John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
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Pointless Meme!

It's been a while, so why not? I got this from longtail.

Warning: Includes muddle-headed political questions. Skip if necessary.

[01] Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post?
Nope, I'm totally not posting this now.

[02] Would you do meth if it was legalized?
No; I prefer to keep what brain cells I've got, thank you.

[03] Abortion: for or against it?
Abortion qua itself? Not keen on it; but it's a giant and complex issue that requires better thinking than bumper stickers will allow. I'm not ready to go around telling women what they can or can't do with their own bodies.

[04] Do you think a country would fail with a female president?
It's no more or less likely than with a male president. Maggie Thatcher kept the U.K. afloat.

[05] Do you believe in the death penalty?
Do I believe it exists? Surely, you can find evidence in the newspapers. Do I think it's a good idea? Not really; I don't have enough confidence in the legal bureaucracy to do it right.

[06] Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
I think it should be; I don't wish about it either way. And I'm not about to start smoking the crap.

[07] Are you for or against premarital sex?
Between responsible adults? For if they want it. Between idiots? Absolutely against. Postmarital sex too, for that matter.

[08] Do you believe in God?
I'm unconvinced either way. I'd like to, but I just don't see any compelling evidence.

[09] Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
Actually, I think the state should get out of the marriage business all together. But if you're going to have marriage as a legal construct, I think it should be open to whomever wants it, with whomever they want it. I know plenty of gay couples that are more stable and healthy than some hetero couples I know.

[10] Do you think it's wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?
I'm not happy about it, but I also think it's wrong that legally moving here is such a Kafka-esque nightmare. What happened to being the beacon of hope and all that jazz? Immigration should be easy.

And like longtail says, why pick on the Hispanics? There are lots of groups illegally moving to the USA.

[11] A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?
Depends on the twelve year old girl. It's not like foster care is a happy experience for most kids either.

[12] Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?
I think if you are considered old enough to die for your country, you should be considered old enough to be a responsible adult about everything else. Besides, I believe that in VA it is eighteen, isn't it?

[13] Should the war in Iraq be called off?
Don't you read the news? They surrendered. If you mean should the U.S. pull out the troops, I think we should go when the legitimate Iraqi government asks us to leave (assuming they ever do). That said, I'm an isolationist by nature and would prefer that the U.S. kept its fat fingers out of most world politics -- but having gone in, we're now obliged to stay 'til the job's done.

[14] Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
Do I agree that it's illegal? I don't actually know for sure without looking it up, but I would assume it is. Who writes these questions?

If you mean do I agree that it should be illegal, I don't know, but I'm inclined towards keeping it off the table except under the most extreme of circumstances.

[15] Do you believe in spanking your children?
Generally, yes, but it has to be in a very detached "bad behavior = spanking" way, rather than an emotional "you made me mad so I'm going to smack the crap out of you" way. It's a teaching tool, not an instrument of revenge.

[16] Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
What kind of idiot would offer me a million dollars to burn an American flag?

[17] Who do you think would have made a better president? McCain or Obama?
Well, I voted for one of 'em, didn't I? The fact that McCain was either willing to accept Palin as his veep, or couldn't prevent having her as his veep, told me that he was either a bad choice or lacked the necessary control over his party. And I've discussed before the "mental health of the country" benefits of having Obama in the White House. As for his actual presidency, I'd give it a C+ ... but that's better than the F- we had before him. (And the D- we had before that.)

[18] Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
Anybody who's surprised by my answers must not have been paying attention!

-The Gneech
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