Well, here we go, it's Monday, and it's raining, and I have to spend 6 hours at the store (from 10 - 4). While working is no longer the fun it used to be, I haven't reached the point where I abhor sitting at the flooring desk. Actually, the only issue I'm having at present is the app we use to punch in. That's right, punch cards are gone. Typing in your id number is done only as a last resort, mostly because the touch screen is slow. And the app, which we've been using for over a year, has recently been updated. Sometimes it connects through Wi-Fi, and other times you need to turn the Wi-Fi on your phone off. What a pain in the ass.
I'm getting my car inspected tomorrow. This is important, since it always happens around this time every year. Why? Because I wait at the dealership, and while I'm waiting, I begin the editing process of the next book. So, while the mechanics are making sure my lights flash, and my horn honks, I'll be making notes and writing in changes in The Body Under Ice. No spoilers here, but it's quite different. I mean, what does the population of a town which is basically a seasonal tourist attraction do in the off season?
And for those who don't know.
This is because a lot of Americans believe that the opposing party is trying desperately to destroy a way of life.
All you have to do is look at pictures, or watch videos of a Trump rally to realize that most election deniers are white people. And not only are they trying to be your governors and senators, they want to be your local council members. Only you can point your town council in the direction you want them to go. Conservatives and Christian nationalists desperately want to tell you how to live your life, and they will do this by passing local ordinances which effect you in ways you may not like. Say Strip Clubs. Conservative members of your town council may vote to change to zoning laws to either limit their hours, or shut them down. Or, how about that nice tree lined view from your bedroom balcony? Your council members may choose to change the zoning for that view from pastoral to residential, where now you get to look across the road at someone else's balcony, or even worse, they might vote to make it commercial, where all those trees which enhance your view are turned into a strip mall. Democracy is about having a voice in how you live your life. Change is inevitable, but voting lets you at least try to manage how those changes happen.
I’m trying hard to not be nervous about the upcoming elections…but mostly I am worried.ReplyDelete
That's because everybody and his brother is pumping out a poll and every media outlet cherry picks.Delete
I too I'm trying not to think about the election too much, but I have a feeling that Republicans are going to take the house back.ReplyDelete
That's because they are relentless in their advertising.Delete
The Repug machine is in high gear here and you would not believe the fuckery. The lies, the misrepresentation, the fear. And the MAGAts eat it up. Hopefully people of color and most women will show up.ReplyDelete
I have yet to look at polls. I'm weary of them.
The Republican propaganda machine is in overdrive with lies. They are a party of pure hatred and no values.Delete
Vote.Vote Blue.Speak up.ReplyDelete
Honestly, I don't know how this thing is going to end up[.ReplyDelete