Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Conventions

Have you been watching the conventions? Particularly the Republican convention that's taking place in Minneapolis this week. Did you see all these crazed supporters waving their signs? Some of them homemade and many of them provided by the campaigns. Let me ask you a question. What is the point of waving these signs around in a building full of people supporting the same candidate? I do not understand this. Who are they going to convince with the signs? Is it to convince themselves that they're doing the right thing by supporting their candidate? "If we all carry a sign then it must mean we're doing the right thing."

I mean, if the convention hall was hosting a competitive rally, with Obama supporters, McCain supporters, Ron Paul and Bob Barr supporters, then it would make sense. Otherwise, I think it's a waste of time waving around a sign showing you're no different than the rest of the brain dead supporters. You support John McCain. I get it. That is why you are at the Republican convention in the first place. Why else would you be there? To protest? The protesters usually get thrown out, so I don't see the point in going. I figure, if you're in a building full of fellow supporters, why bother waving a sign? Put down the sign and save your arm. I bet there were a lot of sore arms at the end of the day.

Am I the only one that feels this way?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

U.S. to announce over $1 billion in aid for Georgia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration will announce on Wednesday an aid package of more than $1 billion to help Georgia rebuild after its war with Russia over the separatist enclave of South Ossetia last month, U.S. officials said.

The aid was to be unveiled as Vice President Dick Cheney began a trip to the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine designed to show U.S. support for its allies in the region despite Russia's military intervention.

Moscow sent tanks and troops into Georgia last month to crush the Georgian government's attempt to reassert control over South Ossetia.

Russia's action, and its subsequent recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, another breakaway Georgian region, as independent states has drawn condemnation from the West but few tangible actions to punish Moscow.

Sources familiar with the U.S. aid package said it was expected to total about $1.07 billion for reconstruction, with $570 million to be disbursed this year and $500 million subsequently. None of the money is expected to go for military aid, a highly sensitive issue to Moscow, the sources said.

A significant proportion would be devoted to budget support as well as to rebuild housing, transportation and other infrastructure destroyed in the conflict, one source said.

The White House plans to approach the campaigns of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain to seek their commitment to continue the assistance after President George W. Bush leaves office on January 20, the sources said.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was scheduled to announce the aid package Georgia and Bush was to issue a statement about it.

I am getting tired of stunts like this. Why the fuck should we fork over a billion dollars to aide Georgia, when we can't even afford our own expenses? How come we don't force Russia to pay for the damages they've made in Georgia's country?

These asshole Republicans have no problem sending our money overseas and helping other countries but we can't give money to our own citizens to help them. We seem to care more about other countries than we do our own. Isn't this fucking sad? Fuck the other countries! Fuck the Republicans! You assholes are going to have your asses handed to you in November.

Wasteful Spending?

The conservative Republicans talk a lot about keeping taxes low and cutting wasteful spending, but what do they mean by wasteful spending? You know what I call wasteful spending? All the money we're wasting in that shithole named Iraq. Now that's what I call wasteful spending. They don't seem to mind dumping ten billion dollars a month into Iraq, though. But god forbid, should we establish a national health care system and let the government foot the bill. Nope, we can't have that. I could think of a lot of ways to wisely spend that money here in our own country – to our own benefit.

And not only wasteful spending, but look at all of the lives sacrificed on this meaningless war in Iraq. Do the Republican Conservatives really think we're going to win the war in the long haul? I think not. The Islamic extremists have nothing to lose. They will sacrifice their own lives because they are convinced they are doing right, and will do everything and anything in their power to defeat us. Other than their lives, they have nothing to lose. We are the ones who are fighting to retain what is ours. Look at what this war is doing to our economy. It is killing us. The value of our dollar is decreasing, while the Euro is getting stronger. We are in debt like never before. We're borrowing money from China because we can't afford our expenses here at home. Fuel prices are skyrocketing. Our own citizens are struggling to survive and our own government doesn't seem to give a fuck. We are crumbling. We're indebted to China and soon they are going to own us.

And these asshole Republicans are naive to think we are winning? HELLO!! The Islamists are winning! We're in the exact position they want us to be in. We are the one sacrificing our young soldiers.

The Islamists are going to win, folks. It's only a matter of time. Those who have nothing to lose will always prevail over those who are trying to protect something. We are the losers, and the sooner we realize that, the better off we'll be.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Instant Messaging Thought For The Day

Why is it that when you're talking to someone in an IM, they stop talking for ten minutes, so you close the IM window, and then almost immediately they message you again. Why does this happen? It happens to me all the time, without fail. It's like they know I closed the IM window and they want me to know that they're still there.

You dunno? I dunno either.