Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sanders Wins in Wyoming--a caucus state

Sanders seems to do best in caucus states. I can see why. I think that the caucus process is a bit lame. Sure, it's a place where people can come to directly to vote for their choice. But, it take time and tends to favor people who can afford the time to go to the location and spend a couple of hours on the process. This means that the most dedicated folks, or the folks who don't happen to work on the day that the caucus is held participate. This seems to favor Sanders, whose supporters tend to be more dedicated. I really think that all states should provide extended voting hours/days and should drop the caucus idea in favor of voting.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Levels of Hell -- Republican Candidates

 Dante postulated 9 levels of hell. After the South Carolina Republican primary, it looks like they are down to essentially three -- Trump, Cruz, and Rubio. There are still a couple more, but they appear to be more heck than hell. I just can't figure out why people still vote for ANY Republican, but Trump seems to be cruising -- pun intended == to the nomination. ANY of the candidates will put the country in the dumpster if you aren't one of the 1%. I'm really hoping that, sane Republicans -- eg. moderates will come over to the Democrats rather than voting Republican this year.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Obstreperous -- A definition of Donald Trump

Take a look here:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/obstreperous-2016-01-29

Then tell me if this isn't the perfect definition for Donald Trump.

Definition

1 : marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness : clamorous
2 : stubbornly resistant to control : unruly


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Political Silly Season

 The presidential candidates have been at it for what seems like forever   But 2016 really starts the silly season. It would be funny if the outcome wasn't so serious for every American person. Electing any of the Republicans will be disaster for the country. They are all scary, especially for the middle and lower classes.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Don't stub your toe in California

http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/workers-compensation-benefits-by-limb?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1425567828

It's worth just a little over $6,000 there. It's best to do it in Oregon where it's worth $90,000 or so. Check out the value of your body to the workers compensation system in various states on Pro Publica.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Corporate Welfare

The US gives Israel $30Bn in military aide, 75% of which comes back to the US in the form of weapons purchases...and the Republicans complain about millions in entitlements programs for the poor! Hypocrites!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Turn off the ads...I already voted

We mailed in our ballots last weekend. It feels good to have voted, but one thing doesn't feel good. The ads don't stop. If only there were some way to turn them off!

I get four to 10 e-mails a day from my party. All of them do the same hing. They try to get me to give money. It's some urgent matter or some deadline or some crisis and we can win or prevent it if you only click on the link and send us a contribution.

I think they should know that ll of these get summarily deleted without being read. It's jut too much. If I received one a week with a REAL issue, I would look at it and give it consideration. But, this obvious "boiler room" operation of impersonal automatically generated tripe doesn't deserve my time let alone my money. I don't care how good the intent.

Then there are the mailings. They keep coming even though I can't do anything about my vote now. Like the e-mails, these go into the trash without a glance.

And, of course, there are the TV commercials. Thank heaven for the recorder that allow us to fast forward through them. Most aren't worth anything when trying to make up your mind and are especially irritating after voting.

Don't get me wrong. I take voting very seriously. Just not all the tripe that goes with it. As they say,

YOU CAN'T SOLVE STUPID, BUT YOU CAN VOTE IT OUT.