What is your "ISSUE"?
What are you waiting for? Are you serious? REALLY?
You may not think have made up your mind but you just need to see it in plain english. I won't try to paraphrase here. I only offer you the oppoortunity to see for yourself that there is really only one reasonable and thoughtful choice to make on Tuesday.
Follow me over JUMP!
I have always paid attention to the choices in national and local elections. I have always kept an open mind and have never been a dem or repub ticket voter...I honestly have voted for dems 90+% of the time but that is just because of the nominee not the party.
My husband is a diffrent story. He is very anti-politcal. He still thinks that all politicians are crooked and on the take from any and all if they thin kit is to their benefit. He never bothered to vote until I forced the issue by refusing to let him have any say in ANYTHING political because he didn't vote. It took several years but I can now proudly say he is quite vocal. In 2004 he was very unhappy with either Bush or Kerry so he decided he would cast his vote for the candidate our children were supporting. At the time our son was 16 and our daughter was 11. They were both supporting Kerry. He took the time to vote and made his vote for them, Kerry.
I am sure this diary wil be lost in the plethora of VP Biden (?) diaries in the next few hours and days but I feel very strongly that all states, no matter how 'small' or a 'given EC votes' must make their voice heard.
Be it by a surrogate candidate or 'spokesperson', a voice is very important in that the loudest 'public' voice in the most 'public' forum is the one most heard. Experience locally and nationally does matter.
I was way too young to really understand what happened in the early 1970's but I was old enough to 'get it' in the larger picture.
See Mom, you didn't make a bad choice. You just didn't know you were trading your choice to be pregnant with having a good husband. How in the world did you overcome such odds?
Birth control pills could screw up a woman's ability to sniff out a compatible mate, a new study finds.
Why didn't you tell me that if I took this evil medicine that I would be doomed to a life of lonliness and sorrow!
You only stayed married for over 40 years after ingesting such a horrific medication.
I know this is ot for this site but there are so many of you that know how to work the system for the good. Does anyone have a real solution to this problem?
I am in a battle with Comcast. I know this is not a new story but I don't know what to do. I can't just cancel my service and go to Verizon because they don't even offer dsl on my street muchless FIOS. I can't do Sat for TV without cutting down 2 -3 100+ you oak trees.
I called Comcast in April trying to find a way to lower my monthy bill (then at $118). The only way to possibly lower it would be to add the phone service. I was willing to do this if I could keep my home number. It has been our home number for over 15 years. This was not going to be possible.
At the time I verified every part of my account and what the rates were. Surprise! My rates went up 50%, yes 50% in June. Comcast is now refusing to make any adjustment or give me a better deal unless I switch my phone service over to them. They say I was on a special plan and that it expired and they don't have to give me any better deal unless I change.
I start with this preamble just to let you the reader know what time and place I have come from.
I was born in 1965. My parents were young (at 20 and 18 yo) and semi-innocent, or more likely naive, when they got married and had me 7+ months later...you do the math.
If I had to describe my Dad in the 60's & 70's, it would have to be "Meathead" (yes, Archie Bunker's son-in-law) without the shouting. I say "Meathead" because at the time he could have passed for his twin and although I don't remember any political tyrades from him, I felt then and still do that those were his politics. I think he just didn't think he could be so vocal and still be the head of household he thought he had to be. Maybe that is why I am not willing to compromise my voice now.
Mom was no "Gloria" though. I don't know how she did it. My mom always worked and I know she dealt with the same heart wrenching emotions that I have had to cope with raising my kids as a working mom.
Did I want this to be my first diary...HELL NO....
Am I trying to work within the 'rules' of Dkos....HELL YES....
but....how the heck are newbies to follow the dKos "rules of the road"...
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