Politics: Funny or Reality?

November 2.  My wife and I voted this morning.

Only 2 years ago I was quite apathetic about politics. I still don’t believe that my one single, solitary vote really counts (especially in presidential elections, with the electoral college in place). I still believe that you either vote for the Republican or the Democrat, and all votes are simply lost vote.

I was interested in the last presidential election as a social science case study.  I was disgusted in the stereotypes (once the news reporter summed up the candidates as the white guy, the black guy, the woman and the Mormon—very nice keeping the stereotypes alive and avoiding the voting issues). I hate the mudslinging that comes out.

I was disgusted when I heard that President Clinton won the vote because of the women who voted who thought he was such a good looking man, and those who voted for Mr. Change himself, Obama… now they are learning the power of a teleprompter and a smooth talker but no substance, different values and a misunderstanding of how to effect change.

But, just to lighten the mood, I’ll share two things I got in an email (both unverified)… for a laugh:

Thing 1

“In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,
two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.”  — John Adams

Thing 2

Happy November 2nd!

3 thoughts on “Politics: Funny or Reality?

  1. Joseph Scott

    On the exempt list from the health care reform bill, others that are exempt are: anyone with employer-sponsored coverage (with exceptions for coverage that doesn’t meet certain minimums or is not affordable). Page 115 Line 1.

    Funny that in a post were you express disgust with political commentary that perpetuates base stereotypes you finish it with sounds bites intended to mock difficult challenges with over simplified one liners.

  2. Mike Frank

    Voting is a great way to feel like you did something, even if you feel like you did nothing.

    I wasn’t going to vote until I found a job . . . but it seems that this is what this election is all about in my neck of the woods.

    Oh! . . . one other thing, this is Movember. Grow a Mustache for the period of this month to raise awareness of prostate cancer and show your support for prostate cancer research. (Started growing mine yesterday . . . first time in 28 years).


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