Our daughter recently put forward her "mushroom theory of campaign signs." Once they pop up on a street, they spread. Overnight two Obama signs sprouted on two neighboring lawns. They went unchallenged for several days, until during the following rainy Saturday (mushrooms love damp conditions) a McCain/Palin sign and a McCrory sign (candidate for NC Governor) popped up on another lawn. Daughter was happy to see the diversity on our street, and the confirmation of her mushroom theory. I was happy to see the signs spreading their Democratic or Republican spores from the expected yards, as I like to think I understand my neighbors' points of view. On our street we have a nearly miraculous harmony, and nearly every house has children in it. We get along amazingly well, and look after each others kids, cats, dogs, etc. But we amicably agree and disagree on politics, and we have just about every part of the spectrum, except the extremes.
>>>> Appendix de Grenouille <<<< Voila! This illustration is from the start of my performance art titled "The American Presidential Election." I roll the dice, colored for Republicans, Democrats and Independents, off a table. I lose some of the dice between the floor boards. I total the results, with some dice counting more than others. The independent dice are left until the end, for tension. Le news reports the results too soon, and incorrectly, and this causes late dice to materialize to change the result. And for the finis, when the vote is all counted, still we are uncertain who has won. Et encore, et encore.
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