Saturday, December 09, 2006

American Democrazy

Saying for the day: It is a wonderful thing that even the dead can vote.

America continues to export democracy to the world.
We will fight to make others accept our form of government .
And why not?
Here in America everybody has a vote.
Your skin color doesn’t matter, the language you speak doesn’t matter, and your economic condition doesn’t matter.
You get to vote.
You get to choose between selfish, self centered, crooked, not to bright, and often perverse candidates.
But you do get to choose and the choice is everything.

There is one group that has had the right to vote almost from the beginning that doesn’t get to vote in other countries.
That group is the dead.
Only in America do the dead get to vote.
They have been voting in Chicago for years ( there according to the usual reliable exit poles they vote for Democrats).
A long time ago in Iron Country they voted to move the Courthouse to Crystal Falls.
While in Florida we know they always vote Republican.

This last election not only did the dead get to vote but they finally began electing some of their own.
For example Katherine Dunton , running for an Alaskan school board seat, though dead , ended in a tie and to be fair they did not disqualify her because she was dead but tossed a coin and elected her.
In North Carolina Sam Duncan was elected to the County Soil and Conservation Board.
The election was so low key, no interviews, no brochures, no telephone calls, that even his followers didn’t know he was dead.
But the elected dead’s poster child has to be Glenda Dawson who won her Texas State House seat.
The fact that she sent out a colorful campaign mailer a month after she died greatly helped her cause.
The good news is she made no promises.

I predict this is a coming trend.
As we come to understand that the dead can do no worse than the last congress , will take no bribes, will never vote to go to war, and won’t molest congressional youth staff, we will vote for more and more of them.
Besides they have a huge voting block to begin with.

News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my garage where the trains still run and doomsday may be approaching-Mrs. Herman Maki said that she felt an earthquake this morning and she is sure the end is coming. Her husband told her it was no earthquake just blasting at the mine. But she is not convinced.
Petrovich has been watching the incoming trains looking for an Arab with a large trunk. He says that he read in some Scientific magazine that you could make an Atomic bomb that would fit in a large trunk. He knows that security at our ports is so bad that it could be smuggled into the country. Eino says if the town is going down with a bomb it will more likely be a truck full of fertilizer. The speculation as to the end of Pigeon Falls goes on as the countdown to December 15 continues. Only six days left and then ?????
Mrs. Trumble is busy trying to make sure the 15th wont be doomsday. She is also pointing out that the town will go on even if she fails to save the railroad.
Nancy , of course, stands with Mrs. Trumble. She is not only offering coffee at $.25 a cup on the 16th but is going to half price her famous saffron buns. The 16th will be a real celebration at her shop.
Other than that life goes on as normal in Pigeon Falls. The basketball season has started and the New Potatoes have lost their first two games. One is getting used to the opposition crying “ Mash those spuds, mash those spuds” but a name change is still in order.

Today's Link-Cinderellandme -Remember to leave the words Dr. John in the comments to get those spoiled JCPOINTS- Check HERE for your totals. We are getting ready for our annual end of year Clearance which begins Monday.
Spent the day unpacking and triming tree. Also put up some of the outside decorations. Well I need a breathing treatment.


Anonymous janvangogh said...

June 1972, I heard some "odd noises" in the basement of my apartment in Oconomowoc -- early early in the morning. Come to find out it there had been an earthquake. So Mrs. Maki could be right.

Cant believe Petrovich still has followers. Has anyone figured out why Pigeon Falls would even be targeted?

6:30 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I haven't been around a whole lot lately so it's good to find a bit of time this morning to visit everyone. Hope all is well with you and that you are getting settled in your new home.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Nancy Drew said...

Thank you Dr. John!!!

9:35 AM  
Blogger starbender said...

I wonder how I will vote after I'm dead???

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10:24 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

The dead always seem to get more work done than the living so it makes sense.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

Dead politicians don't spend much on business lunches either..

11:20 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

democracy is great and all, but it is strange sometimes. i can't believe the dead can be legally voted into office, lol.
Nancy is very nice, it will be a great day to go to her shop on the 16. Mrs. Maki is letting her fear get the best of her judgement-don't i know how easy it is to do that. good luck to the potatoes, i hope they don't get mashed anymore.
i am hoping you have enjoyed your saturday trimming the tree and being with your loved ones. i am sure you enjoyed Brea's play to no end. hugs all around.

6:30 PM  
Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

Your blog entries always bring a smile to my face!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

and for petes sake!!!! they cant be any worse than the "live" ones....

3:04 AM  
Anonymous quilldancer said...

Dr. John, if the dead were running the country perhaps the rest of us would get to live with less stress -- and lower taxes because their salaries could be considerably lower ....

5:06 AM  
Blogger sarala said...

I'd vote for the dead any day. Of course, I already live in Chicago so I probably have voted for and with the dead many times.

5:39 PM  

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