Election Day

A few links to sites about the voting that is going on in the United States today. Here is one in Spanish, I followed a link and followed a link and found La Nation’s Website with a blog attached. Here is a link to the local newspaper for Thurston County Washington (also read by people […]


Tomorrow, November 4, is election day in the United States. Assuming you are a registered voter, please DO VOTE! If you are not eligible to vote, remind your friends and neighbors! Democracy works best when all eligible citizens participate to the best of their abilities. I have my ballot, ready to put in the collection […]

Good Voting Records

Well, they won’t all vote, but at least about 75% of the people in my state who are eligible are at least registered. Here’s a link to the news story about it. Applause for the people who are registered… forgive me for not holding my breath to wait for you to actually exercise your right. […]

More about Voting

I followed a link and followed a link. Thanks, Fran, for pointing this out. Here is the original video from myspace.com Don’t Vote! A note to citizens of the United States who have internet access but no fixed address… by the provisions in the United States Constitution you can still vote for president, and in […]

VOTING and registering

In order to vote in elections in the United States, citizens must first register. This helps ensure that only qualified votes (citizens of legal age who have not had this right revoked for legal reasons) are cast. Today, October 4, is the last day Washington state residents (who must also be citizens of the United […]


I don’t usually post on politics, but my preferred presidential candidate has stepped down.  I am looking for the “next-best” now…  and reviewing the options that remain. So, let’s talk politics a bit: What makes for a good leader? What is the difference between campaigning and doing the job? What sort of qualifications should one […]

Update on School Levy Amendment

I woke this morning to learn that the levy is considered to be passing with a growing lead. That lead amounts to less than 1% still… 50.3668% in favor and 49.6332% opposed. I will not hold my breath, but will wait until the measures are certified in a few weeks. Meantime, I received a comment […]

The Importance of Education

warning: the following post contains a long rant… You may recall that I wrote a post earlier this month about voting, about the importance of participation in the whole electoral process. You may also recall that I wrote specifically about HJR 4204, an amendment to the state constitution that would allow a majority of people […]

Doing What’s Right — Not What’s Easy

Well, the General Election is today. Our county is an “all-mail” elections process now, so all voters received ballots a couple weeks ago. Ballots need to be mailed by today to be counted. I think Tom is going to just drop ours off at a drop box in the city where he works. I actually […]

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