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Just Another Manic Monday

27 Oct

Hey, I know it’s Monday, but it’s also a new day, a new week, and in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen. 

~Michael Ealy

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My Monday started out with a crazy wild 1 hour kickboxing class. Then, home for an hour walk/run. When I came home and looked out the window, I saw a huge ant hill in the back yard…fire ants. Yikes! So, out with the spray and granules and checked the front and back yards…more mounds all over. After several days of clouds and rain, the sun was out, the weather cool, and my spirits uplifted. 

  
I didn’t feel like taking over the world, but I felt like going to a movie. My bucket list had go to a movie alone on it, and I did that once already, so I figured twice would be twice as good. So, I went by myself to see “Bridge of Spies.”

  
It was somewhat entertaining, but a little slow for my tastes. I almost dozed off. Still glad I went though. 

When I left the movie, it was after 5:30 and I totally forgot that I wanted to go vote in the early voting elections, so I raced to the library to get there by 6. I stopped and chatted with a woman named Kelly outside  afterwards who had a Vote No on Prop 5. (That’s to stop the monster parking garage in the entrance to the square.)

   
  
If you don’t vote, don’t complain about how your city and country is run. 

I didn’t take over the world today, but I voiced my opinion. 

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

1 May

When we were kids in the 60’s and 70’s, it was the time of Kennedy, Viet Nam, and Watergate. The draft was calling young men to serve their country at the tender age of eighteen, but not allowing them to vote in their country’s elections. I just turned 18 when the 26th Amendment was passed, and I was proud to have the privilege and honor to be given this right.

TODAY IN 1971: 26TH AMENDMENT GIVES 18-YEAR-OLDS THE RIGHT TO VOTE

“The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.”
– The Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Some forty years later, I was still honored when I cast my ballot in our city of McKinney elections. Whether it be a national or local election, it is our right and our duty to vote.
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Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.
William E. Simon

This is a frightening statistic. More people vote in ‘American Idol’ than in any US election.
Rush Limbaugh

To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
Louis L’Amour

So, if you don’t vote, don’t even think about complaining about government. You lost that right when you didn’t vote. It’s in your hands now!

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