There’s nothing terribly surprising about this video, but it underscores how little thought certain (most?) voters put into the election process.
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I’ve been taking some light criticism from friends, loved ones and Twitter because I’m voting for Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate in this year’s presidential election.
But here’s a chart that arrived in my inbox today from the Libertarian Party that’s worth a glance. Now, take it for what it’s worth — a campaign graphic meant to condense complex ideas into easily consumed news bits. But by all means…do check it out, even if you think Johnson is a fringe candidate or a joke. Weigh Johnson’s various stances against that of your own candidate.
It’s a worthwhile thought experiment, if nothing else.
- “…a student atheist group were ejected from their university Freshers Fair for naming a pineapple after the Prophet [Muhammad].“
- “Even the NFL replacement official who awarded the Seattle Seahawks a controversial game-winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers now says that call was wrong.“
- Jacob Grier on Gary Johnson: “Even by the usual low standards of presidential elections, the choices offered by the major parties this year are bleak. But unlike in past elections, the Libertarian Party has offered an alternative with legitimate credentials and appeal. A guy whom I think I could persuade some of my less explicitly libertarian friends to get behind. A guy whom I would actually be happy to see as president, if by some miracle he were to win.“
- Joel Kotkin: “Never mind the big-tent debate talk from both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about how their respective politics will benefit all Americans. There’s a broader, ugly truth that as the last traces of purple fade from the electoral map, whoever wins will have little reason to take care of much of the country that rejected them.“
- Conor Friedersdorf: “In the Age of Obama, I find that Democrats — especially self-described liberals and progressives — are acting in ways that don’t accord with the core values they previously espoused.”
- Kerry Howley: “[tonight] two men who aspire to be president of the United States will debate one another on national television. During that debate no one will ask why the U.S. might need an arsenal of 7000 drones, how the U.S. government can conscionably call each military-age male it kills with those drones a ‘military combatant’ just by virtue of having killed him, how it is that Barack Obama can refuse to offer any information at all on the process by which he decides whom to target.“
- Precipitate: “[Miru] Kim is widely known for her ‘Naked City Spleen’ series, in which a nude female explores/meditates upon/stalks decaying or forgotten landscapes.“
- Precipitate again: “…Troy Paiva captures a distinctly American dreamscape. While documenting the remnants of the mid-to-late 20th century expansion of the American West, his work evokes a subconscious human fear regarding civilization’s future.“
- Treehugger: “A big issue facing wind and solar energy systems is the intermittent nature of production when the sun is down or the wind isn’t blowing, and the need for renewable energy storage during peak generation (in order to make it available for later use during peak demand) is driving innovation in battery technology. One inventor believes the solution could be found in his ‘frozen air’ battery system, which uses energy from peak production times to chill air to a liquid state, and then when needed, vaporizes the liquid and uses the released energy to turn turbines.”
- Washington Examiner: “…someone in the Obama campaign somewhere [is] concerned that Libertarian party nominee Gary Johnson may cut into Obama’s vote in Oregon, which could make Mitt Romney competitive as George W. Bush was in 2000.”
If you’re not familiar with the 90 Days/90 Reasons Web site that shills daily for the re-election of omni-benevolent halo wearer Barack Obama, please check out Ricky Sprague’s post here for some background info.
The latest celebrity to chime in with a pro-Barack post at 90 Days is David Lynch, a film director whom I admire and love.
By all means, read Lynch’s reasons for re-electing Barack Obama.
Then feel free to stab your lungs and face with an antler lamp.
I am going to vote for re-electing President Obama. I have noticed something in Mitt Romney’s name, which I think speaks to what he is about. If you just rearrange a few letters, Romney becomes R MONEY. I believe Mitt Romney wants to get his Mitts on R Money. He would like to get it and divide it up with his friends, the Big Money Bunch.
I believe he would like to get his Mitts on R Money, R Resources, R Freedoms, and R American Dream. I do not trust Mitt Romney to look after the best interests of 99% of Americans. I think electing Mitt Romney would be a catastrophe for our country—one which would be real difficult to straighten out later. Please do not let Mitt Romney get his Mitts on R Money or R United States of America.
I can’t even muster the energy to sigh at this point. As my friend Jacob Grier pointed out on Facebook today, politics ruin EVERYTHING.
- Conor Friedersdorf: “As [Joe Biden] tells it, America had a wound in its heart (“literally,” somehow); America’s heart had to be healed; and only killing Bin Laden could heal it.”
