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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church - Polling Site

posted by on November 4 at 13:53 PM

We are sitting sitting on the front steps of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Capitol Hill, a friendly neighborhood polling site, reflecting on participating in a democracy. There are currently no lines here. Presumably, everyone is busy getting their free sex toy from Babeland so that they can use it in the voting booth later. When we walked up to the church, a fellow citizen was skipping through the front door with a smile on his face. We assume that, being an American, he is free and happy to vote. One of S.E.C.B.’s roommates is not even registered to vote. We assume that, being a dickweed, he is imprisoned and sobbing uncontrollably, at home, in a pool of his own waste.

But enough of this. Today’s theme is Hope and Change.

The polling site is in the basement of the church, well-lit and decorated with laughing toddlers spilling out of an adjacent daycare. At first we got lost, confused by green signs labeled “vote” pointing in two different locations. It turns out that one is pointing towards an elevator and another towards a flight of stairs. Democracy is for everyone.

Except our dipshit roommate, apparently.

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That would be my polling place if I didn't vote absentee. St. Pat's features one of the weirdest religious murals I've ever seen over the front entrance -- St Patrick battling demonic zeppelins. I'm not lying. Go look at it -- truly surreal.

Posted by flamingbanjo | November 4, 2008 2:17 PM

I commented about this in an earlier post, but it bears repeating. I'm registered to vote at St. Patrick's. I couldn't remember exactly which precinct I was part of, so I checked in and they found me on the rolls. I waited in line to get my ballot, only to discover that I was not listed there. According to the volunteer I spoke to, that's been happening a lot today. I had to fill out a provisional ballot. So my St. Patrick's experience filled me with frustration and paranoia.

Posted by John | November 4, 2008 3:04 PM

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