This was a particularly tedious weekend to be spent tethered to a desk. It was just as slow as it always is, but for some reason I felt more antsy than usual. But yay for days off. Anyways...
One of my former coworkers is running for office. Here's his website...Hal Spake for Congress
Hal's running for the 4th district Congressional seat for Oklahoma. I really hope he does well this Tuesday. He's a really nice, well-informed, liberal Democrat. (Do you know how rare liberals are around here? Most Oklahoman campaign ads center around which candidate loves Jesus the most.) He worked briefly at the call center after he retired from the NSA. I always enjoyed chatting with him; he was stationed for a number of years in the Middle East, so his perspective on current events was quite enlightening.
The whole upcoming election has me anxious. The other day, Holly, who is another coworker, told me gently, "Maybe you shouldn't call Oklahoma voters stupid quite so loudly. You know, since there's a lot of people here, like, in this building, who don't agree with you." (I tend to sound either one of two ways: soft and whispery or loud and inappropriate.) But they are stupid
. Look, we generally elect crazy people
. Embarrassingly crazy people
. They're up there with Rick Santorum crazy. Whenever I hear an Oklahoman politician up on the Hill get mentioned on the national news, I cringe 'cause whatever they've done, it's not going to be good. So yeah, I really hope that Hal wins, because seriously, a sane representative would be nice for a change.
See, I get worked up and tend to rant/babble about this stuff. I think Tuesday I'll go vote and then spend the day with my hands over my eyes. Please to let me know when the ride is over and (hopefully) the bastards are out of office.