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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Political Pet Peeves



What is it about politics that doesn't get me irritated? Darn few things. This year there are two things this election cycle that I find especially annoying.

Carpet Baggers. It seems this year there are a number of wanna be native sons running for office. Usually they claim some special connection to the state because their family owns a summer home here. You know what kind of people they usually are? They live isolated in their little expensive compounds away from the locals. They have a lot more money than most locals and look down on the “townies.” They claim that summer home as their residence, as if they were really part of the local community. Well to hell with them I say.

Out of state money. That bugs me. It should be illegal for state level politicians to accept out of state money. If they can't get enough support from the locals, maybe they should not be running. I really frown on those politicians who take a lot of outside money as it's obvious who their owners are. You know what? Let's just call it a states' rights issue. States should have the right to choose their own politicians without outside financial influence.

Until we change the way elections are financed, we'll never have true reform. Here's an idea. Let's cap the amount of money a candidate can spend on an election at $1,000. Let they use that to make as many Youtube videos as they'd like.

-Sixbears



11 comments:

  1. I agree. And I know all about "summer people". Our local small grocery store had special prices for them (higher, of course).

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  2. Yeah, Sixbears, I like that $1000 idea. Sure would cut down on the number of irritating phone calls we get. We mostly have a land line just for the burgular alarm, but DH just pulls the plug daytimes during election season.

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    1. It's a shame that you can't even use your own phone during the silly season.

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  3. Down here we get the winter people.

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    1. Hope they aren't like our summer people.

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  4. It doesn't matter who you vote for, the government always wins...

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    1. The faces change, the policies stay the same.

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  5. The blog list is acting up. Usually it lists the owner, the entry and when posted. Now it just lists a bunch of blogs, someive never seen before. And the top one takes me to an app I've never seen before. Anybody else having a problem. 'course I'm on my iPad, so maybe that's got something to do with it.

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  6. Now it's working correctly. Sorry for the intrusion.

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    1. Same thing happened to me a couple days ago, but straightened itself out on a few hours.

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