It’s Official: Republicans Are Thieves

We’ll, it’s happened again. Once again, the Republicans have stolen something from me. First they steal the election from Gore in 2000 with the help of the judicial branch of our government. Then they manage to steal my hopes and dreams over the next four years by instituting idiotic policies. Next they steal several Kerry/Edwards signs from our front yard in the Chicago suburbs in 2004. Then they again manage to steal my hopes and dreams over the next four years by instituting idiotic policies. I am still disgusted that over half of our population voted for such incompetence after witnessing the previous four years.

Now, it’s 2008, and members of the Grand Old Party are at it again. We had an Obama/Biden sign in our front yard until some time early this morning. The same goes for our neighbors on either side of us. Our three yards were an island of hope smack dab in the middle of hillbilly hell in south Saint Louis County. Needless to say, all three signs are gone. Our property has once again been stolen from us. Guess who’s signs are still standing. You guessed it, McCain/Palin.

Am I surprised? Nope. The same thing happened with Dubya back in 2000 and 2004. Now, because of where I live, it’s hard for me to really pinpoint why someone would steal signs from our yards. Is it because Republicans lack character? For some, yes. Is it because they fear change that much? Probably, most people do. Is it because of his race? Probably. I have no doubt that Missouri will be one of the states where polls show that race played a role in the electorate’s voting preference. And these are the people that claim to be “saved!”

Regardless of their reasons for stealing the property of others, the Republicans have once again shown that they lack the character, thoughtfulness, and intelligence to lead our country. We’re dealing with an enormous lack of mental fortitude here, and apparently, this is an issue all over the country. Obama signs are disappearing everywhere while McCain signs keep on standing. It shows how hard it is to change the status quo.

You know what? Change is hard. It takes work and a little faith that things will work out. Change is not for the lazy or stupid. It is more clear than ever that we, as a country, are in desperate need for change. I believe Obama and Biden bring our best chance to move this country in the right direction by changing the way our country deals with issues here and abroad. It is time for all of us to suck it up, vote for change, and work hard with the solid leadership of Obama and Biden to make our country great again for all Americans and not just the wealthy. It’s time, America! It’s time to elect Obama to lead us in the right direction.

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What We Learned Last Thursday

As I was watching the Vice Presidential debate last Thursday night, it dawned on me that not only does Sarah Palin want to continue Dick Cheney’s practice of stretching the powers of the office of Vice President, she also may be more like Bush than even McCain has been over the last eight years. It was clear in the debate that Palin is a politician that pretty much does whatever she damn well pleases. She refused to answer any of the moderator’s questions and almost acted as if Joe Biden wasn’t even in the room. It was the most bizzare political debate I have watched in my entire life.

We have had a leader in office for the last eight years that has pretty much done whatever he damn well pleased or at least whatever his masters have damn well pleased. Trust has been broken. Laws have most likely been broken. America has lost the respect of the world, and we’re all worse off for it. Do the American people really want another administration that will continue to ignore what is best for the country and only do what is best for the few? I do not believe that. I cannot believe that and still feel good about my Republican friends and neighbors. It is time for a new direction and a brighter future for all.

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Note to John McCain: Stop Talking about Earmarks

As Obama and McCain debated Friday night, it struck me as odd that McCain kept going back to how Obama has guided so much money to his home state of Illinois. As someone who proudly voted for Barack back in 2004, I can say that I am extremely happy that he was able to bring so much funding back to Illinois. My House Representative for a majority of the years I lived in Illinois, Speaker Denny Hastert, was also great at getting money for projects in my district.

When you think about it, the only people that do not like earmarks are the other representatives and senators that are not able to get such funding for their own districts and states. Spoiled sports, perhaps? As a voter, I want my representative and senators to fight as hard as possible to bring home funding for necessary and beneficial projects and services. Honestly, what’s wrong with that? I’m fairly certain that the earmark comments will not resonate with the American people right now, and if McCain harps on it in the next debate, it will fall on deaf ears. People are worried about losing their jobs, losing their homes, and going bankrupt. They’re not worried about a representative or senator bringing home money for valid and useful projects.

Come on McCain! How are you going to help me and other people like me trying to get ahead, dealing with outrageous medical bills, and raising a family? Why were you not talking to me during Friday’s debate? Barack was talking to me. Barack makes me hopeful that things will get better. Barack makes feel that I will be able to afford my family’s health care. Barack makes me think that I will once again be proud to say I am an American when I visit other countries. Unfortunately, John, you have not said a word to me, and I bet a lot of other people like me feel the same way.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Our Future President

Vote for Kyah

I am a very proud papa today. My daughter decided to run to represent her class in the student council. She decided on the slogan in the picture above. Other slogans in the running included “Kyah P., Changing The World Since 1999,” and “Kyah P., Way More Experience Than Sarah Palin.” I’m sure you all can figure out which slogan was my favorite. 🙂

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A Little Perspective, Please

Okay, I’ve heard just about enough about Sarah Palin, but I’ll write more about that when my mind is clear of the anger created by the RNC.

For now, let’s get a little perspective about the citizens Mrs. Palin governs. According to the July 1, 2007 U.S. Census estimates, there are 16 U.S. cities that have larger populations than the State of Alaska. So, I guess the mayors of the following cities are also ready to be a heartbeat away from being President: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Detroit, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Columbus, and Austin.

The Republicans cannot really be serious about this, can they? I’m just completely dumbfounded.

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