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Words for the losers

"The people have spoken, the bastards." — Dick Tuck, in his concession speech in a race for the California State Senate in 1966

"Imagine if all of life were determined by majority rule. Every meal would be a pizza. Every pair of pants, even those in a Brooks Brothers suit, would be stone-washed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on the shelves at the library. And — since women are a majority of the population — we'd all be married to Mel Gibson." — P. J. O'Rourke, 1991

(Sorry, off topic, but irresistible given that the occasion to bring these quotes up only occurs once every four years.)

  • Bill Stepp

    Here are 68 reasons not to vote:

    Drum roll…

    #1-#64 from the pen of P.-J. Proudhon:
    http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/14649-to-be-governed-is-to-be-watched-inspected-spied-upon

    #65
    As P.J. O’Rourke noted, it only encourages the bastards.

    #66
    Your vote doesn’t affect the outcome, as noted in the cover article in the November issue of Reason.

    #67
    As you stand in line to vote (hopefully five or six times, at least if you are in Chicago and carry a wad of valuable consideration), your dog will wear an “I’m with Stupid” t-shirt and a “Nobody for President” button, and try to pretend he doesn’t know you.

    As a follow up to #67, if Jack Welch catches wind of your stunt, he’ll send out a message about another Chicago boy act, even if you’re not in Chicago and not a boy. There is a silver lining, as the next day your dog will wear a “Who Is Jack Welch?” t-shirt.

    #68
    Benjamin R. Tucker pointed out that the world is gradually dividing into two types, Anarchists and criminals—and you don’t want to be a criminal, do you?

    So avoid the crowds and avoid the criminals. Don’t vote!

    This is an unpaid unpolitical announcement by the Anarchist Antidefamation League.