Friday, April 16, 2010

FFF: Vote early, vote often

It is that time of year time to take a shower! time to vote. In my little suburb, there is a ballot proposition to raise taxes to pay for public safety. Simple right? No matter which side of the isle you are on, your position on this one should be pretty clear cut. Honestly, it is actually a pretty heated topic here in town - well, as heated as anything gets in the burbs I suppose. (Oh, those power hungry home owners associations, will they ever stop!?)

Ahh, but then the lobbyists got their fingers in there. This was the result:
(Note that the picture is out in the middle of no where. Even though these two exact signs are within half a mile of our house, we had to drive miles away so no one would see us taking the picture. You'd think that she was embarrassed of me!!??)

So, let me get this straight. Somehow, I'm screwing public safety no matter what I do? Gosh, seems like I should kick a puppy and trip an old man on the way to the voter booth while I am at it.

The best part is that there is a smaller sign off to one side that offers a resource for deciphering the OTHER signs.


I think that I am going to vote the American way and just not vote. I don't want to be to blame for single handedly taking down public safety.

I was talking to a buddy of mine about this and he said he is going to split his vote across each answer - either dangle the chad on both or fill in both boxes half way. Maybe I'll do that too - that way I can complain no matter who wins! Isn't THAT the American way? :)

17 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

damned if you do, damned if you don't! Have a great weekend :)

kilax said...

I know this was just a side comment you made, but do you deal with a HOA? Man, the people on ours are effin' crazy. They ARE power-hungry. It's ridiculous. I used to go to the meetings and try to help out, but it was too much to deal with those people. It was like they wanted to run our neighborhood like a dictatorship.

The Sean said...

What is the danger exactly? Unauthorized painting of the exterior of a home? Grass exceeding 3 inchesin height?

ShutUpandRun said...

Public safety sucks. I prefer riots and chaos. I always vote against safety, better education, equality, etc.

benmarti710 said...

Join me Saturday morning downtown Gilbert as I try and incite a riot in favor of the "Public Safety: MAYBE" platform. I have a spare pare of brass knuckles and a few extra numchuck's if anyone needs them.

Chad said...

This calls back to my bumper sticker that no one wanted to buy "Don't blame me, I didn't vote"

inspiREDtorun13 said...

Jimmy Buffett:

"Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care."


If that isn't the voice of America, I don't know what is. Haha.

BrianFlash said...

I aways vote against tax increases because they're going to find a way to extract the money from me regardless, so I don't want to seen as a willing volunteer.

That said, I agree with ShutUpandRun.

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
When I first saw the picture I was like...What and the hell is he doing? You, embarrass your wife..That never really happens.. does it? Ha ha! I never know how to vote on this type of stuff...I always look at both sides.

Have a great weekend!

Glenn Jones said...
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Glenn Jones said...

So is the proposition thing as crazy in AZ as it is in CA? It's kind of like we have all these elected lawmakers that we're paying big $s for. But we don't trust their work, so we're going to bypass them and put things on the ballot that we can directly vote into law? Why have senators and assembly people then? Jeesh! I mean do these people cook their own burgers at McD's?

Psyche said...

I'm in a bad mood today. I say kick the puppy, trip the old man, and burn the voting booth down, baby!

Jill said...

I like how those signs are right next to one another....like you're driving down the street and you see a sign and you say, "Yeah, I'd better vote for it.." just cuz you see the sign. Then, opps, the sign next to it says NO, don't do it....geez, now I'm in limbo. Like a sign has that much power. Kinda always makes me sad to see such a waste of paper. If you're influenced by a simple sign like that, then there's something wrong. Anyway, good luck with the decision. Happy weekend!

Her Name is Rio said...

What the....? Now I'm more confused than ever. One thing for sure, when it comes to election time, there is no such thing as plain facts anywhere.

Garden Runner said...

Just stick it to the man and just don't vote at all. That'll show 'em!!

You need to post photos of your landscaping craftiness. You mentioned you did something in your backyard. Build a dam? Tree fort? Something closely resembling the Taj Mahal??

EZEthan said...

I think it's time for some "project mayhem"!!!! I say you go around town and torch all those signs to the ground... How's that for public safety!!!!

Jamoosh said...

You should definitely trip that old man and then blame it on Prop 406.