Early voting

We gathered together yesterday for the 1st day of early voting. Turn out was amazing. I stood together with my son and husband, and waited our turn to cast our ballot. The line wrapped around the building, but moved quickly.

There was a spirit of excitement and enthusiasm in the line. The election officials were accommodating , and efficient.

We even saw Air-force 1 fly over carrying The President to his Rally here in Houston. The Toyota Center holds less than 30,000 people. Over 100,000 requested tickets, and over 150,000 made their way downtown and watched as a community on the jumbo screens placed to share the event with the massive overflow crowd. There was no violence in the crowd, which is a relief considering what happens in Oregon, Washington, and New York to people wearing anything with MAGA on it.

I really don’t care what you think of President Trump, I respect the office, and his ability to get things done, and I’m immensely grateful that I get to vote. I don’t condone violence if you don’t agree with me, nor would I hate you for it. That being said, any ugly comments will be removed from the site. Be cordial, or be quiet.

20 thoughts on “Early voting

    • You are always so nice, and logical. I’m not Democrat or Republican. I’m more of a Libertarian, and definitely an ‘anti-crook’ voter. We have a candidate running whose been convicted and served time twice, vandalism, breaking and entering. Plus DWI, and fleeing the scene of an accident.
      I really think that if you’ve been convicted of a crime, you shouldn’t be able to run for office.

      • I agree with that. But you know, I don’t trust ANY of them. The term “public servant” is extinct. The ads all speak about how bad the other guy, or girl, is and says zero about what their plan may be if elected. They all seem to be corrupt. I’m a dyed in the wool Dem, but I trust none of them either. I used to be so politically active, some may have even referred to me as an activist. Now, though, I’m just sick of them all. I still vote, but I’m one cynical dude about politics these days. I’ll refrain from bashing the current administration, even though I could go on for pages about it, but let’s say the previous election this circus since has been the icing on my cynical cake. It’s all pretty embarrassing. As for MAGA stuff, I think America was pretty fucking great to begin with. Selling hats with that logo, that are made in China, isn’t gonna make it any better.

      • Like the dude said in Hunt For Red October: “I’m a politician, so that means when I’m not kissing babies, I’m stealing their lollipops…”. No truer words have ever been spoken. 😏

      • Do you think there is a deal, like in Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy where the president has to give up his 2nd head to Hava? You can’t go to DC as an elected official unless you check your brain, and scruples at the border?

      • The brains of the politicians work just fine. They’re getting richer and richer. It’s the voters i worry about. We let this shit go on and on and on while these asshats laugh all the way the way to the bank. It’s pathetic. I haven’t voted for an incumbent in a general election but twice, Clinton and Obama. Every other one I’ve voted against the career politician. There should be term limits on Congress too.

      • Oh, and PACs and Super PACs need contribution limits. Our professional organization went to lobby on a state constitutional amendment. We couldn’t see our STATE Senator without a 5 figure contribution. We got the “aid” who took notes and thanked us for our visit and concern. We never got a response from the senator’s office, and he voted “present” for our concern.
        We can’t be a representative republic if our representatives are bought and paid for and we get no representation. I’m getting worked up now… jeesh. I’m breathing in and breathing out. Whew.

      • All these people who get rah rah, attend these stupid pep rallyesque campaign stops, ala the one you mentioned being in Houston, and cheer and sliver themselves over some lying, sack of shit candidate/incumbent have lost their minds. Don’t they realize these asshats don’t give two shits about them? They cheer and woo and piss themselves like they’re cheering for a sports team. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!! Whew, I’d right. Now I’m all fired up. The whole scene makes me wanna puke.

    • His best line of the night, “We produce jobs, they produce mobs”.
      I always wonder over the violence in the protests. There hasn’t been very many rallies in the last year where people haven’t been beaten, sent to the hospital, or chased down by protesters while the police look on. It’s terrible.

      • So true. Violence and intimidation, thuggery, lying, finger pointing, double standards, the politics of today like the turn of the 19th century with Yellow Journalism, riots, turf wars, political bosses, graft, and intimidation. Something has to change, and it will come from the people who have had enough of the crooks.
        The 7000 people marching to the border from Honduras just might be the final straw. That situation is a powder keg.

  1. I voted and I was proud to do so. It is a privilege we absolutely can not take for granted. If you like the direction the country is going, vote. If you disagree, vote. The vote is the strongest voice we have in a republic.

      • One of many problems in our country. Call it what you like, we need to teach our children about our form of government and the sacrifices that have been made and are being made to maintain the freedoms and rights we enjoy. Morality, ethics, and civility seem to also seem to have been shown the door, and sadly most of our politicians don’t show leadership in these areas.

  2. We had elections here yesterday as well, for mayor and consellors. It’s so important to vote and express our opinion, but sadly lots of people don’t give value to the right to vote.

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