Thoughts, out loud, that probably should of been left inside my head....

Thursday, May 25, 2006

So I was watching the American Idol finale last night. Look, before you start in on me, I am NOT an American Idol addict. I swear. Shut up. I"m not. You can watch the final season...damnit, stop laughing and I said, you can watch the final season and pretty much get the whole season recap w/o all the annoying comments from Simon Powell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.....that really gets old. What? Yes I know their last names. No! I am NOT an addict. Damn you. Get out of the room.

On to my point. Before reading the big winner's name, the "official ballot counter" stated that they received over 64.5 million votes. Get this....that's MORE voter turnout than any presidential election in the history of our great nation! Are you KIDDING ME?!?! Though, something says I shouldn't be surprised. But I'm still shaking my head over that fact.

And if that's not bad enough, I'm watching the news this morning and over in Arizona they want to bribe voters to come to the polls. The plan? Each voter gets their name entered into a raffle for $1 million dollars. Where does the money come from? The Unclaimed Arizona Lottery prize money fund. Maybe I want more voter turnout, but do I think this is the right way to go about it? Hell no!

I don't want some idiot showing up at the polls who has no clue about ANYTHING that is going on in this world and he randomly pics the first circle just cause he wants to get out of there quick so his vote will register and he'll be entered into the $1 million dollar gimme..I mean it's RIDICULOUS to think that it's a GOOD solution to our voter turnout... sure it will draw votes, but what about people CARING about what it is they are voting for!?!

Argh. Sometimes it's a sad world we live in.


Anonymous JRF said...

Well, read this then too:

May 26, 2006 12:19 PM  
Anonymous JRF said...

argh, there.

May 26, 2006 12:19 PM  

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