Sunday, June 29, 2008

We Give Delaware Tax Money to Whom?

Check out page 108 item 7.

That's right. Planned Parenthood.

I'll probably give the budget a more thorough look later but that is what jumped out at me first.

And for the record, yes, I agree with everyone else that Ruth Ann is a bitch for vetoing the Eminent Domain law.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back from vacation...

...and fuck Zimbabwe

The MDC has dropped out of the presidential race, handing it to Mugabe. At first I was very disappointed and thought Mr. Tsvangirai a coward for dropping out. (if the future of your nation is at stake, along with the lives of tens of millions of people and you have to put your life on the line to secure that future then you put your life on the line or step down to someone who will) Then a friend of mine brought up a good tactical thought. At this point everyone knows the election was a farce and support for the MDC is pretty much universal. Had the poll continued and (of course) the ruling regime won, all the Mugabe apologists out there would have been able to claim that Mugabe won a "free and fair" election. I hope it was with this thought in mind Mr. Tsvangirai dropped out.

I can't wait for the books on this election to come out.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Abortion is complicated

Not a huge fan of Fox News but check out this story from the UK. Nothing gory, I promise, it even has a happy ending.,2933,363434,00.html

Man that was a fun Primary!

No matter who you were backing you have to admit – that was pretty awesome. But now to the business end – Conservatives – are you feeling lucky?

The Democratic party had two options; a moderate liberal and a rather extremist liberal. If they had gone with Hillary they would have had a better shot at the 2008 election, the 2012 election and so on but they would have advanced the leftist agenda less. Barack’s Socialism will be unpopular and if he somehow manages to capture the 2008 election he will be packing his bags by 2012, but how much damage can he get done by then?

Barack will play poorly in the polls and if elected will pave the way for a very conservative president in 2012 (it takes a Carter to get a Reagan) but in those 4 years a lot could happen.

So, in the long run are we better off with the moderation of McCain right now or would we be better off with Reagan part II trying to undue 4 years of Socialism in 2012?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Shopping for a Third Party Candidate in 08 – Part II

As was expressed here, I am interested in the delicate act of protest voting and wanted to advise all of my friends on the right who could not bring themselves to vote for John McCain. Of the candidates that have a shot in this election John McCain is by far the least bad, I support him and think there are plenty of reasons you should too. If McCain is either clearly going to win or clearly going to lose Delaware and my presidential vote wouldn’t make a difference anyway I may vote third party. Out of curiosity I also wanted to see who else was out there. Right now, this is the field;

Libertarians – The most promising place for my vote right now, the Libertarians emerged from their convention having nominated a Barr/Root ticket. I really like the looks of Barr and I’m glad to see that Root has clearly specified he does not believe abortion is a federal issue. I’d still like to know more about Barr, particularly where he stands on illegal immigration but he has a pretty solid record from Congress. Right now this is probably where my protest vote is going.

Constitutionalists – Nominated a fellow named Chuck Baldwin. Don’t know too much about Chuck but it looks like he would be a solid anti-illegal immigration, lower-taxes, shrink the government vote if Barr doesn’t pan out for some reason.

Prohibitionists – When you’ve finally had enough of politics. Not sure if they’ll be on the ballot in Delaware.

Ralph Nader – got 2,000 votes from DE in 2004, he’ll probably be on the ballot again this year.

Greens – seem set to nominate Cynthia McKinney, she may very well be to the left of Arden.

Mike Gravel! – Alas, the dream has died. After finishing fourth at the Libertarian National Convention Gravel does not appear to be further pursuing a presidential run.

There are a couple other Third Parties but it is unlikely they will make it onto the ballot in Delaware. Nationwide, if you’ve got a problem with McCain send a clear message to Republican leadership with a vote for Barr or Baldwin.