Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I've already done the "early voter" thing, choosing unenthusiastically to vote for "mediocre" over "batshit crazy and evil" in almost every race. I suspect that I'll be on the losing side (again). It's about all we can do, unless you're a billionaire who can buy your own pet politician.
Our political system is in serious disrepair. Thanks to the citizens united decision, corporate money now drowns out any real popular representation. The kind of people who would be best able to represent us, "the people" (regardless of political persuasion), either don't run for office or are smeared so completely that they're unelectable. I really have no idea how to change this dynamic, and that's discouraging.
But I voted anyway, and I hope you do too.
Monday, November 1, 2010
For the first time in my life my beloved San Francisco Giants are the champs. I'm not quite sure how to explain how happy this makes me.
I've only been waiting since 1964.
Of course this may be a sign of some kind of apocalypse. First the President is younger than I am, then we get a Supreme Court Justice who's also younger. And the Giants win!
Kinda like elections.