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Ok, so this is a lame 'trial' post to see if what I'm doing is working.

I've wanted to make a title for my postings for some time so that it would have a little bit more, shall we say, structure to the posts. Because before this, I have never actually titled posts. The posts that are titled were titled long after they were originally posted.

Oh, and I'm working at putting all of my political ramblings elsewhere. I just never thought my main blog was the place for them. So they are now in another spot that I created souly for my political ramblings and anything juicy I want to talk about that might offend some of the fragile ears of people I know, that and my comic readership might stumble across my blog and i respect their desire to come to me to entertain them, not to be bombarded by my political beliefs. Hence, I've placed my political musings elsewhere.

I don't know how successful its going to be, I'm not thinking I'll be a blogger in par with Kerry Haters or Crush Kerry or one of the many pundits out there. (see side bar to the left for even more choice reads out of the conservative blogosphere). But I enjoy what these people have to say and I want to be able to voice my opinion about the arrogance of a certain long faced politician that I find myself standing less and less.

I just need to focus on cleaning up the website a hair bit more. And I want to avoid big long rambling posts like the ones below.


About The Last Posts

Well, I posted them kind of late last night, I was tired, suffering from a cold, and as you can tell, I have nothing but scathing remarks about John Kerry.

And believe it or not, at the beginning of this year I would have probably termed myself a swing voter. That is, until I learned more about John Kerry.

Anyway, moving onto less scathing remarks, I decided to put a picture that had more to do with me, as Creature had very little to do with this site. I think I need to look for some more photographs of me, or see if I can just go out with somebody and kind of take some 'posed candids' or something.

Ah, never mind

Speaking of Creature, I really need to get my butt in gear and do something about that comic. I haven't updated it in like 2 weeks and I promised my readership an update yesterday. Instead I found myself sick and typing scathing things about John Kerry instead. I wanted to post something on my livejournal about how I think everyone who votes for John Kerry just to get rid of George Bush is an idiot, but I couldn't bring myself to do it.

I might have offended a few of my friends, most of which seem to fall under the category.

Lately I've been playing video games (ok, I've only been playing video games today, but still), and my niece Isabel kicks my butt at Pokemon Puzzle League. I didn't know what I was doing, I couldn't beat her. And she's six and has never played the game before.

I thought that was interesting, though I turned around and started playing it for a bit after she had to go home, and I have to say that it is addictive.

Well, I'm glad that the five dollars for that game was a wise investment. Because now I can do something with her that we both can enjoy.

And next time, I'll kick her butt!


Why I plan to Vote for George Bush

My first hypocritical response, he's not John Kerry. I can't stand John Kerry, I have stated why many times, and I do not want to see John Kerry holding the highest office of the country, that of POTUS. But that is a hypocritical response and I will not state it in my reasons to vote for George Bush.

Reason 1, You know where he stands

Say what you want about Bush, but the fact remains, whether you agree with him or not, you know where he stands. I can't say the same for John Kerry, I have no idea where this man is coming from and where he is going.

With Bush, what you see is what you get. He said he'd go after the terrorists and damn it he made good on his promise.

Reason 2, He served in the military

And he understands what the military is about. True, so did John Kerry, but John Kerry made his service null and void by protesting against it.

Bush seems to understand what the military is about and respects it. So his service record wasn't perfect. Guess what? Mine isn't either.

And I'm in the Reserves, an entity of the military that is very similar to the National Guard. I've seen other people cut their military contracts short and still get out with an honorable discharge.

The national guard/reserves is an imperfect institution that is made up of civilians who play military one weekend a month. They screw up.

I guess I better not run for public office, it might come out that I failed my PT test once or twice.

George Bush served, and that's all that he says. He doesn't make it a central issue of his campaign. And you know what? He made some mistakes, he admitted them, and I can respect him for that. Now the media needs to get off this dead horse. Nobody cares about Bush's imperfect National Guard record, you should judge him on his actions as serving as president for the last four years, not his service to the National Guard 30 years ago.

Reason 3, he respects the Troops and whole heartedly supports them

Maybe its a photo op, maybe not, but the fact remains that Bush goes out of his way to say thank you for your service to the troops. As mentioned above, he is respectful to the troop and I believe it pains him greatly when another troop dies.

Reason 4, He's optomistic

Bush tries to show the world the good that is happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, trying to highlight the points for us being there as opposed to the other presidential candidate who is often times sprouting off negative rhetoric, which is damaging to the morale of the troops.

I don't believe the Iraq war is going smoothly, there are some rough spots, but guess what? This is war. And that is not uncommon in war. People will die in combat, it is part of the nature of the military. All give some, some give all.

And Bush honors those that give all by not continually speaking negatively about our efforts in Iraq and demeaning their service. Kerry continually does so.

In a time of war, our country needs an optimist to be in charge, not a pessimist who's first thought is to run at the first sign of trouble.

Reason 5, he's not as stupid as you think

The number one mistake enemies of Bush make of him is that they "Misunderestimate" him. Hate to break it to you, Bush isn't an idiot. His less then eloquant speaking habits might make him come across as being below average in intellect, but you know what? Most people have strengths in some areas and weaknesses in others. Bush might come across as stupid, but he's not.

Reason 6, He laughs it off

Bush has proven to be an exceptional leader in that he is good about not taking things personally. There are a lot of people that do not like Bush. They constantly quote his "bushisms" to highlight what an idiot he is. Bush's first response is Tongue in Cheek. He's got imperfect speaking abilities, he often screws things up when speaking. He has accepted it and he moves on.

In fact, he often laughs about it and pokes fun at himself because of it.

Reason 7, He's personable

Say what you want, when most people meet Bush in an informal setting, as a person, not as the president, they like him. He is an easy person to like, as a person. And he shows a genuine interest in people. Bush has his downfalls, his personality is not one of them.

