Here is how this California resident will vote in the 2012 general elections this coming Tuesday:
Rommney/ Ryan ticket.
Pres. Obama should not be re-elected.
He did not keep his promises even to his own supporters, not even in the two years when he had nearly absolute power. Item: The extra-territorial prison at Guantanamo is still open for business. He replaced troops on the ground with an international assassination program of suspects that does not even bother to issue arrest warrants.
There is no economic recovery. It’s time for plan B and team B. That’s true irrespective of how much Pres. Obama “inherited” the economic crisis.
US Senator: Elisabeth Emken
I vote for the Republican although I don’t think the incumbent, Feinstein, is especially awful.
US Representative: Jeff Taylor
I heard incumbent Sam Farr speak. It confirmed mys suspicion that he is an old-fashioned, mindless liberal. He has been part of California’s fiscal problem for too long.
State Senator and State Assemblyman: straight Republican. It’s plan B. I heard Tom Walsh speak. I was impressed by his intelligence.
Santa Cruz City Council: It’s a discouraging situation. I am grateful
to anyone who spends his time on guidance of the civic project. But, but, for many years, the city of Santa Cruz has been administered by coalitions of liberals and leftists in varying proportions. Together, they have managed to invade my privacy, waste my money on experimental projects that belong in the private sector, and offend my sense of fairness and of the inviolability of basic human rights (such as sleeping). They have done all this without registering tangible progress regarding our main municipal problems. I mean mostly attracting and retaining businesses to create more local employment, public insecurity in general, and limiting the damage the large homeless population do to themselves and to their fellow citizens.
I am hoping that voting for people who have any experience running a business may inject a dose of realism in the Council. I will vote for: Pamela Comstock, Cynthia Matthew. Micah Posner, Richelle Noroyan.
I will pretend that none made silly pro-environemt noises in their presentation of self.
In voting for California propositions and for measures and other initiatives,I am guided by the general following principle: Incompetence and criminal stubbornness should not be rewarded at the ballot box.
Prop 30: NO, NO. NO!
Prop 31: Yes
Prop 32: YES! YES! YES!
Pop 33: Yes or Pass (I don’t know enough).
Prop 34: Yes. Too many false-positive in death penalty cases. Too many convicted “murderers” cleared by serious DNA analysis.
Prop 35 : Yes
Prop 36: Yes. When I voted for the three-strikes law several years ago, I did not realize that shoplifting by a man with two felony drug dealing convictions on his record could land him a in jail forever, at my expense. I want a new three-strikes law limiting the three strikes to violent offenses.
Prop 37: No. I am for transparency in general but this prop smells fishy. Why so many tortuous exemptions? The ads supporting it seem to come from people who dislike science and rationality.
Prop 38 and 39: No.
That Johny can’t read is not for lack of money. I went through a school system that spent 1/10 as much as Santa Cruz, in real money. I could read well at 14, in two languages.
40: Pass. Not explained well enough.
N. P. and Q: NO. We don’t need more taxes to be misspent by the same people.
I owe a lot to Charley Freedman of KSCO radio in Santa Cruz. Nonetheless, he is not responsible for my choices, of course.