Puppet Candidates

This election has me nervous about the state of the union. Either candidate is a puppet, one more than the other, but all in all puppets. They have grave responsibility with little power to exercise their conscience.

What truly irks me is someone who campaigns beyond their capability. How can Gore or Bush provide legislation? How could Nader do anything except be an ineffective President with no allies in the Congress? Presidents ask their allies (read party members) in the Congress to write up a bill that does what they want to do. That bill more than likely will have the congress member’s name on it, not the president’s.

The flip side is that a President’s allies in the Congress can only get bi-partisan legistlation through. Any truly liberal legislation is going to be opposed by the conservatives.

The Baha’i method without this campaigning fiasco is truly the better method in my opinion. If we wish to have representative government, then why do we pretend to vote on the president? How many Americans truly understand that they are NOT voting on the president? Doubt it is most. Especially since every election year I hear the same question about “why are there people listed under the candidates name?”

At least I voted.

Survey and Photography

All the hard work on the Politics & the Web Survey hopefully is over. It is a REALLY long survey at 192 responses or so. The survey changes on Election Day. Don’t fill it out more than once (or at least use different email addresses, computers, or far apart times to disquise that you did).

Mom asked what I wanted as a college graduation present. K-Mart happened to be having a closing sale, so we visited it. She got me an Olympus Stylus Zoom 115 QD Date 35mm Camera for me to play with at photography. It’s my first camera. All the other cameras I previously used belonged to someone else.

UPDATE 24-MAR-2010: Link to the survey removed as site is gone.

Homecoming

*whew* Load off my back. Homecoming is actually going okay. No snaffus today (unlike Tuesday when I got to run around trying to make sure that the problems would get fixed).

My name got in the paper. Not as often as some other people like Chris or Joe. Will add a link the story in the paper to that when they get the web edition online.

Résumé

Feels like a good day. Took an enterprising look at my résumé. Needs some more skills I think. The skills list is way too compact… I mean, how many people claim they know 3 WYSIWIG editors, 4 graphics editors, and 3 FTP programs? Do think that the list of organizations should be expanded to include more professional organizations. A curriculum vita is a possibility that I might add for the 2 workshops I did.

Seeing Sarah and Angie last night was pretty cool. Enjoy the constant laughing. Maybe that is why I enjoy all my female friends… we have fun even if it is just dinner and a movie.

UPDATED 25-MAR-2010: The résumé link now goes to the current CV which has a password on it. Sorry, leaving it online started a swarm of headhunters wanting me for Luminis contract work when clearly it says the little I know doesn’t qualify me.

Two Footballs

Had an enjoyable night. Attended another Lowndes High Vikings football game where the defense more or less shut down a great offense. Saw lots of alumni I knew in school. Thought the game rocked.

After the game, read in Sports Illustrated that they were going to show the Men’s Soccer USA vs. Cameroon game on TV. Unfortunately, they were going to show the game on a channel I don’t have, which sucks. Maybe I will be able to catch the Women’s Soccer USA vs. China ?