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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day Musings

Well first of all let me say that finding things to blog about aint always the easiest. Oh shure I could have got on here and ranted about my day at work or home for that matter, Hell it may even be therapeutic, but some things are just better left close to the vest.

So on to todays topic. I just returned from performing my Constitutionally granted Civic responsibility- VOTING! and as pulled up to my polling location "The First Church of Christ" Wondered to myself, self what ever happened to the "separation of church and state". I know some of you purists will say that we are only using their space. That may be true, but shouldn't it work  both ways? We can vote at a church but students can not chose to have a prayer at Graduation? God forbid some ones feelings may get hurt if they are forced to listen to a prayer. Students are given the option not to recite the "under God" phrase during the Pledge of Allegiance, so why can't they choose not to listen to that portion of the Graduation Ceremony? Or chose not to attend. I bring this all up because I do not have that option when it comes to where I vote. I must go to a church and cast my vote no matter how Ironic it truly is. I wont even go into the whole must provide a photo ID. part. But i do suppose this is a step up from my first voting experience. The year was 1984 and the polling place was at some ones garage down the street from the house. WOW! Did my vote for the late great Ronald Reagan actually count? Or is my ballot sitting in some box in some attic or crawl space some where on Astoria Dr.? We will never know. Ok i feel better maybe this therapeutic after all. LOL

No most of you who know me know I am quite the intelligent one, even though I may not always be the smartest one however. But my youngest one, Chris amazes me quite regularly with what he comes up with.
So here is the latest Christopherism:
The other day I was sitting on the porch tending to the smoker (my new favorite pastime), and Chris comes out with light switch and asks me for a screwdriver. Now of course my first thought is how did he take it out without one, which he did not do. He found it in a box in his room. So I had to ask him why he needed a screwdriver because I'm pretty sure all the switches in the house work. His response is "I need a screwdriver because I want to Reverse Engineer this switch". Now that is not quite as funny as the whole DNA one but very impressive none the less.

Well thats all from me today. Just one thing before I go. If you did not VOTE then I don't want to hear you complain. I will make an exception if you just couldn't bring yourself to vote at a church. LOL

P.S. I almost forgot you all can feed my Dr. Seuss fish by clickinh your mouse on the tank. LOL

3 comments:

  1. I love it!!! I didn't know you had a blog ....I just added you to my favorites so write away my dear brother in law.....:)
    By the way, I agree with what you said!!!!!

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  2. well here is my Cueism as my friends would say, i agree it is ironic that i cant openly speak my mind at goverment functions about my christian belief but the goverment has no problem spending my tax money to spend at a church so they can hold an election with a bunch of blue hair( no ofense to the blue hairs
    ) who have no clue and need coke bottles to see my name after staring 5 minutes at my license trying to verify that i am actually a registered card carring member of the independent party. They look at me like i am crazy becuase i am independent and dont fall into the republican or democrate party, do they explain how to use those machines to everyone or just us indepented thinking minds? i wonder becuase the man and women who claimed alligiance to those other parties didnt get a class on the machines like i did? or was i being discriminated becuase i am bald. I am really wishing i could live and vote in other states tonight, mary jane i would vote yes for let the pot heads pay taxes to the goverment for there weed like i pay for it on my tobacco, heck maybe they would put down the joint and actually find out what these poloticians are doing to our country, and then that dumb state that actually is voting to give the right to vote to people who are not U.S. ciitizens,, what was i willing to lay down my life for when i was in the Marines, oh ya it was for the american people and there right to live in a free nation, i dont think is signed up for all people living here who wants a free hand out. ok with all that said chris seems to understand our goverment already with the whole reverse thinking.

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  3. Well, youngsters,
    As the reigning matriarchal blue hair I feel I must weigh in. Yes, they show everyone how to use the machines - each election, since they started using them. The reason they appear so old is because most of them are, most are retired and volunteer to work at the polling locations, which are now churches because they need a large number of polling locations so you don't have to stand in line for several hours to cast your vote. Back in the day when I first voted, our polling places were schools. Now, because the world has gotten full of crazies no one can just walk onto a school campus, even if it is just to vote, without first signing in at the office. I think they still use garages in CA and yes, Mike your vote got counted. CA voters rejected the pot initiative - so much for that rant Jim. P.S. The churches donate their space.

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