As I have mentioned elsewhere, I am not allowed to vote because I am a Resident Alien with a permanent Green Card.
I started the process of applying for citizenship a couple of times, but weird stuff happened (the '93 L.A. Riots broke out
the day after I took the INS paperwork home!) or I didn't have the money (as with everything else in America,
it comes down to the Almighty Dollar.)
I'll take care of this eventually, but for now I am forced to live vicariously through others who CAN vote.
So don't disappoint me, people!! :D
GO OUT AND VOTE! NOW! OR TOMORROW!
Here's a general voter's rights resource compiled by the ACLU for those who might need it.
Just click on your state and peruse and/or print out the relevant PDF.
It doesn't tell you who to vote for, just how to exercise your right to vote.
This one is very important.
I've been living in the US for over 25 years and I have never seen a presidential election that mattered this much.
There is a lot riding on this one.
To paraphrase the closing words of "Choice" by Orbital, "hope or despair! It's your choice!"
Seen on paka's LJ:
If The World Could Vote
a project by three Icelandics that allows the entire World to vote for Obama or McCain.
You can vote HERE.
The results are listed in a comprehensive manner, with a breakdown by country.
The results page also doubles as a handy "Flags of the World" reference chart! :D
Current results are HERE.
It's an interesting exercise...
Relax, this one is mostly for Californians only.
Proposition 8 is icky-poo and positively medieval.
And being French, I know from medieval. :D
Proposition 8 wants to make sure those evil gay people can't get married.
And can't get any of the rights associated with marriage.
And apparently, Prop. 8 is being backed by Mormon money.
Oh, those wacky Utah Saints, meddling in California affairs.
But don't take my word for it.
Go read my friend henglaar's detailed and eloquent analysis of Prop. 8.
I am as straight as a Frenchman can be and I think Proposition 8 is stupid and antiquated.
And I'm not the only one.
So herewith, as designed by shatterstripes, a bumper sticker for display purposes.
The image links to a 300dpi version suitable for printing.
tugrik came up with the original concept and wanted to print bumper stickers on his awesome printer,
but he ran into a problem with the backing glue. So the image has been released in the wild for people to print.
Fly! Be free!!
So there I was, surrounded by at least a hundred Drazis, and I couldn't find my w'tsai.
Oh wait, wrong story.
So there I was, at the local Ralphs (Krogers elsewhere), buying water and other beverages.
I was casing the Ben & Jerry's freezer ($2.50 a pint is a darn good price, non?) and happened to
glance at the DVD rack thoughtfully placed in the middle of the aisle (not isle).
I examined the cover art of various DVDs and noticed this:
Hmmmm, the blurb says "based on the memoir by John McCain and Mark Salter".
It's an A&E production and it focuses on the 5 years McCain spent as a Vietnam POW.
Scott Glenn plays McCain Senior. Wow. The DVD was released in 2005.
It's now 2008 and the studio has decided to create a cardboard sleeve to go over the DVD case.
Check this out:
I saw what you did there! :D
It's now "based on the best-selling memoir".
And it's being touted as "the true story of JOHN MCCAIN".
And there's a nice big American flag.
How festive!! :D
I love marketing...