Monday, October 27, 2008

Miscellaneous Political

I voted! I'm not saying, of course, who I voted for, but I think you might be able to guess. I trust that everyone who can is voting early. I plan a trip to the post office, to be sure that it gets in the mail before the end of the day.

For my friends in Missouri, great work! The polls are showing terrific progress. Keep it up, and let me know if I can help. Today, I'm optimistic, but not sanguine. It doesn't pay to be cocky. I'll keep making those calls I have been making to fellow seniors in Pennsylvania and Florida. The lists (available on the Obama website) are generally reliable. Out of the forty or so calls I've made--and the thirty or so live people I have reached--only one has been unwelcome.

For my California friends: PLEASE do everything in your power--not excluding your vote--to negate the iniquitous Proposition 8. What are those Mormons doing in this state, pouring millions into a measure that invalidates a law designed to ensure simple equality?

Palin in Iowa: "See, under a big government, more tax agenda, what you thought was yours would really start belonging to somebody else, to everybody else. If you thought your income, your property, your inventory, your investments were, were yours, they would really collectively belong to everybody. Obama, Barack Obama has an ideological commitment to higher taxes, and I say this based on his record... Higher taxes, more government, misusing the power to tax leads to government moving into the role of some believing that government then has to take care of us. And government kind of moving into the role as the other half of our family, making decisions for us. Now, they do this in other countries where the people are not free. Let us fight for what is right. John McCain and I, we will put our trust in you."

Nice syntax, Governor. Nice logic.

Today I have a new piece I'm working on for the Huffington Post. I'll post a link here once I get it finished, mailed in, and posted. In the meantime, for you delectation, I received from my sister in England some truly lovely pictures from National Geographic.


heartinsanfrancisco said...

On Sarah Palin's um, explanation of how taxation works:

"the other half of our family...?"


Would that be the half where the brains reside? The heart? That woman is scrambled eggs.

khengsiong said...

Given the debt, higher taxes are unavoidable. The real question is: tax businesses or tax the people?