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  • US Politics Vol. 6: A Song of Fire and Fury - The Winds of Midterms

    118,000 people were 'accidently' left off of the voter lists in LA County for the Primary here in California yesterday.

    I live in Central California (nowhere close to LA County), and my husband and I were both left off the voters list of our Precinct yesterday as well.
    We are both registered, and voted with no problems in the last Election.   I called to see what had happened, and was told my husband and I had been marked 'inactive' as of January 2017 ...

    I wonder how many other voters in California were left off the list yesterday.
    I heard them talking about this on CNN late last night, apparently you were supposed to have been given a provisional ballot but most people weren't.  This could cause a huge problem...
    There's a long story involved, but they immediately gave me a provisional ballot, and had me fill out a registration form, and my husband went to vote after he got off work, and was given a provisional ballot and registration form as well. 

    The thing that bothers me so much is that while they let you vote provisional, those votes are only counted in certain cases.  So our votes most likely won't matter.
    But the biggest problem is that a lot of people don't vote during the Primary, so if someone is 'left off the list' or 'inactive', but doesn't vote until the General Election, they won't know their status until that day, and they'll (hopefully) be given a provisional ballot that most likely won't count.

    Hope that all came out ok.  There's a lot more, but I tried to make it as concise and articulate as possible.
  • Very off topic. I think I've got clinical depression

    Talk to your doctor about this as soon as you can.
    I have boughts with depression - have even been on meds for a bit to get me through the worst of it.
    It's good that you recognize what's going on - that's the first step.  Talking to your doctor is a good next step.

    I also wanted to let you know that you're welcome to message me if you want to/need to talk.  Things may seem dark now, but they *will* get better!
  • RIP those who died in 2018

    Just found out Stephen Hawking passed away today.
    The world has lost a brilliant man.  I'm heartbroken.    :'( 
  • MS Walk 2018

    Hello everyone!
    I participate in my local MS Walk every year.  I have just registered for my local one, which is April 14th.
    If anyone would like to donate to this great cause, please click on the link below.  You can also join my team (End MS) and help raise funds yourself.


    Thank you all so much!

  • Goddammit, Louis.

    cdrive said:
    Dee said:
    Uma Thurman told her story, and it is heartbreaking and infuriating. It's not just about Weinstein -- her agency, her director (Tarantino) were complicit, and Tarantino was abusive and degrading, and then there is the shocking part about the car on the Kill Bill set.

    Remember Uma quivering with what seemed like anger on the red carpet a few months ago?:
    “I used the word ‘anger’ but I was more worried about crying, to tell you the truth,” she says now. “I was not a groundbreaker on a story I knew to be true. So what you really saw was a person buying time.”

    And then:
    “Personally, it has taken me 47 years to stop calling people who are mean to you ‘in love’ with you. It took a long time because I think that as little girls we are conditioned to believe that cruelty and love somehow have a connection and that is like the sort of era that we need to evolve out of.”

    I do wish the NYT had assigned someone else to Uma. She deserves better than Maureen Dowd -- was Jodi Kantor or Megan Twohey unavailable? The piece is poorly written and reads more like a puff piece in a magazine or tabloid.
    It comes as no surprise at all to me that Tarantino is an abusive prick. 
    He has like 20 kangol hats for fucks sake! 
     :D  :D :D

    I had no idea what a Kangol hat was, and was like 'Oh no, what the hell is that?!'.  I was a bit nervous to Google the term, but I did.  I was relieved to find they were just ... hats.  Ugly, but ordinary hats.   :D