I Voted for John Kerry


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Skunkabilly
November 2, 2004, 08:46 PM
Posted to my blog, I'll share it here :D Scary part is all my friends voting for Kerry gave it a big thumbs up for me 'thinking out of the box' and all my friends voting Bush were snickering.


So this may come as a surprise to you, but I voted for John Kerry. I was raised a Republican, but watching the news and taking liberal arts classes forced me to reevaluate my positions that my parents forced upon me. Here are some, but not all, of the key issues.

TAXATION
Having people pay more taxes actually puts money IN their hands. I am opposed to Bush's tax cuts, because the rich get more money back than I do. Even though they pay more taxes than I do, this is unfair.



SOCIAL SECURITY
I am in favor of a government-mandated retirement plan. Giving the government an interest-free loan so I might see it later makes much more sense than letting people hold onto and investing it.



HEALTH CARE
Things are better when the government is in charge. I want a visit to the dentist to be like a visit to the DMV.



RACE RELATIONS
While Affirmative Action hasn't been an issue (because of the right-wing controlled media), we all know where the Democrat and Republican parties stand on this one. The Republican party tries to ignore race, while the Democrats have been taking the initiative towards equality.



While I wasn't for it in high school because it made it harder for me to get into college, it doesn't affect me anymore. I am for Affirmative Action because regardless of socioeconomic status, people need to be treated differently because of their race.



The Republican party has always been the party of White people. Just look at the celebrity endorsements. There is a reason why rednecks like Travis Tritt support George Bush and open-minded, cultured and educated people like Ben Affleck and Michael Moore don't.



GUN CONTROL
While the 1st and 3rd through 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights (written in the late 1700s), recognizes individual rights and limits government powers, the 2nd Amendment is CLEARLY written to form a government funded and controlled army, the National Guard (formed in the early 1900s). It has nothing to do with individual rights. Just read the Constitution.



It's about duck hunting, plain and simple; I shoot for sport and so does John Kerry, but I'll turn my guns in if I have to. We stopped alcoholism in the 1930s and drug abuse since the 1980s. If we ban guns, we can stop murder.



THE WAR IN IRAQ and THE WAR ON TERROR
While I was for the war when it started, I am against it now. Bush intentionally misled us into Iraq to finish the job his daddy couldn't do. THERE ARE NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ, AND SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS NO LINK TO TERRORISM. It's about time we fess up and admit that we made a mistake.



“[Terrorist] entities survive with country support, the support of the country of Syria, or country of Libya, or country of Iran, Iraq and so forth.”
--Sen. Kerry, 1 Aug 1996.



"Saddam Hussein has already used these weapons [of mass death] and has made it clear that he has the intent to continue to try, by virtue of his duplicity and secrecy, to continue to do so. That is a threat to the stability of the Middle East. It is a threat with respect to the potential of terrorist activities on a global basis.”
--Sen. Kerry, 23 Feb 1998.



“I think we clearly have to keep the pressure on terrorism globally. This doesn’t end with Afghanistan by any imagination. Terrorism is a global menace. It’s a scourge. And it is absolutely vital that we continue, for instance, Saddam Hussein.”
--Sen. Kerry, 14 Dec 2001.


Edited to add:
Hopefully it is evident I am dripping from sarcasm like my Beretta drips Gun Scrubber after an IPSC match.

Edited again for speeling :banghead:

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psyopspec
November 2, 2004, 08:49 PM
I feel for you dude. Duck, the defacation just hit the oscillation for you...

In all honesty, thanks for voting your principles/heart/concience whatever.
Extremely surprised to find out your feelings on gun control though.


Edit:
It's about duck hunting, plain and simple; I shoot for sport and so does John Kerry, but I'll turn my guns in if I have to. We stopped alcoholism in the 1930s and drug abuse since the 1980s. If we ban guns, we can stop murder.

You're joking, right?

psyopspec
November 2, 2004, 08:53 PM
Okeydoke, missed the edit.

Grey54956
November 2, 2004, 08:54 PM
Darn funny, Skunk.

Nightfall
November 2, 2004, 09:33 PM
Great stuff, Skunky. :D
GUN CONTROL
While the 1st and 3rd through 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights (written in the late 1700s), recognizes individual rights and limits government powers, the 2nd Amendment is CLEARLY written to form a government funded and controlled army, the National Guard (formed in the early 1900s). It has nothing to do with individual rights. Just read the Constitution.



It's about duck hunting, plain and simple; I shoot for sport and so does John Kerry, but I'll turn my guns in if I have to. We stopped alcoholism in the 1930s and drug abuse since the 1980s. If we ban guns, we can stop murder.
It still amazes me to no end that so many people really DO believe this. I can't comprehend the type of logic disconnect it takes to believe that the 2nd in the BILL OF RIGHTS protects the government. :banghead: Talk about double-think!

myrockfight
November 2, 2004, 09:34 PM
Skunk - that was funny. You did have me worried before I read the post! :D

Edit:

Speaking of double-think...
It is hilarious to hear people talk vehemently about how the war on drugs doesn't work, just like prohibition of alchohol in the '30's didn't. In the same breath they will talk about how guns kill people and gun control will work if they would just completely ban them.

C96
November 2, 2004, 09:36 PM
Unforunely there's a bunch of people that believe what you are saying.
They wouldn't see the sarcasm there, it is all obviously well known facts. :(

allan

Bobshouse
November 2, 2004, 09:54 PM
Vote for Kerry...your in great company!

http://keepandbeararms.com/information/Item.asp?ID=3674

Skerry aint it?

twoblink
November 2, 2004, 09:56 PM
Skunky...

