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Words for the losers

by Kurt Schuler November 5th, 2012 10:59 pm

"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.)

One Response to “Words for the losers”

  1. avatar Bill Stepp says:

    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.

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