Tonight I voted via absentee ballot. I was tempted to write myself in for every office, but what if I won them all? Way too much work—better not take the chance. Anyhow, after bubbling in the poor suckers who will run the government in my stead, I scanned the instructions one last time to see if I missed anything.

One particular clause in the instructions caught my eye.

10. FELONY NOTICE. Accepting any gift, payment, or gratuity in exchange for your vote for a candidate is a felony under Florida state law…

Whoever wrote that clearly missed the whole point of politics and government.

In the FY2007 federal budget, the three largest transfer payment programs will take $1.5 trillion from some people and give it to others, with no good or service in return. Of course, that’s assuming we keep voting for politicians who favor these programs.

5 Responses to “FELONY NOTICE.”

  1. ticklemeelmo Says:
    November 7th, 2006 at 6:47 PM

What happened to “On ‘Dilbert’, Part Two”?

  1. Doctor Hmnahmna Says:
    November 10th, 2006 at 5:10 PM

So, where’s the commentary on the Democratic takeover of Congress? I figured I would see the same glee out of you that I see out of the mainstream media. I don’t remember quite this much palpable media excitement in 1994 . . .

  1. gatorbob Says:
    November 11th, 2006 at 1:46 PM

As you can imagine, I’m delighted by the election results on Tuesday. I woke up Wednesday and it felt like – in the immortal words of “The Great Communicator” – “Morning inAmerica!” The House, the Senate, and then Rumsfeld the Torturer walking the plank all in the same week. And look at all of those “firsts:”

*First socialist elected to the Senate
*First female Speaker
*First Muslim elected to Congress
*Nearly the first African-American elected to the Senate in Tennessee since Reconstruction.

If that isn’t testament to progressive social change, then I don’t know what is.

But what about you, intrepid blogger? […] What do you make of the election results?

  1. bj Says:
    November 15th, 2006 at 9:44 PM

i would like to question your sources. also, vague reference, “some people and give it to others…”

  1. VDV Says:
    November 15th, 2006 at 10:04 PM


Feel free to question my sources. I didn’t actually mention any, but feel free to question them. Look up the federal budget.

“Some people and give it to others” is vague, but accurate. Transfer programs take money from some people and give it to other people. Other transfer programs take money from other people, who are now some people, and give it to the first some people, who are now other people. How’s that for precision?