Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day


I try not to get too political on here (except when I am urging you to sign petitions for better gluten-free labeling (which is important regardless of political affiliation (and p.s. we got the required amount of signatures))).

But today is Election Day here in the good ol' US of A, and I would be lax to not mention it. Not like you haven't noticed, I'm sure. I don't know if I remember what it's like to watch television or listen to the radio without hearing some sort of political ad.

Me, with the President, back when he was just a Senator.

Despite the perpetual stream of "such and such approves this message" we've been hearing for months, I still gotta strongly encourage all of you registered voters to get out and do your civic duty. It doesn't matter who you vote for (although, it's pretty obvious who my guy is). What's important is that you go out and exercise the right and PRIVILEGE that people died for. It's so easy to get caught up in the negative campaign ads, or to zone out the white noise of anything political, since we're all pretty inundated with it, all the time. But when I went into my local polling place this morning, I was thinking about those women like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton who fought so hard to get everyone the right to vote.

So, you know, go do it. You'll probably get a sticker*.

*Unless you go to my polling place. Apparently, there was a rampant stream of irresponsible stickering that caused the election judges to put a ban on stickers. I may or may not have made my own.

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