Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Debating my Vote tomorrow

I've been Democrat since I was in high school. The main reason to be honest is that I am pro-choice. There are many other issues I agree with, but that is the biggest and my most passionate cause.

I've mentioned before, I am not an Obama fan. I was a Hillary supporter with Edwards as my next choice. I just have a bad feeling about Obama, there are so many strange things about his past. However, I absolutely cannot vote for McCain, especially after picking Palin. I'm not really sure what I want to do at this point. I'm considering voting for everything but. I'm in Michigan, which is a Democratic state. I was going to vote straight Democrat which is something I've never done before. I realized, that even though I don't do straight Dem, that is how I vote. Figured I'd save myself some time. There is one candidate though that I am picking as Republican. It is something local, and I do not like the Democrat that is in office. I didn't even realize the position included your party affiliation, it doesn't mean much for this job. That is why I feel comfortable going with the Republican choice.

I hate being torn, I've never had an issue with my choice before. Even when I didn't like them, it was never an issue. Ugh, I hate this sick feeling that I have over all this. I'm glad that Michigan only has two proposals. Proposal 1 is medical marijuana and Proposal 2 is about stem cells. I'm pretty confident in my choices in both of those. Two had me a bit concerned, but I did my research and feel confident in my choice. It was hard finding solid research due to the pro-life that feel embryos are life.

My girls both had mock elections. My 11 year old's middle school, McCain won. My 7 year old's elementary school, Obama won. District overall, Obama won 65%. Both my girls voted Obama. My oldest said, all of her friends voted Obama except one. His dad just got home from the war.

I came across this though and really enjoyed reading it ~

Dear Red States:

We’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood. We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss. We get 85 percent of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama. We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms. Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we’re going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their children’s caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq , and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we’re not willing to spend our resources in Bush’s Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country’s fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95 percent of America’s quality wines, 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT. With the
Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all
Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia. We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred unless we’re discussing the war, the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

Finally, we’re taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico.

Peace Out,
The Blue States

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Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Funny. This was the first year I actually ALMOST left the ballot blank. And as it was I cancelled out my husband's vote, so what exactly was the POINT!!

Oh well. Sit back and watch Florida decide the elections again, eh?

Beth said...

Oh PLEASE tell me Pennsylvania can join the new Blue State america!! That is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time!

I voted for Hillary in the primary as well. But I do like Obama. I think he's a smart, thoughtful man. Any questions I may have had about him . . . well, after two years on the campaign trail, things WOULD have come out. Nothing sticks to him because, well, there is nothing. The media and the other candidates would have found anything by this point.

Anyway, thanks for the laugh! I needed it this morning!

Mrs. S said...

Thank you for being so kind on my blog; I hope you come back again...although I'm a McCain supporter. :)

I can't believe some old lady refused candy to kids based on their parents' political affiliation. That's the meanest thing I've EVER heard!

And I am almost completely opposite of you. I'm completely pro-life so that's my main issue, especially with the Supreme Court Justice spots up for grabs.

But this election has definitely highlighted why our founding fathers (George Washington, specifically, I think) warned us away from forming political parties. It only separates a strong nation.

CC said...

LOVED this letter. Passed it along to friends and family.

love, a proud blue stater

Queenie Jeannie said...

While I will fight to the death your RIGHT to post this...I disagree with it 100%. I found it completely wrong, completely offensive. I think I have a pretty good sense of humor; I just didn't find any of this funny.

Like I don't find people who use racial slurs funny.

There is more than enough negativity and division in this country.

I may live in a "slave state", but I'm from the northeast.

You may delete this comment, but at least I gave you my honest opinion.

Natalie said...

LOL...I liked this letter...until I realized that I was probably not going to be part of Nueva California! Maybe this year we will be???

They're already talking about some votes having possibly been counted, or maybe not, problems with the machines so they're storing the ballots in boxes, blah blah blah on the Florida cable news channell. Oh, boy.

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