Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Red or Blue? VOTE TODAY!!!

Remember when they used to trade blue and red colors every election so that no party was identified with either color? Well, those days are in the past for good. The Republicans have claimed Red and Democrats have claimed Blue...and probably with the mania our nation has for branding, we'll never go back.
So, if that's the case, wouldn't it be nice if these were our national party symbols instead of Donkeys and Elephants?

Today is election day. I hope you're informed. I hope you've read a newspaper, a book, and maybe watched Meet the Press a time or two over the past few weeks. I hope you will go to vote today. I hope that when you cast your vote, you know what you're voting for and who you are voting for and what that candidate actually stands for.

For example, in Virginia, you keep seeing all these signs and negative ads about the so-called Marriage Amendment. Make sure when you go in there, prompted to vote yes, that you realize that gay marriage is already illegal in Virginia and that this proposed change to our state constitution doesn't protect marriage, it creates legal punishments for everyone who isn't married. Make sure that sure that you know what you are voting for instead of just what you've been told to vote against, regardless of which color dragon you identify with.

And yes, I realize that both of these types of dragons are evil, but isn't it always about determining the lesser of two evils? To me, the greatest evil is proclaiming a love of democracy and then not exercising the most basic responsibility a member of a democratic society has...to be an informed voter.

Now, if we could only get some quality scrying devices to monitor the voting machines built by the Red Wizards of Thay to ensure accuracy. And a pocket full of Detect Lie scrolls sure would come in handy this time of year.

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Blogger S Ristau said...

I don’t know about changing the party symbols. After all, there is some biblical basis to support the wisdom of heeding to the advice of donkeys. Remember Balaam.

After reading Archie Levine, I formulated my political opinions, grabbed my 20 sided dice, and headed for the local poling place. I had a little trouble getting the stylus to punch through the computer screen. I didn’t want to leave any hanging chads. Fortunately, I had my trusty war hammer with me to facilitate passage of the voting implement and drive home my political point.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Shandar the Ashen said...

Tee hee. Blood will tell.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Shandar the Ashen said...

Well, George Allen won't be our Senator anymore, but the aforementioned anti-gay marriage amendment to the state constitution did pass, though I'm sure it will cause many more problems than the non-problem it tried to solve.

6:46 AM  

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