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A rare political rant

"Actions are immoral, opinions are not. And I won't apologize for mine." In that vein, I will still leave commenting allowed on this because I trust y'all , but reserve the right to stop things if it gets to name-calling or anything I think is inappropriately personal. It's my journal, and I'm feeling dictatorial tonight.

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And now, I'd like to address each of these by bullet point.
  • Bullshit

  • Bullshit

  • Biggest load of bullshit since Bessie had a bowel movement



So now I can't buy groceries, but that doesn't matter because I can't get to work by public transportation anyway. In an ecomony such as ours (which is to say screwed up because people have their heads up their asses and hands in other people's wallets), you would hope that someone would intervene to prevent the first two items from happening. You would hope that someone would be investigating why these health costs are rising to see if there is excessive corporate greed involved. You would hope that someone would be trying to find out a way to create a balanced budget in California without severly harming the state in the process.

No, instead they are finding new ways to discriminate against people and insult a wide majority of others by pushing values that are ... stoopid! Yes, I realize the difference between federal and state government. Yes, I'm lumping all politicans (and actors) into one big ol' pool. Why? Because none of them will actually fix the problem so long as they are worried about staying in office, maintaining "power", and pushing their own agenda.

AAAAAAEIIIIIEEEGGGH!!! I am just so sick of politics because it's becoming an exercise in pushing morals and ethics in a cruel, mean manner, and in such a way as to be totally discriminatory to anyone else with a differing viewpoint. Why can't we have real debates on issues that don't get dragged down to the level of name calling? Why can't people discuss viewpoints with respect to other people's opinions, especially if they differ from their own?

Why can't we be good, kind, decent hearted people any more?

Comments

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driley1
Oct. 13th, 2003 11:14 pm (UTC)
Like I said, re: Marriage "Protection" Week... I just want equality. I don't want anything special. I want to be able to enjoy the priveleges received as part of a married couple (insurance, next-of-kin ablity, etc), regardless of which gender my spouse happens to be.

As far as the strikes, I'm sad to report that it's no better in small-town Iowa. A few months ago, a community's fire department all resigned because the city had to remove the beer from the firehouses or face losing their insurance.

There are some days where the world is so stupid you have to wear earplugs so you can't hear the ridiculousness and also to make sure no braincells decide to ooze out while dealing with the stupidity.
rialtus
Oct. 14th, 2003 08:25 am (UTC)
Anything less than equality in treatment is a form of discrimination, in my eyes. What I can't understand is how some politicians can do legislative things to provide same-sex couples benefits like you are stating, but then turn right around and deny the right of marriage to these same couples becuase it's not "sacred". It smacks of hypocracy to me, and I don't understand the reasoning behind it.

*sigh*
lifewithmikey
Oct. 13th, 2003 11:21 pm (UTC)
Metrolink will run during the MTA strike
I don't know if you work in downtown L.A., but I thought I should pass this along to you.

Metrolink trains will still run. It's the MTA bus and rail services that will cease to operate. However, Metrolink will run buses along the Red Line route. See Metrolink's page for details.

A good resource for following the strike is the StrikeWatch page.
rialtus
Oct. 14th, 2003 08:13 am (UTC)
Metrolink will run but...
Yes, Metrolink runs, but that only gets me to Union Station. I normally jump on the MTA Red Line to Pershing Square. There are now "Red Line Special" buses that will transport people to where the Red Line normally stops, but they are packed. This is especially more important in the afternoon, where they skip stops like Pershing Square because the bus is already full.

*sigh* I *really* hope I get jury duty tomorrow...
ex_homestar577
Oct. 14th, 2003 12:08 am (UTC)
Unions suck, and are unnecessary in most cases in this day and age.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Vivé le Texas! Right To Work Forever!
brakusjs
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:16 pm (UTC)
Booooo :) I'm pro-union and these workers deserve to be paid and compensated fairly. Just my opinion.
brakusjs
Oct. 14th, 2003 07:18 pm (UTC)
Texas is a nice state and all; some of my relatives live there, and Ruthie (my Pyramid opponent on my show) lives in Dallas and was so sweet and all...

... but the state is just .... well, too damn Republican. :)
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