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Mon, Nov. 1st, 2004, 08:05 pm
So the world may know...

The truth about John Kerry's hamster. Also stolen from porsupah, but I thought it important that Americans be informed on the burning issues of the day before the election.

If you are leery of electronic voting machines, you may want to read kit_ping's advice on how to exercise your right to a paper-based ballot paper. (Please note: I am not making any judgement one way or the other as to the reliability of electronic voting, as I am only an ignorant Australian.)

I promise to have some of my own content soon.

Mon, Nov. 1st, 2004 05:51 am (UTC)
nightcoon

Too funny! I enjoyed that ... Seriously, I'm scared of another 2000-style debacle. As even one liberal that I was listening to on Election Night four years ago put it, "Jeez, can we just have a president already? I don't even care if it's Bush!" As a conservative, I'll be ready to proclaim Kerry the victor, as long as I can go to bed knowing who's El Presidente that same night!

Mon, Nov. 1st, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Wuss. :) To me, a good election is one where I go to bed with no winner proclaimed. The best ones build up the suspense until well into the following week (we do our elections on a Saturday). Of course, I want the suspense to be from the counting of votes in razor-thin marginal seats and waiting for postal votes to trickle in, not from drawn out legal processes.

Mon, Nov. 1st, 2004 06:04 am (UTC)
porsupah

I promise to have some of my own content soon

Is this where you stride on stage in full regalia, and proclaim, "Now.. is the winter of my own content"? ^_^ (Well, okay, a few months later if you want to be accurate. Imagine it being played out further north)

Mon, Nov. 1st, 2004 12:15 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I'd have to go quite a long way North before I could say "winter"! It's getting towards summer down under, mate.

Mon, Nov. 1st, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
kit_ping

Alas, my advice will only work if you're in California, as the machines have been decertified for use here. (The counties whined that it would be too expensive to switch back or get better machines, so we ended up with this weird "you don't have to vote on 'em but we'd prefer you do" set up.)
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