Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

10.25.2004

Kiss me, I voted

I decided to drag along the ailing children to let them see democracy in action before we exchanged free coupons for personal pan pizzas for lunch.

We headed to City Hall for early voting. My oldest was asking if he could take his Yugioh cards and his new Ninja High School book (which was personally autographed by Ben Dunn at the Dallas Comic Con Saturday) and a plethora of other toys to the event. He whined and moaned that he didn't want to go, couldn't he stay here, wouldn't he be spreading his germs, couldn't I go tomorrow, et al ... I explained to him that I'm going to vote a straight party ticket. I will walk in, give the old blue hair my voter registration card, sign a book and pick a ballot, use a marker to make one line and we're out of there.

He didn't believe me. As we're approaching City Hall, a sudden onset of urgent gotta go do my diarrhea thing hits him. Run, I tell him. Run to the door - follow the voting signs - and ask the lady at the reception desk for directions to the bathroom. So, we follow all the old folks and other early voters - there were dozens of them - to the city hall basement to vote. I've voted here many times before and NEVER had to wait in line, even on election day. It was invigorating to see so many people enthused about voting. I ran into a young lady I know while I was there, too.

The men's bathroom, fortunately, was right outside the voting area, so we were all where we needed to be. I explained to the children before we left the house NOT to be blabbing about who I was voting for, dissing the Democrabs or anything like that because that is called electioneering and is against the law. They seemed to listen and didn't do it while we were there. I explained to Child No. 2 about each step in the process as I did it. Child No. 1 was busy trying not to shit on himself throughout this civics lesson. He walks in about the time I'm walking to my voting carroll (how do you spell that word anyway?). I mark my straight party ticket and he is amazed. Wow! That was it? You're done? Yes, child. I told you it would take longer to walk up to City Hall from the parking lot than it would to vote. But, do you believe me? No ....


9 Comments:

  • At 4:40 PM, October 25, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Any comments about the current administration failing to guard a stockpile of weapons so large they could destroy the world? Just wondering.

    The funny thing I've learned about politics, though, is that staunch Republicans will have an excuse/comment for everything - even when obvious blame is there. Of course, the same holds true for liberals, to a certain degree. But right now, with Republicans in power, it seems there's always a reason why something wrong was or was not done. Failed to guard the enormous global-deadly explosives? "Not our fault. Saddam shouldn't have had them in the first place."

    Sigh.

    James

     
  • At 5:43 PM, October 25, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, I know what you're saying about excuses from both parties. I think that is part and parcel with politics, unfortunately. I think Bush has flubbed up on some things. Army of Dad isn't happy with his support of the second amendment. I get frustrated with Bush for pandering. I feel like he tries to appease the left sometimes and he is NEVER going to please those folks, so I feel like he should do what he thinks is right and to hell with what other people think about him. I really don't like Kerry, though. I do like Bush as a person, though, so that is a big part of his appeal for me.

     
  • At 6:27 PM, October 25, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What was Clinton's excuse for allowing Saddam to slaughter hundreds of thousands (or was it millions, we may never know) Iraqis? Too busy getting hummers in the Oval Office? What was his excuse for not taking Osama when he was offered up on a silver platter? Too busy trying to cover up Whitewater?

    This story about the explosives isn't fully developed yet. I am waiting to see when/how they were taken. If they were taken during the fall of Iraq, well they call it the fog of war for a reason. Also the UN said Saddam had lots of WMD, they were wrong about that too. They could have very well been wrong about the amount of explosives or that they even existed.

    I have plenty to disagree with Bush about. Like AoM said he panders way to much and has done so in Irag (not leveling Fallujah). However, I will give him the benefit of the doubt until more info becaomes available.

    Army of Dad

     
  • At 8:12 PM, October 25, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Any comments about the current administration failing to guard a stockpile of weapons so large they could destroy the world?I can't figure out if that statement is stupidly vapid, or vapidly stupid. Hmmmm. The whole world? We couldn't do that if we set off every nuke on the planet right now.

    When my son was in Iraq, he never failed to mention during our phone calls the miles and miles and miles of ordnance that was literally everywhere you went. They were blowing it up as fast as they could, but they figured it could take years. These explosives in question are very powerful. My guess is that we actually know where they are, and have tracers planted in them to see where they go. I think some dark night, soon, somewhere in Syria or Iran, bright white flowers will bloom.

     
  • At 9:02 PM, October 25, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    oooh, I like that one Bane!!!!

    Army of Dad

     
  • At 10:34 PM, October 25, 2004, Blogger Uzz said…

    WELLLLLLLL...Drudge is now reporting an NBC report that says the weapons in question were missing BEFORE our troops arrived at the site in April 2003!!! I posted the Drudge story on my blog...

    www.uzzman.com

    Funny how the NY Times failed to report this little tidbit of info...Kerry and Edwards were all over this today and it looks like they jumped the gun!

     
  • At 11:25 PM, October 25, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ooooo, diarrhea is a treat. If you have a prostate, swallow a handful of marbles, wait for it, manipulate your stacking swivel vigorously, and then cut loose with the marbles at the right moment.

    Ideally, you are seated on the toilet during this event.

    You may see God.

    Or so I've heard...

     
  • At 5:28 AM, October 26, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    *shaking my head*

    Bane, you scare me.

    And, how did we get on a weapons discussion? The diarrhea?

     
  • At 7:47 AM, October 26, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Someone got off topic.

    Bane I second that scares me comment.

    Army of Dad

     

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