[personal profile] typisch
I'm knucking fackered.

Went to see Paul play the Boat Race. He was brilliant as always - if you like angsty guitar folk stuff (like Mutton Birds, Jeff Buckley, Counting Crows, usw) get listening. Especially if you're a top record producer. You can hear stuff he played at the Virtually Acoustic Club gig I was at online now.

Today I voted - or rather didn't. Feeling childish and knowing there was nobody I wanted to vote for - usually I'd vote Labour, but not for Anne "Airbrush" Campbell - I spoiled by ballot paper by writing "NO" in every box and "NONE OF THE BELOW" in big letters at the top of the paper. It was important to me I was counted in the turnout figures, though. Why can't there be an official 'abstain' box?

Date: 2001-06-07 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] casca.livejournal.com
because too many people would vote abstain :P

Date: 2001-06-07 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] typical.livejournal.com
Better that than staying at home..

Date: 2001-06-07 11:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lacuna.livejournal.com
In several countries, you can officially abstain; I know that in Spain this is called voting 'blank'. The number of 'blank' votes is recorded along with votes for parties, so it could be an effective way of registering a protest vote.


Date: 2001-06-08 06:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] casca.livejournal.com
but i don't think it would make any difference to the people who did stay at home, only the ones who feel that they *should* go and vote
the people at home would just say "well, i'd abstain anyway, so what's the point?" if you see what i mean.

Date: 2001-06-07 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seren.livejournal.com
there kind of is mr niall - you don't vote at all :)

Date: 2001-06-07 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] typical.livejournal.com
That is missing the point though :)

You don't get counted in the turnout then..

Date: 2001-06-07 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] recrea33.livejournal.com
i didn't bother.
safe seat, no green candidate.
i should lib dem,
but i'm too stoned.

a positive abstain box would be quite ironic.

Date: 2001-06-07 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] typical.livejournal.com
Why ironic?

Date: 2001-06-07 08:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zz
i love the idea of an enforced democracy, a la oz, where you *have* to turn up to vote, but have the option of not voting for anyone

Date: 2001-06-08 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carezza.livejournal.com
Oh god, I swear I put usw in my french exam yesterday.



Date: 2001-06-08 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] typical.livejournal.com
*cuddle* maybe they'll think it's an ancient french word for 'knickers' or something amusing? :)

I'm sure your mind is only inventing things for you to beat yourself up about, love. *cuddle*



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