You’ve heard the phrase: make hay while the sun shines?
VOTE. Get out there and vote. Vote as if you life depended on it. If you are a regular on this blog, it probably does.
Vote if you’re in a deep red area and think your vote doesn’t count. Vote if you’re in a deep blue area and you think your vote doesn’t count. Vote if they call the election before you get out there. Vote. GET OUT THERE AND VOTE.
Yes the third box is woobly and leaky and the dereliction of duty of our journalists and educators (not to mention the invincible ignorance of both groups) means even non-fraudulent leftist votes are UNINFORMED. Which means we might not have a chance.
BUT it is NOT the fourth box. And we know what’s in the fourth. Pandora’s had nothing on it.
So vote while our flag is still there. Get your ass out there, stand in line if you have to, wear the face diaper if you have to, BUT VOTE.
According tot he suggestion of the Wallaby, this is an open thread for Election Day talk.
I probably won’t be back till tomorrow morning. Oh, who am I kidding? I tried that in 2016, and friends and kids started sending me texts around eight pm so I ended up crashing in on Steve and Melissa Green, and huddling in their living room, so I had someone to chatter nervously at.
I don’t know if history repeats itself, but if things are clear by the evening SOMEONE will text and I’ll know. Depending on the result, I might come here to chatter or just got to bed (I haven’t slept in weeks.) or to write a Don’t Jump Off the Ledge, We Need You, post. And pray not a repeat of 2012, where I was talking a friend off the ledge on my phone, another on private messaging, and two members of my own family in the house, all at the same time. This is not something you do to a depressive, btw. Force her to come up with and invent “upsides” to keep others from committing suicide.
I’m going to spend a few hours on my knees, praying to Himself the third box preserves the republic for now, and a fourth is not needed.
And then I’ll probably write a pride and prejudice variation, because it will keep me amused and doesn’t require a brain. (It’s fanfic. Not an insult to those who write it or read it, but it requires less brain than if I do the plotting and characters myself.)
And you mugs, GO VOTE. And then if you’re believers — or even if you’re not. The novelty might amuse Him into listening! — PRAY that when this election is done our flag is still there, and still stands for a Constitutional Republic devoted to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Go be Americans.