Posted by: GeekHiker | September 16, 2008

Is It Weird?

Rarely do I ever mention politics on this site. I love a good political discussion in real life, but it’s just not something I want to chat about here on the blog.

But, seriously, is it weird that there’s a small part of me that’s actually happy about the fact that the meltdown on Wall Street this week is forcing the candidates to talk about actual issues rather than lipstick on pigs?

I know. I’m odd that way.



  1. Politicians actually having something pertinent to address? What?

    It’s a nice change of pace.

  2. Let’s hope that Bank doesn’t crash out completely.

  3. The fact is, the economy is too big for any one politician to change. All they can really do is try to keep the most people comfortable while everything go ka-blooey.

  4. Democrats and Republicans aren’t qualified to talk about managing money.

  5. i’m totally with you. it is a nice change and a good subject for which to put them on the spot.

    and i’m not one to talk about politics, either. despite that i work in a political environment, i’ll leave the room if someone starts talking partisan politics.

  6. I’m mad as hell about the privatized gains/socialized losses (to borrow a phrase) that came about from such irresponsible business practices. There are so many things that I would rather see tax revenue go towards. And unfortunately, I don’t think either candidate has strength/solutions in this area.

  7. I’m there with you. It does feel strange, but like you said, it’s forcing the candidates to talk about something serious and that’s nice. Although I try to watch as little campaign coverage as possible. (it’s like crack!) I just end up getting angry and ranting on the blog.

  8. I love politics but tne to get way too worked up to properly address it; I get too zealous.

  9. It is nice to have something other than mudslinging going on…

  10. I’m hoping that since they think bailing out a massive corporation whose irresponsible and greedy CEOs who mismanaged a company (and who are still going to be billionaires when this is all over) is worth doing at the taxpayer expense, my letter to the government asking for them to bail me out of my debt is going to have a similar effect.

  11. You mean lipstick on pigs isn’t The.Most.Important.THing ever? Huh….


  12. It’s hard not to get wrapped up in this political season because it’s packed with ‘firsts’. I feel like I HAVE to pay attention because one day my kids will be all “Hey, Mom, do you remember where you were when Obama/McCain became president? Mom? Mom? Why are you crying??”

  13. not weird! hurrah! i feel the same way!

  14. Just A Girl – It is indeed.

    Gany – True!

    Homer-Dog – I agree, but it is fun to watch them squirm.

    Aaron – LOL

    Kristin – I’ll stay in the room till people become annoying about it…

    Hadley – I don’t know who does!

    Rachel – Heh. What’s a blog good for if not a good rant?

    Kori – Understandable.

    Mel Heth – The mudslinging can be entertaining, but doesn’t lead to good choices, methinks.

    Dingo – I think we should all write that letter!

    Ruby – No, that would be second… 😉

    TheCoconutDiaries – Well, I hope you don’t end up crying!

    Seine – Cool!

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