Seems some conservatives are none too happy about President Obama being reelected. Disappointment is one thing and I am sure you heard many threats from people saying they were leaving the country if Obama got reelected. Well I guess they realized that most of the rest of the world is more socialist than the United States so instead, there are several states with petitions going to secede from the United States. One of the most active is from a group in Texas, who has pulled in more than 80,000 signatures so far.
Where is this petition taking place you ask, well on the White House website of course. Seems that any group that can get 25,000 signatures in 30 days would elicit a response from the President. We’ll wait and see what he says.
Oh and some facts on illegal immigration were found here including the fact that Texas has about 16% of the illegal immigrants in the United States.
OK this is a twice recycled cartoon post. So I am lazy. But it is still relevant. I originally created this in 2007 before I had a blog. Reposted it in 2009 and now reposting again since half of you are new here since then. From my 2009 post:
I did this editorial cartoon about 2 years ago after an election. In the states, the landscape is cluttered with yard signs that promote candidates and issues in the month leading up to the election. While the volunteers are quick to put up the signs they are slow to remove them.
Locally we have laws that say you can’t put the signs on public property, yet no one pays any attention to that because there really isn’t a penalty for violating it.
So be a good citizen and clean up your campaign yard signs, recycle them and please STOP recycling your campaign promises.
Funny how things never change.
Wouldn’t I have had egg on my face today if I had drawn today’s editorial cartoon and my prediction that President Obama would win was wrong? Well I was right. If you asked me 10 days ago, I would have gone with Romney. Interestingly none of the pundits are talking about how the poll numbers moved back into President Obama’s favor after his several visits to the East. As I allude to in the cartoon, he finally showed the leadership that has been missing in the past several months. HOWEVER, if the election were another two weeks away, it may have swung back to Romney with the issues surrounding recovery and returning to normalcy.
Hopefully the President and the Republican lead House will be able to reach across the aisle and actually start compromising on some issues and do the job we need them to do. Four more years of posturing and sticking their heads in the sand isn’t going to do a damn thing for the country.
Christina of Pop Smoothie sent me this picture of an Obama bobblehead doll she got at a Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey Game. You can see Obama wearing the Cyclones jersey! Nice.
Woo Hoo, only two more days before the sentiment of today’s editorial cartoon is over. I can safely say that I am not the only one with voter fatigue. The bad news is that whomever does win, we will still be hearing this sentiment from the other side for four years.
Usually I am a purist and like to wait until election day to cast my vote. You never know what scandal might come out the day before the election that will change your vote. Well for those of us who don’t vote a straight ticket. Last minute I have to go out of town on election day so I had to opt for in person early voting.
You would think that with Ohio being a battleground state, there would be more than one option in my county to early vote. Nope. One place, the Board of Elections downtown. Originally I was going to go on Saturday but then I heard that Will.I.Am and Vivica A Fox were going to be down there and I knew that the lines would be way too long because gawkers want to gawk. Instead I went on Friday. Not much better choice.
This was the line. Well the line once I turned the corner. There were just as many people around the building before I got to this point. From the back of the line to the door was 35 minutes. From the door, up the steps and to the front of the line was another 35 minutes. Time to vote: 5 minutes. So I did my civic duty in 1 hour and 15 minutes. I hope you will make a minimal effort to go vote.