Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Presidential Election 2016 & Project 365 #8

NaBloPoMo November 2016
Today the United States elects the 45th President of the United States. As I write this (almost midnight Mountain time), it still hasn't been officially determined who that is, but Trump is closest. I'm shaking my head at the comments I'm reading in my social media feeds. My guy didn't win (Gary Johnson), but the world isn't going to end with either of those two yahoos sitting in the Oval office. Was I happy that this country elected Obama not just once, but twice? No, but my world didn't end and neither will theirs.

I Voted 2016

Monday, November 07, 2016

Worst Election Season EVER & Project 365 #7

NaBloPoMo November 2016
I don't think I've ever been so frustrated over an election as I am this year's. I know my guy, Gary Johnson, won't win, though that won't stop me from casting my ballot for him. The sucky thing is I really can't stand Clinton or Trump. I cringe when I listen to people defending either of them. How low we have sunk as a nation that this is the best either party can put forward? I really wish there was a Galt's Gulch or someplace where I could flee and be rid of all of this stupidity.

I'm also sitting here tonight trying to figure out how and what/if I'm voting for locally. I've lived here such a short time that I don't really have a sense of what these ballot measures mean for the state. I also don't know any of these candidates.

I've never been so apathetic about voting as I am this year.

2016 Ballot stuff

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Well, At Least I Voted

I voted today and it seems hardly anybody I voted for is going to win.

I'm a little bummed about that, but not surprised.

I wish the populace would wake up and realize that government is not the answer to their problems...they alone hold the keys to their success and failures. If anything, government is a hindrance to fulfilling the American Dream.

I saw a disturbing commercial when I was going through stuff on my DVR today. It was a Chinese man lecturing to students about the fall of great civilizations, the last being the United States. The scary part is it is all too true. I've long said that we are a superpower in decline.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Proud to be American?

The post election crap has filled up the Internets today and I'm greatly disturbed.

It illustrated one big thing that is wrong with America today and its people. Your patriotism, pride and hope shouldn't hinge on the ONE PERSON in the white house. The great thing about America was its people. The pride they had in themselves, in a job well done, in their resourcefulness and their independence. Personal responsibility is gone, everybody is looking to the government for what it will do FOR them. The person sitting in the White House actually has little to do with how the country is run, people. Now that Obama is President-elect, the world will not be sunshine and roses. I have a feeling some people are about to be sorely disappointed.

You know what will make things better? Get the government out of your lives as much as possible. Learn to be responsible for your own family. Participate in local things and build local communities. The founding fathers would be appalled at what we have allowed the government to get their hands into. Do you know we rebelled against England for less restrictions and intrusion that we have now? Wake up, people!

I'm grateful for one thing: the color barrier has finally been broken. Sure racism will still exist (and always will, I'm afraid, in one form or another), but this was a big step.

(Getting off soap box now - nobody will listen anyway.)

Monday, November 06, 2006

It All Ends Tonight

So, am I the only one glad that tomorrow is Election Day and the stupid political commercials and phone harassment will stop for a bit? Probably not. I have never been so disgusted by politics as I am right now. Let's face it. It's going to take more than changing which party is the majority to change the way things run. They're all corrupt. They're all liars. They all have their own best interests above that of their constituents. It's pathetic and all the screaming and name calling each side does towards the other solves nothing.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Screwed Up Priorities

I'm becoming so anti-government lately. Has every generation had their major problems or are we just in an incredibly sucky period right now? Why is it more important to fight gay marriage than the flood of illegals in this country? Why is it more important to worry about a tiny little country half a world away than about what is going on within our own borders? Taxes are out of control, gas prices are out of control, our justice system is out of control. Movements are underway to make the US/Mexico/Canada a single entity with one currency like the European Union. Our middle class is dwindling, the ranks of the "poor" are growing and the elite are getting richer and more powerful. Neither party will fix any of this because they are BOTH part of the problem. Will we see another civil war in my lifetime? I'm starting to think so. I'm seeing the scenario in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" unfolding before my very eyes. It scared me.

I spoke with the recruiter at Marcus' old company today. They are hiring in the advertising department there. I guess my resume makes me look like a hiring risk. I've been in the field a year, but I was only at one job for 7 months (um, they went out of business) and at this job five months. Yes, I made a mistake in accepting a job 50 miles from my house. I was promised car pooling. That fizzled and I can't keep driving 100 miles round trip five days a week just to make my resume look better. There is a slim chance I may still get an interview (because they liked Marcus so much there), but I'm not counting on it. I guess this explains why I don't hear anything back from anybody when my resume goes out.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Misplaced Presidential Priorities

Once again President Bush is giving me one more reason to be totally pissed at how he's running his presidency. Yesterday he asked congress for $7.1 Billion to prepare for the minute chance of an Avian Flu Pandemic. A disease that has killed only 120 people in the whole freakin' world so far. They're all foaming at the mouth for a world-wide diaster. Well, we saw how well the government handled a real disaster when hurrican Katrina hit. They want to stockpile enough vaccine for every American. Last I heard, health people were scrambling to create a vaccine. Does anybody remember last year's flu vaccine shortage? We were all going to get the flu since we hadn't been vaccinated and we were all going to die! Well, I didn't get the flu, nor did I or anyone I know die.

How about being worried about a real health scare? Illegal Mexicans are bringing all sorts of disease into the country with them:
...many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease.
If you're really so worried about the health of Americans, stop the flow of illegals into this country.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

All I’m Going To Say…

I hope all you morons who bought into the hype/fear-mongering/greed and voted for Referendum C yesterday are pleased with yourselves when all that crap the politicians promised you never comes to pass. When are you people going to wake up and realize the government is at the root of most of our problems, not the salvation? I'm thoroughly disgusted with the lot of you.