Tuesday, November 2, 2010

With Halloween out of the way, we get to move on to something scarier: Election Day.

In my neighborhood, garbage pick-up is on Wednesdays, which means we prepare for it the day before. Isn't it nice how Election Day and Garbage Night coincide?

Some people seem to perceive not voting as a form of protest. I just posted this as a reply to someone on Facebook, and I think it's worth repeating here:


The problem with that is, as far as I can tell, "no votes" aren't counted. Unless that somehow changes, the status quo votes will simply proceed without the non-voters, and the system will carry on with or without them. It seems to me that our best hope is for gradual change within the established system. So, yes, I vote, even if it is a lesser-of-two-(or-more)-evils choice.

More Election Day thoughts as they occur to me.

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