Tuesday, March 4, 2008

veni, vidi...uh...voti*

Walked to the polls, got carded, changed my party affiliation (got carded again) and checked the little box next to Hillary's name.

Excuse me while I go find some antacids.

*in truth, the phrase would be "veni, vidi, sensi" - Thanks to Holly (a fellow librarian, a self-taught Latin whiz and a really good shot) for translating.


West, By God said...

oh dear... i might have to jump out a window if i put a checkmark next to the name of an america-hating socialist.

JD said...

remember, as a conservative you did it for the good of the country. . . a small sacrifice now for a big gain later. . .

Eduardo said...

All you needed was antacids?

Gregg said...

Then I guess you're not voting for any of the Big 3.

Gregg said...

I came, I saw, I ???

Vomited? (root vomitus, ought to be vomiti, or would it be vomito...)

Time to go unpack more of my personal library, I know I have some latin books somewhere.

Sebastian said...

More like:

veni, vidi... uh... take a shower to get the stench of having to pull the lever for that wench off of you!"

But from the standpoint of Hillary being easier to beat than Obama the Messiah, I'm torn. I see different weaknesses in all of them, and it does seem like the messianic charm is wearing thin on people.

Lin M. said...

Granted NONE Of the choices are good. I guess we forgot this.

Hillary Clinton renews call for gun licensing and registration
By Phil Hirschkorn/CNN

May 9, 2000
Web posted at: 6:34 p.m. EDT (2234 GMT)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- U.S. Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton renewed her call for tougher gun control legislation on Tuesday before an audience of newspaper publishers.

"We have to do more to stand up to those who refuse to believe the reality that guns do kill and that common-sense gun measures can make a difference," Mrs. Clinton said during a speech to the Newspaper Association of America's annual convention in New York.

"I believe we need a comprehensive plan to stop gun violence, and it is one of the reasons I am running for the Senate," the first lady said.

Mrs. Clinton, who is running for the seat of retiring Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-New York), added that she supports proposals that would require the licensing and registering of all new handguns purchased in the United States.

"The moms who are marching in Washington this Sunday have it right," she said, referring to the "Million Mom March" against gun violence scheduled for Mother's Day in the nation's capital.

March participants are also calling on lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation that has languished in Congress since last summer.

"We license drivers before they get behind the wheel to make sure they can drive safely. We register cars to make sure someone is responsible for every vehicle on the road. But we don't do the same for deadly weapons," she said.

Mrs. Clinton plans to attend the march with a delegation from New York.

If elected to the Senate, Mrs. Clinton said she'd work with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) on her bill that would require prospective gun buyers to first obtain a gun license by passing a background check and a safety course exam. The bill would also establish a national registry to record all gun sales.

Mrs. Clinton also announced her support for the creation of a "ballistic database" for all new guns, requiring gun makers or sellers to fire guns before sale and send that "ballistic fingerprint" to law enforcement.

Mrs. Clinton suggested that the idea -- proposed earlier this year by New York Gov. George Pataki (R) and included in the government's landmark legal settlement with gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson -- should be implemented nationally.

"What we would have is a national database of these images that law enforcement officers could use to quickly track down the origins of guns found at their crime scenes and the criminals who use them," Mrs. Clinton said.

The first lady reiterated her support to require trigger locks on handguns, to hold adults responsible for their children's use of guns, to raise the youth handgun ban from age 18 to 21, to limit gun sales to one per month per adult and to have the Consumer Products Safety Commission regulate guns.

"It doesn't make much sense that we regulate toy guns but not real guns," Mrs. Clinton said.

Weer'd Beard said...

You did a good thing. If Hillary does well today it will cause more in-fighting and more dirt slinging amoung the donks. This is good for the conservatives, and overall good for America.

Thanks for getting some blood on your hands for us!

DirtCrashr said...

Thanks for doing the tough work and heavy lifting..

Sevesteen said...

I debated whether to vote lesser of evils, or to vote for the candidate I actually want, even though he doesn't stand a chance.

In the end, I pretended to be republican and voted for Ron Paul.

Cash said...

Ah, my fellow Willoughbethen... Is in-fighting really what's best for America?

Lydia said...

you helped Hillary win...what happen to my tried and true gun toting republican???

phlegmfatale said...

I almost voted for Hillary...

Weer'd Beard said...

You guys who don't get Breda need to go out and rent (not BUY) "A Fistfull of Dollars" (Yojimbo for purists and fans of Samurai)

That's all that's going on here.

Fearsclave said...

I gotta say that I can sort of feel your pain. Currently, the only Canadian political party that's in any way favourable to gun owners is the Conservative Party of Canada, and were it not for that I wouldn't even consider voting for them... and it's only the fact that I live in a staunch Conservative riding saves me from having to make a hard choice between voting Conservative and bashing on the antacids or voting with my conscience.

Nicki said...

I think I may have vomited in my mouth just READING that! I actually got caught in an ice storm on the day of our primaries here in Virginia, and I didn't make it back in time before the polls closed to vote. Took me three friggin' hours!!!

I think it was lucky... I couldn't have pulled the lever for ANY of those shitbags!

Jeffrey Quick said...

It's OK, you've been counterbalanced...dear Democrat wife hobbled up the crip ramp with her walker to switch and vote for Ron Paul. I was so proud of her.

To condemn you for voting Hillary would require me to believe that our votes matter anymore. And I don't.