I’m so frustrated right now with people not researching their issues, with people making blanketly false statements, and with people being totally judgemental of others that I can’t even stand it. As a side-note, since the Republicans are supposed to have the big “Christian base” you would think they would be LESS likely to show such hate toward others. And yet…no. I don’t even know how to explain all of these issues without becoming extremely angry, so I will just link you to the best articles I have read on the topics.
Jess describes my thoughts on John McCain and Sarah Palin very well, and links to a lot of other blog entries and articles discussing the same topic. Go read her entry. And remember that important point – the Republicans had to LIE during their convention to make Obama seem like a bad guy. If he’s so bad, why do you have to make up lies about him and his record? There has been misinformation about Sarah Palin too, and I think it is important to know the truth about candidates (www.factcheck.org is a good site for checking information, and I’m sure there are others). But none of the information that is wrong about her has been pushed by her opponents.
The fact is, the Republicans have been a huge factor in bringing our country to the place it is at right now. McCain and Palin are running on a platform that admits that – they said it during the convention even. But they want another chance to show us that they can do better than all of their colleagues. And I just don’t think that’s the right path for America. If a CEO and his team run a company into the ground for years, you don’t then take one of the team members who stood by the CEO but now “promises to do better” and put them in charge. You get rid of the whole lot and get some fresh blood in there.
Onto other things that are less contentious. Because this isn’t a political blog, and I don’t like people fighting, even though I know that many people are passionate about their political beliefs (and that is totally fine – great, even).
I still haven’t figured out how to post photos, so there aren’t any on here. But there are some on facebook, and I’m sure we’ll get them on our flickr site soon. Hopefully we’ll remedy the whole not posting photos on the blog thing soon.
UPDATE: Pics are now working!!!
This is a view of the lake from the State Park we were at over Labor Day. Yay!! More pics to come!
WTF is up with the Vikings!? Come on, guys! You CANNOT lose to the Packers. This is unacceptable. And depressing.
Ryan and I are going on a backpacking trip this coming Saturday (my birthday! Happy camping birthday to me!). I am hoping it won’t be freezing cold. We’ll see. We will be going just overnight, and it will be somewhere on the Superior Hiking Trail, but I’m not sure where.
Does anyone else have a total love of the Mac vs PC commercials? Because they all crack me up. “I’m a free pizza!” “I banish you. You are banished.” They all make me totally LOL. Literally. I’m pretty sure you can watch them all on Apple’s website. And you should if you haven’t yet. Go now. I’m all done here.