Pictures like the ones below also speak greatly about this man.

The second was not a photo op, it was a touching moment that Bush had between a girl who lost her mother in the world trade center bombing. He merely held and comforted her long after the press departed. The picture was taken by the girl's father I believe.

Reason 8, He's not afraid of making tough decisions and then follows through

Bush has been given a difficult task of handling the nation at a time of unexpected war. War is never an easy thing, and it is easy to make mistakes in handling one. But one thing about war is you have to see it to its end.

Reason 9, Proven Steady Leadership

When Bush makes a decision, he doesn't waver from it. This goes back to what you see is what you get. This is Bush, this is where he stands. You might not agree with him, but you know what he believes.

Reason 10, he's more moderate then Kerry is

Ok, so he is most undeniably a Republican. If you hate republicans, you probably don't like Bush. But Kerry is way out in left field where Bush has gone in some directions that is usually the direction that liberals go (education comes to mind).

Its unfortunate that his education reform is failing, but I think there is more to that then meets the eye.

Besides, I am a moderate conservative, Bush's agenda stands for more of what I believe then Kerry's does.

Reason 11, Partial Birth Abortion.

This is a heinous, violent procedure that in my opinion needs to be axed completely out of the system. There are other ways to protect a woman's life then to proceed with this act. It makes me sick and is one of the few abortion procedures that I am whole heartedly 100% against.

And Bush is too. I don't know if he'll succeed in completely banning this procedure, but I hope he some day does.

I am actually against abortion in general, I could never see myself having an abortion even if I were raped. But that is my personal opinion.

Reason 12, Bush's actions on September 11th

John Kerry has made fun of Bush's delay for not reacting right away to the tragedy that was September 11th (though Kerry and the rest of the senate sat in their seats for 40 stunned minutes and admitted that they 'could not think'), but Bush's actions on that day speak a lot for him and his control of himself in a time of crisis.

Bush's actions were perfect that day. He did exactly what he had to do and proved to America that he has what it takes to be a leader in a time of emergency.

Reason 13, he's not afriad to express his religious beliefs

Ok, so not every american is christian. In fact, there are a lot of people who think that religion has no place in government. So maybe there isn't, but his religious beliefs tell a lot about a person and what kind of person they are. It tells you a lot about where they stand on issues and their moral beliefs.

So yeah, maybe he shouldn't express his belief in god so much, but I don't hold it against him. It's something that he believes. This might be a down point to some people who don't like Bush, it isn't with me.

Reason 14, he's made mistakes and admitted them

Bush has made some mistakes. These are mistakes of his past. He admitted to those mistakes and now he drives on. He wants you to judge him on him now, not before.

There are a lot of people out to do character assassinations on Bush, the most recent one is Kitty Kelly in her Book, The Family (which has already been debunked and proven untrue), and everyone is out to kill Bush over something he's done in the past.

Well, its the past. And one thing that ties into the above statement is he's a christian, and Christians are about forgiveness. Bush has moved on. People still try to dig it up. And the fact that he takes it all in stride without holding press conferances to make a statement that his "patriotism is under attack" like another presidential candidate I can think of.

Reason 15, the Iraq war and the war on Terror

This topic lands on the pro and con issue of Bush. But it was a difficult decision and he made it. The war on Terror has not been a traditional war in the slightest sense. But it takes a strong minded person to make a decision like this and look at the bigger picture. Iraq requires somebody to look at the bigger picture to see the rationale behind us being there.

Say what you will about Iraq, Saddam was a tyrant and he had to go. There are many countries that have corrupt leaders that need to be taken out. The thing is, with Iraq, (which I don't think we were misled by the WMD issue, everyone believed that he had them, even Nuance boy Kerry) was in a position where we could take it down. And so we did.

It is rough handling, but if we stay the course and drive the terrorists away, and show the rest of the world the good that is done in creating a democracy in Iraq, we'll show that we have created a powerful Ally for future problems that occur in the middle east. As long as we keep those relations positive, we should have an ally for years to come.

Reason 16, The U.N.

I hate the U.N. It is a socialistic idea that is corrupt and frankly doesn't really work. Bush seems to not pay much attention to the U.N. because he realizes that they are largely a joke that can't get anything done. The U.N. has done nothing about the situation in Iraq for over a decade. So Bush came along and made a decision for them.

So maybe some people actually think the U.N. is a noble and just system that works for the betterment of the world. HAH! Don't make me laugh. The U.N. has no business deciding what a country does for itself, as long as it doesn't violate human rights issues. The US doesn't violate Human Rights issues, no matter what any liberal hippy might say. Saddam did. He murdered his own people. We saw Iraq as a potential threat. We took Saddam out.

And I'm glad we did.

Reason 17, Laura Bush

Say what you want about Laura, somebody compared her to the Stepford Wives. But this lady has class. She's dignified, respectful, and stands by her man. She is opinionated, and something about her strong love for reading really hits home for me. She seems to be very opposite of Bush, sometimes I wonder how they hooked up. But their marriage is strong and they respect one another. Unlike a certain former president.

There is no doubt in my mind that George Bush is completely loyal to Laura. He has a strong moral standing, something that this country has unfortunately been missing for some time.

Why I would not Vote for George Bush

To be fair, there are a lot of reasons why I wouldn't vote for John Kerry, and there are some reasons why I would not vote for George Bush. The reasons to vote for Bush outweigh the reasons to vote for John Kerry, however.

Reason 1, Iraq war

I am not totally against the Iraq war, but I'm not totally for it either. However, if I am sent there, I will go and serve my country becuase this is what I signed up to do. It is my duty and if called I will serve.

Bush's handling of the Iraq war has not been perfect, maybe we should have gone about it differently. Maybe we should have waited before we went. Maybe we should have acted differently. But the fact is, we're there now and things haven't gone smoothly.

