November 7th, 2007

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Everyone wants a slice of the jingoistic cake

Hey, did you vote yesterday? Or are you one of those people who thinks it doesn't really make a difference? Considering all the ballyhoo surrounding the Democrats taking control of Congress last year, and all the NOTHING that Congress has accomplished since then, you might actually have a point. And there have been years when I didn't vote, because I didn't have the foresight to request an absentee ballot. In general, though, I don't understand why so many people who have a reliable way of getting to the polling places don't vote. It's easy, and you can at least feel like you're participating in policy formation, even if you really aren't.

I haven't really been following the news recently, but when people aren't distracted by Dumbledore's sexuality or Marie Osmond's poor balance, it seems to largely consist of stories about how badly things are going in Iraq, interspersed with politicians rattling their sabres over the prospect of war in Iran. Yeah, because another war is JUST what we need! Okay, I'm forgetting the stories about natural disasters, which are much more dangerous and unpredictable than terrorists. It makes me wonder why the administration hasn't just declared War on Mother Nature. No, wait...considering the state of the polar icecaps and all that, maybe they HAVE.
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Polling for Dollars

All right. You asked for more polls (well, some of you did, anyway), and now I'm giving you one! Because, hey, you haven't done enough voting so far this week, have you?

Poll #1084584 What do you think of my journal? Plus bonus questions!

What kinds of posts that I make do you enjoy, and might like to see more often?

Media reviews
0(0.0%)
Run-downs of events
0(0.0%)
Comments on news and politics
0(0.0%)
Philosophical musings
0(0.0%)
Complaints about my life
0(0.0%)
Nostalgia
0(0.0%)
Quizzes and games
0(0.0%)
Oz stuff
0(0.0%)
Other (elaborate in comments)
0(0.0%)
I like it all!
2(16.7%)

What kinds of posts do you NOT enjoy?

Media reviews
0(0.0%)
Run-downs of events
0(0.0%)
Comments on news and politics
0(0.0%)
Philosophical musings
0(0.0%)
Complaints about my life
0(0.0%)
Nostalgia
0(0.0%)
Quizzes and games
0(0.0%)
Oz stuff
6(85.7%)
Other (elaborate in comments)
0(0.0%)
I hate it all!
0(0.0%)

What do you think of the frequency of my entries?

You need to write more often.
1(8.3%)
You write too often.
0(0.0%)
Like the Baby Bear's porridge, it's just right.
6(50.0%)
I don't care! It's YOUR journal!
5(41.7%)

If I have a lot to say, which of these would you prefer?

One long entry
4(36.4%)
Several short entries
4(36.4%)
One short entry, with just the main points
0(0.0%)
Don't bother writing about it at all. It's probably not important.
0(0.0%)
It doesn't matter to me.
3(27.3%)

Which fantasy land would you prefer to live in?

Oz. Talking animals, functional immortality, and ice cream cones that grow on trees.
3(25.0%)
Narnia. One nation under Aslan.
0(0.0%)
J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. Where a gay wizard can rise to the rank of Headmaster!
3(25.0%)
Middle-Earth. I want to hang with Hobbits.
0(0.0%)
The Star Wars Galaxy. The Force RULES!
1(8.3%)
Discworld. The Turtle Moves!
0(0.0%)
The Mushroom Kingdom. I enjoy jumping on things.
2(16.7%)
McDonaldland. I want to converse with fast food items.
1(8.3%)
Other (please specify)
1(8.3%)
I prefer the real world, thank you very much.
1(8.3%)

What's your favorite organized sport?

Baseball
1(9.1%)
American Football
1(9.1%)
Un-American Football (AKA Soccer)
0(0.0%)
Basketball
1(9.1%)
Hockey
1(9.1%)
Golf
0(0.0%)
Tennis
0(0.0%)
Ping-Pong
1(9.1%)
Cricket
0(0.0%)
Frisbee
0(0.0%)
Airbrushing
1(9.1%)
Hunting the Questing-Beast
1(9.1%)
Other
2(18.2%)
I like 'em all!
0(0.0%)
I hate 'em all!
2(18.2%)

What is Giuliani's appeal?

He's the only one who can protect us from an extraterrestrial attack.
2(18.2%)
He'll keep things interesting by giving us a new First Lady every year.
1(9.1%)
He doesn't even agree with HIMSELF! How bad-ass is THAT?
1(9.1%)
He supports a state of perpetual war, and war is good for the economy!
0(0.0%)
Dude, he's a KNIGHT! He'll ride around slaying dragons and rescuing princesses!
1(9.1%)
He shares a first name with the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
5(45.5%)
He'll concentrate on the tough issues, like getting rid of hookers and making sure the public doesn't have to fund elephant dung statues.
1(9.1%)

What should the subject of my next poll be?

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