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Will American Autos Go Quietly Into The Night?

Posted by IT Pilgrim on December 12, 2008

Will American Autos Go Quietly Into The Night?

Somehow I doubt it. Does the Union really not see that they may have killed their own meal ticket? I am not sure its a bad thing, since now they will HAVE to restructure themselves. Painful, but most of life is.

They may go out into the night, but quietly, I doubt it.


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Disappointed, again

Posted by IT Pilgrim on October 18, 2008

OK, so one question, and one question only. How does this not make us socialists?

U.S. Forces Nine Major Banks To Accept Partial Nationalization

U.S. pulls the trigger

Anyone? BTW, that’s the Bank of China. Hmmm

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Stupid Laws Lead to Funny Stories

Posted by IT Pilgrim on October 17, 2008

This is just too dumb for words. The law is stupid, and the cops arresting him, are clearly the same. Nevertheless, its still hilarious. Better light up the signal so we can make our arrest quota 😉
Batman unmasked by Tampa police

This one has a way better picture.
Batman Arrested

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Only the Independent Parties Followed the Rules?

Posted by IT Pilgrim on August 29, 2008

Only the independent parties followed the rules? What!? You have to be kidding. I found this article claiming that both the Republican and Democratic parties missed the deadlines to file for ballot access in Texas. Now, I think we all realize that whether it is true or not, they will not be held to the rules either way. Anyway, its still funny. How funny would it be to watch Bob Barr win Texas? Here’s an excerpt:

Section 192.031 of the Texas election code says that political parties must certify their presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the November ballot no later than 70 days before the general election. It says, “A political party is entitled to have the names of its nominees for president and vice-president placed on the ballot if before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before presidential election day, the party’s state chair signs and delivers to the secretary of state a written certification of the name’s of the party’s nominees for president and vice-president.”

This year, that deadline is August 26. UPDATE: At 2:30 pm Texas time, August 27, Kim Kizer of the Texas Secretary of State’s elections division says neither major party’s certification has been received in the Elections Division. The Executive Office of the Secretary of State refers all questions back to the Elections Division.

This year, neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party obeyed this law. See this link to the Secretary of State’s web page showing a blank for the Republicans and Democrats for president. It does show Bob Barr on the ballot; scroll down a little bit. If the Republicans have indeed filed, one wonders who they listed for vice-president, and why their filing is missing from the state web page.

That deadline had always been 60 days before the general election, until 2005, when for some reason the Texas legislature amended it to 70 days.

The Texas Secretary of State website did have blanks where Barack Obama and John McCain now reside, but they have since fixed it. It was funny while it lasted. Guess neither parties ever learned to play by playground rules, or perhaps, they think they’re above the law now? Will we ever give them the rude awakening every bully gets eventually? I for one, am not holding my breath.

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Who’s It Going to Be?

Posted by IT Pilgrim on July 30, 2008

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Today I am wondering, who’s it going to be. I am the first to admit, I can be a little slow on picking up the currents of the “big two” in our little duopoly system. However, as a realist, I know that we are probably stuck with the big two for a while yet, though their days are clearly numbers. Feel free to disagree with me, I know how worked up some people get about their chosen political affiliations. I think the time has long come for a viable third party to pull itself up out of the rubble the other two are creating. Just for the sake of making sure we all understand, we have a couple of parties, true, we have the Republican party, the Democratic party, the Green party, and the Libertarian party.

So, yes, admittedly, we do have a couple more parties out there than anyone seems to notice, or even to know about. How many people, I wonder, blindly vote a straight party ticket? While, I will try to reserve judgment on others, I could never do such a thing. To assume that each person within a party has the same ideals seems at best, uninformed. Take, for example, Ron Paul, who was (is?) running as a Republican, when at the same time we have John McCain, running on the same time, at the same time, and just how different are their ideals? They might as well be night and day, and yet, they are both members of the Republican party. Then we have Barak Obama, all I can say is, he needs to pick a stance and stay with it.

So, ladies and gentlemen, who are all the likelies going to pick for their running mates, and more than that, to the other two parties, when are you going to step up to the plate. One has to wonder if the other two parties will have to become more conformist to ever become more viable, or if we, as the American people will grow past the current levels of conformity and political correctness. So without further Adieu, John McCain, Barak Obama, who’s it going to be?

For the Libertarians, it appears that Bob Barr has picked Wayne Allen Root, and for the Green party, Cynthia McKinney has picked Rosa Clemente as her running mate. I have to say, an all female ticket for them, that is decidedly bold, however doomed to failure it may be, though good for them for trying. I do think that it is kind of funny, that the Libertarian party is trying to pick up the baton that the other parties dropped a long time ago, but yet, hold themselves up by saying things that people don’t like to hear. We have to fight the trends towards socialism, my friends, we deserve better than this. And while we’re at it, do we really need to put up our candidate stickers and posters in our cubicles at work? Just a thought.

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