Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday 13 v. 69 GO VOTE!


Thirteen Reasons EVERYONE needs to vote next week


Folks, this is not open season on anyone's political views - mine or any of my commenters. I, for one, think that what makes America strong is our diversity of opinions and our passions about them.

1. This may be the most pivotal election in your lifetime.
2. The economy is in the crapper. Clearly, somebody has to do something.
3. We are currently fighting two wars.
4. We just ran out of digit space on the National Debt Clock in Times Square.
5. My insurance company is charging me $10 per pill for my migraine meds, and they'll only give me 6 pills a month. Something is wrong with our system.
6. Even though the electoral system is stupid, your vote could be the swing for your state's votes to go to a candidate. So your vote does, indeed, count.
7. Yes, gas prices have fallen, but we're still lining the pockets of people that hate the U.S. We need to cut them off and cut ourselves off from oil dependence.
8. You should vote because I've made it to number 8 without sharing with you who I think can fix 1-7, I don't know how long I can hold out.
9. You need to vote because no matter what the polls say, this is a 50/50 race.
10. You can't bitch about things if you don't vote.
11. You should vote because it's one of the most patriotic things a regular citizen can do.
12. You must vote because there is a debate in this country about whether or not you are a "real American" if you don't believe a certain way, or live in a city rather than a small town. (Okay, I made it to number 12, I couldn't go anymore!) :)
13. You should vote because this country may be in more trouble if we have another 4 years that are anywhere near 90% like the last 8.




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16 comments:

BorednTalkative said...

Great list. Only five days to go.

Darla said...

***smooches*** Carmen! I voted three weeks ago--absentee ballot. My son voted yesterday--he was so excited. It's his first election.

Nicholas said...

I love the way you manage not to tell us which candidate you support! Gosh, i can't imagine who!

re gas prices: we're lining the pockets of oil companies. If the US produces 3% of the world's oil but consumes 25%, then that extra 22% has to be found somewhere (offshore drilling will bring in maybe one tenth of 1%, in about ten years time) so it's not a question of oil independence, it's a question of finding entirely new sources of energy that don't have to be imported.

I'm not a citizen yet so I can't vote this time but hopefully I will be in time to vote for BHO's second term!

On The Verge said...

Great list! I hope every one votes! Happy TT!

Lazy Daisy said...

You go girl. All excellent reasons. Stop by and check out my new grandson and his Halloween pictures.

Gattina said...

I am with the rest of the world, I only hope that this time Americans vote for the right man !

Renee said...

I've already voted. So has DH and last Sunday I went over the admendments with my MIL so she could vote.

re: DH's metals...you should see the ones on his dress uniform...he's got more than Michael Phelps! But they aren't heavy.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Even my humans aren't voting for me...

SNIFF. But at least they are being good patriots and taking part in the government...

jenn said...

Happy tt!

colleen said...

I think Obama is our glowing chance. I heard it said recently ...for those Americans who find it hard to vote for a black man (we have some of those here in VA) vote for his white half.

Lifecruiser said...

even though I can't vote since i don't live in US, I do agree with a lot of your T13. Great one!

Janet said...

I am just SO crossing my fingers on this election! Please, please, please, let it be the candidate I want :-)

On a limb with Claudia said...

wow $10 for six pills! Yikes, that's awful. I'm sorry to hear that you struggle with migraines. Such a horrible thing

Margaret said...

Great 13. I didn't vote the last two presidential elections being new to Savannah, etc. This time I'm ready for it. Even the smaller races we have going. I hope it helps!

TC said...

I really liked #10. I'm a staunch believer in that. If someone starts to complain about something (be it the president or on a local government level) the first thing I ask is if they voted. If not, I'm not willing to listen to them complain. If you vote and don't get your way, feel free to let it fly. But if you don't take the time to vote, I won't take the time to listen to you complain.

Goofy Girl said...

I voted!! :) I agree that it's extremely important.