A guide to voting in California  

cookie7823 46F
404 posts
10/19/2005 8:49 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

A guide to voting in California

OK...I have only been in California for a year and a half and there are a few things about this state that still keep me scratching my head. I am convinced that all new propositions are written to be deliberately confusing and ambiguous. That way, it's just a "crap shoot"!

However, I also realized that the media always publishes the names of the major groups, office holders and other public figures who support or do not support a new proposition that is on the ballot for voters to decide on. I use those lists to help me decide how to vote...if a bunch of raving lunatics who like to march around in circles with bullhorns support an issue... You can be fairly certain that I will be on the other side!

That really simplified things for me.... Haha!!!

triag916 51M

10/25/2005 9:27 am

Hi, and welcome. I agree the issues put forth are ambiguious and confusing. I also watch to see who is promoting a commerical or certain issue. As for the cirlce walking, bull horning packs, I'm indifferent. Some make sense but others I don't care for.

I also read the ballot's legislative legalese (between the lines) it's there that informs me what it will REALLY cost the taxpayers to enact such idiotic measures.

Hope your time is good in Cali.

WarrenPeace3000 60M
10 posts
11/14/2005 3:19 pm

to prove how lame the propositions were... they all got defeated!

nice heels there lady

bear77344 60M
103 posts
11/17/2005 2:04 am

I think you'll find a lot of the propositions come up because the legislature fails to address and pass laws to solve the problems the people are concerned about. Umfortunately the propositions are written by people way right or way left of the center and usually poorly written. In the legislature you get a compromise bill that tries to address the concerns of both sides.
Also I try to follow the money. If a proposition has a ton of money either pro or con find out whose behind the money paying for the advertising. How you feel about that special interest group can help you decide to support or defeat the bill. The ads about propositions don't have to be true accordong to current Calif state law. GOOD LUCK!

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