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Monday, 6 November 2006
You can't always get what you want...
"The Lesser of two Evils" is a saying that has been cropping up in recent years.

This is what is called a "cliche". Cliches are looking down on. That stems from a distain for what is "Common".

Now most of us are not going to make any individual mark on History. We are what is also called common.

Cliches are also Universal Truths, Folklore the distilled experience of generations, oh of the Common People. You know them. They are the ones who go to jobs, pay taxes, try to raise families. Just regular folks.

Some have decided to make a statement in this coming election. They say they are tired of voting for the Lesser of Two Evils.

They forget one small truth, what makes one thing the Lesser of two evils? Is that the alternative is worse.

So what is it they really want for our Nation? Something worse than what they feel has fallen short?

Politics has been called the Art of the Possible, it is dirty at times and it always includes compromise.

The words of the song have never been truer. You can't always get what you want... MIKE'S WAV FILES

But you can get what you need. Sometimes you may have to accept Not getting what you don't need

So what in my opinion does this country not need?

Well we don't need a Government whose solution to Iraq is to deploy our troops on the other side of the world from the Theater of Operations.

They say we can airlift our troops back in if needed?

An airflight of 4900K IF China and Iran let us fly over their airspace. Otherwise it will be 6000K.

Can you say LOGISTICS? They must never heard of the word. This is the typical distain for the military that had out troops in the last decade hit LZs in Haiti supplied with only a single clip of ammo. The LZs were not hot, otherwise those boys would have gotten wiped out.

We don't need a Government whose environmental thinking will be based on thinking such as.


Fri Sep 29 2006 09:04:05 ET

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and staff on Thursday evening
about the perils of climate change, claiming: Cigarette smoking is a ?significant contributor to
global warming!?

Gore, who was introduced by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the world faces a ?full-scale
climate emergency that threatens the future of civilization on earth.?

Gore showed computer-generated projections of ocean water rushing in to submerge the San Francisco
Bay Area, New York City, parts of China, India and other nations, should ice shelves in Antarctica
or Greenland melt and slip into the sea.

?The planet itself will do nicely, thank you very much what is at risk is human civilization,?
Gore said. After a series of Q& A with the audience, which had little to do with global warming
and more about his political future, Annan bid ?adios? to Gore.

Then, Gore had his staff opened a stack of cardboard boxes to begin selling his new book, ?An
Inconvenient Truth, The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It,?
$19.95, to the U.N. diplomats.


We need to rid our Society of those who will include such eco-propaganda in our educational system rather than science. There has been much furror over the clash between Darwinian Evolution supporters and Intelligent Design supporters. This IMO is at least as dangerous

Science Tobbaco & You

Deforestation is a major cause of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. Trees and
other plants in the forests absorb carbon dioxide to make food. As forests are destroyed, fewer
trees are available to absorb carbon dioxide. Also, people often burn the trees when clearing
land. This burning releases large quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. For the same
reasons, the cutting and burning of wood for curing tobacco adds to the greenhouse effect.

The smoke from cigarettes also contains greenhouse gases. Cigarette smoke contains carbon dioxide
and methane. Smoking worldwide releases about 2.6 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide in the air
every year. It also releases about 5.2 billion kilograms of methane every year. Tobacco growing,
curing, and smoking all add to the greenhouse effect and global warming.

Science, Tobacco & You is a project of the Center for Integrating Research and Learning at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University. Science, Tobacco & You is a multidisciplinary, multimedia, science curriculum resource. Our goal is to promote scientific literacy by encouraging students to ask and answer questions. In this case, the medium is the issue of tobacco use and prevention.

Yes folks there are you tax dollars at work. So Save the Planet from Global Warming stop breathing, you are putting CO2 into the atmosphere.

I ask you? Is this the type of thought we want to be leading us into the 21st Century?

After Tuesday there will be some changes in the makeup of our Government. Both sides will try to put the best face on it but there are some Historical facts we can look at.

Midterm Elections

Analysts place the average midterm loss for the party in the White House at around 15 to 44 seats, depending on which elections are counted ? only elected presidents, midterm elections since the Civil War, midterm elections since World War II, comparable-sized congresses, first and second midterm elections and so on.

The average first midterm election loss for every elected president since 1914 is 27 House seats and three Senate seats. The average sixth-year midterm election, like this year, is much worse for the president's party, which typically loses 34 seats in the House and six seats in the Senate.

This makes the average loss in two midterm elections for the party in the White House: 30 House seats and four or five Senate seats in each midterm election.

In his first midterm election, George W. Bush picked up six House seats and two Senate seats ? making him, according to The New York Times, "the first Republican president to gain House seats in an off-year election" and only the third president of either party to pick up House seats in a midterm election since the Civil War.

This means that for Democrats simply to match the historical average gain for the party out of the White House during the first and second midterm, they would have to pick up 67 seats in the House and 11 seats in the Senate.

If you hear after Tuesday that the results have been a referendum on the Bush Administration?

Remember this The average sixth-year midterm election, like this year, is much worse for the president's party, which typically loses 34 seats in the House and six seats in the Senate.

That is the average loss. Anything less than average cannot be deemed a great Victory for the Democratic Party. But I think you will hear that it is.

If you do? Ask yourselves, is this really true?

Where I come from less than average is not bragging rights.

So go out tommorrow. Make the best choice out of what is available.

Remember the only polls that count, come from voting booths.
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