29 September 2006

This is NOT political.

I'm a conservative. I'm NOT a republican because I disagree with them on many, many issues. But I am definitely a conservative. I don't believe in the welfare system as it exists now. Welfare should be a hand not a hand out. You should not be able to receive welfare for more than 1 year. I don't believe in abortion but I don't believe it should be illegal. Trust me, if I want to get an abortion, legal or not, I'll get one. It should also not be allowed for 13 year olds to get one without parental consent. I think the war in Iraq is just the tip of the iceberg. Did Bush lie to start it?? I don't believe so, at least no more than everyone else did. Our intelligence was lousy so not so hot decisions were made. I believe stem cell research could be the hope of the future but it can be done in an ethical, humane manner. I can't stand people like Al Franken, not because he's a flaming liberal but because he can not provide a thoughtful, logical, cohesive argument to support his views. He always resorts to name calling - I hate that. I HATE political correctness!!! Call a freak a freak, don't sugar coat it. Words only have power if you give them power. Okay, you get the idea, I'm Attila the Hun!!!!

For 10 years I was a real estate appraiser and spent 4-8 hours a day in the car. During that time I got into the habit of listening to talk radio. Yes, Rush Limbaugh and all those folks. Just for clarification, listening to them did not make me conservative, I been that way since my 20's. So that's a habit I've pretty much kept up over the years. Now there are lots more people than Rush to listen to, some good, some so-so.

We had our primary election last Saturday and if you haven't experienced election season in the socialist state of Hawaii you haven't lived. We elect dead people here as long as they are democrats. We have our first republican governor in 40 years. They also have this inane charming practice of sign waving on the side of the roads. See, we have no billboards so they have to get their signs out there some way. You have no idea how freaking annoying that is. You're driving to work at 6 a.m. and these freaks are on the side of the road waving and yelling. Give me a break.

So for the last 6 weeks to 2 months I've been just immersed in politics. Between the primary here and the talk radio I listen too. Well, I realized this morning why I have been feeling so down lately. Too much politics.

I was getting ready to go swimming and I noticed the time was 5 a.m. I said to myself, "Hey, it's 5 o'clock somewhere, he he he" Then thought I haven't heard that song in a long time. So on the way to the Y I played it. I arrived in such a good mood and had such a good swim, it was awesome. I then totally rocked to Jimmy Buffett on the way to work and am just in a great mood. So, for the next week I will be a political free zone. No more listening to that crap. The whole world can go to hell in a handbasket for all I care. I'm politically free for the next 10 days. Woo Hoo!!!!!


Comm's said...

we have many of the same bents, but you knew that. I laid the foundation of my conservatism by having debates with my powerlifting training partner and coach, a devote and expressive socialist which is the same as a communist really.

Sometimes you need a week of endurance radio and GYGO to clear the wonk.

Kewl Nitrox said...

Hey Flo, good to see you are little more "upbeat". :)

If it made sense, it wouldn't be politics. :D

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