36 Miles Through The Tectonic Plate Boundary


jeb-bushNot a single vote for President has been cast in any Primary or Caucus. Not one. So who benefits from fake news stories like this one, claiming that JEB BUSH WILL DROP OUT OF THE RACE today? I think that we all know that answer, but there’s something else happening here when it comes to polls.

By nature, a Poll is used as a “direct democracy” type of tool. But, it is also representative in that it is usually a VERY small and very limited cross section of the population, which is then further segmented in order to produce the results that the poll taker wants. But it it presented as representative of the ToTaL population. For example, 75% of Americans want something done about some issue. But is it really 75%? Or just 75% of the segmented poll that is being talked about.

So when we see a poll that says that 70+% of Republicans think Trump is the “most electable” and that they want “an outsider” to get the nominations, we have to ask ourselves if that can (a) possibly be true and (b) what specific group of republicans were polled on the matter. I doubt seriously that 75% of the people who show up to County GOP meetings would agree with these results.

So why does a website that nobody has ever heard of run the story? And what will Jeb Bush spend today doing?

And who benefits from that?

CalifHSTIt turns out that the State of California’s High Speed Rail Authority LIED when it issued its 2014 Business plan. They knew then that the ToTaL cost of the project would exceed $68 Billion and that  there was no way on Earth they would meet their own deadlines. If you are in any way surprised by this, or if you voted FOR the HSR, you should never vote again. Ever.

The idea of individual rights and responsibilities has been submerged through the years to the idea of collective rights and responsibilities. In other words, over the course of our Constitutional republic, it has become less “What should I do about this?” and more “What should WE do about this?”

Nowhere is this more evident than in how we have allowed the encroachments on the 2nd Amendment.

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on October 26, 2015, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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