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07 March 2008 @ 12:19 pm
Happy Birthday Matt!  
I've got to go out to pick up stuff to cook for him and get him a cake. I fail at baking, so I'm going the Baskin Robbins ice cream cake route. I could get a traditional one from HEB, but ice cream cakes are more fun. I have to head to the store anyway to temporarily assuage his wagyu steak addiction.

Voted in the primaries, yay. I decided our voting process sucks. Why can't I just vote for whoever I want? It makes no sense. I should have started voting earlier so I would have had even more time to complain about being pegged democrat or republican on my voter card. Whateva! Maybe the general election is different, but even for our local city and county elections, the screen limited me to democrat

I still haven't hit the store yet for supplies for that Sarah costume. I've been feeling super lazy lately. I really wanted to make sure I went out before my UBERSALE coupons expired, but it's too late to use them now. Now I only have a 40% off coupon to use. And that's fine too. But blah. There's no more hancock's anymore, so I think I have to order boning off the internet XP
Current Mood: blahblah
Nerdy Temptressbevo on March 7th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
Tell my Homey happy birthday!

puppyfuupuppyfuu on March 7th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
Huh? AFAIK Texas has an "open" primary and you CAN vote for whoever, altho because it IS the primary process you can only vote ON one side or the other. But when I went to vote you COULD choose either line to stand in, and I know some Republican wonks (for example, Limbaugh) were suggesting that Republicans vote for Hillary to keep the Dem. process going. But yeah, if you had WANTED to vote in the Republican primary, as far as I know you COULD have if you'd asked. At least in Texas. I'm disappointed that I didn't get to go to the caucus because I had Japanese class that night.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on March 7th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Well, the first thing they asked me when I stepped up was how I was voting. I knew who I wanted for the presidential primary, but I hadn't made up my mind on all the local stuff, because well.. it's local stuff XD

The thing is..
After I said "Democrat," I got the happy happy democrat screen. If I had wanted to vote republican for the primary, I could have told them republican, and I would have had the happy happy republican thing. What I don't like is this: I wanted to vote democrat for the primary based on my preference of candidate. This locked me out of voting for any republican/independant/whatever candidates on all the local stuff. I mean, I should be able to vote for whomever I want >:O I'm assuming that even though they were the primaries, the local stuff was just local voting, because all the local city officials have been making a big deal about MARCH 4. If that's the case, I shouldn't magcially only have 1 candidate to choose from under every single section, right? I don't know. I haven't really been that interested in the process until this election year so maybe the "real" general election this fall is completely different. But IMO, if I wanted 4 democrats and 3 republicans for the local stuff, I should be able to vote for who I want and not just be tied down to one party that only loosely matches what I would like to see happen with my government
puppyfuupuppyfuu on March 7th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
OH, ok, that makes sense. But no, this is the primary so that's why you vote for NOMINEES on one side or the other. I totally get why you're only supposed to pick the candidates for one team or the other. Heck, I'd argue that you shouldn't even get to pick for the other party, but I'm not really that opinionated on that topic. (surprisingly enough) I mean, you get to make your actual vote on election day, this is just for winnowing down the field. But then, I've long championed an opinion that you should be able to just vote AGAINST a candidate on election day. I'm sick of the candidates only arguing about why their opponent sucks rather than extolling their own virtues. I had hope for Obama, but it looks like this last round of Hillary's campaign of bashing him has moved him more in line with tradition. (it's easier to "tear down" than to inspire)

(For the record, I didn't and won't vote for either of them, but I did respect Obama's approach until about a week ago)
HIDE your face: COSPLAY!kyonomiko on March 8th, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
Well, yeah, I understand what the primaries are for. That's why I'm not all debbie downer about only getting to chose a democratic presidential candidate. I was, however, under the impression that there weren't primaries for local elections and for the local elections,t hat was the real deal, but when I told them Demo, I basically had 1 option for most of the local elections, which made me QQ, but whateva! XD We'll see what happens with the general election in Nov