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So do you like my signage?

October 25, 2004, 3:00 PM

To drive home the importance of the upcoming election, I actually took my picture off of the main page, in favor of a photo from The Schumin Web Salutes America embellished with red, white, and blue striping and “VOTE NOVEMBER 2” in large letters. Just my not-so-subtle way of getting out the vote. And nonpartisan, too. I’m just saying VOTE in that area. Here in the Journal, however, I’ll tell you that I’m voting for John Kerry and that you should too.

Meanwhile, we can tell what Darby Conley’s feelings are about the election, as well as who to vote for. For those of you who don’t know, Darby Conley is the one who does the syndicated comic strip Get Fuzzy, which I read in the Staunton paper. It’s a very amusing comic strip, with Satchel the dog and Rob the human both being bossed around by Bucky the cat, the cat with that one big fang.

So why do I mention this? Look at today’s strip:

Get Fuzzy, October 25, 2004

Satchel seems to be firmly in the Kerry camp, there. However, Rob is leaning towards Ralph Nader. Now while we don’t find out what Bucky’s choice of candidate is in the strip, we do know who he doesn’t support. I was laughing out loud when I saw the last frame, as both Bucky and Satchel were demonstrating to Rob how much they were against Ralph Nader. “BAD ROB!” says it all right there.

It reminds me of a pin I saw at a DC souvenir shop across the street from Freedom Plaza. It said, “A Vote For Nader Is A Vote For Bush” on it. And that’s the rationale we have here. I personally wonder about the Nader factor – that being that if Nader hadn’t have run, whether it would have been President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush on January 20, 2001.

Still, with the election a mere eight days away, the thing you need to do is vote. My father always says, “Vote early, vote often.”

Web site: WorldNetDaily Commentary regarding Ralph Nader's candidacy

Song: Don't have one, but I am watching Crossfire on CNN, where these people are practically ripping each other's throats out. Seriously, these people are HOT about their beliefs.

Quote: "Work the body, Satchel!" - Bucky Katt from Get Fuzzy

Categories: Comics, National politics