Posts tagged “Elections”

The State of Electronic Voting for Overseas Voters in America

County recorder: Thank you for registering. Here is your username and password to login to the overseas voter website to upload your ballot. Me: *fails to login* Me: *attempts password reset* Website: “We’ve never heard of you” Me: Dear County Recorder, WTF? County Recorder: You have to register first. Me: I thought I already registered. […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

You can work for UPS if you’ve got a bad back, but not if you’re pregnant. Voter suppression scares the bejeezus out of me. Only rich white folks deserve to vote? I think overcast days are actually rather nice. My biggest obstacle to getting a job outside of academia is that most jobs are utter […]

Advice for watching the presidential debates

The last two presidential elections, I watched all of the debates in their entirety.  This year I just watched the Gregory Brothers‘ versions. I think I’m just as informed as I was when I watched the real debates AND I’m much happier.

What I’ve Noticed

Most people who want to help in a disaster actually make things worse. The United States just legalized corruption.  Really government, corporations AREN’T PEOPLE. If a person was knowingly endangering the water supply of so many people, he/she would get more than a slap on the wrist fine. Interestingly, corporations fight hard for their own […]

Proposition 8

Proposition 8 in California passed last Tuesday.  The proposition overturns a recent California Supreme Court decision recognizing same-sex marriage by ammending the state constitution to say “”Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”  This was heartbreaking news for many LGBT people across the country.  We wondered how one […]

In their dreams: only rich white people get to vote

Losing your house because the economy sucks?  Hoping to vote for someone who’s going to do something about the sitution?  Guess what?  The Republicans are going to make sure you don’t [via Feministing]. The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County, Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to […]

What I’ve noticed

Monitor Mix is complaining about the same music being redone.  Have you ever heard of Cilla Black or Sandy Shaw? Doing science in a nutshell at Seeds Aside: If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.   If you don’t correct those mistakes you’re doing it really wrong.  If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, […]