I posted this to the BARGE list this morning. Reposting it here after multiple requests.
You'd better have! Don't make me come over there...
Even if you're voting for that other guy, the one I'm voting against, the one who files his horns down really short so they aren't visible under his hair while he's out giving stump speeches, I don't care. I'd rather you pull the lever and be deeply and profoundly wrong than to not vote at all. Really. Yes, I think you're insane, and no right-thinking person with more than three brain cells to rub together would do that, and you're bringing about the end of the world. That's OK. We can argue about it later, but for now just go vote. Don't make me stomp my foot at you.
However, please don't vote for that evil ballot measure. I don't care what state you're in, really... wherever you are, you probably have something nasty and wrong on the ballot. Please don't vote for it. But if you have to, OK. I'll scowl at you for it later, but vote dammit. And I'd like it if you'd vote in favor of the sparkly good ballot measure that shits rainbows and will bring world peace. Yeah, that one is good.
Having said that, I don't really care if you skip over the section for dog catcher, judge, third assistant to the director of the transit district, or parks commissioner. If it matters to you, do it. If you didn't have time to do your homework, or your eyes have glazed over by the time you get to that part of the ballot and you can't read the names anyway, I'll let you off the hook. Just don't come crying to me when they change your favorite park from 24 hours to closing at dusk.
P.S. If your ballot happens to have a measure for renaming a sewage treatment plant after a less-than-beloved politician, trust your instincts.
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