November 04, 2008

where's my damn sticker

I voted this morning on the way to work and I have to say that, as usual, it fills me with awe to contemplate the miracle of representative democracy.  I have a reasonably well developed sense of history and I know that the peaceful transition of power is a huge aberration in the course of human events.  I do think it's a miracle and I feel blessed and blessed again that I am living in a country and during a time when I can vote. 

I DID NOT GET AN I VOTED STICKER - I AM REALLY PEEVED ABOUT THIS - THE POINT OF VOTING BEFORE WORK IS TO GET THE STICKER AND THROW IT IN PEOPLE'S FACES!  Ahem.  Fine now. 

Here's some random observations from PA and from the area including PA10 and PA11  - my polling place was moving briskly but was not jammed.  I was in and out in 5 minutes.  I was voter 172 which isn't too bad considering polls had only been open about an hour.  There was an Obama poll watcher there but he was being polite and actually was opening the door for everyone.  He didn't seem to be doing any actual poll watching from what I could tell. 

The biggest battle in my little municipality is actually over a local referendum to add 2 more supervisors.  I would not be surprised if there was violence over this, this is really a fight between two families who haaaaaaate each other.  Small town politics ftw!

Here at work 4 people voted early and breezed in and out, 3 voted early and had a small delay and 1 person called in running late because she's still in line.  I have no idea what any of that means. 

I'm going to try not to be a crack addict about checking here and at the Moron In Chief's but I know I'm going to be.  That's because I'm surrounded by huge Obama supporters and y'all might be my only hope not to strangle people with my bare hands.

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