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James and I have a sort of bet going. If McCain and Palin win, he's giving me 100 dollars and I'm moving to canada. I say this is a sort-of bet, because if they don't win I don't have to do anything except say I was wrong.

I am not thinking of this election as "do I want McCain for president" so much as Palin. As far as I'm concerned, McCain is Palin's bitch. When I first heard McCain had picked a woman to be a vice-president I thought it was an interesting and a shrewd choice for him. Then the more I learned the more paranoid I become. He is a 72 year old man and I do NOT want her anywhere near that office. This is going to sound like a total conspiracy theory, but it would be way to easy to put McCain out of commission and have her take over. Don't like the idea of her being one heart-attack away from running our country. Palin is a nutcase extreme.

Reasons why I won't vote for McCain/Palin-
01. She is pro-life to the extreme and opposes abortion in 100% of the cases. Even when it comes to rape and incest. This means if you were raped by a close relative you would be forced to have that baby with all it's defects. When I decide to have children, if I find out this child has some sort of disease that will make life impossibly painful or difficult for it I will not force it into a world that can barely accomidate it.
02. She is against the environment. She has made it easier to hunt wolves and bears from airplanes in alaska. See the videos below. Frankly, I don't give a rat's ass if you fish or hunt as long as it is kept within reason. Putting a 150 dollar bounty on wolves is NOT keeping things within reason. She also doesn't believe that humans contribute to global warming.
03. She believes that abstinence is the only thing that should be taught to our children in schools. And we can see how well that worked with her own 17 year old daughter. Teenagers will have sex, it is a plain and simple fact. It is also fact that unless we teach and give them the right tools we will end up with a hugely wild epidemic of teen pregnancy and STD's.
04. She wants creationism taught in schools. When I have a child I want him or her to be taught science, math and how to properly use a condom in school. That's it. Any options and access to religion of any sort will be taught to him or her by me and my mate.
05. She is anti-gay. It is my right as a human being, if I so choose, to be able to have a life partner of the same sex. It doesn't affect anyone but me and my future family. It also doesn't ruin lives or marriages.
06. Remember the bridge to nowhere? She supported that before it became a public embarrassment. Palin claimed that she said "thanks, but no thanks" to the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. But in 2006, Palin supported the project repeatedly, saying that Alaska should take advantage of earmarks "while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist. Flip-flop much?
07. As mayor, Palin tried to ban books from the library. Palin asked the library how she might go about banning books because some had inappropriate language in them—shocking the librarian, Mary Ellen Baker. According to Time, "news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving "full support" to the mayor."
08. Her and her husband was a member of the Alaska Independence Party.
09. She supports drilling for oil in Alaska and has BP behind her all the way.
10. She thinks that the war in iraq is god's work, and has admitted, that she really hasn't thought much about it.

And I could continue on and on and on, but it's now 4 in the morning and I have to go to bed sometime tonight.

I am so seriously in hate with politics and in almost every case couldn't care less, but as it stands right now, until their approval rate starts falling, I'm not going to sleep easy or be able to go back to being ignorant and happy.

I would like a hot pocket and to go hug a tree now please.