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  •  I disagree on Amendment 1 (1+ / 0-)
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    While I think that the 4 cent cigarette tax should happen (hell, make it 8 or 10) and TOPS is important, the method is wrong.  By tapping the Millennium Fund, which is supposed to be for children's health, it is likely to create a budget deficit down the road that will have to be dealt with.  This seems to be a fancy way of moving the TOPS program out of the state fiscal budget to create a phantom balance that in reality is just a passing of the buck.  My two cents.

    On a different note, despite just getting registered a couple months ago, my voter card has wrong info.  I am apparently in House District 101, which has 6 candidates running.  I wasn't able to get a lot on them last night.  Anybody here have any thoughts?  Thanks.

    Omar: When you been doin it as long as I have, you do the thing on your name. OWS: Due to budget cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

    by ten5v1lt4 on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 04:33:18 AM PDT

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    •  Oops; just got home from work and (1+ / 0-)
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      checked for replies. Hope you got that straightened out. CV was against it too, but I read it as funding the Millennium Fund. Anyway, too tired to think right now - I've been working on street tiles for days on end, for Magazine Street. I'm so tired of the alphabet.

      "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L. Mencken, 1925

      by cv lurking gf on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 04:02:54 PM PDT

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      •  Took a swing (1+ / 0-)
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        on the D who walked the neighborhood and spoke to my wife.

        Side question - what kind of voting machines do we use and how secure are they?  First time I didn't have a paper ballot.

        As an aside, pulled into my voting location and Pearl Jam's Bu$hleaguer came on the radio.  It felt like the appropriate mindset.

        The aristocrat choir sings What's the ruckus?
        The haves have not a clue
        The immenseness of suffering
        The art of negotiation, a rarity

        Omar: When you been doin it as long as I have, you do the thing on your name. OWS: Due to budget cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

        by ten5v1lt4 on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 05:16:46 AM PDT

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        •  I don't know what kind, CV thinks (0+ / 0-)

          ES something or other, but he said not to quote him (so I'm not; really). The paper today was a downer, despite many decisions matching my votes. I miss blue.

          "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L. Mencken, 1925

          by cv lurking gf on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 09:22:42 AM PDT

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