The Iraq war hasn't been an easy thing to do, and it has seperated our country greatly as the anti war protesters continue to gain momentum and voice their disent of the handling of the war.

I do believe we need to see it through before we pull out though. To leave Iraq at this point would only create a disaster in our wake.

However, in this issue, I feel that Bush's solution to the Iraq war makes more sense then Kerry's, and if another person was running against Bush, I might vote for them due to this issue here. But unfortunately, Bush has the best agenda. We started the mess, and we need to see it through.

Reason 2, iffy tax cuts

I'm not against the Tax cuts, and I feel that they should actually go across the board equally. The tax cuts themselves I'm not against, and in fact I feel that they needed to be made in light of the economy. However, the tax cuts coupled with the war on terror and its ever emerging price are not a pretty combination.

Reason 2.5, the deficit

We had a surplus, we now have a deficit. The economy was on its way down when Bush took office, and therefore I do not fault him on the economy. But the deficit is his doing (and directly related to the tax cuts). I'm not, however, totally against the deficit. I believe we needed to do something to spur the economy, Bush chose to give Tax Cuts to help people retain more of their money so that they could spend it and create more

Reason 3, No Child Left Behind

A liberal idea with good intentions, but ultimately failed due to a little thing called the War on Terror and lack of cooperation from the Teacher's union. I blame the Teacher's union more then Bush on this act though. This was a non-partison issue, it was actually put together by both George Bush and Ted Kennedy (now THAT is an unlikely duo). OF course, Ted Kennedy takes equal responsibility in the mess too.

Unfortunatley, it was just doomed, shoveling more of the governments' money into the beurocracy of education without it actually getting to the students who need it.

HOwever, fyi, Bush put a similiar proposition during his term as Governor of Texas to No Child Left Behind, and it was very successful.

Again, not a position I entirely blame Bush for.

Reason 4, the International Community

So Bush has kind of alienated us from our 'Allies', Germany and France, along with a few other nations. We are not the most popular government in the world, and a lot of individuals in other countries look down on us as well. We have gained a nickname of 'Bullies'. This is unfortunate.

I don't think Kerry would do as good a job at it either though, which cancels this downside to Bush out. He and his campaign been insulting the allies we have left and right, and according to him, apparently the allies we have don't matter. All that Matters is Germany, Russia and France.

Besides, I think the U.N. is a joke.

Reason 5, a "Uniter", not a "Divider"

This was one of the platforms Bush ran on in 2000. He actually had a lot of luck in the non-partison issue in his native state of Texas, as he had the support of both Republicans and Democrats while in office. Of course, Texas is a pretty conservative State to begin with.

Unfortunately, this didn't carry over as well when he became leader of America. He ran on it, and it didn't really happen. But then again, Bush faced some tough issues as president that he took a partison approach to. That probably alienated a few people.

Of course, I think a few people were pretty sour that he lost the Popular vote and still gained the presidency. Which leads me to the next topic.

Reason 6, 2000 Election

I don't blame this on Bush, it was a mess to start with. But there was some 'iffy' procedures that happened. Whatever, he lost the popular vote but still got the presidency. A lot of people are still contending that Al Gore should have been president. This divided a lot of people.

But guess what? we would have still been divided if Gore had won. 2000 was a lose-lose situation, reguardless. But the thing is, Gore didn't take it to well and in fact takes it a little to personally. He can't drop it and brings it up every chance he gets. And he's let himself go.

Tells you a lot about Gore doesn't it? I wonder how he would have dealt with 9-11? So maybe this issue should actually be a plus for Bush. I personally don't hold it against him (as I wouldn't hold it against Gore if Gore were running for Reelection)

So Scratch that one, it's a neutral point.

Reason 6, Micheal Moore

Micheal Moore is a force to be reckoned with. And he is adamently against George Bush. This is obvious from a little film he made called Fahrenheit 911. Perhaps you heard of it? The information in it is damaging and his rhetoric can easily sway you to question the tactics behind Bush and his war on Terror, as well as his influence with the Saudi Family.

I guess this is a reason for everyone else Not to vote for George Bush. Why does it not apply to me?

Becuase I think Micheal Moore is a big fat idiot. A smart idiot, but still an idiot. And he is a hypocrit. His movie is based on theories and one man's thoughts about what is going on in Iraq. It is his opinion. And he does an excellent of using his rhetoric to sway your opinion to match his. Hey, what can I say? The man is an excellent film maker, he won an oscar for Bowling for Columbine (another film I don't agree with, I am a member of the NRA after all), and the Palm d'or (I know I mispelled that) for F911, which is an impressive resume, and he is probably one of the main reasons why people are so anti-Bush now.

But his movie is still propoganda based on opinion and theories (which are unproven). Many points of it have been debunked. But it is still powerful and will definitely make you think.

I think people should still see it, and then read the counterpoints on it and make their own opinion.

Micheal Moore is still hilarious, I think the man is in denial.

Reason 7, Disgruntled Soldiers

Hey, soldiers are talkin' and they ain't happy. Tying into the Iraq war fiasco, some soldiers are genuinely pissed that they are stuck in Iraq bored to tears and when they are due to come home, they get their hopes axed by being extended for another month/year.

These soldiers tell you a lot about the situation in Iraq. HOwever, it also tells you a lot about the discipline of todays soldiers.

Reason 8, Osama Bin Laden

We still don't have him. IT's been three years. This is the failing of the intelligence agency. We need to get this bastard and we need to get him as soon as we can.

Reason 9, Halliburton

This is a point that is CONSTANTLY being brought up by the liberal left. The War on Iraq is all about Oil and Money. Who cares if a few people die in the process. Apparently the President does not.

Well, yeah, the War is partially about Oil and Money. That's politics for you. And unfortunately, that's how the world works. Politics. Did I mention I hate Politics? They are rather corrupt.

