Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hilary Clinton > Obama

Note: I did not support either candidate. I was not a huge fan of the Republican candidate we ended up with either.

As someone who has been described as a bitter small town Pennsylvanian clinging to god and my guns, I see little reason to support the man.However, it's time for Obama supporters to admit the failings of his administration. Namely, he has announced policies during a deep recession that only serve to lengthen it.

Now, I know Obama did not cause the problem. We can't really blame that on Bush either as it was a global strategy that failed according to a recent special on the history channel, but one of the things you absolutely DO NOT DO during a recession is raise taxes. Money needs to get flowing freely again and the best course of action (as Reagan and Kennedy both did) is to lower taxes.

Of more concern, however, is his foreign policy. His failure to come down hard on Iran or to restate US policy about the use of nuclear weapons on any nation has not done much for the situation with Iran or North Korea. Unfortunately, the elder Bush is a master in this area and both he and the former Bush should have sought out his advice. (Neither of them did, although W has much less of an excuse for his failures in this arena when all he had to do was make a phone call to Dad.)

What bothers me the most, however, is big city elitism. Listen, folks, small town people are not all ignorant red necks. Many factories are still running. Heck, a lot of small town Pennsylvanians don't even *own* guns. There's a reason why Obama lost the primary in this state, and it is that statement. If you want to believe such an offensive statement is insightful, don't tell me about it. Go to your coffee shops and find someone who agrees with you. I'll be too busy buying guns and ammunition I don't need to justify your attitudes. Now, what model of handgun, shotgun or rifle should I get to justify your stereotypes?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Not Obsessing

Of course, I have not stopped the habit of obsessing totally, but it seems that Mormon church is simply a major non-factor in my life, except for a few relatives who insist on listening to Glenn Beck. (It is my completely unprofessional problem that many of this talk show host's problems would be solved by ordering his garments two sizes larger.)

I suppose it is a good thing that my life is focussing on other things right now, but because I am who I am, I know I will always be obsessing over something. I would continue this post to take up several paragraphs, but I'm afraid I cannot sustain it in an entertaining fashion, and I simply do not want to bore the reader.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sexual Orientation and Mormonism

I apologize for ignoring this blog, but I have been busy. So much so that I've neglected other blogs. If there's one thing people are still wondering, it's probably what my orientation actually is.

Now, it took me a while to figure this out, but I assumed that gay, straight,and bisexual were the only possibilities in this spectrum. The problem is that I fit into none of these categories. There seemed to be no category for someone who is not interested, even though that one fit me most readily.

I have since learned that this is incorrect.I'm just not attracted to men or women and there is in fact a word for this. Asexuality may seem a strange concept to people who feel that they cannot live without sex, but let's face it, people who really, really want sex will not be spending a lot of time reading blogs anyway.

I have to admit finding out that there are other people who feel this way was something of a relief, although it did not stop me from confronting an editor about it when I tried to bring my own views on the subject of not having a sex drive was not a medical problem to an editor. (Yes, this sentence is awkward, but it's my blog.)

The only problem is that this might doom me to a life of loneliness because it's hard to find someone else who feels that they can get along without sex in a relationship, but at least their our sites out there to help with this problem. (Ace Book is the one that I'm most familiar with.)

And because this is also a Mormon-interest blog, it's important to note that not getting married dooms me at best to the lower levels of the Celestial Kingdom, should I repent of my ways and return to the embrace of the church.