Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Just Returned from Voting

Luckily for me, I live right across the street from my polling place, which is well-staffed and has sufficient voting machines, so that voting is an absolute pleasure (in addition, a friend of mine works at the polling site). The local elections have been totally upstaged by the election happening three blocks south of my place. The one election I of interest I voted in was for the County Executive. Current County Exec Rob Astorino is a conservative who got in in the bad year of 2010.

More importantly, there were a bunch of ballot initiatives this year, including a bad one which would expand mining in the Adirondack State Park, a good one which would give disabled veterans a credit on civil service exams, one which would expand casino gambling (I live within walking distance of a big casino, I don't want competition to render the place a dilapidated husk), one which would raise the retirement age for judges to 80, one which would ease an Adirondack land swap, one which would keep sewage upgrade costs off of municipal debt limits, and a proposal for city redistricting.

I'll leave it up to the readers' imaginations to figure out how I voted (it's not too hard). Since I'm working the graveyard shift now, I'll be turning in shortly rather than following the more interesting elections elsewhere... this will save me a lot on my popcorn budget.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Good luck getting rid of your wingnut exec.

As for mining in the park, F THAT!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

As for mining in the park, F THAT!

Fuckers approved it. Casino expansion was also approved, and Rob Astorino won reelection.