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Domenic Pappalardo
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PostSubject: Voting in the USA   Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:15 am

Huh, how's this for a 'clever metaphor'........

"While walking down the street one day a Member of Parliament is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter.
'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.'
'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.
'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.'
'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the MP. 'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he went down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he found himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and dressed in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They played a friendly game of golf and then dined on lobster, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it's time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and wave whilst the elevator rises....
The elevator rises and the door opens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
'Now it's time to visit heaven.'
So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'
The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down down to hell.
When the doors open he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. ' I don't understand,' stammers the MP.
'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened? '
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, ' Yesterday we were campaigning.
Today you voted. "
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PostSubject: Re: Voting in the USA   Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:52 am

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                       Domenic..

                                    I heard this joke years ago and it's so funny, it's true. I
  decided in 2016 I'm not voting ! None of the candidates appeal to me ! I'm angry
  that we have a bunch of fools  running for President and that goes for Democrats
  and Republicans they act like a bunch of school kids fighting, so I shall sit back
  and watch , I don't read any of it anymore, I have no control over it...There are
  better things to do in life.......

                                                       Cheers.....Joe........ Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Voting in the USA   Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:31 am

I will always vote in respect to those in other nations that die for the privilege.  If I have not valid candidates for whom I wish to cast my vote, that is my fault for talking about politics but doing nothing.  At least I can vote for the least of the evils.
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PostSubject: Re: Voting in the USA   Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:16 am

We can always write in who we want.
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PostSubject: Re: Voting in the USA   Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:01 am

9/21

                      Serve them right I may just write my name in..


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PostSubject: Re: Voting in the USA   Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:12 pm

I agree with DK.  The right to vote is democracy.  If you don't vote, what right do you have to comment about it? 
We have a voice both in the booth and outside it.  We are using that voice on this forum.  If we don't like someone or something, we need to raise our voices.  Keeping quite implies agreement and/or a "don't care" attitude. People who care speak out.  JMO.
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PostSubject: Re: Voting in the USA   Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:55 pm

Dom,

I liked your joke, got off on the voting and forgot to mention it.   Thanks. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Voting in the USA   Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:45 pm

Me too about the joke - that was a quality story with a twist ending - a very appropriate twist for the times.
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