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How Can I Possibly Vote for Rick Stream for County Executive?

Maybe this logic sucks, but this is my logic. When I vote, I ignore my positions on issues. Instead, I use my vote to advance two objectives: 1. I want my vote to improve policy towards liberty. 2. I want my vote to maximize my political power. A simple test that I ask myself is this: If I vote for A, do I expect resulting policy to be more or less to my liking? Read more →

Here’s How I’m Voting August 5 (with printable grid of ballot measures) Update

You’d think being a political animal of sorts, election season would be my favorite time of year. It’s not. I hate elections. I hate the crappy, predictable radio ads (above all else). I know, they do it because it works. Well, not really, but I’m not going to give a free marketing statistics lesson here. (No one has any idea if the campaign formula works, because no body ever tries anything different. Read more →

THis Is How I’m Voting On November 6

A lot of people want to know how to vote on the ballot measures and major offices in 2 weeks. Here’s how I’m voting, and why. Ballot Measures YES on Amendment 3: Change to Judge Appointments Better Courts for Missouri helped promote this measure to arrest the leftward list of appointments. The ballot language is awful, but this amendment is a step in the right direction. From their web site: Read more →

What The Pollsters Aren’t Telling You

Polls do influence elections. That’s why people like Nate Silver and some of the writers at Business Insider are doing somersaults over Gallup’s Daily Presidential Tracking numbers. For over a week, Gallup has shown a tidal wave for support for Mitt Romney. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight tried to discredit Gallup by blogging about outlier results it’s shown in past years. Here’s the conclusion Business Insider reached: Bottom line: Gallup swings wildly and it frequently has results not in line with other pollsters. Read more →

If We Don’t Flip Some Toss-Up States, Romney, Ryan, and the USA Are Screwed

Related articles Choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate was a great Romney move. Looking ahead, Romney sees movement conservatives working hard right up to the election—even if he or his advisors continues to say stupid things. That was necessary. SCROLL DOWN FOR TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS THIS WEEK But it wasn’t enough to win the election and unseat America’s first anti-American president. Read more →

Mitt Romney Shut Down a Company Over a Young Woman

There are many stories about Mitt Romney’s evil-doings when he ran Bain Capital, a $1 billion company famous for buying troubled companies and making money off them. Some of the stories involve Bain laying off workers to make companies profitable, then selling them off. Some of the stories involve Bain and Romney chopping companies to bits and selling off the parts. This story is about Romney shutting down a thriving business over a woman. Read more →

NYT Describes Mayhem of “Taxmageddon”, And It Will Scare You Sick

What the hell’s going on at NYT? First, they do a piece on Andrew Breitbart. Then they warn the world that Taxmageddon will crush the world in 2013, beginning with the USA. Here’s how Business Insider summarized the David Leohardt article: Basically, with no changes to current law, taxes will rise for everyone, and after tax, inflation-adjusted income for the average American will drop to 1998 levels. Read more: https://www. Read more →

The Election’s Over, and America Gave Obama His Eviction Notice. Here’s What Went Down.

The look on George “Stephie” Stephanopoulos’s face was priceless. He had to say it. “ABC News now projects that President Obama will go down to defeat.” He couldn’t bring himself to say, “Romney won” or “Republicans won.” He just couldn’t. The network analysis was a political cliché run amok. My favorite came from James Carville who told CNN viewers that the election result “proves that crackers and racists vote.” Read more →

The Election’s Over, and the Republicans Got Creamed. Here’s What Went Wrong

November 7, 2012—When the AP called Florida for Obama only twenty minutes after polls closed there (8:00 EDT), any hopes of a Republican presidential victory were dashed. And before polls closed in the West, we knew that the GOP had lost the House as well as seven state legislatures. In short, the Grand Old Party died last night. Here’s what went wrong. Wrong Candidate at the Top: When Republicans run the candidate the liberal press wants them to run, they get creamed. Read more →

Go Vote in Illinois

Go vote, please. Please. Vote now. Don’t Put It Off!! Did you know that ObamaCare is my fault? Of course, it is. Read my story below the clock. **I didn’t vote in 2006. You know why? ** I put it off. I decided not to stop on my way to work in the morning. Why? _I’ll have plenty of time tonight, _I thought. I’ll stop on my way home. Read more →