Tag Archive for Elections

Gangham Style Elections

The runaway hit “Gangham Style” has spawned two parody videos “RomneyStyle and “ObamaStyle.”  The Democrats seem to have better production values and a closer redentition to the original video. I’m posting both if you need a break from hard core politicking and need a laugh.  Tell us what you think.

Voices From Street Corners: 2012 Quite a Year Already

Retail Center - South Orange County

Thinking about the state of leadership in the country right now I recalled this thought from Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and the Chrysler Group: “…. Leadership is not a quantitative thing…people either smell it in you or they don’t…People need to trust you that you’re going to pull them out and they will follow you when you pull them out. If they don’t get that comfort, they’re going to drop you.

Democrats and Unions Win Big in Ohio, Mississippi, Maine, and Kentucky

Elephant-vs-Donkey

Tuesday was election day in several elections across the nation. In Ohio, voters pushed back against Republican Governor John Kasich’s anti-union legislation that banned collective bargaining for public employees. In Mississippi, Voters rejected a Constitutional Amendment that would have declared that life begins at conception, essentially prohibiting all abortions. In Kentucky, the Democratic Governor Steve…

Mark Bucher’s Anti-Union Measure Moves Forward – Includes A Sneaky Little Trick

Mark Bucher

Two time ballot box looser Mark Bucher’s anti-union political participation ballot initiative has moved forward with 920,000 signatures submitted for verification. This initiative is a repeat of two previous initiatives submitted by Bucher. In 1998 Butcher’s Proposition 226 failed to garner enough votes and in 2005, Proposition 75 failed as well. Like his previous two…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol. 24): Odds & Ends

Fall Leaves

Fall has finally arrived in South County and the rains are here.  It is a beautiful scene indeed!! As I reflected upon the past three months, the most momentus time for me was the Great Blackout. I wrote about it a few weeks back to reflect upon the day and the potential aftermath. Although some…

It Actually May Not Be So Bad

Or it could be worse. But hear me out. The House. Incoming committee chairs are so polluted by donations from the companies/industries they affect/oversee/regulate that legislation originating in the House will likely be as besotted as the new chairs. John Boehner, by all accounts, built his reputation on pragmatic compromise.

Call Ten People

If you read local political blogs like this, you’re probably passionate and informed about what goes on in your community. Since a lot of people will be marking their sample ballot or mail-in ballot this weekend, there’s something simple you can do to make a difference. Pick one or two contests you especially care about.…