America Is Doomed

  • bro4bro

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    May 07, 2016 5:29 PM GMT
    Boy, and I thought the presidential race was a mess… I just received the California Voter Information Guide and checked out the statements of candidates running in the primary for U. S. Senate.

    Not one of the 21 candidates seems to be capable of writing a clear and coherent paragraph outlining his/her background, ideology, and plans. The bad writing, inability to stay on topic, and outright wackiness transcends political party, gender, and race. Several candidates failed to supply a photo, and some simply provided a link to a website in lieu of a statement.

    Do they not realize this publication is mailed to every registered voter in California, and is their one best chance to outshine the competition? We’re the buyers, they’re the sellers... and based on these incredibly poor efforts at winning us over, there isn’t one I’d choose to represent me in government.

    Here are a few choice excerpts (with my comments in parentheses) – and nope, I’m not making this shit up:

    Akinyemi Oladobe Agdebe (Democrat) – Rescue America! Rescue America!! Rescue America!!! Let us together rescue America from turning into a third world country.
    (What more can I say?)

    Jerry J. Laws (Republican) – Constitutionalist. Americanism.
    (That’s all he wrote. Umm… would you care to elaborate, Jerry?)

    Loretta L. Sanchez (Democrat) – I’m the only candidate with the national security experience to keep America safe.
    (Oh, shit! Let’s all vote for her NOW!!!)

    Duf Sundheim (Republican) – I promise to be different. I will be bold, balancedI solve problems for a living.
    (He also seems to use italics for a living)

    Ling Ling Shi (Independent) – Run for God’s Heart and America’s Freedom, challenge 10 giant chaos in economy and economy-related sectors.
    (Yep that’s his entire pitch, which begs the question… Huh?)
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    May 07, 2016 6:11 PM GMT
    Since when does the average voter read? We are deep into Idiocracy.

    For what it's worth, I only got to vote for a dozen supposedly "non-partisan" positions (yeah, right...). All but one of them were unopposed incumbents. Only about half of those opted to put any entry at all into the voters pamphlet. I doubt that more than a tiny fraction of voters has any idea who these people are, or what sort of job they're doing. I sure don't. Except for the Loony Toons DA, but nobody ever runs against him.

    Well maybe the local news rag will have some information? Nope - their reporter is a candidate for the only contested position. Nothing there but a pointless and incoherent endorsement of that guy. Although he does have one good argument: He is the only person who has attended the majority of the commission meetings. Including the incumbents.
  • mybud

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    May 07, 2016 6:29 PM GMT
    For the better or worse, I'm proud to be an American. America's a mess because of the multiple candidate selections? In the last Russian election there was one name on the ballot for president. The U.S. constitution said it best paraphrasing this quote, "in order to form a more perfect union". Our union may not be perfect but we're better than most...
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    May 07, 2016 7:05 PM GMT
    Are you sure you're not talking about RealJock profiles?
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    May 07, 2016 7:39 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidAre you sure you're not talking about RealJock profiles?


    More like Grindr profiles. Someone is going to get screwed.
  • musclmed

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    May 07, 2016 8:39 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidBoy, and I thought the presidential race was a mess… I just received the California Voter Information Guide and checked out the statements of candidates running in the primary for U. S. Senate.

    Not one of the 21 candidates seems to be capable of writing a clear and coherent paragraph outlining his/her background, ideology, and plans. The bad writing, inability to stay on topic, and outright wackiness transcends political party, gender, and race. Several candidates failed to supply a photo, and some simply provided a link to a website in lieu of a statement.

    Do they not realize this publication is mailed to every registered voter in California, and is their one best chance to outshine the competition? We’re the buyers, they’re the sellers... and based on these incredibly poor efforts at winning us over, there isn’t one I’d choose to represent me in government.

    Here are a few choice excerpts (with my comments in parentheses) – and nope, I’m not making this shit up:

    Akinyemi Oladobe Agdebe (Democrat) – Rescue America! Rescue America!! Rescue America!!! Let us together rescue America from turning into a third world country.
    (What more can I say?)

    Jerry J. Laws (Republican) – Constitutionalist. Americanism.
    (That’s all he wrote. Umm… would you care to elaborate, Jerry?)

    Loretta L. Sanchez (Democrat) – I’m the only candidate with the national security experience to keep America safe.
    (Oh, shit! Let’s all vote for her NOW!!!)

