On that note, let me open myself up for hate mail. Because it's Friday, and why not! Let's get spicy. On the menu: Politics.
Democratic Debates at UT last night were very interesting. I am going to get slammed for this, but so much of how I sway is based on how the candidate presents themself. [Is "themself" a word? It looks funny, like 'Them's Elf'. I digress.] I lack the detailed policy information to have an intelligent argument about politics, which is probably partially why I do not like discussing politics normally. Also, because the media kills me, and I am very mistrustful of it in general. Words can be amazing and terrible things. And there are a million ways to look at a phrase and comprehend it. What I do find inspiring, is the excitement that has been generated by this election. I feel like it's the first time (in my life time) that I want to be engaged in a decision, and not make my vote based on "the lesser of two evils." So, this year, I want to do my research. Real research, reading many views from different sources on policies and more. I wonder if I'll be successful, or if it will just make me confused and jaded. Maybe my schizo tendencies will arise - I am the quintessential swing voter. It's comforting to have loonies like me involved in the democratic process, isn't it?
On a slightly related note, I am easily amused. (Keep clicking on the link)