Tuesday, November 02, 2004

10:39 am


Justice, Mason and I just got back from our polling place (the local fire station). There was a line -which there never usually is...though in all fairness this is the first time I have voted there for a Presidential election. Justice wore full camos (Mason got them for his 4th B-Day -which was yesterday) with Bush pins on the lapels. Mason wore his W'04 hoodie. I, of course, had my 'Love Ya Dubya' pin on my purse. This was a good move --it was the first time I wasn't inundated with papers that I immediately throw away...who comes to the polls unsure of what lever they are pulling? This time your lucky Senator Specter...I voted straight Republican (I considered voting for Jim Clymer -a real conservative running on the Constitution Party, but Joe Hoeffel must be beaten and Specter can do it) . Tesco was gone before I woke up, but his signature was in the book --I was glad to see he voted early. Many compliments in the line to Justice indicated a strong Bushie turnout (signs in our neighborhood indicate a pretty fair split). I have a dilemma that I will pose later in the day regarding a 'Wear Purple for Peace' day at Justice's elementary school tomorrow...*sigh*
I will be blogging in semi-real time today...as the mood strikes, news arises and to keep me from climbing the walls...
For now, I leave you with this...Yesterday John Kerry said:
If you see a bright future for America -vote for me and we will change the direction... *hmmmm* So, he will change it to a darker America? Finally, he tells the people the truth!

25 comments:

Phil Dillon, Prairie Apologist said...

Here in "Red State" Kansas the line were long. This is very unusual. I live in a heavily Republican county and folks seem to be energized here.

It's hard to say what the outcome will be. I hope and pray for the best.

I've done my part, yhou've done yours. Now all we can do is wait for the results.

Jack said...

Do you have any idea how fucked up that kid is going to grow up to be?

Aunt Bitchy said...

Jack:

I would appreciate it if you would not use the "f" word when referring to my nephew. Considering at age 5 he is probably more educated than you seem to be...
I am sure you could have found a different way to express your opinion...RELAX okay...it is only a website.

ALa said...

Jack: I must admit...my arrow teetered on the little trash can next to your comment for a minute or so...BUT, we here on the right ACTUALLY believe in free speech. BUT warning: say whatever you want to me -but don't talk shit about my kids or it will be erased. I left it because you don't know my kids and you don't know that they live their lives in costumes --I didn't plan this as a grand political scheme. I have taken 'Flash' to the supermarket and 'Batman' to the drug store and today was 'Army Man'...Don't be bitter that I chose to have and raise my children and that the left is systematically aborting future Democrats at a rate of 3,000 a day...

McWizard said...

The turnout in Texas is massive as well.The last time I saw lines like this was when we elected GW governor. What was truly amazing was the early voter turnout. There have never been lines I would consider significant for early voting here in Williamson County but this election there were long lines every day for all seventeen days. Last Friday, the last day, there were waits for up to two hours and by three in the afternoon there was a constant line of an estimated 300 people. Thank God for excellent weather as the poll closed at 8:00 and there was still a line that took half an hour to get into the building. I saw only a few people I would consider Gen-Xers. Most were obviously older than mid thirties and very well behaved.

ALa I too am a big Hannity fan and spend most afternoons in the backyard with Sean on the radio up loud. My Democrat neighbors, who used to hang around in King of the Hill style, won't speak to me now. Too bad. This to shall pass. But since my daughter moved back home getting ready to buy her house (twenty-one and buying a house, I'm so proud) her friends hang around too so I have people to talk politics with that are much more important than middle age hippies. The discussions have been cordial and heated but have resulted in what may be my crowning achievement as a parent. Friday afternoon she came home with her "Posse" in tow and they informed me that they early voted. Straight Republican Ticket. It may be a moot thing in Texas considering the President will carry the state but there are new congressional districts and we will get two more Republican Representatives here in central Texas if they prevail.
God Speed,
Beto

Kat said...

Voted this Am. Got up early. No lines. Very helpful. Easy. What is there to say? I looked up all the issues and wrote down my list of candidates and votes, took it to the poll. took me 5 minutes I really liked the ballot. Simple ballot. Just use a pencil and color in the box like high school testing.

Phil Dillon, Prairie Apologist said...

Jack

Your vulgarity unmasks you.

Where I come from the polite term for folks you you is "cranial rectal inversion."

If you need help pulling we've got lots of tractors out here.

Tom said...

Last week, students in my morning English class asked me directly, "Who are you voting for?" [No, they didn't say, "For whom will you be voting," thanks be to God.] Not one to play coy, I told them directly. They wanted to discuss it, and so we did. In the course of the discussion, some students asked if I had seen Fat Boy 9-11 and how could I vote for Bush after all of the allegedly damning information in that (ahem) documentary. I told them that Moore's opus had pretty much been debunked and if any of them were interested in reading the rebuttals to his nonsense I would be glad to bring it in. Not one student said that he or she wasn't interested.

Anyway, the discussion continued, during which I made the case for Bush's re-election, and learned that the students, 99% of whom were either Black or Hispanic, had no idea why they were voting for Kerry other than he was a Democrat and they had this vague notion that Democrats do more for minorities - Powell, Rice, Sanchez et al notwithstanding. By the end of the discussion, a few students said I'd convinced them to vote for Bush others said that I had given them food for thought.

