Well I have completed my civic duty, effectively canceling out all of my husband's conservative votes, so to Democrats in District 1: You're welcome. I felt myself slipping into a coma as I studied my voter pamphlet and I was peeved that lots of candidates either put in one-liners about why we should vote for them or just didn't make statements at all. Turns out, according to one candidate's one-liner, every word costs them $20. One paragraph could tally up quite a bill! Each word worth $20! An "and" is equal in value to a "Poochigian"? Methinks not. I must research whether this candidate's assertion is actually true.
Also I was irritated that all of the Green Party members are apparently against the death penalty, which I guess I never knew! I can't vote for them for that reason alone, unfortunately, which sounds sort of bad since it irritates me when people concentrate on issues like abortion when voting for candidates. But I just can't forfeit the death penalty: Too many people deserve it! If anything, it should be more widely employed and more quickly administered! I think Iraq has the right idea: Once the death penalty has been handed down, it must be carried out within 30 days.
So at any rate, I waited almost 45 minutes to vote, which is by far the longest I have ever waited. I got to use the computerized machines for the first time, and as we all watched and waited (there were about 40 people in line and 5 machines when I first got there) each machine slowly ran out of paper. When I left, I think only 2 were still working and the line had easily tripled. This is efficient? I'd rather deal with the hanging chads. In particular because I was stuck standing in front of this guy who coughed on my neck repeatedly for half an hour. I am so paranoid about getting sick right now, what with everyone dripping and spraying their germy body fluids everywhere. Everyone at work is sick and I have the week off next week and I'll be damned if I'm gonna spend it in bed sick.
OH! I almost forgot the most important event of the evening: Britney filed for a divorce from K-Fed! Yes!! Justin got his Sexyback and now Britney's gonna get her classy back.
Thank goodness. Girlfriend was already too trashy for her own good (giving TV interviews without professional makeup -- is she NUTS!?), but when she married a guy that even Fresno is ashamed to say is one of its "sons", it brought her way, way down. Popozao my ass!