As much as Marti and I enjoyed our stay on Florida's Panhandle Emerald Coast, we had to turn our wheels and head up to South Carolina where our South Dakota Absentee Ballots were waiting for us at our daughter's house.
Let me digress a moment from the topic because I need somebody to 'splain something to me. We left Destin, Florida heading East and fought continual headwinds all the way (250 miles) as I watched my fuel mileage get clobbered. Today, I figured I'd do better being that we were now heading first North and then later due West so if the wind was blowing, I wouldn't hit it head on.
Wrong! I fought headwinds all the way North, once again watching my fuel mileage suffer (yep, another 250 miles). Later, when we headed West, the wind hit me on the right front quarter. Seems I can never win. So, if you want to improve your fuel mileage, find out which way I'm driving and go the opposite direction. You'll always have a tailwind, guaranteed!
We got our ballots from daughter Heather and returned to the Journey to fill them out and then mail them. We want to be good Americans to exercise our civic duty and vote. America has many problems and challenges and we wanted our voices to be heard.
I opened my ballot, looked over the choices and was profoundly disappointed. For many years, comedian Pat Paulsen ran for president in every election.
Sadly, his name was not on my ballot. Seems he died in 1997. But why should that make any difference? After all, don't dead people vote in this country? Why shouldn't we elect a dead president? Don't they put pictures of dead presidents on our money? Besides, a dead president might just be the thing our country needs to get the economy going because he couldn't do anything one way or the other to screw it up.
So with the choices available, which way did I vote?
Did I vote for the Republicans?
Or did I vote for the Democrats?
The truth be known, I wrote in my choice for President.
Alfred E. Neuman, from Mad Magazine. What better person to run our country than him?
Now with our votes cast and mailed out we can relax and look forward to the gathering of the Carolina Clan (CC) early next month. We'll be able to have fun, sit around the campfire with great friends and enjoy all the wonderful things there are in this country. :c)
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