Thursday, September 4, 2008
People Who Don't Vote...Shut Your Pie Hole!!!
Why is it that the biggest pissers and moaners are the ones who DON'T vote? I remembered a conversation with Fat Jack operative #1, Skinny Kitty, whose mother a few weeks ago brought up a great complaint of hers: NON-VOTERS. I couldn't agree more with her thoughts, which were just repeated in my opening question. I also can relate to this question in a special way.
A vast number of years ago, I happened to be working at a factory that during lunch time, a conversation about politics came up. This guy(who was actually a friendly acquaintance of mine at the time) was pissing and moaning about how the president was a big douchebag, yada ,yada and ranted on about other things including other officials. Well, I asked him who he voted for and he said, "Nobody, they're just a bunch of crooks and liars and it wouldn't make a difference anyway(insert conspiracy theory here), etc..." I then told him that if he didn't vote then he shouldn't bitch because he didn't make a choice and enforce it with a vote for someone...anyone. He then told me he had every right to bitch because he was a tax payer and that gives him the right to do so. I called him an idiot and he no longer became a friendly acquaintance of mine.
People, just because you're a tax payer doesn't mean you get a pass when an issue like this comes up. Voting is aVOLUNTEER effort that allows you to voice your opinion and be heard. Paying your taxes(for the most part) is MANDATORY, trust me, those same pissers and moaners, if they had their way, wouldn't pay their taxes and would probably STILL piss and moan.
Doesn't matter which party you are affiliated with or not, JUST VOTE! The more you protest the whole "voting is a sham" thing, the more you look like an idiot like that dumbass I just told you about. Make up your mind, vote your interest, but more importantly, VOTE! With all of these conventions coming to a close, the day is drawing nearer in November when your voice needs to be heard and again it's volunteer. No one is going to force you into a booth and ask you to make a decision. Most importantly, before you vote, KNOW HOW AND KNOW WHERE. Don't roll up in there asking for directions on how to do this thing, they can't help you make your decision and they shouldn't. Take an interest and the initiative! If I were one of those volunteers who help organize the voting process, so help me, I would kick someone in the ding-ding for asking me to help them vote.
***As a side note, I couldn't help but watch Fox News after speeches that were made recently and who was their go-to guy? Karl Rove, who had plenty of fair and balanced things to say about both party's speeches(if my eyes rolled any higher up into my head, I'd be able to see how small my brain really is). Karl Rove commenting on a certain party's speeches was like watching a multiply convicted pedophile, commenting on Chris Hansen of Dateline NBC, and calling him a cock blocker. Fair and balanced indeed.