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Educating Voters

Written by Subject: Voting and Elections
Between commercials for glass bongs and detox products, the local radio stations are beating the voting drum.  You have to vote.  We'll show you how to vote.  Voting is a sacred duty.  We'll pay you to vote (with a cup of coffee, a free concert, etc.).
As the last notes (sounds?) of Nine Inch Nails' "Happiness in Slavery" fade away, another exhortation to vote begins.  I missed it, though, as I was engaged in a voter outreach program.
You see, everything will change for the better if we just have educated voters.  Study the issues, study the candidates, and vote your conscience, right?   
Well, "golly," I thought to myself (I never use "golly" in conversation, but my internal monologue is rife with it), how can even educated voters make a difference if they don't know where to vote?
I figured pointing out the correct place to vote would be easy.  It's not even a sales job, just a statement of fact.  So, I got out the paint gun, set up my easel and started a one-man voter outreach program.
I've had a design for a painting system in the back of my head for a while now.  Doing things the Ernie Hancock way always leaves me with an aching back.  My near-vertical method worked so well for my small signs, I quickly punched out quite a few.
Actually, I cranked out more than a few.
I hit the local polling place first and moved on from there.
If voting is a sacred duty, then there has to be a special place in heaven reserved for those who educate voters, right?

6 Comments in Response to

Comment by Rod Souza
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Wake up America. Excellent point. This is exactly where your vote goes in the polls. If you really want your vote to count and change this country you need to educate yourself on the power of your vote in the Grand Jury & Trial Jury box. A very serious subject that you never learned in the public fool system or even in law school. The power of a judge, (black robe devil) or prosecutor over a jury will be in direct proportion to the degree of the Jury's ignorance.
WAKE UP AMERICA! This is the last option you have to make the changes you expect the spineless self serving politicians to do and all they are is an illusion that the people have some voice in what happens in this country and the world.

Comment by Ernest Hancock
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You're a great public servant and a heck of a Humanitarian.

Comment by Forty Four O Nine
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That has to be the funniest shit I have seen in a loooooooong time..

You made my night brock...hahahahahahah

Could you send me some pictures I would LOVE to do a youtube on that!

Comment by Brock Lorber
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That's funny. I followed a mobile shredder truck for 10 blocks today trying to get the driver's attention. I figured his truck was missing some signs. :)

Comment by Tom Westbrook
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LOL, I actually was thinking the same thing yesterday, only I was thinking of talking a shredder to the polling place and asking people to please insert their ballots here...of course it didn't get past the thought stage :)

Comment by Chip Saunders
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