daecabhir: (Party On!)



Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] hughcasey. Everyone keep your fingers crossed, and hope for at least a 50/50 split in the Senate, if not a slim one vote majority. In the meantime, I'll be taking perverse pleasure in the thoughts of teeth gnashing going on at the White House, and the heartburn to be experienced by the House Republicants when Nancy Pelosi takes the stage as Speaker in January. At worst, little will get accomplished over the next two years but folks will see how obstructionist the Repubs and the White House are... at best, maybe we'll start getting the hell outta Iraq, reverse course on some issues that have been sandbagged in recent years, and set the stage for taking back Da Big Howz in 2008.


daecabhir: (Fuckin' Pissed Off!)
I will say again, in summary: if you are legally elligible to vote, get your ass out to the polls in the interim elections. If you are fed up with the status quo and the antics of Dubya and his ultra-conservative right wing cronies, take this opportunity to send a clear and resounding message by casting your vote for change. Do NOT let apathy settle in, do NOT let the village idiot win just because you couldn't be bothered to vote. Make the time, stand in line, and exercise the right you have as a US citizen that so many men and women have died to protect.
daecabhir: (Gawd)

This thought has been brewing in the back of my mind for a few days, so I figure while I am waiting for another computer to boot up, I'll pour a small draught for your consumption. In about ten days, those of us who reside in the United States have the opportunity to exercise our electoral rights in the 2006 mid-term elections. Above all, I encourage everyone who is legally able to vote to first educate themselves on the issues and the candidates in their home state or local burrough, and to then exercise their right and privilege as U.S. citizens by casting their vote on November 7. I'm not going to get into the evils of Diebold or the impression that We the People often have no real voice... I would like to think that if people made educate decisions when going to the polls that there might be some chance that we'd get more elected officials who are interested in something other than lining their nests with lobbyist gifts and campaign contributions from big business. I'm quite possibly wrong on that account, but that does not chang the importance of going out and performing your civic duty.

A note to those who don't bother voting: if you choose not to vote, you give up your right to bitch about your public officials. None of this bullshit about "Hey, I didn't vote that asshole in..." You want the right to complain about what's going on in the governor's mansion, state house or Congress? Get off your lazy, complacent ass and (1) educate yourself, then (2) get said lazy, complacent ass to the polls on November 7.

That being said, if your narrow-minded view of the world involves no equal rights for gays including banning gay marriage, restricting a woman's right to an abortion, taking away my rights to keep and bear arms, giving up civil liberties in the name of the so-called war on terrorism or in the name of protecting the children, or forcing your religious views on anyone who doesn't share them, please do us all one big favor and STAY THE FUCK HOME ON NOVEMBER 7!!!


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