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The other day I got in my car and the radio was tuned to AM talk. It was there because, in Oklahoma, AM radio is still the best place to get severe weather information. For some reason, FM rock stations would rather get blown away in a tornado than mention that you might be driving into the eye of a extremely hazardous storm. Maybe it has something to do with those stations all being piped in remotely from Texas?
So, I get in the car and there wass ol' Bill O'Reilly making his usual declarative statements. One such statement "George Bush is a regular guy!" got me confused. O'Reilly seems to think that Bush, in contrast to Kerry represents some sort of "Everyman". But I'm hard pressed to think of one thing that Bush does that is regular, you know, like most people.
People like to point out that Bush spends his free time out on his ranch instead of hobnobbing around in the city. But considering that most people now live in cities, that hardly seems regular either. Not to mention that Bush cuts brush and rides around in his pickup for fun, meaning that, as soon as he gets tired or has other things to do he can toss that chainsaw aside and, most likely, someone else will come along to finish the job. He doesn't have to do anything on that ranch. He has people who he pays to take care of the place. In constrast to regular people who live on a ranch and have to do these things, whether they want to or not, to earn their livlihoods, Bush goes to his ranch for recreational purposes. How regular is that?
How many of us have a ranch that we can visit for recreation?
Neither Bush nor Kerry are regular guys. They are both the privileged sons of former politicians. How many of us could have taken their paths through life? Not many.
But no one seems to find it strange that we keep electing people from a small minority of rich, white, Christian, men?
After pledging to spend yesterday and today not thinking about girls. I had two dreams this morning involving girls. My subconscious is re-asserting itself. I should have gotten out of bed when I woke up to let the dog out.
They were good dreams though...
I should be making the move to a high-speed internet connection soon, after languishing with dail-up for way too long. Out here there aren't that many options, at least not at the cost that I could afford. But for about seven dollars more a month I can make the move. Now I just have to figue out how to make my '98 and XP machines play nice with each other.
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