Archive for May, 2008

2013

May 15, 2008

For most of the presidential primaries, McCain has been saying that he has no plans to bring the troops out of Iraq and does not think it’s a problem if they stay there for “a hundred years.”

But McCain just announced that now he thinks the Iraq war can be won by 2013.

Why 2013? Well, say he is elected president. People are upset that we’re still in Iraq. In 2012, before the next presidential election, people will say that we should vote for someone who will bring us out of Iraq. And McCain will be able to say, “I’ve said for years that we’ll be out by 2013, and we will be.” He gets elected again, troops are still in Iraq in 2013, but by then it doesn’t matter to him since he can’t run for president again anyway.

I am so happy to live in California right now.

May 15, 2008

The California Supreme Court just ruled that gay marriage is legal.

We are now the second state to have gay marriage, after Massachusetts.

The article makes it seem that it’s not likely to last long because there’ll be a constitutional amendment in November banning gay marriage. Maybe that will be on the ballot, but I think it’s very premature to assume it will pass. Hopefully enough people believe in equal rights for everyone, or at least that who marries who is not the government’s business.