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01:30 am: Halloween part deux
Since I went with it all weekend I continued Monday for the benefit of my coworkers. Just about everyone recognized me right away (which is more than I can say for Anime Club. Weird, huh?) and had something to say. Only Ben had to ask if I was really Jim and that was after sitting next to me for three minutes in the break area before the shift. He must have overheard other people talking and did his double take then. It's fun messing with peoples' minds.

When I got home I invited Lindsay & Tick over and surprised them as well. I think just about everyone I know has seen what I did for Halloween now except those who read this journal. Bwaha haaa.

I bought the FLCL manga over the weekend and have been puzzling through that today. I overslept and went to Red Robin instead of doing anything productive.I read the first chapter in the bookstore a few months ago and read the first quarter of the book while eating lunch. Once I got to work I read the first quarter again and continued from there. I think I'm finally starting to follow now. It's such a weird story laid out in a unique way and illustrated so unlike and still much like manga that it fascinates me whether I understand it or not. I'm looking forward to seeing the anime but tonite I promised Lindsay & Tick that I would wait and watch it with them when they visit. We're almost done with Please Teacher! so it shouldn't be that much longer. At least I still have AMVs. That isn't cheating, right?

Looks like this year may be the last State Street Halloween party and I am neither surprised or disappointed. Alcohol causes so many problems I wish I was just banned outright but unfortunately that will never happen. Too many idiots and retards out there would protest and prohibition would limit regulation. For every person who drinks responsibly and doesn't cause problem there is probably a multitude out there with no other concern than for themselves and therein lies the problem. So many idiots; so few comets.

Voting day tomorrow. If I were a better civilian I would participate in more than the presidential election but politics are of so little interest to me that it's very difficult to be interested in anything unless there is an event that will directly affect me. I dislike children so I don't give a damn what happens on the school board, I'm unsure of who my mayor or sheriff are, I don't even know what the different offices of the city council do. I'm pretty pathetic, really. You'd probably have a better conversation about politics with a wall.

I'm still voting tomorrow, tho', since the school board are responsible more for hot lunches than wars. I know people would scoff at me for who I chose but I think it is they who aren't thinking things through. "A vote for this candidate is actually a vote for Bush" or other such nonsense. One thing I keep hearing which ticks me off is "Well, I'd vote for him if I thought he'd have a chance." I don't understand this mentality.This isn't craps. If someone is gambling they want to put their money on the number they think will come up but one donesn't vote on the come line. Elections aren't about being on the winning team. If everyone voted for Nader in the last election that actually wanted to vote for Nader than he might have had a chance. It also bugs me that some people think there are only two choices. Republican and Democrat aren't the best, nor are they the most important. They're just the two WEALTHIEST! And they'll do anything to stay that way.

So who am I voting for this election? The same as always; Elder Party all the way, baby! Altho' Nyarlathotep is still my main man, it appears Cthulhu is the only one running this time. I'm still voting for him (it?) as we agree on many key issues. To name just a few:

    Abortion
  • Cthulhu is pro-choice because it cares little for what you do. However, it's in favor of keeping humans alive, so that it can taunt and toy with them before they go insane and it eats them.

  • U.S. Military
  • Our future leader would ban a standing U.S. Military. Cthulhu does not feel that humans should have the privilege of killing other humans; it reserves that right to itself.

  • Testing of nuclear weapons
  • As long as Cthulhu does all the testing, it's a-okay.

  • Foreign Policy/ Foreign Aid
  • The Great Cthulhu views our foreign neighbors as equals to the United States. It encourages trade in all forms, including slave trade, child trafficking, and it will continue to give Primary Trading Partner status to the country which sells the most children worldwide. Cthulhu will provide support to those countries which do not commit any of the following acts:

    -Population control: The more humans alive, the more for it to toy with, drive insane, or puree.
    -Genocide: See above.
    -Captial Punishment: See above.


