Whatchya doing for election night thrills, Wallingford? The Iron Bull let us know they’ll have food and drink specials as well as coverage their 15 (15? F’reals?) TVs.
Needless to say, if you haven’t, you should vote. Yes, yes, Obama is a shoe-in to win Washington State, but there’s so much more going on on the ballot, such as Referendum 74, which, if passed, would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. We would like to take this moment to thank the gay and lesbian community for their tongue-biting restraint in following procedure and promoting the referendum, instead of just shrieking “who gave you the right to vote on who I get to marry?”, as I’m pretty sure I would.
Most recent polls show Referendum 74 with only a narrow lead, so please, please take the time to send in your ballot. I, for one, am looking forward to the look of puzzled amazement on my child’s face later in life when I awkward explain that, yes, when I was growing up, it was actually illegal for certain people to marry other people.
If the rest of the ballot holds some puzzles for you, we use The Stranger’s cheat sheet as a starting point. We don’t always agree with The Stranger, but it’s useful for getting a foothold on the issues, especially with seemingly attractive ideas like the Charter School Initiative (1240) as well as the instinct to just “vote the straight ticket” (they’ve endorsed the, heaven forfend, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor).
Please let us know where the good election result parties will be. Of course, given the fact Florida’s Republican Governor and Republican Legislature managed to pass a bill that left thousands of Floridians giving up in frustration after attempting to wait in 7-hour long lines to vote, and this has naturally led to legal filings, we may be waiting for the results of this election long past Tuesday night.
(Photo by Donte)