One Big Win and One Even Bigger Loss

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Well, the elections are over and it was a 50/50 split for me.

Obama got back in which was a good thing.

Unfortunately, Maine decided to approve the gay marriage law.  It’s sad to say that now we will have to work to repeal this law and make the state livable again.  It is so bad that the people of the state were fooled into approving this bad law.

However, one thing that really bothered me when I went to vote yesterday was the sheer number of people who were registering to vote for the first time.  This line never had less than 15 people in it at any time I was there at the voting location.  What really bothersome was how were these new voters being processed?  I did not see anyone around to input data into a computer much less anyone with a computer.  How were these people prevented from multiple votes at different locations?  Since these people looked like college age people (and many looked gay), I really think that people who should not be voting in the first place persuaded the voting.  Can we say crooked voting?  I believe it is.  All we can do now is unite to repeal the awful law and become the state where “Life Should Be” and not “Gay Life Is”.  I can see many people being very angry given how close this referendum was and much discrimination will still exist no matter what the law says. Let’s start the repeal process NOW and get this on the ballot as soon as possible!

 

Debt $16 Trillion – Why We Should Be Happy?

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You owe the U.S. government over $50,000.  Congratulations, U.S. taxpayer, this is your share of the huge debt that now burdens the economy and probably will never get paid off.

Let’s just ask Romney to put it on his Black American Express card.  Chances are he will have it paid off in 30 days.  This is the kind of impression one should get from a guy who is wishy-washy on everything anyway.

Let’s keep going in the right direction — support Democrats and get Congress working again!

Newsweek Magazine — Not So Newsy or Weekly

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Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to get a free subscription to Newsweek magazine.  Never one to pass up a free deal, I decided to go for it.  I have been a subscriber to Time Magazine for over 30 years so I thought it would be interesting to get another view of the world’s news.

Unfortunately, Newsweek has been nothing short of disappointing.  Not only has many of the issues that I have received been double issues (published every other week), but the magazine hasn’t been much on the newsworthy side either.

Take for example the issue from two weeks ago.  The cover story was all about Mitt Romney being a “wimp”.  However, reading the article called him a “weenie”.  Whether you hate him or not, this type of bullying is just not really acceptable.  I say “not really” because I am actually 100% in agreement with the statement, but I really don’t think that it was proper for a “news magazine” to use this term.

This article was preceded by a story about drunk girls in London which was led by a picture of three young women’s backsides stumbling around a London street.  Again, not really appropriate in a news magazine.

Following the Romney story, was a multiple page essay on President Assad’s wife and interview with her.  The article was about 4 pages too long and very boring and certainly lacked any newsworthiness.  Sandwiched between these two stories was a story about some recent mass killing murders along with some very weird pictures of them.

Basically, each of them were called psychopaths and left no other real explanations. Again, name calling is used to make these people possibly worse than they truly are.

The current issue of Newsweek is no better than the previous issue by having its cover story be about the 101 best places to eat around the world.  Seriously, as if any REAL person will ever experience even 10% of these places.  What a waste of paper to list these along with phone numbers to contact the various eateries.  Do they not have any real news to report?

To add insult to injury, the magazine also gives top 10 lists of colleges in various categories like best schools and best party schools.  Shouldn’t this information have been made available around January before kids were getting ready to head off to college instead of just days before they head off to school.  A little to late for those wanting any real info about the school they would be entering this year.   This issue also contained a multiple page story of  employment issues, however it said nothing that hasn’t already been said many times before.

It is no wonder why the publishers of Newsweek are thinking of discontinuing publishing the magazine and make it a web-only magazine like U.S. News and World Report.  This magazine when compared to Time lacks relevance and certainly confuses real news with bullying opinions.  Until they can separate these apart, the magazine will continue to lose market share and be worth only the free subscription that I receive and not worth a penny more!

Why I WON’T Be Voting In Tomorrow’s Maine Primary

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I usually give the advice of “vote early and vote often”.  Tomorrow, however I will be staying away from the polls for a number of reasons and why you should too:

  • Nobody supports Obamacare and is against same-sex marriage.  I can’t have my cake and eat it too.  Sadly, at least one should share both the views.
  • Too much fighting between the candidates.  What did we learn from them saying the same things over and over with just finger-pointing at each other.
  • Bruce Poliquin wants to ride the coattails of Governor Paul LePage despite not supporting any candidate.  Smart move for the dumbass governor to ignore all these so-called candidates.
  • None of the candidates said what they would do “to help the citizens of Maine“.  Do we not exist anymore?  Is it all about Washington politics and Wall Street?  Apparently!
  • Most want to lower the upper tax rate and reduce the corporate tax level.  Sure give the richest even more money so that they won’t hire anyone even more so!
  • Most are backed by out-of-state PAC groups. This screams “Stay AWAY!”.
  • Nobody gave any insight into what they would do to change Washington instead of just being another politician.

Sadly, the replacement of Senator Snowe is not an easy task, but replacing her with any of these losers will be just politics as usual.  I do plan on voting in November to keep Mitt Romney out of the White House, but for now I will not exercise my voting right.

How Mitt Romney Will Get Unemployment to 6%

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Here is a step-by-step approach of how Mitt Romney will get the unemployment rate to 6% in his first year.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  1. Give bigger tax breaks to Wall Street investors and the very rich.
  2. Encourage companies to fire people to increase profits.
  3. People go on unemployment, however, Romney drops the time to be on unemployment to 4 weeks.
  4. People get frustrated at inability to find job in 4 weeks that they just stop looking.
  5. These people will no longer be counted in the unemployment total, thus the unemployment rate will continue to drop as more people are no longer counted.
  6. However, the real unemployment rate will skyrocket to as much as 20% or more — meeting or exceeding Spain’s unemployment rate.

Therefore congratulations will be given to Romney for lowering the unemployment rate, but we will have extremely high unemployment and more rich bastards, just what Romney dreams of.  If this is what you really want, vote Romney in November, otherwise let’s stay the course.  Let’s keep the rich bastards out of the White House!