Daily GUIDE-ance:

Friday, January 11, 2008

Politics-Sorry. Has to be done.

Politics is not a game. Its war. And the scent of Blooooood is in the air.

So here is my line up with some light reasoning as to why.*

1) Fred Thompson-

Right now he is my number 1 choice for President because...

a:He does not believe in killing the unborn.

b:He seems to understand the concept that the less government messes around with our lives, the freer we are.

c: Of all the canidates, Mrs. Thompson would probably make the best looking first lady: http://www.fred08.com/About.aspx

2) Mitt Romney-

He is my number two choice because I am basically convinced that he really is pro-life now:


He is not number one because his talk about health care for everyone scares me. The government sucks at everything it tries to do except those few things (the military, law enforcement, etc) that no one else can do. (He's LDS. That cuts no ice with me. I've known too many mormons.) (I are a mormon, for those of you not keeping score)

3) Mike Huckabee-

I would probably vote for Huckabee if he got the GOP nod because he is at least nominally pro-life. But he is historically a tax raiser. He doesn't get it- leave my money alone, leave me alone.
(The fact that he once was a paided preacher cuts no ice with me- I've known too many preachers)

4) John McCain-

If McCain got the GOP nod, I may very well vote against him for some radical third party guy. McCain's philosophy historically has been "If you can't beat em join em. If you can beat em join em" He is a wuss.

5) Rudy Guliani-

If he gets the nod, I will definitely vote against him because of his anti-life stance. (do you get the picture yet that killing babies rubs me wrong?)

6) John Edwards-

Why does he even run? The last thing we need is an ambulance chaser in the white house.

7) Hilary Clinton-

Reminder: The Clintons are the ones that drop bombs on other countries to draw headlines away from Monica. They are the ones who let Osama go. The ones who stage everything, who commit perjury, raise taxes and make our country a laughing stock. Voting for Hilary strikes me as an abysmally foolish thing to do indeed.

8) Barak Hussein Obama-

*General disclaimer: I am still researching!


Renae said...

How can anyone with an active brain be a Democrat?

Renae said...

Not that the Republicans are perfect or anything, but sheesh!

timpani76 said...

I can't believe you would vote for Huckabee if he won!



timpani76 said...

Those are links to two Ann Coulter articles. And Fred Thompsons wife looks younger than me. She looks like his granddaughter!

Huckabee has also said numerous anti-mormon things. Do you know any baptists? Because they are about two doors down from the snake handlers!

Anonymous said...

yeah I know a few baptists...
I liked em.

I will check out the links. still researching, thanks for the data.


timpani76 said...

Ok, I might be a little biased against baptists since my first stepfather was a baptist preacher.

timpani76 said...

I forgot to mention that Erik is totally for Fred Thompson because of his stance on the border and "pretty much everything" according to Erik.

lizS said...

you do know mary right timpani? my best friend? yeah, baptist. and jeremy's dad is a preacher. they aren't all bad. that's like saying all mormons are good. have you MET my family?...

timpani76 said...

Ok, I repent. All baptists aren't bad (just Mike Huckabee!).

Eyepoke said...
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Eyepoke said...

I still have an inate distrust of preachers

timpani76 said...

Another mysterious deleted comment. Hmmmm......

lizS said...

the deleted comment was john's. he mispelled something, and didn't want the embarrassment or something.

Renae said...

John, you need to have a sit down talk with our parents. They apparently are getting the entirity of their information from our left-wing news media, and they are swollowing it whole heartedly. Bruce said something to Mom about Obama the other day, and she said "What, I like Obama, he seems like a nice guy!" Durr! Sounds like our parents might even be considering voting Democratic. Somebody smack me in the head!

Renae said...

The reason I say you is that

1: You are better informed than I am.

2: I think that they'd believe you more than me. They might think I'm just regergitating whatever Bruce says.

timpani76 said...

When I was 16, my mom voted for Bill Clinton. I was so ashamed. I begged her and begged her to vote for Ross Perot. I had done so much research and told her all about him. She agreed that Ross Perot was the best guy for the job. Her reason for voting for Bill Clinton: She didn't think Ross Perot could win!

lizS said...

argh! WHY are people so stupid!? WHY can't they do their silly homework, and vote for the BEST candidate? it just makes me so MAD!! it's only our COUNTRY after all. no big deal! who cares if it all goes down the toilet!! AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

Anonymous said...

The wierd thing about my parents is that I have always thought thier strongest (well one of thier strongest)traits as a couple is that Nobody tells them what to think. Keep up with the Jones? They have never even heard of the Jones. All the years with no TV. Dad with the insane City of Joseph sideburns and homade knickers in defiance of any type of fashion sense at all. The Maverick. If they didn't march to thier own drummer, I dont know who did. its one of my favorite things abut them.

So its just so wierd to see them drink the kool-aid.

For me the main point I would keep beating Mom and Dad with is:

I really do think the abortion issue is to us what the slavery issue was in the 1850's. Its the big line in the sand.

But Obama is a nice guy?! Today I found out that his church recently gave an award for excellence to Faracon- (I cant remeber his first name and timpani will make fun of me if I get it wrong). It was on Hannity. He does SEEM like a nice guy. Until you get a serious look at him.

Also Mom and Dad loved Al Gore's movie. Al Gore. The man who invented the internet. So interesting that that movie was not put out by a scientist but by a politician. I just read a Micheal Crichton-(you know- Jurassic Park, etc) book, "State of Fear" that takes a look at the global warming thing. I'll have to link to his web site, he has several essays on the subject there that put the whole environmental thing in perspective very nicely.

