I’ve long refused to officially declare a party affiliation, if not primarily in protest to how ludicrous and homogeneous the two-party American political system is.
Now that I am completely comfortable with my choice for 2008, I finally went ahead and investigated whether or not “decline-to-state” voters can participate in California’s Feburary 5 Democratic primary. (Decline-to-state voters comprise nearly one-fifth of the state’s registered voters.) To my relief, a Google search led me to the following:
California Democrats have a different view of the proposed Feb. 5, 2008, presidential primary. Decline-to-state voters can simply request a Democratic ballot, either by mail or at the polls, and have their choice recorded alongside those of the party regulars.
On the contrary, the state Republican party will only accept votes from declared Republican voters.
Independence salvaged yet again!
Had my virginal Lucha spectating experience and it was a total blast. Thanks to Caroline for coordinating — some short video clips below and photos @ my flickr. (If you have trouble viewing the videos here, watch them on YouTube.)
Ann Coulter is disgustingly skinny. So, when I heard her speak last night at USC, I couldn’t help myself but to replace the word “liberal” with “fat people” — at least in my head — the dozens of times she berated the intellectually beefy. Her new book would probably be quite a hoot if only it were titled “If
Democrats Fat People Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans.”
Click here to read my account of her “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week” presentation complete with photos and video at LAist.
Oh, and happy Leopard Day Mac users!
The sky is far smokier-looking than yesterday at this time, here in West LA but still no fires in the immediate area and no sign of a wind shift. The map from yesterday’s post is still being updated live by LA Times and presents a good picture of things. I’ve also posted a few stories of interest on LAist. Click to read:
— Fire Evacuees are Not ‘Refugees’
— Ann Coulter to Speak at USC for
Islamo-Fascism Wingnut Awareness Week
— Larry Himmel Reports from the Scene of his Burning Home
Viss has some amazing photos of the Witch Fire here.