Back Up and Running

Well, cable and internet is installed and working fine, so I'm back online. Got a 5 mbps connection now instead of 3 mbps, so that's cool as well. No phones yet, but they'll be here at some point today. As soon as they get here and get finished, I'll be heading out to vote.

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I believe I remember you stating in previous posts you don't vote. A permaent reversal on your part or something unique about this election that motivated you to change course?

Michael: Ed votes, but he's never voted for a major-party candidate until today (he said he's planning to do so).

He voted for Badnarik in '04. Everytime I learn that someone voted for a third party, I think of the scene in "Treehouse of Horror VII" when Bob Dole and Bill Clinton were revealed to be Kang and Kodos.

Kang: It's a two-party system. You have to vote for one of us!
Man: Well then, I believe I'll vote for a third party candidate!
Kang: Go ahead! Throw your vote away! Ahahahaha!
(Ross Perot angrily removes his straw "Perot 96" hat and punches a hole through it.)

By FishyFred (not verified) on 07 Nov 2006 #permalink

Dangit! We were going to have a kegger while you were gone. I hate it when the parents come home early.

By Savagemutt (not verified) on 07 Nov 2006 #permalink

It's kind of frustrating trying to find endorsements for MI Board of Ed to learn who's pro-science. I know the vote last time was unanimous, but why can't we see any reccomended slate of candidates somewhere?

Jeff-

My organization cannot endorse candidates, but the only BOE candidate we know is a creationist is Tom McMillan. The vote to keep pro-ID language out of the science standards was unanimous, I believe, so the incumbents have given no indication of being anti-science.

Thanks, Ed! Would it be possible in the future to do a non-partisan voters guide and keep it as a sticky near the top of the blog? Thankfully we don't have the problems like Kansas, but it's good to be informed nontheless.