This week’s link list is election themed, since next Tuesday is a big day. I won’t reveal who I voted for because I don’t fit in a “Republican” or “Democrat” box and therefore I don’t want to be judged based on who I voted for for president. But I think every one who is able should vote (and I’m not just saying that to make Mr. Stewart* happy!), plus, I try to make the most informed decision I can for each office I vote for (check your county clerk’s website to get info on exactly what your county will be voting on before election day), so the links I’m sharing today are very helpful to that end. Be sure to read Scott Berkun’s “How to Pick a President.”
Okay, enough of that election stuff! Definitely check out the two kitty links–there’s one video and one picture–and the sad, sweet story called “Mysterious Yellow Rose.”
Lolcats ‘n’ Funny Pictures of Cats – I Can Has Cheezburger?
The second of the kitty links this week features my favorite snack cracker and a beautiful cat. Yum-purr.
If I Had a Million Dollars… | Sarah Jo Austin
I miss Naveed and Stella! Sometime soon I’ll post the adorable picture Liz sent of our poor pissed off kitties with birthday hats on. Supposedly they were celebrating my birthday, but they did not look like they liked it. They’re so cute. So anyway, this is one of two adorable kitty links this week. Cute overload alert!
Supporters in Springfield Relate to Palin | KSPR News | Local News
Hi, Mom! That’s right–my mom is featured quite a bit in this video about Sarah Palin’s visit to Bass Pro Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. She’s interviewed by the newscaster, and the last voice-over during the video is her, too. Regardless of who you’re voting for, watch the video and say hi to my mom!
The United States Constitution – The U.S. Constitution Online – USConstitution.net
Read it. The presidential job description (plus those of our senators and representatives) are in there. Go ahead, make Mr. Stewart happy.
frontline: the choice 2004: leadership: the qualities that bear on presidential performance | PBS
This 2004 article is referenced in Scott Berkun’s “How to Pick a President,” so it’s a must-read if you want semi-objective basis on which to make your decision on November 4.
scottberkun.com » Essay #59 – How to pick a president
I expected a rant clearly aimed at persuading readers to vote for a certain candidate, but that is not what this is. Take the time to read this. Democracy in America will be better for it.
Mysterious Yellow Rose | TWISI’s Xanga Site – Weblog
Found this through the friend of a friend. This, my friends, is true love.
Time Off to Vote for Employees — A State by State Survey | The Word
Don’t miss your chance to take part in democracy (and get a little time off in doing so)!! This page lists state-by-state regulations for voting. I’ve highlighted the section about Missouri, but readers in other states should click through and find the rules for their states.
– An employee is given up to three hours leave to vote, unless the employee has three consecutive non-working hours in which to vote while polls are open. The employee must request leave prior to election day, and the employer may designate the time that the employee is given off from work. This time off is paid.
(Mo. Rev. Stat. Section 115.639)
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
*”Time will pass–will you?” or “That’s not a ‘no’, that’s a ‘heck no’!” Any other Mr. Stewert quotes out there, NHS alum??