Friday, October 3, 2008

Most Likely The Only Political Post You'll Ever See Me Publish

A fair warning to those of you with little ears nearby: unless you want your kids to learn how to appropriately drop f-bombs from A-list celebrities, you may want to watch this when they are out of the room.

If you haven't registered to vote yet and live in Illinois, visit the Illinois Board of Elections to register. The last day to register to vote in Illinois for the November election is October 7th, so don't delay - the process should only take a few minutes. If you're not from Illinois, you can visit the Declare Yourself site to register in your home state.

And remember - you have no room to complain unless you do your part. So many people say, "Why vote? It's not like it makes any difference". I look at it this way - if all those people who have that mentality actually went to the polls think of the impact that could have. Four years is a long time to regret not taking the chance to have your voice heard.

As you look ahead to the election next month, what pressing concern is at the top of your list of things you want addressed?


jen said...

Soooo many concerns, it's hard to pick the top of the list. I think given the age of my children and the job I work in, something MUST be done about Education funding. No Child Left Behind has completely up-ended the way children are taught, and I'm really concerned about the course it's put our country on with regards to the focus of teaching. Let's face it people, if we don't have well educated kids to grow into well educated adults, our country will be in even worse shape 10, 20 years down the road than it is now....and now I step down from my soapbox.

Tina said...

I'd rather discuss the Sarah Palin/Katie Couric interview, which I just watched on YouTube. If you haven't seen parts of it, go and check it out. While I was intrigued by Palin and impressed with her speech at the RNC, her interview shows that she clearly is not ready to be in such an important office. Her talk about foreign policy ("Well, Russia and Canada are so close by") is ridiculous. The SNL skit based on this is hilarious, and sadly, they didn't have to make a lot of the dialog up.

As for reform, I'd like to see cheaper gas. I mean, here in the Twin Cities gas is $3.15/gallon. What a rip-off! (That 3-cent gas tax that went into effect here this week really spiked the price)

zztopdog said...

Excellent! And fun! And so true!

tlk said...

All I want to know is who will give me the biggest stimulus check? Seriously, that's free money that will not affect our country later on down the road. And the bailout package too, they just print up more money for that don't they?

Mitch said...

There isn't much of a chance that it matters which candidate we choose. Washington will continue to run exactly the same way it always has. One person in office does not make a complete ideological change possible.

That being said, think about who each candidate will appoint to the Supreme Court when there are vacancies. There are 3 old/ill liberal justices that could leave the court soon. It is already leaning heavily to the right, and if the conservatives get a strong majority of young justices we could see some very restrictive decisions made in our lifetimes. Think reversal of Roe v. Wade.

And I'm done.


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