I’m so glad Sylar didn’t become a bad guy again, but I’m worried his dad knows too — I’m sure he figured it out just like Peter figured it out.
And I don’t understand why the next episode is going to bring us all the way back before Origins — I like that Heroes has just been revealing new things to us along the way. I hope this isn’t a bad turn for Heroes, as it has been levels better than it was last season.
“Leverage is nothing but greed and ego. Leverage says that the rules of quotidian life—I must have $2,000 in my account, to pay my rent—do not apply to you. It makes living on the float feel good, not dirty and cheap the way it does for a supermarket clerk with fifteen credit cards.”—The Autumn of the I-Banker
Apparently, after this article came out, the McCain campaign was very upset, calling it “gutter journalism”.
One reason for this was the mention of McCain’s first wife, Carol. However, I personally have always felt that Cindy McCain seemed very cold, and I feel like this article actually makes me feel bad for her. The article humanizes Cindy, and that must be a good thing for McCain.
Yes, the article makes McCain look bad — even though I am torn on whether or not family affairs should matter in the campaign. It also makes me wish the best for Cindy though, and the best for her, at least in her eyes, would be if McCain was President…
This is actually incredibly surprising to me, as I was under the assumption that most APA’s live in urban (and thus, largely Democratic) states but maybe we are actually beginning to expand into those strange “battleground states”.
“There is something about reproductive health…that makes some Americans froth and go crazy…We see it in the decision of some towns — like Wasilla, Alaska, when Sarah Palin was mayor there — to bill rape victims for the kits used to gather evidence of sex crimes. In most places, police departments pay for rape kits, which cost hundreds of dollars, but while Ms. Palin was mayor of Wasilla, the town decided to save money by billing rape victims.”—
What is the probability that McCain will die while in office (most likely of natural causes), versus the probability that Obama will die while in office (assassinated?)
My dad’s reason for not liking Obama:
I don’t like black people. [And then, a few moments later] I don’t like Muslims either.
Then: Do you know what kind of uprising there will be if Obama is elected President? Blacks will start running rampant around the streets, committing crimes, making everyone pay for everything wrong that has been done to them in the last century.
=> Not that I agree, but my father does have some interesting theories…
So people prefer Palin for VP because she is the average American? I have two major problems with this —
1. Why would I want someone who is as knowledgeable as I about politics, business, the world, etc. to be the VP, rather than someone who can easily put my limited worldview to shame? (The average American, as far as I am concerned, is not very smart to being with…) It’s like the argument against affirmative action (not that I either agree or disagree with affirmative action, which can be discussed some other time) — would I rather have a very good, White doctor perform surgery on me, or would I rather have a not-as-good, colored doctor perform surgery on me?
2. Palin is not the average American — the average American did not participate in beauty pageants, does not come from a state far removed from the rest of the US, has no possibility of ever attaining the position she is so close to attaining. Perhaps I am not quite representative of the average American either, but I know neither is she.
I don’t need someone to be me to get my vote for President / VP — I just need someone who will be able to represent me, and who is smart enough to do so.