Saturday, October 13, 2007

A tiny and mindless act of subversion

In an attack of pure cussedness, I decided to vote in the Republican Internet Primary Poll brought to you by the good folks of NewsMax. Goodness only knows what barking moonbatness will now fill my e-mail inbox, but it seems a small price to pay in exchange for casting one vote each for Ron Paul, Alan Keyes, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain [not necessarily in that order].

The link to the poll, if you participate, will then take you to a page where you can get a FREE Kaito Emergency World Band Radio Worth $35! but only if you subscribe to NewsMax magazine. I'd like to have the radio, but not at that price. I did, however, find some entertaining articles at the front page.

Texas mayors: Mr Bush, tear down this wall! They're against fencing out the Mexicans, which is cool, but they want to widen and deepen the Rio Grande instead of building a wall. Oh, and cut down all the vegetation on the banks of the river so the aliens won't have any place to hide if they do make it across the moat.

I wonder if they'd be in the market for some Florida alligators? That could solve our latest tax squabbles, if the Sunshine State started farming and selling baby alligators. Lottery tickets with a bite, how cool is that?

In the Rats Leaving A Sinking Ship category: A state representative abruptly left the Republican Party and became a Democrat, the first time in 20 years that a Colorado lawmaker has switched parties. Rep. Debbie Stafford, 55, who also is a minister, said the Republican Party no longer represents her values. Party Reaction: State Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams said Stafford was on the way out the door and that the change would not have a major effect. "This is not exactly a profile in courage, since she is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in that House district," Wadhams said.

The Democratic Party is already overrun with moderates, centrists, conservatives, and other triangulating mythical creatures, but a decimation of the modern day Republican Party isn't all bad, whatever the means.

Update, 10/14: the spam filter has automatically directed e-mail from NewsMax to the spam box, without any help from me.


Steve Bates said...

"and other triangulating mythical creatures" - h

Can we hire Hagrid to deal with those?

Texas recently had a State Representative convert from R to D, and the conversion appears to be genuine... he's been saying D-like things for quite a while now. And he is so personally liked in his district that he will be elected, whatever party runs him. So it's a flipped seat. Perhaps there will be waves of such conversions nationwide... nah; probably not. One can dream, though.

hipparchia said...

well, i was reading the rest of what she said in that article, about why she changed sides. apart from "i didn't leave the republicans, the republicans left me," it sounds like she has some very democrat-worthy ideas about things like affordable housing [can't remember the others off the top of my head]. it might actually be for real.

can't hurt to dream.