Stranger Election Control Board Party Crasher Report: Part Three
posted by November 6 at 23:51 PMon
After Velazquez’s party, on her advice, I decided to hail a cab to Capitol Hill to Piecora’s where the Sierra Club was hosting a “No on Roads/Transit” party. The cabbie I got had one of the most depressing greetings I’ve ever heard:
“How are you?” he asked me.
“I’m good,” I said.
“You’re all right?” he asked, “You sure? Even though the dollar is collapsing?”
I assured him that I was fine. I asked him if he voted. He did, although he had a lot to say about Seattle’s absentee-voter-happy system. “It’s evil and corrupt,” he said. “People have to vote in person,” he said, “That’s the only way it counts. And not on a computer, either. The computer voting is most evil of all.”
I agreed with that.
In agreement, we sped toward Piecora’s, and I attended the no on RTID party. There was beer and pizza and a lot of people were very happy. A whole bunch of cheery young people were posing for a photo op. They seemed to be dressed in white bear hats—maybe they were polar bears who were happy that roads weren’t going to be built in Seattle?—and a bunch of people took pictures of them and the whole moment was very artificial and staged and gross. I bet you’ll see the picture in a newspaper tomorrow.
And that’s it. Since I hadn’t posted anything all night, I started posting. And now I’m done.
I just hit up American Gangster for one more opinion and this is what Jay-Z had to say:
“I know I should’ve did that/I know it’s gonna come right back/I know it’s gonna destroy everything I made/It’s probably gonna get ya boy/Sent away/But this game I play ain’t no/Way to fix it it’s inevitable/That I’m fallin’.”
Did I mention that this album is genius?