Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I hope all you Americans have already been to your polling place today and have cast your vote... If not, please be sure to do so before the polls close at 8pm!

And, as if the joy and honor of exercising your right and privilege to vote are not delight enough for your day, there are some businesses who are rewarding voters for doing so... free tall coffee at Starbucks, a free red,white,&blue sprinkled star-shaped donut at Krispy Kreme, a free scoop of ice cream at Ben & Jerry's (between 5-8pm).

Get out there and VOTE, my friends!!
As a follow-up... I voted this morning before going to work. I ended up waiting in line for an hour and 20 minutes to cast my votes. It was a long time to wait, but it is a worthy reason for which to wait. I was watching people in line, and though they weren't thrilled about the long wait, nobody was really grumbling or complaining too loudly-- and very few people left without voting.

The line and the waiting reminded me of photos I saw of that first democratic election in Iraq back in 2005. Those people were so proud to be able to vote. They went to the polls even in the face of threats of violence and possible physical danger to themselves. And after they voted, they proudly displayed their purple fingers for all to see!

And, if those folks could vote under such negative circumstances, who am I to complain about a little hour and a half wait? (It's all a matter of perspecitive, isn't it?!) It's a privilege to be able to vote, and I'm proud of all who are taking that privilege seriously and casting their vote today.

If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife,
I'd thank my lucky stars to be livin' here today
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away.
From the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee,
Across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,
From Detroit down to Houston, and New York to L.A...
Well, there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say...

I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land...

by Lee Greenwood (country music artist)


  1. Well done girl! Well said again, it's a priviledge to vote!!

    I've come to thank you especially too, for your kind comment today. I'm reminded how God has showered His love on me, and show me things that I deem precious. And also, I'm thankful for your friendship.

    Ok, let's wait for the result of the vote! Again, God bless America!

  2. So I've heard Barack Obama has won the election. Let's hope he'll bring USA to a better future :-)

  3. i can't help thinking it's awesome that there has been such long lines all over... people taking a greater interest in public issues is always a good thing


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