Since that time is coming up for the election, I want to share some voting info that is relevant to people that live in Michigan. This is probably the biggest election of my lifetime, so I hope that good information gets out there. One thing that is really important is that people simply get out to vote. I haven't voted yet since I've lived at my apartment and I bet for a lot of people, this may be their first time voting. So, I had no idea where I needed to go on election day. Thankfully, the State of Michigan has a Web Voter Information Center where you can make sure that you are in fact registered and it will show you where to go. You can also see exactly what the ballot will look like ahead of time so there are no surprises when you show up on election day.
I almost feel as if there is some chance the American people will realize the truth behind Bush. I am watching Real Time with Bill Maher, and both Ann Coulter and Andrew Sullivan as bashing Bush. It's unreal. I would never thought these people would be talking like this. I feel so much relief right now. If you haven't seen this one yet, catch a rerun. I am so happy even heavy conservatives are finally fed up with Bush.
For those who were wondering my political beliefs:
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -3.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.95
You can find out what you are at http://www.politicalcompass.org/
You distrust the government, are fiercely independent, and don't belong in either party.
Religion and politics should never mix, in your opinion... and you feel opressed by both.
You don't want the government to cramp your self made style. Or anyone else's for that matter.
You're proud to say that you're pro-choice on absolutely everything!
Now that the presidential election has been decided, it comes with much disappointment with the outcome and fear that over half of the people that live in this country actually wanted Bush to continue as President. I have trouble putting into words how I feel about this, so I have provided links to posts by Russell Beattie and Shaun McGill. They have both provided very good points of view and I agree with there opinions.
Maybe I am not being optimistic, but just looking at CNN's election info, there are way to many states that are red(indicating that Bush is projected to win). I really hope California with it's 55 electoral votes comes and gives Kerry a boast. He is really going to need it. I guess only 22% of precincts have reported yet, so with the race being so close, many some other states will turn around too.
I voted earlier today and fulfilled my duties for today. I certainly didn't vote for Bush, but I not saying who I did vote for ;). (And no Neil, I didn't vote for Badnarik either).
I hope everyone in the US who is able to gets out and votes today as this could be one of the most important decisions of the next four years.
This show aired a few nights ago, Michael Moore on The O'Reilly Factor. Anyone who has seen this show will probably know how ridiculous Bill O'Reilly can be. I have only rarely watched an episode because it's like watching a grown up 2nd grader trying to argue points that you can clearly see make no sense. I think somehow in his mind it does though.
Not that this is really shocking or anything, it just gave me a nice laugh. Here's a video of Donald Rumsfeld flat out lying on an interview and then proved wrong on air. Look's like it was on the show Meet the Press. http://www.moveon.org/censure/caughtonvideo/
For all of you looking to boot Bush, don't forget to vote in the Democratic primaries. In Michigan they are February 7th, I just got done voting online since I applied for a little while back. I hope someday the actual elections are online because it was nice and easy to vote from home, especially with a little one to take care of. I voted John Edwards. He actually seems to care about real people, not just letting the rich get richer. He has some good idea's on what to do with advancing the economy, and I think if anybody has a chance to defeat Bush, it's him.
I added a counter to the sidebar of my website. It shows a running total of the estimated cost of the Iraqi war (or "conflict" to be technical). The code for this counter can be found at costofwar.com, along with info on how they come up with the number. Tixx at Cliesource said it looks to be running at about $1000 a second, and I believe the costofwar website said the cost is like $4 billion a month, so basically a billion dollars a week.