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06 February 2008 @ 01:04 am
How you know you're getting old  
Fry: "When did you start caring about voting?"
Professor Farnsworth: "The very instant I became old."
--- Futurama, "A Head in the Polls"

I DO intend to write our Secretary of State's webmaster about the fact that the address for the Democratic caucus was, in fact, the Republican caucus. Which caused us no end of consternation, since the Republican caucus very carefully avoided advertising its presence IN ANY WAY. Only until I found myself surrounded by a curiously large number of Ron Paul supporters did I realize my error. It was like being on Slashdot, surrounded by annoying pseudo-libertarian nerds - IN REAL LIFE. (Dun Dun Duh!)

Not only did I vote - I'm a Democratic delegate now. Which is apparently like being a Freemason, without the stigma of being attached to the Illuminati so openly. My district appears to be plum full of genuinely progressive DFLers - there were resolutions on gay marriage rights, universal health care, and parrots (Not kidding. Really. SHE IS A PASSIONATE WOMAN). The coolest thing was that it was people of all ages, and they all knew the issues. They knew health care - there was a great half-hour discussion about what sort of universal healthcare our corner of Minnesota should resolve to support. We also met Keith Ellison's wife, and our state senator. It couldn't have gotten any better.

Did I mention the hot Democrat babes? I could have sworn I did.
❀✯ L.E. Arroway ✭✈: duranlyght on February 6th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
Awesome. You get politico points!
Happylittledevilhappy_l_devil on February 6th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Well done, sir.
like a hundred billion hot dogs: communityhalf_double on February 6th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yes! Political activism is a great way to meet chicks. I salute you, sir.
Lady of the Greengreen_truth on February 6th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. I have to admit that I am not as politically savvy or aware. I am trying to work on that a bit, and actually go read up about things starting now, rather than near the end. Good for you for getting involved.
Gabe Powershalkillsdave on February 6th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
I misread that as Keith EMERSON'S wife. Ha.

And I think the Templar Knights carry a lot more stigma then the Illuminati.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 7th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
Really, aren't they the same thing?
Nightwalkerhalfawake on February 7th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
That's awesome that you're a Democratic delegate now. So how does one become a delegate anyway?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 7th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
They said, "Who wants to be one of our delegates?" I said, "Me". Then they handed me a brochure.

It was all a little surreal.
Nightwalkerhalfawake on February 8th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
Huh, that is quite surreal. I hope it goes well.