Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's the environment, stupid.


Why isn't the environment even being discussed in this election? I just voted and then filled out a two-page exit poll, which had the question "which issue is the most important" and then gave only three possible answers 1. the war in Iraq, 2. the economy and 3. I don't remember three. You could only choose one answer.

In what can only be seen as an improvement, there was no talk about "values" on my poll. Of course, it was tailored for democratic voters and we all know we have no values. Which reminds me, "atheist" was not listed as a religion choice, even though right-wing fundies would like to have you believe we get together every full moon to worship satan.

Last night at Blue Gal's Saloon, Morse Tengrain [thank you DCup] said that he received a push poll call wondering if he knew that Barack Obama fathered a black child. He swears it was not a joke.

10 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I missed seeing you at the last full moon "worship service." Don't miss the next one or The Dark One shall be mightily pissed.

DCup said...

That's an excellent question, Jess! I suppose that the corporations funding the elections aren't interested in the environment unless, of course, it is to exploit it.

Nice chatting with you last night!I think it was Tengrain in Cali who got the pushpoll calls, though, wasn't it?

Distributorcap said...

what environment? we have one?

thank you Wisconsin people....... over 1 million dems turned out -- that is quite a huge showing

FranIAm said...

WHAT??? You mean you don't worship the dark forces during the full moon?

I am rather disappointed - I was hoping to get myself invited one day.

Damn.

What kind of idiot exit poll does not have atheist as a choice? Speaking as a religious person, our country is truly f*cked.

Let it be said that my exit poll would include that and an invite to any full moon thang.

And if you have a look, Satan has been my new blogging BFF of late.

What is this???? I miss the damn salon one Monday and you are there?

That is a cruel joke indeed.

And DCap is right- Wisconsin rocks the caucus.

Dr. Zaius said...

Damn! I missed salon again.

Randal Graves said...

Everyone knows we worship Mephistopheles, not Satan. Sheesh.

The environment will never, ever, ever be a sexy enough issue to be debated about on the level of guns and butter until something horrid happens that can provide instantaneous shock value like a B-movie plot hole.

dguzman said...

I always miss out--on the salons, on the moonlight satan worships. But I'll be out there tonight, as Satan is eating the full moon with the earth's shadow! (read: lunar eclipse of full moon tonight--don't ya dare miss it!)

I've never gotten to do any sort of exit poll. I'm feeling so left out. As is the environment.

CDP said...

I have it on pretty good authority that Barack Obama's father ALSO fathered a black child, so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?

Mathman6293 said...

I wonder why the environment is not more important in most campaigns. If we screw it up then what? To the moon?

Dean Wormer said...

Just a lame guess on my part but I assume the lack of enthusiasm for a Gore candidacy early on was somehow taken as an indication by the powers that be that we didn't give a shit about global warming.