Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy New Year! - Updates

Happy New Year! I hope that your year so far has been an excellent one! I though it was time I update this blog just to say hello. I spent New Years in NYC with friends and now back in the office on break. I plan on continuing my blog stories this year, including some NYC experiences. Additionally, updating the fitness blogs and of course, my political ranting. Speaking of, I went to see "The Iron Lady," a movie about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher which I found a bit inspiring. I plan on doing some more detailed study of her life and policies as a conservative. 

A few of my friends are republicans and have been trying to sway me to become republican lol. I currently stand as a moderate democrat. Some say the older you become, the more liberal you become. I find myself to be the complete opposite. I never see myself as a Herman Cain or Clarence Thomas, but certain policies and ideologies I can agree with on a conservative level such as limits on spending and pro life. 

So I will be in Atlanta next weekend for the Honda Battle of the Bands at the Georgia Dome. It is also a good friends bday so we plan on partying away Atlanta! Anyone who has "partayed" with me knows I know how to party lol.

Lastly I want to thank everyone for reading this blog...whenever I blog. I get requests or reminders in person, via Twitter and emails expressing great interest. I had no idea. If you like my thoughts and ideas so much I encourage you to follow me on Twitter @KeithJonesJr where I spend most of my life now tweeting about life lol. Happy 2012!


1 comment:

Will said...

My voting preferences change back and forth. While I'm registered as a Democrat, my views are sometimes in the middle and I listen to the candidates rather than supporting someone just because of the party they belong to.

I personally don't like the idea of Republican versus Democrat. Those other parties out there don’t seem to matter so much. But I think they ought to do away with those labels, because most people I know vote either one way or the other out of loyalty to their party and not necessarily because they believe in the particular candidate. When you listen to the messages of Romney or Gingrich, how can anyone in their right mind vote for them? But they are getting lots of support and have plenty of steam behind them. #smh

What I really would like to see, which some people say is too radical of an idea, is have politicians chosen randomly using a system like in jury duty, whether for city, state, federal, county, or whatever. If you’re 18 yrs or older, your name comes up and you have to serve for a period of time, say 1 or 2 years, and then your time is up. You’d earn a salary of whatever the current pay rate is for the particular office, and when your time is up you never have to serve again. There will always be new people in the pool because every year, someone new turns 18. I think if our representatives were chosen randomly like that, then it would truly be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people without all of the partisan bickering and backstabbing, and whatnot. The way things are now, important bills may not get passed simply because of petty personal agendas of individual politicians. I think my way would eliminate that. But it’s just a dream that probably will never happen. There’s too much power in holding the position. I don’t think most of them really care about the everyday people like you and me. Like Charles S. Dutton’s character said in the movie, Distinguished Gentlemen, it’s just about being there.