Category Archives: humor

election ’08: say anything

listening to news coverage of the election today, it struck me that anyone can basically say anything at this point. the truth has become entirely irrelevant. i’m not being partisan about this….i think each campaign is saying things about the other that are untrue, if examined closely enough. it’s just that it’s becoming more blatant…does anyone else notice? or care?

is Obama a socialist? John McCain goes on Larry King and says ‘No’ and then in a speech the next day says that Obama’s positions put him to the left of Socialists. and then there’s Joe the Plumber calling him a Socialist, and McCain putting Joe on the stump. is Joe a mouthpiece for McCain or the other way around? who can tell? what fraction of the US population even knows what a Socialist is? Steven Colbert recently had the Socialist party candidate on his show, and asked him if Obama was a Socialist, and he said No, unequivocally.

is John McCain a perfect clone of George Bush? Obama asks crowds to name one point in terms of economic policy on which McCain and Bush disagree. who is even remotely qualified to answer this question with any degree of certainty? i’m sure that even if McCain is pointing the generally same direction (i.e., trickle-down economics blah blah), that there are policy differences.

tax cuts. tax hikes. redistribution of wealth. the creation of opportunity. good for you. good for me. bad for you. bad for me. bad for everyone. blah blah blah.

we’ve known their fundamental positions for a long, long, long, long, my-God-i-want-to-slash-my-wrists long time. let’s just vote. let’s see which way the country wants to go, like a democracy should. get it over with and see if i need to consider moving to New Zealand.

uncomfortable halloween moments

Halloween is one of those holidays that opens up lots of uncomfortable possibilities. two come to mind:

uncomfortable scenario 1:
"Hey, nice costume!!"
"What costume?"

uncomfortable scenario 2:
"ummm…am i supposed to know what your costume is?"

you can probably guess which one happened to me at work today. :-)