How about going back to the precinct system that worked perfectly well for the last 100 years?
And fuck your fucking early voting and online tools. I don't have a goddam smartfone attached to my face to check who's taken a shit on facebook every 10 minutes. Not everyone checks online before undertaking routine tasks.
Sure, I already knew who I was going to vote for for President in April, but this was a long ballot and I think it's important to wait for all the info on the lesser offices and bonds and constitutional amendments -- and that means waiting til Election Day.
Early voting was introduced as an alternative to absentee ballots -- if you could not vote on Election Day. Don't try to turn that around and tell me I'm a dumbass for voting on Election Day.
Still warm and fuzzy about the Alibi's coverage :)
Doesn't it take an hourandahalf to drive in or out of Rio Rancho? Why should voting there be any different?
Just to be clear, Montezuma Elementary, where I waited an hour, is between UNM and Whole Foods -- I hope I can count on you to go after the partisans who did that too...
You're pretty hard on Marisa. I think you overestimate the Alibi's influence in Sandoval County politcs. Try to find that warm/fuzzy feeling again.
And if I'd voted early I wouldn't have had to mess with the election day mess and if I moved to China I wouldn't have to vote at all and if I would just die I wouldn't have to worry about how or when to do anything. What's your point?
At Montezuma Elementary there were 4 people printing ballots. After waiting nearly an hour, I got in front of one of those people. Instead of asking my name, she nervously apologized and asked me to wait a bit more. THen she hollered "I need a count!" When I asked her what that meant, she said that she needed to know how many people were in line so she could post the wait time on the website. "Seriously?" I asked, "you're going to extend my wait and the wait of the 60 people just outside the door for another 5 minutes so you can let the world know that the wait here just got 5 minutes longer?" And she did.
Our Constitution is not incompatible with socialism -- is says nothing about capitalism.
The "very few remaining socialist countries in the world?" The vast majority of nations are socialist to some extent.
Your complaint assumes that a roundabout is equally helpful for any dangerous intersection. But maybe different intersections are dangerous for different reasons? And maybe a roundabout improves safety only for certain dangerous causes?
Was there a problem with the precinct system? Calling them "convenience centers" does not make having to drive a extra mile and a half (instead of walking 2 blocks) and wait in line for an hour "convenient."
And don't give me any crap about it being a small price to pay for the privilege. In the previous 15 years of voting in Albuquerque I never had to wait in a line longer than 3 people. It made me want to vote against Maggie Toulouse, but no one was running against her.
Hasn't the electorate already spoken on this crap?! Shouldn't there be some kind of double jeopardy provision? The technocrats just keep putting it on the ballot until it passes.
"...vata's not eevin Raza." So, if Lauren was part Chicana this wouldn't be racist? What's the minimum part? 1/2? 1/8? Would she have to certify that she is part Indian AND part "Spanish-Mexican" like you? Or is one or the other enough? Is there another kind of Mexican that doesn't qualify? Is there a any kind of test for verifying "Raza-ness?" Wouldn't that be racist? Isn't your mis-spelling of "eevin" a racist stereotype? Or are you claiming your native culture?
This is a nice-enough piece of fluff, but I suspect there's a real story linking all the things Doherty "was" and the thing that he "is."