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Comments on Comments #28: Election Day Special

November 3rd, 2008

John from Blagnet left a comment on Get Disappointed by Obama:

For years I have REALLY wanted a bumper sticker that says, “Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos.” If you get that, you’re awesome.

I plan on voting for Kang. There’s nary a Simpsons reference that escapes me.

My friend Brad wrote a post about The Top 10 Reasons to Not Vote for Barack Obama. Lest anyone accuse him of bias, he also wrote a list of The Top 10 Reasons Not to Vote for John McCain.

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Danielo left a comment in response to Who Are You Voting For?

Whenever someone asks me why I don’t vote, I say it’s like a lactose-intolerant person trying to decide which flavor of ice cream to buy. Either way, it’s going to end in stomach ache.

Right-o. No possible outcome in the election is satisfactory, to me. I might write in Kent McManigal tomorrow, just for grins. His “platform” consists of tidbits like this:

No elected “official”, not even the president, is going to “save” the country. He might be able to destroy it, but he can’t help it in any substantive way. It’s just a sad fact.

It’s a secret ballot, anyways, right? But I’ll probably just write in “nobody”.

John from Blagnet says that he might write in his own name. That would be kind of sweet, and maybe I’ll do that when I’m old enough. It’s probably a crime for me to write-in my own name, since I’m not eligible.

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In voting procedural nonsense, I commented on how easy it probably is to commit voter fraud.

1955Design notes that it’s only a recent MI supreme court decision which requires you to sign an affidavit attesting to your identity, in the event that you don’t have any identification handy. Apparently, before that, you literally could just say you were anybody.

If Kent McManigal gets 44 votes in Michigan, it’s because I called in sick, and drove all around Southeast Michigan casting fraudulent ballots!

Voter fraud kind of misses the point, though: the real problem is the system which pretends to let everyone choose what they want, and then forces the losers to do what the winners want them to do.
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A number of people left comments on A Milestone in commemoration of my 1,000th blog post.

Thanks to John, Rorshak (1313), Mike, Brad and 1955design, and anyone else who reads frequently but wasn’t inclined to comment. Did I miss anyone? (Sorry!)

1955Design also says I should convert this in to income. My friend Brad at The Top 10 Reasons says there’s a wordpress plugin that you can use to convert blogposts into a book. That’s interesting. I wonder if anyone would read it.

Then again, if they want to read it, they already know where to get it for free.

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There are other comments I haven’t responded to yet, but plan on doing so shortly.

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  • 1955 Design says on: November 4, 2008 at 7:33 am

     

    Yes indeed. Prior to the Supreme Court decision of recent years, nothing was needed to vote in the way of identification.

    For thirty years I walked in, signed that little piece of paper with a small pencil, and voted. I always wondered what would happen if I arrived to vote and they already had my name crossed out on their register if someone had come before me and voted as “me”. But it never happened.

    I am sure it has happened to someone, and I wonder what the procedure is in that case?

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