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Done, Only to Start Over Again

Well, I managed to finish up the recommendation report I get to turn in today at 3:30. Only part that is missing is the professional print-and-bind job at Kinko’s which will occur within the next couple of hours I think.

On the other hand, I have an in-class wiritng assignment today, many hours of Math and Thermodynamics homework due tomorrow and a Math midterm on Wednesday that I am about as unprepared for as is possible (I’ve missed probably half the lectures and almost all of the homework since the last midterm).

Not good Ryan, not good.

Wasted

I just wasted 24 hours. All of which I can not really afford at this juncture. I feel a lot like my life has been derailed.

Apple Cup ’05

This pretty much sums it up (from Yahoo sports):

Washington – 1:07
1st-10, WASH30 1:07 I. Stanback rushed up the middle for 3 yard loss
2nd-13, WASH27 1:07 I. Stanback incomplete pass to the right
3rd-11, WASH29 0:41 I. Stanback incomplete pass to the right
4th-11, WASH29 0:35 I. Stanback incomplete pass to the right

26-22 Cougars

Missing The Point

The Seattle Times reported yesterday (once again) on the number of voters that the King County Republican Party incorrectly challenged this last election. The article was titled “Voter-challenge errors mount.”

Inside the article we read “Most of the challenges appear to be valid.” Yet the emphasis is put on to hear-tearing quotes like

Harvey Hart said that when he received Logan’s letter informing him of the challenge, his first reaction was, “Why vote anymore?”

Well, I say, if thats all it takes to stop you from voting, I’m surprised you go to the trouble to leave your house to do it.

Again, the article:

Vance said Sotelo and other King County GOP officials now are reviewing each challenge “with a fine-tooth comb,” and expect to withdraw more. There won’t be many, he added รขโ‚ฌโ€ 40 tops. “The vast majority of our research has proven to be accurate,” Vance said.

But county Democratic Chairwoman Susan Sheary said the GOP had threatened the civil rights of the voters it challenged mistakenly. “Why didn’t they go through it with a fine-tooth comb before the fact?” she said.

Maybe they didn’t have time to use the fine-toothed comb before, because, um, there was an election coming up? And why does the King County Republican Party have to do this? Doesn’t it seem that maybe the elections department should be policing the elections roles? Where’s the article titled “Illegal Registrations at Elections Office Mount,” hmmm? And once again, isn’t the Democrat Chair missing the point — every valid voter’s civil rights are threatened for every illegal voter out there. On the other hand, the voting process of a few people got a little more complicated because of this challenege. Doesn’t the good that will come from this process far, far outweigh the hinderence? Or is the integrity of the system not important to you and your party? Well, we know its not the former…

An attorney for county Democrats sent a letter to Logan on Monday arguing that all remaining challenges should be thrown out because Republicans hadn’t provided all the information or used the forms that state law requires. But Logan has decided the challenges will proceed, elections spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said.

I think Logan may be technically incorrect here, but he probably made the right decision, because, after all, most of the challeneged voter registrations probably are illegal and something should be done. After all, the voters didn’t follow the procedures when signing up, so why should someone else have to follow a procedure when un-signing them up? Besides, dragging this out creates more bad publicity (like the Seattle Times article) about the Republican Party, and certainly that fits Logan’s operating instructions.

Once again, “The office doesn’t know how many of the challenged voters voted, [elections spokeswoman Bobbie] Egan added.” Well, thats reassuring. If they don’t know that number, doesn’t that imply that the elections office didn’t remove their votes? Has nothing been fixed from the last go-around?

Harvey Danger — Little by Little

Harvey Danger’s latest album, Little by Little is excellent — and its free! Go get it now, and listen to the first song. If you don’t like it, you’re weird. :-D

Wine, women and song: I tried them all
it did not take me long to figure I’d unlock the door to happiness
I figured wrong (with a capital R)
All the baggage I brought wouldn’t fit in a mid-size car

Lincoln Square Infiltration

The crew at Chipotle before the infiltration
The crew at Chipotle before the infiltration
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Cool Anagrams of My Name

While I am doubtful that my current computer science class is teaching me how to use Java for meaningful projects (as if that is possible), it is giving me some interesting programs to write that produce fun output. Last week’s random sentence generator was quite funny, and this week’s Anagram discover has found some interesting re-writings of my name:

  • Royal men cry
  • Many cry “lore” (What some say about religion)
  • Mare only cry (The sad female horse)