Election Update

Unfortunately, Bumbastories is currently unable to provide information about the American mid-term elections. As an ordinary newspaper staffed by ordinary reporters, Bumbastories’ only contacts with any of the candidates has been via the telephone –  and those were taped messages! I thought I could have access to my representatives, but “access” costs money. Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, first amendment free speech rights (rights to lobby and rights to put ads on television) are not to be denied to millionaires and corporate accounts. As a result, though, everyone else’s free speech rights are reduced, which would appear to be really unconstitutional. The Koch brothers have already spent $290 million in campaign contributions. Yikes. Personally, Bumba cannot find a single reason to give a single slim dime to any of the current lot of politicians.

As I Sat On The Bus – a photographic essay. Warning: this photographic essay may be very boring.

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And a song played by Bumba and Maybank to match the current mood . It’s called Confusion, and it was written by the late greats Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry. Here’s to Sonny and Brownie. Here’s to a good week. And if you are in the United States, don’t forget to exercise your constitutional rights tomorrow – or at least go for a good walk.

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