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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Careful What You Wish For


It looks the dems got what they were hoping for. More seats.
So all you sheeple out there be sure and sit back (like you did when it came to voting time) and relax, enjoy your rights and freedoms while they get slowly eaten away.

I heard a quote by Nancy Pelosi this morning - loosely quoted as I can't remember the exact wording: "We will now govern this country...". Yup, she said the dems will 'govern' this country. She didn't say that the dems would LEAD the country. No, they want to control it. Nice job people.

Here in Nevada, the idiot ex-president Jimmy Carter's idiot son Jack Carter was running for senator. Luckily he didn't get elected.
When I first saw that he was running for office, I'm like "What the fuck? What interest does that moron have in Nevada?" Good question.

And at least 2 of the 3 representatives are republicans. The governor is now not only a dem, but a woman too. [Update: Sorry, I was looking at my county's reults. Statewide, she lost. WOOHOO!!!!!] At least the lietenant governor is a republican male. Sorry ladies, but when it comes to 'governing' the masses, you're just not strong leaders. Just lawmakers. Slap me if you want, but that's the track record so far.

I don't fault dems for wanting a democrat controlled congress or senate. No, I fault the slackers who didn't get out and vote. If you don't like he way thing are, the only way to change it is at the polls. So by not voicing your opinion, you're saying you accept what happens.
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams

Now chains literally of course, mean servitude. Figuratively though, chains can mean excessive laws enacted by rulers to govern and supress the people.
Idiots here in my state voted for question 5 on the ballot which bans smoking in about any place but a casino. This means in restaurants, bars that serve food, WHAT?!?!? Bars? You mean I can't go to the local pub and spark on up?
Yes. That's what it means. You can't sit there and eat your cheeseburger, sip a cold one and afterward fire up a smoke. You can eat prepackaged food like bags of peanuts and candy bars in machines in those places, but bars which allow smoking must now be separeted from food service areas.

Now it don't really affect me, since I don't like people around me to smoke when I'm eating so I go to non-smoking areas anyway. But I still voted against it because I think it should be up to the owner to decide whether or not they want to allow smoking. And as a patron, you or I used to have a choice as to whether or not we would patronize that sort of business. Now it has been forced upon us. And the owner. I'm guessing a pretty sizeable portion of the voting public were hanging out in such bars bitching about how it would affect them if it passed though. Serves you right for not going to the polls fuckwads. I hope you enjoy stepping outside when you want to light up now.

There were at least 200,000 people who voted out of a population of over 2 million. I seriously doubt that is the total number of registered voters in this state. That's probably a very likely sampling of the national average too.
But hey. If that's the way you want it, to have 10% of the population deciding what's best for you, then I don't want to hear a fucking word when something is going your way.

Okay, enough ranting. The people have spoken. Or not, as the case may be.






Nevada election results.

4 comments:

Lee said...

"I don't fault dems for wanting a democrat controlled congress or senate. No, I fault the slackers who didn't get out and vote. If you don't like he way thing are, the only way to change it is at the polls. So by not voicing your opinion, you're saying you accept what happens."

Wouldn't what happened yesterday be an example of "changing it at the polls"?

In NH, for governor, we had a choice between the Dem incumbent Who has done a fairly good job(NH is a 2 year term), and a Republican Christian whack job whose road signs were all anti tax, but whose literature was "family values and religious expression". A no-brainer, as far as I was concerned. The Dem won by the largest margin in state history.

No matter which side of the fence you sit on, if you didn't vote, shame on you.

In this case, however, Dave, I think the truly passionate people and the "party line" perennial voters were those who showed up, and the passionate ones were the ones who swung it, right, wrong, or indifferent.

I looked at the Nevada results, and it looked like a lot of the offices didn't even have a Republican candidate.

curmudgeon said...

You're right, the way it reads, it sounds like I'm contradicting myself.

What I meant to say is:
"If you don't like he way thing are, the only way to change it is at the polls. But by not voicing your opinion, you're saying you accept what happens."

And yes, too many democrats in Nevada. But like your example, I will vote for a democrat if I like what they have to offer more than a republican. Trouble is, I didn't like anything the ones here in this state had to say.

Anonymous said...

well i got what i wished for. years ago i voted for reagan and dubya sr. and i remember wishing that the congress was republican so that they could get some things done. then i voted for clinton and i thought that if only he had a democratic congress he could get things done. then we got dubya and a republican congress and things got done......badly. power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. a system of checks and balances is needed. no party should control the white house, both houses of congress and the supreme court. its not good for america. with that in mind i got exactly what i wanted

curmudgeon said...

shoes,
While I agree a system of checks and balances is needed, I look at the track record of the dems who got voted in and it makes me burp a little stomach acid. Nancy Pelosi and Hillary for example.

But again I say, even if Bush is the worst president we ever had, at least we don't have John Kerry in there. No matter what party he is affiliated with, he's a fucking idiot.