The Obama campaign which keeps in regular contact with me in hopes that I will suddenly find myself overburdened with money instead of broke and thus be able to donate to them in addition to the... um, not totally sure but I'm going to say that it's probably less than ten dollars in the course of this entire campaign, which as you might recall started during the mostly uncontested primary, has just informed me that about one in 75 Americans have donated to the campaign.
Which means that about 74 in 75 Americans have not. Now granted some of these people are less than one year old, and some of them have probably never been in a position to donate, and some of them are probably convinced that Obama is a lizard person sent to enslave us all. But even so, I ask the 74 in 75 Americans who haven't ponied up the three dollars that seems to be the minimum donation, "What the Hell are you thinking?"
I know, I know, if Obama wins it won't be a massive change for the better, I wrote about that, but have you considered what will happen if he loses?
Is it the most election in history? Probably not. Would a loss be catastrophic for all our futures? YES! Good -hang on, the's a squirrel in my attic-
Ok, the squirrel is probably sill there, but I banged on the ceiling, made annoying noises and said, "You're not wanted there," so for the moment I consider the situation deal with.
Squirrel is an interesting word. At first glance, from an American standpoint, one might assume that it was a word borrowed from one of the native tongues of this continent. It is not. As all Europeans are probably aware.
Instead the word originated in the Greek for shadow tail, so named because the tail was large enough to cast a shadow on the rest of the animal. From there it traveled around a bit, probably did some backpacking, it doesn't really talk about the adventures it had during this period so they will likely remain the stuff of myth and legend. What is known is that the word eventually made its way into the Latin, at which point the Latin speakers apparently said, "How can it have a name like that? It's so damn small," and so it gained its L. You see the L was part of the diminutive form of the word that was borrowed from the Greek.
Now after hanging out in Latin for a while the word decided that it was time to move on, and so it did. Into French. You know what they say: "What happens in French, stays in French," so the less said about that the better, and eventually it came to rest where it lives to this day, in English.
If not for that journey we'd probably still call the animal "aquerne" from the Old English "acweorna".
Now then, where was I?
Good God people, have you listened to what Romney and Ryan have said they intend to do to this country? They have come out in favor of things that other candidates would only consider in the fevered dreams of paranoid doomsayers. You don't need to believe that there's some evil hidden agenda, the evil agenda is public.
So, seriously, 74 out of 75 Americans, pay the three damn dollars to be counted. Or, you know, ask your parents to if you're too young.