Plus, Cthulhu cultists will be given the great privilege of dieing last. So anyway, be sure to get out there and vote. Vote early and vote often!

Vote Elder Party! Iä! Iä! - E V I L O U T -

Current Mood: patriotic

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From:sacredspud
Date:November 2nd, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
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I think that the "I voted for Candidate A because Candidate C has no chance of winning" is a valid stance when (as in this year) most voters see the election not as a chance to pick the president they want, but as a choice between re-electing the incumbent or replacing him. Those who favor Bush's general policies want to keep him in power and represent a demonstrably significant part of the vote. Logically, the best option for those who really want him out is to reach some sort of consensus -- this time around it's John Kerry -- and vote that way.

The other option is to vote idealistically, but when (as in this year) popular opinion this year has shown itself neatly divided into two distinct camps, those are shots in the dark that will not hit their mark. Conservatives understand this, which is why only the liberal third-party candidates ever garner a significant portion of the vote. Since your vote doesn't really count (that's an extreme over-simplification, but here is an explanation of how the Electoral College works), the best thing to do in a situation like the one we have this year is to vote for the side you most agree with in case things come down to a recount where by some miraculous chance the popular vote is used to determine the president.

If everyone voted for Nader in the last election that actually wanted to vote for Nader than he might have had a chance.

Thanks to the Electoral College, the operative word in this sentence is "might." If everyone who liked Nader best had voted for him (and other Green Party candidates) in the last election, he might have stood a chance in 2004, but probably not in 2000. Your best bet is to vote people you agree with into state and local positions.

All in all, Cthulhu stands no chance of winning, but I can't imagine Cthulhu starting a war over something as trivial as business.

This comment wasn't supposed to be this long.
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From:evil_jim
Date:November 3rd, 2004 02:11 am (UTC)
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I know I don't know as much as I should about the election process, as you were quick to point out. The more I learn the more frustrating it is to see that it isn't what I think it should be.Thanks for the link. I'll read it in the morning when I've had some sleep.

This comment wasn't supposed to be this long.

Next time I'll disallow comments for you, k?

4:10am
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From:sacredspud
Date:November 4th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC)
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I know I don't know as much as I should about the election process, as you were quick to point out. The more I learn the more frustrating it is to see that it isn't what I think it should be.

My own annoyance at the election process prompted most of that comment. I was also quite annoyed about a conversation I'd just taken part in where somebody told me that "when Bush gets re-elected, we'll send all the hippies and homos over to fight in Iraq."

People scare me.
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:November 2nd, 2004 10:46 am (UTC)
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well, you know.. they tried prohibition 70 or 80 years ago and it only ended up causing more violent crime.
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From:evil_jim
Date:November 3rd, 2004 02:15 am (UTC)
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... But it sure made for some great movies. I'm not sure how it would work out if they tried prohibition again. Back then you could order tommy guns through mail-order catalogues.
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From:nothingbutcards
Date:November 2nd, 2004 11:21 pm (UTC)
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I've always been for presidential elections being ultimately decided by one-on-one unarmed combat...
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From:evil_jim
Date:November 3rd, 2004 02:13 am (UTC)
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I'd pay to see that.

Speaking of paying, I was at Anime Club two hours early last Saturday and stayed until well after nine. Were you there? I had the money for the CDs for you.
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From:nothingbutcards
Date:November 3rd, 2004 07:29 am (UTC)
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Yes, a friend was in bad condition relatively early, and I couldn't make it, I think I was there for five or ten minutes before I left- sorry about that. Next club time or some other prearranged time is fine.
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From:evil_jim
Date:November 3rd, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
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I expect to be there this weekend as usual, barring unforseen circumstances. We can make the switchoff then.

I hope your friend is ok.
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From:nothingbutcards
Date:November 3rd, 2004 11:17 am (UTC)
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Sounds good. Yes, just the usual college inexperience that leads to too much drink mixing.
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