The GOP Front Runners

I have been asked which of the top three GOP frontrunners I favor.  Hmmm… This is kinda like asking “Which gun would you rather shoot yourself in the leg with?”

Herman Cain:  Looks pretty good, sounds pretty good, and I was even fond of his Pizza chain.  I like a good deal of what he’s talking about and agree with a lot. However, his 999 Tax Plan leaves me feeling rather uneasy. The more I learn about Cain, the more I like him.  He is not the slick, seasoned politician like the others… and to me, that’s a plus.  He says what he thinks, not what he thinks you want to hear.  He is the most genuine of the bunch and he is freaking out the Leftistas.  Janeane Garofalo says that if you support Cain, then you are a Racist.  Unlike supporting Obama, which isn’t, but opposing Obama is.  Thank heavens Madama Garafalo keeps this straight for us… Sheesh.  I get the feeling that the Liberal Democrats are the only ones who are actually Racist.  They are the ones that keep bringing it up.  Race has nothing to do for it.  I vote for ideas, for vision, for leadership.  Color has nothing to do with it.

Rick Perry:  At first, I really liked Rick.  Pro Gun… packed a gun and killed a Coyote with it while he was jogging.  Nicely done! But then like that hot girl with the long black hair you dated in College, the more you learned about her, the less you liked her.  It got to the point with Rick that I flat out don’t like him anymore at all and I don’t trust him.  If Rick gets the Nomination… it would be a very sad day.  The more he talks, the more he turns me and others off.  I don’t think he’s electable.  His statements come off as being ill-suited for a President.  He has a lot of bad history behind him and I think a Rick Perry nomination will mean a second term for Obama.  Perry is at best a “Blue Dog Democrat” with an “R” by his name.

Mitt Romney:  Talk about a guy with Baggage.  His Romney Care is one.  Being Mormon is another.  Both are huge issues.  One is justified.  Romney Care is going to continue to be a problem for him no matter what happens.  But “The Black Spot” for Mitt is his membership in the LDS Church… He’s offended many Mormons by trying to distance himself from the faith.  Then there are those that simply hate Mormons out of sheer bigotry – which shouldn’t be given any airtime, but the media loves it because it prevents the GOP from solidifying Romney as a Candidate.  Then Rick Perry’s man goes and bashes Mormons and Rick supports him?  Far from Presidential stuff, Rick.  Freedom of Religion?  His faith shouldn’t be anyone’s business. Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, The Maverick McCain’s Mom… all Rabid Anti-Mormons… and never mind all the minions of hate that will do nothing but continue to attack Mitt and the Mormons from all sides.  It would be great if Mitt wasn’t Mormon!  I’d rather not have to talk about it!  I don’t need the negative attention on my Faith.  Because, yes, it is Negative.  Maybe I’m a little sensitive, but Mine is the only Religion in the USA that was under a Death Order from a State’s Governor.  Id rather us keep a lower profile.  Then there is the fact that Mitt is just a straight up Dillweed.  I don’t like him.  Not as a person, not as a candidate.  But there is a good point. The upshot to Mitt is that his Financial Experiences is there and it would be truly helpful to the nation at this time.  Romney’s skills in debate have become very sharp and he’s doing very well… he looks, sounds, and acts like Presidential Material.

When it comes to picking the Right Man for the Job – and not just a Candidate – it is down to Cain or Romney now. Other possibles have backed out and losing steam.  Cain or Romney would be a good choice.  It’s a coin toss at this time, but if I had to pick one right now, at this very moment… I’m going to have to hold my nose and give the nod to Romney. Haters are going to hate and it’s about hiring the man that can do the job, not picking someone that the Wacko Liberal Left is going to hate the least.

Another War?

It is being reported that the President is now sending “About a Hundred” US troops to Uganda.  This is great.  Because I was thinking we were running out of pointless wars… Iraq and Libya coming to ends, that would leave us with only one!  Afghanistan.  Now we don’t have to fret at all.  Military Advisers never gets us drawn in an escalation into a shooting war…

*looks at the history books and turns pages to Vietnam*

Never mind.

Uganda.  That’s great.  At least its not another shithole place like…

*looks at a Google Earth*

Never mind.

The Best SciFi Flicks

Event Horizon.
Pitch Black.
The Matrix.
Blade Runner.
Cowboy Bebop.
These are my favorite SciFi flix, all for the same reasons. They all have something in common.  They each create a new universe… Some, like Sunshine, do it in a very subtle manner… Others like Dune, do it overtly and hit you over the head with it.  I think if I was going to teach a class on Science Fiction, these movies would be foundational on “World Building”.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t the end all of a movie list… These are just my favorites… And in my opinion, must see movies.  If you haven’t seen one of these movies, you are indeed wrong.  Clarification on Dune… It needs to be the Alan Smithee version.  The original director cut too much out. Aliens, has to be the extended version. And with Blade Runner, don’t get the Director’s Cut, get the Original, with Harrison Ford’s voiceovers.
I like the darker stories… That’s just me. Bright shiney ones, like the new Star Trek film… Just fine. But I prefer darker stuff.
I also like the SciFi to leave some things unexplained.  Like future technologies… Show them, but don’t try to explain it to the audience. Characters wouldn’t explain things to each other… Unless the tech was brand new to that universe and it being paramount to the telling of the story.
Give the technology some limitation.  See, SciFi has technology like Fantasy has magic.  I don’t want to see tech or magic being the answer for everything.  The future tech and universe is just the setting and framework a good story is written upon.