Posts Tagged ‘Election’

America Needs A New Ronald Reagan in 2016

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

America is prejudiced. Americans do not like Mormons, that must be the explanation for Barack Obama’s defeat of Mitt Romney.

Mormons are a cult. They have dozens of wives. They don’t drink coffee, beer or wine. Utah is cold in the winter, and Robert Redford lives there. I never liked Donny and Marie Osmond.

These are some of the excuses, with the words changed, if Obama had lost the election yesterday.  “The black guy had his chance,” Tom the Mechanic, from upstate Iowa, stated as part of his explanation of voting Republican, after supporting Obama in 2008.

Of course, this is in jest, but the reality was, Mitt Romney didn’t click with America. Whether it was the prep school upbringing, never having a Budweiser at a football game, the religion that most of America looks at with some level of suspicion, or his lack of cajones in pouncing on Obama during the debate over the Libya coverup when Obama danced deftly around the question about embassy security.

He should have said, “Mr. President, can you just answer the damn question? We all know the ambassadors work hard, but can you please explain why he is now dead?”

America needs a new Ronald Reagan.  One born in the 1960’s or 1970’s. We need a leader who came up through the ranks, who relied on student loans and hard work to pay for his or her education.  2016 will be wide open for new ideas to clean up the preceding eight years of moving toward socialism, taxes and debt.

 

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Santa Clara County Election – Waste of Taxpayer Money

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

I received my Sample Ballot for the upcoming November 3, 2009 election.  I knew there was no presidential, gubernatorial or mayoral election this year, and I couldn’t think of anything else of importance I’d read about coming up on the ballot.

Salivating, I open up the booklet and there is was, the Official Ballot.  Not bond measures, propositions, or County Supervisors up for election.  Nope.  It’s the Orchard School District Board Member election.

Santa Clara County Wasting Taxpayer Money Again

Santa Clara County Wasting Taxpayer Money Again

There are four names on the ballot that I can choose three from.  That’s it.

The county paid just how much so I can vote for 3 board members for a school board that has a grand total of ONE school?

I need to buy reams of paper for my daughter’s classroom and send glue-sticks in her backpack, but they can spend thousands of dollars on an election that is borderline meaningless.  Can they not have these office terms expire in years that “real” elections are held?

The City of Los Altos and Cupertino are also having similar elections, but Cupertino did it right, they also are letting their registered voters select the new Director for their Sanitary District.

I suppose I am the only one who thinks these elections are a waste of time and money, and since the voter turnout will likely be under 25%, we will have School Board members elected with 27 votes.

Maybe we can have a special election to eliminate needless elections. I’d vote for that.

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