Fed Up with Politics: Time for Change

I’ve grown tired of career politicians who have taken office and consider their career over doing the right thing. Time after time, politicians take office promising they’ll lower taxes and improve our way of life. The truth is we are always stuck with lifers. Senators that take office, make deals to get bills passed and then have to pay up. Isn’t it time that we created term limits and stop the buddy system?

Also, life-time benefits. You and I have to work year after year and we have to pay for our benefits. If we’re lucky we may have some insurance that we can purchase at a lower rate during our golden years.

The electoral college is an outdated practice. In today’s modern era of Television and Internet, it’s so easy for people to be informed, that we no longer need someone to vote on our behalf.

Finally, I’m tired of politician spending millions on commercials, billboards and now Internet advertisements. We live in a time, where the media is everywhere, so why do they need that big budget? Can’t they do it on a level playing field? Shouldn’t their be a cap? Is it fair that the son of a billionaire …

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Politics and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

While you were out there working hard for a living, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors was meeting also. In case you missed it, or simply could not believe it, I present to you a list of the more unusual things the Board of Supervisors has done and not done lately.

On April 7, 2010, the Supervisors approved a measure to declare every Monday “Vegetarian Day.” Not really sure about the point of this; but there you have it. Perhaps they mean only vegetarians should enter the city on Monday. The idea behind this is to decrease obesity by suggesting people take a day to eat without meat. The supervisors are especially interested in decreasing childhood obesity. Of course, this proclamation has not bearing on the school district whatsoever, since they are controlled by the school board. Maybe they mean only vegetarian restaurants should be open on Mondays. Notice, they did not distinguish between vegetarians who eat dairy and those that don’t; they also didn’t include a day for those that eat only raw foods. Things for the board to do in the future….

A San Franciscan wanted to have the Supervisors ban the sale of puppies and kittens from …

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How to Avoid Sneaky Politics at Your Retail Job

If you work in retail there’s guaranteed to be lots of gossip and politics at your job. Your coworkers will love to talk about customers, your management team, other coworkers, and you (when you’re when your back is turned). Following is how to avoid politics and gossip while working in the retail sales industry.

Stay 100% Professional

Avoiding politics at a retail job is extremely difficult. Coworkers will constantly try and tempt you to reveal information about yourself, betray other coworkers, and become one of the pack. In order to avoid politics in retail you’ll have to remain 100% professional. You’ll have to follow all the rules, never be late, and do nothing that will give your coworkers a reason to gossip. If coworkers ever recognize a chink in your armor; your plan to avoid retail politics will be ruined. If you’re perceived as a professional, your coworkers will not trust you enough with gossip and will leave you out of the political games. After all, they don’t know whether or not you’ll report to the boss.

Be Nice but Stay Distant

In order to avoid politics at your retail job like of a politician, you’ll have to make …

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Light Side of Politics; Obama Has the Skill of a Basketball Player, Tea Party Get to the Gym

Well the Grand Ole Elephant might need agility to deal with Obama, he exudes the eloquence, touch and skill of a hoopster. He might get stitches every now and then, but French president Sarkozy collapsed whilst jogging.

Rebound

This guy can rebound quickly with minimum time spent sulking, they teach this to ball players if you have no idea. Before he was president, he lost by 61 percent to Bobby Rush, he is not just a physical ball player, he is also mental one. Loss did not stop him, he rebounded to become president. Keep in mind his name, Islamic paternity and race.

Speed

This is a key trait for ball players, to move at the speed of lightning. Whilst most politicians were debating about his race and practical viability to the status quo, he had dribbled past them by carefully planning his game and strategy, what is a game of hoops without strategy. Barrack means blessing in Swahili and lightning strike in Hebrew. John McCain can relate to the later

Defense or offense

Man to man, John McCain left in the dust, zone defense, the democratic primaries are claimed. What the Republicans don’t realize is that Obama will surely work some zone defense. …

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Bloggers, Politics, and a Need for Civility

In recent years the internet has grown larger; more advanced, and has taken on many roles to fulfill people’s needs. One of those needs is opinion and commentary on current issues and events. Bloggers post their views on a news headline or any topic of interest, and readers respond. This is not journalism, however, but it is becoming the key source for news and information. Websites, or blogs, are far and wide in variety, and the quality is questionable. Unlike journalist, a blogger has zero accountability, aside from viewership. Sometimes there’s more venom in a blog than there are facts. The future is unknown for this new medium, but it’s on fire and spreading.

Bloggers have increasingly dictated the tone of political discourse in the younger generation. While most seniors have stuck with their local newspapers for their news, middle age citizens are increasingly joining their younger counter parts in the blogosphere. As a filling the need for opinion. It increases the participation of viewers by allowing them to instantly respond through posting comments to each article.

Traditional journalism still has its place in bringing the news to society, but they’re no longer the sole source. But unlike journalists, blogs …

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Jailhouse Politics

I am new at this so bare with me, or not at all. Were still in a free country, for the most part and I mean no disrespect….

I am struggling with issues in my life, LOL…Imagine that! My main struggle seems to be this lingering burden that surrounds me with employment. I’m not trying to fuss or whine about my issue, but just some clarity or closure if that.

I am a convicted felon for a volient crime that took place in july 1994, so it’s been 16-17 years now. And my crime took place in Alaska. Anchorage to be exact. I grew up in Kodiak, and my family still resides there to this day. I’ve heard and even applied for a review (I guess) there may be another name for it, but I don’t know? Basically Alaska dosen’t allow pardons/expundgments for any type of class a,b or c felonies. I have a class c assault felony. And that has limited me to decent employment etc. I tried some avenues, but I guess once you’ve been off of parole/probation for however long….you get certain rights reinstated. I believe those are the right to vote, the right bear arms-that depends …

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