Nov. 6th, 2012

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It is election day here in the United States of America and this is always very difficult for me. On the one hand, I find casting a ballot a most pleasing experience – a sentiment probably not completely shared by many of my fellow-citizens in less accommodating regions where voter suppression is going on – but I hate watching the results come in and knowing that no matter how many good measures pass or candidates get in, some profoundly bad shit is going to go down too. Here in California right now it's looking like education, police, etc. are getting funding cut again, with 14% of precincts reporting but races already getting called. I don't know how the systems can possibly take more cuts. I'm very worried.

Also I explained how the system works to my baby brother and he's become cynical as hell about it. Or possibly he already was. (I will say, I love that he's thirteen and he's apparently gravely concerned that one of his friends is anti-choice. I wasn't discussing that stuff with my friends at that age!)

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