Posts Tagged ‘Voting’

Well . . . It Finally Happened

November 7, 2022

After years of voting, with the exception of confirming my previous votes in some runoff elections, I had absolutely no one to vote for, and ended up doing a straight “voting against” ticket.

So I’ll Be Casting My Ballot This Weekend

August 5, 2022

Today as I cast a baleful eye over my ballot for the upcoming election, I admit to the momentary temptation to not even bothering to vote this time.

Then I thought of all the idiots and monsters that have obtained office despite me voting against them, and I shuddered to think of the ones that might become elected if I didn’t vote at all!

And You Can Write Your Own Pelvic Thrust Joke

October 29, 2020

(I suspect I’m going to regret making this joke, but . . . what the hell.)

While I get the idea behind covering “Time Warp” as a way to encourage people to vote “a jump to the left,” I know a lot of people who don’t have a problem with voting a jump to the left. Their concern is the step to the right that immediately follows.

Maybe Next Time

October 22, 2020

Last thing I’m planning to say about voting for a while, but, seriously, shouldn’t me having cast my votes and being done with it make me feel better, not worse?

And Sometimes It’s A Hard-Won Peace

October 21, 2020

With voting, as with much of life in general, sometimes you have to make peace with the fact that you don’t want to have to deal with this ****, then go deal with it.

And The Less Reason There Is In A Political Race, The More Reason It’s Never Called That

October 20, 2020

I’ve heard voting called both a right and a duty, but I’ve never heard it called a pleasure.

There’s a reason for that.

When Algorithms Go Awry

August 24, 2020

“Registering to vote can make a HUGE difference,” a social media site told me the other day. “So register to vote in Colorado today!”

“They’re right,” I mused to myself. “It would make a huge difference, particularly because I don’t live anywhere near there!”

To Be Fair, That DID Give Me A Clear Picture Of That Candidate’s Issues!

July 27, 2020

When it comes to doing research on candidates for local elections, one of my sources is to read the responses to the survey questionnaires major newspapers typically send out to all the candidates. If the candidate can’t even be bothered to respond to said survey, that’s a major red flag for me.

In this current election, however, I discovered another red flag that I’d never actually seen quite so blatantly before. In one candidate’s response to “What are your top three issues?”, their responses were (and I’m not paraphrasing this nearly as much as I wish I were):

Issue #1: My opponent is old and lazy.

Issue #2: My opponent is rude and no one likes her.

Issue #3: Can you believe how bad my opponent is?

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.