Monday, November 13, 2006

What is Your Vote Worth?

Stamp collectors know it as the “Inverted Jenny Stamp.” It was printed in 1918 by the U.S. Postal Service with a picture of a bi-plane on it. It is quite a famous stamp actually and, while most do not know it by name, everyone knows this stamp by sight. It was printed upside down making it one of the most collectable stamps in the world. There have only been about one hundred of them ever found which makes it one of the most valuable stamps in the world.

To give one a proper understanding of this stamp’s worth the Reuters reports that a block of four of the stamps sold for close to $3 million just last year. This is the holy grail of stamp collecting. No, I am not into stamp collecting, but I am into politics and that is why I speak of this stamp.

You see, we have always heard the right to vote is priceless, but one person put a price on their vote here in Florida. We really do earn that “Floridiot” title quite often it seems. Some poor schmo here affixed this rare stamp to their absentee ballot in Fort Lauderdale. They placed at least a one hundred thousand dollar vote. I really hope their candidate at least won. I mean to lose the stamp and the election would be enough to drive someone to Darwin Award Nominee status.

The report is saying that it quite possibly is an Alzheimer’s related mishap. I certain do hope so. The bright side of Alzheimer’s is that the poor schmo will not remember even having the stamp. Of course it does beg the question how they remembered to vote?

A weak update I know. This is more to say “I am still alive and resting very nicely.” Doing nothing is everything I dreamt it could be. I have two more days of unreality and plan on making the least of both.


4 comments:

joanie78 said...

Welcome back...I missed your humor and interesting topics.....

RexZeitgiest said...

Now where did I put my famous stamp?.....I know it was right here last week......


'Dear where is the $100,000 stamp?' asked Lovey

'Who the hell are you and what are you doing in my house?' awnsered Al Zhimer.

Serena Joy said...

Oh! He lives! It's good to see you back in action.

I saw that story in the paper about the stamp. I wish I'd had one of those.:)

Variant E said...

$100,000? Try $500,000! I know postal rates are going up but thats ridiculous!