Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain deserves Palin

It seems to me that the US is hurtling towards a catastrophic downfall, and the only thing that stands in its way is Obama.  If not for anything else, I wish Obama wins the presidency just to save the future of of science and mankind itself.

New York Times reports that Sarah Palin, the republican VP pick "has supported the teaching of intelligent design in public schools, alongside evolution".  What does it mean to us all when a possible contender to the highest office in the US picks a leader who thinks man did not come from an ape - but that the almighty made man in his own image?
Aaha, I get it now. If for a second, we were to accept the intelligent design argument the very fact that people who make such an argument exist itself would be proof for the non-existence of intelligent design.  It is that might stupid.

The charming VP pick also opposes classifying polar bears as as endangered species (maybe she wants to shoot all of them herself being a hunter and all) and supports drilling in the arctic wild life refuge.  Sometimes I feel enraged that such imbeciles even get the center stage in today's world. I am not sure, however, whether to blame them because I think the real blame lies on all the wimps who place them there. Really, I am sick of the intelligent design argument. I wish I were teaching science instead of marketing in college, just to face all these idiots who think Bible is a science book.

I thought, McCain was a nutjob and now I think he is a messiah compared to her.  Maybe, they deserve each other and McCain with his self-destruction in sight picked her so that he can go hurtling there quicker.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hail to the Queen and the Old Man

I could not believe how much of a role hubris plays in our lives. I watched in disbelief as Hillary forcefully stole the thunder from what was supposed to be Obama's convention. Not to mention all the Hillary supporters who are so disgruntled by her loss in the primaries. If there something called a bad loser, then some Hillary supporters are redefining it. They need to accept the reality that the political torch is being passed on to a new generation and what they are holding onto is hubris. Hail to the Queen - yes, except that the queen no longer as a country to rule.

Moreover, the media is so messed up that they keep referring to political dynasties as if it were a good thing. If Hillary would have been elected, we would have had two families, Bushes and the Clintons ruling the most powerful country on earth for 28 years. If you call that a democracy, you must be kidding me. Obama, brings freshness with his life's struggles. If you were to contrast him with McCain, you know who has the more realistic American story. McCain keeps claiming that he is more patriotic or is stronger on national security. If you really think about it, republicans are the ones who should be considered weak on this issue because it is because of their foreign policy mishaps that US finds itself in the current situation. Moreover, getting married to an ultra-rich heiress and owning multi-million dollar homes is not a typical American story. McCain is old, jaded and belongs to the past. Age is not always experience and given the problems that US faces today, what the country needs is new direction, not experience executing the wrong policies.