I have a secret. I thought I might not vote this year. Total f-up on my part. My driver's license still has the address of my old apartment and I'm moving out of this one October 1st. And since you need verification of your new address, like a utility bill, I didn't think I'd have one in time for any last minute registration.
I even thought about registering under the old address, but there's no guarantee I'd get it forwarded in time, if at all.
On election day, I was just going to cross my fingers and hope enough people vote for my candidates to carry the day with wide margins.
That's probably not going to happen. As we have witnessed in the last two presidential elections, the game seems to be to keep it as close as possible. Shut out as many people as possible or deter them from voting by lying to them about when and where to vote, or simply, throw a wrench in the machine.
The only way to combat this is for every eligible voter to get out there and make sure his or her voice is heard. Don't screw up like I almost did. It doesn't matter whether or not you live in a swing state. There are more races going on than just for president.
I found out that I actually have until October 7th to register. There's even a fourteen-day grace period, if I screw that up. Find out all the details for Cook County, Illinois HERE.
THE BS NEWS QUIZ OF THE DAY
Yesterday, I asked...
22% said "The Osbornes"
"In order to encourage families to prepare for emergencies, Homeland Security has partnered with whom?"
- Duck and cover. Then bite the head off the duck.
11% said "The Osmonds"
- The key to survival. Keep copulating and making more Osmonds.
11% said "The Lohans"
- Surviving disasters or causing disasters?
55% got it right with "The Muppets"
According to The Examiner, in a move that will make Bush administration detractors bring back those duct tape jokes again, the Department of Homeland Security has partnered up with the famous children’s show Sesame Street. “We all want our children to feel safe in this world,” said Meryl Chertoff, wife of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, at a ceremony held at the John Tyler Elementary School to announce the partnership. "And who better to do that than our Sesame Street friends, Grover and Rosita!”
I hope they have done their research here. Very embarrassing if they find any ties between the Count and Al-Qaeda. They already have to reign in Burt.