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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween! Let’s Get Preachy.

posted by on October 31 at 16:32 PM

If you are reading Slog, you are either voting or a felon. Either way, nobody in this general vicinity really needs any convincing about what to do on Tuesday.

But what are you doing right now? Honestly. The energy you are spending refreshing comment threads at Slog could be better spent. This isn’t like a pledge drive; no money, just effort. I haven’t seen anybody else write this sort of appeal on Slog, but I think this is worth beating into your skulls.

Are you in the media? You should post a blog entry today, tomorrow, or Monday that targets your specific interest group with information about local and national initiatives. Be authoritative. Be direct. Piss off your editor, even.

Are you not in the media? Post a blog entry. Or something on Facebook or MySpace or whatever the kids use these days. Same idea—target a specific interest, be authoritative, be direct.

Or how about you send an e-mail to Mom and Dad, or your extended family members, or family friends, with a combination of personal stories and insights into how this election’s issues affect you personally? This year, you can avoid BS, because facts will do the work for you. If you hate writing, pick up the phone and do the same. And if you’re convincing at all, try persuading these people to chain that along—to bug their families, their friends, whomever.

People will bail on voting for a variety of reasons on Tuesday—long lines, worries of voter bullying, whatever. America is pretty apathetic, and any dirty tricks on Tuesday are banking on that very fact. But you can’t dirty-trick away a landslide.

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Posted by elenchos | October 31, 2008 4:58 PM
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Posted by DOUG. | October 31, 2008 5:09 PM
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fuck you asshole.

don't tell me what to do.

you're fucking playing video games right now aren't you?

Posted by Todd | October 31, 2008 5:10 PM
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Just ...

One ...

More ...

Level ...

Huh? What were you saying?

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 31, 2008 5:20 PM
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Well, okay. But according to Google way more people read the comments threads here on Slog.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 31, 2008 5:31 PM
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voting is so 20th century, maintaining the appearance of voting is the challenge of the 21st

Posted by empiremindset | October 31, 2008 6:16 PM
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Ooohhh, you poor deluded fool. If voting actually ever did anything, they would have outlawed it years ago. 4RIL.

Posted by Tiffany | November 1, 2008 1:48 AM
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Thanks for letting everyone around here know how little you think of them.

Posted by Jen | November 1, 2008 6:36 AM
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THANKS Doug above - sterling to the max - I have taken your pic and sent it to about 8,000 email addresses stored in six or seven computers at the office and personal lists - nice, very nice work. And these folks will pas it on and on and on.


If I get complaints, will just delete the fuckers.

Who needs 'em ...

REMEMBER TO VOTE AND TELL YOU FRIENDS, FAMILY, OLD LOVERS, CELL MATES, C0 WORKERS, AND ANY BODY ELSE YOU ENCOUNTER

GIVE SOMEONE A RIDE TO A POLLING PLACE, TOO

ENCOURAGE ANY SITUATION WHERE THERE IS A PROBLEM TO VOTE PROVISIONAL - GREGOIRE MIGHT NEED THAT ONE VOTE

Posted by George | November 1, 2008 7:30 PM
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???

Posted by George | November 1, 2008 8:07 PM
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Oh, I'll be there Tuesday... counting votes, in my own special way.

Posted by Stalin | November 3, 2008 2:14 PM

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