Monday, November 01, 2004

Obligatory Election Post

Ok so I have never really posted anything that reflected my political standing. I still won't because that is not what this blog is for. What I will do is Bitch about all the canvassers and the people who man the phone banks. No offense personally to these people, but I just think it is a bunch of crap. I mean if you are going to be convinced by some stranger on the phone, who may or may not be who they say they are, to vote one way or the other, I don't think you should vote at all on that issue. I have counted a total of 37 phone calls to my home this year. That is ridiculous! I make up my mind based upon the facts that I seek out on my own, I never consider anyone who solicits me. They aren't biased, they wouldn't be soliciting me if they were. So I drudge up info on my own, and use my brain to determine my own opinion. So the phone calls serve one purpose, to annoy the piss out of me. Especially the recorded ones.

Then something new started this year. Oregon is a mail in ballot state, so we get our ballots a week sometimes two weeks before Election Day. So I usually have my ballot filled out a week before I turn it in. This year was no different in that respect. What was new was the 6 different people who knocked on my door and asked if they could turn in my ballot for me. I do not think so! With all the ballot tampering BS going on out there, I will hand my own ballot in on Election Day.

So please do vote, but try to vote how you want to and not how other people say you should. You have a mind, use it. And if you can't make a decision, I don't think you are ready to be a responsible voter. But that is just my opinion and you have every right to disregard it completely. I just think this country deserves a little time and consideration when it comes to something like electing a President.

Oh and all you canvassers and phone-bank people, please leave me alone next time, or your likely to find my foot up your ass! Happy Voting!

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