Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's funny how politics immediately incites everyone to start throwing out rude, mean, derogatory comments to anyone who doesn't agree with them. Let's all take a quick second to remember that this is America, and (at least for right now) one of the greatest things about America is that we have the freedom of speech and the freedom to have our own beliefs. That means I can believe the sky is purple with pink marshmallow clouds and it rains orange kool-aid if I'm right. (Yes, it's ok to laugh at that - it was meant to be a joke.)
Seriously, rather than getting all up in arms and voting Democrat only because you hate Republicans or vice-versa, can we just pause and really evaluate the candidates based on their views and how that will affect the direction our country takes? .Obama is a disgrace. He doesn't care that gas prices are so high (and going to continue to rise) that people can't even afford to do anything! Let's remember basic economics. When the gas prices are so high, people do less driving overall. Less driving means people don't go to the store or out to eat or on vacation because they have to use that money to fill up their tanks. And so the stores and the restaurants and the hotels and tourist attractions are suffering and are going to continue to suffer because people can't spend their money there and support the business anymore. Obama doesn't support America investing in advanced or future military techniques. He wants to cut funding and programs and not keep us ahead of the world. This sounds like a great plan if your goal is to ensure that everyone else in the world will catch up to us (and that includes the people who want to and have long tried to KILL US). Obama doesn't support doing anything to lower gas prices and the Middle East is laughing at us because why should they increase production if we are stupid enough to not drill for our own oil, when they've been drilling and pumpinig for years and not ruined their environment but we might just might possibly could have a chance of hurting the hairy-chested nut-scratcher.. But DO PLEASE take time to really truly research the values and beliefs of the candidate you support - not just the one that makes you "feel good" and the one that the EXTREMELY liberal-biased media is endorsing. Be an adult and do your own research, and really think about where those beliefs and values can lead America.

The global financial crisis, brewing for a while, really started to show its effects in the middle of 2008. Around the world stock markets have fallen, large financial institutions have collapsed or been bought out, and governments in even the wealthiest nations have had to come up with rescue packages to bail out their financial systems.
On the one hand many people are concerned that those responsible for the financial problems are the ones being bailed out, while on the other hand, a global financial meltdown will affect the livelihoods of almost everyone in an increasingly inter-connected world. The problem could have been avoided, if ideologues supporting the current economics models weren't so vocal, influential and inconsiderate of others' viewpoints and concerns.

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