Even though no one asked him, Hulk Hogan found someone yesterday who would listen to him rant about who he wanted to be President
. I'm guessing Hulk picked Obama because Obama wears his seatbelt and doesn't complain about being crippled for life or some other kind of trivial thing like that.
Not much of a story, but it allows me to get to my point. I get 20-30 e-mails a day from people who want me to remind people to go to a rally or an event for one candidate or the other, but the thing is I really don't do politics. I don't want you to think that I am ignoring you if I don't write you back, but I just tire of saying the same thing repeatedly in an e-mail so figured this would cover it. This is gossip and fun and not about politics. The only thing that is important to me is that you actually get out and vote. I honestly don't care who you vote for. Democrat, Republican, Green, whatever. It really doesn't matter to me. What is important though is that no matter what country you are reading this blog from, that you exercise the privilege of voting. In the US, barely 50% of eligible voters actually take the time to vote in a Presidential Election. In many countries the number of people who vote is in the upper 90% range.
In the US, we have grown so used to only half the people voting that if everyone decided to show up and vote, the entire system would collapse. Our apathy as a voting public is taken into account and there are only enough machines and workers, and supplies for a 50% turnout. How sad is that? The government knows you don't care about what happens in this country. Oh, you might speak up or bitch or whine, but they know you won't actually go out, wait in line and vote. They are so confident that you won't go out an exercise your vote that they don't have any way for you to vote if you do show up.
100% turnout would excite me and I think it would excite the country. People would truly know who they wanted as their leader. Right now we are just letting the 50% of the people who are willing to make the effort decide, and letting 100% of the people bitch and moan about the result.
If 100% of the eligible voters voted, I think there would be more unity in the country, because it would show that everyone wanted to have a stake in its future and actually took the time to make that clear.
Seriously this was just going to be another rant about Hulk Hogan and what an ass he is. I thought about telling everyone not to watch American Gladiators but figured if it becomes even more popular and Hogan makes a bunch of money off of it, then that is more money that John can get when he sues the family.