Tuesday, November 02, 2004

VOTE!!

Ok, I don't really have much time before I have to get out and hit the phone banks , so I'll keep this simple. If there is anyone out there that is actually reading this right now, today, Tuesday 11-2-2004, GET OUT AND MAKE SURE YOU VOTE! Even if you have to wait hours, even if you have to brave bad weather. ESPECIALLY if you live in an infamous battleground state. No matter what side of the fence you stand on (or even if you would rather just piss on that fence) - we all have the privilege of electing our officials and, in turn, really can have a voice in how our countries, states, counties, cities, districts function. Our politicians cater to those they feel will vote for them and when they see demographics that are apathetic about voting (young and minorities, f'rinstance), they tend to put them on the back burner. YOU need to let these politicians know that you're out there, you care, and that you have the power to keep them employed ---- AND THEY WILL LISTEN AND FIGHT FOR YOU.

Again, I know this is a pretty simplistic argument, but it's truth --- and this is perhaps one of the most important presidential elections of our time. Get out there and make history, shape your country, and if nothing else have the personal satisfaction of knowing you put forth the effort and did your part. There is nothing that pisses me off more than the idiots who whine and complain about the state of their country, states, cities yet refuse to participate in their development. To paraphrase an old adage, "You only really fail if you never fucking try".

2 Comments:

Blogger paul said...

The bright sides:
1) With a majority in the house and senate, and with the presidency, the repugs now will have noone to blame but themselves when things are messed up in 2 and 4 years. Or, maybe to my eternal surprise, all their screwball ideas and handouts to the rich will work and I'll eat crow. Ha!
2) Feingold won against the smarmy Michels

Thu Nov 04, 10:25:00 AM 2004  
Blogger vic said...

Hello paul-- LOL!!! Yeah if all of Shrubya's crazy plans end up creating a better America for all of us I might just end up converting (repug or xian or BOTH - at this point I think its the same difference).

Anyway, my heartfelt thanks to everyone in Wisco who voted to keep our boy Feingold in office. He is truly a beacon of hope in a country of corrupt, sheepish, sackless politicians.

Fri Nov 05, 12:32:00 PM 2004  

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