Tuesday, November 4, 2008


OK, all you U.S. persons—if you are registered to vote and haven't done so yet, get out to your polling place and get with the program. If you are eighteen, a U.S. citizen and not a convicted felon, you ought to have registered in time to vote. If you're all that and didn't register, those of us who did register and voted now declare that it is all your fault that they are putting us in these handbaskets on the greased rails. And don't ask me where they got the money for the baskets and rails when they can't write a bond issue that will pass to keep the schools, parks and roads up and running without leaving loopholes for graft big enough to put the circus through. Enough of that rant...

Seriously, folks, your vote counts. Just in the last election there were races that the decision was made by lot because the vote was dead even. There were other races in which voter fraud gave us "representatives" who were more interested in their own power and aggrandizement than in their constituents needs. Get out there and pull the lever, hang the chads, mark your ballot, let them know who you want to represent you or judge you or whether the bond issue is worth the pain of taxes.

The word of the day for November 4, 2008 is "elect" — Pronunciation: \i-'lekt\
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin electus
Date: 15th century

transitive verb 1 : to select by vote for an office, position, or membership [elected her class president]. 2 : to make a selection of [will elect an academic program]. 3 : to choose (as a course of action) especially by preference [might elect to sell the business].

Our quote of the day is from Robert Moses, On John V Lindsay as mayor of NYC, NY Times 8 Jan 1978:
If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you’re going to have a musical comedy administration.



  1. Well said hon. I've always said if you don't vote, you really don't have a voice to rant your opinions with. (Hugs)Indigo

  2. Good luck America with your new President :-)


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