Monday, October 29, 2012

Come Monday...None of the Above


“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about,  websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

I will not be voting this coming election, and I greatly resent the claim that those who do not vote forfeit their right to complain about the results.  For I do not want to lend my support to either President Obama or Mitt Romney, and an option to vote for none of the above is not given.

Yeah, I suppose I could use the write-in option, but does this really count for anything?  If I believed it did, I would be all for exhuming and reanimating [Pat Paulsen]!

Okay, the main reason for why I will not be voting this year has more to do with failing to register for permanent absentee status than with my great lack of enthusiasm for the presidential candidates this time around.  For there are plenty of more local candidates I would like to vote for and even more I would like to vote against.

The same applies to several issues up to be voted on, such as drastically raising the state tax on tobacco products for the benefit of our children (again).  For there is not a doubt in my mind that all of that money would go into the general fund to be used at the discretion of those holding the purse strings, just like all of the money from the state lottery that is supposed to be paying for improvements to our school systems.

Alas, there is so much more that I would like to share with you, but it will have to wait until later.  For my typical 15% energy capacity is struggling to reach 8% this morning, and my batteries have not recharged properly for over 20 years now.

So, the current plan is to add an update with a link to the rest of this story when it becomes available for consumption on The Trib.  Be assured that I would like to assure you that this will be accomplished later on today, but Arlynda swears that I am not to be trusted.  Sigh.

The rest of this story: [He Hated F.D.R.]

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8 comments:

Grace said...

I voted for Pat Paulson the year he ran - Yes, I did - wrote in his name. One year, when I lived in Vermont, I wrote my own name in for sheriff. I like to do stuff like that when I can...

Beach Bum said...

Respectfully disagree on the presidential race, I am voting for Obama. While Obama is far from perfect reviewing Romney's record and his past statements that can flip flop in less than a day at times I cannot in good conscious sit by and not express my vote.

As for the local race in my area I have a long history of voting for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Jame T. Kirk, and even myself.

Ann said...

In any election it is no longer choosing the best candidate, it's a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils

Adullamite said...

Arlynda makes sense to me!
A vote for Mitt would see America regarded as a leper around the world. Another 'Dubya' but without the intellect!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Grace!!! You may have just inspired me for next time.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Beach Bum!!! Well, if Obama follows Clinton's example in regards to what he did in his second term, we really would be much better off with him winning, but...

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! Alas, methinks you have done hit the nail squarely on the head with that.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Adullamite!!! You really aren't interested in attending any tea parties over here--are you?