Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Election Review

I feel that the Republicans are in a little trouble this election, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The fact that the Foley scandal has hit the Evangelical base of the Republicans, should be looked at. Jack Abramoff and other scandals are more than a month ago, so they don’t really matter to the public anymore.

Congressional candidates, recently have concentrated on the fictional writings of candidates, and with such ridiculous arguments and other incidents such as Sen. Allen’s Racial Slur to Kerry’s bad joke and the bad reactions to it (Remember, Bush has made his own jokes about the war and no one got in a huff about that, don’t believe me? There is footage of it on YouTube, on Comedy Central and on TV. ) just makes one want to never be involved in the mess ever again. It seems ridiculous that people are so hypocritical on every side and that the news has become what the movie “Network” worried that it would become someday, so, you know what? I AM mad as hell, and I am NOT going to take it anymore. I am going to yell at the top of my lungs at any idiocy I see on any network and any news source by any individual.

The fact that these things have sent the Foley scandal to the back burner a bit. To paraphrase the Republican outcry of the Foley scandal, “Don’t you think it’s a little strange that this comes out NOW? RIGHT before an election?”

Dick Mountjoy, who, in fact is a dick. On the assembly floor he is known for his sense of humor and his rotund jokes. However, he is also known as a bigot, as a flinger of insults and just a callus man even to the extent of sexually harassing comments to female members of the Assembly. When I first heard he was running against Feinstein, I laughed. I thought, “oh man, he doesn’t have a chance” and today, even with a (perhaps tongue-in-cheek) attack from the LA Times, she is ahead in the polls by a staggering amount.

Unfortunately, Angelides doesn’t really seem to have a chance; he is floundering, and he is definitively not a character that California Democrats want to stand behind. As a friend of mine said; “I was around for eight years of Reagan in California and eight years of him in DC, sometimes sh*t happens.”

That is all the energy I have to talk about right now. Maybe more tomorrow about the election results.

My irrational fears

I am very worried, on the whole, about the next world war, it is inevitable. Along those lines, I love the fact that no one is really talking about Russia anymore; the fact that Russia seems to be turning into a Fascist state, with persecutions of Georgians and detentions of ethnic minorities, and what seems to be a political motivated murder which has still not been solved. It seems that another “internal” conflict is on the horizon, not to mention the oppression of Muslims in the area, which could lead to the European Nations getting involved and not admitting Russia into the EU (which I have been told will never happen anyway since it is not even a candidate country).

The upcoming Asian War that seems destined to happen between Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea (and therefore the United States). Even though North Korea seems to have backed down a little.

Then there is the Middle East; the perpetual powder-keg of discord and strife. I don’t even really need to mention that there seems to be no real movement in the war in Iraq, that the Afghani government is incompetent and creating a power vacuum to suck Al Qaeda right back into powerful roles, or that Iran is freeking nuts and wants to Blow up Israel who is still constantly fighting with Palestine and Lebanon who is being controlled by Iran and Syria, or the fact that the major donator of funds and ammo to terrorist organizations continues to be Iran and the country with the major training facilities and cells remains Syria, so I wont even mention it.

Basically, I am just confused as to why all these things aren’t worrying the public enough to distract them from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.