I’m off to the polls this evening to vote early. Here is the sample ballot for Harris County.
Just in case you wonder, I’m almost voting straight Republican. In most cases, I don’t have a choice since the Republican nominee is running unopposed. For Governor, I’ll hold my nose and vote for Rick Perry, then go home and wash my hands. For Lt. Governor, there’s not enough soap for me to vote for David Dewhurst, so I’m just going to sit that one out.
I’m also going to sit out the State Representative District 136. Beverly Woolley voted against appraisal caps and then passed that horrendous small business tax. She might as well be a Democrat.
Proposition Aâ€Ž means more road construction. Haven’t we had enough road construction? It’s everywhere already. I’m voting against.
Proposition Bâ€Ž means more police and fire. I’ll support that. Somebody needs to arrest the Katrina hoodlums.
Proposition Câ€Ž means more parks, and I’ll vote for that. If I don’t, they might as well pave the rest of Houston and just make it one big slab of concrete.
Proposition Dâ€Ž is “general improvement,” whatever that is. And as much as I would like to be generally improved, I’m voting against.
Proposition Eâ€Ž is for libraries. Why do we still have libraries? I’m voting against.
Proposition Fâ€Ž is for affordable housing. City-sponsored slums? I think not.
Proposition Gâ€Ž allows the city to raise taxes higher than cloud 9. I think not. This another of Mayor Bill White’s devious schemes to get around the limits on taxes we voted for last year when Proposition 2 passed.
Proposition Hâ€Ž is a trick question. It says, “Shall the City of Houston be authorized to collect and spend â€Ž$â€Ž90 â€Žmillion for increased policeâ€Ž, â€Žfire and emergency medical services without raising the property tax rateâ€Ž?â€Ž” The *rate* hasn’t changed in years because they won’t pass appraisal caps. Liars, cheats, politicians. I vote no.