Sunday, November 04, 2012

Sunday Thoughts

Sundays kinda suck just a bit these days.

For years now, almost every Sunday without fail, my father and I would talk on the phone, one of us calling that other. The first question: "How you doing?"
The second: "So, you go to church today?"
Both of us over the years had our issues with going to church, but these last few years saw us both making it almost every week unless illness or work got in the way. So we'd talk about that for a bit, and then we'd usually talk about my nephew, The Spud, for a bit. I'm missing those Sunday calls right now.

Believe it or not, some of you other bloggers would come up quite a bit during those calls. He always loved Brigid's blog, and the videos on Peter's site were getting to be a close second favorite of his, followed by the posts on Rev. Paul's blog and the military and travel stories on Old NFO's. He followed a lot of the folks on my sidebar and my first reaction when I find neat stuff on some of your sites is still: "Oh, I have so got to send that to Pop..." And then I catch myself.

He was never very political when I was growing up, but these last few years, he was all about getting rid of Obama. I know that he'd have turned out for this one and doing his part to turn Michigan red again.

And in that vein, I went out to try early voting yesterday only to find a line that was an hour and a half long, per the security guards at the door at the courthouse. That was too long for me because I had somewhere else to be, but I WILL be voting on Tuesday for sure, if for no other reason than because I saw two people there whom I know full well to be hard-core Democrats and it will by my goal on election day to get to my local polling place and cancel one of them out. How about you? Can I count on you out there to cancel the other one out? This election is too important to sit it out or to waste a vote on some non-electable third party. Gary Johnson is not in this race and a vote for him is a vote that could have gone to defeat Obama yet did not. Like Romney or not, this is about removing Obama, period. I'm only lukewarm on Romney myself but I would cast a ballot for Mussolini or Pol Pot to get Obama out of my White House and away from the seat of total power. we can always fight the next knucklehead tomorrow but we've got to get rid of the Kenyan Poser first. So get out there on Tuesday if you haven't cast a ballot already, and oppose Obama with the only thing that can stop him: a vote for Mitt Romney.

I'm Murphy's owner and boss, and I approve this message.

14 comments:

  1. Uh..are you SURE about the "boss" part?? Heh!

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  2. Already voted. I wasn't sure if I was going to be out at-sea, or home for the election, so I signed up for vote-by-mail.

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  3. @ Adam: I'm sure. Now I've just got to convince Murphy.

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  4. I'll be voting. Don't mind standing in line, either. AK's a red state, and all that, but there are some regional issues that need to be addressed, as well.

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  5. I voted. Never really was sure which color went with which party, but I most assuredly didn't vote for the yellow...er....Obama.

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  6. Lu and I will be there on Tuesday and voting for Mitt.

    For America, for our grandkids and for your Dad.

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  7. Todd and I will be voting for Romney and the straight Republican ticket on Tuesday.

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  8. Voted absentee since we're on the road. Thought about your Dad/our brother & wished we'd gotten an absentee ballot for him. Thinking of you thinking about him...so sorry.

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  9. "I'm only lukewarm on Romney myself but I would cast a ballot for Mussolini or Pol Pot to get Obama out of my White House and away from the seat of total power."

    Amen, brother.

    I'm in West Va today. I hope everything goes smoothly so I can be back tonight. Otherwise, I'll be scrambling to get back here tomorrow to stand in line at the polls.

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  10. I'll be there tomorrow, fer sher.

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  11. Already voted here too... And the loss NEVER goes away. Just sayin...

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  12. I helped cancel a Dem vote:)

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  13. I know what you mean.

    When I was half our continent away from my dad I would deliberately save my experiences for our weekly conversations. Five years after he passed I was still doing it. Missed conversations can be devastating.

    One of the many tasks that he left which I feel unable to complete is canceling out the vote of his wife and mine.

    Still, we try. We may not be able to do more, but to do less is unacceptable.

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  14. I'm sorry about Sundays, but your dad had good tastes when it came to blogs.

    I will be voting tomorrow for Mitt. Not excite about it...more desperate, but it's a vote and I pray we can get this guy out!

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