Friday, October 17, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pesky Ballot

My absentee ballot is sitting on my desk next to my computer, and I can’t get myself to fill in the presidential box. McCain’s campaign has been a mess, and his recent jump from policy to policy during this economic crisis has not helped in making him appear capable to lead. Having Palin on the ticket sure doesn’t help either.

I have been pretty clear as to why I have serious doubts about an Obama presidency and what it means for America and the world. I don’t think his past associations with people like Ayers and Wright are trivial campaign issues, and I don’t trust the wing of the Democratic Party that pushed him through the primary and the main campaign.

While Jesse Jackson and Obama are hardly peas in a pod, this sure doesn’t help in casting my vote for the Democrat this season:
Jackson believes that, although "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" remain strong, they'll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.

Jackson warns that he isn't an Obama confidant or adviser, "just a supporter." But he adds that Obama has been "a neighbor or, better still, a member of the family." Jackson's son has been a close friend of Obama for years, and Jackson's daughter went to school with Obama's wife Michelle.”

So my ballot will likely sit there, glaring at me...and hey, if Hitch can begrudgingly vote for Obama, maybe I won’t regret it like I fear I will.

Idiot extraordinaire, Sean Hannity, continues to scratch the bottom of the barrel when it comes to finding people who will criticize Obama. Hannity is a reluctant McCain supporter, but watching him moan as his precious Republican Party loses wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Update 2:
Bob has a rundown of who is supporting who. Kellie links to the “Americans for Bosnia” who have endorsed Obama, and who bring up a reservation TNC has elaborated on previously. They wrote:
“It is true that, as far as the issues relevant to this blog, Obama is far from being the perfect candidate. I believe his opposition to the Iraq war, while principled, was based more on a narrow critique of the Bush Administration's admittedly clumsy preparations and rhetoric rather than a broader examination of the issue…. His record does not suggest that he naturally leans towards the cause of liberal intervention. Indeed, earlier in his candidacy I was very much afraid that an Obama administration would be in many ways a return to the craven equivocation of Jimmy Carter."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I don’t know if this is progress or not.
Korean scientists have developed a robot that can dance to “Tell Me” by the Wonder Girls, the first in the country that can freely move both of its arms while walking on two feet.”
Poor robot: it was out of date before it even hit the dance floor.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Developments in Nepal

The media has not focused on Nepal as of late, and seeing that the country is at an incredible point in its transformation away from a monarchy, that’s unfortunate. In April of 2008, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) became the largest political group in the country, and claimed 30% of the vote in the nation’s 2008 election, making the group’s rebel leader Prime Minister.

This has not stopped the Maoists from pushing for a “People’s Republic” within Nepal however. Senior Maoists’ leader Mohan Vaidya Kiran Pokharel recently claimed:
“We will accomplish the peoples’ revolution in Nepal through a peoples revolt, finally to achieve the target of Socialism and Communism.”
Opposition parties have expressed concern over the Maoists’ commitment to the nation’s new democratic system. Leading opposition leaders have also said that the Maoist rebels can not be incorporated into Nepal’s military, something the rebels have focused on. Ram Chandra Poudel, vice president of Nepali Congress, said:
“The Maoists are only talking about army integration and not about rehabilitation,” he said pointing at the words ‘integration’ and ‘rehabilitation’ used in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).”
Other politicians have claimed they are under harassment from thugs affiliated with political parties in the Nepalese Assembly.

Cursed Sleep

by Will Oldham.

Who Needs Canada?

Chris Wilson has a nice piece up at Slate this week, and offers some countries conservatives can threaten to move to if their party fails to win the election. Now even conservatives can have their own theoretically pure nation to reverie, just like wealthy American liberals do with Canada.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Still at It

Well fancy that; It seems as if the Community Party USA has a Youtube channel, answering questions and posting party decisions, and trying their best to look “hip” for a new generation.