I'm looking at the sample ballot for tomororw and one thing puzzles me. Why the heck is the party affiliation of people running for Sherriff and Surveyor and stuff listed?
Part of my puzzlement is that I still haven't quite adjusted to growing up in a town run by a Town Manager with a much more non-partisan gov't. Not to mention the whole Town Meeting thing, which is how my hometown governs itself.
I just checked my Tech email and I swear, I should've waited 'til I got to there to know what's waiting for me. Those people are out of control! I am working 2 days a week, trying to do a site redesign and the web reports, and meanwhile everybody keeps ordering me onto other web maintenance projects.
Today I received: 1) big update to Facilities pages, 2) bunch of big admin manual changes, 3) Big timesheet training announcement, and of course 4) a dental technology web site that suddenly has to be done. There were a few other things, too.
What The HELL! I'm going to my supervisor when I come in today to ask what I should do. Which I kind of like doing, as that way it's not my "fault" what doesn't get done, because it was his decision. He's good too; he'll even contact the people who've emailed me and explain that I only work 2 days a week, so I don't have to tell them myself.
From a Voters Comments page the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is running on their web site:
Took me an hour and a half to vote out here in Buford. Now I’m watching our baby while my wife spends her hour and a half waiting to vote. It’s a bit of pain, but it beats the heck out of a bloody coup! :-)
On a serious note, if the Supreme Court has to go to work picking the president again and Renquist is either not able to server or (don't think I'm rude) dead, and the Court has a tied vote... That would be bad.
Wow, look at this news from the Atlanta paper!
Voters who stood in line for hours last week to cast an early ballot won't be surprised by figures released by the secretary of state's office on Monday. More than 367,777 Georgians voted during the biggest rollout of the state's advance voting program.
Coupled with absentee ballots, state elections officials said, the number of people voting in Georgia before polls open today could top 600,000 — about 20 percent of the projected turnout.
I think today's turnout will be the highest in decades for this state.
To: GTRI Employees
From: Wendy Darling
Date: Nov. 2, 2004
Subject: Wait Your Turn!
It seems that everybody in this entire organization thinks they can send me things to post online, using "ASAP" in their note, and magically have it posted within an hour. I am sorry to report this, but I have over 20 projects on my to do list, so whether you need me to do the work ASAP or not, I can't do that, because it goes in the queue, which has just been arranged by my supervisor. Please get a grip and realize that I am only here two days a week and even if I was here full-time, I would have my hands full. Maybe if you had funded our department to have a FT web staff position months ago, then my predessor would not have left and she'd still be here doing this work. However, since you didn't, you are stuck with me and I with you. Go have some spiked tea and chill.
I came home and there were 4 checks in the mail for me. More checks than bills, in fact.I love when that happens :)
I really really REALLY wish the media would cut out doing "projected winner" crap at this hour, when most of the country is STILL VOTING! All these outlets have said they will "be careful" about naming winners, and yet they do this sort of thing. CNN is doing it now and the polls closed like 10 minutes ago. They don't even say how they are "projecting."
Somebody in Hawaii could be like "Oh, right now it looks like X is happening, so why bother voting?"
I swear I'll try to keep talking about the election.
I swear I'll probably break that promise.
So with about 1/2 the precincincts in Georgia report, it's quite clear that the state is voting for Bush, a Republican Senator (to replace the pseudo-Republican Democrat Zell Miller), and is overwhelmingly supporting the anti-gay marriage ballot measure. I'm glad I live in Atlanta, not GEORGIA. Ughhhhhhhhhhhh!