On top of everything else early voting in Florida started on Saturday Aug 13th. I got my sample ballot on that same day. And it included a couple races I checked and don’t seem to be on the ballot I downloaded Monday from the county web site. Since DeathSantis took over and started his republican maga cult kingdom the election system has taken an awfully bad hit. I used to get my sample ballot with plenty of time to research each candidate and then Ron and I would talk about them and decide which ones we would support. This time with Ron having doctors appointments more often than I do, and with all the things going on, getting the ballot late while the state cut the early voting to only one week from Aug 13 to Aug 20 along with my being ill, I have been scrambling to research the primary candidates while Ron and I have limited time to talk it over. We have to go vote tomorrow morning, it is the only time we have, because James and Ron are leaving to go up to Ron’s brother’s 50th anniversary and Ron doesn’t want me to go to vote on voting day with the huge lines alone. As it is last time, I did not take my walker and had a very hard time standing in line and voting even though it was a short time in line compared to other places in Florida and they really helped me getting me a sit-down voting spot. I will say that the difference in treatment from voting in a majority white district is huge compared to voting in an oppressed minority district.
With everything going on I worked to post some stuff and then researched the candidates. WOW what a revelation for the local races, especially for school boards where most of the candidates were off the wall bizarre maga parents with the goal of first stopping the woke takeover of the teachers who are grooming the students which is making them trans / gay. This is the primaries, not the general. These lower races are not partisan, so the primaries are open to both parties to vote. Looking these candidates up scared me their views and realizing they were likely to win.
I also noted that the highest state offices had democrats that were to the right of center or center candidates. Yes we have a few who are normal democratic liberal candidates which in Florida is about as progressive as we can get. I like some of those. I like the ones that were former public defenders, worked for equality issues, and other things that helped the lower income people / workers. I will be voting for them. But too many of them were republican lite in the democratic primary. Again for those that keep saying the democrats must go to the center or even to the right to get that right leaning vote, the republicans don’t want to vote for republican lite when they can have the full republican candidate. It is the losing position.
Now to address my comments. I was sick for a week. I also get very tired after eating and so have to go to bed for a nap. The doctor explained what was happening. Because I am unable to move much, lowering my calorie intake is a good thing. For me that means eating only twice a day with small portions. But because my blood sugar is low before I eat, I take my insulin and eat, my blood sugar goes down further for a while causing me to get very tired before it bounces back up. He said if I have the time and it is not interfering with my life just go sleep, it helps my pain levels also. If I want it fixed, he will draw up a program for me next visit. So for now, this means after eating lunch (which is my first meal) I go to take a nap and rest my back. I get up and work, then after eating supper I go to bed for the night. Remember If you took my life in a 24 hour period, I will spend more of it in bed than up most day. That is not true all the time, sometimes I get up in the middle of the night and go to the computers because my pain won’t let me sleep.
The point of my telling you the above is I have not answered comments or been to other blogs since I got sick last Thursday. I thought throwing up on the car door and all over the parking lot was because I drank a lot of water and had stop and roll then stop again traffic for 30 minutes. Seems I had a bug, and I really hope I did not give it to anyone else. I will start on the comments next beginning with the oldest I can get to. Tomorrow we are going to vote, then I will be going with Ron to help him do the shopping because remember he just had a large metal wire sliver that got into his heal removed first at home then the rest taken out in the walk-in convenient care, plus he had the three-day heavy metal tests on his back he just got removed this afternoon. I just think he would love to have company in the great fight for food. The point of all this is it is going to take a few days for me to catch up. If I miss your comment because it disappeared before I could get to it or I somehow overlooked it in my rush to get caught up, comment again. Thanks for understanding things are a bit rushed and overwhelming right now. Hugs and lots of loves. Scottie