Dracil’s BlogJournal

November 7, 2008

Ouch

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October 17, 2008

Man I’m lazy – more Politicsfest

October 15, 2008

Obama Sinfest

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — dracil @ 1:17 am

October 9, 2008

Yay

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — dracil @ 2:19 am

Obama now leads McCain by 11 points.  And there’s less than a month till elections.

Also, apparently Sarah Palin seems to really admire vice presidents who went on to become presidents… McCain better watch his back!

October 6, 2008

Econimists say Obama better for economy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — dracil @ 12:45 am

’nuff said.

July 16, 2008

The New Yorker Cover

Ok, by now I’m sure most of you have seen the cover with Obama and Michelle.

Now, a lot of people are outraged at this.  But let’s be fair.  The New Yorker also did something on Bush and Cheney.

That’s Brokeback Mountain if you didn’t realize it.

July 15, 2008

Obama Hillary Caramelldansen

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — dracil @ 12:08 am

Yes, it’s kinda old now.  But I’m too lazy to come up with something to write about and I only discovered it today.  :P

Obama Hillary Caramelldansen

And if you’ve never heard of this particular internet meme, check out Wikipedia’s entry on Carmelldansen.

July 9, 2008

Obama disappoints on telecom immunity

’nuff said

Even McCain did better by not voting. That’s how shameful this is.

June 10, 2008

Now that Clinton’s gone…

Filed under: News, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — dracil @ 9:46 pm

Note the huge change on Sunday’s polling, which is the day after Clinton announced that she suspended her campaign.  I think this is a good thing, and it shows that despite all the emotions and irrationality during the primaries, people still realize how dangerous it would be for McCain to win.

June 7, 2008

Presidential candidates’ views on tech issues

I had original planned on blogging this on Thursday, but for got and ended up writing that shot blurb about Zon instead.

Anyway, I think this is a really good article about how Obama, Clinton, and McCain plan to handle important tech issues.

NET NEUTRALITY: Both Obama and Clinton support this.  They actually co-sponsored the Internet Freedom Preservation Act.  McCain is against it.  Hence he fails.

BROADBAND AVAILABILITY: Clinton and Obama favor improving access.  Obama and McCain both favor raising the definition of broadband (currently 200kbits/s, which is 25kB/s to regular people :P).  I guess I prefer Obama’s stance as it would do more.

H-1B VISAS: Clinton and McCain both support increasing the cap.  Clinton will raise fees though.  Obama suggests changing the system to be less reliant on those with foreign degrees.  Between Clinton and McCain, I would prefer McCain’s policy better though Clinton’s proposal would be more likely to pass.  Obama’s more of a wildcard.  For my personal situation, Obama’s plan would probably benefit me the most since I got my degrees in the US, but it would certainly hurt foreign nationals in general.  Of course anything proposed by any of these three would most likely be useless to me by the time I could use it.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION: Clinton wants to force other nations to respect imaginary property.  Obama would rather try to get them to cooperate.  McCain seems to have the most hands-off approach (and thus most likely to succeed)

PRIVACY: Both Obama and Clinton have good policies.  Obama is more offensive and about going after phishers/scammers.  Clinton’s is more defensive, and attempts to protect consumer rights.  McCain of course, is an idiot here, and wants to provide wiretapping immunity to the telecom companies.

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