It is important to vote

If you had a friend or relative who didn’t vote at all, and for that reason someone you didn’t like got elected, then, naturally, you would run them over. Like this:

Upset over the result of last week’s presidential election, an Arizona woman ran over her husband with her car, believing him to be directly responsible for Obama’s reelection because he didn’t vote.

According to police in Gilbert, 28-year-old Holly Solomon of Mesa and her husband Daniel argued loudly in a local parking lot before Holly got in her Jeep SUV and began chasing Daniel around. She eventually managed to pin him underneath the vehicle as he was trying to run away.

Daniel remains in critical condition as of this writing.

Meanwhile the latest thing is to send 15 cents to John Schnatter, the “John” behind “Papa Johns” who, if he had 15 cents more per pizza he would manage to survive having to supply his hard working employees with basic, legally required health benefits.

Like this:

Meanwhile, there is a solution to solve this problem of hate-filled, racist Republicans ruining it for everyone. Sign this petition to “Peacefully grant the State of Tennessee to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government. And then, of course, send all the Republicans there. They’ll fit, if they all breath in at once.

Also, people are starting to catch on to something I’ve been saying along. Remember the whole Black Hawk Down thing? That was George HW Bush handing Clinton a manufactured international crisis just to try to ruin his presidency. The Recession? George Bush Jr’s gift to Obama, and the rest of us. The Republicans have been deliberately creating actual crises where people die and stuff just to make Democrats look bad for just over 100 years.

That’s all for not.

Just remember to vote or someone will run you over!


  1. #1 Eric
    November 13, 2012

    If you think the republicans deliberately manufactured the recession just to f*ck with a democratic president who hadn’t even been elected yet, then you’re nuts. I’m a liberal Obama voter who generally dislikes most of policies advanced by Bush Jr. But I think your take on recent history is wacko.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    November 13, 2012

    No, they did not manufacture this recession for that purpose. But examine closely what the Bush administration and the Republicans did in their final days.

  3. #3 Birger Johansson
    November 13, 2012

    But if you grant Tennessee independence, you are abandoning a lot of non-Republicans to a bitter fate.
    VENTING RAGE ! See story: “Why the Grand Bargain Is One-Sided and Totally Unfair”
    Now that the Big Liar is defeated, can we please stop pretending Obama is great? (that the Republican congressmen are corrupt should go without saying, but the Democrats apparently are Republican Lite)

  4. #4 Eric
    November 13, 2012

    Oh. I thought that when you said “the Republicans have been deliberately creating actual crises” you meant that they deliberately created the crisis. Thanks for clearing that up!

  5. #5 Mauro
    November 13, 2012

    A citizen should see voting as his/her duty, not only as a right.
    I’m Italian, not US-American, but if you understand Italian you can read what I wrote about this issue on my blog:

  6. #6 Greg Laden
    November 13, 2012

    Eric, reading is your friend, though I admit my sentence is dense. GB and his friend created that recession. As you don’t remember apparently, they then stood t the door kicking the economy onto the street footprint the next year after the election in which Obama won the presidency

  7. #7 Birger Johansson
    November 14, 2012

    Greg, have you seen this?:
    Audio: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy
    (many Republicans deny the interview ever happened!)

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    November 14, 2012

    Holy crap.

  9. #9 R.L. Schaefer
    November 14, 2012

    “It Is Important to Vote”

    Uh…. Only if you have common sense. Otherwise you elect a ninkumpoop, uttering bumper sticker slogans and promising to save the planet and stop the seas from rising (which it’s been doing for 11000 years).