Listen, I realize this is a long-shot, but I'd like to encourage you to get off your ass and go vote today. It's kinda important, as are all elections. Today, voters will decide who will run for incredibly important offices that can, and will, shape legislation that can, and will, have a real impact on your lives.
Not sure who's running? Visit the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections site for a list of candidates.
Not registered to vote? Get registered so you can vote in November. (Sorry, slacker. If you're not already registered, you can't vote today.)
You remember Sen. Burr, right? The GOP's bobble head, recruited by Karl Rove himself. The guy who nods and votes whichever way his party leaders suggest like a thoughtless puppet.
You can check out his voting record at Project Vote Smart. There you'll be able to scan through his voting record (check out the drop-down menu to hop to the topics you're most interested in), review who his top campaign contributors are, find out which interest groups he pleases (again note the drop-down menu) and more.
Burr opposes women's right to choose whether or not they have an abortion. He opposes gay marriage and gay adoption. He thinks we should wait on health care reform (wait for what?!) and he's voted "no" to expanding children's health care insurance programs. He's voted against funding for education, but "yes" to prayer in state-funded schools. He's against taking away the tax credits of the companies who take our jobs to other countries. Meanwhile, he's also against offering tax credits for renewable energy and conservation.
You want to have a say in this election, in who faces off against Sen. Burr, right? So, go vote. It will, literally, only take a minute. Find out where to cast your vote by looking up your voter registration information here.
Remember when Sen. Burr told his wife to "get as much cash as she could" during the economic collapse? The Internet does:
Here's Senator Brilliance on health care reform:
More brilliance: He's accepting loads of money from oil companies while "blocking clean energy":