A weblog by Hao Lian.
A terrible secret guarded by golems.
A note that thanks you for being born, all those years ago.
Obama recently received endorsements from the White Aryan Resistance, the American Nazi Party, segregationists, and anti-Semites. The dumber the world gets, the more I think Terry Pratchett’s Discworld isn’t all that different from our world.
Biden is perceived as flawed while Obama needs to shrug the mocked stigma of being a flawless messiah. Obama is the insightful, visionary newcomer. Biden is the established attack dog. Obama has compassion; Biden has rabies.
So you or your “friend” voted in the recent election for Democratic candidates. Great. Good job, you’re exercising your right to vote. The problem is that your vote makes other people’s vote count less. Your little narcissistic world with you in the middle cares about lofty ideals like hope and change and freedom and liberty, and you get to laugh at the follies of others above you on The Daily Show, broadcasted straight to your high-definition television. Meanwhile, people with real issues like those smelly people on the street and on the roofs and back on the street again have their votes diluted. Don’t their votes deserve to count more? Who’s affected more by the government: you, some kid that can barely spell welfare much less know about it—some kid whose worst daily experience would be tainted weed, or Joe Poverty, chain-smoking his way through Gulf War Syndrome, living day to day on the VA office or Medicare or VAcare or whatever? There, I hope I have now persuaded you to take off your rose-tinted contact lenses and see voting for what it really is: another American sham.
Asa, a QA and project manager for the Mozilla Team, is running for governor. You can see the MozillaZine post here and you can also visit his campaign website (soon to be completed) where you will soon be able to donate money. Although it is unlikely Asa will win, all of us from MZ wish him well.
Update (2008.11.14): The campaign website domain is now defunct. You now need to register to view the thread, but here is the original post.
UPDATE: Looks like Asa has dropped out of the race due to lack of time remaining to answer his remaining questions as well as coming up enough money for the filing fee. Maybe next time Asa.