That's right. It's Election Day in these fifty United States, plus Puerto Rico and the various territories associated with the US.
So, if you're eligible to vote, and haven't already done so, especially in those parts of the US like my home state of Nevada, where one can vote early(which I did on Thursday last), go do it to-day.
Don't procrastinate about this. MAKE the time and take the trouble to vote, because of the importance of this particular election's out-come to not only the US, but the world.
I voted for Obama/Biden, and I would urge all those who call themselves progressives, whether of a moderate, liberal or radical stripe, to do likewise.
If you can't bring yourself to do that, at least vote for Nader/Gonzalez, Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party's Presidential nominee, or the various nominees for the Peace and Freedom Party, Communist Party USA, Socialist Workers' Party, or any of the other Left parties that may be on the ballot in your particular part of the Union.
If you're of a rightist bent, then vote for Bob Barr, the Libertarian Presidential nominee, the American(Independent American Party in Nevada)Party's nominee, or whomever else you feel will do the job.
As for McCain/Palin, I won't endorse votin' for 'em. But, if that's whom you support the most strongly, then vote for 'em, nonetheless.
Either way, and for whomever you go and vote, just get out there and vote as soon as possible.
Authoritarian types love small electoral turn-outs, because those results, and those constituencies that do participate, are just that much easier to control.
So, what are you waiting for??? An engraved invitation from the Czar of All the Russias???? Well, forget about that, 'cos, the Czar's long-gone, and so's his staff, so forget about the invite.
Just go down to your local polling place, get in line, and take the time and trouble to cast your vote for the candidates and causes you want.
Do it TO-DAY, 'cos to-morrow's gonna be too damn little, too damn late, and the polls will be closed.
Vote, so at the very least, you'll have earnt the right to bitch about the results, policies and out-comes of this election, and the people put in as a result thereof.
If you don't, that's on your head, and yours alone.
Finally, to any Californians reading this, please vote NO on Prop. 8. Marriage is for everyone, or at least should be.
That's it from here.
Go vote, and be seeing you.