Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Don’t Vote! Drink a beer instead

Lots of people throwing in the mandatory 'get out and vote' rhetoric and I say screw that you can't make a difference anyway especially if you live in central Pennsyltucky. Now before you give me the whinny "but Galen if you don't vote you don't have the right to bitch," I'll just say don't waste your time, I don't bitch because there's no use, the system is so far broken there's nothing I can do to change it… even slightly. I'm certainly not going to be forced to vote for the lesser of two evils to run this country, no, I would rather abstain, keep my mouth shut, and watch as our great country falls further and further in the shithole. But you CAN make a difference, show your disdain and instead of going to the polls, go to your local bar and make a REAL choice for change, go vote for your favorite beer by actually purchasing one and drinking it. You'll be helping the economy and you can do it in the time it takes to vote (and there are no lines). Hell, you can vote multiple times if you would like, the more you vote the more you help the economy. You are fulfilling your civil duty and you'll feel better about yourself (at least until morning). So drink a beer and give a big middle finger to the system that is so hopelessly broke that anything short of a revolution will get it back on track. Hey, it's not likes Sir Spends-a-lot or Captain Underpants are going to actually make a real change anyway.

God Bless America!

I'm Galen Swyers and I approve this message

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

So... the label to this post is "Stupid people making smart decisions"

Are you the stupid person? You consider this a smart decision? Would you prefer a dictatorship?

I'm so confused - I think I'm more stupid after reading this...

HHV said...

My sarcasm detector is going berserk.

Kevin McGuire said...

ppalud your right to not vote. Abstaining is perfectly fine if neither candidate meats your ideals enough to warrant a vote. Kudos to you.

I sorta did the same last year. I didn't know enough about any candidate to make a choice, so I went and filled out a blank ballot. My vote was heard AND I didn't support any candidate!

Nick said...

Go ahead, throw your vote away!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvfUJan6ACc

Mike Pigott said...

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to prosper." - Ben Franklin

You can have fun with it and write in all the characters from Animal House.

A two party system is too damn close to a one party system.

Galen said...

The funny thing is right now there are people waking up with the same euphoria we feel after Penn State wins the Big Ten all because ‘their guy’ won. There are people out there flat out elated. In two years when the economy is further in the shitter and their job is being shipped overseas they won’t blame ‘their guy’ though, it was that damn Bush. That’s not an anti-Barrack thing I don’t care who won the point is nothing is going to change and when we’re paying $6.00 per gallon for gas all people will have left to do is point the finger at one another.

drozz said...

my experiment, which is admittedly less intelligent than galen's, was to flip a coin at the voting booth.

funny results all around.

would have been better if i brought some liquor into the polls with me.

Galen said...

Hey don't poo-poo the quarter it did as well as I did in last week's Big Ten Pick'em

Nick said...

Galen, you must be confused. Obama said he's gonna make everything perfect, he's your own personal jesus.

Galen said...

I know, I can't WAIT for the change to roll in.