I Voted

That’s what my sticker says. Actually, it says “I voted in Johnson County.” But close enough.

I’ll have you know I did not vote a straight party ticket. I leaned Republican, but I voted for one Libertarian, and one *gasp* Democrat.

I KNOW! What are the odds of that? I voted for a moderate Democrat who had a better record of being honest than the Republican candidate.

I voted “No” on every single judge on the ballot. It’s my way of inflicting term limits on judges, since the only way to limit them is to vote them out. Sadly, only about 30% of the population thinks the way I do, so the activist judges NEVER actually get voted out.

I voted “No” on Amendment 1, which would have spent $120 million to put in 24 youth soccer fields near my house. Yeah, that’s what happens when the government works on a project. The fields would cost private business about 15-20 million, because they aren’t getting any taxpayer welfare. Private business would have to get competitive bids and find the best price. Go figure.

I’m anti-tax on every topic. If they wanted to pass a tax that would subsidize Wild Cherry Pepsi, I’d still vote against it.

Anyhow, whatever your political leanings or affiliations, I hope you take the time to go out and vote today. Remember, government is run by those that show up.

  7 comments for “I Voted

  1. November 7, 2006 at 10:39 am

    Amen, Incredipete.

  2. November 7, 2006 at 10:59 am

    “Squeeze every last drop out of those insulent…musical…peasants.” Prince John (a.k.a. Howard Dean) in Disney’s Robin Hood, speaking to Hiss (a.k.a. John Kerry).

    Ahhh, the philosophy of fairness…tax the middle class to the point of poverty so that you can pay for food, housing, and healthcare for everyone else. I understand federal loans to help people get out of tough spots, but we do not give loans while people are getting work and getting caught up (heck, make em a 0% interest rate). Instead we give them handouts without conditions (at least the Salvation Army requires that you remain sober and find a job within 6 months if they are going to continue to help you – tell me that that doesn’t produce better results than giving free money who decide that they can expect it in the future…that they are entitled to free money simply for being American), enabling them and making them dependant wards of the state, instead of contributing members of society. My only thought is that it should be even easier for working and middle class kids to get college loans, so that they have a chance to follow their dreams.

  3. HRT
    November 7, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    I also voted, and while I too lean to the right (not just because my left leg is 1/2″ longer than my right) living in one of the bluest states in America makes it is just short of impossible to avoid voting for at least a few Dems. Still I’m hoping, praying and voting for at least a little change by way of keeping our Republican Gov. and maybe even *gasp* voting in a Republican Senator!! My even mentioning that is just short of signing my own death sentence. So if you hear about a 34 year old black man being shot 37 times for failing to signal when changing lanes, you know that the liberals succeeded in their agenda.

    Sincerely BMWOTR
    (Black Man Wandering Off the Reservation)

  4. Jodie
    November 7, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    For once Incredipete, I sortof agree with you. I too voted no for all of the judges to remain. Not because of “activist” judges (still not sure what that means, exactly, aside from the apparent fact that you disagree with them) but simply because we should keep changing out those in power. We should have new faces and new ideas. Let’s make the Supreme Court a voted issue too! Yeehaw!

  5. Incredipete
    November 7, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    Jodie, I actually agree with you about the Supreme Court justices…

  6. Jodie
    November 7, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    ….wait… I think the earth stopped turning….

    Honestly though, I have yet to understand how people so far out of touch can be put in charge of deciding so many vital issues. If we can’t vote on them, they should at least be limited in term to say, 8 years.

  7. Incredipete
    November 7, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    By activist I mean judges deciding things that were never intended to be any of their business…

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