Back when every one of my Democratic legislators voted for the USA PATRIOT Act, I switched my voter registration to Green or Independent, or "other." Several years later, I re-enrolled in the D party because primaries are important, in NYC, often more important than the general election for deciding who is going to serve the city (or be served by it). Therefore, and because I fucking hate Andrew Yang, I'm taking the 2021 primaries seriously--and sharing my votes with anyone who stumbles my way. I'll be happy to accept advice and corrections.
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I wonder why ballot proposals aren't a big deal in NY, the way they are is say, California? I got 165,000 results searching Google for <new york ballot proposals> and 1,500,000 for <california ballot measures>.
I want to point my fellow New Yorkers to this article by Steve Wishnia in The Indypendent. The conceipt of the piece is that since Bloomberg is going to buy the Mayoral election anyway, then we shouldn't let him have it for the mere $80 million he's likely to spend on advertisement, but that we should demand the full $11.5 billion he has earned since becoming NYC mayor in 2001. (His "worth" then was $4.5 billion; now it's 16.) Wishnia portions out the 11.5 B on the MTA, housing, education, jobs, alternative energy, health, etc.
I have been sick of the presidential elections since the early part of the primaries, but that doesn't mean I won't prolong the discourse myself on occasion. Click the read more link for some thoughts on Obama, Kucinich, political cartoons, patriotism, sexism, and protests.
I'm getting awfully tabby lately, so here are a bunch of links, so I can close tabs and not feel so bad about it.
- Betty Charm♥cils
- The future of federated searching
- Greens, after the nomination of the McKinney-Clemente...
- Is it Protected by Copyright?
- Library questions and answers
- Life on the command line
- Not guilty!
- Our government wants to define some forms of birth control as abortion
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As much as I try to ignore electoral politics and the U.S. president and stuff, I can't help but give the Democratic primary race some thought--about race and gender.