the smell of my desperation has become a stench


  • me

    2004/11/02 at 6:45 am

    way to go

  • Karen Rani

    2004/11/02 at 6:45 am

    I’m not an American, but I am a strong supporter of voting – especially WOMEN voters….it’s so important to ourselves, our children and our future! Great picture!

  • sab

    2004/11/02 at 6:46 am

    If I was American I would vote to. For Kerry.

  • sarcastic journalist

    2004/11/02 at 6:47 am

    You do, in fact, have very nice long legs. I’d vote, but well, I live in Texas and according to the People That Be, we don’t matter.

    Pooey on them. Either way, I’ll support who wins.

  • Julie

    2004/11/02 at 6:48 am

    Wish I could vote, just a lowly Canadian here.

  • tonya

    2004/11/02 at 6:50 am

    I voted!!

  • kim

    2004/11/02 at 6:50 am

    hey sarcastic journalist? why don’t we matter? I’m in Texas. And although my vote won’t much count LOL I voted LAST WEEK!!!

  • Amber

    2004/11/02 at 6:51 am

    I am on it.

  • kEma

    2004/11/02 at 6:53 am

    ohh you voted..I bet lil Leta voted for Chuck!

  • di

    2004/11/02 at 6:53 am

    i voted blue in a red state!

  • Em in Houston

    2004/11/02 at 6:54 am

    I’m in Texas too. I didn’t know we didn’t count. When did we get removed from the states? Are we our own country again? I’ve got to pay better attention! I was planning to vote on my lunch hour – but if it doesn’t count….

  • Louise

    2004/11/02 at 6:56 am

    I voted in cold and rainy Texas!

  • Joe

    2004/11/02 at 6:58 am

    Who did Leta vote for?

  • Brigitte

    2004/11/02 at 6:59 am

    I wish I could vote – I’m a New Zealander living here in the States (married to an American.) Luckily I don’t have to be nervous about my state, which is blue all the way.

  • tiffany

    2004/11/02 at 7:00 am

    Is anyone here this morning NOT in Texas? I’m so disillusioned… Al Gore promised me that every single vote would be counted. Are you calling Al Gore a LIAR??

  • Chris From Ohio

    2004/11/02 at 7:02 am

    One for Kerry here, in a very swinging state…

  • Evil Stepmother

    2004/11/02 at 7:03 am

    I voted early (Thursday), which brings to mind the phrase, “Vote Early, Vote Often.”

    This is the first year my state has allowed early voting, and my stepdad asked what would happen if I went to my regular place today, since they make those books way in advance.

    I told him I wasn’t going to break election law to satisfy his curiosity.

    Early voting took forever here. I know some western states have had it for a while. Is it easy in your state, or is it always slow?

  • Beerzie Yoink

    2004/11/02 at 7:03 am

    Nose held, vote cast. Anything else?

  • Daniel

    2004/11/02 at 7:05 am

    I voted for the write-in candidate, Heather Armstrong.

  • Em

    2004/11/02 at 7:05 am

    I feel sick. The sickness may last four years if Bush wins.

    I have crossed everything possible.

  • sarcastic journalist

    2004/11/02 at 7:06 am

    i’m just saying that we know this is a “red” state. I couldn’t make up my mind, anyway. So YOUR vote counts. I’m all for getting out to vote but just not for me this year.

  • Regan

    2004/11/02 at 7:06 am

    I voted! It will make no difference, as I live in Georgia. But I voted!

    got my sticker and everything. woohoo!

  • Owen

    2004/11/02 at 7:07 am

    I voted blue in a purple state! Did Leta get a sticker that said she voted?

  • peach

    2004/11/02 at 7:07 am

    I hope you impressed upon Leta the importance of voting a straight Democrat ticket this year…

    (P.S. I’m in Indiana, the oddest state in the country what with the no time change thing (good!) the entirely Democrat-controlled state government for the last 16 years (good!) and the state that always always always goes to the Republicans in the Presidentials (Bad, VERY VERY BAD!).)

    (P.P.S. And I voted. D.)

  • jane

    2004/11/02 at 7:11 am

    Yay for the blues in red states! Especially the ones whose “votes won’t count.” Every vote counts, even if only to voice one’s (in this case, extreme) dissatisfaction with the opposite candidate.

  • Amber

    2004/11/02 at 7:11 am

    I voted. And it took me 5 hours to vote. And I got a sticker that said I voted, too. I guess they want to make you feel special for voting now? I tried to feel like a little kid again, you know, when getting a sticker is pretty exciting, but for some reason it just didn’t work. Oh well. Maybe next election they’ll hand out lolly pops. Anyone else get a sticker?

    That picture makes you guys look stick thin with long legs. Are you sure you aren’t just stick figures? I think I can tell that you are the one taking the picture, and Jon is the one holding Leta.

    Is this commenting crowd full of Texans or what? I’m from Texas, but I moved to the cold, snowy north just a few years ago. I miss the warm weather. It’s cold and rainy here in Indiana.

  • Amber

    2004/11/02 at 7:13 am

    I guess others got a sticker, too, and they all said so while I was typing my post. 🙂

  • Kelli

    2004/11/02 at 7:14 am

    I voted Saturday-before-last for Kerry, during early voting. Somehow, NC manages to elect Democrats for other offices including governor, and we did elect John Edwards to the Senate, but I somehow feel we’ll once again go to the Republicans in the presidential election. But, I’m not giving up hope yet.

