February 10, 2008
Hope for the Future
Last night, Peri, John, Anh and I went to Blue Ginger in Bellevue for Korean BBQ. (The make-it-yourself kind). It’s my birthday next week, and this was a pseudo-birthday dinner.
The food was pretty good – the best thing that we had was the diced beef Bulgogi style – cooked a little crispy (not like me in the hotel last week!).
Anyway, yesterday was the caucus in Washington State, and we were talking about the election with the kids.
John said “I would vote for the person who would cut taxes!”.
I said: “Well John, I think thats an important issue too, but you know there are some candidates that don’t believe that we should be allowed to be a family. I think that’s probably the most important issue for me this time.”
Peri virtually jumped out of her skin:
“YOU ARE KIDDING ME! NO WAY!”
If she knew how to say “Frigging” or the other less polite F word, it would have come out.
“Yes, Peri, thats true.”
“THAT IS TOTALLY REDICULOUS!”
John then pipes in, with a really angry look on his face:
“Thats stupid. Thinking that should be against the law.”
John hops to thought-police mode pretty quickly sometimes. Anh was going to get them both Animal Farm to read, but hey, he’s seven.
Peri is now totally incensed, and wants some details.
“Who would think such a thing?”
(Huckabee’s own page on this point is here, which includes this little bon mot – I’m not making this up:
What’s the point of keeping the terrorists at bay in the Middle East if we can’t keep decline and decadence at bay here at home?
Dammit Anh! We are letting the terrorists win!)
(Here’s what Romney had to say to Bill O’Reilly
It’s as commonsensical as one can imagine, because you have a child that’s able to determine from each parent the attributes of that gender, and by virtue of doing so is able to determine their own sexuality and the relationship with members of the opposite sex.
Ah, so Romney believes that being Gay is a choice…. interesting. Which ties directly into use of words as well – “commonsensical”, which is defined as:
“practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like”
Hmm… so what he’s saying is that people who really haven’t researched the issues, or are not experts in the area would have this opinion. Brilliant Governor! Brilliant!)
Peri: “Well, I hope NOBODY would vote for them, ever.”
Me too Peri, Me too.