Nov 04 2008

People who do not vote!

Published by at 2:00 am under I Don't Get It,Why?!?

It’s tempting to want “the other side” to stay home and not vote on election day but I would much rather see every person who is eligible get off their complacent asses and vote! The voting turnout in our country is shameful and embarrassing.

If you are an eligible voter and do not exercise this right then you are an idiot and you better keep your fat, dumb mouth shut on any subject pertaining to politics. You had your chance to speak up on election day but you decided to say home with a bag of Zesty Taco Doritos sitting on your tummy watching a “Cheaters” marathon. So keep your Dorito hole shut pal.

Like most comforts and freedoms in America, too many people take the privilege of voting for granted. And guess what? Casting a vote feels good. It feels GREAT! So get out there and vote your sweet ass off America, no matter who you are voting for. (but honestly, you should vote for Obama)

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23 comments to “People who do not vote!”

  1. SanFranon 04 Nov 2008 at 2:45 am

    Couldn’t say it better myself…

    Time for bed though, going to get up early and get in the queue before the precinct opens.

    I’ll wait in line all day if need be.

    Good luck, regardless of candidate. Educate yourself on the ballot items, have fun, and make a difference!

    HOLY CRAP… this is really weird. As I was typing this, Jackson Browne’s “Casino Nation” from his Acoustic album came into random rotation. Someone in the audience calls out for him to sing a tune for George W., and Jackson comes back with first some commentary “I guess there’s an election tomorrow, huh?”, and then the tune:

    In a weapons producing nation under Jesus
    In the fabled crucible of the free world
    Camera crews search for clues amid the detritus
    And entertainment shapes the land
    The way the hammer shapes the hand

    Gleaming faces in the checkout counter at the Church of Fame
    The lucky winners cheer Casino Nation
    All those not on TV only have themselves to blame
    And don’t quite seem to understand
    The way the hammer shapes the hand

    Out beyond the ethernet the spectrum spreads
    DC to daylight, the cowboy mogul rides
    Never worry where the gold for all this glory’s gonna come from
    Get along dogies, it’s coming out of your hides

    The intentional cultivation of a criminal class
    The future lit by brightly burning bridges
    Justice fully clothed to hide the heart of glass
    That shatters in a thousand Ruby Ridges
    And everywhere the good prepare for perpetual war
    And let their weapons shape the plan
    The way the hammer shapes the hand

  2. Bennon 04 Nov 2008 at 4:42 am

    I have to respectfully disagree.
    I do not want everybody to go out and vote.
    If there weren’t so many morons voting for the wrong person for the wrong reasons. They haven’t sufficiently looked into each of the candidates. Most of them don’t know about their Economic positions or healthcare plans.
    I only want the intelligent people to vote. The ones that know why their voting. The ones that know about each candidate and know which would be a better president.
    If you are voting for McCain and you think Bush was a bad president…then you’re a moron. McCain voted WITH Bush 98% OF THE TIME. That means that McCain is just another fucking Bush.

  3. hodanon 04 Nov 2008 at 7:43 am

    I just VOTED! and it feels great…like an accomplishment.Obama ’08!

    BTW: great rants…hilarious but true.

  4. You Just Made My List!on 04 Nov 2008 at 8:25 am

    Benn, I agree that most people are incredibly uneducated about that issues and yes, there are a ton of fucking idiots in this country BUT I do not think there is anything more moronic than not voting. It’s a freedom millions of people do not enjoy and to casually discard it is simply wrong.

    In a free society you take the good with the bad. People are free to be idiots in our country and ultimately I am happy for that fact. I’m not happy they are dumb, I’m just happy they have the right to be dumb and I have the right to call them dumb. I don’t want their voices censored any more than I want mine to be.

    BUT all of us have a responsibility to vote!

  5. Rustyon 04 Nov 2008 at 9:09 am

    Well said listguy. There was hardly any line at the polls when I went this morning. You really have no excuse to not vote.

  6. deadlytoqueon 04 Nov 2008 at 10:07 am

    Maybe it would help turnout if all the TV and radio stations just broadcast someone with a monotone (maybe Steven Wright) saying “Vote… vote…. vote…” over and over again.

    My country (Canada) just had an election, and turnout was the worst it’s ever been. Granted, our choices were the worst they’ve ever been, and the Parliament looked basically the same before the election as after… but still disappointing.

  7. SanFranon 04 Nov 2008 at 10:35 am

    I think it was Art Spander that said:

    “The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.”

    true that…

    Just back from the voting place… people are in great spirits and really, really excited – and that’s great to see.
    My favorite proposition here in SFO is “R” – to rename the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant to the George W. Bush Sewer Plant. For real.. They petitioned in the Spring, got the necessary signatures in like three days, and there you have it. Fingers crossed!

  8. You Just Made My List!on 04 Nov 2008 at 10:43 am

    SanFran, no way, that’s HILARIOUS! Please give us an update on that prop.

  9. Jaymeon 04 Nov 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I think I’m in love with you.
    Is that alright?

  10. 8bitheroon 04 Nov 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Why don’t I vote?

    Simple.

    During the 2000 election, I was deployed to Kosovo. I voted absent, as did thousands of other military members and their families.

    They didn’t count those votes. Blatantly told us they were thrown out.

    So, here I am, a Soldier deployed “in defense of the nation” along with all those in Europe, Kuwait, Africa, etc. What did they tell us?

    Fuck you, your vote doesn’t matter.

    Ever since that day, I’m disillusioned and fed up with the process.

    By the way, I eventually served nine years in the Army, touring Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

    I’ll say whatever the hell I feel like about American politics.

