Well said, chap.

November 3, 2008 at 4:40 pm 4 comments

David Byrne sent out an email to all on his mailing list. One bulk mail I was happy to read:

Pardon the bulk mailing. I Can’t Vote. I am an immigrant with a Green Card and, therefore, I am not eligible to vote in a federal election. FYI – I can get drafted (luckily, Daniel Berrigan burned my draft board’s records) and I pay taxes, yet I cannot vote for President. On Election Day, I see my neighbors heading to the nearby elementary school to cast their ballots. The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood – rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky – they all turn out in one day.

But most of you can vote. What can I say? The Republicans have made us less safe than before 9/11, bankrupted this economy, started an illegal war they can’t – and don’t intend to – finish, removed what sympathy (after 9/11) and respect the world had for the US, and have robbed US citizens of many of their basic rights. Global warming? What’s that? Science and education? Investment in our future? No, thanks – we’ll stick with a good ‘ole hockey mom. Ignorant, and fucking proud of it, as is always the case.

Although it looks like a shoo-in, it ain’t over ’til Florida. And there are plenty of racists in this country who will vote against their own best interests. So please, get to your local elementary school, post office, town hall, or whatever, and cast your vote and make this a country we can all be proud of. We can get out of this mess, and life can be better than it is.

David Byrne
NYC

This will be about as political as I get on this silly thing. But tomorrow when I cast my vote for Obama, vote no on Proposition 8, and give the thumbs up to high speed trains in Los Angeles (?!?), I will look forward to a time when we can all be proud of our President and I can have a renewed sense of pride in being an American. I love being American – I freaking love America. Best country on Earth. Now let’s show everyone that we believe it by choosing someone to represent us that we won’t be ashamed of.

Get out and Vote!!!

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4 Comments

  • 1. Jenny  |  November 4, 2008 at 7:39 am

    I liked reading that. I’m happy to hear about others voting for the same things I did. I voted last week: Yes on Obama, No on 8, YES FOR HIGH SPEED TRAIN!

    YAY AMERICA!

  • 2. Kiala  |  November 4, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I wish I could vote for your high speed train. I’ll just write it on the envelope. I’m sure that’s fine.

  • 3. erikka  |  November 11, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Wait…where is David Byrne from then? This is the talking heads guy right? Who’s been around since the ’80s?

  • 4. Robert  |  November 11, 2008 at 9:32 am

    David Byrne is indeed from the Talking Heads, but he has solo albums and most recently a 2nd collaboration with Brian Eno.

    He was born in Scotland.


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