Tag Archives: voting

What happened to the ACORN investigation?

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Remember the investigations about the ACORN group during the 2008 Presidential election?  Supposedly they were coercing people to vote for Obama instead of being non-partisan like they’re supposed to be.  And supposedly they were registering people to vote multiple times and also registering people who were already dead.  I haven’t heard anything about this investigation since Obama won the election.  I wonder why…

BTW, I heard that ACORN stands for “Association for Continual Obama Registration Now”.  That sounds about right…

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voting should be more fun

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This is the day that most of the nation goes to the polls to vote.  Not only is it the Presidential election, but various other political offices, too.  So obviously it’s important.  Every citizen should vote.  And it stands to reason that if you don’t vote, you shouldn’t have the right to complain about who gets elected.

But just because something is important, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t also be fun!  Either some people don’t see it that way, or they haven’t realized how much better it would be if it were also fun.  (If they don’t believe me, then they’re just wrong.)

People would be more likely to vote if it didn’t involve hours and hours of standing in line with absolutely nothing going on.  I’ve been through this, and it gets boring FAST!  You have thousands of bored people standing around, the smell of body odor accumulating in the place (because there’s never a fresh breeze, for whatever reason), and the boringness of it just multiplies and spreads.

So here’s some ideas:

  • Have a talent competition, with the judges being people waiting in line.  Contestants in the competition have to be people who are there to vote.
  • Have a cell phone ringtone competition.  (I would win that one, but I wouldn’t always be there, so other people will get to win some, too.)
  • Have a concession stand (that doesn’t charge rip-off prices).  Have a drawing for free nachos every hour.
  • Have arcade machines that can be played for free, where you play for a minute then the next person in line continues the game.

I could go on, but you get the idea.  If you have any ideas, put it in the comments section.

our own caucus

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It’s just not fair that we don’t have a major political caucus here in Arkansas.  Why should Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina get all this attention from the candidates while choosing who the main candidate should be?  (I’d prefer there was just one big one instead of all these separate ones, but whatever.)

To resolve this issue, we held our own private caucus here at Buffet o’ Blog.  Some of the staff met and conducted our own primary.  Here’s the results :

On the Republican side, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got the most votes.  John McCain came in second.

On the Democratic side, it was unanimous — all got zero votes except for Hillary Clinton, who got negative votes.  (I’d interpret the negative votes as “I’d vote for anybody over Hillary Clinton.”)

Chuck Norris got some write-in votes as Secretary of Defense.

There you have it.  Let our results be broadcast on the major news networks and added to what’s already out there.  I know our caucus was small, but our budget is nearly non-existent.  If more people want to vote, they will have to donate some money to make it happen.  Sorry, but with this site generating exactly zero dollars, the budget just doesn’t have much flexibility.  Maybe next year we can do something bigger…