Bloggers Doc, Flannery, Spooky Magoo and the Cap'n gathered for this Hysterical Debate. I mean historical debates. As a group effort, we came up with this. Flannery took notes and the rest of us chimed in here and there. At first, I was nominated as secretary of these proceedings but my hand couldn't keep up with the flurry of material as my pen ran out of ink shortly into the second sentence of my notes. I chucked the pen and paper and stormed off to the Lodge to retrieve the computer, as Flannery's magic fingers could type fast enough to keep up with not only the debate, but our own homespun analysis. This was part of my strategy, but not my tactics.
I cannot vouch for Flannery's notes. When my pen was still working, I wrote down that John said South Koreans are three inches taller than North Koreans because North Koreans live in a gulag, but my hearing is poor and it runs in the family. Flannery noted something else:
- North Koreans are 3 inches tall.
- John's foreign policy: play my way or I'm taking my ball and going home.
- We saw three letters in Putin's eyes: PBR.
- John McCain has been everywhere. Russia? Been there. Iraq? Been there. Hard Rock Cafe? Been there. The bathroom? Been there.
- Obama gives good list
- Petrodollars sound slippery
- Obama: we can't drill our way out of this problem
John: Well, I've been to the bottom of that drilled hole and I've met Abaddbadaad
- John has no upper lip
- John grieves us all
- We love the audience response thingy; it's hypnotic.
Everyone went to bed early to digest this one and left yours truly to sum it up and put it into perspective.
I am not the man for the job, but I take it willingly.
Let's be honest, I missed most of the first bit, but much like a new soap opera, you quickly see the two feuding families of thought, and recognise stock lines that have been thrown about since one man tried to convince another that he knew better, and not to mention how any given pissing contest would wind up.
I must admit that I wasn't an unbiased swing voter. I made my choice long ago. Forgive my bluntness, but I know where my loyalties lie, but in no way did that diminish the wonderful exchange before us. In essence, We Laughed, We Cried, We saved $5. It was better than "Cats".
Regardless of who you back, at least cast your vote. Don't let your voice be unheard. There were lots of folks who died for the idea that we can vote and make a difference. Let's not let them down. They gave their all so we could have some; and isn't that worth voting for?