The thing is, Halliburton got the contract because Halliburton is the only company that can do what it does. Did you know they got a no bid contract under the Clinton Presidency as well? The Liberals didn't seem to mind that.

Yes, so there are some questions to be asked about Dick Cheney and his connection with Halliburton. There are ethical questions that need to be addressed. But before you use this against Bush and Cheney, you might want to look into it a little closer. This was an issue that bothered me for a while, but doesn't so much now.

Reason 10, Fund Raising in Spokane for George Nethercutt

Ok, at first, this really did piss me off. Bush came to town and Spokane forked the security bill.

I later learned that this is actually not to unusual for presidents. I don't really know what to think about the matter now.

But I'm still voting for Nethercutt, though I think his chances of winning against Murray are pretty slim. He's got a few things running against him.

Other factors that are often faulted for Bush but are not his fault.

Outsourcing of Jobs - Did you know that this was started under Clinton? Why yes, it really was!

Economy - Again, not Bush's fault. The economy was on the downturn when he took office.

Sepember 11th - Why didn't Clinton do anything about Osama bin Laden the first time he bombed the world trade center? And a couple US embassies and a Naval Ship? Osama has been attacking America for some time under Clinton, and all Clinton did was raise a fist in defiance and then continued banging his intern.

I fault September 11th to Clinton, and his lack of action. Bush was the first one man enough to actually do something about it.

Again, like the Kerry Post below, this post is going to be added to and refined as I continue to post, and then it is going into the archives. If you have anything to say to me in regards to what reasons I should or should not look at either Presidential Candidate that I did not already address, please address them in the comment boxes for the respected candidate.

Though I doubt you'll make an impact. My mind's pretty much already been made.

Why I Refuse to Vote for John Kerry

As the election draws nearer (39 days to go), I have been following the issues pretty closely. I admit, I've been following John Kerry closely, watching his actions, and seeing where he's going and what his platform is all about.

I have not been impressed.

This actually started with the swiftboat controversy. Before that, I was still planning on voting for Bush but I had decided that I would probably do fine under Kerry and wouldn't have minded if he gotten elected.

What started it all was reading Unfit for Command and following the Swift Vets and their reason why they were bashing John Kerry. In fact, I had been reading their sight just before they got national exposure.

My thoughts on the Swift Vets is that most every thing they say is true. They are well documented on their sources and why they are attacking John Kerry. Its because their war with him is completely personal. I can't believe this is a front for the Bush Camp. These men are sincere in what they say and have nothing to gain (well, other then Kerry not getting the coveted slot of Commander in Chief) and everything to lose. These are 254 highly decorated Vietnam War Vets. Of course, according to the DNC, they're words were dispicable and hate-filled, and everything they say is lies. Of course, who would dare question the service of a highly decorated vietnam vet?

Well, apparently the DNC is questioning 254 highly decorated Vietnam vets. But nobody could dare say question John Kerry's service. And the fact that there are more then one link to the DNC and other 527 groups (move-on.org quickly comes to mind)

Reason 1, the Kerry camp's hypocritical response to the Swift Vet controversy.

That reason alone wouldn't stop me from voting for somebody, mind you. But looking into the Swift Vet controversy, I found about a few more reasons to despise John Kerry, mainly because I am in the service myself.

Reason 2, the lies that were debunked by the swift vets about Kerry's service, mainly Christmas in Cambodia, the first purple heart, the Silver Star, and the Jim Rassman's story.

Considering the Swift Vets have yet to wave from their story, they have mainly clarified their position, Kerry's story has changed a couple dozen times, from his own mouth to his own biography. This is kind of proving to me that he's a chronological liar. But then again, he's a politician. Next point.

Reason 3, the abbreviated tour.

Again, another thing that by itself, wouldn't stop me from voting for somebody. But this says a lot about a person, especially a person claiming to be a war hero. John Kerry's own testimony conflicts greatly with what really happened, and the fact that he didn't fulfil his duty. This is a minor pet peeve with me.

Reason 4, John Kerry's tesitmony in 1971.

This is well documented, and you can find everything you want here at Winter Soldier. If I hadn't been swayed by the above reasons (which, as mentioned before, by themselves will not cause me to not vote for somebody) but Kerry burned all his bridges with me on this one. His blatant lies and slandering of fellow soldiers makes me cringe in anger at this arrogant self serving bastard. And the fact that the Winter Soldier hearings have later proved to be lies, the people testifying were proven to have not even served in Vietnam. The whole thing was based on lies, and John Kerry has yet to apologize for what he did here and still stands by what he said.

The testimonies have hurt many Vietnam Vets, especially POW's and those that gave their life and do not have the choice of denouncing what Kerry said to save their good name.

Reason 5, Meeting with Vietcong in Paris

John Kerry met with the enemy while We were at war on his own accord to negotiate the end of the war. He did not do this with the cooperation of the US government, he did this by himself. I feel that Kerry was working more for the VietCong then the US.

I call this Treason.

Reason 6, Kerry did the above two points while still in the Navy.

Which makes his actions that much worse.

Reason 7, Kerry's picture is hanging in the war memorial building in Ho Chi Minh City for his actions that helped the Viet Cong win the Vietnam War.

Deplorable in the highest regard, a lot of people put a lot of blame on us losing the Vietnam War on Kerry and the role he played. His actions actually caused the Viet Cong to hold on a little longer as defeat was near.

That the Viet Cong have a picture hanging to Honor Kerry's service to them in a time of war speaks treason.

More can be found here.

Reason 8, Kerry refuses to clarify the charges made against him by the Swift Vets.

Nuancy boy just keeps beating around the bush and if anybody asks him any questions about his service, his response, literally is "are you questioning my patriotism?" Apparently, your service record and anything you have ever done in your life is out of bounds for questioning. Of course, we can question George Bush's service all we want.

Just sign the 180, John, I really want to know what you are hiding from the american people.

