Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

I don't care if you're blue, red, purple, or green. Doesn't matter if you're Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or Yankeeian.

I hope you took the time to vote today. And if you didn't, whether it's because you didn't register, didn't know, or didn't care don't you THINK about complaining about who got in and who didn't. As far as I'm concerned, you just told the rest of the world you could give a crap about what happens to you, your children, and your children's children.

You don't get to gripe when things don't go the way you want, bills are passed you don't agree with, and changes to your fundamental way of life happen seemingly every day.

Since the Revolutionary War, men and women have died trying to protect your right to vote. Through 2 World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, two visits to Iraq and a side trip to Afghanistan American blood has been spilled for a variety of reasons, not the least of is your right to vote.

America is the greatest country in the world, and if you didn't take advantage of your God given right to voice your opinion and you still want to complain?

Go pound sand where the sun don't shine.

Can I just say I'm REALLY ready for baseball to start again?

Disclaimer: Sorry for the serious topic. I'll be back tomorrow ranting about Tek coming back, trading Lugo, and the legitimacy of the Jack Bauer for President movement.


Tex said...

Ted, how many times do I need to remind you? Jack is a fictional character on a tv show.

Ted D said...

What are you talking about, Tex?

He's real. And he got my write in vote today. We'll all be better off.

Trust me.

Tree Newt said...

You left out the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the War of 1812, and the Panamanian Invasion. Man, we've been in a few, eh?

I'm with ya here: you don't vote, you don't complain.

Of course, judging by the polls, I think very few will have to abstain from complaining. Record turnouts, evidently.

Ted D said...

Mattie, sorry I forgot a few. But yeah, we're a scrappy bunch aren't we?

It's amazing what a recession and 2 wars will do to the voting public.

HorshamScouse said...

Your little town's got a split personality: Alamance went 55/45 MCain but Guilford was 60/40 McCain.

You obviously didn't vote often enough, Ted.

HorshamScouse said...

Totally cocked that up. Still giddy...

60/40 Obama.

Ted D said...

Er, John? They only let us vote once. ;)

Redbeard76 said...

Yankeeian? LOL Guess that Derek Jeter write-in campaign didn't work out too well.

Yay us! I like voting!

Ted D said...

Totally made that one up, Redbeard. I'm thinking about Trademarking it though.

HorshamScouse said...

//They only let us vote once.//

You really do need to move to MA :)

Ted D said...

They let you vote more than once up there?