February 10, 2008

Yes We Can!

Posted in Journal tagged , , , , at 2:01 pm by Jenn

Last night I was at a party and learned about this video (thanks Mark!).  WOW!

January 3, 2008

Caucus, Primary, What’s the Difference?

Posted in Journal tagged , , , , , at 7:43 pm by Jenn

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Since the 2000 election I get so excited during the election seasons.  Last night I did a google search looking to see when Maryland’s Primary elections were and came across this list.  When I was scrolling down looking for Maryland I noticed that some states have caucuses and some states hold primaries.  I wasn’t sure what the difference was and today I came across this video that helped to clear that up. 

I think there are good and bad points to each method.  For example, I like that with a caucus if your candidate doesn’t have a certain percentage of the vote you can move your vote to another candidate.   This method also seems very social and seems like there is less room for error.  Now the bad points I see are that the whole town will know who you voted for if you are the kind of person that likes to keep that sort of thing private.  With a primary (the voting style I’m used to) it seems so stressful.  It is my right and I am proud to vote and I will stand in line as long as it takes, but that doesn’t mean that I like it.  I don’t enjoy listening to the people around me complain about how long the lines are. People don’t seem to want to have a conversation, they just want to stand in line, complain and in turn close the curtain, pull the lever and vote.  If the line isn’t long, 5 minutes and you’re out of there.  One pull, one vote, done.  If you pull the wrong lever…too bad. 

So those are my thoughts on the two methods and I know I’m probably opening up a can of worms here, but what do you think? 

December 15, 2007

What do politics and knitting have in common?

Posted in Journal, Purls of Wisdom tagged , , , at 8:25 pm by Jenn

There has been a lot of talk about Barack Obama on the blogs over these past few weeks.  This is perhaps one of the funniest things I’ve seen.  Not funny intentionally, but funny in the sense that it just happened so naturally.

Ruth – I missed the deadline to change my party affiliation, but the absentee ballot application is in the mail!