It’s been four weeks now since I have talked about that despicable person who currently occupies the Oval Office. That is about to drastically change. Starting September 1 I am going into the full battle mode. I will say up front, that I am more fearful for our democracy than I have even been in my lifetime. It is precariously perched on a knife’s edge … Continue reading Battlefield Diaries
It looks like the impeachment hearing are headed toward an end before Christmas. But, as usual I have a contrarian attitude toward that schedule. That is what this post is all about.Continue reading “If They Were Smart…”
My new mantra for the coming election cycle is stated in the title of today’s cackle. We have pretty much given men control of our government for the last 242 years, it’s time for a change. I think women generally are much more blessed when it comes to empathy and compassion, and that is what is sorely missing from our politics today and even the … Continue reading When In Doubt, Vote For The Woman.
I know the quote above from Will and the title of the post seem kinda disjointed but hear me out before you pass judgment. 🙂 I have always been a dreamer in life. One of my favorite things in my youth was to lay back on the lawn on a clear night and gaze unendingly at the stars and dream of what my future life would … Continue reading Coping With Dissappointments
I want to let you in on a couple of secrets I have. Since they closed down all but one of the polling stations in my town I will be voting early now. The last time I voted on election day I had to stand in line with a hundred or so avid Trump voters. That was agonizing! When I voted yesterday at the courthouse … Continue reading I Voted Yesterday
Polls used to be statistically scientific studies of trends and thoughts. Today not so much. Due to technological changes and just plain laziness polls just don’t have the validity they once had. 1. Over time, the percentage of Americans who say they would participate in polls has declined significantly, from nearly one out of three in 1997 to one in 10 in 2016, according to … Continue reading About Those Polls
From my friends at the Will Rogers Institute. It is a down right mystery this year. 🙂 Continue reading No Accountiang For Taste…
Almost all of these states give their electoral votes based on a winner-take-all system. A candidate receiving 50.1% of the vote in New York, for instance, will garner the state’s 29 votes. Collect 270 total votes, and the presidency is assured. As the National Review’s Jim Geraghty explains, however, there is no constitutional requirement that states allot their electoral votes this way, however. They could … Continue reading Its Time For The People, Not State Governments, To Elect The President..
“Well, we cuss the lawmakers . . . but I notice we’re always perfectly willin’ to share in any of the sums of money that they might distribute.” – Will Rogers, 7 April 1935 Being that we are coming up on an important election day in America I thought I would ramp up some of my feelings about politics here. I know for most, including … Continue reading We Cuss The Lawmakers….
There is people so excited over this election that they think the President has something to do with running this country. – 30 October 1932 Will Rogers I am going to leave the quote above to pretty much stand on it own. Many want to blame the president on everything that happens in the country. “It rained so much today, it must be the … Continue reading Something About Running the Country…
source: Nonwhite voters and changing values make 2012 election pivotal – Los Angeles Times. The 2012 election marked the point at which a new American electoral coalition solidified its hold on politics, one built on the country’s growing nonwhite population and on cultural changes that have given younger voters of all races a far different outlook on political issues from that of their elders. It … Continue reading Power to the People…..
Source: Karl Rove on why Romney lost: Obama was ‘suppressing the vote’ – CSMonitor.com. “He succeeded by suppressing the vote, by saying to people, ‘you may not like who I am, and I know you can’t bring yourself to vote for me, but I’m going to paint this other guy as simply a rich guy who only cares about himself,’ ” Rove said. By his definition … Continue reading Karl Rove on why Romney lost: Obama was ‘suppressing the vote’
Here is my favorite cartoon about the 2012 election results. Whenever the minimum wage is raised there are those who claim it will cost millions of jobs and basically cause the end of the USA. Now that President Obama has been given four more years the same rhetoric bumped up by a factor of ten is echoing now. These guys just seem to be totally … Continue reading The World is Ending….
Today I will be doing something I have done every four years for the last forty-four years and that is to cast my vote for who will be the next president of the U.S. I, unlike a predicted 40% of my fellow citizens, take this duty very seriously. I study the candidates and choose the person who I believe will do the least harm to the country. 🙂 It didn’t use to be that way. In my early voting days up I usually voted “for” someone instead of “against” someone. Does that mean that there are now no contenders that are desirable? I don’t know. Almost as important is who will be in the Senate. I have a choice in that make-up also. But again I am mainly voting against Mr. Mourdock for that office. I really don’t know much about what his opponent stand for and it really doesn’t matter in this instance. Continue reading “All Politics Is Local?????”
Come pretty near having two holidays of equal importance in the same week, Halloween and the election, and of the two, the election provides us the most fun. – 2 November 1930 Will Rogers This one doesn’t need any explaining and it is equally true as it was 82 years ago. Continue reading Two Holidays of Equal Importance….
via Romney Reframes Donor Remarks to Refocus on Economic Issues – Businessweek. Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown, who is running for re-election in a close race against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard University professor, told The Hill newspaper: “That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot … Continue reading There You Go Again….
Elections are a good deal like marriages, there’s no accounting for anyone’s taste. – May 10, 1925 Will Rogers You did it again Will. You perfectly described an election eighty-seven years in the future. There is just no accounting for the taste of the people who will be voting Republican this year. But then again we will have to wait to see just how many … Continue reading Taste…..
We elect our Presidents, be they Republican or Democrat, then go home and start daring ’em to make good. – April 1, 1935 Will Rogers Sometimes I can really get down to that deep thinking. I mean the pure foundational stuff. I think what Will said above is foundational stuff for a democracy. We elect our presidents and all the other people’s representative and then … Continue reading Daring ’em to Make Good…
This year I decided to make a life change. Up until that point I was an avid follower of the political process. I watched every convention and heard most of the speeches present there. I followed most of the candidates positions; even those who I could not vote for. I worked actively and supported with my rather generous donations one of the presidential candidates in … Continue reading Leave Politics to the Politicians….