Political Ugliness

10.17.2012 |

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately and yes, that’s smoke you smell.

With the Presidential election coming up there’s been a slew of crazy ads, Facebook posts from friends that essentially are calling me stupid (not directly of course) if I didn't vote for so-and-so, and tweets that really could offend a lot of innocent people.

I don’t know what it is about elections that brings the ugly out. And it's really sad.

I remember when I was a kid, maybe first grade or so, we had a mock election. I lived in Marietta, Georgia while my father worked at the Army base nearby. We voted in a cardboard voter’s booth and I was so happy I voted. I voted for Carter, by the way. I have no idea why I voted for him then and I still have no idea why.

But I voted.

But what I remember the most wasn't about teachers, parents or friends trying to sway my vote. What I remember the most was that it didn't matter what my vote was. We all have our reasons. Why is my opinion of why one candidate is better than the other any more important than yours? Everyone respected the actual concept of voting. It was an honor to vote. It wasn't about a popularity contest and that you were so-and-so’s friend (or supporter).

I miss those days. I’m tired of seeing people throw out hurtful words about people just because they don’t agree or see things the same way. I’m tired of the constant attacks on certain races, faiths or views just because it’s not in line with what another person thinks.

I must be naive because I never realized how politics can turn so many beautiful people so ugly.

Go Vote!

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This is what happens when I go home a little early not feeling well.. I spend a few hours and finish a book

The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2)The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is what happens when I'm home not feeling well. I finish a short book like this in a few hours.
I'm glad the story somewhat finished up. There's still a lot left open but it was fun to read about Ginny's adventures overseas. Without giving away too much, there's a few twists that take place that seem somewhat predictable but it was welcomed. Again, the story line is Ginny and her friends traipsing all over Europe, figuring out the scavenger hunt that her enigmatic Aunt Peg has sent her on.

There was some closure, some openings and one fun little adventure to read along with.

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The Concrete BlondeThe Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm starting to really like Harry Bosche. I'm liking the crime stories. I'm liking the writing. Although the story started back in the early 80's and some of the technology in it is pretty funny in comparison to today, for instance when he keeps having to pull over to find pay phones. But the story is great.

I'm ready to take on the next book The Last Coyote, but I'm going to take a small detour to finish the last book in another series first.

But I'll be eagerly waiting to come back to Harry to see how his life moves on and what happens next.

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