Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I am pretty pleased with Obama when it comes to Iran. Obviously, I think a few statements against the crack down are warrented but otherwise best to keep distance.

Ron Paul has actually a pretty good idea when it comes to foreign policy. Trade is far better than war.

In fact, I came up with a little slogan "Don't invade, trade!"

Best to trade and foster good relationships that way. Sharing our ideas and cultures is the best way to create more understanding and less conflict. Plus, it strengthens American's image and improves the economy.

Of course everyone thinks I'm crazy but I rather be crazy than wrong.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Some short thoughts

Well I was hoping to do a couple of updates but I am working on two fairly good stories for the paper before I leave. One is a player from my college who got drafted by the Phillies and the other is about a new student ID/Visa check card program.

That plus my finals are holding me back a little.

A couple of thoughts though on recent political events:

Though Letterman's joke was tacky I still blame Palin for dragging her daughter into it. The fact that she constantly drags her children into political debates or photo-ops is in my opinion disturbing.

I have been following the Iranian election quite a bit. Fivethirtyeight.com has some good stuff on it. I need to learn more about Iranian politics but it looks to me to be blatant voter fraud. The Iranian people are more modern and liberal than the media portrays them.

Wrote a speech for my class on why democracy and voting is wasteful. I don't particularly believe this myself but I love playing devil's advocate. Check out Brian Caplan's book The Myth of the Rational Voter.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lack of Updates

On a side note to any of my readers, I will be traveling out of the country at the end of June and will not return until the beginning of August.

I will periodically update the blog until I leave however any updates will be few. Still I may update the blog once or twice while I am away so feel free to keep checking.