Friday, August 19, 2011

The Wasted Vote Lie, Lie.

Have you ever noticed that the term "Wasted Vote" or similar terms never show up until election time? I suppose that make sense in an abstract kind of way... but have you also noticed that the only people talking about it AND how there is "no such thing" is third party supporters and candidates?

I recently had a "debate" with a Libertarian" candidate named R. Lee Wrights on facebook. I'm pretty sure Mr. Wrights has somewhere between hysterical laughter and no frigging chance of getting his party's nomination, much less EVER getting through the general election. (Mr. Wrights lost this debate and I have the screen shots)

There is such a thing as a wasted vote. It's unfortunate but that's the way it is. Period
Look, I fully understand the thought behind it; "It's my vote, I have the right to express it as I wish." I agree, 100%, but if in 2012, you vote outside of the established "2 party system", meaning Republican or DemocRat, you will be expressing your opinion to an empty room.

For a conservative this is dangerous, you waste your vote on a party that has no chance of winning the election, we could very well end up with 4 more years of the same super corruption that we've been dealing with since the election in 2008.

For a liberal, it would be the same kind of irresponsible bullshit that we've come to expect from you. However, in this particular instance I believe liberals should divide their votes between the green party, the American socialist party, Micky Mouse and those Libertarian people. That way your irresponsible behavior only effects the idiots you normally support.

Now, there is a lot of "talk" among conservatives about this guy Ron Paul being the only "answer". I disagree, for several reasons.

His naive view of a Nuclear armed Iran is only the most recent reason on my list but it, by it's self, is more than enough for me. I don't want this guy in charge of a cross walk, much less America's security and/or Nuclear arsenal. He might actually be more dangerous than the idiot in the White House now.

There are other reasons that are not "just" about Ron Paul but about the whole "libertarian" viewpoint. I'm not going to support any group of people that makes noise about legalizing drugs, just to get votes from the younger generations. I certainly would not vote for that mind set if I thought they were serious.

The following quote will pretty much sum up the rest of it:

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill

English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873)

Many of us, understand that quote, Ron Paul and his supporters, (and others, looking young votes) do NOT. At least there is no evidence of it.

This post is about wasted votes and how they really do exist, about how you could very easily waste yours, even though its your right to do so. It's about how third party candidates are not in the running for president or anything else, because they fall outside of the established requirements. I fully believe that there shouldn't BE a wasted vote, but there is. It sucks, but its there and we can't ignore it, if we do, we are going to only increase the suffering.

This is a post about wasted votes and making the right decision, no matter how we feel it should work or what the third parties are telling us.

It's kind of strange how I ended up with Ron Paul, isn't it?

Vote your opinion as you see it, you do so at your own peril.

And everyone else...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

It's Amusing how some people "hate the rich".

If the wealthy have earned that money, they deserve every dime of it. Period.

It used to be called the American Dream.

I'm just a common man, a working man. I work for a rich man, a rich family, a big money company.

My check clears the bank every week. I have more than enough work to do with an endless amount in the future. I'm in the top of my industry, placing me in the, say, top third of today's non-existent middle class. This money is not given to me, I work for it in ways that 98% of this population can't picture.

I have NEVER, EVER been hired by a man on welfare. NOT ONCE. These people are of no use to me or anyone else, including themselves.

The tax dollars that I pay out are in part wasted on public programs that offer no return. The System was presented as a way to get people back on their feet. Instead we have generations of people that think they are entitled to our tax dollars for no other reason than they are alive. This is encouraged by the "I hate the rich" do-gooders in our society, in fact it's necessary for them to do so. (See November 7th 2008)

There is a large portion of our general population that are not paying taxes. Want federal revenues? Tax them.

There is another portion of our population that contributes in no way yet receives a monthly portion of my tax dollars. Stop paying them for doing nothing.

There are others that don't belong here, 20 million at last count. yet they have access to my tax dollars too. In fact, they have better access than people that DO belong here but don't do anything for it. Stop paying them. Stop teaching their children, stop feeding them, take away their excuses and they will go home.

Corporations can and will create jobs, when it is feasible to do so. There is more profit in it. More profit, more jobs. I've seen this work, over and over. (I saw it because I took part in it, I was watching and not listening to people, who in their own interests want us to believe otherwise)

SOME companies will continue to send jobs out of the country because they can get Modu to work for pennies a week in Bongo Bogo land, instead of paying honest and fair wages here in the USA. Tax the living hell out of these companies, before a single one of their products are allowed back into the US. Then place a tariff on those products. An unreasonable tariff. In very little time we will get one of 2 results, the jobs come home or the company can't compete and goes down, to be replaced by a home grown company. Win/Win for us.

Oh... SCREW foreign companies with a broken bottle. If we can make it here, it should be made here. If it's not made here and we don't BUY it, someone WILL make it here.

We did this to ourselves by thinking its cool to own European cars, furnish our homes in crappy, ugly European furniture, drink imported wines and beers and feel superior to those of us that buy American.

Can we spend our way to prosperity?

The question it's self is undeserving of an answer... can you screw your way to virginity?