What is your opinion on Ron Paul? I know you think many of his followers are lunatics, but I just wondered what your opinion was on the stances he took.

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I admire Ron Paul. He is a man of character and it’s sad to see that the Tea Party movement, which he basically started, has been hijacked by a bunch of idiots.

What breaks the deal for me with Ron Paul is his stances on legalizing drugs and especially legalizing prostitution.

Legalizing drugs would cause an immense strain on our already taxed healthcare system and legalizing prostitution would in no way solve any of the other crimes, such as human trafficking, associated with it.

Thank you for your question.

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The difference between Ted Kennedy and Laura Bush

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In the wake of Ted Kennedy’s death it seems that a type of debate has broken out. Basically it comes down to why is Kennedy vilified for Chappaquiddick but former first lady Laura Bush isn’t for the death of Michael Dutton Douglas. Personally I think the differences are obvious.

Kennedy had already been a senator for 7 years. Laura Bush was still in high school.

Laura Bush was found by police to not be under the influence of alcohol. Kennedy claimed that he had not been drinking. Given the Kennedys’ proclivity for partying I seriously doubt that.

Kennedy was married to Joan Kennedy at the time.

Laura Bush didn’t flee the scene.

Kennedy never reported the incident to police.

And Laura Bush at the time didn’t wield any kind of power that could have influenced a police investigation.

And for those of you who think Ted Kennedy’s record should overshadow his ‘indiscretions’ all I have to say is OJ is in the Hall of Fame but that doesn’t mean he didn’t get away with murder.

The Zombie Left/Right

If you do a search of this site you’ll find some posts I did about the Zombie Left. They were written basically in response to the left’s tired and oft-repeated phrases and arguments.

Since the 2004 election I’ve become burnt out on both side’s tricks and I’ve become more politically independent even though I still lean mostly toward conservatism. In this upcoming election I haven’t even decided if I will even vote because neither candidate represents my best interests or in my opinion the country’s.

Now that the candidates for this election have finally been settled I’ve noticed some zombie phrases and arguments on both sides of the aisle.

The New Zombie Left

McSame, McBush, third term of George Bush: Or any other term that implies John McCain is just another George Bush. He’s not. McCain is barely a Republican. Not as hard-core as say Pat Buchanan but not quite a RINO like the Gov. of California.

The Zombie Right

Barack Hussein Obama: Can we put this one to rest please. Barack Obama is not a muslim and he sure as hell isn’t a terrorist. When you use this tactic it makes you like McCarthyist idiot.

I’m sure both side will give me plenty of more fodder as we get closer to November.

Office Politics

On Friday we had politics in the office again, this time from the other side of the spectrum. One of the staff was going around asking for signatures on a letter she was sending to John Edwards asking him to support the proposed marriage amendment. Obviously, she doesn’t realize how the Democratic Party works these days. Just because Edwards is from the south doesn’t mean that he shares the opinions of its less tolerant citizens. He’s not going to rock the party boat even if he believes in gay marriage or not.

Anyway what galls me is that this person is so arrogant that she thinks everybody has the same opinion as her and if they don’t they should. Luckily, when she came to my desk my phone started to ring. She also happened to go around the office on a day when no supervisors were here. We also have gay employees here. I wonder if she asked them. Somehow I seriously doubt it.

Personally, I oppose the marriage amendment. Let them marry. Who are they hurting? Hell, let them have families for all I care. I’d rather see a child get adopted by a gay couple than end up in some doctor’s dumpster.

The point is. I don’t do politics at work. People are very passionate about their politics. I need to come in every day and work with these people. When you start discussing politics at work, no matter what side of the political spectrum you’re on, you’re going to make enemies. Having enemies at work will affect your performance. So don’t be an assclown. Leave your politics at home. Some of us are here to work.