Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

Decision 2010 is upon us.  If you haven't started to see the advertisements already you will in short order - particularly if your community is ground zero for a ripe electoral challenge.  Living in Washington, DC, we don't have that problem.  Our Senators are but shadows on Capitol Hill - no, seriously the official position is that of Shadow Senator.  On the House side we have an elected Representative, Elanor Holmes Norton, but she can't actually vote on legislation.  Ms. Norton can, however, introduce legislation.  Our local government passes laws that must be reviewed and approved by Congress.  We also get to serve in the military and get stuck with jury duty.  All of this and we still get to pay federal taxes.

But do you really come here to read the plight of the more than 500,000 Americans who don't have representation in Congress?  If so, get active at DC Vote.

If not, you might be interested in political news out of Minnesota where one hopeful, who is probably a tea partying Communist (oh, it's possible), may have voted to tax bacon AND beer.  Check this out:

I mean, would Jim the Election Guy lead us on?  Well, probably.  Actually, Jim the Election Guy is probably a tea partying Communist too.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
DC Voting Rights Act - Eleanor Holmes Norton
Colbert Report Full Episodes2010 ElectionFox News

Believe it or not, residents of Washington, DC once had a vote but Congress took it away with the passage of the Organic Act in 1801.  DC residents have been allowed to vote in Presidential elections since 1961.

So, when you head to the polls in November remember you're not just voting for your representation you're also voting for ours.

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