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There are many election-related signs in my town. Some signs are in lawns, or along public roads. Others are waved by small groups of enthusiasts at major intersections. These signs make me a little bit sad, because there are only two explanations for their existence:

1. Voters are so dumb they can be swayed by signs.

Or

2. Signs make no difference whatsoever but the people running for office and supporting various ballot propositions are too dumb to realize it.

Either way, it's not a good thing.

Down the road from my house a guy has been spending hours a day standing at an intersection vigorously waving an Obama sign. I don't mean to be unkind, but my story demands that you know this fellow looks like a bit of a douche bag. The only information he is conveying is that if you vote for Obama you can belong to a group that includes at least one douche bag, guaranteed. (I have not ruled out the possibility that he secretly supports McCain and this is some sort of dirty trick.)

If you are a registered voter in the United States, today you must choose between the Antichrist and the only guy that scares the piss out of the Antichrist. My strategy involves buying a wheelbarrow and waiting for the rapture. I understand there will be a lot of gold fillings and diamond earrings left for me and my homeys.
 
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Nov 4, 2008
It's all about creating a mob mentality. Everyone wants to be part of the "in" crowd and a majority can build upon itself without any substance. This election is a great example, and it's also the reason why we will NEVER have anything other than a 2-party system.
 
 
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Nov 4, 2008
It's about expressing a shared identity, and probably has very little to do with swaying people - this kind of behaviour has always been part of human psychology. Any people who would be swayed by election signage of any flavour are most likely "joining the bandwagon", which is probably not the most intelligent way to vote, but it's also part of who we are.
 
 
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Nov 4, 2008
Obviously most people out there aren't nearly as informed as you are about the elections. Simple mind-bending like keeping a candidate's face everywhere you look, goes a long way into getting votes from the majority of unthinking sheep, or simply uncaring voters.
 
 
Nov 4, 2008
This post reminds me of the episode of Southpark where they have to vote for a new school mascot and its between a giant douche and a turd sandwich....

This was now outdone by the "choose between the Antichrist and the only guy that scares the piss out of the Antichrist..."

most accurate depiction about elections I have heard.

And then I voted.
 
 
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Nov 4, 2008
This seems odd. If I understand the Adams's view of the universe, the people waving signs have no choice in the matter as they have no free will. The politicians who give out the signs have no choice in the matter as they have no free will. Similarly, the signs have no effect on voters as they have no free will either and will vote however they have to vote. Probably most of these people are like me writing this comment and wondering "Why the hell am I doing this? I don't want to do this. No one will read it or care. Why?!" But of course I have to do it anyway. We can only hope that I can stop at the end of this sentence rather than going on and on and on . . .
 
 
Nov 4, 2008
It really isn't an "either/or" situation. The "two party system" is a myth. There are lots of other options, including refusing to play this electoral "russian roulette". You can always write in my name: KentForLiberty.com.
 
 
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Nov 4, 2008
Now that was just funny - Nice going Scott! You've surely offended the evangelical community, the atheists, and the entire political advertising and marketing community with your witty, if not slightly racist, quip!

For the record, I voted for Fire Commissioner in my district simply because he was the last name I read on the sign outside the door of the voting place. Guess that makes me a dunghead...

God, I love this country!
 
 
Nov 4, 2008
Gold filings? What kind of dentists do you have out there in Cali?
 
 
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Nov 4, 2008
You think it's dumb to be swayed by signs, but you have no problem passing judgement based on how a person looks? Pot calling the kettle black if you ask me.
 
 
Nov 4, 2008
Honestly Scott, we all know you don't believe in religion and therefore the rapture. What are you actually doing given that the Antichrist could be elected?

Speaking of the Antichrist, is there any definative proof that you aren't him? Because if you are then that means voters don't have to fret this election. But if Scott Adams is on the ballot next time... well, that's a different story.
 
 
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Nov 4, 2008
"My strategy involves buying a wheelbarrow and waiting for the rapture. I understand there will be a lot of gold fillings and diamond earrings left for me and homeys."

Brilliant.
 
 
 
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