Reason 9, John Kerry's hypocritical response to George Bush's service.

I call his actions hypocritical because he demands Bush to come clean about his National Guard record when Bush wasn't even running on it, yet Kerry refuses too and his Presidential Platform is based on actions that happened 35 years ago. To do so is idiotic to begin with.

I do not care what Bush did in the National Guard 35 years ago. He's not running on that as a basis of his campaign. To keep bringing it up is incredibly stupid on Kerry's part. But that brings me to point 9.

Reason 9, John Kerry's slandering of anyone that served in National Guard/Reserves.

I'm a reservist, I have yet to serve in Iraq. Man, I must be trying to avoid service or something.

But I agree, the situation between now and then are a bit different (Draft vs All Volunteer Army) but he did slander most everybody serving in the National Guard back during Vietnam, as well as anyone who Legally obtained Draft Deferments.

Apparently, serving in the Military doesn't matter when your name is Bill Clinton, in fact, being a well-known Draft Dodger will get the DNC's blessing.

Truth is, 90% of young men eligible to serve during Vietnam didn't serve in Vietnam. They got out for a number of reasons in a number of ways. Some of them avoided service legally (Dick Cheney) some didn't (Bill Clinton).

And did you know that John Kerry actually had Four Draft Deferments for school (for the same reasons that Dick Cheney obtained them) before being threatened to be drafted? Guess what he did? He joined the NAVAL RESERVES!

Another point about John Kerry's hypocracy.

Reason 10, SeeBS and RatherGate.

There is no real proof that John Kerry was collaborating with CBS with the forged memos, but there is genuine proof that poeple in his campaign were. I refuse to watch CBS now as it has no credibility with me anymore. Not that I watch TV in the first place but still, this is kind of an interesting situation that happened. And it causes some questions about John Kerry's campaign.

Still, in the meantime, until there is rock solid proof against Kerry in this matter, I'll take his word for it that he personally was not involved.

Reason 11, John Kerry's service in the senate.

If Kerry was to run on any platform for president, he should have run on this. Unfortunately for him, he has not done a single thing to warrent his election to President of the US. His entire senate record is a joke. Oh, and the fact that he has missed something like 80% of his Senate votes this year? That is pretty pathetic. I can understand missing a couple to focus on a campaign, but this is overkill.

And the fact that in 20 years in the senate, Kerry has not put forth any major piece of legislation with his name on it tells me a lot about the man. And it obviously tells me that he doesn't understand how the government runs.

I guess he'd rather be windsurfing then attending Senate Meetings. The man is all Play and no Work.

Reason 12, John Kerry's position on Iraq.

"We know we can't count on the French. We know we can't count on the Russians, We know that Iraq is a danger to the United States, and we reserve the right to take pre-emptive action whenever we feel it's in our national interest"

That is a direct quote from John Kerry. Yes, John Kerry said that. In 1997, when Clinton was president. I guess it matters who is in office, doesn't it?

This man has no position on Iraq, and to me, being in the military, that is an important point. This man will be my Commander in Chief, and if he takes that position, I will bite my tongue and cease to say anything negative about him. But his position with Iraq has told me that this man is a politician in the truest of senses.

Reason 13, Gun Issue Nuancy

Iraq isn't the only thing he's been nuanced about, Kerry is riding the post on every single issue.

I'm an advocate of the 2nd ammendment, Kerry is trying to get the gun owner's vote. His voting record speaks against him. Kerry is in the hands of those that seek gun control and if he had his way, he would have practically every gun banned.

But lately he's been incistant that he is an avid sportsman. Yeah, whatever win's you a few votes, right? Talk about doing whatever you can to get elected.

Reason 14, Football Fans for Truth

Yes, this is a joke, but it tells you something about Kerry. Kerry is striving to be something he's not, and showing about a billion different faces to appease anyone and everyone. I have no respect for somebody who continues to play at being something he's not. Be honest dude, and admit you don't know much about sports. I'd have a bit more respect for you if you did so.

Reason 15, Will not take responsibility for anything

Last winter, John Kerry fell when he was snowboarding, and blamed it on his secret service agent.

He blamed his campaign for the reaction to the Swift Vets.

I can actually go on if I do a little research (I'm typing this all out of my head), but basically John Kerry refused to take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. He is the first to blame somebody else.

And he is the one that is blaming Bush for not taking responsibility on some things that happened.


Reason 16, More respected with Foreign Leaders my ass

John Kerry insists that he can get more respect by the world community then Bush has.

So far I have heard him insult the coalition in Iraq, calling them the "coalition of the bribed." However, he insists he can help get more countries involved in Iraq and the war on terror through "inducements." Well, I guess it's bribery with Republicans and Inducements with Democrats.

His sister is insulting our Australian allies and basically alienating them from us. Thanks Kerry's Sister. You're a bigger jackass then I expected.

Then of course, Kerry just this week insulted the Iraqi Prime Minister by basically calling him a liar for 'white washing' what was really happening on Iraq. I guess because its war, nothing good can be coming from Iraq right now, can there? I mean, it must be all doom and gloom.

But I guess he is more respected (term used loosely) by dictators and terrorists in the world who would rather see him in office over George Bush because they can see that Kerry is already a pushover and a pansy to the corrupted UN.

Of course there is some good coming out of Iraq, but Kerry isn't helping our troops by basically claiming their effort is a lost cause and they are wasting their time and dying for no reason trying to create democracy in a hostile zone. I do not like listening to Kerry talk about the war on Iraq, and I think I would like it even less if I were over there trying to serve my country and help the people of Iraq.

Which brings me to Reason 17, Kerry's constant banter demoralizing our troops

Did I mention I do not like John Kerry? His words on the situation in Iraq is only demoralizing our troops and giving heart to the terrorists. I guess it isn't unusual, Kerry did the same thing in 1971.

