A Better Way

This has been playing in my head all week. Last night it just got louder.

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I voted.

Which apparently got me so excited that one side of my collar turned up.

It’s going to be a long and exciting day. The Atlantic put Buncombe on its list of swing state counties to watch. Forty seven percent of all registered voters in the county have already voted. This means we could easily see a final turnout around 65 percent (What? Yes!). Work probably won’t end until midnight. Here goes.

If you’re voting on Election Day


Here’s where you can find your polling place. This is important information, as Asheville has a dizzying array of precincts, some of them quite small.

Furthermore, when people move, they often forget to update their address with the Board of Elections, and thus may have to vote in their old location.

Be prepared for long lines — turnout has already been through the roof in early voting this year — I’d set aside at least an hour to go vote, especially if you’re in a heavily populated precinct like downtown, Shiloh or Montford.

Look over the Mountain Xpress’ Voter Guide if you need to know about the local races. If you’re a liberal, Scrutiny Hooligans has a useful guide that goes down the entire ballot, explanations included.

I haven’t been able to find a conservative equivalent yet, but if someone knows of one, let me know and I’ll post a link to it.

Fundamentalists pray to golden bull

Yes, those are Christian fundamentalists praying at a statue of a frickin’ giant golden bull. From the department of “Shit I couldn’t make up if I tried.”

Prayer needed for global economy:

“We are going to intercede at the site of the statue of the bull on Wall Street to ask God to begin a shift from the bull and bear markets to what we feel will be the ‘Lion’s Market,’ or God’s control over the economic systems,” she said. “While we do not have the full revelation of all this will entail, we do know that without intercession, economies will crumble.”

Cindy is encouraging prayer groups to intercede for banks and financial institutions in your area. Cindy says each of us has to be accountable to the Lord.

No irony here, naturally. None at all.

Because it washes us all the fuck out once in awhile

Sage advice

Happy Saturday.

Reasons I love Asheville, 1 and 2


Outside famous downtown hole-in-the-wall Loretta’s. There was a Wendy’s stand across the street.


Action figures at Malaprop’s. They’ve sold out of Edgar Allan Poe.