The day before Election Day and saw an interesting picture meme on Facebook that was sent out on one of…
Category Election 2012
The 2012 election is over and all in all it was an awesome day to be a Democrat, a pretty great day to be a progressive, and an okay day to be an atheist who supports secular values.
Today is Election Day and I will be at the polls all day long with no internet access. That is the price I pay for writing my name on the ballot for Minority Election Inspector. In any case, I know the media is calling this election a squeaker, but it really isn’t. I’m going to call it right not.
This year we have the first Mormon candidate for president and it is entirely possible that the polling place could very well be a Mormon Temple. If you are a Mormon who is undecided or is on the fence, could the fact that the polling place is a Mormon Temple sway you to vote for Mitt Romney? What if you are a recovering Mormon and your polling place is in a Mormon Temple; could that discourage you from voting all together?
Election Day is right around the corner and all the focus is on the Presidential race. But there are other races going on too. In the district that I am from originally and where my parents still live, the congressional race is slightly heating up. First, there was the big primary battle between two incumbent Democratic congressmen and how the main race brings the issue of Synagogue and State to the forefront.
It has been a difficult week as Frankenstorm Sandy has hit the east coast. A dead tree in front of our neighbor’s house fell and took out our powerlines. The tree could have gone the other way and taken out our house, so we are sort of happy. Our some parts of our fence in the backyard fell down, but aside from that just minor damage.
We need a rational voice in government and right now there is only one congressman who is an open atheist and a strong supporter of our secular values. That congressman is Rep. Pete Stark, Democrat from California’s freethinking 15th. Now Stark is under fire in a tough political race with a fellow Democrat who just so happens to hate atheists.
Yesterday was of course the second presidential debate and afterward I heard a lot of people talking about how they…
The Vice Presidential debate brought out a lot of interesting “stuff.” Even though it came toward the end of the debate, the one thing about this debate that I don’t think we can forget about is something that Paul Ryan said. When asked what personal characteristic he would bring to the table, he actually said, “Honesty.” In my opinion, that was the Big Bird moment of the debate.