There never been an election day in Minnesota that I can remember that was as nice as this one! NEVER have I been able to walk the mile or so to my polling place in shirt sleeves at 8:30 in the morning. Unbelievable. It was 62 degrees this morning. If this is a side effect of Global Warming, I’m going to have a tough time arguing against it. Then again this is Minnesota and we’ve had snow already too. Our next snow fall is scheduled for Friday. See if that gets delivered.
I walked down to my place and happily cast my ballot. If you’ve read this space over the last decade, how I voted is a surprise to know one so I’ll leave it at that, other than to say I did vote for the Independence Party candidate for Senator. No Mad Al Franken and No Dirty Norm.. instead I’ll take my chances on the unknown guy. I did have on interesting experience down at the polls. One of the election judges down there made the comment that “there’s been some stories about me locally, that I’ve changed sides..” Where in the hell would that be coming from? Is that why I’ve not been contacted to help with any campaigns?
Well, for the record I haven’t changed sides. I happily cast my ballot for all the Democratic Party candidates, with the exceptions of the idiot..
When it came to all the district judges, water commissioners, soil conversation district members, school board folks and garden club presidents I pass. Funny thing, when you do your research on those positions, which I do because for some reason people come talk to me about who and how to vote, there’s NOTHING to talk about these. It’s as if these elections don’t matter. Fact is, when 2/3rds of them are running solo, it doesn’t matter. Still I did find myself researching some school board positions for people in Minneapolis, since at the office I had people coming by. the only thing I could recommend is that you NOT vote for any school board members who homeschool their kids. Those people are running for only for a couple reasons 1) they want money from the state for their little private schools, 2) the want access to something, like sports teams or laboratory time.. something where the want to use the tax payers facilities while they’re protesting against it or lastly 3) they’re trying to corrupt the education system by introducing creationism or abstinence training or some other bullshit into the public schools.
I’m on the record time and time again that if you go to school in Kansas, and have been thought the there is no such thing as dinosaurs or that dinosaurs and cavemen co-existed.. you should be precluded from attending any University except M’Oral Roberts.. If I’m the dean of a school.. that’s my order.
Speaking of schools.. the Jock got his first acceptance letter from a real university yesterday… Missouri School of Science and Technology aka Missouri School of Mines. So, he’s going somewhere. We’re waiting on Michigan Tech and Colorado School of Mines.
I digress. I might want to investigate Missouri a bit more to make sure that’s not sum Fundie run school.
The election is over, back to back to back to back ads for Norm Coleman and Al Franken, one after the other all day, every day.. will be refreshing. Thank G-d this is over and I’m hoping the good guys win..