emmyette
20 January 2009 @ 10:31 am
Honestly, I've got a problem with this day. The media keeps hyping about this day being a Great Day in American History and Black History. What a great day, they keep on saying. The African Americans have been redeemed! This is the day that proves Race Doesn't Matter!


Yeah.....right. Whatever.


If you ask me, this is the day that proves race is still just as important in this day and age as it was fifty years ago. It's so insanely disappointing; I cannot find words enough to describe my exact mood on this day.

Now, as I watch President-elect Obama step forward, surrounded by aides and security officials, I cannot help but wonder if he knows that he won that office mostly because of his race. So many people I spoke with during the election season were scandalized when they heard I did not plan to vote for him. There were so many people who furiously asked me why I did not want a black president. I patiently explained on countless occasions that I had nothing against this country having a black leader, but that I did not feel he was the right candidate to be elected and that I would placing my vote according to which candidate's political platform and actions most closely matched my political views. I cannot tell you how many dumbfounded looks I received upon uttering those words. It absolutely blew my mind how many of the people I spoke to were voting for him solely because they wanted a black president, or because they wanted to vote for a "winning" candidate. Most of the people I spoke to knew nothing of his actual political stances; even fewer cared.

It is this sort of uniformed voting that makes me most skeptical about Obama's ability to best represent the views of the American public. I wonder just how many of the people who are cheering for his ascension to office actually know what he has claimed he will do. And no, I will not accept the abstract "change" for an answer.

There are many people who are filled with excitement and hope for the future. I, however, will be withholding my cheering for when he actually proves his ability to lead the American people and turns his rhetoric into policy and legislation. I will celebrate change when it happens--and not before it arrives. Obama's race and words have no effect on whether he will be a good leader. For that, we have to wait until his reign has passed, and until that day, I will remain skeptical.
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emmyette
29 October 2008 @ 08:19 pm
Completely anonymous, so I'll not know who you choose unless you tell me in the comments. (Alternatively, who would you vote for if you could vote?)


[Poll #1287640]
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emmyette
28 October 2008 @ 12:05 pm
For those of you unsure of who to vote for, I highly recommend Glassbooth's quiz. You just fill in what issues are most important to you and your views on them and Glassbooth will let you know how much you have in common with all of the presidential candidates. I was having difficulty making my decision, and seeing how my views stacked up with the candidates' really helped.

That said, I now know whom I am voting for and will be going either today or tomorrow to vote early. If you are eligible to vote in the United States, then I highly urge you to please go out on Tuesday or, if you are capable, go early and VOTE!



This post brought to you by Citizens for Harvey Dent ;)
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emmyette
30 September 2008 @ 07:13 am
I've got mixed feelings about the bailout bill thing that didn't get passed in Congress. On one hand, I really do no want to give money to greedy men and women just so we can cover their asses because they wanted to stuff their pockets (isn't that what it essentially boils down to?). But at the same time, the way our economy is going has me very nervous. WaMu and Wachovia both declared bankruptcy. Those are major banking institutes. So many insurance companies are throwing in the towel. We've got big lenders asking the government to lend money to them to fix their mistakes.

Doesn't it seem like there is something wrong with this picture?

Hm?

Hmmmmm?

Yes, there is.

This isn't a republican problem; it's not a democrat problem. This is an us problem. The politicians...most of them are quite wealthy. If the economy goes bonkers, most of them have money to fall back on. Not us.

Hmmmm.....
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emmyette
24 July 2008 @ 07:11 pm
Abortion: for or against?
I think that every woman should have the right to choose for herself what she does with her body.

Would our country fall with a woman president?
I believe that it has just as much a chance of failing with a woman behind the helm as a man. A crappy president is a crappy president, regardless of gender.

Do you believe in the death penalty?
Yes. I don't understand why law-abiding citizens should have to foot the bill for criminals lounging about in prison.

Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
I think it should be legalized. I mean, people are already able to get it quite easily. At least if it's legal, legislation can be passed monitoring and taxing it.

Are you for or against premarital sex?
I think if you love someone, go. I think if they loved you, they'd wait until you were ready to go. (lol, total virgin XD)

Do you believe in God?
Yes. I believe in God. Is "my" God the same as "your" God? Probably not. ;p

Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
I think it should be legal to marry whomever it is you love, so long as they love you back and are able to express their willingness to join you in matrimony.

Do you think it's wrong that so many Hispanics are moving to the USA?
I think if the US government is not able to keep people out effectively, let them in. If the government and law-makers and whoever else doesn't want them here, find a way to keep them out. (That said, clearly the wall isn't working, so they should tear it down because it's quite an eye-sore.)

A 12 year old girl has a baby. Should she keep it?

I can't make really form an educated opinion with so little details...Every situation is different. THAT.

