At least none of the key loses was in california, despite some scary flip-flopping in the Govenor's race last night, so i don't need to feel critically stupid about not having registered to vote in time. Ironically there was a measure up for vote this time that would have allowed people to register at the polls, but it failed about 60% to 40%. I can't figure out why people voted against it, ti would have allowed registering the day of the election, increased penalties for voter fraud, and would only have caost about $6 million. Given the cost of some of the things that got approved i can't figure out why this one failed.
The other big thing that failed (besides the two secession measures) was a measure to spend some of the income tax on getting new school busses and fixing up the roads. What i find ironic/annoying, is that one of the many thigns that Simon (the Republican govenor candidate) blamed Davis (the democratic incumbant) for was the increasing congestion in LA. I know the issue is more complicated than that, and it that besides, it's really silly to get annoyed at political ads which are 90% lies and slatned truth anyways, but how the hell does he get off blaming the govenor for bad traffic when the public won't even approve funding to improve the roads?
I hadn't realized that Nevada had a proposition to legalize marijuana, i suppose they get a litle bit of kudos for that. However nowhere near the amount of negative karma they get for voting no to that, and then voting yes to a "ban same sex marriages" proposition *grrrrrr*
So anyway, i'm not sure if i should wish for minimum damage from the republican controlled everything, or if i should hope that they hang themselves with all the rope they've been given. It's kind of a baby and bathwater problem. Of course the way things go, the economy will pick up again, the way economies tend to do after they slow down, and the republicans will get credit for it despite having done nothing usefull =P
And in the trivial news, i'm hungry. I'm out of Balance bars, the vending machine is out of Balance bars, and the basket of free oatmeal in the lunch room is empty. No healthy food for me to eat :( Guess i'll have to get some M&Ms or something.