THE ELECTION SEASON BEGINS State, National, International, posted by Voter Heaven, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2010 at 10:14 am
There have been many interesting election seasons in America. but most of them were governed by forces outside of the electorate. This week starts the most IMPORTANT, DECISIVE and PIVOTAL elections our country has seen since the Civil War. We elected a black president who, in turn, created a great divide in America. Yet, the question is whether he has earned the trust of the voting public or not. In democracy it is not how LOUD YOU VOICE YOUR OPINION. Rather it is "one man - one vote" that decides the leadership of our localities, states and nation. We will decide on hilltops, senatorial candidates, and many other issues that will provide us a glimpse of our future. As the oil gurgles in the gulf, as immigrants from all over the globe converge on our soils, as foreign powers vie for global control, this Tuesday sets in motion the most important electoral season in our country's history. As for me, I am concerned about our Country's future. But then again, it's not only up to me.
Posted by m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2010 at 11:39 am
How is saying "on man - one vote" ... voting is important and that it determines the outcome of important political trends be racist? In fact, I would think it is anti-racist because it proclaims that everyone is equal ... that regardless of how one dresses ... looks ... or acts ... matters. Anyway ... what's wrong with taking elections seriously?
Posted by m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm
Then go out and vote ... get all your friends that think like you and vote ... overturn the system that oppresses you ... quiet the ideologies that go against your fabric ... don't just "te he" and call that wisdom and expect that verbal flatulence to catapult you to the front row and appointed hall monitor. Get up, get counted and if you win, then you can call your opponents anything you want. I still don't see the problem. (Or is this the point where I'm supposed to be real stupid and make fun of people ... and call it high level awareness? .... hummmmm ... I didn't think so!!!)
Posted by m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm
Anyway ... now that I'm ranting and off the topic of "you know who" ... I agree with Voter Heaven that this is an important time to vote. There are significant times in history that sway the movement of the tides downstream ... I would suggest that Voter Heaven should use better examples ... but hey ... I'll just vote and if I practice what I preach I should be happy.
Posted by Nosy Neighbors, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2010 at 10:48 am
My new favorite quote.
"Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince."
We all thought it couldn't get any worse after the 8 year reign of George II, well guess what kiddies, you asked for "hope & change" & I hope your all happy with the results.
A man who was unqualified to be a US Senator. A past filled with anti-U.S. sympathizers, avowed socialists & domestic terrorists. A man who emerged from the most corrupt city/state government system that brought some of the most nefarious & unscrupulous creatures with him to Washington.
George Bush was not a smart man but he did not despise he United States of America (IMHO) as our current fearless leader does. It is not a racist statement when ones politics, acquaintances & own words have damned himself.
Posted by m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm
Nosy neighbor ... your views are solid and maybe wise ... but don't you think we need to identify GREAT LEADERS for the future through voting. Blasting opinion is not as strong as electing responsible people. It's time to point our electoral gun at the future. We now understand all sides of the opinion board ... SOOOOOOO! Let's get the right people in the slots for next time ... the problem I have is that I can't see anyone worthy of the job .... help me here. Seriously ... help!!!!
Posted by judy, a resident of the Danbury Park neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm
To m.... your question 'is anybody WORTHY ???? Yes, the most honorable candidate for ANY office, ANY time. Tom Campbell for Senator. Nobody is close to his competance and INTEGRITY.
He has a PhD in Economics, with Milton Friedman as his doctoral advisor; and economics and law professor at Stanford. 15 yrs ago he had been a Congressman from Santa Clara area. He was DEAN of Hass Business School at Cal. He is the most principled candidate I have ever known, and I DO know him. He is UNmatched in integrity. Regardless of personal consequences, he is always a true gentleman acting with total integrity. He has competance, education, experience, integrity. That is unheard of in candidates...seems they're always lacking in at least one of those. He would be a winner and representative of ALL the people. Again, that can't be said for most. Sadly, there are single-issue crusaders that are willing to sacrifice a victory for decent government, in favor of making their personal issue statements, quite willing to trash the concept of good government. They are willing to sacrifice a NOV victory, and future good government for all people, in favor of their personal crusades. Sick and sad. Anyone interested in good government would vote for the intelligent, experienced, gentleman with integrity, Tom Campbell. You haven't seen many ads because he's an academic, with no personal wealth to buy the Senatorial race, like his inexperienced opponent, and his integrity does not allow him to do gutter campaigning.
Posted by Nosy Neighbors, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm
"M," you couldn't be more right but just look at what we, the electorate have been given a choice of lately. Looking through my recent voter pamphlet I'm almost more inclined to vote for a Libertarian or even Peace & Freedom candidate than what the standard bearer (R) or (D) candidate who is being offered up.
Until the people have a voice & the people are listened to & acknowledged, we are all royally screwed. I'll say it again (just because I like to also) when you have all finally had it up to here with the present state of government, I've got my pitchfork & burning torch ready to go & storm the castle. Hey, every once in a while a little mildly-violent revolution is a good thing.