Election Day and Sign Protocol
Ok, it's finally here. Time to go vote, for those that chose to do so. Elections officials are expecting a low turnout, as seems to be the case so often nowadays. I suspect here in Humboldt a low turnout will benefit the Left.
As I've said before, the Left has had the ball for some time and they're running with it. Now they smell blood and they're determined to further consolidate their power. That said, if they end up losing on both Measure T and Gallegos, that will be a serious blow to their morale.
We'll see what happens. As for myself, after voting I generally try not to pay attention to the poll results until at least the next morning, if then. Hey, I'm a Libertarian. I'm used to losing. Heck, we lose every day that Congress or the State Legislature is in session. I don't see any point in staying up late just to beat myself over the head with bad news.
There's nothing more depressing than staying up, as I did a few years ago, and the last thing you see before going to bed is Barbara Boxer giving her victory speech when her opponent conceded defeat.
Then, I get up next morning, turned on the news and there she is again in the same video clip giving the same speech. Yuck. Talk about adding insult to injury. What a way to start a day.
So, I'll probably just entertain myself on the laptop, playing my favorite online WW2 combat sim, Aces High, and wait until morning when the newspapers show up. Then I'll have no choice but to see the election results, although I'll probably get a preview on some of the news sites I visit earlier on.
One thing I will do tonight, though, is take down the signs in my front yard. I try to go out right as the polls close at 8pm and take down the signs. I'm pretty punctual about that. I think it's rude to leave the signs up for days, as some people do. I don't expect everyone to run out at eight o'clock and take down their signs, but they should come down sometime on Wednesday.
Oh, and don't forget to scrape those bumper stickers of your car as well. I'm sure we've all had enough of this election. We should give ourselves a break until the General Election season starts in earnest.