Campus personalities present and past Rebecca C. Brown and Tommaso Sciortino tackle the issues. This week on a very special CalJunket: Rebecca learns not to chew with her mouth open and Tommaso finds out his best friend is addicted to no-doze.
Monday, November 07, 2005
Only punks don't voteAnd by "punk" I don't mean a person who listens to a certain genre of edgy rock 'n' roll. I mean a person who's a big loser who wets his bed and lives with his mommy 'til he's 43 years old.
Tuesday is voting day. You have 8 referrenda on which to vote Yay or Nay. Don't know what they are? Look 'em up! Don't know where to vote? Look that up too!
Here's how I'm voting, in case my political persuasions were a mysterious enigma shrouded in a thick cloak of curiosity:
That wasn't so hard, was it?
I feel most adamently about 73. Unfortunately, I flew in from DC about an hour ago, and it's 2:14am to me right now, and I'm too tired and grumpy to write a tretise on how the passage of 73 helps no one and only promises to endanger girls' health.
On the bright side, I saw Tim Russert walk back from his lunch break last week! And I got to hang out in the C-SPAN control room and watch "Washington Journal" be produced!
By the way, DC is run by tools. More later.
Not if you're a underaged girl with jerk parents.
Personally, I think all except 79 are pretty useless. 76 is the only truly bad propoosition. The last thing we need is to limit our ability to invest more in our schools if we change our minds later.
I vote my own mind. If you want to change my mind I suggest you follow the lead of liberals (and many conservatives!) and make actual arguments. Pointing out that people who share my worldview tend to agree with me isn't terribly interesting.
I see that your announced voting intentions agrees with that of the League of Women Voters (whose membership has been open to all citizens 18 and older since the mid 1970s).
Have you considered joining? You too Tommaso. Ditto for anybody else reading this who wants to be part of an organization that fosters civic responsibility and informed participation in public affairs.
I really loved working with the League of Women Voters in the ASUC elections. To this day I wish I would have headed their advice more than I did.
I think I'll join up as soon as I have some free time.
Great Tommaso! You can complete the membership form online if you like, then print it and send it with a check for your first year's dues to the local league office. (The address is on the form.)
" I really loved working with the League of Women Voters in the ASUC elections."
You mean they messed with the ASUC elections?
Messed with? The League of Women Voters was darn-near required at one point. Before we moved to computerized election (we got rid of paper ballots when I was election chair) each ballot had to be overseen by a neutral third party. Since the LoWV was the only certified neutral third party recognized by the senate that meant that each polling location had to have one of their representatives. In practice this meant a little old lady at each polling station. We scalled back their presence when I was chair and from what I understand they downgraded them even more since then.
"DC" = District of Columbia.
I'm glad that someone brought up the fact the 73 doesn't actually matter. I wholeheartedly agree that 73 has the least impact on anyone, which is why I'm able to care about it and have such an unequivocal opinion on it. It's precisely because abortion is so rare and has such little impact on society in general that we should not be so quick to limit it, let alone make it a wedge issue.
I'd like to elaborate, but it's a busy day at the office and I actually need to work.
The presence of the League of Women Voters is quite effective in preventing tables from being stolen.
Yes. We learned that one the hard way.Post a Comment
Well, really what we learned is that student poll workers will simply fail to show up to work half the time instead of a quarter of the time as we expected.