Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Time to vote (and eat)

When all is said and done, more is said than done.

Let's vote!

And please don't get too worked up about the outcome. After all, we're Americans. We don't worry, we eat.

To quote a Krispy Kreme ad, "Celebrating one of America’s most coveted constitutional rights can be oh-so-sweet." Krispy Kreme is giving away a free donut to everyone who has the "I voted." sticker.

Starbucks is giving away something today too, "If you care enough to vote, we care enough to give you a free cup of coffee." You don't even need the sticker, they're trusting you to be honest.

The voluntary redistribution of wealth continues over at Ben & Jerry's. If you vote, they'll give you a free ice cream cone from 5-8PM.

It's truly amazing that all of this generosity occured without Congress passing one law or taking the first bite out of my donut. Obviously, Americans are not as selfish as some would like us to believe.

Go vote and enjoy enjoy the day!

Update: Oops! It looks like Starbuck's promotion might be illegal.
"No good deed goes unpunished," said Nick Handy, director of elections.Handy said there is a federal statute that prohibits any reward for voting.

Starbucks' good deed can be perceived as paying someone to vote, and that’s illegal, Handy said."The way it is written, it expressly prohibits giving any kind of gift,"
Astounding, election officials are all over Starbucks, but don't dare investigate all the illegal contributions to the Obama campaign through the internet.

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