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You Disappoint Me, California

Before I begin on my latest and hopefully final political rant for the time being, I must express my glee in Obama’s victory. After a long and disappointing 8 years, the Democratic party has finally gained control of the top office. Almost all news stories that I have been reading describe this event as a momentous part in American history with President-elect Barack Obama being our first African-American president. As momentous as that this is, let it not be forgotten that this is not the only reason why today such an important day in our history.

Obama is a representation of the new generation of leaders. He marks the waning end of the Baby-Boomer rule, and the beginning of a new type of leadership that the United States and the world will experience. I hold him to his promise to bring the change that we desperately need.

This year’s election has also been a momentous one for the people of my generation. Some people are voting for the first time, and others, like myself, have never been more involved in any election ever before. Though this may not be a very convincing sample, I was scrolling through my Facebook friends’ updated statuses, and I was so proud to see so many of my peers actively involved in this year’s election. Whether they sided with my views or not did not matter to me that much; it was so empowering to see the change in our mindsets: we CAN make a difference and our opinions do matter.

Now, on to the bad news. It saddens me to see that over half of California voters prefer hate over LOVE. They are not willing to accept the changing time, and as a result, they have voted to ban same-sex marriage in our state. I try to look toward the brighter side of things, especially if I am rooting for the underdog. Although 52% of California voters are against LOVE and promoting a basic civil right that should be entitled to all Americans, I know for a fact that this will not be the end of it. As I have already stated before, I will not stay quiet until this basic human right passes through to the rest of my country.

On an ending note, though I can’t believe that I am actually wasting a few minutes of my life writing this, if you don’t appreciate what I have to say, that’s fine. Comment all you want. Just remember. This is MY blog and these are MY words. Therefore, I can monitor the content to my liking as much as I wish. I consider myself to be rather fair, but the more hateful, immature comments you try to leave here, the less inclined I am to approve them.

Change is coming. Just you watch.

V^.^v & ❤


3 comments November 5, 2008

NO on Proposition 8

I know I should be writing about my experiences abroad, and I really do want to, but this matter seems to be far more urgent as the clock winds down upon November 4.

When I think of the United States, I think of freedom, as does anyone, right? Our country is the “land of the free,” where we can openly speak our minds, openly practice religion, and openly accept people regardless of their backgrounds. We pride our country in being one that supposedly does not discriminate against anyone. Although we have met our rough patches throughout our history, as our history continues, we should be striving toward fighting for our fundamental beliefs.

It is such hypocrisy that my fellow Americans, no, my fellow CALIFORNIANS from one of the most liberal states in the U.S., would support a ridiculous proposition that goes completely against our country’s fundamental beliefs. Proposition 8 is unjust in every aspect as it is based solely on religious preference. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t the U.S. supposed to be about religious freedom? Is it not true that we pride ourselves in being a country that does not discriminate against anyone?

Then why, why, WHY is Proposition 8 even on the ballot? Why are people spending money supporting this proposition, when all it will do is create more injustice in our nation? Are homosexuals evil people? If you answer yes, then tell me, what have they done to you? Have they been running around like you have, trying to convince you that heterosexuality is wrong? Other than their sexual preference, how are they different from you? They eat. They sleep. And they LOVE.

LOVE! Isn’t that what God supposedly stands for? Yet it is “God’s people” who are imposing this gross injustice upon their fellow Americans. From what I learned in school, God loves and accepts everyone for who they are. So shouldn’t “God’s people” be following in his example?

Times are changing, and people of the past need to open their eyes and see that Proposition 8 will not do any good for our country except take us back several steps. Even if Proposition 8 passes, this will not be the end of it. I can assure you that as long as I have my freedom of speech, I will not stop fighting for the fundamental right to love and marry. I am not homosexual myself, but there have been so many gays and lesbians who have influenced my life positively. To think that these beautiful people could have their fundamental right to marry for LOVE taken away by ignorant voters scares me.

This is about equality for all Americans.

If you have any sense of pride in being an American, and any love for your fellow citizens, you would vote NO on Proposition 8.



1 comment October 22, 2008

The Hypocrisy of the GOP

You gotta love Jon Stewart. The GOP is a joke. Watch the video in that link

From the Huffington Post:

Wednesday night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart hit Karl Rove and Bill O’Reilly with damning evidence of their hypocrisy regarding Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

While Rove recently praised Palin’s experience as the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Stewart showed video of Rove trashing Virginia Governor — and former Richmond Mayor — Tim Kaine’s executive experience, listing all the cities that are bigger than Richmond and calling such a pick “political.”