Today, I was notified by the English Department that another instructor at the college had found my behavior "inappropriate." It seems that a student from the above-described class told her psychology instructor that I had taken an election poll in the English class, asking students who they were voting for, and after finding out they were all voting for Kerry, "convinced" all of them that they should vote for Bush. The student was "upset" that I have changed everyone's mind.

This is what liberals have done to our higher education system.

Of course, had I merely reaffirmed everyone's choice of Kerry, there would have been no complaint, and it would have been completely appropriate.

Jericho Brown said...

Tom: You're right. Everyone's out to get you.

You guys are scared. I can smell the fear. Welcome to a land run by the literate.

The G-man said...

Jack - If anything, that boy will grow up with the idea that serving his nation is noble. As such it will be he, who protects your progeny's lazy, entitlement-issue ridden carcasses from the bad men who wish to do them harm! Then it'll be your offspring who will call him a baby killer when he returns to the nation he protected.

Tom said...

Jericho Brown:

Nothing I could say would mitigate the fact you really believe what you post.

Tom said...

Re Jack's comment:

I think you're all taking the wrong approach to Jack's comment. Simply ask him why he thinks the boy will be "fucked up" when he grows up.

There's nothing funnier than a liberal attempting to explain his opinions.

Tom said...

By the way, who still sells those plastic machine guns?

Any of you guys out there old enough to remember the Mattel Thompson submachine gun modeled on the one Vic Morrow carried in the TV series Combat?

Or how about Johnny 7, the seven weapons in one?

Then there was the Civil War cannon, Johnny Reb, which fired plastic cannon balls you loaded into the muzzle with a plastic plunger. With the right elevation, you could nail your sibling right in the head from the far of the living room.

There aren't any fun toys anymore.

McWizard said...

Tom,
When my Mom passed away I found a box of stuff she kept for me that included my "Sgt. Chip Saunders" Mattel Thompson and the trigger clicker still worked. Too cool.

The Cassandra Page said...

You voted in Philadelphia? Did you vote in one of the precincts with the rigged voting machines? Please spread the word on this story so that we might find whatever other fraud there is before the day is out.

ALa said...

Tom:
I didn't let him bring the machine gun to the polling place (though he begged)LOL. The man's best friend also got him cap guns...*grrrr* they are loud and they stink...

TCP: No one that lives here is surprised at corruption in Philly voting. You should have seen what happened in the last election for Mayor...baseball bats, union thugs pulling people out of their houses, threats... The rest of the country just can't understand how commonplace this is here. I know it's frustrating but in a city CONTROLLED by the labor unions -there is nothing to be done...

The G-man said...

I grew up in PA. At that time there was also a good deal of mafia shinanigans around election time too.

Vadergrrrl said...

Hey sweetie. Great pics. I think your totally rad, even though we have different politics.

Your kiddo doesnt look to happy in this photo. Its one of those photos he will look back on years from now and say... "thanks mom" lol. very cute.

I also say this. Look at those photos of your sons again and think HOW you would feel if they were REALLY soldiers in Iraq. Its pretty scary to know someone you love can die at any moment.

That is the fear that I live with.

Tom said...

McWizard:

I can't remember, though ... Did the Mattel Thompsons have the muzzles that "sparked" when you pulled the trigger?

Tom said...

Looks like McWizard and I are two of the select few here who actually remember John Kerry lying before congress in '71.

ALa said...

Vader: hey girl...
Actually the 'serious' face was his idea...he informed me that 'cool army men' don't smile! LOL He is now in a Ninja costume and upset that I haven't taken and picture! :)
p.s. your little man is quite the looker!

Tom & McWizard:
I remember the real GI Joes that were bigger than Barbies with the real crew cuts and metal dog tags...but I was born in '71... :)

Vadergrrrl said...

lol
your handsome kiddo is absolutely right. real army men dont smile for photos. very, very true.

my grrrlfriend is in the army and she was so pissed by the photos of jessica lynch. she said "she looked like a barbie, your not supposed to smile in army photos". she is right. why is it that some women smile in army photos? trying to look cute or what? this isnt a beauty pagent here.

enjoy the rest of your night my yin/yang sistah. you can rest assured that you have been an outstanding role model. im so proud that there are women like you online. see not all smart and educated women think alike. your a refreshing breath of fresh air. and your real.

thanks again for your support of our troops. i so appreciate that. *big hugs*

McWizard said...

Tom, The Mattel has a flywheel that jacks when you pull the trigger and drives a red plastic tube in and out the end of the barrel supported by the muzzle flash suppressor. It also has a clacker that goes rat-a-tat in time with the red tips action. I saw some on ebay a minute a go.

PunkAssBitch said...

hey...DITTO to what Vader just said...I concur :-)

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enjoy the rest of your night my yin/yang sistah. you can rest assured that you have been an outstanding role model. im so proud that there are women like you online. see not all smart and educated women think alike. your a refreshing breath of fresh air. and your real.

ALa said...

Hey Vader & PAB:
Thanks girls (or grrrls)...I think it says a lot about this country that here in the blogsphere we can find common ground even on the night of such a heated and emotional election. I think that rocks!
PAB: I want to see pics of your little ones!
The Man keeps joking that this is the last night for my site...but as Gloria once said...I will survive! LOL (Ok, the stress is getting to me...)
The Man told me about the post on your site...check this out A Gay Conservative Blogger...go figure...