Hey Texans! Go Vote!!!

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Early voting ends Friday, election day is Tuesday

Turnout will be low – your vote will REALLY count. The tax money you save may be your own!!!!

Unions, incumbents, and those who stand to benefit from cronyism and corporatism will go vote – they have an incentive.

Do YOU have as much incentive to go save money?

It won’t take much of your time. It really is about the very least you can do and still call yourself a responsible Texan.

This is what’s up for a vote:

  • 9 Constitutional Amendments
  • City and School District Races

Off year voting is weird. There’s not much news about it, there isn’t a whole lot to get excited about. But EVERY election counts. There are “bond issues” every time, because there is ALWAYS some group or another who just HAS to borrow a big wad of money to build some fancy thing or other. And they’ll get all of their potential partners and friends to go vote for it, while you stay home, thinking nothing important is going on. Then you wonder – hey, I thought Texas was doing so well, and such a conservative place, how did all this stupid stuff happen?

Go vote – stop the stupid stuff.

But I don’t have TIME!!! Seriously? You’re gonna whine to me about that? You have exactly the same amount of time as every other person on the planet. And voting in an off year election will take next to ZERO time. Just go do it – it will take less time than you’d spend in the Whataburger Drive Thru.

But I haven’t researched the ISSUES!!! OK, that’s a valid one, but here’s the deal, if you’re reading this post, you’re already more informed and better able to make a snap judgment about politics than most of the people who will also be voting, so…just go do it, but first, here are the guidelines I use, I call it my…

Lazy-person’s voting strategy

If you don’t have time to research anything…

  • VOTE NO. Read the wording carefully enough that you catch it if they messed with it so that “no is yes”. but for the most part…just say no
    (Some stuff seems “nice” to vote for – like special treatment for veterans and stuff, but carveouts and special classes of people are anathema to equal justice, so…say no)
  • Bond issues – always vote no, even if you research it
  • Non-party races and primaries – vote against the incumbent unless you have researched and found the challenger to be a terrorist or something
  • Party races – vote for the GOP guy unless you’re sure that the Dem can’t win, then it’s safe to vote for the libertarian as a signal to the gop guy to not get cocky

Harris County Voting Plan

So for me, in Harris County, outside the city limits, what does this mean? Well, I don’t vote for Mayor or City Council or any of the Houston stuff, so that’s easy, I ignore it.

State Constitutional Amendments

YES to #2, NO to everything else

Harris County Bonds

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, HELL NO, YOU DON’T NEED TO BORROW ANY MORE DAMN MONEY JUST MAKE DO LIKE THE REST OF US, NO

Cy-Fair ISD

Only one race is even contested, and I’m just voting for the one who isn’t the incumbent, so I’m voting for Shaik Ahmed

Let’s foil the plans of the cronies and corporatists and union thugs, and go vote, and get our family members, coworkers, friends, and dead relatives neighbors to vote.

Here are some sites to look at to find out what you’re voting on:
http://www.kingwoodteaparty.com/
http://www.clearlaketeaparty.com/voter_s_guide_to_texas_constitutional_amendment_election_nov_5
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3080596/posts
http://www.examiner.com/article/texas-constitutional-amendments-2013-libertarian-party-releases-voting-guide
http://www.lwvtexas.org/
http://www.hardhatters.com/2013/10/2013-voters-guide-texas-constitutional-amendments/
http://www.chron.com/opinion/recommendations/article/Our-take-on-the-proposed-constitutional-amendments-4898399.php
http://progresstexas.org/blog/progress-texas-2013-constitutional-ballot-guide
Texas GOP has NOTHING about this election, NOTHING – bunch of LOSERS!
http://www.harriscountygop.com/ElectionsNov13.asp

Get Voting info from the TX Secretary of State site: VoteTexas.gov - Make Your Mark on Texas

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