Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


Pull my lever!

Filed under : America,New York City
On November 7, 2006
At 2:16 pm
Comments : 13

Allow me to swim against the tide for a moment and explain why I’m not voting today. You see, I always vote, mostly because it makes me feel good in the way that only making ten other people wait outside while you pore over a machine from 1955 can. But not this year, because everybody running in my area either:

a. is corrupt
b. is a fake
c. has no experience
d. is unknown to anyone other than the family dog
e. is already set to win by 35 percentage points

Now, I know what you’re thinking, as I always do. “But Becca, every election is like that!” Maybe. But usually there’s someone I can feel good about. Or someone I can feel really good voting against. But this year, I hate them all. Pulling the lever for any of them will just make me weep at the state of humanity and there’s so much that makes me do that already, like the fact that Nickelback reached the Top 10 this week. Do I really need this too?

And on the news, when they talk about all the hotly contested races all over the country, New York is never amongst them. It just doesn’t usually happen here and certainly isn’t occurring this year. But it’s OK. As much as I enjoy trekking out to PS Bunchanumbers and reliving my worst days of gym class as I wait on line, I’m really all right with just going home and watching the results on TV from states where things actually matter.

Or I could watch Family Guy on my DVR. I’ll let you vote on which one you think I’ll actually do.


Arcadia – Election Day


13 Comments for this post

  1. Jane says:

    I vote for Family Guy.

    Also, there’s something oddly familiar about the title of this post. 😉

  2. Becca says:

    Go ahead, pull my lever!

  3. Matt says:

    Alternatively, you could vote for the people running from a party other than Democrats or Republicans. Keep the big boys honest, you know?

  4. Becca says:

    Yeah, but then I’d have to like any of those people, which I didn’t, alas.

  5. Sarpon says:

    You don’t have the option to write in candidates? This would have been a great opportunity to make Sugartits McJewenstein a permanant part of New York City history.

  6. Jane says:

    Sugartits McJewenstein received at least one vote for governor of Illinois.

  7. KP says:

    I hope you caught up on your Family Guy episodes so we can talk about them with out me saying “Remember the one where Brian blah blah blah?” and you saying “no” and then you looking at me like “doesn’t this chick have something else to do besides memorizing Family Guy episodes?”
    In fact, I do have something else to do. I watch Family Guy clips on YouTube of course.

  8. Sarpon says:

    Just how many episodes of Family Guy do you have to catch up on, Becca? Don’t overdo it!

  9. RN says:

    Just where is your lever located?

  10. Becca says:

    There’s only been one Family Guy so far this season, so yes, I am all caught up for the year.

    In my voting booth, RN, silly.

  11. RN says:

    That is a good place to keep it too.

  12. Not Chosen says:

    I’m just catching up on your site and I agree completely. In fact, I’ve never met anyone that feels as similarly as I do about politicians.

    Eveyone asks me if I voted.


    “Why not?”

    “All liars. Why should I support them?”

    “Yeah, that makes sense.”

  13. Shark says:

    I’m a little behind in my commenting here, but I didn’t vote either. Heck, I didn’t even register.

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