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© Keith Tucker

Tucker adds: Vote with your brain, not with your emotions!

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  1. I’ve sprained my foot, and it hurts too much to even get into the shower at the moment.

    Then again, my area is locked up for the opposing party: my vote wouldn’t have helped anyway.

    *sigh*

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  2. Falkelord wrote:

    GO VOTE ANYWAY. CAN’T COMPLAIN IF YOU DON’T CONTRIBUTE.

    But seriously, I was so happy to get an email a few days ago from my local representative with a 19 page document explaining all 10 amendments to the Louisiana Constitution. It explained the situation behind all of them, the situation now, and if you were to vote for them, the situation that would take place.

    Probably the most interesting is this little blurb at the beginning:

    “Amendment No. 7 is a clear example of the extreme obscurity and complexity that often confront
    Louisiana voters in constitutional amendment elections. The proposal would add only 39 new words and delete three words, yet to understand what those few changes would do requires knowledge of property rights law and public auction processes and a nuanced understanding of the relationship between constitutional and statutory law.”

    The three words they want to delete are “least amount of” meaning the tax collector is only allowed to sell the least amount of land (referred to as immovable property) required to pay off a delinquent property tax payment. If the vote was “for”, the tax collector would be allowed to sell up to 100% of the property. Unfortunately, the language of the bill does not state any of this, and had I gone to the polls today without knowing what it meant, I would have had no idea which way to vote. I just wish people were as informed as this.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink
  3. Falkelord. I *can’t* get up the stairs out of my apartment right now. Getting to the voting station is right out. *sigh*

    (Yeah, my foot is that badly crumpled.)

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Permalink
  4. Dan wrote:

    If Sharron “I won’t reveal my policies until I’m a senator” Angle wins a seat, we will have entered a new level of the ironic-osphere, where politicians don’t skillfully dodge having to make policy commitments but explicitly refuse to.

    It will be a new level of undemocratic behavior and electoral dysfunction.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    Thought Dancer, I don’t know about where you live, but here in Oregon, if you call up the Democratic party they will send someone out to get your ballot. Of course, you would need to have a ballot on you (which is automatic in Oregon — we have vote by mail), or have an absentee ballot, or something like that.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Permalink
  6. patriotsgt wrote:

    ThoughtDancer – I would say this if you were one of my Soldiers, “Just take the pain Soldier, take the pain and accomplish your mission!”. If they still complained or whined I’d say “Do you need me to carry you?” to which any of my Soldiers would say “No way, I’d rather crawl!” Just do it!

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Permalink
  7. BTN wrote:

    I hope the Tea Party wins a lot of seats and a lot of power. That way, people won’t make the same mistake again in the next election.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Permalink
  8. Iron Knee wrote:

    Unfortunately BTN, that same argument was used when Dubya was elected, and we seem to keep making the same mistake anyway.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Permalink
  9. Thanks for the thought guys. I had to get someplace to ice up the foot and keep it elevated.

    (IK, a ballot, here? No, we don’t have such reasonableness. 😉 And everyone else, I don’t have a phone, so calling someone was right out. Yes, I’m the last person in the country to not own a phone: I live on the internets….)

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:00 am | Permalink