So the racist wingnuts won their races in Prince William County, Virginia. I’m not pleased.

But what’s even more infuriating? Only 17 percent of registered voters turned out to vote.

17 percent!

That’s criminal. I mean, one of the few freedoms to remain these days is the right to vote. If you’re over 18 and a citizen of the United States, you have the right – and the responsibility – to vote in elections. Even the trivial elections matter: today’s sanitation commissioner is tomorrow’s state representative, who in turn is tomorrow’s senator or representative – or even president down the road.

It all brings me back to the oft-cited saying: if you don’t vote, you have no right to complain about the outcome of the election.

Or put more simply: if you don’t vote, don’t bitch.

(And worry not: my oft-delayed workout logs will be posted, as will a recap of my recent trip to Florida.)