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Please to note that today is DECEMBER BLOODY FOURTH. [20071204|22:44]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Today I received a letter from the County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

This letter asked me whether I would like to request a partisan ballot, since I am registered as a non-partisan voter with Permanent Absentee Voter status.

This letter is dated November 13, 2007.

This letter was postmarked November 29, 2007.

I was required to respond to this letter stating my desire for a partisan absentee ballot by December 3, 2007.

That's right folks. YESTERDAY.

What planet do these assholes come from where the post arrives in a country 6000 miles away in one business day? I say one because, you know, that would give me time to receive the mail in the morning, post my response by the afternoon, and have it arrive back in California by the following business day.

Whether they're being deliberately duplicitous or simply incompetent, I want to emigrate. To the country of ME. At least then if I get treated this shameful, disrespectful way, I'll know who the goddamn asshole is.

[User Picture]From: giles
2007-12-04 23:04 (UTC)
Can we have a competition to design the flag?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 01:08 (UTC)
Of course. Preference given to piratical and/or goth-flavored themes.
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2007-12-04 23:22 (UTC)
in a rather twisted way i find it comforting to know that Government bureaucracy is that efficient pretty much everywhere in the world. i suppose i feel as though it unites humanity because it's something we all have in common.

one thing that amuses me about the whole debate about the regulation of the bus industry in the UK is that a significant quantity of people appear genuinely to believe that local authorities would do a good job if they had control of bus services in their jurisdictions. i wonder whether they believe those authorities do a good job with all their other responsibilities?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 01:10 (UTC)
I have to believe it's bumbling incompetence rather than deceit. Otherwise I'll start seeing conspiracies everywhere!
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[User Picture]From: taische
2007-12-05 02:20 (UTC)
That really sucks. I'm tempted to say it's likely more calculation than simple incompetence, though both are likely good bets. Coming from a town that's so corrupt that the typical politician just acts indignant when caught with his or her hand in the cookie jar (and gets away with it), I favor conspiracy theories. More importantly, though, can I apply for asylum? Specialized skills? I'm passable in a loin cloth and can work a palm frond like it's nobody's business. I'm just sayin'... you vs. seas of hirsute Greek guys? You had me at ME (not even New Zealand had me at ME).
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 01:17 (UTC)
Specialized skills? I doubt they'll involve much beyond "usually smiling", "enjoys chocolate and books" and "believes that what we need more of is SCIENCE@.
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[User Picture]From: behsharam
2007-12-05 13:28 (UTC)
Isn't there anyone you can call or email and ream about this? It's ridiculous!
That said, can I come to your country? I cook well and I'm good at learning to cook new things. As long as the country is small, you can still easily figure out who the asshole is.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 01:14 (UTC)
I probably should write to the Registrar-Recorder blah-de-blah and make a stink. Especially about re-electing said person. Oh, if only I were as dedicated to composing controlled angry letters as I am to answering LJ comments. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2007-12-05 14:18 (UTC)
So.....who are you going to vote for?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-12-20 01:11 (UTC)
My mom.

NO REALLY, I'm thinking about it.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2007-12-06 05:45 (UTC)
Blarg. The stupid, it burns.

I better, mail-related news: I need stamps! I used all the 80 cent stamps so unless I want to pile on three as opposed to the two I have been, I get to go buy actual rate-correct stamps! New letter should be in the mail Friday.
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