Then on Friday night was our campout at Mammoth Cave for Jill’s birthday! Because everyone celebrates her 21st by stumbling around in the dark for firewood and sleeping outside in the cold woods, right? Anyway, aside from it being a little cold, it was a ton of fun. Rachael got Jill a machete, so that made things even more interesting! We ate macaroni, pizza,
and breadsticks, and then we gave Jill all the tools she would need to win the Hunger Games before eating Hunger Games cupcakes, and then we stayed up till midnight so we could wish Jill an official ¡feliz cumpleaños! Normally we stay up way later than midnight (AB and I didn’t go to sleep until four on Halloween…), but it got dark really early, so it seemed a lot later than it really was. I guess that’s what happens when you go spend a night in nature. So
the next day Rachael had to leave early for work, but the rest of us went and walked on some nature trails at the park for awhile. Somehow it was decided that we all needed walking sticks, because that’s one of the requirements of being a hobbit? I don’t really understand you guys
Then we went back home, and real life had to start again. Which meant homework and responsibility :/ But that’s boring, so on to…well… I guess it’s time to talk about Anna Beth’s topic.
So on to Topic Tuesday! Ooh, that’s alliterative! Perhaps I should’ve thought of that sooner… Maybe it has potential for next year...
Anyway, since Anna Beth has reached 12 favorites for Question Tuesday, she gets to take over for the week, leaving me with:
Who are you voting for and why? What is your opinion of each candidate and their platforms? And who do you think is more likely to implement the hunger games? Also, what is your opinion on celebrities publicly endorsing a candidate?
(I guess the appropriateness of it being Election Day trumped the fact that she knows I hate politics. Or perhaps that just made it even better for her :/)
K, so I haven’t really done this before, so I’m just gonna go a question at a time. Here we go:
Who are you voting for and why?
I voted for Romney, because I agree more with his views on what to do with the country, and I don’t think Obama has done that great a job with the four years he’s had so far.
What is your opinion of each candidate and their platforms?
Well, the main issues I think about with either candidate are the social ones of abortion and marriage rights. I don’t like that Obama supports pro-choice legislation, because I think a baby, no matter how young, is still human, so terminating its life is murder. And if abortion has to be legal, I certainly don’t think the government should pay for it, which the Democratic platform also supports. Obama also supports gay marriage, with which I don’t have a problem. Romney is the opposite: pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. So I don’t completely agree with either platform, but I feel more strongly about right to life. Economically, Romney wants to maintain tax cuts for higher brackets while Obama wants to lose them, and I feel like it’s better to keep them. Romney also wants to cut a lot of unnecessary government funding, which I think is a great idea, considering the national
deficit has gotten into the trillions since President Obama’s term began. Romney supports drilling for oil on American soil, which I think is good, as it can lessen our dependence on foreign oil while we look for an alternative energy source. Obama wants to find alternative energy sources, which is all well and good, but he doesn’t want us to be able to drill our own oil, which I don’t agree with. I don’t really know what other things to talk about. If you have
specific questions, let me know.
And who do you think is more likely to implement the hunger games?
Unless December 2012 really does lead to an apocalypse, and one or both of the candidates suddenly gains a strong affinity for growing roses and poisoning the opposition, I don’t think either of the candidates is likely to turn in to President Snow.
Also, what is your opinion on celebrities publicly endorsing a candidate?
I feel like it is said celebrity’s prerogative to publicly endorse whichever candidate he or she wishes. Everyone has the freedom of speech, and that applies to celebrities, too. My main problem is celebrities, politicians, and others deliberately lying or distorting the facts to make their opinions seem more legitimate. There gets to be so much he said, she said and so little legitimate discussion of platforms that I don’t even know what each candidate supports or doesn’t support after awhile, which just makes the whole election process that much more complicated and annoying.
Ok! So that’s my discussion of politics. Please don’t make me ever do that again. So this concludes the first part of Anna Beth’s reward; later this week you’ll see part 2: Question