Posts Tagged ‘Voting’

I Cast My Vote Already

November 8, 2016

There’s an old joke about an army being outnumbered four to one, and after an inspiring speech, the commander finds one of the soldiers smoking a cigarette and leaning against a tree during the battle.

“What do you think you’re doing?” the commander screamed.

“I took care of my four,” the soldier answered with a shrug.

Today I’m that soldier, so if anybody needs me, I’ll be out by the tree in the backyard.

Now I Wait

October 31, 2016

Well . . . my ballot has been filled out and put in the mail, and, no, I’m not particularly happy about it.

But it’s done.

I Guess I’ll Vote For The Ducklings

August 24, 2016

It happens from time to time, but it still throws me.  I’ll be researching the ballot for an upcoming election, and suddenly I find there’s this one minor election where there is next to no information about any of the candidates.

This always pains me, particularly since we live in the so-called “Information Age.”

I like to feel like I’ve cast the most informed vote possible, and I hate when I’m forced to make a decision based on “Well . . . I know their names, and I know that this one wrote a book about puppies and ducklings.  Decisions . . . decisions . . .”

Blanking Out The Horror

May 3, 2016

I have to face the very real possibility that my viable choices for U.S. President are going to boil down to _____ or _____.  In the end, I may to have pick one to vote against (definitely not for), and in that event, I might even end up voting for _____.

But at least I have the good grace to be horrified at this concept.

Social Media, Antisocial Tendencies

November 4, 2014

Yes, Facebook, I am a voter, thank you.  No, I guess I don’t mind too much if you announce that fact to the world; it’s not like it’s a secret, so go ahead.

Remember, folks, today is an election day in the U.S., so if you haven’t already, be sure to hit the polls before they close tonight.  Just do it for a better reason than because Facebook told you to do it, okay?


So Go Vote Already

November 6, 2012

Today is election day in the United States, and if you’re a citizen and registered voter (and those really should be the same thing if you’re an adult), you need to go out and vote today.  I realize you might not like going to the polls, but consider this:

People you like a whole lot less than your dislike of going to the polls are going to the polls to vote for people you like even less than you like them.

Not For You, At Least, But It Might Work AGAINST You

October 17, 2012

I think even the kindest observer of the American political system would have to concede that said system is at best a clumsy and lumbering behemoth that encourages a sideshow mentality over the idea of a sacred trust of service to one’s community.  Put bluntly, it’s not a perfect system, and it frequently works poorly.

But if you don’t vote, it doesn’t work at all.