Saturday, November 04, 2006

*** Public Service Announcement ***

As many of you know, Election Day is rapidly approaching. But these are no normal elections upcoming. In fact, these may be the most important mid-term elections in memory. The issues couldn't be bigger - Iraq, the war on terror, the economy, political and corporate corruption, man-child love... the list goes on and on - and there couldn't be more at stake, with control of each House of Congress in the balance.

Locally, there are two Senate races (Maryland and Virginia) that could determine which party has a majority in the Senate come January, while the race for Governor in Maryland will be a referendum on the direction in which my home state is headed.

That is why it is critically important for you to get out and vote, whether you're a Democrat, a Republican or an independent. And that is why I wanted to provide this public service, reminding you when to vote:

Democrats and independents vote on Tuesday, November 7.
Republicans vote on Wednesday, November 8.

So get out there and do your civic duty and help to make this country a better place.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.


Anonymous said...

And just remember folks, if you vote in a state with electronic voting....your vote probably doesn’t count.
In my lifetime it has to be one of the biggest issues for democracy. Leaving the fate of our country in software written by third parties? Does that make sense to anyone else? We need major reform on this issue.


Anonymous said...

glad it was a meesage to vote and not a message to vote for X,Y, or Z. Why do they vote on different days!? I dont remember that being the case when I lived in Maryland.

Anonymous said...

Psst... Matt... it is "a message to vote for X,Y, or Z" - everyone votes on Tuesday. JP's just a pinko liberal trying to suppress GOP votes. ;)

Unknown said...

Ahh, I'm so glad I'm not American.

I don't understand why you fellas can't just do a simple paper and pencil like us yokel Canadians. Our votes are counted quickly and we never run into problems with fraud and 'lost' votes, nor do we get dead people voting.

It's also nice to have more than just 2 bad choices. Democractic? Republican? How about corporate elites who care nothing about real issues like health care and the environment.


An amused Canuck ;)

Anonymous said...

Please vote, unless you're an idiot. Then it may be best if you just stay home...

One man's opinion, of course.

Anonymous said...

Of course it is easier to count the votes of 15 million Canucks compared to 100 million Americans.

Caps Nut said...

You forgot to mention that Democrats also get to vote on November 8th, 9th, 10th, and as many times as they need to in order for the Democrats to win.

JP said...

... as evidenced by their lack of control of either House of Congress, the White House, the majority of Governorships and the majority of state legislatures.