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    Filed at 9:25 am under by dcobranchi

    True story:

    Last night Lydia took my car, festooned as it is with anti-Bush and Obama for President bumper stickers, into town. Katelyn was hanging out with some other teens near the parked cars, when an adult acquaintance saw the Obama sticker and loudly asked “Obama?! Who could support Obama?!” Katelyn told him that it was my car and that both Lydia and I were supporting him. His response? “Don’t they know he was behind 9/11?”*

    Yes, the Democratic Party has apparently nominated the leader of Al Qaeda.

    *Katelyn told her mother she wanted to hit the guy upside the head.

    8 Responses to “THE NO INFORMATION VOTER”


    Comment by
    Frankie
    July 31st, 2008
    at 10:00 am

    Sheesh, that goes way beyond my sister refusing to vote for him because he won’t hold his hand over his heart in front of a flag.

    Do people just not think any more?


    Comment by
    John
    July 31st, 2008
    at 10:40 am

    See, now there’s an idiot I won’t defend 🙂

    I’m not up to speed with the ‘race for the white house’. Is there a good (i.e. relatively non-partisan and reliable) place to find out what the candidates stand for?


    Comment by
    Rob
    July 31st, 2008
    at 11:24 am

    People have been telling me that Bush was behind 9/11 ever since 11/11, but this is the first I’ve heard that Obama was behind it too.

    BTW, Bush also sent Cheney to NOLA with a shovel to weaken the levees.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    July 31st, 2008
    at 11:35 am

    Are you sure about that last bit? I heard that he blew holes in them with his shotgun.


    Comment by
    COD
    July 31st, 2008
    at 11:36 am

    Yeah, but he was aiming for bird when he hit the levee by accident.


    Comment by
    Doc
    July 31st, 2008
    at 1:01 pm

    Sadly, so many voters are misinformed – isn’t that how we ended up with the current administration?

    This reminds me of when I was at park day with my kids, and my car sported a pro gay rights sticker. A mom asked me (seriously), “would you really want one of THEM teaching your children?” Apparently she was way beyond clueless.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    July 31st, 2008
    at 1:43 pm

    Is it just my peculiar education background, or do other people wonder too, just how wildly different most of our systems and conversations would look, IF we actually valued education and the importance of supporting a society of free individuals able to think critically and make productive, socially responsibile, problem-solving choices?

    OTOH, if our common goal was to carefully create social institutions to maximize mass ignorance and paralyze all progress along every conceivable avenue, wouldn’t we come up with something very much like what we’ve got?


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    July 31st, 2008
    at 2:06 pm

    OTOH, if our common goal was to carefully create social institutions to maximize mass ignorance and paralyze all progress along every conceivable avenue, wouldn’t we come up with something very much like what we’ve got?

    Yeah– I consider myself a libertarian at heart and support the Constitution at every chance, but universal suffrage has not worked out very well. 🙂