Yo, America! Democracy is in action today, as we all head to the polls to cast our votes on Election Day.
Since freedom is the order of the day, I’m not trying to steer this blog ship too much. Feel free to talk about whatever you want in the comments — describe your voting experience, share cool links, talk about what issues you’re passionate about. It’s totally up to you.
To get us started, here are a number of resources from The Bee and the web, everything from how to find your polling place to profiles of candidates to recommendations from The Bee’s opinion pages. So if you still need to get informed, there’s plenty to read below. Happy bubble filling!
Mitt Romney might get the Tea Party vote, but the coffee party vote is in danger, if the 7-Eleven at Palm and Bullard — and its 7-Election coffee cup promotion — is any indication. Anybody know how many Electoral College votes 7-Eleven has?
Spotted by @Albert_Tello on Twitter. If you see something odd, funny, amusing, weird or just plain interesting in Fresno, snap a pic and send it to me for “Spotted in Fresno” consideration.
It’s all the local info from the Internets that you need to Fres-Know.
OH, POOP: A blogger with Seattle’s TechFlash named a Fresno video one of its “Top 5 Worst Google Fiber Pitches.” I’d care … if he didn’t out himself as a bitter ex-Fresnan. [TechFlash]
DON’T MESS WITH THE KRESS: With an update underway, the facade and the history of Kress Building on the Fulton Mall are coming to light. Now Archop raises the question: Should its historic facade be saved? [Archop]
I LIKE YOUR VIBE, FRESNO: The nomadic blogger at Citizen of the World spent a week in Fresno recently and concluded he liked our vibe. He was also surprised by our arts scene. Head over and check entries 81-87. [Citizen of the World]
Our good friends over at Opinion Talk will be blogging about election results tonight and want YOUR participation:
The Opinion Talk bloggers — Russ Minick, Lisa Boyles and Jim Boren — will be blogging on the election results from about 5 p.m. to midnight or 1 a.m., depending on how late the vote count goes. We’ll be giving you results and our analysis, but we also want to hear from you on the election. We’ll post your comments as quickly as we get them.
In addition, if you want us to run down results in a particular race — locally or across the nation — we’ll do that, too. We want this to be a very interactive night as the results of this historic election come in.
Be sure to check in with Opinion Talk frequently — if recent comment threads are any indication, there’s sure to be some fireworks as the results come in.