Rod's Log: post-Election 12849.32
Did we really? All this election proved is that as a people, we are divided down the middle.
Now that it's all over... Rod Peacewalker
Maps paint a pretty picture of red and blue (weren't the colors switched years back?).
The 'red' areas are The Cursed Earth. ok that was a cheap shot...
The mysterious Mystakolian Illuminati that selects our Head of State is a block, or weighed, voting system designed to give more power to the states with more votes, but allows for small states to swing an election. Under this system, each state is assigned a specific number of votes proportional to its population, so that each state's power is representative of its population. So, while winning the popular vote may not ensure a candidate's victory, a candidate must gain popular support of a particular state to win the votes in that state. The goal of any candidate is to put together the right combination of states to earn 270 electororal votes.
By voting for a Republican presidential candidate, for example, you are really voting for a member of the Electoral College who is expected -- but not required -- to vote along party lines, too.
On the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December, the electors meet in their respective state capitals to officially cast their votes for president and vice president. These votes are then sealed and sent to the president of the Senate, who on Jan. 6 opens and reads the votes before both houses of Congress. How is it then that on the night of the election the Electoral Vote count is broadcast before the ink dries on the West coast ballots (California with 55 all-or-nothing votes)?
The winner is sworn into office at noon Jan. 20
2 Party System
Two camps, sides of the aisle, opposed to each other. How is a government supposed to work this way? The original Constitution already allowed for checks and balances to insure the "well off" land owning senators and the populations with their representatives have no unfair advantage when weighing legislation. We should not be surprised that neither side will work with the other. Conservatives will never cooperate with liberals; the rich with those who want equality.
The House of Representatives is a more accurate view of how regions, not States, feel about their Party. If not their candidate. Which today has a greater power to veto the President.
Are just that. Rhetoric. But above all things, swear not: but let your yes be yes; and your no, no; lest you fall into condemnation. ~ James 5:12 No one one may accurately predict the turn of events, therefore no one can make promises they might not be able to keep. End a war? get people employed to a fixed proportion? Get real!
Judas tried to force Jesus to lead the Jews against the Roman government. Jesus was condemned by those same Jews because he wasn't what they expected. Crucified as a scapegoat; sanctified as a symbol on the third day. A government is not one person! Although mobs are ready to put blame on one.
Great talk Mr President. But I, personally won't hold you to it.
Somewhere I learned never to stare into the camera. Obama did not... ever! My son and my "friend who lost" consider him shifty. I laugh at their superior intellect [Montalban voice]. "If I was talking to you, shouldn't I be looking AT you?" Absolutely! If there were no audience. But you are talking to Everyone of which the camera is only one set of eyes. He is indeed a smooth talker though. I compare him to a salesman trying to sell us what we think we need, but is really what he wishes to unload.
Romney did indeed look at us and the ones closest to the front. We can see the incredulous look in his eyes. The insincerity and snobbishness of this individual. Perhaps it is his Mormon upbringing. That of them being the Chosen Ones. He will never cooperate, never be the credible leader. He WILL have a cult following, though. Tell us what your plan was, sir. I, personally, would be glad to hear ir. I am open. I even have my own plans.
In other news...
[ ] Jerry Brown no longer needs to hold students hostage. His ransom of $7 billion a year for seven years can now fund the transition of the prison system from one form to another, fund medical and other social services, and not cut school funded services. Which they already did in the past four years!
[ ] The SuperPacs lost, so workers can be represented by contributions made by their unions on their behalf, whether they like it or not.
[ ] The death penalty stays as is.
[ ] Three-strikes prisoners will be reassessed and released if the third crime was not violent.
[ ] No need for consumers to rely on labels to see if they should eat something... or not.
[ ] In some states Pot smoking gays can marry... they're not hurting anyone!
May the Peace of Once Upon A Time be with you... or "Be nice ot I'll sic Emma on you!