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10-09-08, 08:54 PM #1
TIRED OF IT
I am sorry,but I am absolutely ,100% sick of politics in the U.S.A. PERIOD.,They are all liars,thieves and cheats,they spend millions to get a job that pays (legitimately) bupkus.We are inundated for a year with lies,and inuendos,and half truths.
I am not just talking this "presidential" circus,we also have local,regional ,and parish(county) elections.They all come down to mud slinging,you cannot watch t.v., listen to the radio,take a ride in the country,or breathe even without someone telling you how bad their opponent is and not telling you what they plan on doing to correct it.
I was patrolling today on a (usually) pristeen ,beautiful highway,rounded a curve,and found a piss-pot full of political signs,half knocked over,bunch in the road etc.(we have all seen it),it was for a Justice of the Peace position.Know what the candidates big promise was ???????to clean up LITTER
We need to say,OK ya wanna run,you are allowed "X" amount of minutes per day(60?) on advertising,you may only advertise your toll free number or web sight,you will be limited,to facts only,and your qualifications.NO road signs,NO telephone harrasment,and if your opponent (or any citizen) can prove you lied ,well Buh _Bye.
I know this is totally impossible in a democracy,but it sure felt good to rant.
BTW,I turned 56 last month,yes I am a U.S.Army vet,yes I am an active LEO,and yes I AM GETTING CANTAKEROUS but:
I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE,
10-09-08, 08:57 PM #2
Amen, brotha.Calm Like A Bomb...
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10-09-08, 09:06 PM #3
What do you mean they lie???????"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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10-09-08, 09:10 PM #4
How do you know when a politician's lying? When he opens his mouth.
10-09-08, 09:17 PM #5
Amen brother, amen.
10-09-08, 09:24 PM #6
Can't argue with either one of you
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10-09-08, 09:41 PM #7
That little rant should begin with "Dear Lord" and end with "Amen". Somehow I think any and all deities would understand.
10-09-08, 10:14 PM #8
10-09-08, 11:18 PM #9
Well, I'm no expert, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night. They are all liars and cheats and I can't stand them!Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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10-10-08, 08:38 AM #10
Can I get a another Amen.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
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10-10-08, 09:46 AM #11Romans 8:28-31
"Anima Sana In Corpore Sano"
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10-10-08, 03:21 PM #12
I always think it is amazing how much an given politician "changes" when it is time to run for president. The Mccain of today isn't the Mccain we saw in office for the past eight years, since his last failed attempt to get a republican party nod for the white house. Nor is the Obama of today portraying the same idealistic views that he has in the past.
In essence, you end up with one of two scenarios that tend to play out when an individual finally gets to run in the BIG race:
1) You end up with a republican who acts like a democrat, and a democrat who acts like a republican.
2) You end up with a moderate republican becoming a right-wing nut-job with an alleigance that only goes as far as the most extreme party members... all while you get a moderate democrat who turns completely leftist, and becomes the voice of every oppressed tree-hugging hippie (while ignoring the rest of the country).
In this particular case, and think we've had a bit of both of these scenarios playing out. Both cadidates want to appear that they appeal to the other side, but neither one is really interested in showing consideration to anything other than the most extreme views.
In short, I'm tired of all of this, and I'm writing myself in on the ballot this year!
10-10-08, 03:43 PM #13
I'm sick of hearing about it over here! so god only knows how much you have to put up with.the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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10-10-08, 09:06 PM #14'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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10-10-08, 10:48 PM #16
You are not alone!
10-11-08, 12:10 AM #17
10-11-08, 01:27 PM #18
It's apparent that we're not the only ones sick and tired of it.
Politics as Usual
Peter McKay Tue Oct 7, 3:00 AM ET
Creators Syndicate - We're now smack dab in the middle of one of the most aggravating and stressful periods we're going to experience for a while. I'm not talking about the financial crisis, or the gas crisis or even a midlife crisis. No, I'm talking about the fall election campaign.
