Saturday, November 06, 2004

I have a six page paper to write, but..

At least I have the resources to do the job.

Plus I don't have to worry about dying before Monday.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The Bile in My Throat Rises

Here is a good reason why we have to continue the fight:

Found on Andrew Sullivan's site:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "So, George W. Bush won. And he's done so by a solid margin. The Democrats' attempted coup managed to last all of eight hours. Not only is the President the first candidate to win a majority of the vote in a Presidential Election since 1988, but he also won more popular votes than any other candidate in history. The Democrats spent months telling us that high voter turnout would equal a win for them but, as it turns out, when 60% of the electorate showed up at the polls it translated into a Bush lead of nearly four million votes. In short: take that, you sons of bitches.
The Democrats are now talking about how this is a signal that Bush should 'bring the country together'. Translated into American, this means 'now that you've won, you should surrender to us.' The hell with that. We've won. Winning means not having to say you're sorry... Those who didn't support Bush can go and perform a certain anatomically impossible act. They lost, now they can sit in the back of the bus. Thank God Almighty." - Adam Yoshida, calling it as he sees it, on his popular blog.

Yes, this is the view of the smug Republicans gloating around campus. We win, you lose. What they don't understand is that we all still live in the same country. How will we win the war on terrorism when we are waging a culture war?

A Renewal of Values

Well that was sad, but for some reason, I am hopeful for the future. I am hopeful because now people are awake-- awake to see that what they thought was a hundred percent was not even close. It is not enough to dislike, or even hate the opposition. You have to support something, and by support, I mean more than just money or time. You have to fight for it, and believe in it, and take it to a level beyond issues and personality: the level of Values.

As Democrats, "values" has been a bad word. But let's face it, phrases like "fresh start" and "a new plan" are empty compared with the word "faith." People whose social networks are dominated by churches have wrapped themselves in a religious fervor akin to a powerful anti-depressant, or perhaps a tranquilizer. It allows them to see the world in a way which denies all wrongdoing on the part of America because we are doing Good in the world.

There will come a time when a Democrat can tell the world that we liberals work for the Good of the world, and not have to splice up the message. Because in my heart, I beleive that is what Democrats stand for: Goodness, Honesty, Empathy, and Responsibility. To renew the party, we must make it clear that we will not stand for anything less in our word and deed. We must show people in our cities, counties, towns and churches that we are the better choice because our choices are better for people.

Hugs to everybody,

Monday, November 01, 2004

I just attended the Kerry Rally in Detroit. Kerry looked relaxed, confident, and dang, some of his secret service agents were hot!

Stevie Wonder did his darndest to please the crowd, even though he had a terrible cold. Al Sharpton was there.. it was a super fun time. Maybe someone will see me if photos ever get posted.. :)

I'll update you if I discover myself out there..