Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I am disappointed in the attitudes of many. I am disappointed that America, according to some, has become a place not to have the opportunity to seek a dream, but a place where people ought to be force fed the dreams of posperity and knowledge. Yes, knowledge, this post actually has little to do with politics. In fact, I am most disappointed with students who, even though in upper level classes, argue with their teacher for not telling them what they need to know. I say to them, the job of a teacher is not to tell you the answers, but to give you the tools to find those answers and in upper level classes, those tools ought to be rather minimal.

People, use sense. Do what you need to do to do well in class and to know the material. Do not simply stop and argue because you feel the teacher should do it for you. Do it yourself.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


The election was two days ago and it is still big news. There is news all over the place about Palin and whether or not she did a good job and there is news about what Obama is doing to prepare. The latter news is probably warrented, but Palin and McCain lost, I think that they should at least play a much more minor role in America media now that the election is over. Instead, this past election and politics remain an important focus of national media. The election has been decided, and whether you like it or not, Obama will be the next president of the United States. THAT is the news, not McCain and Palin's defeat.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

last night

it was interesting. to me, nothing unexpected really happened, except for maybe Buscher's loss. I thought, I think everyone thought, Obama would be the next president and I also thought 3A and 3B would not pass. What surprised was how everyone else I was with at Tessa's house seemed so surprised. Maybe I'm just really matter-of-fact about life. I mean I don't get emotionally involved in politics. That is exactly the reason why I was even allowed to go to Tessa's. I do not agree with much of what Obama has promised, but I also disagree a lot with McCain. Either way, I believe in personal liberties, etc. In essence, I believe in classical liberalism, and I only say that mainly so people won't pester me... Anyway, I'm not passionate about politics. If I was, I would have been against Obama and his ideas for bigger government; therefore, my lack of passion allowed me to be at Tessa's Obama party. However, my lack of passion also made me out of place in this house full of extemely emotional Obama supporters whose support at times made them silly (for lack of a better term). I'm all for involvement, but I try to always think about things and do and say things that make sense from all sides. I don't want to give anyone the chance to misconstrue what I do or think as something more than I intend.

Anyway, it was fun. It was entertaining and today I woke up, went to school, came home all knowing who the next president of the United States will be and, you know what, it didn't affect me. That's what I get for not being passionate, I'm remarkably unaffected.