Actions speak louder than loud words

Posted by steve | Politics | Monday 2 November 2009 6:47 am

“The older generation needs to understand that my generation does not respond well to anger, hate, and personal attacks. We are a generation of communicators, and to us, actions speak louder than loud words.”
– Meghan McCain (http://twitter.com/McCainBlogette)

I read those words in her recent column and they jumped off the page at me. She’s on target.

It’s not just the older generation either. The polarization of American politics has gotten out of hand. When we hear a politician speaking on a news program it seems like we want to know right away which party they belong to before we actually listen to what they are saying. As if the parties are really different enough that the solution lies with just one.

I’m with Dan Carlin on this one. I’d rather see a little badge that shows the names of the politicians biggest financial contributors. Who do we really hear speaking anymore? Do we hear the constituents?

Like he says, “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention”.

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Government

Posted by steve | Politics | Tuesday 18 August 2009 8:28 pm

My friend Paul mentioned this link: http://despair.com/government.html

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While leaving the polling place…

Posted by steve | Politics | Tuesday 4 November 2008 2:44 pm

No cell phones inside and the place was quiet but busy. There were 2 long lines of about 60 people each.

As I was leaving the guy walking behind me commented that it seemed like a really big turnout. We both paused to look at all the cars parked around us.

I said, “This feels like the most exciting Presidential election I can remember in years.”

He responded, with panic on his voice, “Exciting? More like scary if you ask me.”

Interesting.

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Vote 2008

Posted by steve | Politics | Tuesday 4 November 2008 1:25 pm

I cannot remember this much excitement about a Presidential election in a long time. It really does feel like an historic election.

And remember when this all began? I was so sure that Hillary Clinton was going to be our next President. Things have sure changed.

Be prepared, and be sure to vote today.

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Repeat post: A SIMPLE EXPLANATION ABOUT OUR ECONOMIC CONDITION

Posted by steve | Politics | Wednesday 29 October 2008 2:33 am

 This doesn’t tell the whole story but does provide a wonderful example.  Kevin Nguyen, an economist you may have heard of, explains the country’s economic woes to his younger sister using Pokeman.  It works.  Read it.
Article: http://bygonebureau.com/2008/10/01/the-financial-crisis-as-explained-to-my-fourteen-year-old-sister/

 

I have an opinion to share about all this as well but this isn’t the time.  I’ve too tired to type straight, let alone think, so I’ll save my opinions for later.

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