The US presidential election of 2012 is the next to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Incumbent President Obama is running for a second and final term during this election. Republican and major party challenger is former Massachusetts Governor Mit Romney. If you care to know on who’s going to win the November 6th vote – it’s going to be Obama who’ll successfully win his second term.
I’m not a big political follower, but I do admit that the US presidential election draws my attention more and more as it gets closer to voting time. Like many of the previous US elections, this one is no different, as it’s filled with drama as usual. Mr. Romney is scrambling to have his taxes cleaned up, so he can present something by the October deadline. You think his numbers will be honest? Highly unlikely! Especially from a con-artist who’s gotten away from not paying taxes for the last 5+ years at least. What shocks me though is that there’s still people who want to vote for him. Seriously, what good will he do for you or anyone in the lower-to-middle class? The answer is loud and clear, and if you don’t got the dollars, Mit doesn’t care about you, your family, or your well being. He’s all about the elite rich, and keeping the money there.
Anyways, I’m done bitching about that!
Back to the drama. Like I said, every election has drama, and musicians love to show their thumbs up or thumbs down for running candidates and presidents. Here’s some of the more interesting drama that rocked the vote:
Barrack Obama (2008-???)
Right Wing Country Rocker Hank Williams Jr said earlier this week: “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!”
Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
Rap Metal Rocker Stuck Mojo took shots at then President Clinton in their 1998 song “Crooked Figurehead”
Cult singer Wesley Willis wrote a tune called “Bill Clinton” and gushed “A lot of people across U.S. work for you…I like you a lot”
George H.W. Bush (1989-1993)
Al Jourgensesn of Ministry led a one-man crusade against George Bush in many songs, sampling him in songs such as NWO
Neil Young & Bad Religion heavily made fun of Bush’s “1,000 points of light” campaign.
George W. Bush (2001-2009)
Bushy had it rough, not only was he the president during 9/11, he also started two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq respectively. He got his share of onstage rants and protest songs.
Kanye West flat out said; “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”
Dixie Chicks, while on tour in London said; “We’re ashamed that the President of U.S. is from Texas”
Neil Young came out with a song called “Let’s impeach the President” in 2006.
Pearl Jam sneered in Bushleaguer that president Bush was “born on third, thinks he got a triple”
50 Cent mocked Bushy by saying; “I wana…shake his hand and tell him how much of me I see in him….NOT”
Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
Richard got the infamous nickname “Tricky Dick” due to his antics of the Vietnam War and Watergate.
Everyone literally hated Richard (I think he was the most hated), but a significant moment of hatred came in 1970 when Neil Young penned Ohio in the wake of the Kent State shootings.
John Lennon referenced Richard in his song Gimme Some Truth; “Short haired yellow bellied sons of Tricky Dick”
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
Ronald became public enemy # 1 for his arms race with the Russians, Reaganomics, and the Iran-Contra Affair. Here are some bands and songs that highlighted Ronald:
Dead Kennedy’s - “We’ve got a bigger problem now”
DRI – “Reagonomics”
The Ramones – “Bonzo got to bitburg”
Minutemen – “If Reagan played Disco”
Violent Femmes – “Old Mother Reagan”
Thanks to the “Sun” for their well put together list of presidents who faced the music. With great tunes, and drama surrounding the past and upcoming U.S. elections, how could one not get sucked into it, because let’s be honest we all love a little drama.
Anyways, enough with the presidential drama, let’s get to the real stuff with some awesome reads from earlier this week.
On Cent at a Time – Another school year is just around the corner, so for all you college kids going back to school, and looking to earn a little spending money, check out this easy to follow post on 10 Conventional and Unconventional Ways of Earning Money in College.
iHeart Budgets – There are times in a man’s (woman’s) life when he has to set aside his pride, put down the tools a realize that he needs to hire a professional. Very few are the Jack’s and Jill’s of the trade, and there are times you need professional help. So, should you hire a professional? That depends on how cheap or hard headed you are.
Work Save Live – When those in need are looking for help, are we actually helping them or are they looking for a handout. There’s a difference between helping, and handing out while others abuse the system. However, I will add that it’s not just the so called those in need that abuse the system, it’s those who cut their checks who abuse it equally with lavish office expenses, bonuses, and unjustified raises.
See Debt Run – So, there’s this so called Insurance movement going on with some bloggers to shine more light onto life insurance. Jeff share’s his two cents in a great post on why he opted for insurance and the reason insurance exists for the rainiest of days.
Eyes on the Dollar – As someone who spends A LOT of cash on hobbies, I can attest that it’s not cheap. Despite spending nearly $3k so far this year on my hobbies, I still wouldn’t change a thing. Here’s a great post on how to afford expensive hobbies.
Simple Debt Free Finance – What does $100k income get you these days? My answer is depends. Truly, $100k today doesn’t get you as much as you’d get say 30 years ago, however whether you make $100k or $50k, it’s all about how you spend it and the type of lifestyle you choose to lead.
One Smart Dollar – We all procrastinate from time to time. It’s human nature and it’s in our blood to procrastinate. But, how do we stop procrastination? That’s easy with 8 simple ways to stop procrastination.
Add Vodka – If you love em giveaways, ensure that you entry into Daisy’s Blgoiversary Giveaway. Lot’s of goodies up for grabs, but I’m more excited to see her come out of the closet by becoming semi-anonymous with a pic and real name. You go GF!!
Married with Debt – No longer are they in debt, now that John and the wifey paid off $100k worth of debt, many are wondering what’s next? Here’s a plan for the next stage – the debt free stage.
Passive Cleaning Income – Dreaming of becoming self employed? Dream no more with 4 tips to help your self employed dream come true.
Thanks for stopping by and reading and to everyone for being part of this weekend’s Finance Fox Weekend Recap. We hope you enjoyed this week’s 7 awesome reads you might have missed this week, and see us again right here next weekend where we’ll do it all over again.
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