[Homestead] Memories and Sheople, was More ups and downs
lurine at softcom.net
Thu Nov 9 17:06:31 EST 2006
We were at the library today for our weekly indulgence in reading material.
One of the volunteers (retired attorney, married to a school teacher) was
talking about how upset she was that local voters hadn't voted for the
school bond issue but how happy she was that the rest of the state had so it
She was elected to the school board in June, so I decided to put my theory
about sheople and boards to the test. I asked her what had happened to the
bond money that was voted for the exact same thing 4 years ago had gone to.
She gave an elaborate shrug and said she didn't know but she thought maybe
it had gone to earthquake retro fits. I said that was strange because all
the retro fitting had been done beginning in the 70s and I didn't really
think there could be many schools left that needed retro-fitting and
certainly not to the tune of $4 billion dollars every four years. Her
answer was "Well, I don't know. I just know we need money for OUR school
Confirmed what I thought and what you said, they haven't a clue why they
voted or how they have voted which is why stuff reappears every 4 years.
Vast majority of voters are suffering from short term memory loss!
I say vote them all out every election and start new!
----- Original Message -----
From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
I just try to maintain an even keel when it
> comes to politics as to me Democrats and Republicans are two sides of
> the same freaking coin. It's funny to me how quickly Americans forget
> why they voted oppositely in 1998 and 2000 and put Republicans in office.
> One of the reasons we came home from vacation early was to vote.
> Everyone says I threw my vote away, but I voted my conscience and went
> anti-incumbent, Libertarian/Independent all the way down. I figured
> shoot, some college kid probably hacked into the machine anyway, so why
> not vote the way I feel.
> Welp, that's about all you'll get from me in a political
> discussion-that's more than enough, I think, but I am glad that you are
> apparently happy with the change of power-it feels good when your vote
> tallies on the winning side....I haven't had that feeling since,
> jeez...when I voted for Reagan the second time. :)
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