Voting

Mike the Mad Biologist

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Or more accurately, it’s the revolt of the liberals. Personally, it’s none of my business whom Republicans nominate for president, but, to me, Romney seems to be a strong electoral candidate (albeit one disliked by the Tea Party/theopolitical base). Why? Liberals. Hunh? Let me explain. I’ve been talking to liberals who have non-overlapping circles of…

Conservative commentator Dennis Prager has a nice little bigot eruption, brought to us by Thers at Whiskey Fire: It is hard to imagine a more demeaning statement about black America than labeling demands that all voters show a photo ID anti-black. This is easily demonstrated. Imagine if some Democratic politician had announced that demanding a…

By now, you might have heard about how the Wisconsin Senate Democrats have fled the state in order to prevent a bill from passing, supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker, that would cripple public sector unions (if it’s about redressing the budget, then why does the bill deal with union dues, which have nothing to…

I wish national Democrats and their hangers-on had half the guts the Wisconsin Senate Democrats do. If you haven’t heard, Wisconsin’s Republican governor Scott Walker is attempting to strip public sector unions of their collective bargaining rights. This comes on top of other recent stupidities by Walker, including turning down $810 million in risk-fee construction…

A study showing that many people who receive assistance from government programs don’t believe they have done so has been making the rounds once again (you heard it here first! Months ago!). My favorite idiocy is how 43% of Pell Grant recipients–federal aid for college–don’t realize it’s a government program (one does wonder how that…

There have been a lot of proposals floating around about protecting congressmen. One suggestion is to use local police as security: According to a federal official who is preparing the advice, the Capitol Police will recommend that when members hold well-publicized outside events with uncontrolled access, they should request the presence of a police officer…

Don’t Forget to Vote!

Even if you’re disgusted, there’s probably something on the ballot that’s worth voting for or against: a bond issue, or a referendum. So please find the time to vote. If you care what I think, and you live in Massachusetts, my endorsements are here.

“I Remember”

Some good voting advice:

Yes, I’m travelling today, but that doesn’t mean I can’t harangue you (and, yes, I sent in my absentee ballot). If you’re a member of the Coalition of the Sane, tomorrow’s election, at the national level, is unappealing. The Congressional Democrats’ unofficial motto of “Vote for us because we won’t be as dreadful as the…

For those who don’t know, Texas is very important in determining what is found in U.S. textbooks due to its large purchasing power. While keeping anti-science wackaloons off of school boards is a good thing anywhere, it goes double in Texas. Sheril Kirshenbaum explains: There are two, local races, where every penny goes to work,…