Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Castaways, a Pastor and Politicians...

Is anyone else as disappointed with the fall finale of Lost as I was? I mean, it was OK, but it didn't have the POW! that it should have had. Maybe it's because I'm now used to the weekly jaw dropping ending to virtually every episode of Heroes. But you'd think that the folks at Lost would want the last episode to end on such a mind blowing cliff hanger that you'd be forced to come back - IN THREE MONTHS - to watch what happens. Not the case here. Sad really.

Found this cartoon about Pastor Ted and his "friend" that pretty much sums it all up. I find it ironic that the other big wig religious leader here in the Springs, James Dobson (the same Dobson who accused Sponge Bob of promoting homosexuality) of Focus on the Family, has decided to back out of counseling Mr. Haggard because he doesn't have the time. Hmmm... wonder what the REAL story is behind that because something don't smell right. In case you missed it, Mike Jones - "the male escort", was on KVUU 99.9 radio yesterday morning. You can hear the whole thing here, or read about it here.

You may have noticed that I haven't said diddly about the election. It's because I simply don't give a rat's ass. I didn't vote this year. Now, some may call me to task on not doing my "civil duty", or that I take for granted the right to vote that our forefathers fought for during every war we've ever been involved with. To that I say... bullshit.

I don't take any of those things for granted. But a lot of other people - people who vote - do. It's obvious by the direction our country is headed. Pull your head out of the sand (or your ass, depending on how blind you are) for a second and take a gander. It's not a pretty picture.

The fact of the mater is our country's political system is a joke. It lost my respect long ago, and has done nothing to EARN back my vote. I'm not going to vote for the sake of voting. There isn't a candidate on any ballot anywhere that I'd vote for. Every last one of them is a crook, double speaking to tow the party line, or is controlled by some special interest group somewhere. I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. And don't get me started on how difficult it is to understand the plethora of referendums, propositions, bills, measures... and whatever else they call 'em. They've made it so you have to have a law degree to truly understand what you're voting for (that's by design by the way). To that I say... bullshit.

Politics today is a "profession." The Founding Father's who created the groundwork for this great country are rolling in their graves right now because they NEVER intended it to be that way. You were supposed to serve your country and countrymen, and get on with your life. Like most things in this world though, things start off with great intentions... but man always screws it up.

As for your vote counting? Well, before I moved here to this great state, I lived in the not-so-great state of Calexico, er... I mean California. Oh sure, it's pretty, with great weather... but that's all its got going for it. The cost of living is outrageous and the traffic and overpopulation is out of this world. Back in 1994 a proposition was on the ballot - the "infamous" Proposition 187. It was designed to deny ILLEGAL immigrants social services, health care, and public education. Key word being "ILLEGAL" here folks. It passed with 58.8% of the vote. Guess what? Some conservative mamby pamby judges overturned it. We the people voted... and it didn't matter a damn bit.

So, on election day... when you're forced to have an interpreter standing there explaining to you what you're voting on, and you're deciding on whether to elect Sleazy Politician A or Sleazy Politician B... buck the vote and tell 'em all to go to hell.

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