My wife was the first voter in our precinct this morning; I was number 518 this afternoon about 5:30 PM. It was not a particularly unusual wait for a presidential election. Of course, this is an overwhelmingly Republican county, so this does not mean much, in a state where Romney did not really need to do anything to be sure of carrying our electoral votes.
I would encourage anyone under 30 who has anything on the ball to consider a move to Canada or Australia -- countries that do not seem intent on self-destruction.
The only good news of the day is my wrists. While there is some arthritis involved, it appears that much of this pain is weakness in my rotator cuff muscles. My doctor in California gave me some exercises to do for this, which are effectively an isometric exercise that strengthens them, and in some obscure way, reduces the pain down the arms.
UPDATE: This is looking increasingly bad. I hope young people look forward to a future with expensive but available health insurance, but no jobs.
UPDATE 2: It looks like my Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger stock will recover. Small consolation, in a future that, if we are lucky, will end up looking like Road Warrior.