I'm not going to say here how I'm going to vote, because the minute I do, at least half of you out there will instantly decide I'm a moron. (The other half still might think I'm a moron, but you'll appreciate my vote.) But the one thing I'm not for, the one thing I would vote against if I only could, is more political ads on TV.
They're all the same. Backed by a soundtrack of threatening music, they tell you how bad their opponent is, and how dangerous he'll be for our country. He's a liar or incompetent, or, better yet, both. Then, with just a few seconds to go, we'll get a heroic profile of our own candidate, looking like he's posing for the $5 bill, backed by uplifting music. As the music soars so high we feel like sewing an American flag by hand, we'll hear the candidate intone those magic words, "My name is So-'n'-So, and I approve this ad."
That's all I need. If the ad is full of lies, and it's trying to scare me to death, and So-'n'-So said it was OK to put it on my TV, then that settles it: I don't want him to be president. And I can hold a grudge like nobody else. A guy down the street gave me a funny look some time in summer 2003, and I still haven't forgiven him. You want me to look past this?
The part that gives me a stomachache is how much money goes into this political black hole. As we speak (or actually, as I write, and let's be honest, you remain sort of ambivalent about whether you're going to finish reading this column), they're spending millions and millions of bucks on these TV spots. This is great news for guys who write misleading ads, violinists who specialize in threatening background music and voiceover actors who can speak in husky, slightly threatening tones, but for the rest of us, it's a big waste of money. Last time I looked, there were plenty of good things to put money toward. If you've got some extra cash just taking up dust, I've got kids who'd really like to go to college.
And when they're not on ads, the politicians are on the news, in debates and, every once in a while, if you're in a battleground state and extremely unlucky, blocking traffic in your hometown. They travel across the country, repeating the same speech at breakfast, lunch and dinner, trying desperately to make catch phrases sound good on the 850th repeat.
Well, I've had enough. Both of you guys, please stop throwing statistics at me that don't mean what you say they do, and in many cases mean the exact opposite of what you're trying to make them mean. When the moderator asks you a question at the debate, answer it. Don't hem, haw or evade. Tell us what you think, and not what you hope we want to hear. Despite all the polls and focus group results, we're not as stupid as we might look — at least most of us aren't — and we know what you're trying to do.
And all that money you're taking in now? You think there are no strings on that? Everybody who contributed is just making a down payment on a favor they're expecting once you're in office. The bigger the contribution, the bigger the favor. Nobody, in my experience, gives out dough just to be nice. (Which is why my kids better start saving for college.)
What I'd like to see is an ad from somebody who is willing to stand up and tell me, in clear simple terms, what he'd like to do, what stuff he's against and what stuff he thinks he can really accomplish in office. He'd also be honest about the things he wishes he could do, but doesn't really think have a shot. Then, he'd sit down and, most importantly, shut his (or her) trap. That person, I'd vote for.
And I'm betting you would, too.
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10-11-08, 04:41 PM #19
All politics are a farce. Even if a decent person is elected they will either change on their own, be skull dragged into change being denied the ability to do their job or will be ousted ASAP in another run for office by someone who will bend to the desires of their party.
The days of our government having their peoples best interest at heart are well over. We will now suffer through each election, president down to city council officers until we all stand before death's door.
Doom and gloom, doom and gloom blah blah blah...
Neither one of these two will make differences defined by leaps and bounds without bonding with the more powerful politicians hiding behind party affiliations and back door deals. Just the economy recovering during the coming administration will make the head idiot look great and have the country bowing down. God help us all.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
10-11-08, 05:21 PM #20
see... i've thought for quite some time - if the idiots trying to get elected donated all of their campaign money to help bail this country out of economic crap, or a big ass fence with turrets, or hell - something... then we'd be in a better place...
granted - politicians have always been the "upper" class citizens of the country... but unless i'm mistaken, they used to use their own resources and things were a lot simpler...
of course it's nothing but "who can get my face on TV the most" now... and the media already has the next president picked out - meh... what's a vote anymore
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