Monday, October 25, 2004
Here I am with my Ohio absentee voter ballot. I'm voting today. Allison and I, and the two cats Malkmus and Salinger, very very recently moved to MT and we (excluding M and S) are still eligible to vote in OH, the state with perhaps the biggest swing. I am very excited, which you probably can't tell from this picture. You also probably can't tell that the items I'm holding up are indeed Ohio absentee voter ballots. They are a bit washed out. I assure you they are what I claim. They are like golden tickets. Behold their power. Also look at my brown shirt. It is a Cleveland Browns t-shirt. I felt it appopriate.
The big sexy issues I'll be punching out today:
Kerry v Bush. Winner: Kerry. It came down to a vote for Kerry and a vote for Hillary in 08 (Nader). But Nader isn't on the ballot in Ohio, at least not on mine, and the next four years are just way too important to sacrifice for HC. Its about those Supreme Court Justices. If Bush gets to pick, say goodbye to progress.
U.S. Senator: Fingerhut v Voinovich. Winner: Fingerhut. His name is Fingerhut, and he's a democrat.
Ohio Senator: Zurz v Fowler. Winner: Zurz.
Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Here's how the amendment reads: Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this state and its political subdivisions. This state and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage.
Shall it be adopted? Winner: Hell no. This one is sad to me. I'm nearly in tears, no joke, punching it out. Its sad that I even have to vote on this. Does history teach us nothing? Why does equality always have to be such a struggle? What are Ohioans afraid of?