Nov 02 2010

Politics!!!

Published by at 9:11 am under I Don't Get It

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I seriously hate that I have to vote today. I can’t find a single politician worth my vote.

They all act like a bunch of asshole kids fighting over a broken toy. They don’t actually want to PLAY with the toy, they just want CONTROL of the toy.

The attack ads were so bad this year, I could barely watch People’s Court! Yeah, don’t FUCK with People’s Court if you want MY vote.

When did our country become so dumb? Were we always this dumb but I didn’t notice it because I was too busy listening to Van Halen and skateboarding?

So happy Voting-For-The-least-horrible-Choice day!

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11 comments to “Politics!!!”

  1. calebon 02 Nov 2010 at 9:38 am

    i told someone today that i’m not voting and they looked at me like i had just told them that i loved eating babies.

    yes, the right to “vote” is a good thing, but insisting that you MUST vote, despite not agreeing or liking any of the candidates or policies presented is just ridiculous. it’s just greasing the cogs of a sad, sickly machine which continues to divide and depress society.

    it’s just my opinion.

  2. saraon 02 Nov 2010 at 9:40 am

    In Nevada you can vote for “None of the Above” its called a Protest Vote. But it doesn’t do anything. I would like to Vote “None of the Above” and if that choice wins you have to start over with different assholes. But then nothing would get done……oh wait NOTHING GETS DONE NOW

    Where can I vote Pro Tasing 7 year olds? I got to move to that district, those little shits need to get in line.

  3. 8bitheroon 02 Nov 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I am a firm believer that all Americans must take a basic government/civics test (at a 6th grade level) prior to be able to vote. If you fail the test, you don’t get to vote. You need to take a test to drive a car, right? Well, voting is potentionally more dangerous in the wrong, stupid hands.

    True story:

    During the 2000 elections, I was in the Army deployed to Kosovo. I voted with an absentee ballot.

    They were thrown out. (http://www.cfif.org/htdocs/freedomline/current/in_our_opinion/military_absentee_ballots.htm)

    I have not voted since.

    I was an Active Duty Soldier deployed to a “peace keeping” mission and they told me none of my votes counted?

    Fuck this entire system. In Virginia, you are only allowed to register Republican or Democrat. If you refuse to choose one or the other, they refuse to allow you to register.

    In most places, over 100% of eligible voters are registered. OVER. 100. PERCENT.

    The people no longer matter. Our voices no longer matter.

  4. You Just Made My List!on 02 Nov 2010 at 2:10 pm

    8Bit – That is terrible. Our country is heading down a dangerous path and I don’t see it getting better any time soon, if ever. Most Americans are too comfortable to care what’s going on around them. Even in this bad economy everyone is staying fat and happy in front of their 60″ TVs. We get what we deserve.

  5. Lucyon 02 Nov 2010 at 3:03 pm

    For a really fucked up voting system, you should try Australia! In Australia, voting is compulsory – you are fined if you don’t vote (and don’t provide an acceptable reason for not voting). It is not the fact that it is compulsory that is the problem, it is more that there is so little choice and with preferences, you are voting for 1 of the 2 parties directly or indirectly.

    At the last federal election, the two major parties were so uninspiring, the result was a hung parliament and it came down to 3 independents to choose the party that would lead a minority government. In actual votes, the Liberal party (kind of like the American republican party) won the election but Labor (like the democrats) claimed victory through preferences. As a result, we have our first female Prime Minister with no real mandate.

    The election was in August, it took 17 days for the independents to make a decision and as at the end of October, the PM has pretty much done a 360 on all of her election promises. This is the party that has Peter Garrett (of Midnight Oil band fame) who was reported as saying something along the lines of “we’ll just do what we want when we get in” before the Federal election in 2007.

    For me, it really came down to who was going to do the least amount of damage…

  6. calebon 02 Nov 2010 at 4:12 pm

    @Lucy – how can you vote when your beds are burning?

    anyone?

    anyone?

    is this thing on?

  7. You Just Made My List!on 02 Nov 2010 at 5:04 pm

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI

  8. ffafon 02 Nov 2010 at 11:56 pm

    There’s only one problem. Stupid people who vote for republicans. Cause of ALL problems.

  9. Lucyon 03 Nov 2010 at 4:10 am

    Caleb – I think you mean “how can you vote while your roof is burning…” Peter Garrett was responsible for the roll out of the Roof Insulation Scheme – dodgy, unqualified operators set up all over the place, insufficient training etc resulted in four installers dying on the job. More than a million homes were fitted with insulation under the scheme and it was linked to 93 fires. Massive fuck up and he still kept his job – oh hang on, they gave him the education portfolio!

  10. Erinon 03 Nov 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I took the day off from technology yesterday to hike a beautiful mountain… I came back down the mountain and back to an unfortunate reality… our goverment still stinks! Anyway, what if instead of political ads on TV and such they took all that money and put it towards helping people in forclosure or local food pantries??? The need for food assistance from local food pantries is up almost 75% since 2008! I believe in the last 5 weeks of the senate and house race in the US over 198 million was spent on campaining/ads etc. I wonder how many hungry mouths that could feed? Or how many family homes could have been saved? Politicians are disgraceful.

  11. Creature of Habiton 03 Nov 2010 at 1:36 pm

    This post is a downer! On the bright side, MA didn’t do so bad….

    I don’t support compulsory voting, but I do support compulsory military service. I think a lot of people would pay much more attention to our foreign and domestic policies.