Herr Rudolphus der Rude

Herr Rudolphus der Rude
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Reindeer Breeder
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Breed: Orange Fokker - Knows Reindeer (still) . Renowned creator of Flying Reindeer, Herr Rude bred the first illuminated Air Deer and holds numerous copyrights and patents. he is the originator of such popular sports as Error Hockey and Rat Hockey and Hare Jitsu Herr Rude also developed and claims all legal patent, trademark, and copy rights to: Flying Pigs (Error Hogs)(air hogs)(Ehre hogs) Flying Monkeys (Error Monkeys)(Error Monkeys)( Ehre Monkeys) Flying rabbits (Error Hare)(Air Hare) (Ehre hare) and all other "Erroneous" animals derived on his patterns and patents

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NOVEMBER 7, 2012 9:22AM

Thoughts of a Presiding Judge

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Hmmmmm...

“You Guys” appear to have “Won”.

Since I will have to live with the result, I sincerely wish you the best of luck with that.

I spent election day being the “Presiding Judge” overseeing the election process at a small town Ohio precinct. To quote Mark twain on being tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail, “If it weren't for the Honor of the occasion, I'd rather walked. “

This was the first time I'd been a poll worker, let alone “In charge of Polling”. What it meant was that I got up at 4:30 am, set up the polling place starting at 5:30, opened the polls at 6:30, did not leave the table where I was “presiding” from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm except to settle polling issues. My primary “job” was in seeing that voters who voted them understood how to fill out a provisional ballot well enough to fill out the ballot. ( That and, as soothingly as possible, explain why they had to vote “provisionally”, and why, if they continued to insist on their right to vote “non-provisionally” and became obstreperous about it, they would have to leave) ( only two of those, fortunately)

At 7:30, my “opposite party” worker and I shut down the polling place, and he and I transported the ballots and memory cards from the machines over to the board of elections, arriving with them not later than 9:30, under penalty of law. We got there about 9:00, finally unloaded about 9:45. I took him home and got home myself about 10:30. A pleasant little 16 hour day. . Plus 4 hours of training the previous week, plus 2 hours picking up supplies on Saturday, let's call it 22 hours of steady work (no breaks) for a total fee of $120 dollars. Just over $5.00 dollars an hour. Closer to $4.00 after taxes.

Like I said, if it weren't for the Honor, I would rather have walked.

But there IS the “Honor” of it. Even to having to spend an hour and a half in my tiny Toyota cooped up with a full blooded Native American Democrat with whom I shared custody of the ballots while returning them to the board of Elections. I Tea Party. He helped occupy Xenia. We both hate politicians.

Maybe that's a start.

Anyway, I just woke up long enough to see who won. Congratulations, I think.

Good luck with the Politician thing, we're all going to need it.

I'm going back to bed now, will enlarge on my thoughts, this post election day, later.

( Got to get up by noon, to do my Church youth group, back at 10 pm)

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Way to go.

Service is service.

Let me know whether or not you get e-mail notification of this comment. So far, no one I've spoken to this morning is getting notified via e-mail of comments on their blogs.
Thanks for tolerating the "honor" thing... here's hoping that next time around you don't go for the pedestrian thing... we all need folk like you. R&R ;-)
Rated for the Honour.
~r~