I know you expected the granddaddy of all rants today, but no, I'm not going there.
Instead, I want to express my gratitude for living in a country in which citizens select their leaders. Recently I said to Kristin, "Aren't you glad that we don't live in a country where you might awaken one morning to find that an army killed our President overnight and has selected a new leader for us? What if you looked out the window this morning and saw big tanks rolling down our street with soldiers holding guns at the ready, looking at all of our houses suspiciously?"
And I'm glad to be alive to see both an African American and a female be key figures in the race for the top two offices in our country.
So, I want to say thank you to everyone, such as my father, a decorated WWII veteran, who made sacrifices this generation can't really comprehend so that we can stand in a long, long line to cast a vote today. God bless America.
*EDIT: Arrived at polling site at 5:45 AM, done at 7:00 AM. Go Maverick!
And now on to the latest update by the crack reporting staff here at 2nd Cup, lifted from the Saturday edition of the Muncie newspaper. Do not miss what happened when the Bad Breath Bandit left the store:
Police Search for Bandit with Bad Breath
Muncie police are looking for a bandit with bad breath who held up the Save On Liquor Store, 1920 S. Madison St., late Thursday.
A male wearing a ski mask and hooded sweatshirt walked into the store around 10:45 p.m. and demanded cash from a clerk after displaying a handgun, according to police detective Sgt. Mike Engle.
The clerk indicated the suspect had bad breath.
A surveillance video showed the robber put the gun in a pocket of his sweatshirt as he left the store, and the gun discharged.
Police checked with local hospital emergency rooms and other medical clinics to find a possible gunshot victim, but no suspect was immediately found.