Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Take Tuesday Off!

Barack Obama wants America to "take the day off" on November 4th (Election Day, for those of you not following along) so that we can "make calls" and "knock on doors" and "get the vote out". That's right, America. Ask your boss (or your professor for those of you who are installed in one of many institutions of higher learning across this country) if you can take the day off to serve Barack Obama your country.

He's talking to YOU Betty the Beautician, Cody the Construction worker, Arnie the ACORN employee, Stanley the Student, Tony the Tiger and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: TAKE THE DAY OFF! Nevermind our faltering economy, nevermind your good work ethic and nevermind that big paper you were due to turn in on Tuesday...your candidate country needs you to pressure and harass everyone within your grasp to get out and vote for Barack Obama your candidate of choice for the office of President of the United States of America. (By the way, this message does not apply to Sarah the Governor, Kari the Republican or You the Common Sense Advocate. Nor does it apply to hard working successful business owners, upper middle management of any and all companies or corporations in this country or anyone who makes over $250,000, $200,000 $150,000 per year. You guys need to keep your asses at work 'cause somebody has to pay some taxes in this country. And let's face it, it's about time somebody took you kind of people down a peg or two anyway. After all, your mantra of "personal responsibility" is becoming downright annoying to listen to so nose to the grindstone you crazy Republicans! Work, work, work so that others can vote, vote, vote!)


  1. Oh good lawd, what next? Don't answer that! I'd be afraid to know.

  2. Yes, and I understood the idiot to say we may as well wait to vote on Wednesday...did I hear right? I think I did...which means he thinks our votes are worthless...or else why tell us not to bother? I am beginning to dislike him and his smarmy "something for everybody" campaign intensely.
    love ya
    Aunt Sandi

  3. I've had enough of this man! I wish I could vote more than once - for McCain.

  4. Well, I'm a Catholic and I think I'll vote on Tuesday and then go to Mass to pray for my country.

  5. It goes both ways. You could take the day off and push for McCain as well.
    There are some people that want to see the voting day moved to a more practical time.
    The 1st Tuesday in November was chosen by President Taylor in 1845. At that time, It was a good day after the harvest when predominantly agrarian men would have plenty of time to go to the polls. It was also when the weather was still mild enough and dry enough as to not hinder travel. After observing Sunday as a day of rest, farmers used Monday to travel to often far-away voting sites for the Tuesday vote. A friend from Russia told me that election day was a national holiday with many celebrations. Things would be available in the markets that couldn't be had any other time to get people out of their homes.
    We should treat Election Day as such. The United States lags behind nearly all nations in voter turnout. We should examine making election day a bigger deal in this country.

  6. It goes both ways. Anyone could take the day off and rally the vote for McCain as well. It's just a matter of how important it is to you.
    The US lags behind many other nations in voter turnout (this year may be an exception). A friend from Russia, spoke of the parties and celebrations they had on election day. It was a national holiday so nobody had to work. Many things were available in the markets (he mentions bananas) that couldn't be had any other time of the year. All of these things were incentives to get people to get out of their home and vote.
    There has been some push to move election day to a more practical day. The Tuesday after the first Monday was set in 1845 when most of the US was agrarian. Novemeber was a time when the harvest was finished across most of the country and cold wet weather hasn't taken over. Tuesday allowed the male farmers to take a Sunday as their day of rest and spend Monday traveling to a far-away polling location.
    Scheduling elections on a day when so many Americans must also go to work or school flies in the face of our nation's mission to open democracy for all, makes it difficult or impossible for most parents to take their children to the polls (instilling the importances of voting), and makes chaos at polling centers inevitable.

  7. Yup, I saw that he wants *us* to 'Take a day off.' To stump for HIM. :-((((((((

    Miss Mari-Nanci

  8. I worked full time for 40 years and never had to take off from work to vote. With such conveniences as absentee ballots and early voting, there is no need for Obama's hysteria to persuade people to STOP working. Good grief. But what do I know? I'm one of those evil rich Republicans with money in the bank (that I earned and saved during the 40 years of full-time employment).

    LOL, I love all your crossed-out words and laughed out loud at the $$$$$$ figures in the last paragraph. Funny how the goal posts keep moving, huh?


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