Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

The weather outside isn't frightful today, but we actually had snow last night. Honest to goodness, big, wet flakes. There was about 2-3 inches of accumulation! We started the day with spring-like thunderstorms and tornado watches/warnings and ended the day with winter weather and snow.

But, knowing the fickle weather of North Texas, I got out last night after school to catch the snow on 'film' (as it were). Here's a few of the shots I got!

Besides snow season (aka that one day in March), it's election season. I love politics, really, I do, but I like it much better when I'm not inundated with political ads. I mean, I really think it's sad that so many people will base their entire vote on 30 second spots on TV and the soundbites from the news. Those things don't say anything other than a slogan that means little or nothing. There are big issues at stake and too many Americans are ill informed at best and flat out too lazy to research their issues at worst. Too many people are going to vote on emotion rather than issues. I know it is generally that way, but still, that is sad!

Since I think so many are too lazy to do the research, I'll help. Here are some great sites I've found that ask questions of candidates on issues. Granted, it isn't perfect, but it's better than a 30 second soundbite. On the Issues, Free Market Foundation Both sites ask politicians the same questions and give their answers with as little bias as can be expected in today's society. (Is anything really unbiased?)

But still, I voted this morning. I voted my conscience in the Primary and will probably vote for a lesser of two evils in the General Election in November. But hey, I'll make an informed decision and vote for the person who most closely believes as I do and if "my person" doesn't win, I've got bitchin' rights for four years!!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I like spring snows because they normally are the big wet flakes. We've not seen much of anything this winter in our part of NM--we're probably due for a doozy this month.