In case you weren’t aware – it's Election Day
I’m keeping a list of Election Day blogs to visit over on the sidebar – right on top
If you want to be included just let me know
Visit Matt-Man. Why? Because he’s Matt-Man.
And go over to Diane M’s place and let her know if you want to be part of tomorrow’s virtual celebration.
The Best Time to Vote
Do not delay voting.
The best time is immediately after breakfast. Look over your ballots carefully, and then go and deposit them. Polls open at 6.
Remember this year that you vote for a President.
Published: November 7, 1876
Copyright © The New York Times
I assume no one needs to be reminded that we’re voting for a President this year.
I’m voting right after my breakfast of coffee and cigarettes.
According to saveur.com:
JOHN MCCAIN, Republican presidential nominee, Arizona senator: Coffee, cereal, and fruit.
BARACK OBAMA, Democratic presidential nominee, Illinois senator: Four to six eggs, potatoes, and wheat toast. Every now and then, fruit, bacon, and oatmeal.
Source of "Vote Early and Often"
The cynical phrases "Vote early -- and often" and "Vote early -- and vote often" are variously attributed to three different Chicagoans: Al Capone, the famous gangster; Richard J. Daley, mayor from 1955 to 1976; and William Hale Thompson, mayor from 1915-1923 and 1931-1935. All three were notorious for their corruption and their manipulation of the democratic process. It is most likely that Thompson invented the phrase, and Capone and Daley later repeated it.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. ~Bill Vaughan
I’m trusting this is less of a problem this year!
In a sad turn of events – Senator Obama’s Grandmother – the woman who raised him - died yesterday.
This is part of a statement released by the Senator and his sister:
"It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.
Peaceful journey Mrs. Dunham.
I saw this video on my local news last night. I really like these kids.
And finally here’s a speech by my favorite ‘American By Choice’
It’s about 8 minutes long but he is wonderful to listen to.
I’ll be back later today after I vote.