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Brief Concert and Voting Reminder

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Folks, I’ve been working on a story and an edit this past week or so, which is why I’ve been so quiet. But I wanted to do two things before I forgot, so here goes:

  1. Tonight at 7 PM is the Racine Concert Band’s final free Zoo concert of the summer. We will have a giveaway called “the summer sweepstakes spectacular,” and all you have to do to get involved in that is show up, and pick something in the multiple-choice quiz. Fill out a paper, give it to the guy who collects ’em, and they’ll all be put into the tumbler for various drawings. I’m not sure about all the prizes, but one of them is a Fitbit; there also are usually gift certificates to local restaurants.
  2. The Wisconsin 2018 primary is upon us, so if you are a Wisconsin voter, don’t forget to vote on August 14. Your vote is your voice. Use it!

Hope to be back blogging later this week, providing I can get the story I have slaved over to lay a bit better…stay cool!



Written by Barb Caffrey

August 12, 2018 at 6:03 am

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  1. Question from the UK …Are these the Primaries for candidates for the mid-terms?
    Well done for encouraging folk to vote…Apathy is the main villain in the democratic process of government

    Woebegone but Hopeful

    August 13, 2018 at 3:15 am

    • Yes, they are. We can only choose to vote for one party, but it doesn’t matter what party (if any) you belong to. (So, if I wanted to vote in the GOP primary, I could, but then I couldn’t vote for any Ds in their primary. I consider myself a left-leaning Indy.)

      What you do in Wisconsin is, you get a ballot, you mark which of the partisan primaries you’re participating in, and then you vote. (It’s different in other states. Some put all the candidates on the ballot at once, as does Washington State, and the top two, regardless of party, advance to the general election.)

      I was heartened to see that a good friend of mine’s son, just a bit over age 18, has registered to vote. I know my friend and her son definitely plan to vote, as do I.

      Thanks, Roger, for your kind words. I want people to vote their consciences and for the best candidates that fit their views. I have friends (as you’ve seen) who are very far from my own political beliefs; all I want is for them to vote, and pick good candidates who will represent themselves well, and not over-moneyed special interests.

      Barb Caffrey

      August 14, 2018 at 2:42 am

      • Thank you for that Barb. Clears up a great deal for me.
        I have a certain admiration for the principals under which the US democratic process is conducted. What a shame it has been high-jacked by, as you say moneyed-interests and of course the would be demagogues- it is a risk in democracies.
        As the saying goes ‘Democracy is a poor form of government. But all the alternatives are far worse’.
        Pass a message onto your friend’s son from this ragged old UK socialist ‘Well done. Voting is your responsibility. There is no more important duty’…and well done to your friend for bringing up their son in that mindset.
        Best wishes to you all.

        Woebegone but Hopeful

        August 14, 2018 at 3:50 am

      • Thank you so much, Roger. ‘Tis much appreciated.

        Barb Caffrey

        August 15, 2018 at 12:34 pm

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        Woebegone but Hopeful

        August 16, 2018 at 2:32 am

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