Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I voted...

I voted...
Originally uploaded by alpharat
Because sometimes there's little difference between a right and a responsibility.

This time around, there was actually a pretty big item on the ballot. There was a millage increase that effectively was in place to save the zoo - because the city of Detroit once again managed to mess up its finances.

The millage passed easily, but a lot of people were afraid it wouldn't; not because people are against the zoo, but because the city has been so morally and financially bankrupt lately that the tri-county area is reluctant to trust the with any money. Hopefully Detroit doesn't find a way to eff this up.

The kids at the zoo
Originally uploaded by alpharat
Just by happenstance, and not because of the vote, we had the opportunity to herd a pile of kids around the zoo on Sunday. Even though it was exhausting and I've never had a day at the zoo last that long, it was a lot of fun. I'm really glad it passed.

1 comment:

Angeline Rose Larimer said...

We love zoos.
I mean, ya know. Until someone points out how sad the animals look.
Then we tell ourselves, 'better the zoo than someone's ground up aphrodisiac,' but mostly we love zoos.

Those are some gorgeous little monkeys.

Well done with the voting.