Thoughts from the Front
9 and 1/2 hours. Yes really. About two of it in the rain.
I hate democracy.
No, seriously, I really do. I particularly hate the cheapass prideful meddlesome version practiced around these parts.
I will never, again, in my life, set foot in a polling station in Ohio. I have plans for every election day as long as I draw breath. Those plans are "not letting you cheap bastards bend me over again."
And yet, to all the folks screeching about disenfranchisement and conservative plots and the entrenched power structure, let me remind you of a basic principle: never blame on malice what is more easily blamed on gross incompetence. Yes, someone on the Board of Elections said "Gawrsh golly gee, Andy, registrations sure are up in lil' ol' Gambier! Think we should buy us another one of them newfangled voting machines?"
And Andy said "Well, Gomer, first of all, they ain't all that newfangled anymore, and they'd cost us a pretty penny. Better not go spending the taxpayers' money and sacred trust. How would we look if they don't turn out!"
Central Ohio: It's not the hate, it's the stupidity.