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02 November 2004 @ 01:40 pm
My Vote Is Worth My Righteous Indignation  
They TRAGICALLY took out the levers in the local polling station, so now I had to vote with felt pens just like I had to in Rhode Island last time. How dull.

Nonetheless, I love voting! Yay! It is so very fun, ticking the little boxes. I totally vote even for people who run unopposed.

I also take great comfort in the fact that my vote really doesn't count at all (since my state is pretty much decided in all regards, not in the way where my vote actually *should* count and doesn't through evil machinations), since I am fabulously under-educated on a lot of this stuff. WHERE IS vagenna when I need her to tell me who to vote for and why!? Candidates' websites, I discovered last night, are VERY UNHELPFUL.

Like, for the office of state representative, wherein one's job description will be to represent my county in the state assembly or senate, the candidate's websites are all "I promise to represent Berkshire County in Boston!" THANK YOU for being so fabulously informative about where you stand on the issues, jerkfaces.

In one instance I voted out of spite, because I had an internship with one of these guys when I was in high school and he MADE ME CRY. I probably should have voted for him anyway, since I agree with his policies, but he is a BAD MAN, so I vote against him. Hee. *feels democratically empowered*

I also have great, great hope, because the conservative radio personalities sounded really worried. As they've said "The only way Kerry will win this election is if the young people get out and vote!" Which they, perhaps rightfully, assumed would never happen. And now we have what they're calling a "ground war", wherein young voters are turning out in record numbers and young voters are getting called and driven by *other* young voters... *SO MUCH HOPE* It would be awesome if my generation amounted to something besides creating an audience for reality television.

And I got to kind of indirectly vote against the Patriot Act (it was one of the propositions), which is rather swell.

I think there's probably some kind of irony somewhere in me wanting to go pray for Bush to lose this election. But. Um. It worked for the Red Sox. ("How did you find religion?" "Sports. And fear for my civil liberties.")

-- Little Red, such a horrible example of the American democratic process.

p.s. I'm also quite pleased by this "make love write porn not war" development on my friends list.
 
 
feel: hopefulhopeful
hear: hail to the chief he's the one we all say hail to...
 
 
 
tarkheena lizzeeen: BOOZE - Mulder and Scully drink Shinerliminalliz on November 2nd, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
:luffs you:

p.s. I'm also quite pleased by this "make love write porn not war" development on my friends list.
It's so WONDERFUL! I'm so going to write some meself tonight...

(ps. Watched the end of Sunshine Days last night and about DIED OF SQUEE.)
Little Red: drr forever - Carolinamylittleredgirl on November 2nd, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
OMG SQUEEEEE!!

I am writing post-"Storm" randompr0n right now. Although it's not porny yet, because I got distracted by John wanting to KILL MAIM DESTROY.

However, it must needs be done before my dad's friend calls me and is all "come install my computer for me yay! and make it do things it cannot possibly do!" in a few hours. Oy. How do I get volunteered for these things!?
tarkheena lizzeeenliminalliz on November 2nd, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
Holding hands and smiling and flirty and omfg, they totally had sex afterwards.

YAY! POST-STORM SMUT! :wants like HELL:

Eeep!
Little Red: alcohol porn - nostalgiamylittleredgirl on November 2nd, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
I am torn. It's post-Storm reunion you-are-not-dead sex, as you requested. Should it be first-time sex?

I think it should be. Although I am attached to the idea that Elizabeth's complaining about her knee in that episode because of prior indiscretions. But that might have to be another fic.
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Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: rock the votejoyfulfeather on November 2nd, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
It is so very fun, ticking the little boxes.

I read that as "tickling" the boxes at first. I imagine felt pens could be quite tickly . . .

I got to do evoting! The machines were easy enough to use, though I had to jab quite firmly to get it to read my vote. At least the Kerry/Edwards box didn't jump away from my finger.

And yay for feeling free to say that I voted for Kerry. I'm currently in Texas. Kerry is a bad word here. Silly uberconservatives.

It would be awesome if my generation amounted to something besides creating an audience for reality television.

YES. My class in highschool was somewhat politically active, but no one at Georgia Tech seems to be. Sad. But most people I know are voting, so yay! Even though, being in the south, some of them are voting for Bush . . . *shakes her head* I really should move north.
tarkheena lizzeeen: my heroliminalliz on November 2nd, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
I loved the machine voting. Made me giggle. I pushed DEM and it voted for me! EEEK!

Yeah, I laugh at the concept of the liberal media. I read the SA Express-News everyday and little papers in the lower basin for work. Um. What liberal bias? ::fumes::
annie_tait on November 2nd, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
It would be awesome if my generation amounted to something besides creating an audience for reality television.

I'd like to think that those ones are the minority and just highly visible, but I'm probably wrong.

I giggled like a nut at the polls- we have the punch cards and the lady kept reminding everyone "Make sure there are NO HANGING CHADS!"

Am nervous. Anyone care to start a commune in Canada?
Little Red: canada - elly427mylittleredgirl on November 2nd, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
If it doesn't involve cream, I'm in.
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pellucidpellucid on November 2nd, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yes! Come to Canada! The weather's fi- okay, no, it's not, but it's a lovely place anyway. Y'all can crash on my floor.

Cream is optional.
Allie O'N: HotJack2alliesings on November 3rd, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC)
What liberal bias? ::fumes::

What about the bigger media outlets such as CNN, CBS, MSNBC? None of them seemed a bit anti-Bush or pro-Kerry to you?
tarkheena lizzeeenliminalliz on November 3rd, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC)
Don't watch TV news (as I think it's all about "what bleeds, leads" and I don't like the style - (this coming from someone who was an entertainment anchor for a wee tv station for a year and found it quite sillly)). Wait, scratch that. I watch Jon Stewart religiously...?

And yes, the tv media probably has a liberal bias, it makes sense. And my local newspapers have a conservative bias, it makes sense. But for the media to have LIBERAL branded on it is incorrect.
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Lisa Yaegerlisayaeger on November 3rd, 2004 01:11 am (UTC)
*hopes against hope*

*smoochies*

*loves you (and porn)*
Little Red: wet!john/lizzie - shewaselectricmylittleredgirl on November 3rd, 2004 01:28 am (UTC)
Hee! The porn was tragically interrupted by parents wanting to discuss the great gleee that is voting, and having to do laundry. *sigh* Hopefully it will still get done!
Allie O'Nalliesings on November 3rd, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
Nonetheless, I love voting! Yay! It is so very fun, ticking the little boxes. I totally vote even for people who run unopposed.

I love voting too! I felt slightly old when I realized that this was my third presidential election. (The first was right after I turned 18.) But I practically skipped into the polling place, chatted with the ladies there, signed my name, used my cool thick #2 pencil to vote, even for the ones who ran unopposed. And even though I ended up voting straight party, (I don't always) I filled in each bubble rather than just filling in the party bubble to prolong the VotingGlee.

As for your vote "not counting," remember the popular vote. Sure it dooesn't mean anything legally, but it's still cool to be part of that number.
mystic_isles000 on November 4th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC)
Hey we got to vote with TOUCHSCREEN COmputers and Credit Card lookiing things down here! I was awesome! Much LOVe can't wait to get home! :-D