Voting Day in the US

November 6, 2012

Did you, my US Readers?

I hope so.

I voted on a number of things this year. For Obama to continue as President, obviously. A few nearly-uncontested other races and a few where it matters. The odd ballot initiative.

My Congress Critter race was made easier for me…my professional interests are increasingly at odds with my usual preferences and luckily I don’t have to deal with my recent quandry over voting for a Critter that I think is an idiot anymore. Small favors.

A local election or two were so bad that I had to write in someone else. I don’t like to protest vote all that much but it really was called for in this case. My own party’s candidate sucked that bad.

Ballot initiative type stuff….to raise $$ support for stuff that should be coming from taxes. Sound familiar? Naturally, this can’t happen anymore in these here U-nited States so we’re left with this. Stupid ballot initiatives begging one special flower government role after another. Hoping to twang enough heartstrings to push this one over the line to get some funds for an overdue reason. Yeah, I vote for these anyway.

Only two real hold-your-nose votes for me. Social issues, that kind of thing. Biggies, really. So it matters. But the options on each side are suboptimal. Nobody said voting was supposed to be easy though.

If you are a USian and are reading this, make sure you’ve voted, eh? It all matters, even the easy stuff.

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  1. becca Says:

    I kind of didn’t hate any of the people I voted for this time. I mean, I would’ve voted for a bunny rabbit to avoid Tom Smith, but I don’t mind Bob Casey overmuch. I was sad I didn’t write in Megatron for a more local race though.

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  2. anon Says:

    I voted. It was busy there, but no line, no obstacles, no confusion. I am grateful that my county and polling station has their shit together. I really really resent the fact that for some people, the voting process is really fucked up – misinformed poll workers, long long lines (up to 7 hour wait for early voting in FL), I’ve read stories that some machines aren’t working, others in FL said they showed up to their polling place, and there were no ballots, etc. Still, go out and vote. People who came before us fought and died for this right, and to shirk it or to be denied that right is inexcusable. http://yourexcusesucks.com/

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  3. DrugMonkey Says:

    I can’t vote for Critters that refuse to take science seriously.

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  4. DrugMonkey Says:

    This voting obstruction stuff is getting increasing play. Maybe the gov can do something about this in the coming cycle.

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  5. DrLizzyMoore Says:

    I voted! It was awesome. Even if I’m a bright blue fluorescent dot in a huge sea of red, I know that I did my part….

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  6. Virgil Says:

    Can’t vote, not a citizen. If you can and you didn’t, shame on you!

    For the record, if I could, it’d be for the guy whose party doesn’t want to take women’s bodies back to the dark ages. Yeah, you know, the same guy who wants to stop pissing money down a military hole in the Middle East and actually invest it in our country’s future.

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  7. Isabel Says:

    Looks like DM and his NIDA buddies are going down on the wrong side of history, just as I predicted. Yay Colorado and Washington!

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  8. DrugMonkey Says:

    Right on cue Isabel….

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  9. Isabel Says:

    And Massachusetts…and Michigan…prohibition is on life support, along with the stupid, racist term “marijuana”. Cannabis for all!

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  10. DrugMonkey Says:

    Life support? Uh huh. There is still a little matter of federal law.

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  11. becca Says:

    I say federal law smederal law on gay marriage…

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  12. Julian Frost Says:

    And Obama has won reelection. Isabel, if you’ve hung round to read this blog, go jump in a lake.

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  13. Grumble Says:

    I voted for Jill Stein, but it looks like she didn’t win.

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  14. DrugMonkey Says:

    Obama mentioned the voting obstruction in the first few lines of his victory speech. Let’s do this.

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  15. Isabel Says:

    >There is still a little matter of federal law.

    No, won’t even attempt to fight this.

    Julian Frost go jump in a lake yourself. I haven’t heard of any gays being arrested recently, let alone 800,000 every year, for something the DEA admits is a safer choice than alcohol. Most arrested are young, and black or hispanic. They are then denied student loans (unlike murderers and rapists). In fact, more are arrested for pot than all violent crimes combined. Politicians are full of empty promises when it comes to ending the drug war. The American people are taking things into their own hands.

    This is huge! So far the MSM hasn’t even reported on this. It’s total grass roots. Yay!

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  16. Juniper Shoemaker Says:

    I voted in October by absentee ballot. This was better than standing in line. I quit listening to and reading the election news a month and a half ago because it was too distressing. I just wanted to cast my vote early and block it all out until it was over.

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  17. DrugMonkey Says:

    It is over Juniper. ]short pause[ ….so who do you like for 2016?

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  18. gingerest Says:

    “It’s total grass roots.” I see what you did there, Isabel.

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  19. Isabel Says:

    Haha, it was unintentional; but now that I think of it, the double meaning is real. Humans have had an unbroken relationship with the plant species for over ten thousand years; the relationship is our birthright. Our roots.

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  20. Juniper Shoemaker Says:

    Ha, ha. Very funny. Also, too true.

    At the moment, however, I will support any politician who promises to kill all the roaches in the world with fire.

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