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We are now doubly screwed should McCain win in November. He picked Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, as his running mate. The Sarah Palin who approves of the aerial wolf hunts (she offers a reward for wolf pelts!), who also approves of de-listing polar bears as threatened, not to mention drilling in ANWR (although apparently McCain doesn't share the latter viewpoint).

As if four more years of Bush wouldn't be bad enough, now we have to worry about someone with such anti-wolf views potentially getting the #2 position of power in the country.

Fuck.

I strongly urge you, if you have not done so already, to vote for Obama come November. We can't afford another four years of Republican destruction, and our already diminishing wildlife doesn't need its chances further lowered by Palin.

If McCain wins, I will know once and for all, beyond all questionable doubt that America is full of a bunch of morons.

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A much delayed update, obviously it has to be missing some info, but it's everything that popped into mind.



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Figured since I have a blog, I might as well make a political post. If you're turned off by that, skip this entry.

Not that it's of any great significance to anyone in the world at large (what with me being an unknown and all), but I figured I'd document here my support for Barack Obama. Was leaning towards him anyway, and he's just done more to sway me to his side since. He's certainly better than the utterly bland and charisma-less Clinton. In any case, cast my primary vote during the early voting, so I've done my part to help ensure that Obama continues his winning streak and in so doing making his momentum virtually unstoppable. In any case, it's pretty much a sure bet that the Democrats will win. America is sick of the stupid war and I highly doubt they'll elect another pro-war Republican.

The news stations say that the Republicans will raise the issue of national security, and I sincerely hope that America will not rise to that bait. The concept of national security is simply a glorified propaganda tool that did not have nearly as much strengh before 9/11, and one that the government has seized upon since to drive the populace into fear and complacence. 9/11 was an isolated incident, and while certainly tragic, it has been used ever since as nothing more than a tool. People are complaining about new regulations? BAM! 9/11. We don't need to be in Iraq? BAM! 9/11. Et cetera. And that goes hand in hand with something else that was bolstered by 9/11: over-inflated patriotism. If one criticizes the war, one must be unpatriotic. And the corollary: it is un-american to be unpatriotic. And I say fuck that. Patriotism has nothing to do with being American. One can be a proud American without participating in dumb, mindless flag-waving. And so I end with the following quotes:

“Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.” -- George Bernard Shaw
“Patriotism is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone and as irrational as a headless hen.” -- Ambrose Bierce
“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty." -- Edward R. Murrow
“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” -- Howard Zinn


Not much of a post, I know, but I'm not generally a political person.

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So, I'm now in my apartment, and behind the cut, you will find pics. Liking it so far, no major issues. Holds all my stuff pretty well, and now that I have pics on the walls, it really feels like home. Think I'll be happy here. While mom's here, I'm still going to continue visiting her, though. The three of us (Clau, mom, myself) went to eat at Bennigan's yesterday and we all got a free dessert. Afterwards, we went and saw The Bucket List, which was quite good, if a bit sad. Buoyed by the comedic elements, though. Recommended. And now the pics (rather large):



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And then upon coming home from work tonight, I had a visitor:



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See:

Enchanted


Nice fun Disney movie where they're not afraid to poke fun at themselves. Recommended, B+.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Tim Burton + Johnny Depp = Success

Tim Burton + Johnny Depp + Musical = Must see! Would be more than willing to see it again in the theater. Think I have my next Halloween costume already decided...A+

Juno

Read the reviews? Believe them--this is a quirky, fresh little independent comedy that I enjoyed quite thoroughly. Good soundtrack, too. It rates an A+, as well.

Wait for the cheap theater:

Walk Hard


Not as good as the reviews make it out to be, but still has its share of lol moments. I rate it a C, perhaps a C+.

Other Reviews

Beowulf, American Gangster, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium


B, A, C, respectively. First was a enjoyable adaption of the classic work, though perhaps it would have been better either fully animated or done live-action. Second was a fine piece of moviemaking, and one I will definitely pick up on DVD (as I will the other recommended flicks above). Third was kinda lackluster but still enjoyable in its own right. Don't remember if I'd reviewed it yet or not, but Across the Universe (A-) and Shoot 'Em Up (B+) both also come recommended from me.

Ones I still want to see:

The Mist, Awake, I Am Legend, The Golden Compass, The Great Debaters, Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem.


Just a bit behind. Next week'll be the week to catch up. First two of those are already gone from theaters, so we'll probably hit two or three of the remaining ones.

I'll probably get around to a real update sometime.

I hope.

For now, though, I'm out!

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...is when I will be moving in to my apartment. Definitely looking forward to it, as it'll be an interesting experience. Probably (past) time for that, but in any case, looking forward to it. Ended up deciding on the Mountain Village apartments (the other contenders having been King's Hill (didn't really like the idea of the walls being smooth white brick) and Willow Creek (didn't have any available when first looked and location that could have been better)). Definitely made sure to get one with a/c rather than evaporative cooling, and I just like the location of these, right at the top of Belvidere, nice and isolated. So we'll see how that goes. Was initally going to be the third floor in the back of the property, but after looking, changed my mind--it would have required going down before going up, and my cell didn't seem to get signal. So the one I'm all set for is near the front of the property, on the first floor (no stairs, yay!), and my cell had signal. It'll be good to be on my own.

More later, that's all for now though.

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Northern

You have a Northern accent. That could either be the Chicago/Detroit/Cleveland/Buffalo accent (easily recognizable) or the Western New England accent that news networks go for.

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