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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Some Politics are Local: Shock the Vote, Plus Free Cheesy Fries!


Is this a gathering of Tea Party devotees or ACORN thugs hanging out menacingly in front of this Reston polling place? We're not sure, but this "telephone photo" sent in by an anonymous operative shows the scene of chaos at the polls today, as throngs of people gathered to vote for, whazzit, the neighborhood watch guy with the scary ads or the dude with the name that sounds like a fruit, plus for some "governor" dude whose powers dwarf that of our own unelected DRB. One bit of good news, though, courtesy of the lazy blogger's friend, the Twitters:
FREE Parmesan Fries at The Counter in Reston all day if you wear your "I voted" sticker.
Awesome! Promoting democracy, one strand of polysaturated fat-soaked potato at the time.


  1. Where is "The Counter"??

  2. Town Center across from Mon Ami Gabi

  3. From the Uplands of RestonNovember 3, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    If you haven't cast your well considered ballot, now is the time. Please vote as if your future depends on it. It does. May we all be informed and wise voters.

  4. lady on the left: "Where is Body by Geoff? I can't see with these shades."

  5. The Convict in the GulagNovember 3, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Parmesan Fries are good. Freedom Fries are better. I refuse to eat Surrender Monkey Fries, though.

  6. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO)November 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    Oh no!!! I was so happy to have that pleasant elderly gentleman hand me my sticker at Lake Anne Elementary yesterday morning after I voted the high-tech way of filling in bubbles on paper with a pen, but I had no idea I was entitled to free food! Why wasn't that better advertised? Being on my budget it gets kind of tiring skipping meals all the time! (Sniffle, sniffle!)

  7. FYI, South Lakes voting was featured in B-roll video footage for Jon Stewart's InDecision '09 last night. link here:

  8. Did they provide hand sanitizers...

  9. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO)November 4, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Hand sanitizers? Hmmm...that's not a bad idea, considering I'm sick and at work for the third day in a row! :-P

  10. anon10:24am's wifeNovember 4, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    On the link provided by anon 10:24am, you can see South Lakes High at the 0:37-0:45 mark. Squeee!!


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