Welcome, October...well, provisionally.What's your Surprise going to be?And what about that Category 5 Hurricane (Matthew) that you have about to turn and ride up the east coast?Explain yourself, October!I'm thinking Zephyr is first.
"The good news is, if you live in Vermont, Oregon, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Iowa, Alabama, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island, you can literally write in anybody's name on the presidential ballot, and it will count..." ~ SusanWell, any name, within reason. The name has to belong to an American citizen (no Prime Ministers and no Donald Ducks), and the name has to be a close enough spelling to make your intention clear.
So far October looks a lot like late September: gloomy and rainy.And the Chicago Tribune has endorsed Gary Johnson for president.
Drove to San Jose and back today for shopping. While driving northwest I saw a number of state Department of Forestry trucks (estimate 15-20) headed the other way. Coming back across the Central Valley in the late afternoon, it looked pretty smoky, particularly on to the east. On the way up I finished listening to my audio book copy of "Patriotic Treason;" the epilogue was so good I listened to it again--it is directly applicable to the political situation in our country today, in this very election.Quite a few trucks loaded with processor tomatoes, a few with garlic; one appeared to have a load of apples. Some of the cotton fields have been sprayed with defoliant in preparation for harvesting. Saw a cherry orchard near Gilroy had been pulled out--wonder if it might be because of the new-to-North America fruit flies that destroyed our crop two years ago. Or maybe there was just something more profitable for that area.--Alan
Currently reading _Infomocracy_, science fiction in which the world is divided into sections, each with 100,000 people, and every 10 years each "centenal" chooses which government it's going to affiliate with. There are more than 2000 governments -- 33 major ones -- to choose from. And the third election under this system is approaching. Perfect reading for October 2016.
Boy, ain't that the truth! Do any of the governments provide a taco truck on every corner? [He ducks...]--AlanActually, it occurred to me that HRC could use "A taco truck on every corner!" as a slogan--sort of an updated "A chicken in every pot."--Alan
[chuckle.wav] None with that particular policy has been mentioned, but with more than 2000 to chose from I bet one of them does!
One government has been mentioned where alcohol and marijuana are legal but tobacco is not. If you don't like that you can move a few miles away and have PhillipMorris as your government.
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