Instead of political parties spending money on political ads and their air time place, I suggest that they simply divide up the funds by the number of voting citizens in the last election and send them a check.
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_finance_in_the_United_States Soft Money spending was $ 421.3 million for years 2001 – 2002. The population of the United States is estimated to be 323 million and counting according to http://www.census.gov/popclock/.
In the 2014 November general election 83,262,122 ballots were cast out of 227,157 964 people in the voting population. That’s about 36 % of the voting population. I estimate that is about $ 5 dollars per ballot.
Don’t expect your check in the mail yet! I’m using political funds totals of the 2002 year to ballots cast in 2014. I’m also saying there might be a large discrepancy in my figures.
Still, I could have a senior coffee and breakfast biscuit at McDonalds one morning for that amount of money, It would be better than the hot air from the politicians. I would receive value for my vote instead of unfulfilled promises!
As voters we appear to be already sliced and diced by demographic denominations important to the elected elite. We don’t really elect public servants anymore. Cartoon character “Yogi Bear” used to claim he was smarter than the average bear. If Obama and Hillary were running for the office of president, I would say that dumb and dumber would be our Democratic Party choices. Contrast that with the Republican Trump who has no political candidate experience except contributing money to politicians.
Yes, the upcoming election will tire me. Truth, common sense, and the intelligence of the American voter are under attack. I suspect we will be besieged by LIV (Low Information Voters) that being those who don’t have enough information to make a rational informed choice on what political candidate or issue to vote on.
This doesn’t mean LIV are stupid or gods forbid Republicans. LIV’s just don’t have the information needed to vote. Mass media is dumbing down Americans. America is browning in my opinion and political power is determined by who votes and their number. Racial profiling applies to politics and elections in this country. Immigration, welfare entitlements, civil rights, social security, and those in the LGBT crowd are the touch stones of political victory. They must be catered to if you want to win! They represent the future voter growth denominations.
Somewhere along the way common sense and a modicum of intelligence was lost in this political process.
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Some of us have never been afflicted with the misery of creating witty, cute headlines or book titles. It has never been an easy or enjoyable task for me.
Then I stumbled across the solution:
- 700 Titles Generator, that’s correct, though not all of them are gems.
- Title-Maker generated the title below. I hope Michael isn’t reading this blog today.
Greensboro Small City Politics
are Cooler than
- Blog Topic Generator will provide up to a week of blog title topics.
- Academic Position Titles created the following samples:
- Vice Liaison to the Committee on Strategic Employee Compliance – Estimated salary: $86,381
- Deputy Associate Chancellor of the Task Force on Neighborhood Diversity – Estimated salary: $132,147
- Associate Executive for the Subcommittee for Employee Climate – Estimated salary: $263,251
Salaries seem awful good or barely reasonable in today’s politically correct environment.
Slogan-Maker made the following for the word sin:
- Sin is a cut above the rest.
- Sin’s got it all!
- You’re in good hands with sin.
- There’s first love and then there’s sin love.
I’ve spent too much time & energy on this. There’s work to be done–snicker.
The last few days of May have been dreary in my opinion. Umbrellas have not become an accessory staple carried by all yet, though more attention is being spent on weather speculation or what weather men call “the prediction.” It doesn’t really matter since we will get whatever is in store weather wise tomorrow.
Looking out my office window at the natural area in front of me, I see how damp the ground is. My eyes also see the blooming flowers and plant life. It rains on them as well as us. Still live goes on for all of us.
For now the weather is great for them. By August the dog days will be upon us. Then Greensboro will have turned into a light Brownsboro. This widespread affliction exists primarily due to seasonal hot temperatures occurring in our small city.
My 24 inch monitor screen beckons me to return and write some more words. I guess I’ll answer the siren’s call.
It feels good to be blogging once again. After April 26, I will be searching the universe for beta readers of my new non-fiction book on self-publishing.
As an author the last thing you want to do is format an eBook for Amazon, Smashwords, and my new darling Draft2Digital. For many writers it’s a fruitless exercise similar to corralling cats. Just when you think you got them where you want, they break for freedom.
The book is a short read because I’m not concentrating on:
- How the muse will strike you and make a fortune with you.
- Why and how to sell eBooks?
- What affiliates that kick back to me that you can spend your money on!
What I seek to accomplish is making self-publishing easier and faster for you once again.
- Would you like to start your eBook with Microsoft Word or OpenOffice word processor?
- Convert the manuscript to HTML code at the press of an online button.
- Use a free software named SIGIL to generate a table of contents you can edit in your book. Plus create an ePub book. Kindle Previewer will convert an ePub book into a Kindle Mobi eBook for you.
- Upload information for KDP, Smashwords, and Draft2Digital portals.
- What other free web resources have I found of use in creating eBooks?
What does a beta reader do? Merely instruct mortals like myself on how they missed the boat. You get to critique my writing with the brutality of a cat of nine tails stroke across a miscreant’s back.
And you say, what do YOU get out of reading my beta books? You get to influence me and possibly make my book better for the reader. You also get the benefit of my methodology making formatting the eBook easier. This old author has learned some new tricks.
Oh by the way, it’s free to the first 25 readers. Send me an email address
by email@example.com where I can send a free PDF copy of the book back to you.
Is it just me that wonders what is attractive to bathroom users out in public? Did masses of gender diversity folks suddenly wake up and realize that some people are transgendered normal people? How do you tell and do you really want to?
Other than my children who do I get to tell what bathroom they use? Why is the great state of North Carolina investing money, hot air, and time on the bathroom gender issue? Will the governor review birth certificates in the bathrooms?
Hopefully an accommodation will be made that includes everyone’s rights. Then those supportive of political correctness will be free to find fault elsewhere.
Meanwhile, back at the elect Clinton or Trump campaigns are there signs of a second coming of a peacemaker on the political horizon? Can’t we all just get along this political season?
Pray for our military service members and welcome them home when you see them.