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Today is not the day to sit back and do nothing.

Today is not a day for apathy or indifference.

It's about being heard, taking a stand, sending a signal, exercising your right (and left...even your far right or left if you're so inclined.)

Today matters.

Bigtime.

Today might change everything.

And even if nothing major changes, there are plenty of small changes that will add up.

Do it (vote) even if you think otherwise.

This post isn't about a particular party or platform, it's about being heard.

Because, if you don't want to be heard today on a day that really, REALLY matters, you lose the right to complain tomorrow and the day after.

 

Be heard. And bring your kids if you have them (so you can show them how important today is.)

 

And when you're finished, treat yourself to some nutella, bacon and/or whatever else makes you smile.

 

Stay inspired. And be heard

Don't forget to VOTE today! These cookies were made by my daughter and three boys for their class project. They are having a "cookie election" at the school. I'm so proud - these had to be made while I was gone, so I stayed up the entire night before my flight and baked and partially decorated a bunch and gave them some they had to decorate all the way and then I made some special cookies to fill in. My daughter was in charge of teaching them to pipe. They had a great time and the boys were super proud of the cookies! What a fun way to learn about the electoral system.

I VOTED (Elvert Barnes Self-portrait) at home in Hyattsville, Maryland on Tuesday morning, 6 November 2012 by Elvert Barnes Photography

Election Day 2012, November 6, 2012. Photo by www.jeffreyguterman.com.

Referendum 74 State of Washington Election Day November 6, 2012

Same-sex marriage rights were also approved by the voters in Maine and Maryland, the two other states who voted on this issue. And in Wisconsin, Tammy Baldwin was elected as the first openly gay-lesbian member of the U.S. Senate. A new era of civil rights has begun in the United States, as it is accepted that all people are created equal, and merit equal rights, protected by law.

Rockefeller Center on Election Night: November 6, 2012.

Rockefeller Center on Election Night: November 6, 2012.

Athens, GA (Clarke County) Copyright 2012 D. Nelson

Rockefeller Center on Election Night.

 

Project 365, #180 - November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012, November 6, 2012. Photo by www.jeffreyguterman.com.

Awaiting the tallies from NBC and CNN. On November 6-7th, 2012, President Obama was voted into office for a 2nd term.

For inquiries about use email jordana_hall(at)corcoran.edu

On November 6-7th, 2012, President Obama was voted into office for a 2nd term.

For inquiries about use email jordana_hall(at)corcoran.edu

Rockefeller Center on Election Night: November 6, 2012.

1st Derbyshire Sunrise

Prairie Village, Kansas

1st Derbyshire Sunrise

I recently discovered (on an episode of The Colbert Report) that the direction of diagonal stripes on a neck tie have different meanings.

 

• British direction: Left shoulder to right hip

• American direction: Right shoulder to left hip

 

I don't care about the direction of the stripes on a tie, but most Americans are pretty damn patriotic. Clearly, Mitt Romney and/or his wardrobe team aren't aware of this.

 

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In Britain, regimental stripes have been continuously used in tie designs at least since the 1920s. Some reports say that British school, college, university, and regimental ties date back to the 1880s. In Commonwealth countries, necktie stripes run from the left shoulder down to the right side. [...] When Brooks Brothers introduced similar striped ties in the United States around the beginning of the 20th century, they had their stripes run from the right shoulder to the left side, in part to distinguish them from British regimental (and organisational, school and university) striped neckties.

 

—Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necktie#1920s_.E2.80.93_present_day

 

More on the differences in the diagonal stripe directions: nicetiestore.blogspot.com/2011/02/difference-between-euro...

I did my civic duty and voted...SAXON!

 

**tap, tap, tap, tap...tap, tap, tap, tap**

 

(Just a quick cell phone grab to show my support for Mr. Saxon.)

Kate Anne Brennan and Brent O'Leary take a break from phonebanking for Obama --Election Day, 2012 -- Long Island CIty, NY

Scenes from Election Day in America.

Tuesday morning 6 November 2012.

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