Oh, and someone explain to me why Milton Friedman, Champion of Laissez-Faire Government and Deregulation of Like, Absolutely Everything is backing Prop 75. *boggle*
There are some people who believe that unions because of their cartel nature are aberrations of laissez-faire (I still can't spell this term without a reference) economy.
They are also wrong.
At first glance and with my current library-school-addled brain I read that last phrase as "raging librarian." Yeah! I wanna be a raging librarian, too!
Is it just me or are California's state politics way, way more fucked up than any other state's?
Aren't you on your way to becoming a raging librarian? :-D
I can't comment on California's politics compared to other state's. My nascent political consciousness doesn't permit educated commentary on the subject. Although, doesn't Texas have that whole gerrymandering problem? Of course, if the rank smell I'm detecting from Prop 77 is any indication, California may be striving to add that to its list of fuck-ups.
One good thing is it is pretty easy to know how to vote on this stuff by who is supporting it. Unfortunately, stuff does occasionally get through. Which makes me sad.
Yeah, the links to and summary of the money-trail info are part of the reason I like to use the CalVoter site.
I face the same confusion/anger every voting time, as well. I read and read and read and still often have no idea whether I'm voting the "right" way according to my values. I end up abstaining on the more confusing initiatives. In fact, you've reminded me to do some googling about when the next polling is cause I stupidly forgot to change my voter reg. address and am signed up as an absentee. There's some super important stuff on the ballot this go-round. I hope I haven't missed it.
Yay, still have four days to change my address with voter reg!
Good! Can you do it online?
I can email them, but I don't trust 'em to process it properly or on time. But I can do it by phone, which is just as good. :)
Right, because legislation is such a demonstrably effective contraceptive.
Definitely the best quote of the day. You are now Internet Queen for 24 hours.
Fabulous. I shall wear a crown fashioned from the fingers of Final Fantasy fanboys. I will disable all content-filtering software, unleash the Grammar Nazi and arm her with the Chainsaw of Natural Selection. Finally, I will gather all bloggers to me, and we shall let out a Category 5 collective whinge, the likes of which the internets have never seen.
Sounds great. I especially like the part about the Grammar Nazi.
While you're busy, I'm going to fashion an oragami chastity belt for the makers of Prop 73 from a printed copy of the state statues.
We'll see how effective the law is at preventing contraception or whether anyone can die from a truly unusual paper cut. Either way, I think this is going to be a great day.
Shame I'm not likely to be a resident soon enough to vote. The SpecialTM, it burns.
I know I registered to vote -- or I *think* I did, when I got my shitty-picture Driver's License (I look like I'm about to explode. I'm serious. I hate that picture.)
Since it's likely to be a low-turnout, I definitely want to vote on these measures. Spending limits won't help with the balanced budget -- going after criminal power authorities will. But I doubt that'll happen. :(
Too bad they wouldn't let you use your rock star picture on your DL. That would have been awesome.
I hate my DL picture too. Mostly because it reminds me of a really crappy time in my life. Marco loves showing people his California DL picture. It was taken just after he graduated from Tech. He looks like a serial killer.
The election hasn't exactly been well publicized, has it. Except maybe for Prop 74, with its $11m Vote-Yes advertising fund. :-P
i think we went to usc together and knew each other pretty well. yeah, i'm pretty sure we did. just wanted to say hello.
2005-10-04 19:24 (UTC)
Yeah, I think you do.
Did you find me through the Schools widget?
2005-10-04 19:54 (UTC)
Re: Yeah, I think you do.
yep. was bored at work.
I think that probably explains most of LJ.
The special election makes me wish there was a way to vote 'fuck you'. Sometimes 'No' just isn't enough.
Oh man. If they hadn't changed the ballots, I would be campaigning for a proposition to make hanging chads count as "fuck you."
Maybe inking both bubbles could be a bad word?
"Gave that measure the double-dotted salute."
"Double dot Proposition FMITA and get these jackholes to shut up!"
... or even a fuming anarchocapitalist. :)
Maybe Milton Friedman needs to sit down for dinner with his son David a little more often.
Curse you for making me spend hours reading Wikipedia entries.
Okay, not really.
Please don't vote no....on my heart.
It's okay. I've been getting a lot of that lately. : )
This crap is enough to turn a girl into a raging libertarian.
YES FREAKING YES.
here's what i'm doing, since this is costing the state a goddamn million billion dollars and i want to punch that fathead governor in his fucking pig-teeth face:
NO on Prop 73. like you, someone stopped me not too long ago to sign a petition. unlike you, though, i had a VERY strong outwardly expressed reaction: "I'M PRO-CHOICE, PRO-ABORTION, AND ANTI-TEEN PREGNANCY. I DON'T SIGN SHIT WITHOUT READING IT, AND WHAT KIND OF ASSHOLE ARE YOU TO BE SUPPORTING THIS BULLSHIT? DO YOU WANNA PAY TAXES ON TONS OF FUCKING ILLEGITIMATE BABIES WHO ARE BORN TO FEMALES WHO ARE NOT MUCH MORE THAN BABIES THEMSELVES? GO TO HELL."
"speechless:" a good word for their reactions.
Prop 74: YET ANOTHER NO, GO TO HELL.
Prop 75: Not sure...probably yes.
Prop 76: No. I'm not sure about this yet, but I'm thinking it's another way for Governor Jackass to siphon money from the BROKE AS HELL public system. Go to hell, once again.
Prop 77: Go to hell.
anything arnold supports i'm automatically opposing. and i sent him an email, too. do you know what it said?
"Go to hell."