In my post yesterday, I said that if you didn't vote Monday like we did, that the lines on Tuesday were bound to be shorter. To my surprise, some Harris County polling places actually recorded more votes on Tuesday. Here's the breakdown:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Yesterday was the first day of early voting in Texas for the 2016 elections, so Honey and I decided to vote early and avoid the lines that are sure to form on November 8th.
Our logic was apparently shared by 67,000 of our fellow citizens, as Harris County set a new voting record for early voting, exceeding the old record by almost 20,000 voters. It only took us about a half hour (at the Crosby Public Library) from the time we parked until we were back in the truck and on the way home, but some polling places in Houston had waits in excess of two hours.
If you plan to vote early, and didn't vote yesterday, lines are bound to be shorter today - otherwise there won't be anyone left to vote when election day rolls around.
I heard this in line yesterday and on the news last night - the main reason so many were voting early was that they were sick of the campaign - they planned to vote early, then ignore all the polls and election coverage in general from now on.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
ABC News had a story this morning about how New York City is trapping feral cats, neutering them and then releasing them in areas overpopulated with rats. They called it a win-win situation that's proving to be a huge success - cutting down on both the rat and the cat populations.
It didn't do anything to control rats, but when I attended Hamilton Jr. High, there was a tamale vendor who sold his wares on Heights Boulevard. His tamales were excellent, but all the kids in school said that he made them from stray cats!
All of the adults thought it was a ridiculous rumor until the night he was caught in an alley with a cage trap that was "baited" with a female cat in heat.