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  • I thought you might find this diary on the new CT ballot rules interesting.

  • DJ

    I found it interesting that last year Dubya admitted the U.S. was “addicted” to oil. And look at our actions: like the worst kind of drug addict, we are willing to kill people and create chaos around the world to get what we need. Sounds like our country needs a recovery program! Of course, first we have to admit there’s a problem…

  • a) the possibility of cross-endorsing other parties is one of the (many) things that has the Green Party of California in a vicious fight. Why have a party if you can endorse and run candidates from other parties? It can only dilute the message of the party.

    b) No no no, DJ. The problem is everyone else. We are blameless. If only They would do what we want.

  • Joe Hartley

    If the war actually is about oil instead about delusional, adolescent fantasies of power, then we’re doing a remarkably poor job about getting the oil moving. Of course, this government has been doing a remarkably poor job about everything except maybe torture and suppressing constitutional rights, both directly and through the aide of its two new appointments to the Supreme Court.

  • DJ

    If I ran an oil company (and had no morals), I would want to do two things: (1) make sure I had control of the oil, so my supply was secure, and (2) make sure the oil couldn’t flow right now, so prices would go up– just enough to make me boatloads of money, but of course not high enough to make people scream for alternatives.

    Sound familiar?

  • a) the possibility of cross-endorsing other parties is one of the (many) things that has the Green Party of California in a vicious fight. Why have a party if you can endorse and run candidates from other parties? It can only dilute the message of the party.

    I thought you might have an opinion on this. 🙂 You just have to look at the fighting in Ohio when Greens took some Dem money to fund the recount there. And a lot of the same shit hit the fan that did in California, no? (I never got through reading all of the stuff you wrote concerning the problems you had in Cali., but if I remember correctly, it seems to have its parallels to the Ohio sitch)

  • Why would anyone want to vote for a party that ran candidates of another party? Especially when that other party goes out of its way to attack, trash, and undermine the first party?

    The GP Cali problems are way deeper than just that debate, I’m afraid…