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Sign the Petition! Impeach!

Posted in Kucinich, Politics on 5 September 2008 by jason

Ok…I’m skeptical of on-line petitions. As a rule, they are pretty worthless. However, Dennis Kucinich has started an official-type petition fot the impeachment of George W. Bush. I don’t think that the petition is good for anything besides showing congress that the people want to see this happen. That said, the will of the people may be what it takes to persuade congress to pursue the charges. So, SIGN IT!!!

Sign this petition!

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Wake up, America!

Posted in Kucinich, Politics, Television on 27 August 2008 by jason

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve written a Kucinich post! Anyway, at the Democratic National Convention, Kucinich gave this speech:

Ok, so there are some bad puns, and some of the stuff can’t really be blamed for the last 8 years, but it’s still a good speech. Not too long, not too boring, not too shabby for a 61 year old!

On-Line gaming…

Posted in Politics, video games on 10 August 2008 by jason

I’m going to return to the usual haiku and review sort of stuff I do on this blog tomorrow (I’m giving my brain a break after that last week!), but I wanted to tell everyone that I’m playing Nation States. It’s fun, and it’s slllooooowwwwww (You get to make 1 or 2 decisions a day). Anyway, do you think you can lead a country? Give it a shot! Look me up! I’m the president of The United Socialist States of Jaynova!

The Presidential Nomination: A Racial Race?

Posted in Politics on 11 July 2008 by jason

My older relatives often speak of the “good ol’ days”…you know, the days when everyone said “Sir” or “M’am”, no one spat on the sidewalks, and everyone knew which fountain to drink from. There were, admittedly, racist times, but people didn’t know better, and ignorance is bliss.

I like to think that we live in more enlightened times, but the fact remains that our inherited racist legacy affects us to this day. And, as liberal as I like to think I am, it is giving me pause as I choose who to vote for.

See, my great-grandparents lived in a time where people of certain races couldn’t have certain jobs because, well, they just aren’t the right race for it. So, I’ll quote something that was written on signs all over America in the 20’s and 30’s, but I think it applies here:

Hey, John McCain,
Irish need not apply.

There, I said it. I don’t want a Mick for president!

That’s why I’m voting for O’bama.

Oh…wait a minute…

Civil Disobedience Against our Corporate Overlords!

Posted in Food, Money, Politics on 4 June 2008 by jason

Yesterday, a co-worker of mine gave me a card that is good for one free iced coffee every wednesday in June. I’m not a fan of Starbucks because 1) they are destroying the independent coffeehouses with their sinister, locust-like swarm tactics, and 2) because their coffee is largely awful. But I found a way to use their own tactics against them…

Since Starbucks are EVERYWHERE, there are two stores on my 10 minute drive to work. I GOT 2 ICED COFFEES TODAY!!! BWA-HA-HA! Suck it, Starbucks!

That’s what you get when you mess with the little guy!

That didn’t go well…

Posted in Kucinich, Politics on 5 March 2008 by jason

Well, Hillary beat Obama in Ohio. And Texas. And Rhode Island. Also, accross the board, as of last night, all the school levies were failing.

So, was there any good news? Yes, actually.

Ohio had a record turn out for a primary. Just proof that people do actually give a damn what happens to this country.

And…Kucinich won the Congressional Primary in the 10th District! If he can’t be president, then we need to keep him as a law maker. I’m not in the 10th disctrict, but I was watching this one.

Political Musing

Posted in Kucinich, Politics on 2 March 2008 by jason

Ok, as many of you know, I am hugely in favor of H.R.676, the Conyers/Kucinich health care plan, which would insure every American under a universal payer system. The way I see it, when medicine is being run for profit, it’s not being run for patients.

I am also against Clinton’s plan, which essentially forces everyone to participate in a for-profit system that is already broken. Her plan would fix some of the problems of the system, but I think that forcing us into a system that already doesn’t work makes the problem worse. This is especially true for someone like me who makes enough money to not get the government assistance her plan would give, but who is in so much debt that I am practically in poverty.

I really didn’t have an opinion on the Obama plan. He would insure children who need insurance, so that all children would be insured. I have no children, so this doesn’t affect me. Or so I thought.

I got to thinking, though…what happens when these universally insured children turn 18? Well, to start, they lose their insurance. More importantly, though, they gain the ability to vote. I’m not sure it’s Obama’s intention, but by showing people that universal health care can work, then taking it away from new voters, he is actually promoting the ideals of H.R. 676. the Obama play is not a band-aid on a gushing wound, as I thought it was, but a baby step towards universal health care for all.

Shhhh…don’t tell the Right about this.