Nov. 7th, 2012 06:31 am
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
Dear America:


Thank you. Now. Obama has been elected before. This was, in fact, a contiguous reelection. He's not going to decide to suddenly make things worse now, any more than he decided to suddenly make things worse two years ago when various Senators and Representatives were replaced.

Also: whatever your politics, I'm sure you can agree that America has had less-than-stellar presidents in the past. It has survived. You know what it can't survive? This kind of partisan divisiveness. If I may borrow the words with which one great man paraphrased One even greater:

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

If half of us hate the other half, why are we together in the first place? Vote the candidate or the issue, but never vote for someone just because of their political party.
kd7sov: (maaaaagic cat)
From [ profile] ceitfianna: Comment and I'll pick six interests of yours, which you then have to describe!

Fi picked:

These six. )

If asked, I could ramble on about Avalon Code for considerably more time, but it wouldn't be long before the discussion dissolved into spoilery stuff or disjointed musings about characterization and worldbuilding.


Dec. 8th, 2009 03:59 pm
kd7sov: (comparison)
This? Is not so much a great day, for me. Or, really, a great week. Human idiocy dominates the radio news reports; I've got a final tomorrow that I'm likely to fail in a class I'm fairly sure I'll fail regardless of the final's score; no one will give me canonmates for Felix; my display is fairly broken; and it's cold outside. And now the ad by my posting window is being irritating.

Honestly, people. If you're going to like an idea, you should continue to like it after you're told that it comes from one or more members of another political party. Politics in the US is broken. Time to start over from scratch. No elephants, no donkeys, and no participation beyond personal voting from anyone previously involved above the city level.

Why do I need this Business Thought class? I don't care how my bosses make their decisions, or why. And no, Douglas McGregor, I don't have any ambition or self-direction to speak of. Point me in a direction, tell me how far to go and what to do there, and I'm fine. People are messy. Give me numbers - be they grammar-numbers, numbers-called-by-names, or ordinary unadorned numbers - and keep the psychology to yourself.
kd7sov: (stupid)
I must not get angry at letters to the editor.
I must not get angry at letters to the editor.
I must not get angry at letters to the editor.

This one, from this morning's paper, in particular:

Thanks, George Bush

We are starting our sixth year of not being attacked, thanks to George Bush. Our taxes are low, and the economy is robust. I cannot thank the president enough for everything he has done to make my home and family safe.

Millions of people will be liberated in Iraq, and Saddam won't be killing thousands of his own people. It will be hard to say over time how many millions of lives will be saved by the sacrifice of our brave troops.

The French and Germans and Democrats are now coming back and saying maybe we should help, now that it looks like we could win and that it's going to be politically correct.

People at home who hate Bush just don't get it. They would rather have high taxes, stock market crashes because of terrorist attacks on our own soil, stand in line for government subsidies and run and hide when the going gets tough.

Well, yes, I would rather have higher taxes than continue throwing blood at an enemy so ill-defined it can't be beaten and another that has nothing to do with the declared war. To paraphrase a song: "We have no chance! No chance at all; why throw our lives away?" The Iraqi government has asked us to pull out. The American people have asked us to pull out. The American Congress has asked us to pull out. But apparently no such thing will be considered until the Current Occupant becomes the Prior Occupant.

Gah. Utah: the only state where Bush still has a significant portion of the people rooting for him.
kd7sov: (bad story)
Dear Mister Bush:

Oh, do see sense. There is no way to win this war. It may have been possible at the beginning, although I have my doubts, but it is not now. We can either withdraw or lose.* We have, as I see it, two options: you can keep sending people to Iraq until every male and many females between the ages of eighteen and... what, forty? is dead; or we can pull out like the American people and the Iraqi government, among others, want, and attempt to salvage some of our reputation and standing. The choice is yours.

Oh, and by the way, regarding the stuff a few months ago about funding? If Congress passes a funding bill and you veto it, it's not their fault if the troops don't get money.

* This is rather like the war on terror in this respect. You can't fight terrorism any more than you can fight lightning. You can attempt to disperse the clouds that tend to form it, but you can't fight it, and if you try you'll just be raising a bunch of metal into the air so the lightning will hit you more.


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