[PLUG-TALK] Citation Needed stickers

Paul Johnson baloo at ursine.ca
Mon Feb 11 17:47:23 PST 2008


On Feb 11, 2008 1:18 PM, Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

>    For us NOTAs[1], particularly here in Oregon, there's nothing to do but sit
> back and watch the egos and big money folks battle for two years. When the
> dust final settles, and there's only one ego left standing for each party,
> we can focus on determining which is the evil of the two lessers. Then we'll
> know for whom to vote against.

It would be nice if, as a country, we could recognize that our
literacy rate is no longer in the single digits, thus the electoral
college form of voting is long obsolete.  The original idea being that
literacy was so low that by using an electoral college, it increased
the odds that the people who get to vote for president can read.

Whereas Cascadia, if it were an independent country, would be the 20th
largest economy in the world.  And it's not like we have a whole lot
politically, culturally or economically in common with those bozos in
Montréal and Washington.  It would be better if we weren't constantly
looking at each other like the other is a useless, dead weight
dragging us down.  Maybe it's better if we team up with Washington and
lower BC to secede and become Cascadia in the short and long term.

-- 
Paul Johnson
baloo at ursine.ca


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