Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As if it needed to be said, "VOTE."

The robocalls have been numerous in the last few days, although they generally don't kick over to the answering machine.  (Yes, I am enough of a Luddite that I still have a landline... which has totally proven useful when someone *had* to find me... but I am enough of a realist to carry the damned smartphone.) The only one of note was from Elizabeth Stevens, yes, daughter of the late Uncle Ted. Not surprisingly, she was against Prop. 1.

I don't expect this to sway anyone, as likely, anyone stumbling across this wee little bit of blogging is likely a flaming liberal as well. But remember folks:

Corporations are not people, no matter how many television ads are produced that attempt to anthropomorphize them and assign them human values or motivations.

They do not exist to create jobs. They exist to make a profit for their shareholders.

If a corporation can make more money by employing less  people, they will do so.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sheriff Arpaio called, and he wants me to vote for Joe Miller

Sheriff Joe, famous for tent cities, abuses of power, and racial profiling down in AZ, was kind enough to provide an endorsement of Alaska candidate for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.  Here is what AZ Joe had to say about AK Joe in the message left on my answering machine:
 "(This is the Joe Miller campaign with an important message.) Hello, this is Sheriff Joe Arpaio. You know our borders are busted and Washington does nothing. But Joe Miller will stop the nonsense. Joe Miller is the only candidate for U.S. Senate with a plan to stop the invasion. Joe will end taxpayer benefits to illegals and foreign aid to nations encouraging illegal immigration and finish the border fence. This Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsing Joe Miller because he is Alaska's best choice for U.S. Senate.
I would have been surprised for the phone call (a robocall) except for the fact that at least one website  had already caught wind of a Joe Miller campaign flyer sent to Anchorage voters with some... questionable overtones (pictures of scary tattoed brown people juxtaposed with a picture of Joe Miller smiling while holding a gun) and went off.

Three things:
  • I must say, I was a little hurt that I didn't rate a glossy, racist flyer. But given where the Repubs are heading in this campaign, I'll bet there will be all kinds of goodies in the mailbox.
  • Perhaps Joe Miller is confused. Perhaps he wants to be Sheriff Joe, not Senator Joe.  
  • Once again, media Outside are paying better attention to what our whackadoodle crop of candidates are doing than our own media.