Reason 18, Kerry's four point plan for getting out of Iraq.

Its rather vague and basically lets the terrorists know that Help is On the Way. I'll look for an article detailing it in length.

The gist of it is, "I'm getting the troops out as soon as possible, and getting the UN and other nations to fork up the rest of the bill." Yeah, right Nuancy boy.

Of course, I wouldn't expect Kerry to stay the course on a fight like this, he bugs out of everything.

Update - Apparently he's also scripted a Seven Point Plan on the War on Terror. his plan mirrors that of Bush and what he said. Hmm, interesting.

Reason 19, No plan or agenda

He's all talk, no action. All Kerry does is ramble on and on without saying anything. He keeps talking about plans and what he's going to do, but he doesn't have anythign to show.

Oh, and the fact that while he was in the legislative branch of the government, he didn't put forward any legislation to do what he's claiming needs to be done (like healthcare or what not). He should have tried to do this in the senate, it is not soemthing that happens in the Executive Branch. The fact is that he is depending on the American's ignorance on how the government runs on a lot of the issues.

He could have something to go by on his candidacy for president if he had put forth some sort of legislation while in the senate for the bills he claims he will enact. Unfortunately, actions speak louder then words. You don't have a plan, dude. And you got exactly 39 days to really make one.

And the four point plan on Iraq is far from a plan of action. Its a very nuanced, french like beginning of one.

Reason 20, Kerry's a coward

And he likes the french. I hate the french. Enough said.

Reason 21, get's overly defensive when somebody says something negative about him.

Ok, there is one thing about being president that anyone running for president ought to understand. You can't please everybody, and there are people out there that loathe you.

Kerry gets whiney and overly defensive when anybody says anything bad about him. His catchphrase response is "are you questioning my patriotism?" This is a numbnuts response to the negative press, and shows that he doesn't have what it takes to handle the pressure of the undoubtedly most powerful office in the world.

Kerry's midnight response to the Republican National Convention says it all. The guy is an idiot.

Reason 22, Teresa

This lady scares me more then John does sometimes. I don't know what I would do if she were first lady.

I have nothing against people who speak their mind, but they need to have some tact when they do it. Theresa Heinz-Kerry has absolutely no tact, and should realize that when running for political office, you need to take this into account. Her actions do not help John Kerry one bit with the swing voters. If anything, her actions alienate them.

And since I don't agree with John Kerry's Health Care agenda, Heinz-Kerry called me and everyone else that agrees with me an Idiot.

Reason 23, "I actually did vote for the 87 Billion, Before I voted against it."

Ok, that's just one phrase that John Kerry used. There's a bunch more out there that show his nuancy even more. And they say Bush is bad on words. I think Bush is a far more eloquant speaker then Kerry is. And Bush knows he can sometimes be bad with words. At least he's tongue in cheek about it. Kerry is in constant denile.

Reason 24, his actions during the Cold War speak loudly on his view of the Military

He tried to cut funding on the Military in the height of the cold war, which to me, makes very little sense.

Reason 25, Zell Miller.

Zell Miller, an old-school Democrat from Georgia I believe (I apologize if I'm wrong on the state he represents) said it all at the Republican National Convention. He subsequently got a lot of bashing from the media and his fellow Democrats for what he said, but the man speaks his mind and isn't afraid of the reaction he knew he would undoubtedly get. I agree 100% with everything Zell Miller said about John Kerry.

Reason 26, the man's a hypocrit in the worst sense

And this has been proven many times in the above posts. I can't stand Hypocrits.

Reason 27, the negative press about John Kerry is far more fascinating to follow then the negative press about Bush.

There are about a couple hundred groups that are dogging the president right now. And for a long time, there was not much on Kerry. I've heard so much negative press about Bush that I got sick of it after a while. The negativity on Kerry is actually pretty funny and very fascinating to watch, especially when you discover what an unlikeable person Kerry is.

As a person, Bush is very friendly and likeable. Kerry isn't. Which makes all the negative information about him that much more interesting to follow.

Why I Would Vote for John Kerry

Ok, to be fair, I have to state something good about Kerry as well, the reasons why I would vote for him. This, is far more difficult then finding reasons why I would not vote for him, because there is very little I actually like about the man.

Reason 1, The Department of Wellness

This is something I actually agree with Kerry on. I have a lot of knowledge in Preventive Medicine, and though I didn't really want to do this when I first joined the army, I can see a great deal of benefits involving it. Prevention is a much better way of solving the healthcare crisis then treatment, and its cheaper too. If you can educate the population on how to keep themselves healthy and promote preventive medicine, everyone wins in the long run.

The downside? I don't think we need another buorocracy involved in our government. A department fully promoting Preventive Medicine is also already in existence. It's called the CDC (center of Disease Control). How about giving the CDC a bit more funding so that they can focus more on Public Health?

And besides the "Department of Wellness" is a stupid name.

Reason 2, He won't rush to war

As is evident by his actions in the past. Unfortunately, I don't see him rushing to war when we actually need to be at war either.

Reason 3, he's 'Not Bush'

Seeing that I don't have a big problem with Bush, I can say that there are probably more qualified people out there to be President then him. Unfortunately, it seems that those more qualified people aren't the types to actually run for public office.

That said, it seems like this is the number one reason why most people plan to vote for Kerry. And the problem is, I am more likely to vote for Bush because he's "not Kerry" then vote for Kerry because he's "not Bush".

I'm a firm believer though, that you vote for Somebody, not against them.

Now, what is more interesting, is that these are the only three real reasons why I can see why I would want to vote for Kerry, or why anybody would actually vote for him. Well, other then the healthcare issue. Which falls under the department of Wellness really.

In other words, I'm just trying to figure out, most of my friends say that they are voting for Kerry. Can they give me a reason other then "he's Not Bush"?

Because that is the stupidest reason to vote for somebody that I can think of.

