Image by Gemunu Amarasingha/AP The story is included in the link. There were national elections yesterday in Afghanistan and of course, the Taliban made life difficult and killed folks who participated. Now, why did I pick this picture and story to express my opinions?
Our country has 37 seats up for Senate re-elections on November the 2nd this year. To date, I have met no one who is happy about the current state of our economy, the legislative branch personnel, and a myriad of other factors. I will go on to say though NO ONE: not my neighbors, not my adult children, nor adult members of my husband's or my own family will vote (Alabama will be voting for seats).
Elections for the Senate are found here:
Special Elections for the House of Representatives are here:
We do have a choice, Governor Perry and his Lt Gov are up for re-election on November 2nd this year. Please register it is not too late to become a voice in this entire process.
I guess this whole topic 'CHAPS MY HIDE' because those women in the picture above knew there was a possibility of them dying just for their decision to vote in Afghanistan.
Here in America, not even close to a majority of eligible adults vote due to various reasons or just plain dis-interest. I refuse to talk politics or listen to an adult whine about the economy, jobs, health care and other hot button topics if; I find out they did not vote. To me, it's an affront since I served my country for twenty years to allow others to become lazy as a citizen.
Today when folks are busy buying lattes and texting while driving. On the other side of the world, people are being killed for wanting a democracy or a glimpse of it.
STEPS OFF SOAPBOX.........