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If you live in Illnois you need to get out and vote and vote for this man http://www.whitneyforgov.org/joomla/ind … p;Itemid=1 ......
Last edited by [tv] Jay Jay Walker (2006-11-06 08:34:07)
What's that old Chicago election mantra???
Ah, yes! "Vote early and vote often!"
that or, "I want to die in Chicago so I can remain politically active"
So yes, you probably don't really need to live in Illinois to vote for our Governor, you just need to be able to make it to Chicago today! lol
damn it, Illinois sucks... this time I thought I finally would have the chance to vote for a top official with a clear conscious. No dice. I was going to vote for Rich Whitney because I like his opinions on many issues, he seems open minded and I like the direction he approaches issue from (that would be the direction left of everybody else running). Then... yesterday the camp of our Republican candidate announced that they found out Whitney was previously a long term member of the Socialist Labor Party. Of course they offered no reason why that's supposed to be a bad thing, just the same old scare rhetoric that is their typical modus operandi. When I heard that, I was sold by the fact that he was coming from a truly progressive background. I was actually turning the corner towards being happy to vote for him.
But then later Whitney fucked it all up and said something to the effect of, "I wasn't trying to hide it, I just wasn't going to offer up the fact unless directly asked." WTF man, you had to go and lie... just like the rest of the bastards in the race. I know people misunderstand a lot about socialism. And I know opponents take advantage of the publics poor understanding of actual socialist theory to brand a person as "unamerican". But crap... you can't hide something like that, it just reinforces the negative assumptions. Right at the start you say I was a member, these are the reasons I was, these are the reasons I no longer am and here are the positive things I learned from that period of my life. End of the story. Surely if that strategy works for being a former coke addict, it can work for being a former Socialist Labor Party member! But what you can't do is act like all the other dirty rat politicians out there.
So now I'm left with voting for Whitney, the former pinko turned green who's acting yellow. There's just no winning on election day
Fuck it !!!!
so I just finished voting...
Green for every office where they had a candidate (which was all our state's constitutional officers!), Voted against the incumbent in all remaining races. Retained no judges. And for any office where the incumbent was running unopposed, I wrote in Hugo Chavez.
Fuck it, indeed!