- Enlightened, all-knowing troglodytes Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would have you thrown in jail if you smoke pot
- “Vladimir Putin is a very good athlete and, most importantly, the master of calculation…This is chess!“
Pip ho, good friends! It’s Election Year, which means we get to hear from idiots all across the pop culture spectrum.
First up, it’s esteemed political analyst/hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. Apparently Russell never got the memo that Joe Biden is one of the architects of the Drug War. In a post defending Biden for another of the Delaware dipshit’s screw-ups, Simmons wrote:
The greatest cause of the destruction of the fabric of the black community in the past forty years is drug legislation that targets and imprisons those who live in under-served communities. The consequences of these draconian laws are that it takes diseased people, locks them up for long periods of time, educates them in violent criminal behavior and dumps them back into the community. The money for this operation is obviously funded by the “good old boys” who run Wall Street.
So, when Joe Biden’s comment yesterday made Republicans jump out of their seats, I wondered why they were so upset. Black people certainly were not. If Republicans really want to know how to help black people, then end the war on drugs, because that really is a war against our own people. Changing those policies will start to free “the chains.” Instead, these and other biased policies supported by the Republican Party disempower blacks and all other minorities in various ways. Without healthcare, quality education, equal rights for women and gays and a just tax code (that raises my taxes!), under-served communities will be hit the hardest by the election of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. We must do everything in our power to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Oops! Looks like Russell never bothered to research Biden’s past, which Radley Balko describes in detail here. Via Balko (emphases mine):
Biden has sponsored more damaging drug war legislation than any Democrat in Congress. Hate the way federal prosecutors use RICO laws to take aim at drug offenders? Thank Biden. How about the abomination that is federal asset forfeiture laws? Thank Biden. Think federal prosecutors have too much power in drug cases? Thank Biden. Think the title of a “Drug Czar” is sanctimonious and silly? Thank Biden, who helped create the position (and still considers it an accomplishment worth boasting about). Tired of the ridiculous steroids hearings in Congress? Thank Biden, who led the effort to make steroids a Schedule 3 drug, and has been among the blowhardiest of the blowhards when it comes to sports and performance enhancing drugs. Biden voted in favor of using international development aid for drug control (think plan Columbia, plan Afghanistan, and other meddling anti-drug efforts that have only fostered loathing of America, backlash, and unintended consequences). Oh, and he was also the chief sponsor of 2004′s horrendous RAVE Act.
Don’t mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta “rage” in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he’s not raging against is the privileged elite he’s groveling in front of for campaign contributions.
Is that right? Paul Ryan has all that rage? Granted I’m no Ryan fan, but I have a hard time finding much difference between the Wisconsin congressman and Joe Biden. I doubt Morello is aware of any substantive differences either. But that shouldn’t stop him from penning another dopey, self-righteous editorial in a magazine whose ad revenue is generated by the same multinational corporations that Morello allegedly “rages against.”
More on Morello here by Lasse at Street Carnage.
- Abandoned since 1974: Nicosia International Airport
- At LP.Org: “A President Mitt Romney would not undo ObamaCare. He’ll make it permanent.”
- Daniel Kalder: “The phenomenon of intelligent people saying stupid things about tyrants is a constant of 20th century history.”
- Gavin McInnes: Living With Savages
- Jim Goad: “At the local Dunkin’ Donuts and Walgreens, I’ve noticed a surge of Georgia-born blacks in Muslim apparel. The festive Afro-nationalist dashikis so popular among American blacks twenty years ago have been replaced with what seems like a dress rehearsal for the global caliphate.”
- Kevin Williamson: “We aren’t going to spend X trillion dollars on Obamacare, because we do not have X trillion dollars to spend. The trick is for voters to get that through Washington’s thick skull before the bond market does.”
- More Goad: What the Hell Happened to Hip Hop? “I remember reading the lyrics to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message” in a copy of the New York Rocker and being impressed that the words went on for what seemed like a dozen pages, whereas you could fit the lyrics to an entire Circle Jerks album on a strip of fortune-cookie paper.”
- More Kalder: “…have you heard that in New Jersey the authorities just mandated seatbelts for cats and dogs? Oh yes, my friends. And if you don’t buckle up your beast, you will be fined between $250-$1,000 for your callousness and disregard for public safety. That’s right – no longer will Fido be able to ride shotgun, fur flying in the breeze.”