Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Phil the Geek

I'm getting tired of hearing of people referred to by their first name and their profession. Joe the Plumber; Tito the Builder; John the Senator; Sarah the Governor; please, people. Enough already!


This has gone too far. I hope that the next 6 days can at least be civil.


I'm seeing a lot of mainstream media outlets around the world talking about riots after the election. If that happens, no matter who wins, the US will have a big black eye to deal with in the world opinion. We've made a peaceful transfer of power for over 200 years, why would this year be any different? I know the ideology on both sides is so far apart you could park 30 busses between them. But no one is saying the other group has to ride in the back of the bus.


I know, things don't change overnight, but it's been over forty years, people. We're all from one race; the human race. Accept it and move on. No one is better than anyone else just because of who their parents are. We all start in the same place and have to make a name for ourselves.


I'm impressed by Obama, and I'm equally impressed by McCain. They have both achieved things that most people will never do. Good on both of them. May the best man win.


Here's my recommendation and you can take it or leave it. You can do one of three things in the next six days: 1. educate yourself and vote with your head; 2. Listen to all the propaganda from both sides and vote with your emotion; or 3. don't vote. I plan to do the first one, and if things don't work out the way I want them to, oh well. It's not like I'm going to emigrate just because the party I chose lost. But if you do the third one and you are allowed to vote, don't complain if the person you wanted didn't get elected.


And yes, I'm Phil the Geek and I approved this message.