I just woke up. Tue Jan 8 22:50:01 PST 2008. Apparently, the woman is winning the New Hampshire primary. The black man is a close second.
There's a woman at work who laughs like that. I hate her. She's so stupid. Respect is something you earn. If you have your job just because of who you fukk, and you have no other merits, then that isn't enough to deserve any respect.
I had a girlfriend from Alabama. I'm sure they've been using the "N" word a lot lately when discussing the upcoming presidential election. "O my lord, a (f word)ing (n word) for president?" Can't have that.
I can't say I'm surprised that Kucinich or Paul aren't doing better. Paul did a lot better than Kucinich. Maybe it's because of all that money people threw at the problem. Throwing money at things usually helps a little bit. Maybe if they only threw a lot more money at him. No, probably wouldn't have made too much of a difference.
But it's not over yet. I wonder if I can still order things from the official Kucinich store. It's kind of cold now. I could actually use one of those hooded sweatshirts. I already have a couple hooded sweatshirts, but I'd like onw of those. I have like 200 bumper stickers. Probably enough to put two on on every laptop I'll ever own.
Health care. Is it really a problem? http://www.livescience.com/blogs/2008/01/08/america-the-best-lousy-healthcare-system-in-the-world/
In America, we don't care about saving the lives of poor or unfortunate people. Our health care system is good at killing off those undesirables and increasing profits for the wealthy. so from a capitalistic, free market point of view, it's actually a very good system, perhaps the best in the world. It just depends on what you how you measure it. Caring for the poor, unfortunate, or lazy is not an American value. It's all about "personal responsibility" and "every man for themselves." Competition, not cooperation, is what we value. Cooperation and compassion is for the socialists. Measured against such socialist standards as "how well does the system take care of its people," of course America is not going to score well. Sick people are unworthy, so rich, powerful people might as well take all their money, and leave them to die. To think that we should actually help the less fortunate is to be a socialist, not a capitalist.
"Competition is what makes America great" is something that's said a lot. It could be considered "Social Darwinism," but that term has a negative connotation. It's the same, though. In order for us to "improve" as a population, the weaker members must be eliminated. If we all just take care of each other, then Darwinism does not take place. In order for us to move ahead, the less socially fit must die.
Think of those videos about the Republicans ignoring the wheelchair-bound man asking questions about medical marijuana, while the Democrats listen and exhibit compassion. It's the same thing. Republicans and conservatives feel that the system is really fine the way it is, and that the less fortunate are to be ignored and left to die. Democrats and liberals have entirely different values, and think the system needs change. When people use different standards of measurement, of course they're not going to agree. If you think the health care system needs change, your opinion is just as valid as that of someone who thinks it's fine the way it is. You're just using a different standard of measurement.
Some people would say that an unequal distribution of wealth is a bad thing, and that there should be more equality. At the same time, some people think it's just fine, and that people on the lower end of the distribution are just lazy, dumb, or otherwise unworthy, and in an ideal world, would just have their possessions taken away and get shoved into ovens. The question is, where does the average American stand?