While I am a rebel, the one of last of the free radicals, and a somewhat politically outspoken in the community, I was suprised that a friend actually thought enough to ask my wife what he should do when it came to voting in the upcoming primary election on the issues of the local candidates..... imagine that, asking for my opinion, what is the world coming to? what do I know, I personally would toss them all into the fire and start over cause not one of them is better than the others, but i cant tell him that, that would be to radical, and yet at the same time truthful.... people wake up in different ways at times unusual and yet i do not want to have him or anyone else to close their eyes cause the truth is to unbearable....

He wanted to know if he should also vote for Ron Paul, as he wont win.... my opinion on this is vote for the candidate you want to, but not follow the herd and just cast it for the person you think is going to win as then they feel they get a "mandate" for ALL their ideas and push them through no matter what the cost [btw Idaho had its demon-cratic caucus in February, so its pretty much a republican primary]. Some of my friends are Libertarian party supporters [though I do not think they are members outright] and are supporting RP, not because he has a chance right now to win anything, but his platform is so similar to the Libertarian or at least along similar lines and not just lip service to the "g-D piece of paper" as republican leader GW was quoted calling the Constitution for the united States.

Politics is surely a hotbed of coals similar to religion, but survivalists and preppers need to take heed of the people running for office, their people they will place into the positions of power that are not elected, but granted as "favors" for supporting the person, and it is those people ultimately that are the threat to the livelihood of us all and our stocks.... canned stock, live stock and "paper" stock as well. We in the several states are facing troubled times, and the people who are coming up to be either re-elected or put into office for the next term are the ones who will either facilitate the downturn or keep the people out of the pit under the outside toilet facilities. I have been of the opinion the last 20 years or so that if you vote, you can not complain about the outcome of the election for in a "demon-acracy" of majority opinion [like the electoral college is majority opinion if they do not vote the way the people told them to]. Once you cast your mark, poke your chad, pull the lever, or whatever form you do for the election process, you have accepted the outcome of the rest of the people, only those who do not accept or in other words do not vote can complain about the election outcome...... so I live in a "catch 22" [thanks be to the American author Joseph Heller for that idiom] world, if I vote i can not really complain about the elected orficial, but if i dont vote would have my one vote made a difference..... one election in a local race it would have, on the grander political scale of a nationwide election of course it will not, for if the people choose one candidate and the EC votes the way it wants to the other gets in, and if the candidates dont like the outcome then the Supreme Court can step in and put the person into power like it has done for GW [no I am very happy the algorians did not come to power, i do not think i could stand someone who drives muscle cars and claims inventing the internet in the same breath and screams he is "green"] derogatory comments aside, the outcome of voting is supposed to be that of which the people truly want, and myself or anyone else telling another how we think they aught to vote is not right.... I prefer to bring the good and bad points out on all sides and hope the person I am talking to has the ability to make a decision on his own for the future of society and the good of mankind [like that will happen] and maybe just maybe i will re-register and cast a ballot this year again.....

I try to bring humor in my thoughts, for a long while back, my mentor in the lawball game told me, make people, laugh, then make them cry and then make them mad enough to do something about the issue at hand. Well I dont think i ever got anyone mad enough to do what needed done, but i know I have had people laugh and cry at the issues, though who knows a few folks get mad at the drop of the hat and they tend to drop their own once in awhile.

Life is short, smile when you can and most people will wonder what you did or where you hid the body at.