having a YouTube debate.

You are trying to win over the young technology-savvy crowd, a crowd that will mostly vote for you anyway. But once you get in office we know you will continue to ignore our concerns by bankrupting Social Security, doing nothing about the corrupt student loan business, and continuing to spend more money on corporate welfare and the defense-prison-industrial complex than on programs that would benefit us domestically- you know, like health care, education, and campaign finance reform.


(e) My voting strategy as of now. And this could change. First, I'm going to throw away my vote for Mike Gravel in the primaries. I refuse, on principle, to vote for any candidate whose support for LGBT rights is not clear, and frankly not correct- even if there's a woman running, and even if there's an African-American running. Because right now, this little-known and underexposed candidate is the ONLY one is in full support of marriage equality, who opposes the Defense of Marriage Act, AND opposes "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." (http://www.gravel2008.us/issues)

And then Hillary will win the primaries. And I'll have to choose between (a) not voting at all (b) voting for "the lesser two-evils," neither of whom fully support gay rights and are more beholden to corporate interests than they are to the common citizen. Ahhh, the "lessser of two evils," that bane of the American voter's existence.

But, since voting is one of the few meaningful ways for a non-millionaire average citizen to participate in our democracy, I'll choose to vote.

And I'll vote for Hillary. Who will lose to Rudy Giuliani. Because when America's gut-checked, we'll find out we aren't quite ready for a woman president after all.


I hope I'm wrong.

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