♠ Wednesday, October 20, 2004
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You know, some people are like Slinkies: They aren't really good for anything, but you just have to smile when you see them tumble down the stairs.
His Bedtime Conventionally Hefts Tanks
DegenDanny wanted me to mention that he isn't really that much of a liberal, really, he just doesn't like George W. Bush. Actually, in all seriousness, our points of view don't diverge that much, but our emphases differ. DegenDanny is more concerned about social issues, and thus supports Democrats, and I'm more concerned about economic issues, and thus I support Republicans or Libertarians. Our position on the war on terror doesn't differ all that much, matters of degree mostly. But I'll be voting for G.W.Bush because I think that the war on terror is the single overriding issue in this election, and John Kerry is so wrongheaded on the subject that I believe he is an actual threat to the stability of the world.
There's a risk in talking politics on a poker blog; my blog seems to be well-regarded even if I myself am not, by everyone. But a lot of people have difficulty in taking someone's work for what it is, when they disagree so fundamentally with the person generating the work. Look at the Barbra Streisand on the one side, or Charlton Heston on the other: They are so identified with their politics that to people on the other side, they are actually laughingstocks. So, although I've made my politics clear, I hope not to drive any readers away. I haven't been politics-man since about 1998 or 1999, so I tend to keep my strong feelings to myself, these days.
On the other hand, given how dangerous I feel John Kerry would be as president, maybe I shouldn't.