Monday, March 06, 2006

Sooo, I'm voting against hate-monger Dan Patrick

Sweet! Per Dan Patrick, all we Texans need to do is close our borders, and we'll eliminate the following scourges:

1. Mosques on the Texas border.
2. Skyrocketing health insurance rates.
3. Texans being married 100 or more times to give immigrants legal status.
4. Babies born to illegal aliens in Texas hospitals.
5. Bi-lingual education.
6. An increasing crime rate.
7. Malaria and leprosy.
8. Terrorists in Texas.

Texas, per Dan Patrick, needs a bigger fence, along with deputies armed with night vision goggles and MORE FIREPOWER. He also supports a Minuteman-style militia, and taxing all legitimate funds sent to Mexico via banks and wire transfers to cover immigrant-related costs.

He also quotes Ronald Reagan: "There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers if we have the moral courage to do the right thing." Uncle Ronnie, one of America's worst presidents, certainly had a way with sound bites.

I'll take his posthumous dare: Texas doesn't need a racist fearmonger in the Senate. I have the moral courage to write that, and I'll back it up with the moral courage to vote against him in November.

2 Comments:

Blogger Steadman said...

Wow, I thought this was a gaming blog? By the way, Ronnie was the best Prez in the 20th century.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Todd D. said...

Yeah, it's mostly gaming, but hey, Texas is a big state, and I get a lot of mail from wacky kooks both conservative and liberal.

Todd ranks the presidents, off the cuff, minus Googling for their exact dates in office:
Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) Good, also Crazy
William Howard Taft (1909-1913) Chunky Like A Monkey, Mediocre
Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) Mediocre
Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) Forgettable
Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) Bad
Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) Bad
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) Good
Harry S Truman (1945-1953) Good
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) Good
Richard Nixon (1953-1961) Bad
John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) Good
Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) Mediocre
Richard Nixon (1969-1974) A Fiend In Human Shape
Gerald Ford (1974-1977) Forgettable
Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) Colossally Bad
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) Nightmarishly Terrible
George Bush (1989-1993) Bad
Bill Clinton (1993-2001) Too soon to tell.

The sad thing here is that I'm forgiving presidents who win wars and blaming presidents for losing them.

I've read too many awful anecdotes about Reagan to call him a good president; aside from that, the short version is that our politics differ. As a like-Democrat-or-Something, I'll add that the Democratic Party spends an awful lot of time and money promoting mediocre presidential candidates.

[For the peanut gallery, Joe Steadman is one of the A-list BoardGameGeek people, providing a regular stream of geeklists and commentary. He is best known for his love of wargames and his dislike of Euro-weenie games.]

11:16 PM  

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