Monday, November 3, 2008

Here we go again....

Well tomorrow is THE day. The day we find out who the next president of the United States will be. The day we find out who was able to tell more lies on the other candidate so well that everyone believed it and voted for them. A day that I should be proud of, because it signals the fact that we are free to choose who we want to run our country. Why is it that I just feel…well…TIRED.

Is it just me or does it seem like this election has lasted a LIFETIME? And, again, is it just me, or do Obama and McCain remind you of 2 little kids, standing with a broken vase at their feet, each pointing to the other and saying “He did it!” Can’t we just ground them both? Take away their toys? Send them to bed without dessert?

The fact is elections are just getting uglier. It won’t be long before debates will rival The Jerry Springer Show. Ding, ding! Most of it will have to be “bleeped” to prevent another censor meltdown ala Janet Jackson & Superbowl XXXVIII! No, actually, the way TV is going, pretty soon it will be an anything goes free-for-all.

I was thinking how men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abe Lincoln would be so disgusted at the way this country and its government behave themselves today. When we tell others that we are Americans, we shouldn’t have to be embarrassed, but lately I feel that we should be blushing when we say it (even though I doubt there are very many of us left who even know how to blush. I wonder if that ability will disappear someday as evolution decides we don’t need it anymore like it did excessive body hair). No one seems to be embarrassed or ashamed of ANYTHING anymore. (Not that I am 100% innocent myself! Just read this blog!)

I don’t know, maybe I am just in a bad mood (imagine that!), but I will just be glad to see this election end and get on with it. Either way we are probably screwed, so let’s just do it already. It's like pulling off a bandaid. You know it is going to hurt, so let's just get it over with.

And remember, we have the right to vote. We have the freedom to vote. But we also have the freedom to choose not to if that is what we want to do (or in this case DON'T want to do). And I am NOT saying that I don’t vote. (So before anyone decides to enlighten me on my sacred duty, just save it.) I am just saying that if you choose not to, then you have that right. That is what freedom is all about.

I think I will just stay in bed with a jar of Skippy. Someone wake me on Wednesday.



ctiger said...

I agree with you. I am one of the many people that never vote. Because i have the right not too. This year i registered to vote for the first time in my 33 years of life. And today i am still choosing not too. It has turned into nothing more than a battle to see who can lie more and who is to say that they are even gonna do any of the things they "promise". We will hopefully end up with the better of two evils. But either way i still think we are screwed!

Love the post.


ctiger said...

Are you ok? Did someone forget to wake you up Wednesday? Or are you just in shock at the outcome? Hope to read more soon.