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Hey guys.

I probably shouldn't put this off anymore, so I'm just going to jump on it and improvise. I'm pretty sure the show is over. It was a ton of fun doing it, but with work and my son and my wife in school I simply don't have time to do it anymore.

Other folks have offered to take over but I don't really feel comfortable with that. Quit while you're ahead, sez I.

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Comment by Joseph P on April 17, 2015 at 9:33pm

When we have one party trying to make gay sex illegal again, make birth control pills and IUDs illegal, make abortion illegal, force religion into the government and all of our public functions, cut taxes on the rich and strip programs that help the poor and elderly, and the other party ... isn't doing those things ...

You're damned right, I'm voting for the lesser of two evils.

If you're sitting back doing nothing, refusing to participate, then you aren't part of the solution.  The primaries are the time to push things further in the direction you want them to be.  If you don't support the side that's closer to what you want, and they lose, they're just going to move closer to the one you hate more, in an attempt to compensate.  After a win, you can try to give the party another nudge, during the next primary season.

Politics is generally slow and cumbersome, which is a hell of a lot better than the alternative.  Most of the abrupt changes that we've gotten have been pretty horrifying.

If you like, go and try to get a third party to a point that it's viable.  I'd love to have other options.  Our electoral process is just rigged to function as a two-party system, alas.

Comment by Warren Jappe on April 17, 2015 at 8:43pm

So, you are going to vote for the lesser of two evils? Picking one of the two heads of a dragon? I think I'll pass, election day I'll spend my time doing something more useful than banging my head against the wall hoping for something better. It's not going to happen, it never works that way, ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZJ082rKOew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igbBItLemsM&list=PLEA714001BE17...

Comment by Joseph P on April 17, 2015 at 7:37pm

"But she's a women!", why her?

Because she wants to be president and has enough money and support to make a run for it?  *shrug*  If we're going to elect someone for the sake of sexual tokenism, I'd rather have Elizabeth Warren, myself, judging from what little I know of her.

Sk8eycat, say it comes down to Hillary Clinton and Rick Santorum, in the general election.  Wouldn't you show up to vote against that piece of crap?  If you can't find anyone to vote for, figure out who the two most likely ones are, then vote against the one you hate more.  You have to live with the results of the election, too, or at the very least, you'll be leaving the mess for the rest of us.  ^.^

Comment by sk8eycat on April 17, 2015 at 5:56pm

Warren, I am with you!  "Why HER?"  We have her autobiography in our private library, and I nearly barfed when I read the parts about how helpful her "prayer partners" were during the Monica/ impeachment ordeal.  She meant the subversive, secretive fundaMENTAList leeches from the Family Fellowship.  Those creeps NEVER let go of their victims.  I will never vote for her.

Comment by Warren Jappe on April 17, 2015 at 5:44pm

speaking of a attention span, (IMO) Hillary has so many skeletons in her closet to run her own Halloween fright house but too many just gloss over it or forget her background. "But she's a women!", why her?

Comment by Joseph P on April 17, 2015 at 4:55pm

Given the attention span of the average voter, politics promotes those with style, over substance, competence, and good intentions.  So, that's what we often get.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 17, 2015 at 4:49pm

Better FSM than the godster!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 17, 2015 at 4:48pm

Buckminster Fuller dicussed in Education Automation the fact that our education system leads to hyper specialization by the brightest minds with the effect that  we end up without competent generalists, and hence the duller people working on the biggest, most pressing problems, "although they wear their pin-striped suits beautifully."

Comment by sk8eycat on April 17, 2015 at 4:44pm

The really talented and knowledgeable people stay the hell away from politics.  they KNOW they'll get hit up by every annoying baaa-stud with a "cause."

It's a pity, but it will be rare if we ever get people like Jefferson and Madison again.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 17, 2015 at 4:41pm

Sorry Patricia - I hadn't seen your post.

 

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