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Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 11:24 am
Election 2008 is almost over...finally

I voted and I'm proud to say that I voted for Obama\Biden!
I also voted no on Props 4,8,7. Yes on Measure 1A! Of course there were other measures I voted for\against but those were the biggies. I was very torn on Prop 2 (google if) but I made up my mind in the booth. I don't think I'll be broadcasting my decision on that one.

I went at 9:30 and got out by 10:00, it wasn't that bad.

Bush will be out of office soon, we'll be free from his stupidity very soon!

Remember to vote ladies and gentlemen! You know how I feel on voting but I won't flip out on non-voters. As an American it's our right to vote and it's also somebody's right to not vote if they choose. I might not agree with it but that's their decision, not mine.
I think I'll watch Spongebob until 4 xD

At the same time though I'll keep encouraging you to vote vote vote!!

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Current Mood: satisfied satisfied
Current Music: America The Beautiful---Frank Sinatra

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penguinsane
Mayhem
Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)

I just googled prop 2... and it seems very weird that you would be torn about something like that. Is there a downside to it being passed that I'm not seeing?


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evilcresyluna
evilcresyluna
Miss Celie of the North
Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)

It would cost farms in California money, and some large agri-businesses would find it more cost-effective to ship in veal/eggs/etc. from places that don't have these measures than convert current farms, thereby not decreasing the amounts of animals in those conditions and contributing to pollution from shipping them in. It also has a small chance of increasing the possibility that chickens that get to experience the outdoors would be exposed to diseases from migratory birds.

However, the former fear would hopefully be alleviated by the emergence of small, family owned farms that already don't use gestation crates and such and would find a lager market without large farms crowding them out with multi-million dollar facilities. The latter is kind of unfounded, especially since birds that can move around and eat bugs and such have better immune systems anyway.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)

Exactly what you said. That's exactly why I'm torn. I buy eggs from farms that are already caging their chickens in larger enclosures but many larger farms would rather move out of state then change this.
I read a report (not biased supposedly) that said 90% of egg production would leave the state.
Well, I cast my vote so even if I change my mind later on this I can't go back :P

Oh, I got a txt from you but accidentally erased it before I could read it. What was it about?


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evilcresyluna
evilcresyluna
Miss Celie of the North
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)

Oh, was that the fence thingy that was hanging over me was cheap so I would like to do spamalot and were you still thinking about a third show?


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)

Ooh, ok! I'll get another ticket for Spamalot, hopefully I can get one next to me!
A third show? What would you like to see? I'm up for almost anything, even things I've seen before =)


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evilcresyluna
evilcresyluna
Miss Celie of the North
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)

I was leaning towards Wicked. If you'd like I can catch the tickets for that, if you get the one for spamalot. Yeee!


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)

Yeah, get tickets for Wicked ^__^
The Spamalot show is the night we get there and I want to go back to the stage door the night after we see Equus (with my playbill and hours before the play ends) so that's out. So Thursday afternoon is the best bet or Wednesday afternoon, the matinee.


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evilcresyluna
evilcresyluna
Miss Celie of the North
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)

there's no Thursday afternoon, only evening, so I'm going to go for Wednesday afternoon.


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evilcresyluna
evilcresyluna
Miss Celie of the North
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)

I wouldn't be surprised if that figure is accurate, in that I don't doubt that 90% of egg production is from large egg factories that use those practices would rather move practice than buy more land, etc. in order to comply. I would like to see people supporting small farms and sometimes I think the only way to really push that is by legislation - even if it doesn't pass it gets people talking about it and hopefully buying their eggs (and foods that contain eggs, there are lot more of those than just eggs by themselves) from better sources.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)

Although I personally wouldn't miss the large egg companies if they moved, I know they produce many jobs and I kept that in mind.
I gotta admit I voted no on 2 because I was thinking of the CA economy and jobs. I also took into account that there's some farm animals laws already in effect and those laws just need to be handled better. That said, I wouldn't be upset if 2 passed. It was a no win situation with me on this one :\


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cartoondoggy
cartoondoggy
Sara
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)

Oh man....

It's your vote and I respect it. But I have to say that really makes me sad. First, the farms had years to reform so this would not be a quick transition. It'd cost the state a lot of money at first, but ethically it just matters too much. Second, California is SO huge even if some farmers left, there would still be plenty of reform happening in the state. And the reform would spread all over the country. I just can't imagine voting against a proposition that could do so much for farm animal welfare reform. :(


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)

I know and that's why I was feeling guilty.
It's passing though, thank goodness. I'm glad it passed even if I voted against it, my brain was completely on the economy when I went in that booth.

Yeah, I feel bad for voting against it but thank goodness it's passing.


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cartoondoggy
cartoondoggy
Sara
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)

Yeah, I think it has a good shot at winning. :) It was leading 62.5 percent to 37.5 percent.

What an amazing night...


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)

This night is historic..and I'm about to join history and go to a huge party xD


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cartoondoggy
cartoondoggy
Sara
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)

That's great! Have fun. :)


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harrypotterchic
harrypotterchic
you'll never close my eyes and watch me die.
Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)

I would vote, but

1) I don't live in the US
2) I'm not old enough anyways, but barely lol!

Is 18 the voting age there too?


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)

All non-US residents and people under 18 are exempt xD

18 is the age yes =)


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theheartless69
:)
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)

Yay for you voting! ^__^

Useless comment is useless, but I'm so glad.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Wed, Nov. 5th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)

I haven't missed an election since I registered the day I turned 18...even the so-called 'useless city ballets'
No election is useless!


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axe_girl
axe_girl
Dana
Tue, Nov. 18th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)

I would have voted if I had managed to get registered. Ah well, next time!


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