Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

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Speaking of democracy… Proposition 11 has passed, paving the way for California to be a state that implements legitimate voting districts that will hold politicians accountable to the people they truly represent!

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At the time of this writing, 95.7% of the precincts were reporting results. The latest results can always be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Since I’m writing this blog on a train, I’m glad to see that it looks like Proposition 1 is going to pass. The next big question should be whether the 47% who voted against Proposition 1 should be allowed to ride the train when it is built. I’m just kidding of course. Democracy affords the benefits of the majority to the minority. Just look at the $700 billion bailout. The majority of the population bailed out the minority of the banks that gambled with our money.

Proposition 2 passed with an incredible 63% Yes vote. The rooster crows in the morning were a little bit more jubilant than yesterday morning 😛 and you can hear cows talking along the I-5, heading to Central California.

Proposition 3 surprisingly passed, giving children’s hospitals more funds even though they had funds left over from the last time we put them on the ballot. Kids and animals are always worthy causes, but I’m not sure we really needed to cough up this money this year.

Proposition 4 went down in flames YET AGAIN. This garbage has been on the ballot for the last several elections. Somehow, it keeps coming back. Perhaps if we completely say NO to government dictation of birth for minors with a resounding 80% NO, we won’t have to keep voting on the same junk every time.

Proposition 5, 6, and 7 all went down in flames, losing soundly. What I thought was funny about the Proposition 6 is that all the cronnies on the TV kept talking about how they were surprised by lack of support for this bill. I only have one word: hearsay.

Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage is passing by a sound margain. 52.1% Yes on 8 is a very strong win. The total vote margin is more than 400,000.

Proposition 9 passed by a sound margin. Should people who voted no on this proposition not be notified when a perpetrator of a crime against them is released from prison?

Proposition 10 was so soundly defeated that we got to stand up here in California and say, don’t give us garbage incentives that aren’t going to make a damn bit of difference.

Proposition 11 may or may not pass at this point. This is an incredibly close ballot measure. The margin is less than 100,000 votes, so it could easily go either way. Hopefully Californians will vote in favor of democracy as opposed to a fictitious democracy that allows the people who get elected decide who ends up electing them. C’mon folks! This should have been a no-brainer.

Proposition 12 has ensured our veterans that they will have the funds needed to help make a difference in their lives.

I’ll keep it really brief:
  1. Don’t compare John McCain to George W. Bush 
  2. Focus on your own ideas, not another Senator’s
  3. Stay true to your promise of not running politics as usual
  4. Win handedly, so you are officially running against John McCain and it would actually make sense for you to say something about John McCain

Free as a courtesy to democracy in America!

I’ll keep it really brief:

  1. Focus on issues that will inflame your opponent
  2. Let your opponent make remarks about you and your proposed policies
  3. Notice how everyone will be talking about you and your policies
  4. Regain the lead because all the attention is on you, even headlines with your opponent’s name include your name
  5. Win handedly

Free as a courtesy to democracy in America!

I’ll keep it really brief:

  1. Remind voters that America has been run by the same two families for the last 20 years: Bushes and Clintons
  2. Remind us again, in case we forget
  3. Precede with “I’m Barack Obama and I endorse this message!”
  4. Win handedly

Free as a courtesy to democracy in America!

How many Families have been running the United States over the last 20 years?

I’ll give you a hint: It’s more than 1 and less than 3!

Folks, the real reason to be concerned with Hillary Clinton being president has nothing to do with what her policies may or may not be. For God’s sake, the first George Bush promised “no new taxes” and that sure didn’t happen!

Plane and simple… we’ve gone from a two party political system to a two family political system: The Bushes and The Clintons! What’s the point of having a democracy when we make ourselves a monarchy? Well, I guess biarchy would be more like it?

For the past 20 years, we’ve had the same two families at the head of this country. If you want to include the power that the first George Bush had as Vice President, make it 28 years. For me, that’s almost my entire life. And there are even talks about having Bush’s brother run in 2012. Gimme a break already!

Enough is enough. No more John Adams garbage. No more Clintons. No more Ws or HWs or any other Bush for that matter. We have a democracy here. Let’s start using it!

I’ll keep it really brief:

  1. Search the media archives for the 1992 Presidential campaign where both Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton defended Bill’s lack of experience for a need for change
  2. Run those sound bites over and over
  3. Precede with “I’m Barack Obama and I endorse this message!”
  4. Win handedly

Free as a courtesy to democracy in America!