Friday, October 24, 2008

Political Decisions

Stare at my tits - as long as you vote for Obama!
I am completely beside myself. I have to decide by November 4 on who I should vote for. If you think about it, ruminating over this decision is fairly inefficient. There will be more than 120 million people deciding on who the next president should be. And a bunch of people are figuring out for themselves who to vote for. If half are not decided (not voting in step with their party affiliation), that is 60 million people who were trying to figure this thing out.

Anyway, I have got an idea. I started keeping a list of drivers – some with Obama bumper stickers, some with McCain bumper stickers – and what they have done to piss me off. I am not normally a half-empty person, but I don't notice cars unless there is something unusual they have done, and most of the unusual seems to be bad.

For instance:

McCain Lexus ES330. Was stopped on a red light. Blinker indicating the car wanted to turn right. No other traffic. Owner on cell phone and did not turn until the light was green. McCain 0 Obama 1

Obama Toyota Celica. Driving on the highway and the car passes me on the right. Nearly clips the side of my car, and I was traveling 8 miles above the speed limit. McCain 1 Obama 1

Obama Ford Truck. Turning left on a red light. The arrow changed to green and the owner makes the turn right before the light changes to yellow. Lots of cars had to wait because owner was not paying attention, and not even on the phone. McCain 2 Obama 1

McCain Saturn sedan. Owner picking nose at stop light. Gross. McCain 2 Obama 2

McCain Ford Focus. Owner listening to loud Christian music at stop light. Not sure one should blast Bethany Dillon ever. McCain 2 Obama 3

Anyway, you get the idea. I am not sure where this will lead me, but I will at least be as informed as those who listen to political commercials. It is hard to believe that some people don't understand that political commercials are really advertisements. I mean, if you are not going to trust George Foreman when you buy your next hibachi, why trust political ads to make your decision for you.


Grant said...

I already voted by mail, so now I can lean back and laugh at the rest of you as you torture yourselves.

Anonymous said...

This blog has low readership due to not very good writing.

Anonymous said...

We are really voting for a group, not a person, who's sole mission is to re-distribute wealth, generally in their favor, in the least conspicuous manner possible. I fear this latest group picked pockets from around the globe and we all must post bond. Leesa rocks.

(M)ary said...

OMG! You should see my Obama bumper sticker. I put it on slightly crooked. What does that say? That I can't see straight...what a great endorsement. I will have to be sure not to piss off any other drivers before Nov as I am really wanting Obama to win.

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

Ahh another voter after my own heart! I am glad I am not the only one.

As far as that first Anonymous comment. I love how people hide behind their words. If they feel so passionate about something why not say who you are. I bet it was McCain because he was jealous Obama won the popular vote on this one!

I enjoyed the post!!!!

QUASAR9 said...

lol Leesa,
you do know you can get up to five years in prison if caught talking on the phone in your car - unless you are using a handfree set.

QUASAR9 said...

But hey,
I think that is certainly different - choosing which candidate to vote for, according to who his/her voters are.

Not because you want to be in with the 'in-crowd'
But rather because you don't want to be seen with the 'nose-picking' crowd - lol

Anonymous said...

I'm going to start supporting the Constitution Party. They match what I believe.


Joe said...

Wait...I'm not supposed to trust George Foreman?!? But who else knows my hibachi needs so well?

I think your method is as scientific and accurate as anyone, particularly if you consider that people vote for whomever they think embodies their values.

Leesa said...

grant: I am just waiting to find out that McCain has some type of chip imbedded in his head, put there by aliens.

anon: I get about 150 unique visitors per day, and I write only twice per week. Plus, I shut down my blog a month or two ago. So not only is my crappy writing contributing, but my blog management sucks. And I still get 150 sets of eyes per day. Not sure why.

anon: as long as we are redistributing wealth. Send a bit to Georgia.

mary: way to go, Obama fan.

ssc: the anon person sounds more like an Obama person. If it were a McCain supporter, they would have mentioned me rotting in hell.

quasar: I sometimes work on unique ways to answer questions.

knot: the Constitution Party is a write in on my ballot. Why? Can't they get enough signatures to appear on the ballot?

joe: I just want non-nose-pickers in the white house.

LarryLilly said...

Back in early March, I thought this was a win-win election.

At that time it was going to be I thought Hillary or Obama, and then some republican, but I never thought it would be McCain.

As the primaries wore on, and boy did they ever wear on, when it was Obama and McCain, I thought still it was a win-win. But then

always a but

McCain picked Palin. Now I know that McCain would if he were elected go back to his centrist self, which isnt bad, but in picking palin, he was finally caving in to far right side of the party.

Now I still see HIM doing that should he win but he screwed the pooch picking her. That was the decider for me. I would have voted for Hillary, I would have voted for many women candidates for either prez or VP, but in Palin we have the worst of the lot. A bag or rocks in her head wearing fancy shoes.

It was no longer a win-win.

On November 5, Palin will click her Neiman marcus red ruby slippers and say

There is no place like Nome
There is no place like Nome
There is no place like Nome!

~Deb said...

I was told recently by another blogger that I was "lazy" if I got my political news source(which influences my decision upon my vote), from the media, newspapersm talk radio or Youtube. (Youtube- only the candidate's sites. Not reg. people's home videos.) I think I will decide to take the route you did---bumper stickers and bad drivers. I'm headed to New Jersey.

Wish me luck.

btsea said...

I'm voting McCain.

Obama can plug the next Hibachi.

Leesa said...

larry: I thought this was going to be a win-win election to. Now I see it as a lose-lose election. Neither candidate can help this financial crisis. Obama is going to win. And I did not Palin either. McCain, not a bad guy. Obama not a bad guy. But this $700 B bailout has me steamed.

~deb: I fear you are going to have to write in Ron Paul with where you are going.

btsea: I wish there were real voting booths. I don't know who I am voting for yet.