The bar was buzzing last night with election talk. Since I’m not paid to debate my customers (and I don’t know the views of others in earshot), I always keep my comments neutral. But sometimes it’s hard.
“There is no conceivable reason to own a gun. In Italy you can’t buy a gun.”
I pursed my lip and nodded. She was a feminist.
“Are you ready for change? Change is coming.”
Oh, sure, I’m ready.
Besides some trivial matters, I don’t think anything will change regardless of who wins. Unless McCain wins and then dies.
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So true. As long as there are only two viable parties (Democrat and Republican) there will be no real change, and those who believe there is a difference between the two are uninformed and misguided.
You don’t think anything would be different today if Al Gore had been president for 8 years? You’re retarded. There are stark differences between these two candidates.
No president will dramatically change things overnight, whether democrat or republican or libertarian or nutjob like Ron Paul. We have this whole congress thingy, see. But if you think a McCain administration would be more or less the same as an Obama administration 8 years later, then… well.
I guess that’s we don’t get political advice from bartenders and people who write books about how to get laid.
Nah, things will change. Let me give you a non-partisan idea of the things that will change.
-The tax cuts that bush put in place will all expire.
-You are going to get a cut or hold on military spending
-You are going to get some sort of health care reform package or bill that is debated (we will see if it gets passed)
-You are going to probably get a black women appointed to the supreme court and she is going to be really liberal. (Ginsberg and J.P. Stevens are out)
-You will probably get a moderate hispanic appointed — or it could be the other way around. Black moderate – liberal hispanic.
-You are going to see 80% of the troops in Iraq home by 2011.
-You are going to see the Capital Gains Tax rise to aroudn 25%
-You are going to see a HUGE road and infurstructure bill passed in the next 18 months
-In about 3 years, you will probably see another raise in the minimum wage by 25 or 50 cents
-You will see some sort of program instituted that allows 75% of student loans to be forgiven for public service of some sort. Or, you might even see some sort of requirement for public service, if you get federal student aid.
Prob a few other things not mentioned, but most of those things will come true
We should probably see it as a blessing that change comes slow in America. That’s why we are one of the most stable countries on earth and why our currency is still viewed as the world reserve currency. If we lived in one of these basket case countries where one election can flip the country on its head, you’d probably be scrambling to get out and flee to somewhere more stable.
I agree with the last guy who posted here, if you can’t see any difference between the democratic and republican party, I don’t know what to tell you. People who see no difference are usually so far out to the left or to the right that the differences between the republican(center right) and democratic(center left) will seem narrow by comparison. But since most people are neither far left nor far right, they view substantial differences between the two. And we can clearly see what the state of the nation was like when Clinton left office and what it is like now. Things have deteriorated on virtually every front.
If there were someone out there able to make real changes, this person probably would have no chance to be elected until the differences become little enough to disapier.
“Oh sure, I’m ready. I got my AK right here.”
You’re not white.
Time to move out of Stuff White People Like land.
“I don’t think anything will change regardless of who wins.”
Where you live, DC, will change. DC was a much different place during the Clinton years (ie more fun).
If for nothing else, there will be less yokels from red states. (I think that is the first time I have used the word “yokel” but it does work in this case.)
The G Manifesto’s last blog post: Time To Vote, Barack Obama, Nas – Black President.
The imploding economy will effectively handcuff the next president. Obama will not be able to do a quarter of what he has planned. watch those middle class tax cuts be a lot lower than what he has said
or maybe Palin kills him
women shouldn’t be so afraid of hard things that shoot projectiles –
a healthy respect of hard things that shoot projectiles is all that is required
I think it matters, sort of, but I am not particularly excited. We will elect a new president. America will keep being America just like it always has. What’s for dinner?
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Roosh, where do you stand on private gun ownership?
I believe in gun ownership, though don’t mind annoying gun control (wait limits, background checks) if it actually reduces crime. that doesn’t appear to be the case though.
hm….seems that banning gun ownership has done wonders for the crime rate in Japan
Being Japanese has done wonders for the crime rate in Japan. It’s not like the bad guys (the yaks) don’t have guns. They have better artillery than most organized crime groups in the states. They’re just smart enough not to use ‘em casually, and knives are the preferred method of offing someone anyways.
If you look towards the pre-WWII times when gun ownership was legal, it wasn’t like the gun violence rate was all that higher than it is now (well at least within Japan. God help you if you were in Nanjing).
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To follow up to Spike’s point, Asians (Japanese and others) living in the USA don’t commit many crimes either.
In fact, last year 50.4% of our murders were committed by a small (12% of our population) group of people. This group doesn’t exist at all in either Japan or the EU.
If you compare americans of european descent to europeans, or americans of asian descent to asias, our crime rates are not bad at all.
16: what are you going to do about the 200 million guns already on the streets? japan does not have this problem last time i checked.
You’re right on the money, Roosh. The “elections” in the U.S. (and many other countries) are solely a dog and pony show to keep the public believing they live in a free society. Of course, they don’t and they won’t unless they do something about it (cue the 2nd amendment). Short article, excellent reading: http://www.lewrockwell.com/kramer/kramer21.html
i love you roosh. i keep quiet sometimes too. sometimes you don’t want to debate. especially when you;re with family… and a few specific questions will embarass them and show how uninformed they are, and how they are voting based on one thing: emotion.
also: i need people to stop using the words change and hope. they are meaningless words that are chanted by the cult.
also: i need people to stop overusing certain phrases. examples are “heartbeat away from the presidency” and “insanity is doing the same thing over and over…. ” these are stupid and meaningless and not funny. please stop using them.
nuff said bitches.
blinky’s last blog post: retards.
Donnie said: “You’re right on the money, Roosh. The “elections” in the U.S. (and many other countries) are solely a dog and pony show to keep the public believing they live in a free society. Of course, they don’t and they won’t unless they do something about it (cue the 2nd amendment). Short article, excellent reading: http://www.lewrockwell.com/kramer/kramer21.html”
Ah yet another site hawking gold and telling us that the dollar is worthless and Ron Paul is the smartest guy in the universe. What else is new?
Even though the dollar has been rallying for months now and gold has been dropping like a rock, they still keep unwaveringly hawking the same line. As for the freedom comment, go live in a country that is truly unfree and then come back here. You’ll be kissing the soil when you step off the plane. I’m sure someone in N. Korea would gladly trade places with you to come live in this “unfree” nation.
But have you taken the time to find out why the dollar is going up?
So should we then all completelty shut our mouths and only complain if our country becomes a total economic basket case and political wasteland? Just because there are, what could essentially be called prison states, such as North Korea, which are far worse then here does not mean that there isnt plenty to criticise within our own borders; or that it shouldnt be criticised.
And to all you morons that really think there are significant differences between the republicans and Dems; look at the fact that military spending has not actually gone backwards one bit in decades, it just grows at different speeds in a repub vs. a dem administration. Currently Obama is setting so many conditions on troop withdrawl in Iraqu that hardly any of them will be out in any time, and to offset that he’s certainly adding many more to Aphganistan. So, quit bieng a bunch of emotional response idiots who don’t bother to look at what a candidate or president actually does, but only focus on what party he’s from.. How fucking stupid could you be?