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Open Thread: Election Day 2012

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!

Fres-Know: The ‘Scoopy for President’ edition

WATCH THIS: Latest episode of  “Nothing to Do.” [GottaLoveFresno]

NEWS: City Council votes down Mayor’s requested dough for downtown. [The Bee]

ENDORSED: Obama’s second term by The Bee’s editorial board. [The Bee]

CHECK THIS: Parker’s trip to the San Francisco Giants victory parade. [Storify]

THIS WEEKEND: Two Cities Marathon. Plan your church routes carefully, Northsiders. [The Bee]

VINTAGE: A look back at the 1939 Fresno State football jerseys. [Uni Watch]

WATCH THIS: New promo for next weekend’s Swede Fest. [YouTube]

PWNED: Fresno Teachers Association, by Bill McEwen [The Bee]

ANNOUNCED: Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals’ annual honorees, banquet. [FLYP]

FROM THE BLOGROLL: Livening up your Day of the Dead. [Fashionably Bombed]

Spotted in Fresno: Early returns

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.

Fres-Know: Our facade is just fine, thanks


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]

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