Monthly Archives: December 2008

I Love Politics

So I’m talking to my wonderful son Bruce last night and politics came up. I know he was an Obama supporter, so I thought it would be interesting to see what he thought about Obama’s progress so far. I suggested he take the 23 promises Obama made and watch them to see how much was actually accomplished. (As I understand it, the 23 items have been removed from the web site)

He had an interesting response. Something along the lines of “Politicians never do all of that stuff they promise anyway, so it doesn’t matter.”

This caused my brain gears to freeze up a bit. If you don’t vote for a politician based on his promised positions and policies, why would you vote for him?

“Obama is really more of a spirit thing. It’s the spirit of the campaign that matters,” my son said.

The conversation went downhill from there, but it reminded me of why I love politics so much.

It shows how everybody is stupid.

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Note to Younger Self: Learn to Enjoy Exercise

Recently on a forum I visit a poster asked the question “If you had one thing to tell your younger self, what would it be?”

There were a lot of good answers:

  • Don’t go into debt
  • Kiss her, you idiot!
  • Don’t worry so much about trying to impress people
  • Learn more math
  • Take more risks

These are all good answers. I didn’t have much to add at the time, but thinking back, I’d have to add “Learn to Enjoy Exercise”

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