Our Current Political System, Illustrated

Trolls Under Bridge796

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5 Responses to Our Current Political System, Illustrated

  1. george rebane says:

    TWO tolling trolls, what a concept. And here all along we’ve been told that there was only one tolling troll, the other one wanted people to have a free pass. Thanks for the clarification Bob.

  2. Chris Peterson says:

    Thing is; the trolls who cause most of the problems today are as mythical as your caricatures. The folks who continue to pay ever more, while getting ever less, are the taxpayers, and 99% of the arguments today are manufactured BS from vested interests.

    I guess that if we were allowed to agree on most things, the political system as we now know it would fall apart. Wouldn’t that be sad; we’d have to go back to electing the best person for the job instead of rooting for a particular party.

    Ah well…

    • Chris Peterson says:

      Case in point:

      The new NBC/WSJ poll:
      The People’s agenda for Congress: (What WE want.)
      1. Access to lower cost student loans–80% support.
      2. Increase spending on infrastructure–75%
      3. Raising the minimum wage–65%
      4. Emergency funding for fighting Ebola in Africa–60%
      5. Addressing climate change/reducing carbon emissions–59%

      None of which is on the new Congress’s agenda. But hey, they’ve got a “mandate” from the 1/6 of the electorate who voted for them.

  3. Michael Anderson says:

    I hope everyone had a chance to read Jim Hemig’s commentary on Friday in The Union. If not, it is here: http://www.theunion.com/opinion/columns/13890774-113/grass-valley-community-lisa
    Jim concludes: “I only ask that you remember that this is the same person who has served our community for more than 28 years and only cares about advancing Grass Valley and not getting our community stuck in the mud of one individual’s scandal.”

    Hmmm. I guess I’m disappointed that Jim is conflating Lisa’s unquestionable love for–and dedication to–the Nevada County community, with the Terry Lamphier allegations. Certainly if Terry is guilty then it is indeed a scandal but he has yet to even be charged. There is another potential scandal in the timing, and the details, of the revelation about Terry’s alleged crimes that Hemig fails to address.

    We need to wait to see what happens in the coming weeks and perhaps even months. In the meantime, Terry should attend to his business, both personally and professionally. And everyone else should just honor and accept the process, as unpleasant and inconvenient as that may be.

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