And just for Shits and Giggles, Reason 4, A Kerry Presidency keeps Hillary out of office for eight years

Enough said.

Next up, Why I will vote for George Bush, to include, as I did here, reasons why I would not vote for him.

Meanwhile, this post will be continually updated with supporting documents, and more items as I find them as to why I would not vote for Kerry. This will continue over the next couple of days until it is refined to the point that i Like it.


Dazed and Confused

Work has left me dazed and confused as of late. However, the good news, I no longer have to worry about class, though the last class kind of redeemed the whole thing for me. I actually discovered that I learned something.

I learned that I'm good at public speaking. I think I would have been even better if I had taken the time to study the information I was presenting. But considering I shammed it, everyone was telling me I did a great job.

Actually, i was the one stuck doing it because nobody else in my team wanted to get up and speak in front of everyone else. But it didn't bother me. Steve, my teacher, suggested that I look into doing that more.

I said I wanted to be a teacher. I've often felt that way. Maybe I should look more into this route and see where I go. I might actually learn that I like it.


The Latest in School/Work/Playtime

I've officially decided to withdraw out of University of Phoenix for a number of reasons, one that I don't get it (I haven't learned anything), two that its kind of spendy, and three if I have time to learn in another method, meaning to actually go to college and sit in a class, well, I'd rather be doing that!

This week at work, I'll be working every morning from roughly six to three. I've got to get up early to make it to work.

Tomorrow I have to call my councelor and tell him to disenroll me from school, I'll probably end up going to class and shamming my way through that and then I can be grateful to know that it is ALL over.

I put in my paperwork for the army to go active duty. Lynn says I should know anywhere from two weeks to three months. I'm hoping its more along the two week window. As soon as I get that paperwork, I can seriously start talking to a recruiter. I have to put paperwork in to ask to keep my Sergeant, but I have a strong suspicion that it will probably go. I think I can get it back pretty quick. I don't know how the boards are, but maybe I'll get promoted pretty quickly?

My main area of lacking is military education, but I'm getting some points in that arena.

Meanwhile, the unit can't decide whether or not it is on alert. Two weeks ago it was going through the grapevine that we were off alert and free to go. Now we're supposedly back on. The army can't make up its mind. I've been assured that I can still go active however. I pray that this is the case, I don't want to hang around the unit for another year deciding what it is going to do. Besides, I've got another year on my contract and I'm supposed to be out! I can't hold my life for this unit! It's not worth it!

Play, man, I don't have time to play. Me and my friend Shamra are supposed to be going biking on the Hiawatha trail on Oct 2 but that got redirected due to the fact that the army has decided to play army that day. I wonder if I can get out of it?

I think once this class is over, I'm going to start working again on my comic. It can be frustrating at times, but it can also be far more rewarding.

I gotta get out of this rut.


Tasking of Goals for Myself

I have set up some new tasks for me to accomplish.

My first, and primary task, is to get out of my parent's house by January. I think I can accomplish this.

I think once you move out of the house, it is hard to move back in, and now that I'm back and have been back for almost a year now, it is time for me to move on.

Second task, is to decide where I want to live.

third, deciding what I want to do. This might come before deciding where to live actually.

Fourth, Decide what else I want to do with what I want to do.

Fifth, packing everything that isn't coming with me. I should get a nice room that unfortunately has carpets, but I don't think I'll have roomies. Maybe I will. Probably more like a dorm then anything.

Sixth, look into more schooling options. But don't get buckled down by these, perhaps look at night class options. And see if I can't take my big fat easle with me :)

I'm getting excited about getting out of here. If I task myself with just living off of my necessities and not go hog wild into spending sprees, I think I can get out of most of my debts in six months. Six Months! I'm in bliss!

I think I'm finally going to go active duty. My unit is in turmoil, I have become an Army of One, literally (and everyone is poking fun at this new predicament) and I don't want to be around when the next commander decides to inventory this shit again, because I've inventoried equipment for that unit a grand total of five times in the last year alone. That's quite a few times considering I only do this one weekend a month and an inventory generally takes about two to three days, depending on how thorough the people inventoring it is. And did I mention that I also inventoried the Seattle Teams this summer as well?

If they had a recruitment video about what we really do in the Army Reserves, people would probably be less inclined to sign.

Let's see how big of an improvement Active is.


To Milblog, or Not to Milblog

i've been doing a lot of blogging lately, mostly in the arena of reading what other people post. They don't really talk so much about there personal lives, like I generally do, but just news in general, and their take on it. Seeing that it is a political year, a lot of these blogs are politically driven. I want to do something like this. In fact, I wanted to do something like it and call it 'musings', but I chickened out (no, it would not necessarily be political). I think I'll do it again. I was also thinking of starting a MilBlog. Maybe I'll do that once I hit active duty.

I don't know what this one will be. Probably just Incoherant Ramblings and things better left Unsaid.

College Woes

Well, I have come to a conclusion after this first (and in afterthought, expensive) class, that flexnet is not for me. It was thankfully, only five weeks long and so I will repay my financial aid as best as I can and pay for the class. My goal is to simply pass it, I got until next wednesday to do the final few assignments I've been having trouble doing.

In other news, all day today I inventoried again. Just like yesterday. Just like I'll do tomorrow. I am getting the paperwork for active duty going through, if I can just submit myself to working and not doing much in the avenue of fun, I should have most of my larger bills paid off. And I'll also have to pay in taxes next year. Hastings failed to take out my income taxes and I never made note of it because I'm a slacker.

So the question is, where do I want to go?

Also, this weekend, I'm debating on whether or not I want to take the time to clear some brush to get unlimited skiing this winter, considering two factors. One, I'll only be using half of it because I'll undoubtedly be on active duty by January, and two, I have to do this four days, basically two of my weekends gone. A third thing is it only qualifies for mt spokane.