Then, after recent video of O’Reilly describing Bristol Palin’s pregnancy as a family issue, Stewart showed a clip of the Fox News host blaming Jamie Lynn Spears’ parents for her teenage pregnancy.

Finally, after showing video of Dick Morris complaining about the rampant sexism in the media coverage of Sarah Palin, Stewart unveiled a clip of Morris saying that Hillary hides behind the sexism defense, and that anytime “the big boys” pick on Hillary, “she retreats behind the apron strings.”

“In Dick Morris’ defense,” Stewart said, “he is a lying sack of sh*t.”

1 comment September 4, 2008

McCain-Palin is a Joke

What is the deal with John McCain? He is a man who has not accepted the fact that his time has passed, and no matter how hard he tries to get with the new day and age, he will never fit the mold. He is nothing but a big crybaby with twisted ideals for the American society.

In what seems to be his most recent retaliation to his limited media hype, he chooses Sarah Palin, Alaskan governor of the past 2 years, as his vice presidential running-mate. Apparently he chooses face over qualifications. He hopes that by having a woman as his running-mate, it will draw in the hardcore Hillary Clinton supporters to vote for him. If those avid Clinton supporters have any brains, they will not look only on the surface to base their votes.

With the media coverage so far about Palin, it seems that they are trying to appeal her to the United States by making her seem like the ultimate traditional family person. She just gave birth to her fifth child this year, and he was born with Down Syndrome. Her oldest son is enlisted in the Army. Good for her, but this is completely irrelevant. McCain claims that because her son is serving in the Army, she knows how to run the country. If you are going to base someone’s qualifications on something like that, well then, I guess anyone whose children are serving in the military are just as qualified. Not to mention, her son has only been enlisted in the Army for less than a year and is stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska right now.

And only two days ago, Palin announced that her 17-year-old daughter is 5 months pregnants. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t premarital sex looked down on in a conservative viewpoint? Aren’t contraceptives also seen as a sin because you are preventing procreation, which is God’s will or whatever you call it?  Well here you go! Teaching your conservative children that premarital sex is a sin doesn’t stop them from doing the deed. And obviously, by not teaching about contraceptives, they’ll just get pregnant. The media leaves gaping holes in their attempted cover-ups of this situation. Apparently everyone’s “proud” that Palin’s daughter is going to marry the baby’s father, but I can bet you that this was not decided until recently, and I doubt that this young girl actually wants to get married at such a young age. The teenage pregnancy should be irrelevant in the election, but I do not think that is so. This is complete hypocrisy on the Republican party’s part.

Does McCain WANT to lose? His main argument against Barack Obama’s lack of experience is completely void, so let’s see what McCain can dig up now. Palin has only served 2 years as Alaska governor, and served 2 terms as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, “a town of 6,500 where the biggest issue is controlling growth and the biggest civic worry is whether there will be enough snow for the Iditarod dog-mushing race.” (Analysis: Palin’s age, inexperience rival Obama’s) After governing a town of 6,500 and state of not even close to 1 million people, how is she going to help with governing a country of over 350 million people?

Someone needs to e-mail Palin the Vice President job description. According to the following article Palin dissed veep job, only one month ago, Palin expressed her disdain with the Vice President position. “Larry Kudlow of CNBC’s ‘Kudlow & Co.’ asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain’s ticket mate. Palin replied: ‘As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? ‘” The article later states that this can be seen as her way of implying that McCain is geared for a radical reform in Washington. You could say that, but honestly, after reading her quote for the first time, it appears that she is just plain inexperienced. One month later, she is the GOP Vice Presidential candidate.

Either McCain is trying to gain more control for himself in office if he were to win, or he’s just trying too hard to appeal to the Democrats. I would love to think that the American population will not be stupid enough to vote for McCain just because his running-mate is a woman, but then again, I have lost so much faith in my fellow citizens. After all, it is our nation’s people who voted W. Bush into office for two awful, unproductive terms.

I am a Hillary Clinton supporter, but now I am 100-percent behind Barack Obama. I would rather die than support McCain’s cause. If McCain wins in November, which I strongly believe he will NOT, I am not coming back to the United States until he is out of office or he passes, whichever comes first.


3 comments September 3, 2008

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