They didn't wreck my life. They gave me a Reason to fight against Injustice, Greed, and Tyranny.


28 November 2007

The raw nerve

Illegal immigration is a pretty hot topic in the County. Kudos to the BoCS members who voted for the resolution. It's about time a legislative authority decided to do something about it. I'm glad it was PWC.

Well said, Uncle Sam.

07 November 2007



But how funny: both the Board of County Supervisors and School Board have ONE whopping new member. Hmmm... we'll see how this goes.

I'm still working on the paper. This election went fairly well this time around. You can thank me for your vote if it so applies to you.


06 November 2007

What is a convention?

Even an AP Government student knows the answer to this one!

Instead of trying to go over a complicated definition, let's start out with a real life example: Elections!

Let's say there is a race for, say, Clerk of the Court. The Clerk of the Court is an elected position, not an appointed one, so that means the voters get to pick who they want. Well, election procedure dictates that only 1 (one) person may represent a party on the ballot. In other words, there can only be 1 (one) Republican or 1 (one) Democrat. (I am fairly sure that a race can have as many Independents as needed for the candidates.)

So what if the election people run into the problem of having more than one person of a particular party seeking the same position? There is a solution to this. A CONVENTION. A convention decides which person gets to represent the party. People of ONLY that elected party get to choose. This makes absolutely PERFECT sense because why would a Democrat be asked to choose who the Republican opponent is going to be for their candidate????

Which brings us back to Lucy Beauchamp. As soon as she heard that members of only one party were going to vote in the convention (as outlined above), she balked. She said something along the lines of "it's not fair that not all voters can vote." HO-LEE CRAP. I can't believe I'm even HEARING THIS!!! So dearest Lucy scratched out the word "Republican" and wrote the word "Independent" next to her name. That means that the convention is now unnecessary, the catering has to be cancelled, and the tables and chairs have to be returned to storage. In the meantime, AP Government students all over Prince William County are rolling out of their desks, laughing their asses off because............


CONGRATULATIONS LUCY!!! You've just become the laughing stock of the Republican Party of PWC.


JUUUUUUUUUUUUULIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pointing fingers and pouting because you lost at a convention (which reminds me... BEAUCHAMP DEAR, WE NEED TO GO OVER THE DEFINITITION OF A "CONVENTION") makes a candidate look very UN-professional. Not only that, it shows that you take stock in rumours. HOW NICE, a would-be delegate that takes stock in rumours!!! Well, here's a rumour for you: check the financial records from the week prior to March 2, 2006 to June 21, 2006. Go sniff that out. >_< Anyways, we WIN HUMBLY and we LOSE GRACEFULLY. Be happy. At least your voters are lame enough to allow themselves to become conditioned to seeing your name all the time; that's why they still vote for you, DUH!

Mannes gets my vote, even though I'm not in the Neabsco Disctrict. A true underdog.

The Untold-Tale of the Dumfries District Supervisor

"Robert G. Lang."

Yes! That is what I wrote in for Dumfries District Supervisor on my absentee ballot. I was wondering if only the electronic ballots had a write-in option, but so do the absentee ballots. Of course, unless this Robert G. Lang had officially signed up for the position, it wouldn't show up on the electronic or paper form. I would assume that you get a bunch of your friends together and tell them on election night to write in your name on the ballot. But we'll see what happens.

I absolutely HATE IT that the elections site places a big nasty red checkmark next to unchallenged spots (i.e. School Board Chairman, Dumfries Supervisor, etc.). I mean, that spot could still be taken over by write-ins, right? GRRRRR. Speaking of School Boards, I have a bone to pick with Lucas...


Election Nite 2007 ... WOOT!

Trying to re-write a personal essay while watching the polls and biting my nails is not quite working out. I am beginning the second page of the four-page requirement, and less than 30% of the precints are reporting their numbers, so I have plenty of time to elaborate on a harrowing experience of mine, while waiting for the results to come in. The only people/positions I should really be worrying about are

1. Corey Stewart
2. Glendel Hill
3. Dumfries Supervisor
4. Jeff Frederick

and I think that's it. Thank you to all apathetic IDIOTS that have enough time to complain about candidates, but either don't VOTE or even better, CHALLENGE one-seater positions. Hell, you might not win, BUT AT LEAST YOU'RE EXERCISING YOUR FRIGGIN' RIGHTS TO RUN FOR ELECTIVE OFFICES!!! I was fairly close to running as Independent for Dumfries District Supervisor. Younger candidates tend to bring a different insight to authoritative bodies rather than following tradition, which is what I've noticed in recent years. But I had to choose the collegiate life over the political limelight. The number of precints reporting is "creeping up like a wedgie" as my former teacher would say. Some of the races are already pretty tight, but there are still lots of precints to go through. So far, all of my abovementioned slots are winning (with the exception to number 3, but I will expand on that more in a minute), but I'm not going to get my hopes up too high. I think my essay is calling me. Later.

After you've voted

After you've voted
They say the taste of Revenge is sweet ^_^