- Younger Son is all signed up to be a poll worker in Minneapolis at the August 11 primary, plus the November 3 general election. I am not signed up to be a poll worker, unlike pretty much every election since 2014. Being at higher risk myself (age, obesity) and living with someone at much higher risk (age, obesity, male, type 2 diabetic, stage 4 kidney disease) I am not willing to risk sitting at our polling place for 13 hours no matter what safety measures are in place.
- The Wisconsin primary — but not its presidential primary — is next Tuesday. (Non-binding presidential primary was in April.) Smokey and I mailed in our ballots over a week ago. Mail service has been rather unreliable over the past few months, which I blamed on low morale at the USPS. For example, we got no mail delivery on Monday, even though the email of scanned envelopes I get every morning showed that we had mail. Now I find that it is all the fault of the new Postmaster General, who put in directives bound to screw up mail delivery. ::fuming::
- I filed all my July state and federal campaign finance reports on time, well before the due date on some. I am proud.
And now, rants in a somewhat different key than usual.