Saturday, February 23, 2008


Gabcast! Stop this noise in my head #7 - Synteresis

My daily journal. A confessional about this dark afternoon of the soul, and a recognition of the underlying presence of God as the solution for stopping this noise in my head


Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

I'm glad that you have found peace with God. No one can tell you what God is or isn't. Only you can find it. All of the other crap is just that. Pain is the most difficult thing to deal with, whether it's internal or external. It was nice to hear your voice. I pray all is well. Things have to turn up for us. (Why. . . why does it have to? It can only get worse? Sure it can. What the hell. . . we have to live our lives day by day, so we have to have heart).

8:51 PM  
Blogger Tony Forkush said...

Yes, my good friend. I really was flabergasted at the chaos in Nevada. My e-mail, the one that vanished, was a huge tome about my cyncism regarding politics. More than that is was really my ignorance of the details of how an election is run. I am stunned at how much of a circus it is. I mean, if Hilary some how pulls out Texas and Ohio, then somehow pulls out Pennsylvania, even if it is by a slim margin, then this whole thing could end up being ridiculous for the dems. Add Nader into the picture and I can see McCain walking past the fighting democrats and picking up his little presidential trophy.
As Will Rogers once said, "I don't belong to any organized party...I'm a democrat".
Take care bubby.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

You are so right. I think the reason it’s a circus because it’s easier to control people. The Bush Administration are masters at it. And I hear Nevada politics are notorious at underhandedness style politics. There was a professor that was at the Obama group when we broke up in a mini caucus that tried to go into it, but the leaders told him to stay on the question on the floor. Decisions have been in made in Nevada with a draw of a playing card.

Now if I had my druthers, I would vote for Nader. But, our current system, an independent cannot win. It’s mathematically impossible. Ross Perot almost did it, but he lost momentum when he dropped out and returned again.

Let’s take a scenario. Let’s say Hillary is our man for the Dems. McCain is the GOP nominee. Let’s also say that many liberals do not want Hillary and push their support for Nader. This is just hyperbole to prove a point. On election day, by some miracle, Nader gets a third of electorate. Hillary also gets a third, and McCain also gets a third. No one will get the nominee because they will not get the 270 needed according to electoral college rules. So, it goes to congress. And since the Dems are in power, Hillary will get the nominee. Not on a mandate, but she will be president elect.

Now, if the Republicans were in power, they will of course vote for McCain. But, because there are only two independents in congress, Nader get’s no support.

To be able to pull off the miracle, he would have to get 270 electoral votes. This would be impossible no matter how upset the liberals may be. And who’s to say that once pledged for Nader, those electorates would vote for him when they convene. The entire process is confusing and old fashion.

The reason for all of this is because we have to face the sad fact that America is not a democracy. It never has been, and it probably never will be. To be a true democracy, we, the citizens, vote on election day and those votes decide who wins. No delegates or any other kind of bullcrap.

Needless to say, I will not vote for Nader.

7:55 AM  

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