Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin

OK, so a black President, or a female Vice President. A year of first-first-seconds.

Geraldine Ferraro, we hardly knew ya.

I wonder what all the men who hate the idea of women in political office will do, come election time. I wonder if there are really that many out there. I wouldn't be surprised if they cut their own noses off to spite their faces, though, not after hearing a surprising number of women admit that they supported Hillary based on gender alone.

People make me sad. So sad that I can't even be happy about something that should feel like progress.

It really is progress, though, right?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Haven't Written Anything in a While

I'm wondering if the bankruptcy bill ultimately helped the economy when the credit card companies weren't left holding the *whole* bag when the housing bubble burst. Does that make any sense? Am I just trying desperately to find a reason to like Joe Biden again? Am I fooling myself, and the bankruptcy bill really did screw a lot of people who really needed the help?

I don't know, but that's what I've been thinking about.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I Should Have Realized

Of course I should have realized that McCain was good-looking when he was younger, but I was still surprised at the banner ad I saw on Slashdot:

Doesn't he seem taller? I have no idea how that works.

If I Were a Conspiracy Theorist...

... I'd say that high gas prices were put in place by a coalition of environmentalists who want people to start walking more and using public transportation. Forcing us was, it seems, the only way to succeed.

That would be my conspiracy theory. If, you know, I did that kind of thing.

My actual theory is that it's caused by people generally being idiots.