Presidential Wax Statues

Sometime ago a wax museum went out of business and auctioned off their presidential wax statues. John Oliver did an episode about the statues, the other celebrities that purchased a statue; and the five statues he bought.

After John Olivier had a few choice words to say about the wax president that Stephen Colbert purchased this happened:

 

Election Day

Tomorrow it will finally be election day.  This election has been irksome to many people and I for one will relish when it is over.  Here is another Saturday Night Live skit from Nov 6 about this election:

From Save The Day a humorous video showing what it would be like to have our current Congress as a co-worker:

In all seriousness though it is important to have a plan for tomorrow:

Here are some tips for election day:

  • Make sure to have all required identification required by your state to vote.  Check with your states Secretary of State to find out what is required.
  • Make sure you know where your polling location is located.
    • Have a plan for how you will get to the polling location; ride share, bus, etc. Leave plenty of time to get there.
    • If the polling location is a school try to avoid the arrival and dismissal time.
  • It is helpful to go through the ballot before hand and figure out how you want to vote.  Bringing a copy of a sample ballot filled out into the polling place is very helpful.  However; do not leave it there, do not show it to anyone, and do not discuss how you are going to vote with anyone.
  • Do not actively campaign while in line.
  • Before snapping that picture in the polling booth, or of your ballot, check with your states Secretary of State on whether it is legal, illegal, falls into a cloudy area, or is just not a good idea.
  • Bring plenty of water to drink in the lines.

Remember that each vote, and each item being voted on, matter and can impact your life:


Registration Deadlines*:

There are still a few states that will allow last minute registrations.  Check with your states Secretary of State or local election official for up to date information:  https://www.usa.gov/election-office

  • Colorado
    • You may also register in person on Election Day.
  • Alaska
    • In a Presidential Election year, for November General Election only, you can register to vote on Election day.
  • Idaho 
    • You may also register in person on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residency.
  • District of Columbia
    • You may also register in person on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residency.
  • Connecticut
    • You may also register in person on Election Day, but only at designated locations.
  • Illinois
    • You may also register in person at designated locations on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residency.
  • Iowa
    • You may also register in person on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residency and identification.
  • Maine 
    •  You may also register in person on or before Election Day.
  • Minnesota
    • You may also register in person on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residency.
  • Montana
    • You may register in person at the county election office on Election Day.
  • New Hampshire
    • You may register to vote on Election Day as long as the polls are open.
  • North Dakota
    • Only state without voter registration.
  • Rhode Island
    • You may register and vote for President/Vice-President only at your local Board of Canvassers on Election Day.
  • Wisconsin
    • You may also register in person on Election Day.
  • Wyoming 
    • You may also register in person on Election Day.

Disclaimer:  *Where I’ve made an effort to have accurate information only your states Secretary of States website has the official and current data.  Please check with them about when to register and what you will need on voting day.

Also I am not affiliated with any candidate, candidates party, or state election office.  They haven’t paid me for this or any other blog post I’ve written about voting.  I believe voting is a vital component of a democracy and it is up to everyone to vote.

More Election Humor

Saturday Night Live did a sketch on the third presidential debate:

Here is Hillary Clintons appearance on SNL on October 4, 2016:

The Simpsons even have a short video about the election this year:

The Al Smith Dinner

The day after the third presidential debate both candidates were at the Al Smith Dinner.  It is an annual charity dinner held to raise funds for Catholic charities and is named after Alfred E. Smith.  Since 1960 the almost all of the two main presidential candidates have attended to poke fun at themselves and their opponents.

Donald Trump was first to give his speech which turned from humor to part political rally.  He was booed at various parts of his speech.  His speech starts at 7:28 into the video.  Hillary Clinton followed and her speech in parts elicited a few groans.  Her speech starts at 25:42 into the video.

Here is the full video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGgxr4Sxoas):

 

 

Bonsai Tree

Bonsai tree’s make good perches for squirrels to eat lunch on:

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Yummy walnut.  🙂

I just wish they would clean up the debris after they are done.

Tried to sleep…

There are some nights when this applies:

I tried everything to get to sleep last night. Well, everything except closing the book and putting it on the nightstand. Let's not get too crazy.

The text reads:

“I tried everything to get to sleep last night. Well, everything except closing the book and putting it on the nightstand. Let’s not get too crazy.”  Author Unknown.

 

 

SNL Clinton TV Ad

Here is a funny SNL Hillary Clinton TV Ad: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3iBb1gvehI)

The similarity between what Hillary Clinton is saying and Bernie Sanders has not escaped the attention of the Sanders Campaign.  In a Meet the Press Interview  Sanders commented about them checking into the copyright.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-eGUxFKelU)

Even during the debate in Michigan the following exchange happened:

Clinton said, “We’re going to refinance everyone’s existing student debt.”

Sanders replied, “I think what Secretary Clinton just said is absolutely right. I think I said it many months before she said it, but thanks for copying a very good idea.”

There is also a Twitter Hashtag: #StealTheBern.  Apparently this is not the first time she has copied her opponents message and style during an election: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myoUzFfEdu0)

 

Ted Talk: Reply to Spam Email

TEDGlobal>Geneva · 09:48 · Filmed Dec 2015
From the description on the Ted Talk:
Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, weeks-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal.