You Bitch!
25th of September, 2017

About

Rube

An Advanced and Magical Blogger at an Unbelievable Price!

Latest Comments

Sturm

Drang

Broodlings

G'scheits - German Blogging

Archives

2003
Mar
2003
Apr May Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2004
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2006
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2007
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Sep Oct Nov Dec
2009
Jan Feb Apr May Jul
2010
Jan Feb Mar Apr Jun
Sep Nov
2011
Jan Oct
2012
Feb Jul Sep
2013
Jan Apr
2014
Mar
2015
Jun
Nov Dec
2016
Jul

Fisking the Vote

Ok, I’m filling out my absentee ballot here, so I figured I’d let you guys in on how the vote’s going to look this year. Well, actually that’s only accurate if you live in Cherokee County, Georgia.  Ok, on to the votes:

Cherokee County, GA Official Ballot

For President of the United States

X
George Bush/Dick Cheny
Republican

John F. Kerry/John EdwardsDemocrat

Michael Badnarik/Richard V. CampagnaLibertarian

For U.S. Senate

X
Johnny Isakson
Republican

Denise L. Majette
Democrat

Allen Buckley
Libertarian

For Public Service Commissioner (to succeed Robert B. “Bobby” Baker, Jr.)

X
Robert B. “Bobby” Baker, Jr.Robert B. “Bobby” Baker, Jr.Republican

Mac Barber
Democrat

Jalynn Hudnall
Libertarian

For U.S. Representative in 109th Congress from the 7th Congressional District of Georgia

X
John Linder
Republican

For State Senator from 21st District

X
Chip Rogers
Republican

For State Representative in the General Assembly from 20th District

X
Charlice Byrd
Republican

For District Attorney of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit

X
Garry T. Moss
Republican

For Judge of the Probate Court

X
Kipling “Kip” L. McVay
Republican

For Clerk of Superior Court

X
Patricia “Patty” Baker
Republican

For Sheriff

X
Roger D. Garrison
Republican

For Tax Commissioner

X
David Fields
Republican

 

Hmm...Amazingly enough, after the office of Public Service Commissioner, on the entire ballot there’s not one single Democrat.  That means that of 18 offices, only 3 are being compete for by Democrats.  Cherokee County has gotten pretty conservative over the years.

 

But what’s that on the 2nd page?  A list of referenda on constitutional amendments. 

 

  1. To define marriage as the union of a man and a woman?
    Shall the Constitution be amended so as to provide that this state shall recognize as marriage only the union of man and womain?
    I vote yes.  That should piss off a few dandies in Atlanta.  What the hell, I don’t live there.
  2. To provide the Supreme Court jurisdiction to answer questions of law from federal courts. (House Resolution No. 68)
    I don’t understand.  I won’t vote for it.  No.
Cherokee County referenda

  1. A Referendum to Authorize Cherokee County to Issue Licenses to Sell Distilled Spirits by the Drink
    Shall the governing authority of Cherokee County be authorized to issue licenses to sell distilled spirits for beverage purposes by the drink, such sales to be for consumption on the premises?
    WTF?  Cherokee’s got no liquor in the bars?  Don’t tell that to the dudes down at Taco Mac who poor a nice, long Jack.
  2. A Referendum to Permit and Regulate Sunday Sales of Distilled Spirits or Alcoholic Beverages by the Drink on Sundays in Cherokee County
    Shall the governing authority of Cherokee County be authorized to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink?
  3. Blah One Percent Sales Tax Blah
    Too long to read, and it’s about raising taxes.  No.
  4. A Referendum to Authorize Cherokee County to Excercise Redevelopment Powers
    I don’t understand this one either.  No.
Well, that’s the vote!  I’m sending in my ballot today.  Go George!

Comments

Rose Nunez

Way to go, Rube. Oregon's got mail-in ballots, so we're voting ahead of the wave, too. Unfortunately, Hippieland is a winner-take-all state, so my vote for W is in vain.

Flashman

Outstanding, Rube.

We have early voting in Kansas, and it's nearly effortless to simply touchscreen on the "VOTE EVIL CONSERVATIVE FOR EVERY OFFICE" button. I tried to vote again later, but they got a little upset with me.

Can't blame a guy for trying...

Liza Sabater

Ya know, I had a feeling you were Republican, so ... I'll bite my tongue.

Rube

Republican or not, in Cherokee County, as illustrated above, you really don't have much choice.

Leave a Comment

    • This field is required.
    • This field is required.
    • This field is required.
  • Comments use Markdown syntax. HTML may be stripped. Preview is your friend.
  • Akismet