Jello Biafra did a spoken bit on this a few years ago and some kind person was dedicated enough to transcribe it HERE.
Please please read it, it is quite informative...
Three candidates (only two heard from and in the running) in Virginia:
Gail Parker : her big platform? More trains! It's almost comical, yet ya know what? At least she is making a stand! Ha!
George Allen : please. This man is only a birthright away from Schwarzenegger, so it's frightening that he COULD be president someday...
James Webb : Apparently USED to support Allen 6 years ago!
You know what? Watching all these political debates between the two main players, and I will probably apply this to the last presidential election as well, it is amazing how OUT OF TOUCH they are with the people. Politicians have always had that shade of higher than thou, yes, but these days, man, these days...
How out of touch they are with common every day people? Completely. They have NO IDEA what some person goes through day to day to day to day. One stupid visit to a poor house or VA hospital or line cooks at a Wendys or anything like that don't make em KNOW diddly. It's repulsive to think that unless something is done soon, we will be creating a 2nd (maybe more already, I'm sure) generation of accepting this tripe.
Another thing, it's insulting to listen to them churn this rhetoric butter, making it easy to understand for us fools in the normal world, but when they get to the lawmaking, they use all this complicated and lawyer ridden language. That is just plain WRONG. Make it easy to understand. I guess that's what happens when you get a buncha bored lawyers and businessmen together.
How about one word: NOTA.
None Of The Above.
Let's maybe put THAT into the election mix.
While we're at it NO CORPORATE LOBBYISTS.
No extra election money or a cap on it at least.
Career politicians are NOT representing anyone but themselves.
Okay, get out there an vote?
No on all three amendments, please?
Reading: Kind of waiting for my copy of Crimson Labyrinth by Yusuke Kishi to come in the mail to me...
Listening to: Balkan Beat Box, definitely check it out!