October 27th, 2004

leverage team carnival

Think of others, the others think of you

My neck hurts like hell again today. I decided it was because of my pillow and I went out and bought one of those funky space foam contour pillows. We'll see how I feel tomorrow morning.

And now for your daily dose of scary election news:

"Reports of college students being discouraged from registering by local officials in a host of college towns are growing more common in the Granite State, where Kerry and President Bush are locked in a tight race. The issue of student eligibility has also been a source of contention in other states, including Virginia, Texas and Maine."
--Washington Post

"A secret document obtained from inside Bush campaign headquarters in Florida suggests a plan - possibly in violation of US law - to disrupt voting in the state's African-American voting districts, a BBC Newsnight investigation reveals."
--BBC News

"Republicans have already filed 35,000 challenges to voters' eligibility (in Ohio) and are preparing to send recruits into 8,000 polling places next Tuesday to challenge other voters they suspect are not eligible, particularly hundreds of thousands of the newly registered. Democrats are alarmed at the effort, saying it could tie up voting and keep many away from the polls.:
--Washington Post

"The Broward County Supervisor of Elections office on Tuesday said it couldn't account for nearly 60,000 missing absentee ballots sent to voters and that its phone lines were being overwhelmed by calls."
-- Knight Ridder Tribune News Service

"The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was intended to prevent a repeat of the failings of the 2000 presidential election. Instead, it has set the stage for a potential explosion of litigation that could, once again, throw the outcome of the election to the courts."
-- Christian Science Monitor

"Tuesday's election will probably be decided in 11 states where polls currently show the race too tight to predict a winner. And, assuming the other states go as predicted, a computer analysis finds no fewer than 33 combinations in which those 11 states could divide to produce a 269 to 269 electoral tie."
-- Washington Post
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leverage team carnival

Everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads

So I'm watching Angel this afternoon while I do laundry, and it's the pilot, and Angel's at this bar pretending to be drunk but really he's watching these jackholes that he follows out into the alley, because, of course they're vampires. And Jackhole #1 says something all jackhole-y and I'm like, what a stereotypical television ass, yet at the same time I find him strangely attractive, which is disturbing. But then I realize that there's something familiar about this strangely attractive jackhole, and then, just before his brows pop out in all their lame vampire prosthetic forehead glory, I realize that OMG it's totally Sawyer from Lost! Which is completely neither here nor there, but still kinda cool. At least I thought so. And then Angel went all ninja and killed him. Poor Jackhole.

P.S. I did pilates and now my neck feels all kinds of better, which makes me happy, hence the rambling.
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