Tuesday, November 4

Vote? You Betcha!

Who do you see there at the front of the line? Tom S., write-in candidate for the soil & agriculture commission, that's who. After reading the job description, he ended up NOT writing himself in afterall. But there we were, first in line to vote, coffee, apple bread & comfy chairs.
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How exciting to be making history in this vote for the 44th president! Either way, we make history - first black president, or first female vice president (and oldest first term president, but y'know, let's not focus on that).
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The irony? The first two voters & our votes cancelled each other out --talk about a house divided. The first two voters and the polls still show no favored lead.

So... I checked in with the news to find problems in Kansas City, Philly, Palm Beach and Chesapeake, VA. Go get yourselves all voted out and let's check back in here tonight during/after election results.

Why I voted for McCain & not "that one":

  • McCain will work toward reversal of Roe v Wade and put abortion laws in the hands of individual states.
  • Gun Control issues. I will not have my right to bear arms taken away from me.
    "One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly
    been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers
    a strong moral check against usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them
    ." -- Constitutional scholar and
    Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1840 .
    "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the
    conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors
    who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own
    downfall by doing so
    ." -- Adolph Hitler, April 11 1942.
"Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a
gun, freedom of speech has no power.
" -- Yoshimi Ishikawa, Japanese
author, in the LA Times 15 Oct 1992
  • Obama will be manipulated & used by a Democratic Congress.
  • I don't want a Democrat to nominate new supreme court justices.
  • National Security/Strong Military issues, Obama is sadly lacking here & while we would all love for all nations to be peaceful and loving, we can't afford to become a vulnerable nation.
  • Obama believes in more government, I believe in less government.

6 comments:

Tom S said...

It is Obama, not O'bama. Do you really think this guy is Irish? You will learn to love him, I'm sure...Irish or not.

Poof said...

Of course he's irish. You can go out to utube and know that. :) I could have just used his middle name, but didn't want to sound biased & scare away any voters.

Anonymous said...

obama's not black, he's biracial

David said...

Why did Tom S. support Obama anyways?

Poof said...

David, you have to ask Tom that. But I think a lot of people voted for Obama because they were bedazzled by his offer of change. Unfortunately, I think this particular kind of change can only come about by a change of heart, soul & spirit. A change grounded in an alive faith and hope, it cannot be government mandated. It's historically proven that nationalization doesn't work.

Renee said...

Way to go Poof!! You're soooo right!!! And "anonymous" is sooo right, too!!! WTG!!!