Election 2008 and The Wizard of Oz

November 1, 2008 at 10:14 pm | Posted in elections, PhotoShop Fun, political commentary | 2 Comments
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I received this in an email this morning so I thought I’d share.  Please pass it on.

As to the question of what Dorothy needed…she was lost and just needed to go HOME.

WHAT A FAIRYTALE THIS ELECTION SEASON HAS BEEN.
REMEMBER:  YOU CAN’T COMPLAIN IF YOU DON’T VOTE.

THE TIN MAN HAS HEART AND THE LION HAS COURAGE….
WHAT DID DOROTHY HAVE? I FORGOT.

OH, SHE JUST NEEDS TO GO HOMEAND THE SCARECROW NEEDS A BRAIN!
LETS GET HER THERE—VOTE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH– BE A PART OF HISTORY

WARNING Don’t Vote a Straight Ticket

October 22, 2008 at 5:15 am | Posted in elections, political campaigns | 4 Comments
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Read the entire article at  snopes.com: Voting a Straight Ticket

For those who normally vote “Straight Democratic”, please pay close attention!!!!! I was informed this weekend by a group of Obama volunteers that when voting for the presidential candidate this November, you have to make sure you punch Barack’s name first, then proceed to punch “Straight Democratic” or else the vote for the president won’t count. I’m not sure if any of you are aware of this, but we know they won’t tell us this at the polls. Please make sure you inform others.

I am a “big time” Democrat and an informed voter who recently volunteered
for Barack Obama in New Mexico this past week.  As an informed voter, I
questioned the message sent below and decided to verify what I already
know.

If you punch Barack Obama for president and then punch Straight Ticket you
will NEGATE your vote. Again, you will negate your vote. If you do not believe me, please call the Harris County Democratic Party office at
713-802-0085.

Tell all your friends to vote either STRAIGHT TICKET or PUNCH EACH DEMOCRAT individually. Do not double vote, it negates your ballot and it
will be thrown out.

TheTurdblossom’s “Insiders’ Guide to Swinging Elections”

October 1, 2008 at 11:07 pm | Posted in Bush, Cheney, crooks & liars, elections, political campaigns, president | 1 Comment
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Our five-minute film features Turdblossom (Karl Rove) with a Snidely Whiplash moustache, jib jabbing to a cartoon room of Republican Operatives about how he plans to steal the White House for John McCain.

Our mission, with this funny little film is to educate and activate and EMPOWER millions of voters around this country to put their bodies and hearts on the front lines of the election to protect their vote on November 4th.

You can start right now, by sending this little film with a big message to all the people you know. Then…

Ask yourself, what it is, that you can do, on 11/04 to save your country. Then do it.
Country: United States
Website: http://wakeupandsaveyourcountry.com

Want Your Vote Counted? Vote Republican

May 3, 2008 at 5:40 am | Posted in Bush, Cheney, crooks & liars, elections, government, political, political campaigns, president | 4 Comments
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Last week at a dinner party people were discussing the election. Of course they were, what the hell else does anyone ever talk about these days. I am a firm believer that since we, as humans, have the ability to form opinions we should give voice to them, so I did. I stated my belief that for a presidential election to be fair, we need to do away with delegates and that the primaries should be held on the same day in all states. Scattering the primaries as we do, allows the media to take too much control of the outcome, and it does not give every candidate who enters the race the same chance, nor does it give all Americans the choice to vote for all candidates who have tossed their hats into the ring.

I’ve ranted about the electoral college before (I got my degree from the electoral college) and here I go again. At the dinner party several people agreed with me, but one, seemingly intelligent, woman argued (as someone always does when this discussion comes up) that we must have the electoral college or small states will be under-represented. That’s just so much horse shit it makes me want to scream! If state A has five thousand people and state B has five million people and all of them vote, and the votes are fairly counted we end up with five million five thousand votes..what’s the freakin’ problem? The president is supposed to be chosen by the people (one nation), not states.

Another silly argument that comes up on occasion, is if we don’t have the electoral college people can vote for whoever they want. So, what’s the problem? It’s our country, our president. It’s not as if eliminating electors means eliminating the rules entirely. We would still be able to choose only from those candidates who are on the ballot. And I suspect one primary, one election, one vote per person would take a much smaller chunk of taxpayer change.

In state and local elections we have a direct vote, no one worries that small counties may be unfairly represented. The only way to fairly and honestly choose a president is one person one vote. Pledged delegates, as I understand it, are under no legal obligation to vote for their candidate. How do we know that many of the so called democratic delegates are not really under-cover republicans that have joined, worked, or volunteered for the DNC to earn delegate status so that when it comes time to vote in the presidential election they can throw their votes to the republican nominee or vise versa?

The present system is needlessly complex and I believe the reason they keep it so is because it makes it that much easier to manipulate an election. I’m considering not voting anymore as it is probably a waste of time and hope, and I wish I had the power to convince all Americans to boycott presidential elections until we elect the head honcho by popular vote. Sadly I suspect that even if I could accomplish such a boycott the result would be the same as if everyone voted.

I am completely and utterly disillusioned, outraged, frustrated, and feeling powerless to do a damn thing except rant and hope that by doing so I can make people think.

Ironically I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said, “It’s not about who votes, but who counts the votes.”


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