Wintry Mix and some thoughts on the Iraqi Election
I think that the weather term "Wintry Mix" must be peculiar to the middle atlantic states. Sleet, rain, snow, ice, freezing rain, you name it, it's all coming down together out there right now. It looks like the inside of a slurpee machine out there, minus flavor and color, of course. Anyway, it's a mess and we're staying in.
It started with snow here, and we got all excited to go out and walk in it, but by the time we got the boots and scarves on, it had changed over to rain/freezing rain. Not fun.
More later, in the meantime, send your prayers and/or good wishes in the direction of Iraq as both the Iraqi people and the coalition troops prepare to open the polls for the first free elections ever.
My wish is that Iraqis turn out in such great numbers that the terrorist assholes can't possibly carry out their threats to harm all the voters and that maybe, just maybe they'll begin to accept that terrorism just isn't going to win anymore. Naive, perhaps, but at least it's optimistic.
Update: For more info on the Iraqi elections try Friends of Democracy, a blog sponsored by our friends at Spirit of America that chronicles the election from Iraq both in English and in Arabic (through the SoA Arabic blogging tools). Also, don't forget to check out the SoA live election roundup on C-SPAN, Sunday 2pm-4pm EST or see the live webcast here.