November 2nd, 2010
Vote today, if you're in the US.
Laugh at us, today, if you're not...
|Date:||November 2nd, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)|| |
Nah. The mechanisms of democracy are nothing to be mocked. Now, the campaigns leading up to those moments? Sure, they are the very stuff of comedy! :)
Watching your parliament, though difficult here due to the media's disinterest, is often more amusing than ours here.
For that matter, Britain's House of Commons is a gas to watch.
|Date:||November 2nd, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)|| |
It was a dark day in this country's history when they started clapping in parliament, instead of thumping on the desks with a rousing "Hear hear!"
Much as it is still, in theory, in England, clapping used to be frowned upon in Parliament. *sips his tea, pinky pointed outwards* Poor form, don't you know? :)
Being a barbarian, I wouldn't have much to say on the subject.
|Date:||November 2nd, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)|| |
Can I vote AND laugh? (the laughter might be hysterical laughter, though...)
Hey, it's a free country! Freedom of speech, and all that...
|Date:||November 2nd, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)|| |
Heee. I early voted. Go me.
|Date:||November 2nd, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)|| |
Hey, I'm not in the US, but I voted a month ago. :) Dual citizenship means I get to vote in two countries, although I only get to vote in US federal elections since I sold my house in Colorado. I had a US House and a US Senate seat to vote for there. I vote out of Boulder, so the world would have to end before the Republican wins there, but the US Senate race is supposed to be close.
|Date:||November 3rd, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)|| |
Yes, I hold two passports and can vote in two countries. I also still have a valid Colorado driving license and a valid UK driving licence.
That must be confusing, occasionally, since the driving situation is different in each country.
|Date:||November 3rd, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)|| |
It's actually not too bad. The big thing is remembering which side of the road to drive on and who gets priority. I'm reminded of US-type rules when we go to the continent, though.
When I visit the US (or the continent), it's kind of like a switch gets turned on in my brain and I revert to former habits. It's similar to when the first snowfall would hit Colorado each autumn (or late summer sometimes), and I'd become a winter driver again. :)
I voted, this years poll workers could ONLY be employed by the government.
I tore off the receipts from the pages and pushed the ballots in the box myself and the guy was indignant. Because apparently HE is the one who tears off the ends. Mr. Loser, I've been voting all my life, I don't need you to peer at my ballot like you did for the man in front of me.
|Date:||November 3rd, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)|| |
Apparently we pay poll workers in voyeurism these days.
These days? What else is new?
Very good. Show them who's boss!