Okay a few serious things today. I’ve never considered myself a terribly political person. Half the time I don’t even get the jokes on Jon Stewart because I don’t know Wolf Blitzer from Stephanopoulos. As it is I’m just taking their names…I really have no idea who these people are. But this upcoming election, the presidential one that happens in less than 50 days…seems so vital. Important, somehow…much more important than previous elections – possibly because our economy is messed up, healthcare is crazy expensive, the education system is so screwed up and underfunded…there are so many issues out there. It actually really matters who wins.
I don’t consider myself a democrat or a republican.
I consider myself an “issueian”…I don’t know. Think of something witty to call someone who cares about the issues in a bipartisan manor. And that’s myself. I have a few key issues that are important to me and that decides who I vote for. However, I heard something earlier today that blew me away.
Aparently Palin was headlining a campaign to rid a certain group of books from the libraries in Alaska; she made inquiries with the lead librarian while she was mayor, although nothing came of it. Additionally it seems she wants to start teaching creationism in the classroom, which I’m completely apposed to. I think it’s awesome that a woman is a vice presidential candidate…but I’m not going to vote for her just because she has ovaries. But all this isn’t to say I am in love with Obama. I have issues with his campaign, too. I still don’t know who I’m going to vote for.
Also, lastly, a very important issue close to my heart…it’s that time of year again. As you all may or (may not) know…My brother, Peter, died at 31 years old from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in 2005. It is a terrible, horrible, wasting disease. If anyone has any extra money this month…it’s the yearly walk-a-thon that my Dad sponsors (his “Friends of Peter” team) for the local ALS chapter in San Diego.
Here’s his page (click here for “Friends of Peter”). You can donate money if you’d like. But, seriously, no pressure. Honest.
But if you do? Thank-you VERY much.