  11. Creature of Habiton 04 Nov 2008 at 2:47 pm

    8bithero – that is seriously fuckedup. How could they do that to you? A soldier fighting in honor of America and they threw out your vote?????? Can you do anything about it? Is there a legal action group to make your story known? I think stealing a vote or denying any American the right to vote is beyond criminal. I’m still sickened from the 2000 election.

    I voted today and it felt great! We got up before the sun, waiting in line and were back home in 45 minutes. Get out and make a difference, change this country for the better, and get us ALL back on track. The energy and excitement at my precinct was out of control and it was 7am – people were all smiles! Sounds like Obama voters to me…..

    Sanfran – that is an awesome prop – hope it passes.

    Obama08

  12. You Just Made My List!on 04 Nov 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Jayme, yes you are right to love me.

    8bit, you of all people should know the importance of voting. Everything worth fighting for is a worth the struggle. Of course it is terrible and completely un-American for your vote to be thrown away (don’t forget, it happened to more than half the country in 2000) BUT that is no reason to give up on the process. If you ever want things to get better you have to do something about it. Giving up helps nobody including you.

    I wanted to give up on the process in 2000 but didn’t. I wanted to give up again in 2004 but still couldn’t. The last 8 years have been horrible but I refuse to give up and here we are on the brink of something historic. I would not miss being a part of it for anything.

  13. deathon 04 Nov 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Considering the massive impact the American president has on the rest of the world I think I should be allowed to vote as well. Of course I’d vote Obama, but I’m not retarded.
    I hope it works out for the best and that your government finally finds the right man for the job this time (hopefully someone who doesn’t drag the rest of us into war without reason).

  14. Neishon 04 Nov 2008 at 4:26 pm

    I’m Canadian but we had a federal election just a few weeks ago. Canadians have become so apathetic and bored of our own politics that we had the second lowest voter turn out in our whole history. We’re more interested in the American election frankly.

    However I’m a very political person and I vote on everything, municipal, provincial, federal. I even got my boyfriend to vote for the very first time this year.

    So vote! Vote vote vote!!!

  15. deathon 04 Nov 2008 at 6:34 pm

    It’s compulsory for everyone over 18 to vote here, I think it’s a $100 fine if you don’t get your name marked off on voting day at a polling centre, however you still have to register to vote with the electoral roll so many people just don’t register and dodge voting and don’t get fined (until they are caught haha).

  16. Jaymeon 04 Nov 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Good, I was unsure for a second.

    I agree with everything you’ve said so far.
    (That’s where the love comes in)
    I really, truly hope Obama comes through and wins this. :[
    Palin… sigh.
    I think I might just move to Canada if need be.

  17. Fartfaceon 04 Nov 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I voted today. My stomach hurt so much because I had a thought brief thought of a “McCain/Palin America.” I farted soon after.

    That fart mist filled the room and brought a tear to the registration lady’s eye. That tear inspired a man from across the room to give her a hug. That vision of a hug made the old man waiting to be handed the pen by the registration lady to sign is name fart. He had beans for breakfast, and the shock from the vision of that very embrace made him lose control of his sphincter.

    And the cycle continues. Basically, the only thing McCain would do for America is produce farts and old people to coddle each other.

    I hope all of you voted for Obama today. You are a big fucking fart on America if you didn’t!

  18. Neishon 04 Nov 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Grats on your new President! Obama rocked it!

  19. Bennon 05 Nov 2008 at 5:31 am

    That’s quite true and I agree with that.

  20. crsunlimitedon 20 Nov 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Personally I don’t vote. To me there is no point in doing so. No candidate ever in the history of the presidency told the truth during the campaign, nor did 1/4 of the things they said they would do once elected.

    Just look at todays news. Obama has just put a majority of Clinton cabinet members in his cabinet. This isn’t change, it’s the same thing over and over again.

    A fun facts I learned while helping my 5th grader with her civil war project:

    Lincoln was Pro-Slavery, and only after a majority of congress pressured him into getting rid of slavery did he do so.

    Robert E. Lee was Against Slavery, and was asked to lead the Union Troops. He declined however as Virginia seceded from the union. He couldn’t bring himself to fight against his friends and Neighbors, so he joint the confederate army.

    Lincoln the man who is credited in history as the man who abolished slavery only did so out of Political pressure. What does that tell you about the office of the president? It tells me it doesn’t matter who is in there, they will vote for whatever is popular, not what is right.

  21. phillip j fryon 24 Dec 2008 at 7:24 pm

    yes, nothing makes me feel more accomplished than knowing I’ve successfully chosen between coke and pepsi. They’re both soda, and they’re both part of a diet that’s bad for you. Wanna exercise a right,? Don’t vote.
    I’ve serviced in the military, and been deployed. Don’t tell me it’s my duty. I got off my ass and did something alright? And I changed my life around. When’s the last time a decision you made change anything of any significance. If it was your vote on Election day, you’re lame.
    Stop voting for people to change things for you. Then what? Do you pat yourself on the back, and take some sort of credit for what happens? Like your vote in California matters?
    How about this everyone? You wouldn’t date a girl for a week because she was one of two girls in a room, why elect a representative for four years? Next time, don’t vote at all. If everyone did that, we might see some progress…. and something interesting on the news.

  22. You Just Made My List!on 24 Dec 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Philip, grow up.

  23. Sarxoryon 11 Nov 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I’m sorry, but honestly, if I feel neither of the two choices are worth my vote..then neither of them will get them. I refuse to use my right to vote to help usher in the lesser of two evils.
    And given that the electoral system we use means my vote could theoretically be completely disregarded, depending on what the state representatives want to vote for…makes it feel somewhat useless.

    My opinion, and probably not the best..but my right to vote is accompanied by a right to not give enough of a damn about either option to excercise that right, as well.