Monday, May 23, 2005

Ahh the weekends...

Its just too much to handle when the weekend was a beautiful as it was. I spent some time at my fathers house. He has FUAX news on 24/7. It amazes me how much "sheep" need to continually feed themselves bullshit in order to function. I watch the news, every now and again, but it is taken with a grain of salt.

The filibuster fight has me kind of excited. Harry Reid has turned out to be quite the scrappy fighter. Smart Guy. His equal in the other side isn't even in the Repulican leadership. Bill Frist is a total weenie!

I loved this read:
And this one too:
The whole "Kansas" Scopes revisited nonsense makes me want to move to France. BTW... I think France has gotten screwed by the USA. They stood up for what was right in the IRAQ issue. Now the screaming,whining, liars and pudits should have to apologize because France got it right (along with Russia, Germany, and many others)! Bush needs to be tried for treason. He should also be tried for War Crimes in the international courts. God, my country is in the shitter right now.


Monday, May 16, 2005

Ahh the weekend...

My weekend was awesome! The trees were in bloom; the weather was warm; and the temperatures were just right. I am a bit of a tree fanatic (not Hugger... fanatic). I love nothing more than wandering about my yard looking carefully at my trees for new growth, smelling thier flowers, or standing in their shade. Nature is a wonderful thing.

The debate going on in Kansas makes me nervous.

The lack of debate at home makes me nervous.

This man give me hope. Take a listen.

This... is the ultimate zeitgiest marker! Evil empire versus the crusading rebellion. Let Star Wars Roll!!! Yes, I am a nerd.. ;)

Things at work are going to be slow this week. Students are invovled with CORE testing all week, so they will not be available to test, therapize (my own word), or analyze. Luckily I have enough paperwork to keep me busy.

Monday, May 09, 2005

On burning out...

I like to visit "dailykos." Cheers and Jeers is a great read. Much has been written there lately about "impeachable" offenses by the current whitehouse. I am one of those who thinks that the Iraq invasion was illegal and immoral. I have been faced with a bit of personal hypocrisy, however. How can I support the Bosnia/Herzigovnia invasion but not Iraq.

I have come to the conclusion that it is not the military action, per se, that haunts me. But the justification provided to the people. Bill Clinton made it clear that he was committing troops for purely humanitarian reasons. He was up front about his reasoning and stood up against those who doubted it.

The Iraq war was sold as a pre-emptive defensive maneuver to deter the creation and proliferation of "WMD."
Based on this recent information from Great Britain, it is clear that the whitehouse was planning on invading Iraq long before the 9/11 attackes.

Being a moderate, I want to support my government regardless of who is filling any particular office. I must, however, have no reason to doubt the honesty of those serving the people. Although I think Bill Clinton's personal ethics were appalling, he gave me no reason to doubt his presidential honesty. G.W. Bush has consistently lied to the American people. Although it seems his personal ethics are above questioning. He seems like a decent father, and a loyal husband.

Perhaps it is the power of government in and of itself that is at issue here. If government had little impact on my finances, and day-to-day life, then the quibbles of the political beujoisis would be of no interest. So, I am a traditional conservative when it comes to governmental power.... "Smaller is better." Seems ironic that the current "neo-cons" have produced the largest beaurocracy in history.

I 'm outta here....

Saturday, May 07, 2005


I just received and e-mail from my father. I would call him a "blind-faith" Repulican. Now, this is not to say that "blind-faith" democrats are any better. His e-mail was, essentially, a poem about how illegals go on welfare and get free homes, healthcare, and turn our streets and towns into tenements. I wrote a response, but didn't send it. My smart wife talked me out of it. "Is it worth offending him?", she asked. "no," I replied. "But did he care whether it offended me?" I quickly came here to post my thoughts. I hate being surrounded in my life by ignorance and arrogance. It goes straight to the heart of our problem today, Intolerance. We are so divided because every fool is convinced that he/she is right, and every person of wisdom is so full of doubt. But the wise are in the minority. I feel incredibly ashamed that someone I love so dearly can be so foolish. =( Just had to post... Thanks for reading. HH

Friday, May 06, 2005

First installment

Well... Here I am. This blog is just a collection of my random thoughts, especially political.

The reason for doing this is simple; things in America suck right now. My ire is not the result of right-wing nuts running my country, nor is it that democrats are such wimps. MY problem is the dividedness of my fellow Americans. One side hating Loathing anyone who disagrees with them. It is shameful. There is nothing wrong with disagreeing IMO. Let's agree to disagree! In the end we have to give and take in order progress as a country.

What I hope to elucidate is that American pluralism is the basis for America's greatness. It is consilience that I yearn for. I want my views given equal weight with every others no matter which party, ideology is in the majority. The President is supposed to represent me too (liberal social values, conservative economic values, and all).

Anyway, I will be posting/ranting about how I think government ought to serve over the coming days, weeks, months, and years. I may add a few meaningless tangential rants about various subjects too.