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I got my postal vote for the locals and AV referendum yesterday, and filled it in today, yay! I would have gone in person to vote, but I don't trust my agoraphobia enough at the moment to ensure I'd actually be able to do that on the day, so I figured it was better to be safe than sorry.

Rather unsurprisingly to anyone that knows me I voted Liberal Democrat, even though they've got no chance here, it was more a vote of support than in any actual hope of the Lib Dem candidate winning. And a big OH HELL YES! on the voting reform referendum, which is something I care about more than the local election. Although the polls on that aren't looking great right now either :/

Other things:

I don't really celebrate Easter myself - being neither religious nor a big fan of chocolate, so I'm not really enticed by the religious aspect, or the prospect of getting egg-shaped chocolate, and my family doesn't tend to do anything for Easter anyway - therefore I know this weekend more as NEW DOCTOR WHO WEEKEND! FUCK YEAH! *Ahem* Sorry, my geekiness is showing. Of course it has been dampened by the sad news about Elisabeth Sladen. I wonder if they'll dedicate tomorrow's episode to her?

Thirdly *RANTING ANTI-MONARCHIST ALERT!* I'm rather tempted to take a holiday... to a fucking republic for the next 2 weeks! Because the news coverage here will be non-stop royal wedding bollocks for at least the next fortnight. What's that you say? People are still being massacred in Libya? We don't care about that when we have posh people getting married to look at!

So yeah, I am trying (as impossible as it is) to avoid stuff about the royal-let's-distract-everyone-from-the-econimic-woes-and-spending-cuts-wedding as much as I can. Cynical, moi? I dread the day Kate Middleton announces she is pregnant, we'll have 9 months of media obsession then, not to mention all the stuff afterwards!

And, so as not to end this on a grumpy note, I wish everyone a very happy Easter to those of you who do celebrate it, or a happy anything else you might celebrate in place of Easter tho those that don't. I'm not sure if anyone actually celebrates St George's Day (I didn't even have a clue it was tomorrow until they said so on the radio) but if you do have a great one!

~ Ace.

If I venture into the garden will the KILLER SMOG OF DOOM get me? Hmmm, I'd better equip myself first *grabs inhaler* Wish me luck!

Date: 2011-04-22 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shanima.livejournal.com
I didn't manage to get a postal vote :( Will be voting the same as you though!

Date: 2011-04-22 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manics-fan.livejournal.com
I hope your LD candidate has more luck/support than the one here! I'm pretty certain it'll either be the Tory or Independent candidate that wins here... again!
This is why we need AV, people!

Date: 2011-04-22 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shanima.livejournal.com
We've had quite a few LDs on the council since the anger over the Iraq war, but it's really a Labour town so I reckon they'll be wiped out now :(

Date: 2011-04-22 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manics-fan.livejournal.com
Ah, I'm imaging Labour will get a lot of new seats all over the country, especially won over from the Lib Dems or Tories. People never like the party (or parties in this case) that are currently in government and tend to vote for the opposition instead, even in local elections :/

Date: 2011-04-22 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] versipellis.livejournal.com
Hooray for voting! I think I'm probably going to vote AV too... vacillating a bit, but suspect I'll come down on that side.

It would be lovely if they dedicated the ep to her or mentioned her in some way. *hopes*

:D I am supremely uninterested in the wedding. Except for the cute corgi advert for Freeview they're running at the moment!

Date: 2011-04-22 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manics-fan.livejournal.com
I get ridiculously excited about voting! Even though it's extremely likely the Tory candidate will keep his council seat here.

I don't think AV is a perfect voting system, but it's certainly a step up from FPTP, IMO. And if this doesn't pass now we probably wont get another chance at reforming the voting system for a generation.

It would be great if they could have something at the end of Doctor Who, even if it's just a photo of her saying "Dedicated to Elisabeth Sladen: 1946 - 2011" and possibly one for Nicholas Courtney too.

ORLY? I've not seen that corgi advert. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Cute dogs are always guaranteed to make any event better! :D

Date: 2011-04-26 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] versipellis.livejournal.com
I like to vote, but I always feel I never understand the issues/who I'm voting for enough so worry that I'm not using it to its best advantage. But I like the ritual of it and being able to do it.

*nods* We're Labour here - I've actually got in touch with him a few times due to various "write to your MP" charity things and he responded well, so he might get my vote again ^^

Yeah. I want to just see how it changes things.

I'm so glad they dedicated the ep to her! It would be lovely to have one for Nicholas Courtney too although I understand he wouldn't be as well-known to the younger/new!Who fanbase (... of course, I'm pretty much new!Who-only, but [livejournal.com profile] lycoris has shown me old!Who in order to establish the Brig's awesome.)

:D do a search for "corgi freeview ad hd" on youtube and you should be able to find it if you don't spot it on TV!

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