I think I might consider just forking over the money if I want to ski this year. The gas to drive up there for these four days is bad enough. That, and I have other things I really do need to do with my weekends. most specifically, this weekend to make sure that I pass my class.


Kerry Honorably Discharged from Senate

-- On a day when new allegations surfaced about George W. Bush's National Guard service in 1972, Democrat presidential candidate John Forbes Kerry officially received his honorable discharge from the U.S. Senate.

The discharge, coming just four years before the end of his fourth Senate term, was granted to allow Mr. Kerry to "pursue other interests at a time when the nation has a surplus of senators," according to the official discharge letter.

Mr. Kerry immediately defended himself against charges that he had sought special treatment due to his status as a presidential candidate.

"Despite allegations that I rarely attended Senate sessions, committee hearings and votes, and that I have introduced no significant legislation in the past 20 years, this honorable discharge proves that I have fulfilled my duty to the nation," Mr. Kerry said.

The Vietnam veteran added that, "unlike Mr. Bush, I have not made my record of political leadership a campaign issue. Instead, I have stayed focused on my military service 35 years ago. After all, that's what's most important to ordinary Americans."

Scott Ott is hilarious!

In entirely different news, my goal is to get out of my unit ASAP, and do it quickly, before a new commander commeth. Because I don't want to be there when they go through that equipment and try to figure out what in the hell our Supply Sergeant did to the cage when he signed for everything in the unit.

i must get out! And I must get out before the beginning of next year!



I've been learning a lot about myself and what I like and do not like while in the learning environment.

Most specifically, while I'm in college.

I've been having difficulty motivating myself to do this school that I've been doing. I mentioned it before, but the truth is I kind of found myself thrust into college this quarter out of sheer dumb luck. I was excited at first, now I just think about it, I'm dreading it.

For one, the program I'm in is not all that exciting to me. I'm not a business person. I work retail because it pays the bills, but I wouldn't want to work in a business for the rest of my life. I had a business at one time that i shared with my family. Truthfully, I didn't like it. I have no desire to head my own business.

Maybe its because my goal in life is not to be a rich successful person. I enjoy living and having fun. I don't have any desire to be a work-a-holic, and the fact that I'm generally a practical person that isn't into the whole 'bling-bling' of material things, well, if I don't need it, I don't want it.

In other words, I want to get into a job field that i enjoy that pays the bills. That's all.

Such as the army. As much as the army frustrates me at times, truthfully I do love it. I can do this as a job and actually enjoy myself (for the most part).

I'm just horribly lost and falling behind. If I go back to school, I want to physically go back to school. I don't want to do this correspondance thing unless I'm doing a program that i really like.

I'm lost. I need some serious help. (and I'm appear to be rambling as I am pulled from this posting as I try to get some work done. Good luck)



How liberals do defy the mind
For nothing in theirs' can we find,
That willingly will look with reason
At how their man committed treason,
Skulked off to Paris this effete
To grovel at the Madame's feet,
Betraying his sworn officer's oath
To become the turncoat we so loathe.

Our law is clear you shall not treat
With America's foes nor their cadres meet;
Give aid nor comfort to enemy forces
Nor espouse a view from hostile sources.
Without a mandate from the state
Wherefrom your right to negotiate?
Was treason, John, and is treason still
To this very day your unpaid bill.

Don't try to hide behind your youth.
You knew the law you knew the truth.
You knew your faux negotiation
Would further tear our war-torn nation
And all for what, John, your career
So you can shameless brazen here,
And claim now that you're fit to lead
The very nation you made bleed?

And yet before us there you stand
With medals blazing you demand
Such treachery we must ignore
Your treason that lost us our war.
But hold on, John, we veterans say,
You had your turn, now comes our day.
You thought we slept, forgot your crime?
Oh no, John boy, it's come our time.

Some say let you apologize
But that won't do it in our eyes.
A man astride of each position
Could we believe your true contrition?
The vindication we'll accept
In settling up this long-held debt,
Is each of us will do his best
To deny you, John, your lifelong quest.

Listen carefully John to what we say,
November 2nd is Veterans' Day.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66

Extremely fitting. John Kerry will lose this election because of the men he betrayed in Vietnam.


In The Works

Well, I'm finally getting into some swing of things in regards to my school work at University of Phoenix (which consists primarily of online class work)

I'm planning on finishing off this year in the states, and taking advantage of every ski opportunity I can. Meanwhile going to school, working my rear off, and going active duty.

The first I need to do is get my pay information taken care of, promptly on Tuesday. Apparently my travel voucher was never submitted, because the army is threatening on taking my money back. Hmm, wouldn't know anything about that. But I better take care of it because the army is one financial institution that you don't want to be screwed over with.

Meanwhile, I'm getting this strange desire to own another pet. My primary pet in question is my strong desire to own another horse. I haven't wanted a horse in a long time until recently. And if I can go to certain army bases, I can keep a horse.

My main issues with going active duty are thus. . . can I keep my rank, what are my job options, what are the bonus incentives (and will I be forced to pay back the bonus the army paid me?), can I get into Jump School, and where am I going to be stationed? As much as I would like to travel the world, I would love to stay in the northwest, or at least in the west if I can.

Then my number one priority will be paying off my debt. My number two priority will be getting my bachelors degree. Number three priority? Er, staying out of trouble I guess. And if I still fill up to it, maybe I'll invest in another horse?



I have a small confession to make.

Zell Miller might be one of my new favorite politicians. An Old School Democrat, they don't make them like him anymore. To bad, we could use a few good politicians like that, if more democrats acted like him, I might consider myself one.

Unfortunately, his words rang very true, the democrats are losing their touch and the Mainstream Media is losing its credibility.

man, that abuse he gave Chris Matthews will go down in the history books. That was one slap in the face that I will never forget!

Go Zell! (damn, I wish HE was running for president, or something that I could vote on!!!)