Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nero Fiddles...

Elitist wealthy pig John McCain and sniveling co-hort Joe Lieberman dined sumptuously with their respective spouses while hardworking (if blind and ignorant) Congressional colleagues tried to bail out Wall Street's fat, bloated corpse.

Vote Obama!

Screw John McCain.

Now playing: The Long Ryders - Looking For Lewis And Clark
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mrG said...

ok, now, I don't want to be confrontational so please don't take this the wrong way, but ... a friend of mine sent me this link, as joke and I really don't care who the US elects as it is your country to do with as you please, but ... in that cartoon are several issues that I think are valid points only in so far as your blog, and many others I've read, go on and on about why not to elect McCain, but you do so by being extremely negative and critical; I'm not seeing much in the way of positive and constructive commentary that would say why one should vote for Obama.

Hence why that cartoon gets floated about as a bit of farce, because from the casual perspective, I'm afraid it does ring true: we all know Sarah Palin can't answer questions, we all know McCain can grimace, but we're never told "And this is what Obama would do ..." and I think that is a serious shortcoming in the political strategy of the many Obama supporters who's blogs I touch. yeah, ok, McCain is an easy target, ok, I get it, but ...

why is the other ticket so much better? I think that makes a better story, and is way more pursuasive when it comes to poll time, don't you?

ok, I'll butt out now. Had my say, carry on. I'm just sayin' I just had to say it, that's all.

gomonkeygo said...

Hey, Mr. G - excellent point. I know that I've been really screaming mad about McCain lately. I even took down a post last night that was nothing but pure vitriol and napalm. I was upset with myself about it and thinking that I need to do exactly what you may be suggesting - emphasize the positive of Obama and the why to vote for him instead of the why not to vote for McCain.

So, I'm working on it. I think I'll take several of the lines from that cartoon as a starting point. May be a day or two before I post though - I want to do this one right.

Thanks for helping. Have a good day!

mrG said...

heh -- yeah, your retracted rant went out on RSS, which is what tipped me over, and glad to hear you're shifting gears. I know how it gets to us after a while, it used to get to me (as my older blog-postings betray, and yeah, sometimes in the more recent ones too). A zen monk once told me "if you feel like you are curling up, binding around your belly, you need to sit back, stretch, take a deep breath and notice you're alive, and then try again."

years ago I had a public debate with Marvin Minsky and while no, I didn't win the debate, what Marvin was doing at the time, his method got me thinking. Minsky had decided it was foolish to tell people about AI, instead it decided to write fiction and incorporate his vision into that fiction, and that, be believed, is far more likely to have an impact and avoid debate. I suppose many writers from Jon Swift on realized this; I think it was Oscar Wilde who said, "If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you."

Sure enough, I found that when I posted future-positive visioneering scenarious about how I believed the Internet should work, I got a great deal more pageviews than when I just ranted about the Hell in a Handbasket madness I saw happening.

gomonkeygo said...

We're still reading Swift, aren't we.