Whew, where to start?
Bush - Bush Clinton what's the difference. The difference is who get the paycheck (which is both of them and for the rest of their life too). What I mean is that who ever get voted into that office is not really throwing the personal opinion around. They probably don't even remember what their personal opinions are. If they were that kind of person (like most of us here at strolen.com) they would never have had the party backing to make it into the primaries. So what does that say about the leaders of the US (or any nations with an elected leader)? It says that the leader is pretty much pushing the party line. In the US that means that Republicans are fairly conservative, are against abortion, are for "family Values" it means that Democrats are against "Big Business", are fairly liberal, are pro-choice, etc, etc. It just means that for about four to eight years we can expect one party to improve the nation one way and for the next four to eight years the other party can improve the nation the other way. In other word it always amuses me to see people and who upset they get of one figure head or the other. To me the are all the same, they are all for improving the nation. The only difference is their methods. What am I to do, I am practically a true neutral (see the other thread), a moderate. In other words no matter who gets elected I am never very happy with their platform, even if a moderate got elected to an extremely high office (like the executive office) both parties would turn on them and refuse to work WITH them or let them pass anything decent (Else the current balance would be shot). Is it hopeless? No, it works, after a fashion.
Wicca - What can I say, if Bush doesn't like it, oh well. He doesn't actually get to decide if he wants it to be a religion or recognized as a religion. So the is no threat there, your Wicca friends are still protected under the "religion" umbrella. Even the DoD recognizes Wicca as a religion. If a military member request use of a military base chapel for a Wicca they have a legitimate claim to it (it starts to get complicated at this point so I do not know/care about the details but they have a legitimate claim to it). For that matter a satanic group has the same rights as the rest of the 200+ other recognized religions. The US military may be the fairest organization on Earth (not exactly fair but "fairest"). Religions may not be popular but they are acknowledged as legitimate. And short of an executive order even the president can't change that. I heard a rumor that during the last poll in Australia there were almost enough people who listed their religion as "Jedi" to have it recognized as a religion (I have not researched this, I heard it word of mouth so I do not know if there is a shred of truth to this)
Homeland Security - Homeland Security is a good thing! Can it be used inappropriately? In a word yes. Anything can be used inappropriately. There are no laws that can not be used differently than they were intended. We are responsible to insure that things do not get out of hand. The media, for all the crap, would be all over any incident of inappropriate uses of the Homeland Security act. The media is after all were we hear of the questionable act of questioning of people from the country that we are bombing.
Media - Need I say more? We all know that they (at least in the US) are 85% full of crap, recycled crap at that. Once and a while we will glimpse a truth that snuck by the editor unspun. Yet if we look around at our friends, even the ones who agree about the full of crapness of the media, we will hear them spouting the same line of crap that were pulled from the headline that day.
Economy boosting war - To put it better, the spending involved with making war improves the economy (as does an deficit spending). The actual act of killing people on foreign soil does not really help the economy any better then war on our soil does.
Evil Internet - Yep that and heavy medal/Rap/Polka will twist you until you are evilÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦
Boy it is hard to realize that not every one shares my opinion, or has to, but I thought I would show everyone the light anyway.
Do we ever truly get off the soap box? If so this is were I will.