1% pays for 50% of the taxes, and that's not fair..

They should pay for 90% of the taxes, because THAT'S FAIR..

txgho1911
November 2, 2004, 10:06 PM
Sarcasm aside
" The Republican party tries to ignore race"

For true color blind society. Race is just a non issue. Unless your a lefty Dem.

Hypnogator
November 2, 2004, 10:34 PM
Had my wife's and my absentee ballots sent to my daughters house.

She said we could have them only if we promised not to vote for Bush.

We promised.

Voted straight Republican. :D :D :D :D :D

Of course, being from Texas, we might as well have avoided the hassle. :cool:

patentmike
November 2, 2004, 10:37 PM
Good post skunk.

Better visit this site before it's gone forever.

Enjoy:
http://www.communistsforkerry.com

Safety First
November 2, 2004, 10:46 PM
Skunk, you had me going for a minute,could not believe my eyes...geeesh, I thought you had really lost it for a minute, but I feel much better now...but don't ever scare me like that again...ok?

cracked butt
November 2, 2004, 11:12 PM
Things are better when the government is in charge. I want a visit to the dentist to be like a visit to the DMV.

This one gave me the biggest laugh.
I had a drill and fill at the dentist last week- total time it took from me entering the lobby until out the door was less than 6 minutes. Last time I was at the DMV, this last summer, I waited in line for 3 hrs to get my CDL.:D

Sistema1927
November 2, 2004, 11:23 PM
I voted for John Kerry























Before I voted against him!
(Honest, I checked the box next to his name, shuddered and almost vomited, and then hit the straight Republican button. Believe me, I double and triple checked prior to hitting the "Vote" button.)

Standing Wolf
November 3, 2004, 12:18 AM
We stopped alcoholism in the 1930s and drug abuse since the 1980s.

Aw, heck, yes! Any day now, we'll restore integrity to government, too.

P95Carry
November 3, 2004, 12:25 AM
If we ban guns, we can stop murder. Oh wonderful - just wonderful.:barf: Such naive thinking is so prevalent - and yet in no way addresses how to get guns out of felonious hands - one little bit.

Head in sand ... as usual for these freaks.:( :( :fire:

Do ya ever feel like throwing in the towel? Sometimes ....... for a bit .....

Kim
November 3, 2004, 12:39 AM
Well, when I first read this thread I thought. I've shot a few skunks in my life. I've never shot a hillibilly yet. But I did give away a Billy goat and the guy I sold it to shot it because it was mean-----which is why I gave it to him. Then as I read futher I realized I did not need to worry about shooting a Shunkabilly. Peace from another Arkansas resident Skunk.:D

MagKnightX
November 3, 2004, 01:26 AM
Our precinct has touch-screen machines, and my brother hit the "john kerry/john edwards" button, realized his mistake, and hit "George W. Bush/Richard Cheney." So, he keeps telling people about how he voted FOR kerry before he voted AGAINST him.

Carlos
November 3, 2004, 02:12 AM
now, that funny, MagNightX

Skunk, like many others, I was shocked and ready to write you off.

ReadyontheRight
November 3, 2004, 06:52 AM
I'd say 48% of the U.S. (plus the other folks who don't even care enough to vote) would have a tough time picking out the sarcasm since they FEEL almost exactly that way on these issues.

Good one! :D

Tharg
November 3, 2004, 07:14 AM
Man.....

Posted to my blog, I'll share it here Scary part is all my friends voting for Kerry gave it a big thumbs up for me 'thinking out of the box' and all my friends voting Bush were snickering.

I scan read.... aka - skip about every 3rd word and you read quicker w/ most of the meaning....

i had to re-read 3 times before i noted your edit.... couldn't believe my eyes... rofl.

THEN i got into the quoted part.... was soooo conflused...

rofl

Sad part is like people are saying - those sound like completely credible points.... even tho when i read em its like looking at swiss cheese wondering where the rest of the swiss went.....

heh

J/Tharg!

WilderBill
November 3, 2004, 07:24 AM
Damn Skunk, you had me goin' ,there!

In the future, could you just let me use plain ol' coffee to get my heart started first thing inthe morning? :D

Daniel T
November 3, 2004, 01:53 PM
I dunno, I thought it was pretty obvious that it was sarcasm. With Skunk's history here, it should have been apparent.

Of course, he could have been hit in the head repeatedly with a mallet or something...but then, we would have known, because I'm pretty sure someone having all of their brains beaten out of their head and still surviving would have been national news. :)

Wild Bill
November 3, 2004, 02:05 PM
Well done Skunk ... and well written in tongue-firmly-in-cheek style.

I voted for Kerry as well ...

... as a write-in for county coroner. ;)

Ktulu
November 3, 2004, 02:08 PM
Nice Skunk. I'm gonna send that to some of my Kerry voting friends here at work. One of them came in my office this morning, obviously agitated, and said, "Congratulations on voting in more layoffs and more dying in Iraq."

Woah! :what:

Mick
November 3, 2004, 02:24 PM
I voted for Kerry for president: of France!

BigG
November 3, 2004, 02:32 PM
The dark specter of a Kerry presidency has dissapated from over our fair land, Skunky. Thanks to you and all intelligent American voters who supported W. To #@!! with the libertarians, Greens, who only pursue their parochial interests to the detriment of all.

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