Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Three Cheers For Election Day!



Did you know that there was a real Uncle Sam?  He's a very big deal up here as my city claims to be "the home of Uncle Sam."  He's even buried here.  Or so they say. 





I LOVE LOVE LOVE voting!  I registered at the library when I turned 17 (do they still encourage you to register a year before your birthday?) and could not wait to vote for the first time.  Though the first time I voted in person (rather than absentee) was the 2004 election.  And what a wretched result that turned out to be- recovery has yet to be seen (from my porch swing anyway).  Though living in DC, I did have the perk of going to several Inauguration events.  Once in a lifetime.  Even if you loath the winner.  Constitutionally the same and truly an amazing experience.  And cold.  Like really really cold.  Because of a snowstorm.  And nearly everything takes place outside.  Why we don't do that in May is beyond me.  Burr!




But this year, other than a few candidates, I really am not focused on the winners.  I am far more excited to know that 24 hours from now the insane amount of campaign ads running all over the air waves will come to an end.  Red or blue, that is a reason for everyone to celebrate.  I am so over listening to people being mean to each other.  I am not at all convinced they really help people make decisions. 




So cheers to an end of super duper crazy negativity!  For a few months anyway...

11 comments:

Pink Maple said...

I agree, I cannot wait to see the end of all these political ads (and it's my understanding they're not even as bad in Massachusetts as they are in some other states)! I fear that some people are making their voting decisions based on negative, frequently untruthful ads--a very scary thought!

Katiellirb said...

Sooo glad tomorrow is almost here - tomorrow being the end of negative ads. Although, I bet Christmas ads are right around the corner. Oh well...go vote!

Annie said...

Agreed - those political commercials get ridiculous. And they don't help anyone.

Glitterista said...

I agree! I voted this morning, but I am most excited to no longer have to fast forward through campaign commercials! ;)

ty said...

I hate that we're such a bipartisan country. It's so black or white in voting that no one pays attention to the fact that most issues are gray.

Grrr.

Ruth said...

I am with you on being over the ads. I was so happy to come home last night and not have a mailbox full of ads and a machine full of messages.
The cookies are to cute.

Paula said...

I am ready for the negative ads to end, too. Around here one candidate ran a negative campaign while the other never released a negative ad.

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

I love it too! I've been standing outside a polling location wearing a candidates shirt this morning. So fun to see the process in action!

thepreppyprincess said...

Love the pictures you found Miss Crocodile, especially the cookies! And we both love the physical act of going to vote, it just feels good.

Amen and hallelujah on the end of the ads!
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Telia said...

PPC! I've missed you. So happy to see your comment ;) So glad voting day is here... and ready to see what it intells!!

Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

Lily's Laundry Boutique said...

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