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January 30, 2005

On a snowy Sunday morning...

If you're an American who doesn't vote. Be Ashamed. Be very ashamed. 72%?!? Of course, people who don't take it for granted tend to be more interested in it. Update: it may be %60, which is still a pretty good number. Of course, you can find some spin if you look. Zuniga weighs in.

By Luke Baker

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Some came on crutches, others walked for miles then struggled to read the ballot, but across Iraq, millions turned out to vote Sunday, defying insurgents who threatened a bloodbath.

Suicide bombs and mortars killed at least 27 people, but voters still came out in force for the first multi-party poll in 50 years. In some places they cheered with joy at their first chance to cast a free vote, in others they shared chocolates.

Even in Falluja, the Sunni city west of Baghdad that was a militant stronghold until a U.S. assault in November, a steady stream of people turned out, confounding expectations. Lines of veiled women clutching their papers waited to vote.

"We want to be like other Iraqis, we don't want to always be in opposition," said Ahmed Jassim, smiling after he voted.

Someone in Iraq is happy...

Meanwhile, at home in the MSM, Voting Interrupts Reporting of Bombings! Dutifully reported by Scott Ott.

If you only watch the Superbowl for the ads - here's one you'll miss unless you go visit WizBang! (Hat tip - CAPT H)

Over at Kin's Kouch, the "Men's Carnival of the Recipes" is up!

The Polipundit watches the Sunday Morning Talk shows so you don't have to. Seems John Kerry wants to downplay any election he's not winning, unless it was his idea. Of course, he'd have preferred, overall, that Saddam still be in power, anyway. Hat tip to SWWBO.

I've gotten a referral or two from this group of people, and while I like to check in and see what people are saying about a post at the Castle, I don't always join (or am allowed to, either) to see what's up. But I'm posting this link because I know there are some "Household 6's" in the readership of Argghhh! and this might be a place you'd like to hang out.