...especially ones like this where I am forced to choose the lessor of two evils.
Both candidates want to define any firearm with over a 5 round capacity as an assault weapon. For those that don't know, that makes nearly every pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, or semi-auto rifle illegal to own or fire, let alone sell.
Now, to most of you kids on here, that won't matter a bit, but personally for me, it's a HUGE issue.
I firmly believe in our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms. without them, we surrender any and all ability to fight a corrupt government, prevent foreign interference in domestic issues, and they have personally protected my life in the past.
While they are not as essential in everyday life as they were 200 years ago, but I still view them as an essential right that is about to be lost.
on the second part of the issue, I am torn as a voter for gay rights and gay marriage. While Romney hasn't brought up the issue much-he was smart to avoid it, he has a pretty clear view on gays in the military and gays getting married.
I HATE with a passion being a single issue voter, and in past elections, gun control has been a huge one for me-but my rights and being defined as a second class citizen under an arrogant a-hole like romney is the one reason I will vote for Obama.
Romney is honestly a fool. While he may have a college education (not sure where he went or how he graduated high school), but his knowledge of foreign affairs continues to astound me.
Tonight, in the debate, he mentioned assage, referencing the WikiLeaks guy, while discussing Syria, when he meant to reference Assad, the ultra-douche who has been murdering people to hold onto his dwindling power there for almost a year now.
Also, they spent far too much time on the issues of Benghazi and the attacks during the Arab Spring.
In Romney's world, Syria and Iran are landlocked nations, and depend on each other for trade. not the case at all...
Shouldn't a basic knowledge of the world and it's countries/rulers be a pre-requisite for governing a nation, and one of the most powerful at that? I mean honestly, Romney is an idiot.
He also went as far as stating that the Pushtan people in Afghanistan are all talibs, which is total bullshit. While I have never been to Afghanistan, my father had in the military, and also, I have had several friends serve in the mountains up there.
While there are a few tribal leaders loyal to them taliban, the majority are peaceful people who are goatherders and simple farming nomads, not terrorist supporters.
It is interesting to see the conservative right coming back Obama right now, I recommend watching the daily show with John Stewart today. So funny, and so true.
While I do stand to lose my gun rights thru Obama's re-election, I also realize that I stand to lose a lot more if he isn't elected.
I dunno. I am so over bi-partisan politics...Every four years, we take steps forward, then four years later, we take giant steps back. No matter who gets elected, it comes down to who controls the house and the senate in a partisan system, and while Obamacare may be socialism, it is a necessary evil as well. without it, I would be fucked.
Mitt seems to believe the average american household income is around $200k. maybe in some areas, but definitely not the whole country.
I am also pissed because I am going to miss my friends in witchburn playing w/ the dio disciples tomorrow night, as they kick off their tour...if you haven't checked them out, do it. they're awesome.
My dad alwys did do things @ the worst possible times. I will be heading to montana to spread his ashes and meet with the lawyers next week, so it will be a rough one for sure.
I am also in charge of writing up an obituary, which is further complicated by the fact that I broke my hand and wrist last week.
typing this crappy entry took me almost an hour. lol. well, i won't be on for a week, no internet or tv access in MT. later,