Something odd I saw on the CNN Electoral maps today before the votes were being counted. 6 States with the least unemployment were solid Red. Just something to think about…
As a friend said - the Electoral college system needs to be altered. I think it should be divvied up by popular vote percentage. Otherwise… your vote will continue to be useless. “There are 3.5 million registered Democrats in Texas (Wikipedia). That’s more than the population of 26 voting states and territories. There are 6 million registered republicans in California(Huffington Post). That’s more than 39 voting states and territories. Assuming they vote party line, that’s 3% of the United States’ population in just those two states alone, that our electoral college system gives a big “[screw] you” too.” (Thanks Ryan).
We will be stuck in the same position. Republican House, Democratic Senate, Democratic President.
Lets see how much the complaints continue about a House that won’t fall in line. As I understand it, and as most economist understand it, the Economy should get better (with time - regardless of who is in office) but how fast it happens (or if it stalls) depends on who is in office.
Only Question I have is… really, what in the last 4 years said “yeah I want that guy again!” I honestly can’t see another Republican being re-elected unless 1. The Dems go nuts or 2. The Republicans are pulled to the left oooor 3. Popular Vote % Carry weight and are shared in the Electoral College per state.
Lastly, I am amazed at how the Senate remains the same when they haven’t passed 1 Budget it in the last 3.5 years, and continue to destroy our freedoms. I fear gravely for this nation. Its time for prayer.
Barricades blocking a Pennsylvania election precinct: “NO PARKING FOR DEMOCRATS - WALK THAT WILL BE THE MOST WORK YOU DO ALL DAY.” Full story here.
Wow… I can’t…
You know what is hilarious here? Beside the sign… is that this was MOST LIKELY a mere satirical joke. But you see, Republicans are not allowed to be jokesters, like liberals. Funny belongs to guys like John Stewart or Bill Maher.
Gasp! Omg there is a piece of paper here, I am intimidated and will not walk into the polling place…
This is beyond brilliant, and well done in terms of being equally offensive/bias/inaccurate or awesome :)
- US Senator: Elizabeth Emken (R)
Elizabeth chances are slim, but not a toss away like voting for a Republican President in California. Feinstein needs to go. Her and Boxer have run their course. They no longer represent the people, but instead she has begun to serve herself. She is very liberal and simply been in office too long. She also doesn’t respect her own State’s voice. In ‘08 CA passes Prop. 8. Unconstitutional or not, it should have told her that we Californians respect the traditions (true) definition of marriage. Not for her, she went on in the Federal government to try and repeal DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). Yeah, screw what my constituents think. Just one of many reasons I pick Emken.
- US Representative: Bob Flores (D).
Not much of a choice here. Who is Bob? Not sure. But he isn’t Maxine Waters. Maxine who has a suspicious mark on her background and who simply serves the hard line Left’s purposes. Time for a change.
- State Senator: Charlotte A. Svolos (R)
Why does her opponent sound so familiar? I like to keep the parties fighting for OUR voice, not handing in all “D’s”- Sacremento needs some Republicans.
- State Assembly: Craig Huey (R)
Same thing as above, but better. I know this candidate. Not personally, but I have read about him plenty and receive his newsletters. Business man, and a strong Conservative & Christian. Need I say more?
- District Attorney: Alan Jackson
I do not know either candidate, but I do like that Alan prosecuted gang members. I also like that he is not attached to the old DA (like Jackie). Its good to have fresh faces.
- Prop. 30: Heck no.
Jerry Brown makes me sick. He goes to the Colleges begging for election from liberal students, then he abandons the colleges in favor of huge kickbacks to the Unions who got him elected (Prison police, etc.). Now he saying our only option to save schools is to raise taxes. Sounds like blackmail. Sounds like he planned to raise taxes anyway, but didn’t have the gaul to do it without our own permission.
- Prop. 31: No.
We have enough issues with 1 year budgets, 2 year budgets wont help.
- Prop. 32: Reluctant No.
