Who says our only choice is Trump/Clinton..


I don’t like either candidate.  Clinton looks like someone who has a chance of being the safes president in U. S. History..  that would be because the Secret Service will be guarding her in her prison cell.. he he.

If that happened to Trump he would just build a new prison, name it after himself, offer to manage it for the government,and move in to the Trump Cell Block Wing, you have to have extra space for the Secret Service and their hookers.

The last number of election cycles has seen a polarization of values as the left leans further left and the right leans further right..  as adherence to party policy is considered to be more important than representing the people.

Just for example, not really meaning to single him out, Joe Gruters, once the head of the Sarasota County Republican party, tried to get a resolution passed saying the Republicans would cut off Republicans who supported anyone from another party.  This attempt came about after two prominent local Republican figures endorsed a Democratic candidate for the Sarasota County School board.  The reason given was that the Democratic candidate had education experience while the Republican candidate, who had been appointed to the job by Gov. Rich Scott, had no prior experience, other than having been a student.  The resolution did not go anywhere but, it showed that Joe Gruters, and some Republicans, considered party affiliations to be more important then job qualification.

For years we have been told that the only logical choice to represent us had to come from either the Democratic, or Republican, Party..  For a lot of people this is easier to do than having to research a candidate’s position, or to fact check his opponents attacks.

The Libertarian Party is now trying to get it’s candidate, Gary Johnson, into a position where he has a chance of being included in the upcoming debates.  Gary Johnson, the ex-Governor of New Mexico, would offer an alternative choice to voters, like me, who are getting tired of the partisan mud slinging that goes on.

I would like to see more policy discussions about changes that the candidate could really implement..  As an example, Hillary Clinton told one group that she would stop companies going overseas by imposing an “exit tax”..  Could it be that she plans to bypass congress, who has sole authority over taxes, by using “Executive Orders”?

Whatever your belief about any given topic, or policy, you should have a choice other than the extreme right or left..  The political parties seem to have the idea similar to the quote from Henry Ford, which talking about the color of his cars, “they can have any color they want, as long as they want black”.  We need to convince the parties that we want more selection than just the one color, and other parties, such as the Libertarian Party, can offer that.

The people you elect will represent you.  Do you look in the mirror and see Clinton or Trump?  You should be able to pick someone who is closer to your own beliefs than the cookie cutter approach of the two parties.

What if the only choices in Ice Creme were Vanilla or Chocolate and you liked Rocky Road?  Would you just settle for buying one of those, or would you look to a store that sold Rocky Road?

Thanks,

That Joe Guy.

Is there Truth in Politics?


 

In all fairness I will  have to admit, again, that I am a registered Republican but, I would also have to say that I am not real happy with either party.

In an earlier post I quoted a man who said that Florida was one of the most corrupt states in the Union.  He wasn’t talking about the people he was referring to out Politicians….Check out my article titled Florida is #1 in corrupt Government?

As we head into the vote for out next President, President Obama or Gov. Romney, I tend to not trust any of what they say.  To give you an example, in the second presidential debate Romney points out that Obama’s administration could not claim credit for increases in oil production as most if the increase took place on private land and that the production on public lands actually decreased due to Obama wiping out a percentage of the permits to drill..  He said this resulted in a %14 drop in production…  There was an argument over this as Romney tried to get Obama to admit he cut the number of permits, and therefor decreased the production.  Obama replied that what they did was take away the leases from companies who had the leases for public lands but, were not using them.  This brings me to my question : if you only cut out the companies that were NOT producing, then where does the %14 drop come from?

The Democratic Party of Florida recently sent us a political mailer that announced Vern Buchanan to be the “most corrupt politician in America“.  Really?  They point out the number of investigations that had targeted him, though none have, so far, found anything.

Now that is interesting. Are they saying that an investigation, no matter how unprovable, is more damning than a actually conviction, and that he is more corrupt, even though they can’t show corruption, then those people who have been convicted?  Does the “innocent until proven guilty” only apply to Democrats?

Sure Vern in a public figure and they can report that he is under investigations by some agency but, with no charges made, or likely to be made since most of the people who investigated him said they could NOT find any proof, wouldn’t an accusation such this be considered as libelous?

As a voter I get tired of these accusation that led nowhere about incidents that happen sometime in the past and suddenly become important just before an election.  Politics is not only annoying but it is getting downright mean..

When Bill McCollum debated Rick Scott in Miami he did everything but call him a crook, then he went on to support him for Governor.  This, to me, is proof that in politics today their support for the party is more important than their duty to the voters, and I don’t see that as a problem with just the Republicans.  If Bill McCullom really thought that Rick Scott was that much of a crook, and so should NOT be our Governor, then why didn’t he either refuse to support him, or support the best person even from the other party?

I don’t think that truth can be found in politics, or politicians, and it is up to us to weed through the abundant lies to find the REAL truth.

