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Time to move to Alabama? (video)

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posted on May, 17 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by prionace glauca
If I could vote in Alabama, that guy would surely have my vote.

S&F,


Based on....what? A slick redneck ad??

What do you really know about the guy? Did you go to school with him? How do you know he wasn't the school bully stealing lunch money from the other kids?

Did you ever live next door to him? How do you know that he is not a wife beater or that his wife's nickname is not Emelda? Maybe she shops in Columbia and smuggles her million dollar wardrobe into the country...(hmmm, why does that sound familiar?)

Do you know who this guy's contacts are? How do you know he's not a spokesman for the meat and dairy industry? Are you aware of all the propaganda that has been put out by the meat and dairy industry for many, many years? How they have been the ones to fashion the food pyramid and get it enforced in school systems, etc.? How they have ultimately been responsible for the inhumane treatment of animals in these slaughter houses?

Who is bankrolling this guy? Who will he be catering to? He has a slick ad writer, that's all. That's the name of the game. Appeal to the majority of the population in your area by assuming their identity. Once you are in, they no longer matter. You are a wheeler dealer for the money bags that paid for you to be in your position.

Don't you people ever learn?




posted on May, 17 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by ProjectJimmy
So apparently to get elected in the United States all I need is a gun, a cowboy hat and a bunch of buzz-words that actually say nothing about my political views, except that I am the good guy. That's good to know.

Seriously what the hell is wrong with you people? A wannabe cowboy flashes an antique gun in a political ad and suddenly there is a thread about moving to his state.

What does he want to do with that $5 billion he'll control?

How will he bring back the practice of family farming when it is no longer profitable?


Why is it not profitable? Could it be the taxes and regulations?



How does he believe illegal immigration hurts agriculture?

How can the agricultural industry help lower the unemployment rate when it is based on non-agricultural jobs?

What management experience does he have?

What large-scale reforms would he like to see be put in place?

What is his cause-based platform?

Why aren't you people who are oohing and ahhing at his gun asking these kind of issues based questions? You want to hold your politicians to a higher standard start doing so and think about the issues that affect your lives!

The man is running to be the Agricultural Commissioner, do any of you even know what that job is? Do any of you care? Or do his gun and cowboy hat still have you mesmerized?


I like to see that you have all these frelling questions?

I just have one question for you. Does your internet NOT have Google?

I am sure you googled the candidates name and looked up his stances on everything you asked, RIGHT?

It is a 1 minute commercial. I am sure you would have just ran an ad that was what, exactly?

He state what he was, he stated his positions on several things, he stated his opponents positions on something.

Advertising is just that, advertising. To get part of your message out. To get people interested enough to make people investigate.

Sorry, this guy could not run a 1 hour advertisement. You know, maybe he is not in the pocket of TPTB.

Glad to see you asking questions, maybe you should look for the answers yourself instead of expecting the MSM to feed you all the answers.

Oh wait, aren't you in media?



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho
I was hoping to see his lever action rifle put to use in the ad.


This is the "US Political Madness" right here. What on earth does firing a rifle have to do with running for Agricultural office?

You are confusing entertainment with politics. You do not even know that he owns that gun, it could just be a prop.

Critical thinking skills just completely gave way to a emotionally-based empty and completely opaque (that's the opposite of transparent) appeal from a candidate to vote for him because of a PR image.

You've been sold a political product, and some of you bought it without asking a single question. THAT is the Madness currently afflicting your country. That is what is wrong with your political climate. You do know know fact from fiction anymore.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 06:07 PM
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Here, I will do your WORK for YOU.


Dale Peterson Alabama Google Search

Here is his web page-

dalepeterson2010

From his platform page-



Every state has its special challenges, and one of Alabama's is agriculture. Agriculture in Alabama is broken. Every day we lose three family farms. Every year, we lose over 1,000 family farms. Why? Because our farmers can't make a living farming. What choice do they have? Sadly, they have no choice but to leave farming and find some other means to support their families.

That is unacceptable.

Having never held political office or been appointed to any state farm related committees or boards makes me uniquely different from the other candidates seeking Alabama's Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries job in 2010.

Each of them has served for years on state agriculture committees and boards, in state appointed farm related offices or in the current commissioner's administration. While they have been on these various committees, boards and in the current administration, the downward spiral of agriculture and the loss of family farms in Alabama have continued.

