Yebo - Joey and the Deltones

In a way, this song kind of represents me at my best. It is a snapshot of me at my most idealistic, dreamy, and hopeful.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

For Some Visual Stimulation...

I'm just about to go on vacation for a few weeks with my mom and pops, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share some of these. I came across them recently, and had a good laugh at a bunch. Here are some of my favourites...

My absentee ballot is in.
Please don't forget to vote on November 4.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Yes, Barack Obama

Since the Democratic Convention in 2004, I couldn't wait for the day that Barack Obama would run for president. I think like many other people, I didn't expect that day to come so swiftly.

However, I'm glad it has come now. You won't find the reasons why, in this entry. I am trying to curb any actions that would have this blog become one with a political bent. For reasons why, we can talk separately.


I describe myself as a "progressive", and it's no secret my views fall left of the political center. During the past presidential election however, I realized I was a little too far left, which tended to cloud any clear thought processes (as any sort of extreme does) and made me pretty obnoxious from an objective standpoint... Kinda like the people who stand on the street corner and tell you you're going to Hell if you don't accept Jesus.

Nobody likes those people.

Ayway, after the huge slap in the face that was W's re-election, I stepped away from politics for a long while. During that time away, I developed a bigger picture view of much of life, and realized that while politics still plays a significant role in our lives, the partisan back and forth nonsense does nothing to better anyone.

I could expand on this entry to explain how I came about my mental transformation, but again, I feel it's something better to be conversed about, rather than described in this format. Also, I don't have a lot of time on my hands at the moment, and I have to pack my bag to go start a self-imposed 5 day photo assignment.

The point of this entry is simply to state my support, faith and belief in Barack Obama. I've been inspired by him ever since I first saw him speak, and I strongly believe he will be an excellent president.

Most importantly, I truly believe he will not purposely divide our country (or the rest of the world) into "with us or against us" groups, but he will attempt to make us once again feel we are indeed the "United" States of America.

It takes a true leader to do that. I believe Barack Obama is that leader.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see...