Posts tagged vote
Posts tagged vote
This is why your vote counts. Right here. In Wyoming, we’ve had local races decided by less than five votes. State and local measures affect you directly.
We have a mill levy for a public bus system in Laramie that serves the elderly and students primarily, but is open to the community at no cost. Think that should continue? Hell yes. But it won’t if people don’t vote for it.
Rumor has it there’s a presidential election. There’s local stuff too. Don’t bitch your vote doesn’t matter. It particularly does down-ballot.
Find where the fuck you vote. If you can’t, call your county clerk and say, ” Hello, good sir/ma’am. Might I trouble you for a moment on this glorious occasion for democracy and ask where my polling place is located? Thank you!”
Go to your polling place. Cast your ballot.
And then cherubs will sing and shit, BECAUSE YOU VOTED!
Get. Out. The. MOTHERFUCKIN’. VOTE.
Here’s my suggestion: Before you vote, call or text a pal, especially one you disagree with politically. Go vote together. Laugh about your differences. Drink beer.
Barring that, find a pal who agrees with you politically. Laugh about canceling out the votes of at least two of your friends. Drink beer.
Either way, standing in line with a buddy makes it go faster. SO DO IT!
Hi Tumblr, it’s me, a slightly older person…
I see a lot of you 20 somethings saying things about how you aren’t going to choose the lesser of two evils and that their policy on important matters are identical so what’s the point they’re both stooges for Wall Street and the Industrial War Complex.
You are right. Kind of.
I know y’all LOVE the 90’s. Me too. And I remember after after eight years of Clinton/Gore, I thought those motherfuckers were the devil. I was soooooooooooo upset with Bill Clinton waving his deregulation wand and his fucked foreign policy that I was all FUCK THE DEMOCRATS and I strongly advocated for Raplh Nader, even though he too didn’t really care about my “gonad politics.” Even when not choosing between the “lesser of two evils,” I was STILL having to compromise major issues.
Having been an adult person through 8 years of Clinton/Gore and 8 years through Bush/Cheney, I can tell you without a shred of hesitation that I will line up like my ass is on fire to vote for the lesser of two evils because the greater of two evils almost had us all living outside and eating dog food.
And if you think that a Romney presidency won’t be worse than Bush/Cheney, you are out of your mind.
I am fucking begging all of you, please, go vote. Aside from the fact that far more dangerous things are happening on your local level, (like collective bargaining being taken away in Illinois) this shit does matter.
If you think voting for Obama is the lesser of two evils, you’re wrong, it’s the lesser of three because not voting IS voting for Romney. Not voting is voting for dickbag judges that sentence people to jail in counties that have privatized prisons for minor drug infractions. Not voting is voting to remove pensions and collective bargaining and the last shreds of union power from the people. Not voting this election is voting for Feudalism.
Now pardon me, there’s some damn kids on my lawn and they want candy.
Also - your local elections are super important. If you haven’t decided who you’re voting for on the local level I recommend votersfriend.com as a starting place. Google the candidates.
THIS IS WHY I AM HAVING LOCAL CANDIDATES ON MY SHOW. ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL SO GOTMFV!
Yet another edition of “I’m sick of this shit.”
This isn’t funny. I’ve worked on campaigns and fielded calls asking if this is really the case. The 33 shares, as of last night at 1:00 AM, worries me. I’ve seen this crap on flyers distributed to low-income neighborhoods that typically have lower levels of education and voter registration.
This goes for both parties. Stop it. It’s not cute, it’s not funny, it’s viral voter suppression. You might think you’re clever enough to get the joke, but there’s people out there who don’t realize it’s a goddamn terrible joke — especially when you add some official-sounding law to it, like the image above.
Hey Grass Roots Republicans — it’s “grassroots.” The president is not “Barry Soetoro.” His name is Barack Obama. Also, just stick to the shitty MS paint comparisons of unicorns and a Romney presidency. You’re better at that. You know the biggest thing they have in common, kiddos? The chances of both existing are equally imaginary.
October 19, 2012, Washington, DC – Citing survey data showing former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has in fact achieved the narrow criteria required for inclusion in the Monday debate, earning more than 40 percent of the vote in “head-to-head” polls against President Barack Obama, the Libertarian Party nominee’s campaign today filed a complaint in Federal Court in the District of Columbia maintaining that Johnson has, in fact, met the Commission on Presidential Debates’ criteria for inclusion. The complaint asks the Court to compel the CPD to include Johnson.
Why not let him and Jill Stein debate? God forbid we hear more than two people.
In the now-widespread video of Mitt Romney slamming 47% of Americans at a Boca Raton fundraiser, he also voices one wish: That his dad was Mexican, instead of white. Seriously.
Romney says, chuckling: “Had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this… I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”
Hilarious! Not only did he strap 47% of Americans to the metaphorical roof, he wants to be Latino — because people only voted for Obama because he’s black, amirite? Goddamn that affirmative action. </sarcasm>
Which brings me to the screen shot above. In an effort to pander to Latinos, he’s released several videos in Spanish to say, essentially, I give enough shits about you to have a campaign ad produced saying so.
Well, maybe Mitt’s web people could give enough shits to actually complete the description. It currently reads: “La campaña de Obama recientemente lanzó un video asegurando que” which, correct me if I’m wrong here, translates to: “The Obama campaign released a video recently assuring that”
Tsk-tsk. Sloppy. Especially when you click through to YouTube and discover the full description. It’s a 30 second copy-paste job to put it on the site. Romney can pander to Hispanic and Latino voters all he wants, but with appearances like these tonight on Univision (no specific policy statements, and only hinting he’d continue the DREAM Act put in place by Obama via executive memo), and careless web work that seems to be emblematic of his floundering campaign, I wish him the best of luck.
America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry sums up Romney’s problems with Latino voters well with this message to Mittens:
"If you got your wish and were born of Mexican grandparents, we wonder if you would still view Arizona’s immigration approach as a ‘model' for the nation? Would you be for a law that would likely cause you and your loved ones to be stopped because of the color of your skin or the ethnicity of your family? Somehow you don't sound like the kind of guy who can relate to how unfair and unnerving it is to live in a state that sanctions discrimination based on where you are from and what you look like. In fact, your absolute lack of empathy for those trying to build a better life for their families is appalling. Really, is it any wonder you are polling so poorly with Latino voters?”
Go sit in a corner and think about how many Latino voters are in that 47% you denigrated, Mitt. Then get back to us.