Monday, May 4, 2009

Day 124 Just Know What You Are Voting For

May 4th:No matter what side of the fence you find yourself sitting on for the May 9th election in Lubbock, there are just a few things I would like to point out. First thing is I have a game for you. Take a look at the picture below and tell me what is wrong with it. I am not picking on the against guys, however it is their sign on which the error appears. Go ahead, take your time and see if you can figure it out.........any ideas?..............You give up? Look below for the answer.
The word "liquor" being used is totally incorrect. Shawn and I have discussed this the past couple of days. According to just about any dictionary, liquor is produced by using a distillation process. That would include, whiskey, rum, vodka, etc, etc, etc. Now correct me if I am wrong but my understanding is that we are voting on "packaged alcohol sales" which include beer, wine and wine coolers and these are by definition made by a fermentation process. So my problem being is the misuse of the word "liquor" is misleading to voters. Granted I know that this is not really an issue but my feeling is if you are going to promote one side or the other, make sure you are promoting the correct thing. Makes Lubbock look more silly than we already are.
However for how incorrect the signs are, I am glad to see the democratic process at work on this. I don't know the exact number, but if you check with the Lubbock AJ, it appears that we are on course to break the early voting record in a special election. I'm glad that Lubbockites are getting excited about something but it is a little sad that is over alcohol sales. Oh well.

Project 365

OK ladies and gentlemen, I am so far behind in my 365 it is not even funny. Lost my camera for a few days so that didn't help the laziness that I have encountered lately. Therefore, today starts a new day for me. I will pick up 365 from today and try to be better at it. When one works nights sometimes it can disorganize you. I promise to do better!