Monday, August 20, 2007

Hippy Factor 5

According to this thingy, I'm more "Ghandi" than Ghandi... That can't be right, can it? I mean, I'm the LAST guy that'll go on a hunger strike, but damn- it's there all charted out and scientific looking. And Internet tests never lie, right? If this is true, Hammer may have to stop speaking with me. I'm already fouling things all up for him and his world view by being such a Liberal and wearing Wrangler jeans. In any event, I found it more or less sound in that Kucinich and Gravel are the nearest candidates to my views. Gravel is my horse in this race, primarily because he's authentic and has "walked the walk" all along viz the Pentagon Papers, and the insanely long filibuster to stop the draft (but Kucinich's wife is a total betty- I mean DAMN! Let's hear it for the little nerdy guy getting the good supermodel lovin'). However, that being said, if Gravel doesn't make the cut but Kucinich does, I'll go with Kucinich. If neither of them get the nomination, I'm writing in Gravel. I'm so damned sick and tired of voting for asshole shithead fucknuts. I voted for Nader in 2000 because I thought it was important to vote FOR someone. That beget Bush. Then I voted for Kerry in 2004 because I thought it was important to vote AGAINST someone. Fuckall difference it made. I'm voting write in and Independent (save for Gravel or Kucinich) from here on out.



Blogger Hammer said...

hehe, you think for yourself, unlike so mnay others that just tote the party line without question.

I go independent whenever I vote, usually with the strictest constitutionalists. I'm all the way libertarian because I don't trust the government with my money, health, protection or my best interests.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Yeah baby, I AM the Dalai Lama!

Which is just fine with me.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Stucco said...

Heyya Hammer- The Libertarians have a view that (shameless Shatnerism) I can't get behind. They oppose public libraries, arguing that any such undertaking would be privately funded if it truly had value. I also worry for their blind faith in the free market. In my view, this faith is demonstrably misplaced. And they'd also favor exceptionally limited government (which to an extent I CAN get behind) at a time when kids toys are lethal and bridges fall into rivers. I guess I'd add to your point that I don't trust the government to do various things and I don't trust politicians either. Plus, I still remember Ron Paul on the Morton Downy Jr. Show, which is an instant negative association.

Pants- Nancy Lama?

6:49 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Ok ok I am seriously doubting that redheads intentions...

7:18 PM  
Blogger Hammer said...

Looking at the chart it makes sense now. Our Y axis is identical but the "X" is as far right as yours is left.

I'm one who is happy to find common ground, I'm glad you are too.

4:44 AM  
Blogger General Catz said...

I am one square to the left from you. Great minds, eh?

7:26 AM  
Blogger meno said...

I am only slightly closer to the middle than you are. I think that scares me.

Dalai Pants!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Economic Left/Right: -6.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38

11:30 AM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

One of the interesting things about Gandhi was what a flaming bigot he was while living in Africa.

The biggest problem with libertarianism is it allows that any neighbor of anyone's can do as they please.

It says that the collective good should be subordinated to the desires- no matter how pernicious- of the individual.

A classic example is seen when someone moves into a rural forested area where people live, then clear cut for profit, then leave.

The libertarian agrees that its his market right to do so.

You get one heck of an ugly society as the greed of a few ruin things for the rest.

Libertarianism doesn't work for the same reason communism doesn't work-- it relies on ALL humans, not just a majority, to do the right thing.

I've always liked Kucinich's chutzpah. Though I think he thinks government can do more than it is truly capable of or can afford.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

We are in EXACTLY the same spot on the graph, Stucco. I'm betting it was the porn questions.....

4:58 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

I'm -4, -4 and I feel very comfortable there.

What IS the deal with Kucinich's wife?? She's at least two decades younger and a foot taller than he is. Geezers with women young enough to be their daughters give me the creeps.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Irrelephant said...

AND she's a redhead. Gahd-DAYUM.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Irrelephant said...

Minus 6, minus three. I'm keeping good company, if nothing else.

5:33 PM  
Blogger nic said...

(-5, -3)
Look, I wrote that like we were taught in school, where I wasn't taught any religious stuff and it was manditory that I show up until the age of 16.

Speaking of manditory schooling, I think the kids who drop out are most likely not going to find any value in the education they receive anyway. I don't know whether it's right to make them go or not. But I'd hope that sometime they'd learn the value of that annoying piece of paper... then again, I know someone who's doing just fine without it.

There is no such thing as one size fits all. That's all.

Lots of things in this world that I don't know. Thanks for making me think.

8:37 PM  

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