BTW Crichton- putting the sci back in sci-fi- he's the man. (if only he knew how to write an ending)


timpani76 said...

Louis Farrakhan (born Louis Eugene Walcott, May 11, 1933), is the acting head of the Nation of Islam (NOI) as the National Representative of Elijah Muhammad. He is also well-known as an advocate for African American interests and a critic of American society. [1][2][3]

Farrakhan has been the center of much controversy, and critics have, among other things, said that his views are racist, homophobic, and antisemitic.[4] Farrakhan denies these charges, and frequently insists that his controversial comments are taken out of context by critics[5] Farrakhan currently resides in Kenwood, an affluent neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.
(AHHHHH and he lives in Illinois!)

timpani76 said...

But, if we're going to judge Obama by his church, are we allowed to judge Huckabee by his? Aren't we using the same tactic as the critics of Mitt Romney?

Big E said...

It's cool that we agree on Thompson for so many reasons and are wary of Mitt for the same.

Big E.

Bruce said...

First off, some of the tactics they are using against Mitt are a bit unfair. One of the things that the African Americans are using against him is something our church addressed over 30 years ago. And they misused the whole "skin of blackness" thing. The things we are saying about Huckabee and Obama are things that they are currently preaching every Sunday from the pulpit in their church.
To the abortion thing, to many of us, it's a major line-in-the-sand issue. I don't think it's high on the political radar of most Americans. There are just more pressing matters.
The ticket for me right now would be Thompson / Romney or vis-versa. My major reservation for Romney right now is his talk about healthcare.
As for Thompson, I like his views, but he doesn't seem enthusiastic about the job.

lizS said...

i don't see us as judging obama for his church. i see us judging him for his baby killing choices, his anti-patriotism, (refusal to look at the flag or place his hand over his heart during the pledge of alliegence), and the fact that he isn't particuarly honest about anything, that i can tell. this is the subject according to liz of course, and i could be wrong about the honesty bit. i just haven't heard him address any of these issues. and he was in a radical islam school for four years, and if you know anything about radical muslims, none of it is good. you could argue that about our religion as well, but when was the last time we blew anybody up?

lizS said...

who's big e? erik? as in the great timpani's husband, and not my son?

Big E. said...

Yes, I am Big E., Lizard.

timpani76 said...

Obama addressing patriotism:

"You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin," Obama said. "Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest.

"Instead," he said, "I'm going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism."

I like Obama, and I know I will get flamed for this but: the chances of another supreme court justice retiring or leaving while Obama would be in office are slim. Bush already did his duty and got two pro-life justices into the Supreme Court. So, for me, the abortion issue is less important with this election.

lizS said...

yeah, i'm less concerned about a pin, and more concerned that he isn't showing respect to our nation's flag during the pledge of alliegence. and i think the issue of abortion is less what that person will do in office, because let's face it, he's the president, not a dictator, that what the checks and balances system is all about. i think it's more about the fact that they are for abortion in the first place. that THAT is part of their moral foundation, which to me says it's a pretty shaky foundation, corrupt, crumbling, not really very strong, in fact, pretty weak. do we, as americans, and christians, really want someone with those kinds of morals in office, taking on the major issues of the day? i don't really.

timpani76 said...

I just don't think abortion should be the ONLY issue since all Democrats tow the party line on abortion. Which is why I rarely vote democrat.

But, if someone has strong family values, christian values, and good ideas about how to help America should we rule them out?

Of course, Hillary has a lot of good ideas too. She has a great idea for an Autism program. I consider her to be the worst choice for the democrats, though.

Anonymous said...

Crucify Her!


Anonymous said...

We are not two doors down from snake handlers! ::pout::


Anonymous said...

Actually, let me rephrase: My Father-in-law, a Free Will Baptist minister, (sorry you had a bad experience Timpani, not all Baptists are bad) just moved to Cartersville, GA to start a new church in the area, but they have been asked by the FWB Convention not to use the words "Free Will Baptist" in their church name because there is a church that calls themselves Free Will Baptist (no affiliation with our Free will Baptist organization) in that county who ARE snake handlers, and they are well known throughout the county as being Free Will Baptist, and so they are trying to distance themselves from them because believe me, we think snake handlers are freaky too!


Anonymous said...

Okay, last post on the subject: For those not in the know: The only thing that makes any kind of a Baptist a Baptist is that they submerge instead of sprinkle when they baptize, and there are about a gazillion Baptist denominations, some good, some not so good. Just like there's the LDS church based in SLC, and then there's the Fundamentalist LDS church led by Warren Jeffs. One good, one not so good.


Anonymous said...

Ah Mary, thank you for explaining about that. So Baptists are like saber-tooth tigers in a way. As a kid I always thought that saber-tooth tiger was a specific species (singlular) of large cat now extinct. But as it turns out Saber-tooth tiger is instead a term that describes a whole range of species (plural)all now extinct. "Saber-tooth cat" is no more descriptive a term than "Bear". You got black bears, brown bears polar bears, grizzly bears, etc etc.

Thus it is with the term Baptist then? You got nice baptists, grouchy baptists, smart ones, wierd ones...

There aren't many denominations of Mormon... at least not successful ones.

Thank you for bring enlightenment-
You are truly Lucifer- (as in "light bearer" if I have my verbal lore right, which odds are given the hour I dont) I do like it when I get slappy.