You sound like an intelligent person.  You are right.  I know people in my 
community who vote democrate or repoublican just because everyone in their 
family has always voted that way.  They never stop to ask themselves if the 
candidate is right or wrong.  I go for the guy who sees things as I do, don't 
care about party, etc.  Besides, both parties have had a hand in messing things 
up so no one can really point the finger of blame on the other.

---- Lee Evans <> wrote: 
> I've never been a list moderator or been a position to direct anything except 
> to try to direct a bunch of cats to use the litter boxes.  However, let me 
> just add a bit of wisdom or non-wisdom, however you want to view it.  
> Discussing politics and religion usually causes minor skirmishes and major 
> wars on any list or even in a group around the dinner table.  We all have 
> opinions.  If the opinions are about food, clothing, the color of the freshly 
> painted house down the street, why the neighbor would ever buy a 
> Chihuahua/Great Dane mix dog or anything but religion and politics, we state 
> our opinion, have a chuckle sometimes, compliment each other for being able 
> to put a few words together in a sentence and go on with the day.  But just 
> start a thread in a group about politics in an election year and all h*** 
> breaks loose.  Even if half the list is in agreement that one or another 
> candidate is a total screw-up, the other half of the list goes bananas
>  and defends their total screw-up to the last flaming word.  Unfortunately 
> this is because most people don't use logic and research to pick a 
> candidate.  So what you get is pure emotion. Other people know deep inside 
> that they are supporting someone who isn't exactly wonderful but they are not 
> going to vote for that OTHER PARTY because mom, dad, grandma, granddad never 
> voted for that PARTY. It is my opinion that most elections are based on who 
> can sell the product better and the prejudice of the voters for or against 
> the actual person.  I don't mean color or ethnic group although that also 
> comes into the mix.  What I mean is that no one even goes to check out the 
> facts.  Like we are now having a problem with whether Romney strapped his dog 
> carrier to the top of his car.  Or in the past, whether Mr. Obama was a 
> citizen of the United States, or whether he was a secret Muslim. These are 
> all smoke screens to keep people from thinking about real issues,
>  like the price of food constantly going up, how much money  the oil 
> companies are actually making when they raise the price of gas every time 
> someone mentions Iran or Iraq or any other issue  important to our daily 
> lives.  If I spend an hour doing a search on how many bills were passed by 
> the candidates that benefited me or took away something for me, I would do 
> much better as an informed voter than if I spent my time reading about 
> Romney's dog or Obama's birth certificate.  This, I think, is why we get 
> angry with someone who has an opinion that does not match ours.  We are not 
> really solidly informed before we take the opinion in the first place.  Like 
> standing on the edge of a cliff, afraid that someone will push us off and 
> lying to ourselves that if we scream loud and long enough, we won't lose our 
> balance.  Maybe we should just stick to cats and trade information on how to 
> make their lives better and longer.

Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 

 From: Terri Brown <>
Sent: Friday, October 5, 2012 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] President

This is why I don't think we should be discussing this on this list.
----- Original Message ----- 
>From: Lorrie 
>Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 6:59  AM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] President
>It is true.  
>On 10-04, Terri Brown 
>>    I don't know where you heard that Lorrie, but 
  it's not true.
>>    Terri
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