It’s my opinion that government has no business defining personal relationships between adults.
Here’s an example of a bureaucrat abusing his power to tell individual citizens how to live their lives. Keith Bardwell, a Louisiana Justice of the Peace, recently refused to give a marriage license to an interracial couple. His reason was the most cliche of all. “Think of the children!” Specifically the children that would be born out of an interracial marriage.
Why do we allow these people to have this power over us? We need to get rid of government sanctioned marriage. Let’s have a customizable domestic and financial contract between any pair or group of consenting adults instead. Leave marriage and who qualifies up to the churches and their respective religious beliefs.
Another piece of information about JP Keith Bardwell… apparently he was a Democrat until his 2008 election when he switched to Republican. I wonder what could have happened in November of 2008 that would make him abandon his political party?
Rep. John Murtha wants to bring the Gitmo detainees to the ‘Burgh. If you voted for this jagoff, you deserve what you’re going to get.
"I called you a bunch of racist rednecks and you reelected me. Now, I'm bringing terrorists to your house. Next, I'll give you AIDS.
This is unbelievable. Maybe this guy is applying for a job in Obama’s “Civilian National Security Force.”
Here’s a video from the 1221 Fairmount Ave. polling place in Philadelphia:
Election day is tomorrow, so my blog will probably be much less political in a few days. Thanks for putting up with my obsession for the last few months.
Moving on… because I like to make bold and possibly embarrassing statements from time to time, I’m now going to predict the outcome of the election.
In my opinion the polls this year are skewed in Obama’s favor by about 7-10 points. There are various reasons for this, but the main one I keep coming back to is that things just haven’t changed that much from 2004. I just don’t believe that the extra voter registrations on the Democratic side will translate into votes.
Using my low estimate of 7 points, I created a map with my adjusted results at http://www.realclearpolitics.com (go there to make your own.) And here it is:
If I’m right, McCain will squeak out a win. If not… well… America survived Jimmy Carter. So, we’ll probably be okay. I hope.
Take the time to inform yourself on the candidates tonight, then get out and vote tomorrow. I wish us all luck that we make the right choice.
Here’s a photographic curiosity from the San Fransisco area.
This is a fundrasing poster for Obama that was created by a dog kennel. The design was based on this soviet era poster.
Although I couldn’t be more anti-communist, I have always liked this style of art. However, If I were running for President of the USA, I don’t think I’d want it associated with my campaign.
There is no criticism here. Obama’s people didn’t come up with this. It would be stupid and pointless for Obama to denounce a dog kennel. I just thought it was an interesting set of images.
If you want to read more about these images, here is the link to Zombie’s blog and the kennel’s page.
During “The Obama Show” last night, Barack announced the creation of a “Civilian National Security Force.” Here’s the quote:
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”
So… He’s proposing a 500 billion dollar paramilitary police force. What for exactly? What domestic threats to national security are there that require such a force?
If anyone has an explanation that isn’t terrifying please post a comment to help alleviate my anxiety over this.
UPDATE! This isn’t the first time he said this!
On July 2nd Barack Obama said the same thing. Here’s the video:
I’m sure it’s fairly obvious to all of you that I’m a bit of a news junkie. If you ever wondered why, I have an example for you. Here is story so wondrous, so magical, so… Pittsburghese that I will be delighted for at least an hour or so.
Executive Vice President of Fox News John Moody had this to say about Representative John Murtha:
October 15th, 2008 6:00 PM Eastern
Moody to Murtha: What a Jagoff
I proudly hail from western Pennsylvania, a beautiful part of the United States. John Murtha, the Democratic congressman from Johnstown, Pa., just said something unforgivable about my home. He said, “There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area.”
The congressman was sliming his neighbors, and me, because he thinks Barack Obama would be even further ahead in Pennsylvania were it not for racial bias on the part of the state’s residents. Obama leads by 13 percent according to RealClearPolitics.com
I’m sure there are racists in Pennsylvania. They probably exist in all 50 states. Further, there are probably some who discriminate against others whose skin color is not like theirs in Harlem, south central LA, and downtown Philadelphia.
Congressman Murtha served his country honorably in the military; I did not. So I was hesitant to criticize him earlier when he maligned our troops in Iraq. But I’m just as much a Pennsylvanian as he is. And for making such ugly comments about a wonderful part of the country, he can go to hell. I don’t mean to be ungracious, but he started it.
We have a name for people like Jack Murtha: jagoff.