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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Party Crasher Report: Part Three

posted by on November 6 at 23:51 PM

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?

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Paul: I don't know who are you are, but I'm very fond of you in this moment.

Just thought you should know.

Posted by Amelia | November 7, 2007 12:21 AM

They won't be so chipper when they find out how hard it is to come up with an actual proposal.

In fact, they probably won't even bother.

Posted by exelizabeth | November 7, 2007 12:24 AM

Okay. I just read Part One. You need to stop repeating words and phrases! It's irritating and sloppy!!

Sorry. You're cool... just do what I say.

Posted by Amelia | November 7, 2007 12:28 AM

On one hand, the cabbie would probably be happy to hear that Seattle poll voters get to fill in boxes on pieces of paper they actually put into voting machines which display the fact that the machine has counted their vote (even if what happens afterward is still completely subject to Florida 2000 rules or lack thereof, etc...)

But on the other, this was supposed to be King County's last vote-in-person election - at least in theory (though KC elections could well bungle the change enough that we'll get another chance or two to vote in person)

Posted by concerned voter | November 7, 2007 1:23 AM

let's hope so.

Posted by gnossos | November 7, 2007 1:30 AM

Amelia, I love you, but you've gotta understand that this shit is live. Sloppy is kind of part of the deal. But really, though, thanks.
Paul Bobby

Posted by Paul Constant | November 7, 2007 3:43 AM

Artificial? Gross?

Man, you must not have made it to Piecora's Pizza.

It was fun!

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 9:52 AM

Will, did you see the big concluding photo op? It was pretty artificial and gross, with everybody standing there in funny hats for an uncomfortably long time while the press cycled through, taking pictures. The party itself was great--who doesn't love free beer and pizza?--but I stand by the picture-taking being artificial and gross. And I know that lots of winning political parties do things like that, but it's still tacky.

Posted by Paul Constant | November 7, 2007 10:36 AM

Well, I sure as heck don't stand around and do nothing just for press pics.

Although that sign for the 11 pm news I held up did have beer dripping from it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 11:20 AM

Paul you're my American Gangster dude right now. Check Raindrop for the 'Roc Boys' video. Also, sorry i didnt recognize you @ jive time the other day playboy.

Posted by lar | November 7, 2007 11:36 AM

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