I cannot stand Unions overpowering our voices as individuals, nor can I stand when Corporations/big business does it. Super PACs are doing this exact thing. I think something has to be done, but I cannot vote for this one for a number of reasons. 1. Too many holes. 2. Personal - my dad is a union member. While the defense against 32 is bologna in my opinion, I have been directly benefited by the great jobs, benefits, unions provide. I cannot abandon them completely, though I also cannot stand what MANY now stand for. I think they are running their course. They once stood for noble ideas like good wages and rights, now they are becoming political tool. For Example, Wisconsin’s recall of Gov. Walker was led by unions; really… why recall a governor who built a surplus, shrunk unemployment, and didn’t raise taxes? Really. If this passed, somehow, it wont silence unions. Unions most likely will sue as it is, But no, Super PACs are still available to unions if this passed. Unlike direct influence, Super PACs have to disclose more records.
- Prop. 33: Yeah, sure.
I think driver history should matter in insurance rates. Make sure you have insurance, and avoid higher rates.
- Prop. 34: No.
I believe repealing the death penalty doesn’t increase the value of life, it decreases it. Look at that killer in Norway - 21 years in prison for murdering 77 people. Really? Life in prison is also a drain on our economy. Prison should be punishment, not a time of leisure. Liberals are turning prison time into a new form of welfare.
- Prop. 35: Yes please.
Human sex trafficking is horrific and huge! We need to destroy it by all means. I like this expanded definition. Seems fair. We simply need to watch the grey areas (i.e. if someone finds child porn on their computer/work computer - they should be thoroughly investigated before being slapped with a “sex offender” label; it could be a mistake or not their fault). I have little tolerance for these people.
- Prop. 36: Yes.
The 3 Strikes law needs amendment. A non-serious/non-violent offender should not receive a life sentence for their 3 offense; they should receive help. This will help overcrowding too.
- Prop. 37: Yes.
I am voting for this. No, it is not the best, at all. But I would like to know what I put in my body. I believe our food is causing a lot of illness and allergies in our people today. This is a good start. Not the best, but good. I think the $$$ game is more of a scare than anything.
- Prop. 38: No.
Same deal with 30.
- Prop. 39: No.
California is seriously killing itself with Taxes. Taxing companies only drives them away. Get this… if we place taxes on cigarettes as incentives to quit voting, don’t taxes on jobs, income and business have the same effect?
- Prop. 40: No.
I honestly don’t care here.
- Measure A: Yes.
Most people don’t even know what LA County Assessor’s do. Let him be appointed rather than elected.
- Measure B: No.
Well this is awkward. Look I am against sexual immorality. Porn too. But, unfortunately, people watch it and it makes huge money/business in Los Angeles. More than 60% of people in San Fernando Valley work for the porn industry indirectly or directly (including mail, UPS, delivery, make-up, food etc.). If we lose these jobs, it will hurt a lot of hard working people off screen away from the… well… you know.
- Measure J: Yes.
Continue a 1/2 cent sales tax in order to continue funding the advancement of public services like trains, etc. Why not!? We won’t see an uptick as it will continue an old tax.
- President & Vice President of the United States: Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan (R)
No surprise here. Sadly, I live in a state where a Republican vote is spitting into the wind. If people actually cared to get things done, they’d make BOTH parties work for them instead of enslaving themselves to one. Here is hoping for the best! (Mitt will win California!) :P.
The reasons I am voting for Romney over Obama are more than plenty but here are some highlights: Fiscal conservatism (don’t spend what you do not have!), pro-life, pro-traditional values, pro-Israel, pro-American Exceptionalism, Pro-small government, pro-business, healthy de-regulation, a tougher stance on Islamic Radicalism (as opposed to Obama’s coddling), tougher stance on drugs and border security than Obama, pro-alterations to FEMA, pro-family, anti-Obamacare. I can keep going but I need sleep.
It literally does not get any more classless than this…
In case you missed it, she’s comparing voting for Obama to having sex with someone who reeeally cares for you. So make sure you vote for Obama.
Yeah, we did last time… and he screwed us all (no pun intended).
[Edit: Maybe calling Romney a Bullsh*tter is class(less)ier]
Big Bird makes $314,000 a year. The others anywhere from $300-450K
Don’t tell Mitt!