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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

30 October 2008

Voting, Part Please let this be the last one.

So, what are we up to? '02 midterms? Yeah, I don't really remember anything about that election. Seriously, I don't. I know the Republicans made gains in Congress, which is unusual for the party with the sitting President. I know I voted, because I never miss. But that's all I can tell you about it.

Well, that brings us to '04. Kerry runs on a platform that consists mainly of "Vote for me, I'm not Bush." For some odd reason, that doesn't work. I did appreciate the late-night comics who suggested his platform should be "Vote for me or you won't get any more ketchup." Bush runs on a platform of "September 11th." The evangelicals ask to be lied to, by citing moral values as their reason for voting for Bush. Bush is re-elected. (Seriously. If you think that anyone in politics has more moral fibre than, say, your average scum-sucking underwater life form, then you are delusional.)

The day after the election, a woman came up to the drive-up at Chick-fil-A. Her radio was on, and she announced to me with much delight, "Kerry just conceded!" So, I announced this to the room in general, causing a mixture of celebration and sadnes behind me. One of my coworkers standing nearby said, "Man, that's not fair! I voted!" I did take just one moment to inform him that it was, in fact, quite fair; that indeed, fairness is what our voting system is based on. He was not convinced.


Nora said...

I would tell you, but considering the critism I have already received for voicing my political opinion ... I think I'll remain quiet!

Su said...

Oooh, you should hear what I'm hearing at work. I've already been on the "How I'm voting is none of your business" soapboax this week.

I'm not critical of people's political opinions; I'm critical of ignorant voters. So, unless you are uncertain of the qualifications for the Presidency (please, please tell me you are not), feel free to opine away. (I don't know if that's the correct use of that word.)

And if anyone starts to be ugly to you, I reserve the power to weild the "delete" button. :)