It’s A Beautiful Day For An Election

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008, 11:20 am

I’m just about to head out the door and perform my civic duty by voting for Barack Obama in today’s Pennsylvania primary. And I strongly advise you to do likewise. Provided you live here of course. Otherwise that’s vote fraud, which I think is a felony, and in that case I don’t know you.

It always boggles my mind that so many Americans don’t vote. It’s a disgrace. It takes, what, five minutes to cast a ballot? Get your ass to the polling place and pull the goddam lever. And hey, since you’re going through all that trouble, how about learning a bit about the issues and the candidates as well, beyond the superficial nonsense that seems to dominate our major national news outlets? You perform some due diligence before buying a DVD player or trying out a new restaurant–how about giving the same attention to the folks who would like to govern the country?

OK, I’m gonna stop right here or I’ll vent and rant until the polls close. And then I’d feel really silly.

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6 Responses to “It’s A Beautiful Day For An Election”

  1. DuggleBogey Says:

    Come ON!

    When there isn’t a single candidate that represents even the SLIGHTEST bit of a platform that you might desire who has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning, a person can be “boggled” by the fact that some people are apathetic about voting?

    I know it’s easy to attribute voter apathy to laziness, but I think it’s more complicated than that. To assume so would be…well….lazy.

  2. Darcy Says:

    Good for you for voting. Fingers crossed for a good outcome from your primary.

  3. Jen Says:

    Gene, I feel the same way. I’ve been excited about voting since the day I could do it, and whether you’re excited about the candidates or not, it IS your duty to be part of this country’s future.

    I’ve always said that if you don’t vote, you give up your right to bitch about who sits in that office.

    Glad you’re voting for Obama! Obama ’08!!!

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  5. RJ Says:

    I haven’t voted since I found out that Mayor McCheese was taking kickbacks from the Hamburglar. I havent trusted a politician since.

  6. Gene Says:

    Mayor McCheese…took kickbacks…

    Innocence. Gone.

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