Thursday, November 09, 2006

It Must Be My Fault

For advising you all not to vote.

Figures. Seems after every election there has to be at least one commentary chastising us for the low voter turnout- the turnout in Humboldt on Tuesday being around 53% (doesn't sound all that low to me).

So what? Why should people who pay scant attention to what's going on in the world around them vote?

Why should I want other people vote, unless their views are similar to mine? This seems to be a shallow theme, especially among the Left, that if everyone would just turn out to vote, the people will have spoken and our country's ills will be on the mend.

Democracy: Two wolves and a sheep deciding what's for lunch.

The Times- Standard refers to Iraq and how some people think the Iraq War was worth it because Iraqis can vote now. So what? Is Iraq a better place now that people can vote? I can't say because I'm not there, but from what I've seen, probably not.


At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your definition of democracy is apt. *sigh*

As soon as someone tells me how important it is for "everyone" to vote, my estimation of their IQ drops by about 10 points. (20 if they think that Arizona lotto/voter initiative was a good idea.)

The idea of the masses voting--It obviously gives members of the media and other dubious characters the warm fuzzies. Like a bunch of people who know more about American Idol than HOW A BOND WORKS ("bond? that means it's free, right?") the opportunity to screw with other people's lives.

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Bush's fault!

At 1:24 PM, Anonymous The Rose and Barbara Shults Fanclub said...

You darn right its your fault Fred! We know you're an Arkley supporter! We know you conducted pre-election santerian rituals with him and his cult at the Arkley mansion! We know you support big boxes like home depot! We're onto Fred!

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Hank Sims said...

That voter turnout number is bullshit. It doesn't include the uncounted absentees! Those uncounted absentees don't seem to exist over in the T-S world!

Looks like the real turnout is going to be up around 60 percent, maybe a little over.

At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Actually there are 7337 absentees as of today and 668 provisionals. Total that equals 10.28% of 77,903 registered voters. Add that to 53.5 and we have a great voter turnout. See my upcoming letter in the TS that I sent Rosso today.

Mike Harvey

At 9:55 PM, Blogger Hank Sims said...

Keep 'em honest, Mike!

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh by the way fred....the quote is from James Bovard. "Democracy must be more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Thanks. I didn't know that. BTW; James Bovard has his own blog at

I have it on my list but haven't found it all that interesting as he deals with national stuff mostly.


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