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Friday, June 05, 2015

Ioway Goaway

Given the uncompetitive Democratic primary and another Republican killer clown car, it is looking like the kingmaking status of 10,000 farmers over 250,000,000 urbanites is seriously on the wane.


joseph homer said...

Cheers to that.

Coming from and living in a rural community myself, it sucks that farmers are often the audiences for politicking and thought of when we think about whatever it is we think of when we think about the rural. Farm workers, service workers, industrial workers, 'criminals,' all of whom often reside in rural places for various reasons (seems like property values and etc) are shunned or just not given an opportunity to represent themselves either because they lack status or cannot vote. Empowering these communities could be good for both dislocating this misguided idyllic perception of the rural and the lone family farmer, which is basically fantasy and for changing the political landscape here (and places like here) as well.

If only it weren't so damned lonely living out in the middle of 'nowhere.'

Dale Carrico said...

Hey, good to hear from you, hope all is well in your world these days!