Born in the U.S.A.

Born here, although I'm not supposed to call myself a Native American on surveys and census questionaires, which, frankly, I think is sort of a rip. I AM, after all, native to these shores. As such, and since I am not a convicted felon, it is my right (some people, myself included, would say that it is my duty) to cast a vote in every election. And I do. I haven't missed so much as a vote for dog catcher* since I turned 18. I think I had a voter's registration card before I had a driver's license.

So first thing this morning, I went and pounded the shit out of that tacky little electronic device that can't give me a paper reciept. I even voted for a Republican. Not for anything very important, only the Commissioner of Agriculture, and I can't even tell you why, except that I just felt that if there was at least one R in the vote, maybe the (hacked) machine wouldn't eliminate my vote.**

If you live and vote in California, please vote for my old fellow traveler, Larry Cafiero, Green Candidate for Insurance Commissioner.

If you live and vote anywhere, read the Rude Pundit before you go.

If you don't vote, well, first of all, Shame on you. Second of all, shut the fuck up about what you think of our elected government, good or bad, because you pissed away your chance to do something about it. And third of all, when the jack-booted neo-con christian jihadists come to your door to cart you away, remember that you didn't vote. And remember that there were plenty of us out here in the wilderness shrieking warnings like banshees.

* Do people still vote for dog catcher? Is there still the position of dog catcher somewhere out in the fly-overs?

**Come ON, people. I live in South Florida. You don't think there is some serious Republican party-backed shit going down here? Puh-leeze. You have been drinking the Kool-Aid again, haven't you?
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(3) Comments
#1. Posted by TNGEO on November 08, 2006

I actually like Corker better than Ford (for those of you who saw the “Call me” sleaze ad), but I voted for the minority party in the Senate, hoping for change. Oh, well.

But the House came through, and now we may have some balance up there, and maybe even some public investigation.

Some of those guys would make swell dog catchers.

#2. Posted by brette on November 10, 2006

I’m sure you’ve read about this debacle.  Sometimes, I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really HATE the republicans.  Scratch that.  I’ve ALWAYS been a Hater.  Katherine Harris ooooooozes demonic intentions.

#3. Posted by Larry Cafiero on November 12, 2006


My candidate statement didn’t mention Lynne, but my campaign blog did. Lynne knows, and I told my constituents so in my blog, that she’s the best blogger in the known universe.

Larry Cafiero
Green for Insurance Commissioner 2010 (not a typo—getting a head start)

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