Happy Birthday, Jodie!
Posted in Warm and Fuzzy
Forenoon watch, 5 bells (10:47 am)

Today is my sister Jodie's birthday!

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Trailer
Forenoon watch, 5 bells (10:45 am)

Here's the new Cinematic Titanic trailer for their holiday release I mentioned a few days ago:


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Election Day
Posted in General
Forenoon watch, 4 bells (10:28 am)

Today is that wonderful day where we exercise our sovereign right to vote against our most-hated candidate by choosing someone else that we don't like, but less than the other guy. Some dude changed his name to "Pro-Life" and was on the ballot as "Pro-Life, formerly known as blah blah" I don't remember his real name. He sounds like a rock star, though. Turns out he's a farmer. Yes, welcome to Idaho.

We also get to vote for long, confusing bills that have multiple pros and cons. There was a state bond for law enforcement facilities improvement. There was also a local .5% sales-tax hike for "property tax relief," of which half of the proceeds would go to the "Jail Project Fund." I like the idea of property tax relief, considering my property tax has nearly doubled in 7 years. But I also don't think approving two measures that go to the same basic purpose is a good way to spend my tax dollars.

The thing I'm most glad of is that for good or bad, it's over. The mudslinging will end and the pain of the tiresome, repetitive commercials telling you why you shouldn't vote for the other guy will fade away.

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