|So I went out and did my civic duty. The folks at the county assessor’s office didn’t really appreciate me using my camera in the voting booth for some reason.
I think maybe they didn’t want me to get proof of what I think might be a premeditated bit of “hanging chad” syndrome.
Well, as you can see, we here in Texas will have none of that. All electronic baby. Just so long as the knuckleheads at the county take all the voting booths back.
One of the people I know there told me a story about how a few years ago some county employee went to his neighborhood bar after voting was over with the voting machine in the trunk of his vehicle. His sole job was to turn in the one voting booth he was responsible for back so the votes could get counted.
Anyway, I thought the lady who came up to me (who looked like she could have been a former East German shot put thrower in the ’72 Olympics) was gonna throw the smack down on me and confiscate my little point and shoot.
But, alas, The Deist with his powers of sway and persuasion, charm and wit came away unscathed. Take that chumps!
[Deist walks away singing to the tune of hail to the chief, “hm hm hm hmmmm hm hm hm hm hm hm hm hmmm