I always remember a quote from an economics professor who said “figures don’t lie but, liars figure”.  The other saying I always liked what in the form of a question.  How can you tell when a politician is lying?  His lips are moving…

The people you vote for will not only have an effect, in some way, on you but, they will represent you, so the next time you look in the mirror see if you can see him there.

Thank you,

That Joe Guy.

 

So What?


Originally I was planning to make a post about Connie Mack IV, and the Democratic ads about his possible history of bar fights and road rage…  These incidents were to have taken place something like 20 years ago, and people do change so, maybe there is nothing to worry about.  Not that I was planning to lose any sleep over it.

I just bring it up so we can look at this supposed history, there are two sides to every conflict, to diced if this is the kind of person we want to give power to…  any power.

 

No, today I just wanted to put in a short word about the Republican National Conference’s reaction, which was to put out a counter ad that pointed out that Bill Nelson’s son had an arrest record…  So what?

My question is : if we are expected to be so sensitive about Bill Nelson’s son’s history then , why would the ever expect us to vote for Connie Mack IV who has a history himself?

Are they trying to convince us that the son’s actions reflect how Bill Nelson raised him, or that, maybe, the son’s actions will effect the father?

I just don’t happen to see the relevance.

Thank you,

That Joe Guy.

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rick Scott : Keeping his head down?


Official photo of Florida Governor Rick Scott
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I was watching one of those anti-Romney adds….  You know the one: they are talking about Mitt Romney and how, they say, the Damon Corp.  cheated medicare out of millions of dollars while he was in charge.  They show his face on the left side, and as they talk it slowly morphs into Skeletor, uh, no, that’s not right.  Yes, its Florida Gov. Rick Scott who face finally emerges..

I read in the paper that our dear Gov. has a %30 approval rating…  I wondered, as soon as I had seen the ad just what Rick Scott thought of the idea that his face can be used to scare voters, and small children.

I have always thought that you should give the Devil his due, or in this case the Governor.  Somewhere around %20 of FLorida voters put him in office.  So when you look around at 100 Floridians in a room think that something like 60 of them did NOT vote for anyone, a little over half of the ones who did voted picked Scott.  So a little more than 20 of those people put him into office.

He got into office with the promise of 700,000 jobs being created over, what, 7 years?  Where are they?

He has tried to get the legislature to slash laws that govern business, and has found that even some of thosebusiness leaders said those laws were needed.  Think about business you deal with where a license is required, and then think of the license requirment,  and background checks, being eliminanted.

To give you an example.  It was just a few years ago that we heard how Doctors did not want to be subjected to Fingerpring checks like common criminals.  Why would we need to know who they were?  Why would we need to know he had a license?  Maybe because they write prescriptions for drugs, and we don’t want a drug pedler to just move into the state and hide the fact that he lost his license, in the other state, for selling drugs, or presciptions, like a common criminal.

Does your child’s bus driver have a license?  Did they lose it in another state?  Were they child abusers in that other state?   Yes we need those laws that set out what kind of people can hold jobs, and how much they have to know to do that job.

We need those laws  just like we need to have local control of zoning requirments, which is one of those thing our Govener would like to do away with.

Now for some of that “the devil his due”.  Yes, he has accepted federal funds from program he did not agree with, like the stimulus pack, but, even if the money should not have been spent, it came from our taxes so why should we turn it down just because those people in Washington were just throwing it around like confetti?.

Some people condemed him for not snapping up the funds for the speed rails, at least not right a way.  Rick Scott pointed out that he wanted to know that the money promised would really be there.  Sure they promised millions of dollars for high speed rail but, promises and acts are two different things.  What if we had gone ahead and started on it, and suddenly found that no one had raised the money.  Would those organization who were ready to take the money, and build high speed rail, get stuck for a the bill?

Even Scott deserves some credit, though I hope, in the next state election, that the people of Florida would show a little, a let, more interest in who runs the state.  In the meantime he keeps his head down, and maybe he won’t do too much damage to our soiled reputation.

Thank you.

Florida Voters


I am going to harp on the Florida Elections of 2010.

I was one of the %41 of eligible voters who went to the polls.  In recent weeks there have been many complaints about how the Republicans are making it harder for the average Floridian to vote.  I guess that if you cut the early voting days down to one week, from two weeks, that will put a crimp in some people plans on when to vote.

I can even see how some people might get upset over the idea that just because they recently moved into town and were not able to register a month in advance of the election they might not want to vote on a provisional ballot.

There might be some truth to their complaints that it will be harder to vote.  My response is that “if the new voting rules are that much harder than the old one, why did %59 of the eligible voter NOT VOTE“?

Get real here people.  If you don’t vote you got no say in the results.

As for the Wake UP Florida group…  why were you asleep in the first place?