Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pick Flick!

So, today is election day.
I am sure most of you have noticed that I have stayed out of that topic entirely on my blog...
I have a reason for that.
It's not that I don't care about elections. I do. It took a long ass time for women to get the right to vote. And that is important to me.
But my politics, just like my religion, are my own. And I guess I feel kind of protective of them both.
I very rarely discuss either of them with anyone. I don't mind healthy discussion about politics, (or religion, for that matter) but in my experience, people quickly get into their own "red zones" when those topics are "discussed" and it causes bad feelings, and it alters the relationship of those involved in the "discussion".
So, I err on the side of caution, and I choose not to discuss either of them in so public a forum. I occasionally find someone who can keep their cool during such a discussion, face to face, and I enjoy it, completely. I frequently play devils advocate, just because I can. I find it stimulating to try and discuss something from the opposite angle of what I happen to believe. Keeps me on my feet.
So it's Election Day. Have a good one, everyone. Use your votes wisely, please.
Oh, and be very glad I deleted my long drawn out saga of a post I had originally written. I just can't go there right now. Things are fine. We are just having issues of dog vs neighbors, and it could end not so nicely...


My expressions LIVE said...

I agree, vote wisely,however, I can't wait till this campaign crap is over. I am getting sick of the safe...

sybil law said...

Good luck with the doggie situation! Let me know how it turns out!
I will stab some mofos over politics!
Just kidding. :)

NanaKaos said...

You are absolutely right, your religion,your political leaning and your sex life are no ones business but your own.
I,too, hope people use their vote wisely.
I hope the puppy issue resolves itself in a positive way. Our children and our animal family members are very dear to us, but they can both cause problems with neighbors. Best of luck.

Daryl said...

I hope the neighbors get a brain and a heart .. I may need to come out there and smack them

Mimi said...

So true, I totally have very passionate political feelings, and my blog isn't where I air them.

Vote, it is most important.

Jo Beaufoix said...

That's cool Mie. And I hope the dog situation calms down. Neighbours can be gits sometimes.