Weekend Wound Up - Open Thread



Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone. Just think, only 30-something days till Christmas. Yikes!

Got any big plans?

I'm hoping to escape from the blogosphere for a couple of days toward the end of the week. That's what they call cold turkey.

Heh.


Comments

I *love* this time of year.

We aren't hosting Thanksgiving dinner - but I'm cooking a lot to take over to my sister-in-law's house (at the holidays, it's her house, and my brother is a mere resident.). I am planning to thoroughly enjoy the time between Turkey Day and all of the winter holidays.

I just wish it would snow.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Calling Mike Munger

Can you please give me the address for where to send the signatures I collected to get you on the ballot? I sent the petitions to the address on the PDF itself, but they came back saying the address didn't exist.

Help please?

PS I'm not having much luck with the post office these days. My change of voter affiliation also got returned for insufficient postage, which means I'm still a registered Democrat. Imagine that. A registered Democrat working to get a Libertarian candidate for governor on the ballot.

I'll sign that petition.

At the risk of opening up another voting rights can of worms - I think that any serious candidate should be on the ballot. I think he's a serious candidate, with a lot to add to the political discussion. I'm not sure I'd vote for him - well, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't. But he should be on the ballot.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Ballot Access

Just this week I signed two petitions - one to get the Green Party access to the ballot and one to get the Libertarians on the ballot. I do not intend to vote for either party's candidates, however, they do have the right to be on the ballot with Democrats and Republicans.

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NC Ballot Access

North Carolina is currently ranked #2 in the nation as having the worst ballot access laws, only behind Oklahoma. To get on the ballot as a new party has to gather 70,000 valid signatures which translates 120,000 total. The Libertarians have been the only party to do this because they use paid signature gathers.

If a party does not get 10% of the vote in the governor or presidential race, they have to start all over.

Our laws are so bad that in statewide and national elections a party has to petition to get their write in votes counted.

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

Homeland Security will registered everybody?

Imagine that. A registered Democrat working to get a Libertarian candidate for governor on the ballot.* A

Or you could be a registered communist trying to get a Nazi candidate for governor on the ballot in Poland.

Or......

not! :)


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

or

or you could believe in equal access.

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

I do, actually. :)

I was responding late, and under the influence of cold medicine. Please forgive my flippant remark. :)


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

not directed to you

My remark was directed to Max.

Ballot access makes for strange bedfellows. I have signed petitions for people I have absolutly nothing but contempt for but they deserve to be on the ballot as much as any Democrat or Republican.

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

"Tree of Smoke" wins the National Book Award

I know you're working on your own books, Anglico, but seriously: read "Tree of Smoke", which just won the National Book Award in fiction for Denis Johnson. Oh man, is it good.

I have a crazy diary on Kos

here, which has a bigger surprise than Harry Taylor's work ethic.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Interesting diary, Sam.

I recommended and commented.

Since I posted the Chuck Norris video at BlueNC, I almost wish I hadn't. Huckabee is going viral with this, and left-leaning blogs are talking about his sense of humor, etc. I was glad to find, in the comments on your diary, this article from Salon, written by Max Brantley, editor of the Arkansas Times. It's a piece that should be read and bookmarked, just in case we wind up facing Huckabee in the General Election.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

The Salon article is in the Diary

I was happy it confirmed stuff I heard earlier ... I'd love to be able to win Arkansas again.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Listen up.

Really, just listen. This is the kind of crap the N&O editorial writers think can be compensated for with a little incentive blood money from the US Navy.

Resistance in Camden and Gates focuses on noise, and the impact on farming as land was secured for the new field. Concerns about such impacts of course are reasonable. Sidney Eagles, the retired judge who heads Easley's task force that has helped identify alternative OLF sites, properly noted that the Navy should be expected to find ways to cushion adverse economic impacts.