Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Get Out and Vote, Already!


It's Election Day in America!
Have you voted?





If you haven't, 
I encourage you to get out and vote already!

We live in an amazing country
where voting is now ridiculously easy.



Commemorative Stamp

It wasn't always so.


Newspaper Clipping


Here in Colorado, yesterday,
I sat with my election materials,
savored a strong, hot cup of coffee,
and comfortably, thoughtfully voted.

Then I drove to my nearby polling place
and dropped off my ballot.



Voting in Juba


In some countries, citizens risk death
for the privilege of voting;
but, here we take often take our right to vote for granted.



Voting in Afghanistan, 2011


I don't care what your political persuasion is,
I think it is an important responsibility
for each and every American to vote.
And may the best person or side of an issue win.

I don't believe for a moment
that your vote and mine don't count.



Voting in Guines, 2007


But I do believe that if you don't get out and vote
you have no right to whine the morning after.

A number of important races are very, very close
here in Colorado and in other places.

It all comes down to the ground game.
Of course, I hope that my candidates
are winning the ground games.

But if who and what I voted for don't win,
the sun will still come up tomorrow.

I had my vote, 
and 2016 is just around the corner.
Then I can stand up and be counted again
by voting for what I believe in.
That's the beauty of America.



Here's a little humor to lighten the day:























Go!  Vote!


24 comments:

  1. Even if both suck, should vote indeed at ones feed. But nope, didn't vote, too far a drive for me lol and I'd have to deal with border guards

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    1. Haha! I'm glad you're for making a choice, even if it's the lesser of two evils!

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  2. You are so right about voting. As you said, In certain parts of the world it isn't so easy. Our elections are next year here in the UK and I will vote. I complain about politicians etc but i will still seek our who i consider the best choice and vote.
    Loved your funnies , they did make me laugh!!

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    1. Thanks, Dawna! I'm glad you enjoyed the funnies ~ and how wonderful to hear that term from my Canadian past. Have a good one!

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    1. I'm glad that you did, Debra! The earliest polls close in about six minutes ~ It's hysterical listening to the media talking heads! It's going to be an interesting and long evening! I hope yours is great!

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    1. Way to go, Alex!!! Have a good evening!

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  5. I voted! You are so right, it is a privilege and our duty to vote, our vote counts and shapes our nation. Love the cartoons. :)

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    1. Yay, Michelle! I'm glad that you enjoyed the cartoons! Have a good one!

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  6. Even if the Republican get the Senate, I'll be happy if Mitch McConnell loses his seat.

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    1. Everyone will be waiting to see how it all turns out! Happy evening to you!

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  7. Done! Early this morning. You are right--it's a priviledge.

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    1. Way to go! I do think it is important!

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  8. I wish it were really true that it's easy for everyone to vote. I know some black people who have been turned away from their polling places for no reason other than they are black. Even here in the U.S., we have to be vigilant about voting rights.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I know that it is still hard for some people, Janie! We all have to stand up for voting rights for all of our citizens. I am passionate about that!

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  9. I voted yesterday. I also read through the election handbook thingy. I like that they mail that out. It was really helpful in understanding both sides of the issues.

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    1. Yay, Dreaming! I like that blue voting book too. I use it every time because it's so helpful. And I do want to know everything I can learn about the issues. Happy evening to you!

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  10. I have always voted since I turned 18! That was a few years ago!!
    I think it's terrible, the percentage of American voters, it needs to be much higher!!

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    1. Good for you, Kay! I've voted ever since I became an American in 1999. Take care!

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  11. Hahaha! I love the cartoons, especially the 'turkey picking'! Leave it to Maxine...

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    1. Hi Martha! Maxine is spot on! She makes me laugh! Happy hump day!

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  12. What a great attitude to have Louise! No matter what the outcome. I thought the same thing today.....life will go on for us.

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    1. Life will go on, Jim! Some things no one will be able to turn the tide on! One day, one step, at a time! Thank God the political calls have stopped! Yes! Have a great evening!

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