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Photos of that restored spinning wheel are here.

Photos from the handspinning craft show at the library are here.

And the Boone County Conservation District's Pioneer Days (last weekend) are here.

Trying to be amused rather than angry about political candidates who think that "middle class" is defined by income of $200K per year, or that commercial airplanes should have windows that can be opened at will. I will not be voting for either of the major candidates. As far as I can see, there is little difference between them. Obama is just as much a sellout to the corporate interests as Romney is, he just conceals it more carefully. And he not only signed the NDAA with that horribly unconstitutional provision for detention of US citizens (or anyone) without habeas corpus but is now insisting on appealing it after a federal judge threw it out as unconstitutional. Nope. Totally lost my vote. I'm voting for the Green Party again. Sure, they will never win, but at least I'm voting for what I believe in rather than the "lesser" of two huge and disastrous evils.

Date: 2012-09-26 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dakhun.livejournal.com
I absolutely cannot blame anyone for not voting in this election. :-P

Also I should note that in all the previous US elections I can remember, there was always some burning issue that made the US election of prime interest here in Canada. But now, for the first time ever, it makes no difference to me who wins. So I don't care, I don't have to care, and I'm pretty happy about that too. :-)

Date: 2012-09-26 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dakhun.livejournal.com
The effects of another extreme (more extreme than Reagan or either Bush) right wing administration here would certainly overflow into Canada economically if not socially.

In the past two US elections in a row, out of fear of what the Republicans might do, I've wanted the Democrats to get in. After that, seeing the results having little or no correlation to the fears, I just don't buy into the fear argument anymore.

Here's one economic example: Bush gave us the first "buy American" clause, and then less than a year later Obama gave us the second one. Here's another: Romney said he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline immediately after taking office, while Obama is going to do it eventually after the election. No functional difference. Take any issue of trade between Canada and the US and it is a wash between the candidates.

As for social issues in Canada, those will depend ONLY on who gets elected as our prime minister of Canada, and will have nothing to do with who gets elected US president - the US has absolutely no leadership here in social issues. Actually, I can't think of many (any?) places where the US actually has leadership in social issues anymore.

So I'll be just (as) fine either way.

Date: 2012-10-05 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dakhun.livejournal.com
It took me a while to find the right words to encapsulate just exactly why I found this to be a trifle offensive. It sort of sounds like you have a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude here.

Either vote FOR who you want to vote FOR, or don't vote at all, but don't blame someone for not using their vote if you are pretty much not using yours properly either.

Date: 2012-09-26 09:31 am (UTC)
hrrunka: Frowning face from a character sheet by Keihound (kei frown)
From: [personal profile] hrrunka
It's all looking pretty grim party-wise this side, too...

Date: 2012-09-27 02:02 am (UTC)
sabbath_silverclaw: made by a friend on LJ. (Default)
From: [personal profile] sabbath_silverclaw
I'm with you on voting the Green Party. Neither major idiot should be in office. Frankly, none of the candidates are worth backing, but at least the Green Party candidate seems to have something to get behind.

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