H. L. Mencken said: “No one ever went broke underestimating the American public.”
I’m starting to believe that as I see more and more McCain/Palin signs. It’s really sad to see them in front of some really poor looking homes. I was surprised to see one of these signs in front of an insurance agents office. That is one guy I wouldn’t do business with because he surely doesn’t have my families’ best interest at heart.
When I needed tiles for my bathroom remodel I didn’t even consider that big tile shop in Boardman. That’s because the owner is the local head of the GOP. That and the fact that he had two of my fellow members of the Valley Co-alition of Peace and Justice arrested for holding anti-war signs along RT 224 near his business. My dad is a barber and he avoids political and sports talk because he doesn’t want to alienate customers. Given that I’m always surprised to see political signs in front of business.
At least those business men that call local talk radio shows and bash unions are smart enough not to name their business. I wish they would so my union loving ass wouldn’t enter their stores.
I have been surprised to frequent area working-class taverns and see Coors beer on tap. Coors started the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank seeking to abolish civil rights laws, minimum wage laws, environmental laws, affirmative action, rights for the handicapped and arms control.The Coors family has also backed the racist John Birch Society. On top of that their beer tasted like skunk piss.
Who reads the racist magazine that John Birch puts out? See here:
an eye opener
I don’t need to look outside of the area and Ohio to be puzzled by voters. My own former congressman here in Ohio Jim Traficant sits in jail for corruption and yet voters cast votes for him in an election a few years ago. Thinking he could hold the office from prison actually made some sense because after all, most of our representatives belong behind bars. Maybe voters thought they were just putting the “con” in congress.
George Voinovich the former Mayor of Cleveland had a high school dropout rate of 50% in Cleveland’s inner city schools while he was mayor. That didn’t stop him from running for Governor of Ohio claiming he’d be, “the Education Governor” The voters bought it and made him governor. As governor his only economic plans for the state seemed to be rewarding his brother’s construction company with jobs and bringing in medical and hazardous waste from other states. He almost changed our state motto from, “the Heart of it All” to “the Dump of it All.” The voters responded to Voinovich’s incompetence by next electing him senator. Maybe, the idea was to feel
safer by sending him to D.C. and getting him out of Ohio.
President George H. Bush gave us a Gulf War and a terrible economy, so why did voters think his son would give us anything different? When GW was Governor of Texas they had the worst statistics on the environment and education of any state so why did people give him their vote to do the same to the rest of the nation? For that matter Arkansas’s record under Clinton’s governorship was the second worst at everything in the nation yet he was elected president. Given that the voters like terrible governors that ruin their state it’s a surprise ex-governor of Ohio Taft isn’t the GOP nominee for president.
Given the above it makes sense that when honest men with no dirt in their past like Ralph Nader run for office they are considered “non-viable.”
Jim Traficant will be out of prison in one year. I wrote this poem about him when he was being investigated for corruption:
is bringing a second Federal Courthouse
to downtown Youngstown.
He has ulterior motives,
he did it for his own convenience.
You see he doesn’t want to travel
all the way to Cleveland
every time he’s indicted.
It will also save travel time
for the area deputies, sheriffs,
prosecutors, judges and Mafia dons
when they get arraigned.
Traficant also brought
a private prison to the area.
I would suggest instead
a country club prison
where elite criminals go.
Then the congressman
can have a short drive
to visit his cronies
and former office staff.
Also, if and when he ends up there,
his family can easily visit.
The voters have elected
Congressman Jim and
other local politicians
despite alleged mob ties.
Sure, they’re all mobsters
say area residents
but, hey, they’re our mobsters…
(You gotta admire loyalty like that)
If you had purchased $1,000 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago, you
would have $49 left.With Fannie Mae, you would have $2.50 left of the
original $1,000.With AIG, you would have less than $15 left.But, if you
had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer,
then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would
have $214 cash.Based on the above, the best current investment advice is
to drink heavily and recycle.It’s called the 401-Keg
Bush and Cheney still have time to ruin the country just in case McCain/Palin don’t get elected to further tank our country. Funny musical:
Palin’s debate whoppers: Palin whoppers
Palin lie about Sudan: Sudan lie