Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 4 years ago

    And it’s time for that 1845 anachronism to be retired. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation on the planet to hold elections during the work week.
    If it has to remain on Tuesday, I call for a nationwide primary election day the day after Memorial Day, and move the general election to the day after Labor Day. Both days would be national holidays as high in importance as Christmas Day.
    You would get a paid day off, as long as you turned in a receipt at work from the polls that you voted. If you are essential personnel, you would get time and a half as long as you gave that receipt that you voted.
    That would greatly increase voter turnout, and moving election days to warm-weather months would also eliminate the possibility of voting in a snowstorm (as with January primaries in some states and the general election in November) and having a lot more daylight for those driving to the polls, as both new election days are during daylight saving time.

  2. runar

    runar said, over 4 years ago

    Elections were originally scheduled in November so they wouldn’t interrupt the harvest.

  3. Echo Sam

    Echo Sam said, over 4 years ago

    People who can’t be bothered to vote also couldn’t be bothered to research what is being voted on. Do we really want them voting anyway?

  4. roscoedog55

    roscoedog55 said, over 4 years ago


    where’s the Thumbs Up button?

  5. Debbie Farley

    Debbie Farley said, over 4 years ago

    Popular vote only doesn’t fairly represent the middle of the country where the population is lower. Politicians would only focus on New York, California and ignore the middle of the country. This way each state has a say in how our leaders are elected and when you think about it is much fairer than having populations on the east and west coasts controlling who we elect.

  6. Bosn_c_otter

    Bosn_c_otter said, over 4 years ago


    That is a great idea, and would work. Sadly the real people who run this country, the corporations, would not go for it. They dont care who is elected, they are always in power and they want your butt at work.

  7. jgordy24

    jgordy24 said, over 4 years ago

    I want to know when we are going to get to vote for a decent, honest, person who will truly be of the people, for the people, and by the people. Not one who has the most money, sells themself to the highest number of special interest groups, or is picked by the Bilderburg Group.

  8. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 4 years ago

    Jesus and Emanuel, born in Belem? I see what they did there.

  9. moe_the_cat

    moe_the_cat said, over 4 years ago

    Debbie hit the reason for the Electoral College right on the head.
    There’s no reason on election day not to have the polls open for 24 hours so that working people can go when they get done for the day.
    Of course with early voting in many places there’s really no excuse for everyone who is able not to exercise their privilege.

  10. Stagger Lee

    Stagger Lee said, over 4 years ago


    Do we all get a Happy Meal with that?

  11. Albertaguy

    Albertaguy said, over 4 years ago

    Electoral reform might make some difference, but every system has advantages and disadvantages. Canada has a parlimentary system, most elections in the provinces and nationally are held at the whim of the governing party, or in the case of a minority situation if the government loses a vote of confidance. This does give an advantage to the party in power, but limits the amount of time spent on elections.

  12. runar

    runar said, over 4 years ago

    Why are you asking me to justify the Electoral College? Why don’t you explain it instead of expecting someone else to do it?

  13. exturk

    exturk said, over 4 years ago

    Back before absentee ballots, and when voting was done by those in the area, and there was a large military base in the area, the politicians would campaign at the military bases! Hardly a fair system.

  14. exturk

    exturk said, over 4 years ago

    Why can’t we have an election where candidates are voted by qualifications instead of how much money they can raise. Check out how much has been raised for just the primaries and good other uses it could have been put to.l

  15. RCLake1963

    RCLake1963 said, over 4 years ago

    While we’re on the subject, could we PLEASE pass a law banning ALL political advertising? (Especially television and road signs!!)
    By the way, if those little guys had a third head they could be “The Knights Who Say ‘Ni!’”

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