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Monday, October 6, 2008

Another Surgery, Political Low Balling

My little buddy has surgery tomorrow morning, so this is going to be quick. The boy is having a plate put into his finger to reconnect the bone he broke in half. We are obviously hoping all goes well, and while the surgery isn't the most complicated, he is being put completely under general anesthesia, and that's always a worry. The boy is looking forward to it being over, and so are his mother and I.

One more thing, this election can't be over quick enough! The mud slinging has hit an uninspiring low. I hope people are smart enough to realize we are in serious trouble, and that they pay attention to what is being said. It amazes me how honorable people can do such dishonorable things when things don't go their way.

13 comments:

RollerKate88 said...

o and by the by his sister is worried for him as well...geez dad way to leave me out haha

Anonymous said...

If Americans would spend more time fact-checking political statements rather than being bamboozled by a wink and a "folksy" image, politicians wouldn't get away with this. It's ridiculous. The same geniuses who voted for Dubya because they thought he'd be a cool guy to have a beer with are the ones who love Palin. It's pathetic.

Of course, if no news outlet was permitted to print a damn thing *any* politician says without fact checking and printing or announcing the verifiable facts right in the same story, we'd all be a lot better off.

AnonMe, again.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and best wishes to Jake tomorrow. All will be well. : )

cjm said...

Hope everything goes well. Please let us know how he is.

cjm said...

I really don't like to argue or discuss politics but need to make a comment! Anonymous--please don't assume that many who voted for Dubya are morons, which is exactly what you did by saying that people that voted for him did so because they thought he'd be a cool guy to have a beer with. I'm sure you are leveled-headed enough to know better than that.

For example--Some of us won't vote for a candidate who thinks it's OK to kill a healthy 6 month old fetus on the way out. Especially those of us who were adopted in the 60's! In the 2004 election, the other candidate was Ok with that, and voted against that ban many times. Thank God these laws weren't in effect then, or I probably wouldn't be sitting here able to voice my opinion, nor would my awesome brother. And possibly my brother-in-law and sister-in-law wouldn't either (my husband is not adopted but both siblings are). Don't see many people adopting nice young healthy American babies these days for a reason. So some of us have what we think are good reasons, as I'm sure you do for your own candidate.

I respect everyone who votes, and hope they all do so for their own good reasons. So I state an opinion here, but I don't bad mouth people who don't vote for my candidate, and if I did I hope I have a good reason to back it up, and wouldn't assume they did so because someone looked cool to have a drink with. I believe you are smart enough to know that a lot more goes into the final decision, and would hope you could respect that as I respect your hopefully good reasons.

I'm not saying I need to hear your reasons, again I'm sure you can justify them, just hoping to use one example to point out that some of us did choose with our brains.

Slammermike said...

So how is the pinky?????
At least he has plenty of people in his corner pulling for him

awb said...

Thanks Rollerskate, Slammer, anonymous, and cjm. How could we forget you 88? Thanks Slammer, you can never have enough people in your corner. anonymous and cjm, he is doing well, resting up in bed, thanks.

awb said...

As for the disagreement, it was what my point was. I don't think anyone should have to explain their position, that's why we don't vote by a show of hands. Opinions can't be wrong, and it's good to hear them all. It's when the facts are misrepresented and the people doing it know it to be so. The media is to blame in that they print or repeat anything, but the politicians have to stop giving them foddor. If it's not true don't say it, if you do, know you will pay the price. It's our jobs as citizens, as adults, and as level headed humans to hold them to it.

cjm, that was one of the best descriptions I have ever heard on the abortion issue, either side. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick response while I reread and think about the rest--it was stated by Bush supporters themselves that the "beer buddy" reason to vote for him was real. Also, the campaign itself used this strategy to convince voters of a certain demographic to support Bush. Noone said "you" were one of them. I don't even know you. But that there were many who did, is undisputed.

Anonymous said...

Also, why don't you like to discuss politics? It is just about the most influential thing in our lives, whether we like it or not. Discussion of issues is one important way we learn about the opinions that exist and have an opportunity to agree where we can, and to dispute misinformation when that exists. The problem is when we refuse to accept, or even consider, that our opinions are sometimes based on misinformation and realize that those sorts of "opinions" need to be adjusted or they have no place in making political decisions.

awb said...

Lets play nice, this is supposed to be a fun place for exchange of ideas with no name calling, and not a place to try and win an argument. I know that to be true because it's my place and I make the rules.

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