It’s shocking, I know.
In all of my 68 years on this earth, I have never registered to vote.
Why not, you ask?
Because there has never been a candidate I cared enough about to vote for nor a candidate I hated enough to vote against. Besides, it has always seemed that no matter who was in office, my financial situation never changed. Ah, the joy of being part of the forgotten Middle Class here in America.
So, what’s different now, you ask?
Now, there is a politician who makes me so fearful for the future that I plan to vote against him, no matter who else might be running. At this point, I would vote for Alfred E. Neuman if he decided to run again. In the upcoming Presidential election, old Alfred might have a good chance of beating the incumbent. Heck, I think even I would be a better choice. Maybe I should throw my hat in the ring again. Sadly, I failed to gain any office in 2014 and 2016; maybe three’s the charm.
It’s now possible to register online as a voter, at least here in New York State, and since mail-in ballots will be available for the upcoming Presidential election, I really had no excuse not to join the voting fray. Being totally non-political and fairly apathetic about government in general, I opted to register as an independent voter. I’m sure both major parties, and at least some of the minor parties, will be fighting over my vote.
The form was completed, and I clicked “submit” …. immediately (in fact, nearly simultaneously), the skies opened up with a torrential downpour! I’m not sure if that was meant as a warning from one side or the other, but it sure was freaky. At least there wasn’t thunder and lightning.
Or maybe it was just the powers that be indicating that they’re angry, too. Not my place to say.
A lot can happen between now and November. I just hope nothing precludes my ability to cast my very first vote in a Presidential election. That would be disappointing.
Potholes are also annoying. But they seem to have become a way of life, like, well, clueless, corrupt politicians – or maybe because of clueless, corrupt politicians. How ’bout we all get together and change that?
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(BTW, for the head photo, I considered taking a picture of me sticking a paperclip or fork into an electric outlet and then titling it, “Prepare to be Shocked” – but that really would not have been a good thing, as clumsy as I am.)
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