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I’ve been thinking about this election just like everyone else.  How can you not?  With the media pushing it down our throats and everything.  I for one will be glad when all this is over.

I know this election will be historic no matter who the winner will be.  But in my eyes the difference will be what I call “The Stupid Vote”.  This can also be referred to as the “Ignorant Vote”, the “Un-Educated Vote”, or even the “Jerry Springer Vote”.  Point being is that people who don’t have a clue about the issues will vote for the popular candidate because, quite frankly, it’s trendy.  It will be the cool thing to do.  Now before you fire off that hate mail to me, understand that I am not saying you are stupid if you vote for Obama.  I will make it clear right now that I believe Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States.  And many people who are educated and understand the issues will vote for Obama, just like many people who are educated and understand the issues will vote for John McCain.  But those that steer away from the political scene and only hear the occasional blurb in the news will no doubt vote for Obama.  And that’s what my point is.

You would be hard pressed to find anything but praise in the mainstream media for Barack Obama (how many times over the past year has he been on the cover of Time Magazine?).  And at the same time, you don’t hear anything but negative stuff about John McCain.  If I were the below-average citizen that didn’t pay any attention to politics, issues, current events, the weather, etc., I would probably base my decision on what I do see and hear.  And those are the people who get their news from such reputable programs like Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition.  And chances are they have aspirations of being a guest on Jerry Springer.

It is my belief that if their was a “must have a clue” requirement to vote, then the election would be very, very close.  I still think Barack Obama would win, but by a narrow margin.  Instead, with the “stupid” vote in full effect, I expect a landslide victory for Obama.

But that’s one of the great things about America.  No matter how stupid someone is, their vote is equal to that vote of someone with a much higher IQ.  And that, my fellow Americans, is what equality is all about.

-Dave Q.

Well ladies and gentlemen, I’m done.  I have participated in this historical election.  I can look back years from now amd say I played my part.  Want proof you say?  Well, explain the “I Voted” sticker on my hat, Columbo?

So how many of you are slackers (like I’m betting my sisters are) and haven’t stood up to the plate and voted?  How many of you are waiting until Election Day?  How many of you don’t want to vote for either of these jokers?  How many of you put me in as your write in? :)

-Dave Q.

My buddy Albert just sent this to me.  I had to share. :)

Alright.  I will do my best to avoid politics the rest of the week.

-Dave Q.

We all saw this one coming.  And seriously, when is Halloween better than during an election year?  And it doesn’t hurt that one of the party tickets has a fairly attractive VP candidate. :)

You know there will be a ton of “Sarah Palin”s out there at those Halloween parties this year.  But will any of them be daring enough to wear this version of the costume?  With my luck, I will run into a Sarah Palin wannabe that has no business being in a bikini of any kind whatsover.  I can’t stress that enough.  Please, No Ugly Sarah Palins!

On another Sarah Palin note, the New York Daily News put out this somewhat creepy slideshow of what other celebrities could play ‘Sarah Palin’.  A couple of them are pretty good. Most of them are pretty scary.

-Dave Q.

Thanks to my friend Gabe for sending this one to me.  You gotta love political cartoons.  Especially when they hit both parties.

Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing to be Joe Biden.  Clearly the least interesting person participating in the most interesting election.  He ranks somewhere between Michelle Obama and Bristol Palin.

-Dave Q.

I know earlier this week some jackass hacked into Sarah Palin’s personal email.  I hope it was worth the jail time, buddy.  Anyway, looks like the same thing now happened to Obama.  Damn these ever-so-clever hackers.  Click on the image to enlarge.

I love the email exchange between Obama and Cheney.  Looks legit to me.  :)

-Dave Q.

Seven years ago today was the infamous September 11th attacks.  Where 19 cowardly savages killed nearly three thousand Americans and people from other nationalities, all in the name of hate.  I take comfort in knowing right now they are burning in hell with the likes of Adolph Hitler and Jeffrey Dahmer, but it still makes me cringe to think about that day and all the chaos that ensued.  Life has never been the same.  Our country was changed forever.

To this day I still remember, as I’m sure all of you do, where I was that sad day.  But I more so remember what happened that night.  And this is something I have never shared with anyone, period.  I don’t remember exactly where I was driving to, but I remember going somewhere and listening intently to the news in my Jeep.  And of course all they were talking about was the carnage, the destruction, and who had a hand in it, etc.  And so the news station was taking calls from eyewitnesses, when a young girl called in.  If I had to guess, she was fourteen or fifteen.  And listening to the way she spoke about what she had seen and all the chaos that was going on, I started crying.  And let me be clear about something.  I never cry.  And when I say cry, I mean I was balling like a little girl.  I couldn’t stop.  I had the lump in my throat and everything.  And for those that don’t know me, I take pride in not wearing my emotions on my sleeve.  But that day was too much for me.  Easily one of the crappiest days of my life.

Anyway, I thought I would share that.  Maybe it will be therapeutic to do so.  How about you guys?  Where were you when all that went down?  And did it strike an emotional chord that you didn’t know existed like it did me?

It amazes me how united this country was seven short years ago and how divided we are today.  How in the hell did we get here??  Anyway, enough of all this sappy talk.  On to more pressing things.  I wonder what I’m going to eat for lunch today?  Hmmmm…  :)

But on one last serious note.  Let’s be nicer to each other.  I’ll try harder if you will…

-Dave Q.

I don’t think I have ever watched an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.  I’m not even sure which network it’s on.  Bur apparently way before she turned the race for the Presidency upside down, Sarah Palin was a fan of his show.  And she made an offer to make Ferguson an honarary Alaskan.

What Ferguson says at the end there is pretty damn accurate.  You expect a Governor to look a certain way.  You don’t expect a governor to have the “hot librarian” look.  So how does all this come into play with this year’s election?  Heck if I know.  I just thought it was a funny video.

-Dave Q.

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