Americans, please don’t fuck this up

This is a friendly reminder to my neighbours in the south that tomorrow is a very important day for you to vote, assuming your vote hasn’t been sabotaged by Republican voter suppression. I don’t have much to say about your election except that it has directly impacted my mental health to see a microphone given to reopen the debate on a thousand and one topics that were supposed to be settled. Apparently we haven’t agreed on the basic of humanity of anyone who isn’t cisgender, heterosexual, white, or a man, so. You know.

As a freethought network we ought to be concerned with trying to steer our votes towards candidates who we think are likely to govern using evidence based policy. I would hope that at least eliminates Trump from your options. I needn’t say much about him that he himself hasn’t already said.

Don’t stay at home, if your vote is eligible (*snort* “fair and free,” right.) Don’t protest vote. Definitely don’t joke vote. Trump’s platform is an unprecedented assault on the civil and human rights of anyone who isn’t the royal flush of privilege.

You’re the leader of the free world, or so your government likes to claim. Make sure that definition of “free” doesn’t come with too many strings attached.



  1. says

    Christ, yes, I’m gonna put on my galoshes tomorrow morning and wade through the shit.

    It’s trumpland out here, I wonder if there will be gun-toting jackasses outside the polling place. If so I’ll get pictures.

  2. Some Old Programmer says

    I voted last Wednesday. It’s a grain to add to the pile in this solidly blue state, but I’ve had all the information I needed for many months. I only hope that this is the last time I have a primordial fascist to vote against.

  3. brucegee1962 says

    I’ve been out canvassing door-to-door for a few Saturdays, anyway. I’m not sure how much sleep I’ll be getting tonight…

  4. Great American Satan says

    We got the mail-in action. I’ve thought about going door to door pestering my neighbors gratis, but someone else did the rounds already and work wrecks me in perpetuity.

  5. Katie Anderson says

    Sorry. :(

    I did my part, but I live on the West coast. My home state is Michigan. Ugh. My contacts back there were already planning on voting, and the few supporting Trump weren’t going to have their minds changed.