[sf-lug] OT: Thank you for not voting, today

Paul Ward dssstrkl at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 10:34:26 PDT 2008

Geez Rick, bitter much? Never mind the fact that my polling place was  
much emptier than usual and only three people voted before me...


(Grammatical errors purposefully commited in the name of irony abs  

Paul Ward
Sent from my iPhone
(So please excuse any typos or terseness)

On Jun 3, 2008, at 4:25 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> The papers are predicting that today's (TUESDAY'S) primary election --
> all the offices and measures _other_ then the presidential vote that  
> was
> moved to February -- will have record low turnout.  Which is great for
> me, because I know what's best for you, and you can trust me to look
> after your interest.  So, thank you for staying home.  Relax.  I and a
> very few other people will be glad to look after things.
> Among the things you'll not want to bother thinking about:
> o Two statewide ballot propositions.  One is by the property-interest
>  "Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association" and would ban rent control.
>  The other, not.
> o Primary campaigns for:  All state Assemblymen.  Many state Senators.
>  All members of the House of Representatives.
> o Superior Court judges in some places.
> o Members of party central committees.
> o County boards of supervisors.
> o City/town councils (for those who live in cities or towns).
> o County measures.  San Mateo County will vote a 1/8% sales tax  
> increase
>  proposal, for example.
> o Various city and special-district parcel tax proposals.
> In order to ensure that you're not bothered by the election, you'll  
> need
> to stay away from your polling place between 7 AM and 8 PM, today.
> To find the exact address you want to stay away from, and to see a
> sample of the ballot you'll want to carefully avoid handling, visit
> http://www.smartvoter.org/ and provide your Zip Code, etc.
> On behalf of the few of us who will be deciding the election, thank  
> you
> all for making our votes count!
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