in for a mile.
Is that how that saying goes?
So seriously, I have no political agenda on here. Remember, I just write about nonsense? I'm good with that. EXCEPT when Mark writes something. For those who don't know, I have three brothers. All of which I love unconditionally, but there is one, one I idolize. Seriously, I could not love him anymore if I tried. Everyone of my friends loves him. He lives in NYC. I take my friends up there, we all go out to dinner. They love him, but he's mine. I don't have any sisters. I wish I did, but I wouldn't trade him for ten sisters. Besides the people I live with, there is no one on this earth who I would rather be with. So Mark commented on my last post. He is usually a big commenter but as been slightly out of the loop as of late. I felt his comment deserved more than just a little random thing in my comment section (which, honestly I thought everyones did, but everyone doesn't listen to me spill my guts over and over again, so as usual I will give him special attention). This is what he wrote. And he's waaaaaaaaay smarter than me, so if he says it, I believe it. Every time.
Amy, thanks for starting the discussion, and my apology for what follows, which is anything but a subtle endorsement for a Democratic vote in November. OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA. Shout it loud. Before last week, I was simply a disenchanted Clinton supporter planning a half-hearted vote for Obama. The Clinton speeches began a reassessment, and Obama's speech finally came across as more than just words and gave me genuine hope for a better tomorrow. But it was McCain's VP choice that slapped me in the face and said, "Wake up, you moron. This isn't about your candidate losing; it's about making sure the wrong candidate doesn't win in November." If McCain is such a maverick, why has he chosen a an ultra-conservative running mate rather than someone more open-minded and forward-thinking? Was she really the best choice to help him lead the country, or was she simply the best choice to help him win, whatever the cost? Among those in his inner circle, none favored Palin as a VP choice, but he ignored them. Seems like he is a bit more like Bush than I realized... winning comes first, rational thought last. Enough, already. Can Americans get their heads out of their partisan asses and make an informed vote for a better future? Among Bush voters, who in their right mind could look at the last eight years and think they voted the right way? How could anyone with a decent conscience and a desire for a better American future vote Republican again?
Once again Mark, seriously, if I used every amount of my energy, which at times seems endless. I could not love you anymore if I tried. And like my internet bud, "Amy loves Obama" says, ""Go Barock and Roll."
Just because now this entertaining me, Sue had something to say that can be added on:
"I'm with you Mark. I was literally angry for a good 20 minutes when I heard about Palin. On the issue of choice, I am unwavering. As a woman and mother of a girl, I don't know how anyone could not be and the next president could be appointing 3 supreme court justices and will certainly appoint Ginsburgs replacement. If nothing else, McCain's choice of Palin highlights his commitment to take a woman's right to choose away and if nothing else motivated me (believe me it's not the only issue that motivates me), just that fact would. Like Amy, I'm all about choice!"
Another brother, another comment:.
"Okay, I'm back to jump into the political fray. For anyone who doesn't know me I'm on Amy's Tier 2 list of brothers.
I thought I'd had enough. I thought most us had. I thought somewhere deep down that maybe this war was being fought for the right reasons and I just wasn't well-informed enough to really understand. I thought this because I've spent 41 years thinking that the United States really is the best and most generous country in the world. I've thought that our system of government really was "by the people and for the people". I learned this in school and at home and the lessons you learn during your formative years are hard to let go of.
Now I know. Now I know that was all wrong. We have all been put in the impossible position of wanting to be patriotic and supportive but having to root for a team whose leadership is among the most morally corrupt in modern history. I can't even begin to verbalize the frustration I feel over the travesty of a war that we've been tricked (or lied) into along with the thought that we, as a country, could quite possibly have to endure 8 more years of it. I honestly don't know if the US could sustain it.
We've allowed the governmental equivalent of the Perfect Storm to unfold: Bad People, Bad Politics, and Bad Policies. I am so frustrated I could spit. I never imagined the day when I'd be ashamed to say I was American but I'm almost there. And if another person wants to comment on how we could be better spending our tax money please do some research first on a company called Halliburton and their former CEO - one Richard "DICK" Cheney. If ever there was a high ranking US official who deserved to be called a traitor it is this man.
Alright, I've gone on too long for a friendly blog - just had to get some of that out of my system. Next post we'll be returning to our regulary scheduled programming of laughter and good times."
Okay Chris, Your not second tiered. I love you just as much, Mark just pays more attention to me and you know, being the youngest I love attention. I may be the best looking : ) but you guys are definitely smarter
Are you guys wishing I was still talking about Kid Rock?