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08 February 2004 @ 04:22 pm
For one of the few times in my life...  
I'm wishing I lived in Texas. A) glorybox is there... I think. And B) Gary Nolan is speaking and having fundraisers and arr I want to go SUPPORT THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY BECAUSE I SURE AS HELL CAN'T DO IT HERE. Arrggle... Republicans and Democrats and Green Party members, oh my!

Gary Nolan, Libertarian for President

Voting for a third party is never wasting your vote or throwing it away. Voting for a party or a person you don't support at least 90%? That's wasting your vote... voting for things you don't believe in or don't understand because of one or two issues that get a lot of media attention. Lordy.

My hand keeps cramping up, which is ungood. And I'm tired but not tired... oh, my head hurts. Things ache. Feels like I can't do anything right.

I'm not really depressed, just... I feel awful and uncertain. I don't think I'm doing the right thing. How do you reconcile two different kinds of love?

Maybe "Do you...?" is the better question.

... I keep rereading it and crying. I should probably stop rereading it.

EDIT: I'm also a V-Day dork.

discover your inner candy heart @ quiz me

Yes. So take the hint. *whinesighsnuffle*
Current Mood: discontent
Current Music: Live -The Dam at Otter Creek
Pete: Sometimes it's just what you say.glorybox on February 8th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
I loves me my DrWorm.

*sigh* Valentine's Day. I got dumped right before Valentine's Day. Fucker.

Hell, be my impromptu Valentine. I like you better than I ever liked him anyway. *much hugs*
DrWorm: pretty girlsdrworm on February 9th, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC)
... uh... ooh. That's sucky timing. *tries to commiserate* I, uh... once got dumped by a girl for a boy? And then I stupidly remained "friends" with this girl? *rereads* Wow. I am dumb.

But... anyway... Valentine's Day sucks unless there is rampant sex (preferably of the male/male, Crispin/anybody, and/or Herbert/Dan variety), something truly bizarre (the best presents come from antique stores or thrift shops), or tiger lilies (um... well, your favorite flower may vary). The best Valentine's Day would involve two male llamas fucking on a bed of tiger lilies.

I will happily be your impromptu Valentine! Which reminds me that if I'm going to write or draw anything Re-Animator for V-Day, I had better do it soon. *head on desk* Ow. But... *hugs, of course*
Pete: As opposed to a fuckarow.glorybox on February 9th, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC)
Actually, the same thing happened to me. TWICE. My first girlfriend dumped me for a boy, and I found out my second girlfriend was cheating on me with a boy. I didn't still stay friends with them because once you break my heart, I can't ever look at you again without A)crying or B)attacking you violently. *sigh* Aww, we're both stupid. *hugs*

...that is the best Valentine's Day ever. Gay llamas for everyone! And I adore tiger lilies. Also love orchids and the blue lotus flower. Especially the blue lotus flower. *drool* Ahem. Ahh the rampant sex. That's what I'll miss most about Colin: bisexual boys who have been active for a while know just what to do in bed. *siiiiiiiiigh* Ahh sexual frustration, welcome back. *smites things* But he was a jackass who apparently didn't care about me in the first place. God save me from being a woman.

But it matters not! *hugs her Valentine squish* XD
Jasper Asphodel Ladon: Paul- greythe_anomaly on February 8th, 2004 08:11 pm (UTC)
Well...FYI, third parties don't win in the U.S. Seems like a waste to me, I thought the point was to try to win (with one of the main parties whose policies you more agree with). ;P

At any case, if you'd vote Republican anyway, go right ahead! ^_^ (Yes, I'm a cheeky bastard, I know.)
DrWorm: hey fuck youdrworm on February 8th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
FYI, third parties don't win in the U.S.

No shit. Man, you'd better tell that to the 599 Libertarians holding elected offices in the US. They've been under the delusion that they 'won' some sort of 'vote' to get their jobs.

Third party candidates don't win the presidency because a lot of ignorant people have decided that everything has to be between two parties and have never bothered to consider that there are other options (it doesn't help that the only third party candidates who get paid any attention are idiots or nutjobs or both). This has stagnated our country and made new ideas almost impossible to implement. In America today, every issue must be answered with a 'yes' or a 'no' ... the Libertarian party wants to add 'it's none of your goddamn business' to those options.

I thought the point was to try to win (with one of the main parties whose policies you more agree with)

I think you're sadly mistaken. The point of a vote is to vote for what you believe... if only a Democrat and a Republican were running, then I'd vote Republican. But guess what? This is America we're talking about... "the land of opportunity." And choice. And representative government, where you are supposed to vote for someone who represents you and your opinions. If everyone thought the way you did, change would not occur. And since I have the choice to vote for someone I really and truly agree with and don't have to settle for the lesser of two evils, I'll vote Libertarian and I'll vote for Gary Nolan.

And, no... he won't 'win.' But I will have voted my beliefs and not compromised myself the way so many people do, just because they thinking 'winning' with a mediocre candidate they sort of agree with is better than actually voting for someone who is representative of their ideals and opinions.
Jasper Asphodel Ladonthe_anomaly on February 10th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
I am not sadly mistaken- a lot of people agree with me. The point of voting is not always to vote for what you believe- one ought to try to actually get things changed for the better, otherwise they will be "throwing their vote away" because the person they like won't win, and, therefore, it is counterproductive. Actually, us liberals are all about change- I would not vote for a party that wouldn't win, rather, I would try to change things within the established system- a lot easier, I might add.

At any case, I was detained today because people thought if I was by myself I would commit suicide. So, I'd rather not talk about this. I respect your opinions, and I don't agree with them. You should respect my opinions also, even if you don't agree with them. This kind of conflict isn't helping things either- it only brings me down, and that creates more pain in the world. I think we all agree on that, so, please, no more debating/arguing.
Sycoraxsycoraxthewitch on February 9th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC)
I agree with you, it is really important to vote for the party you like best, even if it has no chance to win. Even a blank vote is good. It shows the country what the people think.
The only bad thing to do is not to vote at all.

I vote for a party that I know don't have a chance to win. But the more mandates (seats) they get in the Riksdag (Parliament) the more they can influence the decisions that are made there. (Right now they have got 30 mandates (seats) out of 349).

ghostgecko on February 9th, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC)
Phone conversation a few days ago:
Me: I hope Kerry doesn't win. He reminds me of Dr Hill (the undead flying head from Re-Animator). I couldn't stand picturing that every time I see him for the next four years.
She: You could vote for Gary Nolan.
Me: Who?
She: Libertarian party . . .
Me: Oh yeah, throw that vote away!
She: Fuck you.

Heh. I was JOKING! You know my main problem with Republicans is they tend to be christians and around here they like to destroy wetlands and build houses, and I don't like houses. Houses contain people, and people don't like me to hike thru them. The wetlands critters don't seem to mind the hiking.
DrWorm: hey fuck youdrworm on February 9th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC)
I stand by my original response. :P
ghostgecko on February 9th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
Fine. Black card.
DrWorm: lovedrworm on February 9th, 2004 06:51 pm (UTC)
Ohoho, I don't know if I'll be able to love you if you vote Democrat... :P *snugglessnuggles*