Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rare Personal Blog Post

Tuesday I will turn 30.

The day before, I will be having a colonoscopy.

My brother ( in his mid-40s) was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year, and subjected to surgery and chemotherapy (which seem to have worked). As a result, I am on the list of people who need to have colonoscopies earlier than is usually recommended.

Obvious, I am less than enthusiastic about Monday.

That is all.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Baldwin/Castle Vote 2008

Here is the current percentages by state for Baldwin/Castle, not yet counting write-in votes. (Note: "No Access" means candidate was not qualified even as a write-in).

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Data from The Denver Post.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ballot Reforms that Maine Needs to Pass

Having encountered Maine's third party ballot access process, I have come to the conclusion that it needs reform. I have come up with 3 major reforms (I may add more later) that need to be undertaken. Maine legislators are just now thinking about what issues to bring to the table, so it is a good time to try to get new initiatives past.

Please read the following blogpost, and, if you agree and you live in Maine, contact your two legislators* (or, if a non-incumbent was elected, your legislators-elect), and ask them to sponsor or vote for the following:

(1) If someone is going to run as a ballot-qualified (i.e. not a write-in) independent in Maine (this includes running in a non-qualified party), they must not have ben enrolled in a qualified party since March 1 of that year. This requirement needs to be removed for those who are running as Presidential electors, as they are essentially just stand-ins for the nominee.

(2) Using stickers to identify a write-in is only allowed in primary elections. It should also be allowed in general elections. If this is a technical problem, a solution should be found.

(3) When the person circulating a petition does not witness a person siging it, only the unwitnessed signatures should be stricken, not the entire petition.

(4) Finally, there ought to be only one deadline for applying for candidacy, and that is hte later, Secretary of State deadline. There should not be an earlier deadline to get the votes approved by the town clerks. Instead, there should be a requirement that town clerks certify all signatures brought to them one week or more prior to the Secretary of State deadline, and they should be allowed to use their discretion after that time.

If you would like to add anything to the list, please tell me so in the comments and I wil consider adding it.

That is all.

* One in the Maine House and one in the Maine Senate.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Rahm ISRAEL Emanuel

The White House Chief of Staff is going to be Rahm ISRAEL Emanuel.

I wonder if anyone is going to emphasize his middle name the way they emphasized Obama's...


Note: I'm not actually suggesting anything about Rahm Emanuel. I'm making fun of some people's need to emphasize Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

That is all.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

McCain Probably Really Won

Update: In case you didn't get it, this post is a joke.

As we all know, the so-called election results are always more favorable to Democrats than the real results. I'm sure that any time now we'll find out that McCain really won and that the people counting the ballots just overestimated young person turnout.

That is all.

Maine "Results" a Lie

Looking at the Maine "results", one can clearly tell that non-votes and write-ins are not being counted as part of the total, which is blatantly dishonest. The percentages for the on-ballot candidates in each race add up to 100%, which would not be possible if any of the ballots are left unmarked or as write-ins. I'm not asking that the write-in vote be tabulated, just that all ballots that were not marked for a candidate be counted in the totals, whether as "other" or by being left out but with the total votes taken as a percentage of all ballots, not as a percentage of non-write-in marked ballots.

That is all.

Poking Fun at Dondero

In case Eric Dondero deletes it from his blog, here is my comment regarding his despair over Obama's victory:

Cheer up Dondero. There is a silver lining to the McCain loss.

Palin may be so depressed over this that you finally have a chance at nailing her, which is, in the end, all what you based your endorsement of McCain on.

That is all.

Proposition 202 Fails

Great news, E-Verify is still in effect in Arizona!

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That's the message I am going to take from this.

That is all.

Collins Trounces Allen 60% to 40%

Based on 44.5% of precincts reporting.

Serves the bastards right for what they did to Herb Hoffman.

That is all.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted on Saturday

I cast a write-in vote for Chuck Baldwin and never looked back.

That is all.