Magic Jewball

all signs point to no

 

I’ve got the power!

Filed under : America
On February 6, 2008
At 12:15 am
Comments : 9

And now, my evening, in pictures.









Well maybe not so much power, because he lost in this state. But I love voting!
Snap! – The Power

 

9 Comments for this post

 
Merlie says

Our voting machines are totally different from yours. We had to insert a card and then it was a touch screen.

 
sarpon says

Is your machine in a booth with a heavy fabric curtain, and after you flip all your little vote levers you have to pull a big massive lever to cast your votes and open the curtain?

I ask because that’s the kind of machine they had when my mother used to take me with her on Election Day in NYC, and it still thrills me to remember the ker-chunk as she heaved the big lever and opened the curtain. Substantial. Authoritative. The way voting should be.

 
Becca says

Yes, see, in answer to both of these, New York’s voting machinery is from the dawn of democracy in ancient Greece. I know, I saw the prototypes next to the Parthenon.

You can see them (the curtains are plastic, though) scattered around the gym there. I’ll try to get a better shot in November.

And actually, they need these special guys to fix them, and they break all the time… so then these special mechanical voting repair guys have to be dispatched to wherever for an emergency tweak.

But I do love to pull the lever.

 
Deas says

Would it surprise you to learn that our humble little country still uses pencils and pieces of paper.

Of course, the pencils are shaped like hockey sticks.

 
Merrick says

I remember those machines! The very first time I voted it was in a machine with the big lever just like that.

Ours are flat panel, touch button type machines. It’s just not the same ~sigh~

 
Becca says

Deas, but it’s my understanding that you get a free bowl of poutine once you vote.

Merrick, don’t envy those of us living in the past! You should have seen me trying to sign in with the quill pen and jar of ink.

 
KP says

“But I do love to pull the lever”

You know, I’ve heard that about you.

 
Deas says

Totally unrelated to this post, but Frank Dancevic is injured. I’ll be going tomorrow.

Also, I thought of you when I read a post on another message board that talked about someone having “hootspa!”

Is that some sort of Applachian wellness centre or a nouveau take on chutzpah?

 
Becca says

I always hear “hootspa” which has makea me think I should publish a pronunciation guide on this site. Like rugalach is rug-uh-lach, with the ch like you’d pronounce it in Scotland.

Unless they meant the Appalachian wellness center.