Posts Tagged ‘Election’

For better or worse

For better or worse, we got Trump.

I have been very open on Twitter with the fact that I didn’t want Trump. I was also equally honest that my candidate, Gary Johnson didn’t have a huge chance, and that I am equally happy to see Hillary Clinton lose.

That said, I didn’t want or like Trump. Still don’t like him. No matter how I feel, or anyone else for that matter, all of that is moot. He was dully elected through our democratic process and is slated to be our 45th President.

When I was in the Army, we used to lament that we answer to the office, not to the person and I think that is very much how I view this election. It’s been the same way that I have viewed the last 8 years, frankly speaking.

Whether the populace was right or wrong we shall soon see. Buffoon or genius, gracious or insulting, power mad, or just plain mad will all be revealed in the coming days.

And like every other election since, we will decide if we have buyers remorse or are proud of our selection.

Time will tell. It always does.

Irish Elections: Meet the new boss

Irish society was long regarded as being supported by three pillars, what was referred to as the “Holy Trinity”; the Catholic Church, Fianna Fáil (FF), and the Gaelic Athletic Association. Last weekend, the Irish people, long silent throughout the unfolding of the economic crisis, brought the second pillar to its knees.

Hazel Nolan

Last weeks Irish elections completely changed Irelands political landscape. Fianna Fáil, or (as their name translates: the Soldiers of Destiny)have been the primary power in Ireland all the way back to the declaration of Ireland as a republic.

Since that time they have never seen their public support dip below 39 per cent or 65 seats. This makes them one of the most successful political forces in the whole of the European continent, and without anyone to compare them to.

Last week that all changed.Its share of the vote fell to less than 15 percent nationally—compared to 42 percent in 2007. This is the worst ever defeat for the party that has dominated Irish politics since 1921. The Irish Green Party, which propped up the Fianna Fáil government in coalition, was destroyed and now has no members in parliament. The face of Irish politics hasn’t just changed, it has practically been replaced in its entirety.

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Election Day: Valour-IT and Missouri Ballot Measures

It’s election day.

No matter who you vote for or which ticket side or color you choose, your voting to help yourself as well as your friends, family and neighbors have a better life.

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It doesn’t have to be a fortune. Anything and everything helps.

And the cause is worth while.

And go vote!

Ballot Measures for Missouri are after the Jump

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ObamaCare on the Ropes in Missouri?

At last Glance Missourians have outstandingly let their voice be heard in the chaos.

As of 21:10 tonight a whopping 75% of the voters have rejected the Obama Health Care Program

Roy Blunt won the Republican nomination for Senator and will face Robin Carnahan.

Looking at just straight numbers, had this been a real election, Carnahan would have lost. Her 84,000 votes vastly trailing Roy Blunts 185,000 votes. Chuck Purgason, the local tea Party favorite, trailed in with 32,000 votes at current time.

None of these numbers are final, (in fact, as of this writing only 1,327 of 3354 precincts have reported) but for it only being a mere 3 hours since voter polls closed, it’s extremely telling just the same.

For over 40 years Missouri has been the litmus test for elections, especially Presidential elections.

If that holds true still, then we have proven something this day:

The fight against ObamaCare, and the upcoming November elections, just got very interesting, and all sides had better be playing for keeps.

For those visitors whom are not Missouri residents Proposition C summary reads as follows (whole text is here):

Shall the Missouri Statutes be amended to:

* Deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services?
* Modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies?

It is estimated this proposal will have no immediate costs or savings to state or local governmental entities. However, because of the uncertain interaction of the proposal with implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, future costs to state governmental entities are unknown.

Fair Ballot Language:
A “yes” vote will amend Missouri law to deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services. The amendment will also modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies.

A “no” vote will not change the current Missouri law regarding private health insurance, lawful healthcare services, and the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

Missouri & Kansas Primary Today: Why the World Watches

Today is the Primary election for Missouri and Kansas.

However what a lot of folks do not realize is that Missouri and Kansas is a major battle ground, and the front line regarding Obama Care.

Why?

Proposition C.

A yes vote on Prop C means you suppose Missouri’s right to opt-out of the mandatory requirement that everyone purchase health insurance.

A no vote on Prop C says you’re in favor of the federal government requiring everyone in all 50 states to buy health insurance or face a fine.

Missouri is the first state to put this on a ballet for the entirety of state voters.

So here in Missouri, at least, its not just a vote for a party or a candidate.

It’s a vote regarding our nations way of life.

Go Vote.

Now.

UPDATE:
Find your polling place if you don’t know it: Here

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    My all time favorite cocktail: The Hemingway daiquiri

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