Wednesday, November 03, 2010

This election is ready for the recycling bin

Click on image to see some of the slogans, or maybe you're sick of them.

If you don't like the political mood of the country, just wait a minute. It seems to change on a dime. So many contradictory interests among the people who are upset if they can't have it all; interests that are exacerbated with all that campaign rhetoric bloated in money.

It's time to dump another election into the recycling bin and just wait a few, figuratively speaking, moments. Our political climate keeps changing.

At least, for now, there's a place to recycle all that paper.

One thing we have needed for many years, and not gotten, is a bit more patience. Patience among the people and especially patience among all the special interests, which are somewhat the people's interests in disguise.

Special interests are the people's interests jacked up with money and on steroids. Special interests have been hyped, sliced and diced.

Now it's time to take all that campaign stuff and grind it back up into pulp. Make new paper.

1 comment:

Theslowlane Robert Ashworth said...

At least one good note. Bellingham voted to tax itself for bringing bus service back to Sundays. Also for some bicycle, street and crosswalk improvements. That vote was just within city limits where atmosphere for those public goods is more friendly. Alternative transit can be cheaper than driving.

On the other hand, it will likely cost more to live out on Lummi Island. Unrelated to this election, costs for the county ferry to Lummi Island keep going up. By law, most of those costs have to be passed on to ferry riders.