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Short Stories
· She Told Me To Do It

· A Steamboat Springs Nightmare

· I Wonder If He Even Realized

· The First One

· Five Minutes Of Fame

· A Simple Answer

· A Kodak Moment

· If A Cat Has Nine Lives

· Cuddles And The Monkey

· A Night At V.C. Hotel


Articles
· Each Day

· The Clinic

· Fog From A Sailor's Perspective

· I Was Appalled

· What Else Do They Put In It?

· Full Circle

· Enough Already

· What Was I Thinking?

· What If?

· The Toilet Seat Delima


Poetry
· Traveler's Lament

· Hold On Just A Second

· She Packs A Gun

· Green Fruit

· The Best Gift Of All

· How We Ride

· At The Gym

· Jasmine

· Apparition

· A Time To Live

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· We Can Fix It

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NEW FACE SAME BS
5/23/2007 6:17:49 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

Political commentary
It seems to me that every time we go to the polls to excercise our right to elect someone to represent us, we vote with the hope that maybe this one will be different. Then, once this new one is in office for a time, nothing has changed. Lofty campaign promises are forgotten, or shelved because of time constraints, or the business of "running the government."
Why is it that someone running for senator will spend millions of dollars campaigning for a job that pays $150,000.00? Gotta be some really cool perks huh?
Crap, who really represents us? No one. I have never known one single politician to come out of office poorer than he when he went in. This isn't just at the national level, but also state and local officials as well.
In all fairness, we must remember that no one, and I mean no one, will ever get to run as a party candidate if the "party" big wigs don't want them there in the first place. It's about money, power, and keeping it where it belongs, not for the general populace, but for the behind the scenes money folks.
If by some some strange chance someone honest gets to run, is elected, doesn't play ball, really does represent, and care about the needs of average folk. They are destined to be a one term official.
We all know this. We talk about it every day, on street corners, barber shops, grocery stores, and now for sure at gas stations.
Just speculation, but what the hell is the G-8 and what do these people really do, and who are they?
We know George W. is a member, but have you ever heard what they talk about? No!
Average people are not privy to the minutes, the agenda or even the entire membership list.
Politicians talk about gun control, war on drugs, illegal immigration, and the hottest new one, terrorism.
Ever hear Dick Cheney say gas prices are killing the average household budget? Not hardly, oil company profits are at an all time high.
Remember when the feds made Bell telephone companies break up because there was a monopoly?
Back to immigration. Americans believe that Mexicans are invaders from the south and are taking away jobs from honest, hard working Americans. The truth is, the real problem is the Mexican government itself. You never hear this but I know it to be true.
The average Mexican cannot get an exit visa without being a land owner, or having money in the bank, which they leave. This ensures their return. Jamaica has the ssme type of policy, as does Haiti. The average American doesn't have all the facts.
Paris Hilton's latest exploits are far more interesting than what happened to all that money that was siphoned off by someone in the UN, in the oil for food program with Iraq.
Remember that? You heard about it for about ten seconds, then it just went away.

I don't have the answers, and even if I did, I couldn't get elected anyway.
Makes me wonder where this country is headed.
Does anyone remember a little empire called........"Rome"


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More Blogs by Walt Hardester
• Content Of Character - Sunday, March 09, 2014
• I wonder - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
• Titanic stupidity - Saturday, April 21, 2012
• What Else Do They Put In It? - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
• Something Is Wrong Here - Thursday, April 14, 2011
• I'm So Tired - Friday, September 03, 2010
• Are We Doing Anything There? - Wednesday, January 13, 2010
• Gee, I hate it for you - Thursday, November 12, 2009
• Cruel and Unusual - Thursday, February 05, 2009
• P.E. Obama - Wednesday, November 05, 2008
• Isn't About Time? - Friday, August 24, 2007
• Chavez - Tuesday, August 14, 2007
• I Don't Care! - Saturday, July 21, 2007
• Paris Hilton - Monday, June 11, 2007
• We Have A Warrant - Wednesday, June 06, 2007
• AND WHAT'S UP WI DAT? - Wednesday, May 23, 2007
•  NEW FACE SAME BS - Wednesday, May 23, 2007  


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