October 30, 2014 Leave a comment
October 29, 2014 Leave a comment
From The Federalist, an excerpt from one of the weirdest campaign ads to ever hit the airwaves:
Woman: Did you try the corner market?
Man: Of course.
Woman: Grocery store?
Man: Sold out?
Woman: Drug store?
Man: Come on.
Woman: So *everyone’s* sold out of condoms? Hmm. How did this happen?
Man: Cory Gardner banned birth control. And now, it’s all on us guys. And you can’t find a condom *anywhere*. And the pill was just the start. Pell grants my little brother was counting on for college? Cory cut them. Climate change that *everyone* knows is weirding our weather, Cory flat-out denies it. Sweet Pea, Cory denies science.
Woman: Come on!
Man: This guy has no idea what’s going on in the real world.
Well let’s ask the original Swee’Pea what he thinks!
October 29, 2014 Leave a comment
A bit of sanity from a friend:
Dear Libertarian, Evangelical, and Tea Party friends. I love you. I really do. I agree with you on many issues, And I admire what you are trying to accomplish. Keep pushing. Keep trying to move the needle in the right direction. But on election day, when you go into the voting booth, you have two choices – a Democrat, and a Republican. There may be other names on the ballot, but if they don’t have a reasonable expectation that they will get more than 30% of the vote, they are not a choice but a distraction. If you vote for one of those splinter candidates, you are not going to get them elected and only one of two outcomes are possible. When it is all over, either the Republican or the Democrat will take the oath of office. And your symbolic vote will have an effect which you may not desire.
When you vote, rather than wasting it on a “perfect” candidate, consider the two real options. One of them may only vote with your side 7 or 8 times out of 10. But the other candidate may vote your values 2 or 1 or even 0 times out of 10. If you can’t elect someone who will side with you 10 out of 10 times, you should vote AGAINST the one who will use their vote against you 10 out of 10 times. It still won’t get your dream candidate elected, but it will cancel out a vote by someone who gets their news from Jon Stewart…
October 27, 2014 Leave a comment
If I find a reason to not vote straight (R) ticket on partisan races, and straight “No” on the ballot propositions, I’ll update this post.
VOTING NO ON ALL JUDICIAL NOMINEES IS COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE! Take the time to do it right, rather than voting on the basis of emotional self-satisfaction.
Supreme Court Justices
Court of Appeal Justices
District 2, Division 2:
Brian M. Hoffstadt (Brown appointee) No.
District 2, Division 3:
Lee Edmon (Brown appointee) No.
District 2, Division 5:
Paul Turner (Deukmejian appointee) Yes.
District 2, Division 6:
Kenneth Yegan (Deukmejian appointee) Yes.
District 2, Division 7:
Dennis Perluss (Davis appointee) No.
Judge of the Superior Court
Office No. 61: Dayan Mathai
Office No. 87: Andrew M. Stein
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Marshall Tuck (Not business as usual.)
John Morris (His opponent is a piece of work.)
Jim McConnell (Yes, politics makes strange bedfellows.)
“Why the unusual proposition numbering on this ballot?”
“Originally, the propositions were to be numbered consecutively, beginning with Prop. 43. However, the state Legislature renumbered the two propositions that it put on the ballot, Prop. 43 and Prop. 44, as Prop. 1 and Prop. 2, while leaving the rest of the numbers unchanged.”
Proposition 1 (was 43), Water Bond No.
Proposition 2 (was 44), Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act No.
Proposition 45, Insurance Companies Required to Justify Their Rates to the Public Initiative No.
Proposition 46, Increase in Cap on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Initiative No.
Proposition 47, Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative No.
Proposition 48, Referendum on Indian Gaming Compacts No.
October 26, 2014 Leave a comment
Screen cap, just in case he has a lick of common sense and decides to delete this:
Here’s the Twitter link: https://twitter.com/RichardRowe1313/status/526283357391708160
Oh look! He has a book at Amazon! Well that provided the perfect opportunity for me to share his “insight” with potential buyers! Always glad to help.