I am still livid. We’ll start with that. I worry about what’s going to happen in the next four years. I don’t want to think about it but I can’t help worrying about it. At the same time, I can’t help being utterly appalled by the number of voters who call themselves moral and proceed to take away the rights of women (abortion) and of minorities (gays). I just don’t get it, I guess. I don’t understand how someone can claim they’re moral and belong to a religion that pushes for tolerance, but then NOT be tolerant. I don’t understand how a religion can claim to be tolerant but only to certain people. I don’t understand why two people of similar gender wanting to be together is such an issue. It’s apparently fine to start a war that has nothing to do with Osama bin Laden and kill thousands of people, both Americans and Iraqis, but you know, gay marriage, that’s the threat. That’s gotta come to a stop because only then will we truly be safe.
I watched part of the Daily Show last night – it was from last Wednesday. There was a report about voters, and a message similar to the following:
You were able to find the real issues in this election. These acts of terrorism, the ones that occurred far, far away from you, you were able to see that Bush would be the one to save us from more of those.
But in addition to the terrorism facing our country, you were able to pinpoint the other problem: “homo-ism”. Because two men making out is just plain wrong. See, we here in the blue states, well, we’ve experienced this kind of thing firsthand. But what we really needed was a group like yourself, far removed from these acts of violence and homosexuality, to really tell us what we needed.
What I’m trying to say, Red States, is thanks. Thanks…for saving us from ourselves.
Tongue in cheek, I suppose, but any kind of commentary as of late has to be.
Let’s talk about some other sites that have piqued my interest lately:
- This article from the New York Times Magazine is probably one of the best I’ve ever read. It really puts a lot of things into perspective but at the same time it’s pretty scary.
- Here are some maps. Here is some fraud.
- A small, miniscule ray of light: election stats, and more election stats.