Should the alcohol age be lowered to 18?

I think parents need to teach their children healthy drinking habits in the first place. That way, it won't matter whether the legal drinking age is eight, eighteen, or forty-seven. By the time the person is legal to drink, they'll know how to do it in a safe and sensible way.

Should the war in Iraq be called off?
We should have never been in Iraq to begin with, but pulling out just to pull out is just as stupid. We went. We made a mess. Now we have to fix it. Otherwise it's just gonna bite us in the ass like the last time we screwed around with the Middle East. THAT.

Do you believe in spanking your children?

Hell yes. The problem with children these days is that the parents do absolutely nothing that comes remotely close to actual parenting. Discipline your children for bad behavior is just as important as rewarding your children for good behavior. As long as your not beating them senseless for no reason there's nothing wrong with a well deserved smack to your kid to make your point clear. THAT. I hate when parents don't discipline their children and then complain that they are brats.

Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
I'm a poor college student that's not particularly patriotic--what do you think? In the end, it's a symbol, and a symbol should never have as much power as what it represents. That said, I do think we need to delegate a certain amount of respect to the symbols that represent our country if only to show some solidarity in the face of adversity.

A mother is declared innocent after murdering her 5 children in a temporary insanity case. What do you think?
Hang her anyways. That's what Daredevil is for. Clearly she has a very good lawyer.

Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?

If I was afraid of people judging me, I would have answered differently. You should never be ashamed of who you are or what you think (even if what you think is wrong ;p )
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emmyette
06 July 2008 @ 01:41 am



From IBelieveinHarveyDent.com:

"Harvey Dent is the one man with the courage, the guts, and the steel to stand up to the violent mob gangs that are destroying Gotham.

Why Harvey Dent?

We all know about the crime that makes us scared to walk home at night, scared to take public transportation, scared sometimes even to leave our own house.

Harvey Dent can stop the crime wave. Because Harvey Dent is the one man who can target the real sources of the violence – organized crime and corrupt cops.

Harvey Dent Put Dirty Cops Behind Bars

When nobody else had the guts to do it, Harvey Dent took on the dirty cops – and secured 11 guilty verdicts.

And he’s not stopping there.

When everybody else was throwing up their hands about massive police corruption, Dent started a public tip line for citizen complaints about corrupt cops. The tip line has received thousands of calls – and let citizens fight back against corruption.

Harvey Dent vs. The Mob

Harvey Dent is taking aim at the Mob kings that are feeding off the misery of Gotham citizens.

Dent has sworn that if he is elected District Attorney, he’ll go after the worst mob kingpin first – Sal Maroni.

Harvey Dent Can Stop The Crime Wave

Take one look at these numbers:

Crime has skyrocketed 97% in Gotham over the last 4 years.
Murders up 78%
Armed robberies up 76%
Rapes up 58%
Violent attacks up 97%


Isn’t it time for a change? Isn’t it time to support Harvey Dent?"



Sure, the election's over, but don't you still want to shout out "VOTE HARVEY DENT!"?
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emmyette
29 January 2008 @ 08:38 pm
So I'm still sick. I thought I was waaaay better, but then I got in my truck this morning to try to go to school. I got about as far as the high school before I realized I was too dizzy/nauseated to make it all the way to college school. D< I did not want to miss school today! I wanted to go!!! I had pop choir today and I need practice! Bah...whatev.

HEB has some Hello Kitty phone charms. Let me know if any of you want one, since I basically failed at Christmas this year (last year???).

I think I'm going to have some nice healthy chocolate chip cookies. Those are sure to speed my recovery. XD




OH! I got to talk politics with Bethy last night! That was fun. I don't think I've ever done that before. It made me miss her. And want to go to Baldwin-Wallace!!! It sounds like they have some fun times there. XD

But then I was sad again, because talking politics reminded me that Kucinich dropped from the race. I think I'm going to go for John Edwards now. His stand on stuff (v. professional political talk here gaiz) mostly agrees with me. I could not vote for Hilary or Barack. I don't like the way they are running their campaigns. I understand that some mudslinging will happen, but geez....you two are adults, right? RIGHT?!?!?!? But Barack Obama's going to be our next president, most likely. He's got a Kennedy backing him, and quite a few people find that highly impressive, since the Kennedy's are one of the most well-known political families in America. Heh....my mom has actually compared him to the Anti-Christ. It was the first time I had ever heard her quote from the Bible, or say anything religious for that matter. XD

Bah....what else, what else.....

Oh yeah....2012. End of the world or something just as big. I'm kind of looking forward to seeing what happens. I want to see who's right. XD

Bah.....for those who care:

My political stance (???) )


/soap box


And that, dearies, is why I do not try to make serious entries when I am sick. They will just quickly degrade into soap box rants filled with punctuation marks galore.
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