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If you’re like me, you’ll probably be happy when Election Day has passed so we can finally be done with all the political ads.  So far, what I can surmise is this:

·         Every political candidate wants to lower your taxes

·         Every candidate’s opponent will raise your taxes

·         Every candidate will enable you to get top notch healthcare for free while their opponent will bring back leaching as a medical procedure when the plague comes back

·         All candidates know how to shore up our educational system, yet nobody says much or anything about the role of the parents in their own child’s education

·         Every candidate voted to raise you taxes 230 times last year… no they didn’t… yes they did… no they didn’t

·         Joe the Plumber is a media diva

 

 

Regardless of where you stand, this is a very important election (which one isn’t?).  It’s hard to find out what the facts are and where the candidates stand without some spin doctor feeding us a stream of misinformation.  It’s great that we have a system whereby the people have the opportunity to vote, but it is a shame when a big chunk of those people have no idea who they are really voting for.

 

As I stated before, the purpose of this blog is not to be political.  I have political beliefs, but I won’t put them on here.  Instead I encourage you to do some research as part of your civic responsibility.  I’ve searched around and found some pretty good websites that give the voting records of all candidates in your district.  This is the one I’ve used the most – http://www.votesmart.org.  This is a bipartisan site designed to inform voters and seems to be legit.  Put in your zip code and scroll down to the “Current Candidates” section to get each candidate’s voting records.  This should help you with those congressional and state legislature candidates that you only recognize from the mudslinging ads.

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My wife and I welcomed our second daughter, Amelia, into the world at 7:20 this morning.  All are well.

Welcome to my blog.  Here’s a rundown on what this blog is about and a little about me:

My name is Jason Barr.  I am a former manager/engineer/disgruntled success addict who competed in the corporate rat race before deciding to jump the track and strike out on my own… sort of.  I’ve written a book about my experience that is to be published this fall (2008).  The book is entitled Prisoners of Our Own Success and it is being published by MORFX Press, a division of Missional Press.  If you’ve ever questioned why you put up with with the seemingly never-ending frustration of your career and you desire to do something that you are passionate about, I encourage you to read it.

This blog will be an extension of the topics covered in the book.  Postings will relate to career significance, the true definition of success, societal observations, rants about how dumb we can be, and what we want to be when we grow up.  Some subjects will be pretty deep, but I’ll try to add some levity to keep us from drowning.  This is meant to be an outlet for us to honestly consider our lives, ambitions, and reasons for putting up with a lack of fulfillment in our careers.