    BTW – thanks for the lovely halloween pics of Leta Frog. Your halloween summary gave me a good, much needed, laugh!!!

  • Gordon

    2004/11/02 at 7:15 am

    I voted for Kerry (in Virginia)

    I also got to vote on two ballot issues: 1) I had no idea what it was for, I think I had to do with something if a Congressman gets kicked out of his district because they redrew his district, he still gets to represent it? I think?

    2) Establishes a bigger chain of command in case the Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and the Speaker all get shot by a crazed postal worker. Ok, that works, I think.

  • Seema

    2004/11/02 at 7:16 am

    Nice picture 🙂

    And I live in Texas too and voted last week even though it theoretically doesn’t count! I like to think when I see the results of the nationwide popular vote, my vote is among those (g).

  • Guy Slade

    2004/11/02 at 7:17 am

    I wish I could vote…. I have a green card and so I am a victim of taxation without representation.

    I thought the war of independance was supposed to have fixed this?

  • Shan

    2004/11/02 at 7:17 am

    Voted for Kerry at a bright and early 7:20 AM.

  • Kano

    2004/11/02 at 7:17 am

    Woooo hoooo going to vote at lunch…Good news is my buddy tells me 90 percent of his Office is voting BUSH!!!!

  • Colleen

    2004/11/02 at 7:17 am

    how many days of the count, recount, lawsuits, Supreme Court… until we know?

    PS I didn’t vote for him in 2000 either.

  • Kano

    2004/11/02 at 7:20 am

    Ummm Colleen….I didn’t vote for Kerry in 2000….Nor did I in 2004

  • Tim

    2004/11/02 at 7:21 am

    I just stood in the rain with a TON of other people voting in urban St. Louis City for an hour and a half. No one left. It was truly amazing. I was proud (especially since its a very very liberal area of town).

  • maryse

    2004/11/02 at 7:22 am

    i love living in massachusetts, but today i wish i lived in ohio or pennsylvania or florida or hell, even new hampshire

  • adrienne

    2004/11/02 at 7:22 am

    I wish I could vote…taxation without representation, damnit.

    Just remember your right to bear arms, people. You never know when a sawed-off shotgun might come in handy.

  • moose

    2004/11/02 at 7:23 am

    I’m a blue in a red state. So my vote “doesn’t count?” I beg to differ. I think it’s very important that whoever wins realize just how much of the popular vote they DIDN’T get. Cheney said they thought about that for about 30 seconds before continuing on with their own private agenda. But still. But still. Every opportunity to rub it in the face must be taken. If I must go down, I’m going down fighting, clawing every inch of the way. So there. That’s just the kind of mood I’m in this morning. Look out, voting booth.

  • Guy

    2004/11/02 at 7:24 am

    Ummmm Kano…. I doubt Colleen’s comment on who she voted for had anything to do with who you voted for.

  • Beth

    2004/11/02 at 7:27 am

    I’m an American living in England. Sent off the absentee ballot a while ago. Today I’m wearing a sticker that says, “I THINK I voted!”

  • DoulaBrooke

    2004/11/02 at 7:28 am

    Voted Kerry in Arizona!!! Woohoo!

  • Kano

    2004/11/02 at 7:28 am

    Gosh, Guy! I never thought of that. I seem to less intelligent every day anymore…..Maybe I am a Kerry supporter after all.

  • Laura

    2004/11/02 at 7:29 am

    I can’t vote. I live in Arizona and I have tried to register THREE TIMES. Once was in last years election, twice was for this years election. You know what they told me? That I wasn’t an american citizen. I’m pretty sure that I am……I guess that my hometown isnt considered in America. Yes, its a border town, but you don’t need a passport to go there (last time I checked) Anyway Im a little bitter….I wanted to vote and get stupid Bush out of the office. Grrrr stupid Arizona.

  • Guy

    2004/11/02 at 7:32 am

    Sorry Kano, just sounded like you thought she thought you voted Kerry.

    …’less intelligent everyday’…. I guess some things just rub off…. although, let’s face it, could he be any less intelligent than he already is?

  • Amber

    2004/11/02 at 7:32 am

    Don’t worry, Kano, that unintelligence disease seems to be affecting all of us nowadays. I think it originated somewhere off the coast of France. Of France!!

  • Dee

    2004/11/02 at 7:33 am

    1. Is it #3 for George?

    2. I want a scarf just like that!!

    3. I’d love to know how you do the chuck overlays on different backgrounds so cleanly. What do you use? how do you cut him out so cleanly?

    4. OMG – Leta is precious 🙂

    5. Hi again George — love Chuck’s rear!

    Seriously, totaly awesome!

  • -kayde.

    2004/11/02 at 7:34 am

    i voted early this morning and it only took about 10 minutes. granted i still didn’t get a sticker so i’m feeling a little ripped off.

    i of course voted sensibly, for kerry.

  • Amanda B.

    2004/11/02 at 7:34 am

    Your vote does count! The government pays attention to the statistics, and even if Bush/Kerry takes your state, your vote will not go unnoticed.


  • Marie

    2004/11/02 at 7:34 am

    I live in Texas too, and hell fuckin’ yeah, I voted. ( “even though my vote for Kerry doesn’t count”….that’s bullshit!) Vote, or STFU!

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