Well, I see there's been some firm insistence that non-ExIsle lefties view low U.S. combat fatality rates as bad news.
Despite my claims of being a moderate, I've been assured by many don't-quite-get (or maybe just-don't-like) the-concept-of-moderation neo-cons on several other sites that I'm a "leftie." I used to consider myself Republican up until the new Bushie-type breed corrupted the party and did away with such core ideas as fiscal responsibility, smaller federal government, freedom, etc. That was a turn-off, and then interacting with a certain perhaps over-enthusiastic rightie of everyone's acquaintance (who I won't name ‘cuz I don't wanna get banned just yet) was the final straw and threw me into the arms of the Democrats. Even though I believe in all that aforementioned fiscal responsibility and smaller feds/stronger states, approve of the death penalty (and think it should be expanded to include rapists, child abusers, etc.), like and own guns, and ain't all that hung up ‘bout trees 'n' owls 'n' snaildarters (oh my), I still not only voted for Kerry but did so with great enthusiasm. I'm also not terribly fond of religion, and that seems to be a no-no for today's Republican. So, since those lovable lil' factoids are part of my Playmate data sheet, and since I've been chased off from the Republican side of things ‘cuz I didn't conform enough to suit ‘em, I guess I have to be what they label me.
So now I'm a leftie-by-default. Funny, I still hate Barbara Streisand, but what can ya do?
But despite being a member of the "(insert derogatory adjective of your choice here) left," I definitely do NOT see low U.S. combat fatality rates as a bad thing. I don't want any of our troops to die. I'm not a fan of the Iraq war, not so much for moral hang-ups but because I see it as possibly the biggest tactical blunder in American history (a point I may hammer home over the next few grueling weeks or months), but I'm definitely a fan of our troops, who are just doing their job and have to go where they're sent. I've mailed ‘em books and cookies and all kinds of other stuff, so I definitely want them all to be around to eat ‘em and read ‘em. So, I'd hate for anyone to get the mistaken idea that I'd find joy in the deaths of American soldiers. Yet, there it is, the inescapable, absolute, and I'm sure no-disrespect-meant statement: Non-ExIsle left sees low U.S. fatality rate as bad news.
Wow. That kinda leaves a leftie-by-default, troop-supporting fella only one logical door to take, doesn't it?
I have to stop being a non-ExIsle leftie, and register here and start posting!
Thank you, forum powers that be, for providing me this opportunity to escape that terrible fate which was nearly thrust upon me.
In retrospect certain people may end up deciding it might've been a better idea just to edit the silly subtitle, but, oh well, it's water under the bridge and now we are where we are.
Merrrrrrrrrrrry motherbleeping Xmas, kids!
Edited by Zwolf666, 16 December 2004 - 07:06 AM.