I still haven’t filled out my ballot, but I used the sample ballot to look everything up and make notes on.
I am exhausted.
I get to choose between two Democrats. So I have to vote for the lesser of the lesser evils... great.
The voter pamphlet listed occupations.
Governor. I can vote for the businessman or the businessman.
Lieutenant Governor. I can vote for the businesswoman or the businessman.
Next up: practically useless voting on judges
These are justices appointed by current and past governors. There are times during their terms where we get to vote to approve or deny their remaining time on that bench.
With the exception of a major scandal, they will keep their bench. It’s almost pointless.
Do you know how hard it is to quickly research judges and make an educated decision on whether or not to vote for them?
I identify someone as a possible leftist running for city council. Three candidates, and I could vote for two. The others are half-decent progressives.
“Eliminating some candidates was easy.”
“Overtly Racist Party”
A lot of rich people, born to rich people. Lots of people who’ve been in politics forever. Lots of people who’ve made their money in ways I find unethical. Lots of business, little labor.
Paywall after paywall.
Side note, incognito mode will let you read more than 3 stories per month.
First off, I refreshed my memory. What are bonds?
Kinda understood it long enough to make decisions, but don’t ask me about it now.
Okay... should we do a really expensive bond thing to funnel money to contractors for a good cause?
Don’t get me wrong, Housing First programs are great. But we have lots of empty houses now.
I have a neurological condition. I have seen neurologists. I haven’t seen one in 4 years. That’s when I moved here. They’re not taking new patients.
The majority are for-profit hospitals.
Meanwhile, I’m still trying to see a neurologist.
People pay taxes on what the property was worth when they bought it, plus a tiny annual increase.
Why haven’t we built that light rail yet? Or invested in electric public transport and commuter systems? The planet is dying. We are burning it up, drop by drop.
So, tax the climate change or no?
“Should we regulate the dialysis companies better, add a price cap, and stop letting them turn away patients based on payment source?”
Businesses that make money off of dialysis patients, however, were not.
When I see twenty labor unions on one side and a couple of big businesses on the other, I’ve got a good idea of what’s going on.
Spend money on schools? Yes.
Immigration Sanctuary Ordinance. Yes.
Maintain emergency and social services, plus lots of other stuff for rural areas?
And 24 hour sheriff’s patrols.
...damn it all to hell!!
It’s been publicly debated since the 70s.
This isn’t what you think.
This measure would prevent destruction, removal, or modification of the statue or its base.
They want it to stay there, without additional context.
I spent the day being an educated voter. I wasted my time voting for more of the same shit that brought us here, fighting regressives who want to go further back, and saw one or two sparks of hope in a mine full of dead canaries.
How was your day?