There's an excellent article at The Huffington Post on why not electing Sarah Palin into office could be more important than not electing John McCain into office. It's a scary and painfully realistic view into why Sarah Palin was chosen as McCain's running mate and how a cabal of traitors would like to see their biggest wet dream come true. I could describe more but then you wouldn't simply go read the fucking article already, would you?
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Ever since I enlisted, I've taken more notice to politics. It seems like my day to day life changes everytime the President farts. It gives me great interest in seeing the outcome of this election be in my favor. That said, I support Barack Obama as the next President of the United States.
It was basically a no-brainer. Obama has never supported this war in Iraq and he's the one of the few politicians who seem at all concerned in ending it. I'm in a combat manuever brigade. My deployments will not end until the war in Iraq does. A Republican administration will do nothing to take us out of Iraq. McCain himself said he will keep us there for another hundred years. They say we won't establish permanent bases in Iraq but when I go to the bigger bases that's all I see. New construction. We're digging in for the long haul. Under Republican rule, this country will become another hardship tour duty station such as Korea or Germany.
When I get home from this deployment, I will have roughly 18 months left in service. I'm only "guaranteed" (and that guarantee is only Army strong, which is to say it can change at any minute) 12 months stateside. 18 months is a long time to dodge another deployment to Iraq at this pace, no matter where I'm stationed. I've basically hinged my ability to avoid stop-loss on this election. If Obama is elected, I stand a good chance of getting out of the service on my scheduled exit date. If he's not, I can guarantee I will be stop-lossed and involutarily extended for up to 18 months; 3 months prior to deployment, another 12 to rot here while the rest of the world turns without me, and 3 months after.
Katie and I have a lot riding on this election. If I'm stuck in Iraq for another tour, I can almost promise that once I am let free I will not endure another minute in a country under the rule of Republicans. God knows they've sent the country to hell in the last 8 years, no damage will be repaired if another warmonger is elected. By the time I get home the U.S. will be as much of a bombed out wasteland as Iraq is after we got done removing it's tyrannical dictator, and ours will still be there to show for it. To hell with my plans for school, to hell with the pittance of benefits leftover for veterans after the nations budget has been gutted for more war spending, I'll be packing up everything and moving elsewhere. I'm told Alberta is a nice place to live.
I was typing up what was the start of a monster entry on digital distribution but what's the fucking point? No one reads this shit. So the long and the short of it is Katie and I have quit buying CDs and now (almost) strictly buy DRM-free MP3s, Steam fucking rules, and Good Old Games better open up soon and they better find a reliable way to run System Shock 2. That would make my day, month, and year. X-Com Enforcer and X-Com Interceptor are dog poop. Just get the first 3 X-Com's. A watched clock never moves and I'm starting to get annnnnntsyyyyy. I hate PT and I'm tired of waking up early and never getting enough sleep.