Nice one

Nov. 5th, 2008 09:47 am
mikekn: (Marfu)
From [livejournal.com profile] partiallyclips:
I'd just like to say...
Epic win for the "Dungeons & Dragons Crowd." America just leveled.

Nice one

Nov. 5th, 2008 09:47 am
mikekn: (Marfu)
From [livejournal.com profile] partiallyclips:
I'd just like to say...
Epic win for the "Dungeons & Dragons Crowd." America just leveled.

Voted

Nov. 4th, 2008 09:47 am
mikekn: (Just me)
Well, I voted this morning. One hour and fifteen minute wait time from start to finish (got there at 7:30). By the time I was though the line was almost nothing - I expect the after work voters to be in much longer lines.

Voted

Nov. 4th, 2008 09:47 am
mikekn: (Just me)
Well, I voted this morning. One hour and fifteen minute wait time from start to finish (got there at 7:30). By the time I was though the line was almost nothing - I expect the after work voters to be in much longer lines.
mikekn: (Avatar)
If elected I will push for the following:
1. $1-2 per gallon gas tax (in addition to all current gas taxes), collected money to be used for alternate energy research.
2. Federal law making smoking illegal in all public spaces (especially bars, restaurants, casinos and sidewalks).
3. $1-2 per pack cigarette tax (in addition to all current taxes), collected money to be used for Medicare (or some other heath care program that needs it).
4. Impose an export tariff on all tobacco products.
5. Legalize marijuana, and make it subject to all of the taxes and restrictions imposed on cigarettes.
6. Term limits on congress.
7. Line item veto for the president.
8. Constitutional amendments supporting same-sex marriages and abortion. And one making the death penalty illegal.

There are probably more, but I think those will do the job.
mikekn: (Avatar)
If elected I will push for the following:
1. $1-2 per gallon gas tax (in addition to all current gas taxes), collected money to be used for alternate energy research.
2. Federal law making smoking illegal in all public spaces (especially bars, restaurants, casinos and sidewalks).
3. $1-2 per pack cigarette tax (in addition to all current taxes), collected money to be used for Medicare (or some other heath care program that needs it).
4. Impose an export tariff on all tobacco products.
5. Legalize marijuana, and make it subject to all of the taxes and restrictions imposed on cigarettes.
6. Term limits on congress.
7. Line item veto for the president.
8. Constitutional amendments supporting same-sex marriages and abortion. And one making the death penalty illegal.

There are probably more, but I think those will do the job.

A quote

Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:48 pm
mikekn: (Default)
Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] girlmod:
"This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves; finally just lay back and say it -- that we are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable."

Hunter S. Thompson
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail
November 1972

A quote

Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:48 pm
mikekn: (Default)
Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] girlmod:
"This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves; finally just lay back and say it -- that we are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable."

Hunter S. Thompson
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail
November 1972

Bah!

Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:52 pm
mikekn: (Default)
Not sure what else to say...  I'm disappointed in the results, no one I voted for won, and I'm clueless about what I can do to improve things.  I half want to gather friends around me and bury myself in other activities while ignoring the rest of the world (something I suspect the 40%-of-registered-voters who didn't vote of doing) and I half want to get into politics so at least I'll feel like I'm doing something positive.  Hopefully I'll find a realistic middle ground.

I visited the CNN website around 10 PM last night.  It wasn't looking good at the time, but PA looked like it was going to be going for Kerry and replacing senator Specter.  This morning the only difference was that our incumbent senator was now ahead.  I'm not too surprised by that, he's a moderate Republican, respected and popular.  I only hope Hoeffel will try again in two years when Santorum's term is up. 

I was briefly distracted this morning by discovering a buck in our back yard.
Photos behind cut... (53K) ) 

Left the house and got to the top of the hill when I realized I had a flat tire.  Spent another 20 minutes or so re-inflating my tire, going back home to see if I could find a tire gage (didn't), throwing some fix a flat into the tire, and then driving to work.  The buck was still there through all this.

Bah!

Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:52 pm
mikekn: (Default)
Not sure what else to say...  I'm disappointed in the results, no one I voted for won, and I'm clueless about what I can do to improve things.  I half want to gather friends around me and bury myself in other activities while ignoring the rest of the world (something I suspect the 40%-of-registered-voters who didn't vote of doing) and I half want to get into politics so at least I'll feel like I'm doing something positive.  Hopefully I'll find a realistic middle ground.

I visited the CNN website around 10 PM last night.  It wasn't looking good at the time, but PA looked like it was going to be going for Kerry and replacing senator Specter.  This morning the only difference was that our incumbent senator was now ahead.  I'm not too surprised by that, he's a moderate Republican, respected and popular.  I only hope Hoeffel will try again in two years when Santorum's term is up. 

I was briefly distracted this morning by discovering a buck in our back yard.
Photos behind cut... (53K) ) 

Left the house and got to the top of the hill when I realized I had a flat tire.  Spent another 20 minutes or so re-inflating my tire, going back home to see if I could find a tire gage (didn't), throwing some fix a flat into the tire, and then driving to work.  The buck was still there through all this.

Voted

Nov. 2nd, 2004 09:02 am
mikekn: (Default)
Went in and voted before heading to work.  The polling place had the longest line I've ever seen there.  Took about 45 minutes from start to finish.  Interestingly, there is a second district which votes at the same place, but they had no line at all.

Voted

Nov. 2nd, 2004 09:02 am
mikekn: (Default)
Went in and voted before heading to work.  The polling place had the longest line I've ever seen there.  Took about 45 minutes from start to finish.  Interestingly, there is a second district which votes at the same place, but they had no line at all.
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