In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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Day of Reckoning

I just got back from casting what may have been my first ever in-person vote. I realized this only upon entering the voting booth and being completely confused by the setup I saw before me. I had brought along the Flip Mino with me and I had planned to film a running commentary during the voting process but I became flustered when I realized I had no clue what I was supposed to do. I had sort of expected punch-cards or maybe even a little paper ballot of some sort. What I was not expecting were the electronics complete with glowing X's. After glancing around in bafflement, I found a paragraph of instructions, put away the flip, and read them through to figure out what I was supposed to do. It turns out that the changes to make voting idiot-proof was what was giving me the slip. All you had to do was actually push the name of the person you wanted to vote for an a little glowing X would appear under their name. When you finished pushing all the options you wanted, you hit a big glowing button that reminded me of those on a slot machine and poof, you're done. I hadn't been expecting something so incredibly user friendly that it threw me when I didn't find a pen or a stylus or anything of the sort.

Anyway, I'm happy to say that I did my small part in kicking Corzine in the political balls. I only hope he looses the election and then is immediately devoured by dingos. I have seldom run across a politician I loathe more. I want to see him fail and die in howling agony and even that's probably too good for the sonofabitch. I don't care what people say. It's a lot more satisfying to vote against someone than to vote for someone. Someone you vote for can probably only let you down in the end. Casting a vote against some asshole you loathe is the gift that keeps on giving because chances are good no matter what happens you'll continue to loathe the SoB.

So, no Flip video of me voting but it probably wouldn't have been all that interesting anyway. Now all I have to do is hope that this state is not completely full of gibbering, acephalic asshats and Corzine goes down in flames when the results are announced tonight. No matter what happens I'll at least know that I did my part.
Tags: flip mino, new jersey, politics, voting

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