Alabamians and Alabama farmers deserve better.

They deserve a commissioner with determination, drive and grit.

They deserve a commissioner who will work in earnest to put Alabamians back to work in agribusiness and related jobs.

They deserve a commissioner who will make an all out push to retrieve jobs moving out of the state.

They deserve a commissioner who will make the hard decisions without worrying about whether or not he will be re-elected.

They deserve a commissioner who will initiate a movement to reduce or eliminate the inheritance tax (death tax) on Alabama Family farms.

Most of all - Alabamians deserve a commissioner who will put Alabama's agribusiness on a track of profitability and growth.

I have what it takes to be that commissioner - and that's why I am a candidate for Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries in 2010.

My campaign will focus on THREE chronic agribusiness problems:

Number 1: Leadership

At commissioner level, there has been little to no leadership for decades. My 40 years of successful business and entrepreneurial experience, along with my determination, energy, drive and grit have equipped me with the tools to put leadership back into the Commissioner's office and uplift the morale of the Department.

Number 2: Profitability

Sustained profitability is the fuel that will save Alabama agriculture and the family farm. Today, there is no profit. There is no plan to achieve profit. No business or state agency can expect to thrive without a business plan and that particularly means the Alabama Agriculture and Industries Department. As Commissioner, my team will develop and will implement a 1, 3 and 5 year comprehensive Public Marketing Awareness and Tax Reduction Agribusiness Plan that sets out a path to put agriculture in Alabama back on track to profitability.

Number 3: Job Creation

Alabama jobs will begin to grow as the Public Marketing Awareness plan begins to reach its targeted market. The initiation of stability will begin as farm taxes are reduced or eliminated and longevity of those jobs will, in part, be provided through a proposed tax relief provision for farm-related businesses contained in the Agribusiness Plan. As agribusiness begins to return to profitability, we will see reversal in Alabama agribusiness jobs moving out of State.

This is a very ambitious plan. It's way outside of the normal government box, but today's circumstances demand outside of the box thinking. It won't be easy and it won't be quick but we can do this and return to profitable agribusiness growth. We can also preserve the ecological balance of the environment while simultaneously maintaining substantial agricultural production.

To do this, we don't need a bunch of committees. We need a few small teams of individuals who have the talent, determination, drive and grit to put a workable Alabama agribusiness plan together. Turning Alabama agribusiness around and returning it to profitability will be a tough challenge, but it's one that can be met if tackled by the right people with the right muster and the right mindset.

Ultimately, sustainable agriculture is about the people - and that includes every person involved with Alabama's agribusiness and every person in Alabama who depends on it, even those who don't yet understand the importance of agriculture in Alabama.

I'm Dale Peterson and I'm a candidate for Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. Given the opportunity - and with your help and input - together we will preserve Alabama's agricultural heritage - and we will put Alabama agribusiness and the family farm on the right track.

If you entrust your vote to me, the two promises that I make to you are, I will always keep you informed and I will not let you down.


Did this help you!?




posted on May, 17 2010 @ 06:11 PM
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You bet I've got a bunch of "frelling" questions, and they are backed up by things like thoughts, and reason, and rationality, does it so frighten you that I use logic?

I'll tell you what frightens me:

How many of your fellow citizens look up what their candidates stances on issues are? I am in the media, I know what questions to ask a politician to find out such things, but why should I have to?

Why should a candidate's stances be a secret that we in the media or the citizen have to play detective to have to find out? Why do they no longer come to you with them, when did politics stop being about issues and start being about the product image?

Your candidates are selling you entertainment packaged as politics and most of the people in your country will not go further than that 1 minute advertisement, they will simply buy the cowboy image and not ask any questions.

I don't give a damn if he's backed by "the powers that be" whoever the hell they are in your personal conspiracy theory, I want politicians to start talking to their constituents like they are not idiots, like they can understand complicated issues if they have them explained properly. I want a set of candidates that don't care if they are "boring" I want someone that answers questions and has more questions for the voters.

I want someone who knows what the hell they are doing, an expert, a specialist, not someone who is selling an image of themselves. This guy is no different than any other American politician I've seen.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 06:13 PM
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I respect and agree with everything this man is saying.

