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Ole votes

Monday,  05/26/08  11:47 PM

This weekend I voted in the Republican Primary, in the comfort of my office.  (Yes, I'm a Republican now, ever since the recall election when I voted for Arnold.)  Salient votes:

  • Elton Gallegly - U.S. Representative, 24th district.  A good guy, has been for years.
  • Jeff Bennett - Judge of the Superior Court.  Not a flaming liberal.
  • Prop 98: no, Prop 99: yes.  There is a good way to restrict eminent domain, and a bad way, exemplified by these two propositions.  Unbelievably, 98 is really an anti-rent-control initiative in disguise.
  • Thousand Oaks measure B: no.  Most emphatically no, this is an initiative from one business owner to restrict competition from others.

Finally, can I just say once again how much I hate this:

balota oficial

What you see here is the Official Ballot.  Note that it is bilingual, everything is in English (the official language of the United States and the state of California) and in Spanish (which has no official standing whatsoever).  This is bizarre; everything should be in English, period, and all U.S. citizens should vote in English.  And if they don't know English, they should learn it.

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