I know it's hard to read my byline, but it says "Strong Views. No Bullshit. No Tippy Toes". I need *someplace* to put my strong views that have nothing to do with fat, I figure. Not the least of which because some people on the fat liberation feed might not prefer to read about my views on the election or on the media.
I didn't have any strong views on this election once the candidates were basically locked in. I do now. Well...unless you count wishing like hell the election would DIE and never rear its head again as a strong view. 'Cause that's what I wanted; I refused to let people speak about it in front of me. "I don't want to know; don't even tell me when it's over."
And of course there are tons of other political things to talk about over the course of time.
I don't care about the charge of partisanship - it has no sting for me. I don't belong to any party or support any party. That doesn't mean I don't have very strong core beliefs, and when someone in this or that party really exemplifies at least a significant subset of those, I might support that person. But while it gets emotional, I assure you that it's all based on logical, reasonable, definable core theses and experience; emotion and party are never at the root of political decisions or beliefs for me. However, they can be a nice plus, like they are right now.
Look forward to writing more in here, but that's the intro. Only for hardcore political junkies who can take it if they want to dish it. If it's bound to make you spitting mad...well I dunno, I guess you're an adult. Read it if you want.