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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Vote Early, Vote Frequently

With so much attention being paid to the economy, and particularly to the Wall Street thieves who've been looting the candy store, it seems altogether fitting that we commemorate the lowly cash register, patented on this day in 1879. It was the invention of a Dayton, Ohio saloon-keeper named James "Jake" Ritty. His health undermined by his employee's pilfering, he came up with a way of keeping a record of his daily receipts. "Ritty's Incorruptibe Cashier" he called it. Something to think about as we go to the polls today.


Anonymous Jean said...

It surprises me that people feel they have any real choice... but then I hear the man/woman in the street interviewed and their reasons for choosing as they do seem just as plausible on both sides. Man... what a conundrum this election is proving to be. For my part I would now know what to do... but no one's asking me. LOL Do the right thing folks... vote for the only sane solution. Heavens knows the world is going to need one.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

John... I have been reading where there were some issues with long queues to the ballot box. Surely some of those millions donated to both campaigns could have been judiciously used to ensure people actually got to vote. I guess that would take forethought though. I wonder how long it will be before someone figures out a way for people to vote online?

3:44 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Well said, Jean. I suspect that online viting would be ridiculously easy to administer. I also think it will be sooner rather than later that we'll have it. Here in California, as with a few other states, we have early voting. This weekend there were people in line up to five hours, but the fascinating thing is that nne seemed to be complaining. On the contrary, there's a palpable sense of euphoria about this election. I voted by absentee ballot, which in California is available to anyone who asks for it, as opposed to some other places, like NY, where you must give a reason, such as health.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that the long lines weren't very common. Like John I voted absentee as did nearly a third of the registered voters in Michigan. roger

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Jean said...

That's a really neat option. Here we have to actually be absent and casting our vote from a different location. We can do postal votes ahead of time... but I don't know that I'd trust them to include me "after the fact" (esp. if the count was very close)

Wow... what a result! I think the world must be heaving a collective sigh of relief tonight (well it's "tonight" over here anyway... and a brand new day in more ways than one for you guys over there!)

4:08 AM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

So true, Jean! There is a euphoria in the air here that is genuinely exciting!

6:56 AM  

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