    Duf Sundheim (Republican) – I promise to be different. I will be bold, balancedI solve problems for a living.
    (He also seems to use italics for a living)

    Ling Ling Shi (Independent) – Run for God’s Heart and America’s Freedom, challenge 10 giant chaos in economy and economy-related sectors.
    (Yep that’s his entire pitch, which begs the question… Huh?)


    Kamala Harris, what excuse does she have? She is the Attorney Gen.

    The whole paragraph is "I" and I'll.


    I like the guy above her her Jason Hanania. Who actually explains the reason why some are blank.

    He put E in binary.

    01100101 = letter "e"

    his point is that the voter guide seems to be a tool to keep little known people from running for office. The voter guide is mandatory it seems, and they charge 25 dollars a word. With the 3500 filing fee if the candidate goes over 5000, that is over the 5000 amount to trigger the formation of federally mandated committees.


    Exceeding $5,000 requires formation of a Campaign Committee, appointment of a Treasurer, and substantial financial paperwork. This politician-created process creates an advantage for candidates who accept campaign donations. Their full-paragraph Candidate Statements actually make a statement. If a Candidate Statement only contains a few words, the candidate appears lazy and unprepared, at best.


    http://www.jasonhanania.com/why--01100101--.html
  • tj85016

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    May 07, 2016 9:21 PM GMT
    just vote for the paid-off, balls-in-a-vice, puppet of your choice - it's been that way for a very long time icon_lol.gif

    (not all, but most)



  • bro4bro

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    May 07, 2016 10:10 PM GMT
    I like the Voter Guide; it tells me who the nutbags are. This year, though, they seem to be all nutbags. And those I quoted above weren't even the worst five on the list, just the first five. Here's the next group:

    Paul Merritt (Independent) – Merritt supports Senator Feinstein’s boarder (sic) security fence. Merritt adheres that President Reagan’s idea on small government is best.
    (Aside from the vocabulary issues, he continually flipflops between referring himself in the first or third person - “I” or “Merritt”).

    Massie Munroe (Democrat) – My candidacy represents the United States Constitution… to be restored and strengthened in America and extended to the UN as a contract between all people of our world through US leadership and diplomacy. International bankers, multinational corporate leaders, militaries and police must 100% obey… Through my national and international research and political activism, I identified “mind control slavery” by satellite energy technology weapons and social engineering programs that have been in continual development for the past 50 years…
    (OK… maybe it’s time for a little nap…)

    Tim Gildersleeve (Independent) – I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I stand for the poor, elderly, disabled, environmental issues, small business, and represent the average citizen.
    (You lost me at “follower”)

    President Cristina Grappo (Democrat) – My education & expertise merits this prolific occupation in order to represent California… I am mainstream Facebook in social media! My core values drive America!
    (Umm… why is the President running for the Senate?)

    Herbert G. Peters (Democrat) – Andrew Jackson Democrat. Our first 70 years, our country grew and flourished. We had no income tax. Motto: Manifest Destiny.
    (Trust me, it only goes downhill from there…)
  • tazzari

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    May 07, 2016 10:48 PM GMT
    And somebody will vote for these freaks...
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    May 09, 2016 4:26 PM GMT
    Americans might vote somewhat in the national elections. The local issues are ignored.

    a local school board was hijacked by four conservative wackos who controlled the vote to get sections of american history re written in the high school to better reflect proper values. The recall effort was huge but eventually they were pushed out.

    next time look at exactly who is running for the local school board. you cant. there is no information out there. Likely the front leader dosnt even have a college education.

    whatever.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 09, 2016 4:28 PM GMT
    Nothing like a positive view of the future! icon_smile.gif

    Clearly one must be informed and be articulate when running for office.. and have a reason for doing so. For those that don't convey a positive sense of who they are and what they want to do... I certainly wouldn't consider them. I'm sure you see all kinds in a primary like that.

    I'm confident you will take the time and make a wise decision based on the information provided.
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    May 09, 2016 4:30 PM GMT
    The last time I can remember anyone actually campaigning for school board, the winners main issue was that she successfully prevented the establishment of a "gay straight alliance" club at the high skool. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 09, 2016 7:00 PM GMT
    I was similarly amazed when I read their statements. A true wtf moment. So who are they replacing? Is Diane Feinstein retiring? Ah, google found it for me; Barbara Boxer. Is she being forced out due to the stupid term limits that the idiots here voted for?
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    May 09, 2016 7:01 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_California,_2016