Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Fragments

So time to join Mrs. 4444 with Friday Fragments.

Mommy's Idea

I'm just not feeling the blog thing today so short and sweet.

I wish I pinned funny ecards and I could post them but I don't.

I signed up for another cooking challenge. I really want to try new things. I've been printing out recipes so now I just need to cook something.

I need to decide a paint color for the utility room or the bedroom so I can get my paint. I'm in a new campaign which I will write about where I get one gallon of paint free. But now I have to use it by the end of November. Yikes, talk about pressure.

We all got our absentee ballots and my return envelope was different. Come to find out they coded me wrong "needs assistance". I don't need any assistance thank you very much. New envelope is on its way.

This will be the first time I've voted absentee since the very first time I voted for President and was away at college. And this will be the first time Whitney gets to vote for President...absentee since she is away at college. Do you sense a trend here?

Does anyone really know why we have to keep voting to keep judges on the bench? Oklahoma is so weird. Nobody knows these people. How do I know if I should keep them on the bench? Geez.

Another thing Oklahoma has is the multitude of state questions. This year only 6. But our state constitution is so big (the original writers decided to put everything in it instead of vagueness) that we have to vote on everything. Nobody understands these things. The most confusing one this time is about taxing intangible property. Should we or shouldn't we. At least I think that's what is about.

This is what it says:
This measure amends Section 6A of Article 10 of the Oklahoma Constitution. At present that section exempts some intangible personal property from ad valorem property taxation. This measure would exempt all intangible personal property from ad valorem property taxation.

An ad valorem property tax is a tax imposed upon the value of property.

Intangible Personal Property is property whose value is not derived from its physical attributes, but rather from what it represents or evidences.

Intangible Personal Property which is still currently taxed but would not be taxed if the measure is adopted, includes items such as:

o patents, inventions, formulas, designs, and trade secrets;
o licenses, franchise, and contracts;
o land leases, mineral interests, and insurance policies;
o custom computer software; and
o trademarks, trade names and brand names.

OK, so maybe this wasn't as short as I thought it was going to be. :)


  1. As you said, "Yikes!"

    Our state gets things worded so if you're in favor of something you get to vote no. Who thought that up?


  2. They get enough taxes now and I don't want ANYTHING intangible being taxed.

    How about we FIRE half of them and LOWER all our taxes.

    OK - - - I'll stop now - - -

  3. Every so often we all get in a rut where we just don't feel the urge to blog. Cooking class sounds fun. You get to learn something new and meet new friends.
    I'm with Keetha on the Oklahoma stuff.

  4. My blog motivation is dying too. It sometimes appears early in the predawn hours as I sip coffee. Voting is very complicated no matter where you are, I think.

  5. Does anyone really know why we have to keep voting to keep judges on the bench?"

    Consider yourself lucky. Here in MA there is no governing branch over the judges. My probate judge (for all matters of my divorce including custody and visits with the kids) has 14 pending cases against him in which he has put children with known abusers simply because he believes in father's rights. And there he still sits... placing even more kids in harms way and there's nothing the state can do.

  6. YS gets to vote for the first time, too. They get pretty tricky on their wording..I make sure I know exactly what it says and what it means before I go in the booth!