Monthly Archives: October 2008

Just Do It

According to RealClearPolitics there are only six states that are so close in the polls they are unwilling to say they are leaning in one direction or the other.

Tossup States

That’s right, the average of the recent polls for Missouri show a 2/10 of a point lead for Obama.

Everyone should vote. Everyone’s vote matters. However, I think most of my blog readership lives in Missouri. If the polls are any indication, we are the state this year that has the greatest chance of a 1-vote difference. (Still miniscule, yes. But we have the greatest chance.) And if the person you wouldn’t have voted for won by 1 vote in the state you live in, and you didn’t vote, and you could have actually tied the vote, something that may have caused some television pundits to go batshit crazy…would you ever forgive yourself?)

So. Do I need to say it?

Tuesday. Vote.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

[I added one of the responses below. I will let everyone try to guess which one.]

BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change!

JOHN McCAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.


HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from Day One that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn’t about me.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

DICK CHENEY: Where’s my gun?

NANCY PELOSI: Under this administration there have been an alarming number of chickens displaced and I intend to stop it. We must pass a chicken crossing bill before all the chickens become displaced and this IS a crisis!

COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of crossing?

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.

VICTOR HUGO: No chicken can resist a road whose time has come.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

Missouri Voter Registration Lookup

Missourians can check to see if they are registered to vote by following the link. You will be asked for first name, last name, jurisdiction (county), and your address.

You will be provided with whether or not you are registered, where your polling location will be on November 4, and a link to a sample ballot.

If you’re not registered, it’s too late to do so in Missouri. But if you think you have been removed from the registry incorrectly, they do provide contact info if you believe your voting rights have been violated, and you may be able to vote provisionally. It would be good to know beforehand so you could call their 800 number before November 4 and see what your options are.

I learned that for the first time in six years, I will be asked to vote in a church. I still feel the same way about it. I know the ACLU recommends that I don’t wear any political attire, but there might be other fashion choices that could be fun.