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Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:35 AM PST

Help! Vote in Hospital St. Louis MO

by cp1919

My mom fell and broke her hip Friday. Didn't think of election till last night.
Hoping it's not too late to get absentee or even provisional ballot.
Anyone know if/how?


Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 10:50 AM PDT

May Day

by cp1919

What are you doing for Labor Day?

Not the one in September. I mean the one on the first of may, which most of the rest of the world observes as International Worker's Day.

Maybe the time is right for a little unified action in support of Labor. With the recent labor awareness and its current visibility in the mid-west, we should continue to push. We know that broadcast media doesn't show big rallies. Maybe they'd notice if enough people didn't come in to work.

We always hear the pundits talking about people voting with their pocketbooks. Here's a opportunity to call for a referendum.

It's not a week day this year (1 May a Sunday) but perhaps the 2nd might be a good day apply a little economic pressure. Call in sick? Take some time off? Play hooky?

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We can get much better public support to decouple the middle-class tax cut from the high end tax cut if we can get one word into circulation: Extra.

Why do the richest 2% need an EXTRA tax cut?

Since the tax rate is marginal the person making $2M get s the same amount back as someone making $250k. It's a smaller percentage of their income, but the same dollar amount. The richest few still getting a tax cut.

Speaker Pelosi is good: "additional" is right. Just needs to be more pointed.


Tue Nov 07, 2006 at 08:44 PM PST

I voted Republican today

by cp1919


The first time I filled out an oval next to Dick DeVos' name I felt nauseated.
Marking a vote next to Bouchard made my eyes water.
Choosing to fill in for Knollenberg rather than Skinner made me feel like I was selling my soul piecemeal.

The first time was hard. But it got easier. After the 3rd or 4th ballot, I could vote with out a feeling of revulsion, and by the 12th or so, I could do it without the slightest compunction.

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Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 08:16 PM PDT

Some Analysis of MI-9 Primary

by cp1919

So the local rag came around with some results from the 8 Aug primary, and I thought that I'd give a glance at it to see if I could figure out how many dems voted as a repug. (In MI you have cannot split your ballot between parties) On our ballot every dem was unopposed, while the republican ticket had two divisive contests (Knollenberg and Butler being the objectionable candidates).

These are the results from Royal Oak only: I'd include the results from Clawson too (the newspaper listed both) but the advantage in Royal Oak, is there is one race where the republican was also unopposed. That gives us a bit of a control.

The results are, I'm afraid, a bit depressing. Royal Oak had an average turnout (19%), and if this holds it's gonna be a nailbiter.
Data below:

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