What price democracy?
Then I wake up.
This makes me happy.
Reading this makes me want to puke.
Catherine... Though I like Belvedere a lot, I find that Grey Goose is as tasty and a bit more consistent.
FranIAm... What is my purpose other than to make my readers nauseated? ;-)
You can't change a crock of shit into a diamond!
Is this what true Democracy means?
I hope not and I also hope we can still get our country back one day soon.
Crackpot Press... And none goes to us here Californians. Sucks to be dependably democratic.
Daniel... No truer words nor lipstick for this pig.
AnonP... I guess I'd prefer if the price were just a little lower. Seems to be another monumental waste.
Fashiongirl... Beefeaters?! Yuck! Isn't that the one with the 'girly man' on the bottle? Of course, I should talk. I drink French vodka.
You ARE a frog. :)
You want to play a round of golf at St. Andrews? They'll fly you there and back in a client's corporate jet and pay the greens fees. Plus hotel accomodation, meals, liquor, hookers of either sex...
The best government money can buy is by definition a government that has already sold out.
Burn the whole mess down and start over.
As far as our so-called democracy goes, I don't think we have one. Aristocracy maybe? I would go for public funding to even the playing field. But, I know that will never happen. We are screwed. I understand your sentiment Kvatch. I vote in Alabama. My vote is also worthless.
Aaron A... So far that 'Democracy Deficit' is a yawning singularity. Nothing is gettin' done right now.
Navyswan... Imperia, huh? Looks like something to try. As for the voting issue: The Frogette and I have already pretty much decided to leave CA, cost of living is just getting too damn high. The question is the timing and the destination.
If you want to go to a pretty cool place that doesn't cost quite as much, consider Portland. The city is about 2/3 Dem, so you still have the "echo chamber" thing, but hey... it has lots of culture, it's fairly European in its approach, and as far as progressive cities go, it has to rank way near the top.
As someone who lives in Red Rural America, I leap at the chance to go to Portland whenever the opportunity presents itself. I think I went there about five times this summer for various things, and we have gone twice in the last few weeks, the first time to see "Spamalot" and the second time to take my daughter to college... I am SO jealous of her getting to live in Portland!
So, why don't the Snavette and I just pack up and move there? The cost is substantially higher to buy a home there than it is here, and my mom still lives here and will probably need our help in the coming years. But it might not seem to cost as much for someone who has been living in SF. Do a little research, check it out! It's relaxed, it's progressive... it DOES rain a fair amount, but that really isn't all so bad.
Liberality... Actually it's quite the opposite. Your vote is *SO* much more important exactly because you live in a red state!
That's the thing, I think. Do I move to a red state where I can really influence things, or stay here where everybody thinks like I do?