November 5, 2008
Yesterday was historic. Barack Obama is now the President Elect. And why not? Is it really suprising to anyone that he won in landslide proportions against rival John McCain? It was clear to me that in September McCain stood no chance at all. While Obama’s campain stayed the course with their plan, the McCain campaign took up a new game-plan: the blame game. Instead of focusing on the things that someone running for President should, McCain focused on smear tactics, that overall proved ineffective.
So, yes, finally change is on the rise. With only a few left to grumble in their bigotry, primarliy the Klan. The new Congress is going through a state of shock, being only two democratic seats away from an anti-philibuster Congress. Does that mean change will come sooner? Maybe. But don’t expect it early next year. The new President will have to try an work with an up-teen trillion dollar debt, all the while working to aid the people. This means any steps taken will be small for a while, but hang in there! What’s a little more wait? We’ve survived the last near-decade, haven’t we?
Overall, the world is pleased with the American choice, I’d say. I think Barack Obama is a better candidate for improving the United State’s approval world-wide. Some would disagree. But they are clearly victims of the McCain Campaign’s Scare-Tactics, they’ll learn in time.
But regardless of whatever tactics were used by the Republican party, we all must now pull together. Because the Democrats aren’t going to be able to do it alone. Just like the Republicans weren’t able to do it alone, despite how hard they tried. We are ALL Americans, and we are ALL enduring the same hardships. So we must ALL come together to work for the “American Future”. In the words of a great man, “We are not red states, or blue states. We are The United States.” (Barack Obama, early morning November 5th, 2008)
October 21, 2008
Hmmm, my ideal mate. I think the person that is to become my mate should be the following: of at least average intelligence, beautiful (which will be, of course, in the eye of the beholder), a caring nature, and so on and so forth. That’s the basics, I’d say, for anyone. Here are some added bonuses for me: creative talent (artistic, singing voice, ect.), no stranger to sarcasm, someone who wont give me what I want if they don’t want to (I don’t like people that cave easy…sin boldly, right?). So how lucky am I that my girlfriend has this criteria? Just hope I can hold on to her…because she’s six hours away back home. I’m not worried that much about it though. /;D
October 21, 2008
Okay, I’m going to say what I’ve always thought about this guy. I understand that he’s a super hero, that’s not the point of this. I don’t like Superman. For being the “man of steel” he sure complains a lot. I think “man of melted butter” makes more sense. Also isn’t it convenient that every “baddie” has some super rare kryptonite weapon? He is supposedly indestructible, but even when he is shot with a laser, he whines. Maybe this is to make him more human…but doesn’t that take away from what he really is: an alien? I think so. When I hear that he is “America’s Superhero” I scoff. I’d say “Captain America” is America’s hero…because of that “America” part following the Captain.
September 29, 2008
This might not be the biggest issue in the Northwind this week, but it strikes close to home for me. I was reading through and trying to decide what to write about and then when I got to the comics section I, of course, had to read them. At the bottom there was an add that asked if “you”, the reader, could do comics better. Maybe I could, I thought to myself. I would be dumb if I didn’t at least try it right? I will be investigating this in the near future.
September 22, 2008
The most shocking thing I read in the Northwind was the student who had a heart attack. That’s an unsettling thing to think about. Heart attacks are becoming more frequent in younger people more and more. That disturbs me a lot. I feel terrible for the student, don’t get me wrong, but I think its just another warning sign for the public to watch out for.
September 16, 2008
The quote “crazy preacher”, as he came to be known, was playing a game with all of us. Maybe he didn’t know, or even intend, for this. But all in all, he did. By preaching his extremist views to the campus public he spurred a lot of controversy. By saying that women should be subservient to men, and that long hair on men is sinning, he sparked a deep look into each person’s beliefs. After hearing him speak, most of us took a deep look into ourselves and thought; “I don’t think so.” So, by his radical stance he started a very religious rediscovery in the students.