That said, this ad seems like the intro to a feature length movie in the "grindhouse" genre.

I love it. It's exactly what Alabama needs. This guy will do well and he has my support.

That's all I have to say about that.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 06:14 PM
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No actually that answers very few questions, all he really says there is that he will lower taxes, get rid of a bit of overhead and make plans once he is in office. Sounds like anyone else to me.

Then he just goes on to try to sell more of his image as a cowboy. It's still empty and he's still treating the voters like idiots.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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This guy somehow reminds me of some strange mix of Mr Haney from green acres and J.R. Ewing from Dallas. I mean come on , would you buy a used car from him? Honestly?

[edit on 17-5-2010 by bluemooone2]



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by prionace glauca
If I could vote in Alabama, that guy would surely have my vote.

S&F,


too bad he's not running for Governor !!!! lol

I may have to move to AL also, lol

we'd take him in NC if AL doesn't
want him .... hahahahaha

someone also commented on the edited fragments.
Well some times during an ad they talk a lil too much
on a topic and it has to be edited down for time
constraints to fit into a time slot. I think that is the
reason why it appears that way. He tries to touch on
a lot of subjects in a short period of time.

If he was running in NC
he'd have my vote



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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So you are looking for what?

A harvard educated lawyer? Someone that has not RUN anything, including a business? Someone that you cannot find anything about until it is too late.

The best thing for any candidate would be that they were NEVER IN GOVERNMNENT!



I am sure that the media will do everything they can to vilify anyone NOT up to their STANDARDS.

This I am SURE of.

Do not want anyone that would actually rock the boat, would we?

Gotta keep those that are in power, in power.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by endisnighe
reply to post by ProjectJimmy
 


So you are looking for what?

A harvard educated lawyer? Someone that has not RUN anything, including a business? Someone that you cannot find anything about until it is too late.

The best thing for any candidate would be that they were NEVER IN GOVERNMNENT!



I am sure that the media will do everything they can to vilify anyone NOT up to their STANDARDS.

This I am SURE of.

Do not want anyone that would actually rock the boat, would we?

Gotta keep those that are in power, in power.


How about someone with a degree in agricultural sciences? Some management experience (that means running something) and a degree in business or economics would be a good thing to add in.

There is a difference between electing people without a history in government and electing idiots to positions in politics. "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" was just a movie you know.

I would not vote for someone without a college education for Parliament; I am not at all sorry if that makes me an elitist. I want to make sure the person representing me in government is intelligent and educated and has had the discipline to make it through university.

I have no problem with political leadership being smarter than I am, in fact I dearly hope that they are.

Edit: Yes as a member of the media, if I wrote editorials, which is not what I do but if I did, I would raise questions about candidates that I do not think are qualified for office, that's my duty to my readers. So yes, I would put the screws to anyone I didn't think was right for office, for any reason. Any editorialist should do the same.

[edit on 17-5-2010 by ProjectJimmy]



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 06:58 PM
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Well you could vote for me than.

But, I had a boss once that the highest class he took was 6th grade. Ran a pretty good business. Knew higher algebraic functions without even being taught them.

So I guess he would be off your list.

Just as Einstein would be off your list.

Just as the people not brainwashed by the colleges and professors would be off your list.

It is not that hard to run government. It is pretty basic. Protect the rights of your constituents and stay the HELL out of their pockets.

Sounds like something a fifth grader could do.

You know, who is smarter than a fifth grader.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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We already know the ever so eloquent POTUS whose IQ just shoots off the charts and is unmeasurable.



I wonder if a 5th grader knows how many states in the Republic of the United States of America.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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To add to your video.








I am SOOO glad we got us an edumacated guy in charge of um um thingys,.




posted on May, 17 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by ProjectJimmy

How about someone with a degree in agricultural sciences?


Monsanto sponsors a lot of agriculture scholarships. They have also built many wings in universities.

Surely the Old Saint (Mon Santo) is sponsoring a candidate or two with an eye on agriculture.

I wonder who is really backing Mr. Cowboy ?



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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I think this video is better.





posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Oh, oh my gosh....I was scared the first time around......This one is actually funny! LOL, and quite appropriate for the gun slingin fellow!

I wonder if his campaign office has seen this, yet!



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