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Get out and vote, Game of Thrones is getting leaked by jerks, the great iguana escape, a (bleep) sandwich, killer squirrels and more: The update for Nov. 8

I am the Prince who was promised. I will probably get to nail Daenerys in Season 7. Stop whining about 35 degrees, Houston. Try living on the wall with a bunch of dudes.

It’s election day, and all the focus has been on the farce that has been the race for president. We are left with the lesser of two evils. Our system sucks. We need more options as far as parties go, but the deck is stacked against that. So this is what we have.

Regardless, whatever you do today, cast your ballot. Whether it is for Trump or Clinton or third party. Your vote matters. More importantly, there are other critical races that will have a more direct impact on your day-to-day lives.

There are also a lot of people who will vote straight ticket. A lot of people who have no idea and will simply vote for names. Others who no longer have their mental capacities and are making choices for you. For that reason you owe it to yourself — and the rest of us — to cast an educated vote. Whatever your affiliation, straight ticket voting is lazy. Refusing to vote for a Republican simply because they are a Republican is silly. Vote for the person who you view as most qualified, will do the best job and best represent the interests of the populace.

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Yes, I voted today. And wore my Leafs hat as a joke for all the people saying they are moving to Canada if (fill in the blank) wins. Oh, and because they play tonight.

For my friends in Harris County, here is a list of the polling places.

We have also compiled a list of endorsements to help you inform yourself on some of the less prominent races, and see what groups are backing which candidates, which also tells you something. I basically used a combination of opinions from all of these, leaning heavily to the ABA on the key judges. So here they are:

The ABA gives its recommendation for judicial positions up for election.

Here is a list of the Chronicle’s endorsements. Updates with their non-slideshow version and printable guide.

This is from the Texas conservative review.

This is from the young democrats.

This is the league of women’s voters.

This is the GLBT’s endorsements.

Hopefully, this gives you an idea of what some of these organizations are thinking. Good luck and thank you for using your voice. A few people have asked who I am voting for. I appreciate that people want insight, but what is important to me in downtown Houston might not work for you. So use all the information you have and take advantage of your most important right as an American.

Spoiler alert: So apparently most of the next season of Game of Thrones has been leaked, thanks to a dickweed Reddit user. DO NOT read if you do not want to know. But it does not seem all that plausible. My guess it is much like last year, a lot of this is correct, and a lot is pure fan fiction.

Nice win: The Rockets went into Washington and took care of business, winning 114-106. James Harden is still turning the ball over too much (eight last night) but the Rockets are 4-3 and the offense is clicking. Harden has been a point and assist machine so far in Mike D’Antoni’s offense.

Seahawks offense returns: A healthy Russell Wilson helped the Seahawks outscore Buffalo. Some  more crap officiating calls, too.

Another great animal video: The awesome baby ninja lizard who escapes a countless number of snakes is the hero we need.

This is a real sh– sandwich: Literally. Truly disgusting.

And finally: The clown menace has seemed to dissipate. But a new threat has emerged. Killer squirrels.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

(In honor of the election…more of a song of the day.)

Feel the way it goes when the words have left the mark
With the promise of tomorrow,
That tricks and leaves you in the dark
There’s something in the air,
And there’s something rising up
Not one but a million that have had enough
Hey, yo, no
I’m not good at going away
I got something more to say
Kickin’, screaming, it knocks you down, it knocks you down
Hey yo, go, underneath we’ll tear you down
Secrets from the underground,
Ain’t gonna stop so far!
This is not an anthem,
Or a threat in someone’s name
But a promise that tomorrow
Will rock and burn, and things won’t change!
There’s something in the air,
There’s something rising up
Not one but a million that have had enough!
Hey, yo, no
I’m not good at going away
I got something more to say
Kickin’, screaming, it knocks you down, it knocks you down
Hey yo, go, underneath we’ll tear you down
Secrets from the underground,
Ain’t gonna stop so far!
Underneath we’ll tear you down
Oh, oh, oh, secrets from the underground
Hey, no, no
I’m not good at going away
I got something more to say
Kickin’, screaming, it knocks you down, it knocks you down
Hey yo, go, underneath we’ll tear you down
Secrets from the underground,
Ain’t gonna stop so far!
Hey yo, go
Hey yo, go
Secrets from the underground,
Ain’t gonna stop so far!
Secrets from the underground, The Offspring.

 

4 Comments on Get out and vote, Game of Thrones is getting leaked by jerks, the great iguana escape, a (bleep) sandwich, killer squirrels and more: The update for Nov. 8

  1. Hi Fred! As an FYI, the snake video, which I saw yesterday, is awesome! But in the above article, your link goes to Russel Wilson – not the ninja lizard.

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  2. People should see that – the twitter comments on it are great! Many don’t realize that it just hatched.

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  3. Thanks just fixed it.

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  4. Should not have read the potential spoilers for GOT. Now I really can’t wait to see what happens. Almost makes me want to go back and watch the series over again just to get my fix.

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