Tuesday, November 04, 2008

vote Early, Vote Often

The talking heads on TV keep talking about how this is going to be record voter turnout. So I woke up early and headed for the polls at 5:45 AM... and there was a line...

But it wasn't too bad of a line. The polls opened at 6 AM and I cast my vote at 6:50, fulfilling my civic duty.

While I was standing in line there was a stout lady in front of me. She said she was from New York and she certainly talked and talked and talked like one. But it helped pass the time as she offered her opinion on everything in the world. After voting, I looked her way, gave her a nod and told her to have a nice day. When I arrived home and got out of my car, I still heard her voice. "You're my neighbor?"


The lady I had talked actually live on the opposite block of townhouses where I live. I've been living here for over 8 years now and have never met her. It took Decision '08 to meet a new/old neighbor.

Go figure.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Remember to Vote

Keep in mind that you should vote. There was a time when many people I knew said they thought their vote didn't count anyway. "I'm only one vote. What's the dif?" Well, it's a big "dif". If everyone said that, no one would vote. It is you right and your obligation. I don't care who you vote for, or who you support. But the person who goes to the White House will determine the way our future plays out. So please vote.

But I'm getting worried. I'm busy enough as it is, but now I have to stand in line for hours, maybe? Why doesn't Virginia have early voting like other sane states? Is this like the old fashion Poll Tax that prevented poor Blacks from voting back in the day? Now the working poor are forced to take half a day from work in order to vote.

I swear, if I have to wait more than a couple of hours, I'm gonna write to my congressman. I thought Tim Kaine--VA governor--was Obama's buddy? I would have thought that he'd figure out ways to increase the number of polling places and invest in new voting machines, or keep the poll places opened longer--as it is, its 6 AM to 7 PM. I go to sleep aroun 4 or 5 AM anyway; maybe I'll just stay up and be the first one to vote.


Sunday, November 02, 2008

Early Voting