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This post wasn't intended to be a fandom thing, how truly silly of me, just a short explanation about the icon. I should have put a qualifier in this statement I accept who you are and your beliefs,
by stating political
If you’re going to defriend me then do it based on the whole person not just the fact of who I’m voting for. This is who I am.
I was born and raised in New Mexico and I’ve never lived anywhere else. I’ve never traveled outside the U.S. with the exception of Juarez, Mexico, and I don’t really think that counts. I grew up in a middle class family; my dad owns a Volkswagen repair business and my mom worked for the FAA. I have one sibling who is 12 years younger than me and is a Lieutenant in the US Army.
I graduated from college in 1988 with a B.B.A. I found a job in manufacturing and that’s what I’ve done the last 16 years. First I worked making cell phone and medical sensor parts. Now I make computer chips and maintain the equipment. I’m not what you’d classify as a professional person.
I make decent money, I own my own house and sometimes I live paycheck to paycheck. I drive a pickup, listen to country music (however I listen to a lot of other music as well), and I love NASCAR. I’m a beer kinda girl. I love sports, cars, and the hardware store. I’d rather wear jeans, shirts (mostly t-shirts), and boots then be all dressed up. I’m all for comfort. If you’re someone I consider a friend there’s just about nothing I won’t do for you and if people personally attack you I will come to your aide. I think a lot of you have already seen that over the years. I try to cheer you up when you’re feeling down or just offer a hug.
I won’t intentionally hurt anyone. And I won’t attack anyone unless they really deserve it. I stand my ground and I don’t see everything as black and white issues. There are always shades of gray. I’m the same exact person I was before Saturday’s post, nothing has changed.
Some of you have asked me about how I can be a Bush supporter when I have gay friends. As I said I’m not anti-gay, nor am I an evil, bigoted, hateful person. I think deep down you all know that.
I tend to look at things realistically as to what he can and can not do. Constitutional amendment isn’t going to happen, no matter how much he wants it to. I also don’t think the majority of this country is ready to take this step yet. Most people over 40 (and some below that), and note I said most not all
, are not ready to accept same sex marriage. They are just starting to accept gay culture into the mainstream. 10 years ago that wasn’t the case, unless you live in a progressive metropolitan area. I think everyone should be able to marry whoever they want, bottom line. The time will come when gays/lesbians will get that right, it’ll just take time.
I’m a moderate Republican who is more concerned with military funding (My brother and his fiancé are both in the Army), being able to privately invest my some of my SS money instead of losing it all to the baby boomers and not having it when I’m ready to retire, his ideas for supporting small business (My dad owns a small business), simplifying the tax code, & getting rid of frivolous lawsuits against everyone, it doesn’t help any of us and it hurts people with legitimate cases. I’m not an anti-gay, religious fanatic, hell I can’t even remember the last time I went to church, I don’t belong to wizardsforbush
(never even heard of it until all this), I personally have a problem with some women using abortion as an alternative form of birth control but I still think they should have the right to choose.
Overall I think praetorianguard
said it best here Edit:
I also meant to add: You're free to say what you want. I won't ever hold it against you, even if it's something I may not agree with. Friends accept each other warts and all.
This is the last I’ll post about any of this. It’s time to go back to my dull boring life.