“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Warmer tonight.




Today was warmer than it has been, and tonight is warmer as well.  Just after midnight, and the weather tracker on the wall says it is 44 degrees out.  Not bad for November.  There's a moon out as well, and I spent some time out on the porch listening to the creek flowing down slope. No other sounds out there tonight.

Tomorrow will be a busy day.  I plan on going to vote first.  Some time back, the county restored an old 1920's school house, the one room variety, and moved it to a nice spot on a mountainside with a view. That's where I vote now. It's a bit longer drive but I don't particularly mind as it's on a little used back road. Then I'm going to have new brakes fitted on the back wheels of the truck. That will be nice to get off the list of things to do.

I haven't forgotten about Ebola, ISIS, or all the other turmoil going on. Primarily I'm just keeping an eye on it to see if anything might effect my family. There isn't much more I can do than that. Nobody is in control of events, they are just playing themselves out and we are all along for the ride.

If someone sends you an invitation to join their circle, what does that mean, exactly?  Why do I get messages that aren't email, but I have to click on a little bell icon at the top of my blogger screen when I do a post to get them?  These are mysteries I don't know the answers to.  I don't do twitter, or facebook, and I am not terribly conversant with these bells and whistles. But maybe I ought to be.


Don't forget to vote tomorrow. Unless you're a democrat.  Then it's ok.






14 comments:

  1. Circles are another way to share with a select group of people. I don't have any bells so I don't know about that.

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    1. So, basically a circle is a restricted access blog for sharing emails and pictures?

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  2. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I don't like bells or whistles.

    I voted for the party that brought us the 'patriot act and the NDAA of course. The Republicans.
    The Democrats are really bad too. Many promised to repel the patriot act and the NDAA, promised transparency in government, so on and so on etc and nothing was delivered except for Obamacare.

    The both suck!

    I just chose the one that suck's less on the national level.

    On the local level, it looks like Greg Abbot for Texas governor has this one in the bag over 'Abortion Barbie 'Wendy Williams'
    Texans don't like Wendy Williams. I don't know why the state democratic party ran Williams, they done wasted $70 million dollars on advertising and crap.

    On the local level, that's where it looks positive. I would give away details but that would blow my OPSEC for the area I live in.

    Don't worry, I am not running for any office unless its 'head redneck in charge'

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    1. CC, Georgia has been a solid red state for a long time, but I don't know now. First, our voter registration law that required a person to prove citizenship was overturned by the Justice Department. Then our voter law requiring a person to produce picture I.D. at the polls was overturned by the Justice Department. We have an estimated 2 million illegals who vote in this state now, solidly democratic in nature. We have large numbers of Northerners who have moved here, to our cities, and they vote Democratic by and large. The rural population has declined as young people move out of state for work, just like my two kids. It's not looking good, but I'm going to vote and that's all I can do.

      I agree whole heartedly that both parties are only out for themselves and don't give a groat for the working class. But I don't know what to do about it.

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  3. I think the bell/messages/circles all relate to Google+, which is kind of separate from the blog itself. If someone puts you in their circle, it just means they see your posts on their Google+ feed.

    It is warmer here too. I ran at 6 am and it wasn't half bad out! Much warmer than Sunday morning, that's for sure.

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    1. I figured you would be out and running. Be careful you don't overdo. My brother Robert ran every day, from college until he was in his late fifties, but he wound up with two hip replacements. I don't know if the running caused it but I am suspicious that it may have.

      I think I will try to put a "circle" thing on this blog, I see them on others. I can't think of any negative aspects of doing so, but if anyone knows of any I would appreciate them telling me.

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    2. doctor says you get the same benefit from walking without the joint wear from running.

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    3. She runs in races, so it's more a life style thing than for good health.

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  4. Dropped off cooler here last night. First frost really.

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    1. Getting to be that time of year. Do you usually get snow where you live?

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  5. A typically unsettled Spring down here, 93 deg & a big thunderstorm one day, 68 deg & sunny the next. Hoping we get some cool weather for Christmas this year.

    Been trying to understand the elections you are having in the US at the moment, without much success I must say. What has struck me most of all is all of the articles talking about the large scale of voter fraud, this is something that just does not come up as a problem in Oz and we still use paper ballot papers.

    Here all Australian Citizens have to register with the Electoral Commission when they turn 18 and it is compulsory to vote in Federal elections. On the day you attend the nearest polling booth in your electorate (mine is the local Primary School), before you get the ballot papers your name is physically marked off the roll and when the votes are being tallied they are checked back to this roll for any discrepencies. You can cast an absentee vote if you are out of your electorate on the day but once again this will be checked back against the electoral roll.

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    1. Voter fraud is endemic here. We have somewhere in the neighborhood of 22 million illegals living in the country. Because the Democratic Party panders to them, handing out cash, free medical care, free housing, and free food, they are a Democratic block. Not only do many of them vote illegally, but they do it more than once, crossing from one state to the other to cast ballots.

      Many states have tried to counteract this by requiring a would be voter to produce some evidence of citizenship to register, and then some i.d. to vote. But the Federal Government, in the form of the so called "Justice Department" has , time after time, taken the states to federal court where their voting laws are struck down as a matter of course. So you have huge numbers of votes cast by people with absolutely no right to do so. During the first election of Barack Obama, Democrats in Chicago were going through skid row, picking up homeless people, and taking them to the polls where , in exchange for a carton of cigarettes, they voted for Obama.

      I wouldn't be surprised if the scrutiny of the ballots in Virginia, where voter fraud is a fact of life, didn't give the ultimate election results favorable to the Republicans.

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  6. I don't know if its me or what but I feel now that the Liberals are not in control after Jan. I feel a weight has been lifted some what. I feel as the dark days maybe over. Obama is now a true lame duck. Weather here is normal cold nights, cool days, just waiting for the other shoe to drop....snow.

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  7. Rob, he still has two months to raise hell. My guess is that he will try to break the law with an executive order granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegals. The constitution reserves the right to make law to the legislative branch, not the executive branch, but Obama has gotten away with a process that Bill Clinton turned into a fine art.

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