Wednesday, May 18, 2005

So...everyone vote?

Anyone can vote in a Presidential election, but you get to feel REALLY special if you go to the trouble of voting in municipal primaries, which took place yesterday. And the sad fact is, these primaries went a LOT better than said Presidential race did. I may not have a President or Senators or Representative or Mayor who represent me...but by god, the school board members I voted for won! And the strategy that school board candidates use is to run in both parties, so as to effectively shut out their opponents in the November election--so they've really won already. Seems sort of unethical, but hey, it means that the anti-tax, slash-school-funding crowd is out of contention, so I can't really complain. Also, the city council members I voted for won; hurrah.

The best news, however, is that a state ballot initiative to borrow federal funds for environmental protection and land preservation went through. Of course, us cavemen in Lycoming County voted against it, but fuck us. A small reason to be cheerful.


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