Thursday, October 16, 2008

Waffles, we love you!

Just the other day (last entry) I posted about how I was going to vote for Nader. Well, after the combined performances of McCain and Obama, I may decide to vote for Obama after all. McCain is a dangerous lunatic (and I think he was wearing lipstick and eyeshadow), while Obama was his smoothest yet, actually making me curious about his policy objectives. Not that Obama needs my help to win.

This small clip pretty much encompasses the last debate:

McCain spoke in anecdotes and broad characterizations, leaning heavily on the now infamous Joe the Plumber. In my opinion, McCain could not articulate any detail to his policy standings, or when he tried, he stumbled all over himself. Obama, meanwhile, laid out the numbers and his plans with fluidity and precision. His attempts to refute McCain were with specifics, while McCain's attempts to refute Obama were with repeating the same things that Obama had just deflected. It bsically went like this -

McCain: Obama is overweight.
Obama: If you look at my statistics, you will see I only weigh 180 pounds, which is a fine weight to be at for my height."
McCain: My friends, he's fat.

Conservative-leaning James Fallows has an interesting recap of the debate. As for myself, I firmly believe McCain is a hazardous politician, while Obama's commitment to health care, education, and social services may be good enough to placate me for the time being.

So yeah, I may be waffling quite a bit during the next three weeks. I will try to spare you most of the drama.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The definitive shitty hairstyle of the naughts

You know how people will try to pass off a terrible clothing choice or hairstyle from their past by blaming the decade? "Oh, it was the 80s, everyone wore that" or "that was the style in the 70s." You know what? Bad taste is bad taste, no matter what is currently popular. I have worn and continue to wear odd clothing (except at work, where my style is top notch), but it was always done because I was weird and poor. I never spent good money to look like a disaster. There is no excuse for this hairstyle:

None. It looks like Cameron Diaz's cum hairdo in There's Something About Mary. The image comes from the Celebrity Blackberry Sightings, which is a moronic concept in its own right.

While we are speaking (loosely) of modern times, I'm still a bit torn about who to vote for this election. The Canadians are already sending their country to hell by voting for the Conservatives again, and I'd hate for America to follow suit. Plus, it would be pretty cool to vote for the first president who has a skin pigmentation marginally darker than mine. On the other hand, Obama doesn't speak to me nearly as well as Nader does. New Jersey is going to go for Obama anyway, so my vote probably won't make a difference one way or another. I could actually look myself in the mirror with pride if I voted for Nader. When Obama starts spilling blood in Pakistan and falls back on his promises of health care, et al, who's fault is it but mine if I voted for him? It's 2008, how can I vote for a presidential candidate that still doesn't support gay marriage? How could I live with myself?

But seriously, that haircut is all kinds fucked up.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Jesus could have helped us avoid this financial crisis

Where were you, Jesus, to save us from the minorities and their bad credit? My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken Wall Street?

Good news: "Dow Roars Back!" ...with 936 point gain. Wowzers!

Bad news: Liberal traitor economics professor wins Nobel. I bet Bill Ayers ghost wrote his analysis of trade patterns and economic activity!