TCC for 11/1/10:
No report, no photos, only 2007 post.
Before there was the blog the Caretaker sent out posts via e-mail, the following is from the Caretaker's second year of living year round on the Island:
IR for 11/5/07:
Tomorrow is election day.
The image above is in regards to those of you who don't care and so don't vote.
Please allow me to remind you that come this January, the entire Nation of Pakistan is most likely going to be disenfranchised of their right to vote by one man, their "president". As you read this, no Pakistani citizen has any rights. Their president has suspended their Constitution.
Now I know that those of you who don't vote have a variety of reasons not to, (your vote doesn't matter, you don't care, you don't know how, what's one voice?, etc.).
Imagine this: George Bush suspends our Constitution, in this day and age, I can't say it is all that unlikely.
When you don't vote, you lose the most important right there is, the right to voice your opinion. For those of you who don't vote, you obviously don't care about this, but for those of us who do vote, we care a hell of a lot--WE NEED YOU TO VOTE.
One of our Nation's greatest problems is low Voter turn out. The message that this sends to our elected officials is: "so few citizens care, so we, the politicians, can do whatever we want, the general public doesn't pay attention"--this is the seed of corruption.
Many of you who don't vote probably don't do so because you are displeased, if not disgusted, with all the candidates regardless of party affiliation.
The Caretaker understands this and can appreciate it greatly.
But imagine this: 100% of the population turns out to vote, all those who have voted in the past continue to vote as they usually do, if we are lucky, this makes up a little less than 50% of the population. These days, that works out to be about 25% vote Democratic, the other 25% vote Republican, that leaves the other 50%--those of you who don't vote. What we the Voters need from you the nonvoters is to show up to the polls and vote for anybody BUT the candidates.
I can think of no better message to our politicians than the one that only you nonvoters can send: "We are unhappy with the whole lot of you and we're letting you know, by voting but voting for non of you--you better start working for us the People and not yourselves, lobbyists, corporate interests, etc."
The Caretaker doesn't care who you vote for, vote for yourself, vote for a cartoon character, vote "Non-of-the-Above". JUST GO VOTE.
On the other hand, if you want, vote for me, vote for "The Caretaker".
The Caretaker will be running for President next year so you might as well start practicing now.
Vote "The Caretaker" as a write-in-candidate for any and all positions that are up for election in your town, county, and state.
Don't know how to vote a write-in, ask your poll worker, they will tell you how. Don't know where your polling station is, best thing you can do is at least spend this election day finding it and finding out if you are registered, this way you will know where it is for next year and you can be registered for next year's election.
The Caretaker will be providing his platform as to why you should vote for him for President in a few weeks or so.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday, and tomorrow, have a Happy Election day.
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