Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day: Yawn

Today, I went out and voted. I'd like to tell you that I've done this lots of times, but truth be told, this is the first. For the most part, I haven't really encountered a candidate (for anything) that I actually liked. They all sucked. I can easily bitch about one or the other, so I usually choose to bitch about all of the above.

Personally, I think anyone who makes a career out of being a politician isn't to be trusted...but that's just me. Maybe it's because most of them are lawyers, and therein the issues with distrust reside.

At any rate, I voted. I drove to my little voting station, weaved through the small crowd holding their little signs for whomever they were stumping for (what a crappy job to have), went inside and discovered another good benefit to having your last name at the end of the alphabet: no line for people P-Z.

I got a long sheet of paper and a felt pen. I was somewhat relieved about not having to do a computerized voting thing. I'm not certain how I feel about that.

I must say, I didn't know a lot of those people listed. Do I really care who the county assessor is? I mostly came because I wanted to vote on Props 2 and 3 (to which I voted yes on both counts, in case you were wondering). I don't like either McCaskill or Talent. I think they are both asshats. Talent reminds me of some cartoon character, but I can't seem to think of the name...

Anyone remember the movie Brewster's Millions? Where Richard Pryor hijacked an election, spending huge amounts of money, so everyone would vote for none of the candidates? Yeah, I was looking for that "None of the Above" box, too.

Today, I also mailed some junk, received some junk, and wandered around what will probably be my second home once I move: Lowes. I've already found a ceiling fan I think would look good in a living room.

Maybe I will go and wander around Home Depot later.


Anonymous said...

"Personally, I think anyone who makes a career out of being a politician isn't to be trusted..."

I am with you 150% on that one.

That's why I found it so laughable when Clinton got his under the desk BJ and Republicans were outraged and started proclaiming that he had "lost his Moral Authority to lead!".

What?!? Moral Authority? We're talking about politicians. Professional liars. They are maybe, MAYBE, one step above Used Car Salesmen. It's what they do for a living. They lie to people. To make it to the top of the pyramid, the Presidency, just means you are the best liar in the world. These are people who would pimp out their own mothers for a couple of extra votes. And you expect them to suddenly become Moral Paragons Of Virtue just because they win an election?


After we elect bottom-feeders, they just become bottom-feeders with power.

Don't expect too much of them. You'll just be disappointed.

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Kristine said...

Everyone else in America had to have computerized voting machines and we got felt pens. We rock.

Heather said...

Yes...I wanted to keep my felt pen to remember this occasion, but the lady with the hand-stitched name tag wouldn't let me.