This one really hits really close to home…
A website where you can put in your address to see what will be on your ballot. This is especially handy for the referendum questions.
I haven’t voted yet. Massachusetts does have early voting but I like voting on election day. I’ve never stood in line longer than a few minutes at my polling station and I have no place else to be so am willing to stand in line all damn day if that’s what it takes. (I guess if you really want to get critical, yeah, if I die today we will have missed out on one extra blue vote in an overwhelmingly blue state) We’ve been hearing a lot about how this may be the most important vote of our lifetime. And I agree. Trump has been an ignoramus and has stoked the flames of racism more than any politician at this level. He has no basis in reality to the point where he ends up believing his lies. He is the ultimate con man and we are at the mercy of whatever whim goes through his self-serving brain.
I am voting a straight Democratic ticket*. The GOP has proven time and again that they will not put up any speedbumps in Trump’s path. They are perfectly fine with the lies, scams, petty name-calling, racism, child kidnapping, and any other horrors that Trump & Co. come up with on a daily basis. They have thrown themselves in with Trump and now must pay the price, or collect the reward depending on how many active voters in the USA are perfectly fine being lied to daily. We will find out after tomorrow. I’m not sure what the Dems will do if they take back the House. Impeachment sounds far off still. They can curb some of his shittier instincts at the very least. I just truly believe that right now Trump has us on the road to fascism and the only chance we have to at least slow him down is putting down some speed bumps.
I haven’t been looking at any polls. When I see a headline about a poll I just gloss over it. They don’t matter to me and shouldn’t to you. You have a voice on Tuesday and let’s turn it up full volume.
*In MA we do have a Republican Governor (Charlie Baker) who is actually doing a fairly decent job and in any other state, would practically be a Democrat. I don’t care. I’m sure Gov. Baker will run for Pres at some point as a Republican and will make a mad dash to the right like Mittens did. I cannot in good conscience vote for any R after the shitshow they have put on over the last two years. (longer actually but my god, Trump is the worst of all time)
I need to get back to Italy as soon as possible.
Sorry I haven’t been around much this week. I’ve had some adulting to do.
So I’m throwing it to Dana and Dodger to pick up the slack for my laziness:
Not a cat, but another photo of my dog, Dodger. He’s an American Staffordshire Terrier/Border Collie mix (with a little cattle dog thrown in for good measure). He’s smart, athletic, vigilant, and with me and my husband, a total goofball and lovebug. He had a rough start to life– was raised and trained in a women’s prison in Washington state. I adopted him through a shelter when he was 1.5. He’s now 7. He’s a complex dog in that he is wary of strangers, mostly children and other men. He seems to love women. But once he figures out you’re trustworthy, you are a friend FOR LIFE. He has also been given permission to bite of Trump’s tiny hands if he ever encounters him.