Forgive the thrown together nature of this post, I have been very busy!
Scroll down for the voter guide. I can’t guarantee it but if I can – it will be in pretty colors.
Last Week’s Show
First off – last week’s Invisible Voice show has tacked to 1063 archive listens within one week. This is terrifying in a wonderful way. I have no idea where the traffic has come from, but that show has the distinction of being my most popular piece of content within one week of all time. Hearty kudos are extended to my cohost, Tom Webb, as well as to the thirty two folks who listened live throughout the two hour broadcast. You can listen to the show directly by clicking here.
That’s a pretty awesome milestone to hit as an online content producer. What does this mean, going forwards? All Invisible Voice shows will now be simulcast on BTR. This means that post show sharing and turn around will be almost instantaneous. Exposure is simply too valuable to loose.
Some folks have requested cross posting to youtube, because of complaints with the Blog Talk Radio player. First: please subscribe to the rss feed if you have problems with BTR! www.blogtalkradio.com/thedougem.rss Second: I will be blunt, as I have in the past. I am working almost full time in the service industry. Money is a significant concern for me, as is my time. I am in BTR’s revenue sharing program in order to help justify the amount of time I spend on making content. I am not outright asking for donations at this time, but it’s simple economic reality that if the choice is between more hours at work, or more hours mixing audio and video when I have bills to pay – I have to take more work hours.
I want to cut back on work hours, and as my income stabilizes it becomes more viable, but that time hasn’t come yet. I still aspire to enter the broadcasting industry, but I need to build up savings to go to community college first, and my job is simply the most practical way to do that. IF. Huge IF – but IF online income through donations or other means is able to replace at least part of my work wages, I can consider cutting back on hours and devoting more time to production, but that’s not something I’m going to ask of you. If it happens, it happens. If not, that’s ok. I proceed as planned, work hard at my job, and make the most of it I can.
Quick Voter’s Guide (CA focused)
Alternate Voter Guides:
- California GOP (enter in any generic address of a business or school in CA)
- Rodger Hedgecock
- Stop Taxing Us
- Howard Jarvis Tax Payer Association
- Ken and Jerry
President: Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan
US Senate: Elizabeth Emken
US House: Brian Bilbrary
San Diego Mayor: Carl DeMaio
Prop 30: No
Prop 31: Abstain
Prop 32: YES
Prop 33: Abstain
Prop 34: NO
Prop 35: Abstain
Prop 36: No
Prop 37: No
Prop 38: No
Prop 39: No
Prop 40: Yes
Why so many abstains? If I don’t have full understanding of a proposition or what it will do, my default is usually ‘no’ – but I’ve been convinced on those three to abstain since they could be good, or they could be bad. I don’t know, I’m not informed, and cannot make an informed decision.
These recommendations are simply my opinion and mine alone! Please come to your own conclusions when voting!
What do I think happens tomorrow?
I will only place a cautious call on the overall presidential election. I don’t even begin to know how individual propositions or races are standing.
Based off of the overwhelming turnout on ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’ and an overall sense of pent up momentum across the news cycle, I predict that the Mitt Romney Paul Ryan ticket will win a narrow Electoral College victory and be within five points positive leading the popular vote.
My heart predicts a landslide tomorrow. My brain is more cautious. We will see tomorrow, hopefully.
Based on overall news cycle movements, some bullet point predictions. Also, remember that polling is notoriously bad lately. Majority of media favored polls are sampling as if 2008 is happening again, which is not rooted in reality.
- If Romney wins, media will blame it on ‘extremist’ tea party and GOP vote stealing.
- If the election is within 3 points we will not know who the president is for a month.
- If Romney wins, the floodgates on news of the dire economic situation this country faces will open, especially once inauguration takes place. Media will cease being the fourth branch of government but will heartily continue being the publicity arm of the Democrat Party.
- Whomever wins, the aftereffects of the Benghazi scandal will lead to criminal trials and possible impeachment unless something else big grabs national attention.
There’s a show tomorrow morning – see the next post for details!