The Election results…

Well, now that I’m out of school – I can return to my regular election activity: sitting at the desk greeting my neighbors and signing them in as they vote. Today at the polls was incredible. The results of early voting and the new mail in ballots resulted in 30% of the 1354 people in the two precincts I oversaw having their say before the polls even opened today. Usually we only have a 30% turn out. Today we had 68.61% voting. This really excited me. We had so many new voters, it was incredible. We did have one voter who insisted on casting a paper ballot instead of using the electronic machines. He gave us a synopsis of the Numb3rs episode where the elections were rigged from the level of the algorithm in the voting machines.

The more I think about it though, subtracting that 30% we only had 38.31% come to the polling place today, and that is about average.

My only comment on the election results comes from Benjamin Franklin…”When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

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Two of my dragons are sick…

I’ve fogged the sick ones until I can figure out how to make them better. I’ve named them too. I used either parents or grandparents names to create the new names. Yes, it’s a stereotypical Utah way of naming kids but it seemed appropriate for dragons.
So I have Nev’s Rose, Govnoran, Niadonis, and Haniyaka.

Just a thought from books I’m reading…

If you don’t have a overriding passion, every new idea will sway you and distract you so there is no focus.

I can see that in my own life, I can be passionate about everything and nothing. What I am passionate about this week may be passe’ next week. It probably explains my stack of unfinished projects. I started finishing ornaments last week and I have everything cut out and the padding glued but not one has been stitched together. The bookmark got finished; only because I did it waiting for the glue on the padding for the other ornaments to dry.

I’m sure there are other things in my life that suffer from my distraction. After all, I still haven’t sent back my husband’s CUB’s cap that is the wrong size.

Just a thought from books I’m reading…

If you don’t have a overriding passion, every new idea will sway you and distract you so there is no focus.