Last night we had dinner with another family who has made the move from the US to Canada. Amazingly, they don't blog! And they wish to remain anonymous in the blogosphere. These folks - a mom, a dad, and a daughter - moved from North Carolina and, like us, have settled in suburban GTA.
Dad asked how we were voting - logistically - in the New York State primaries, and seemed a bit shocked that we aren't. Aren't voting in the US. At all.
I took a lot of shit for not voting in 2006. You know, the election where the Democrats were given a mandate to get out of Iraq? The midterm elections that were supposed to turn the country around? How's that working out for ya?
I won't write yet another diatribe about why I don't want anything to do with US elections. But looking through some aging emails, I found an item James sent me from "Dykes To Watch Out For". I'm not a big comics reader, but I remember Alison Bechdel from her earliest print days, and I've been meaning to read her book Fun Home, a memoir in graphic form.
So: Dykes To Watch Out For Episode 521, or, a few reasons why I won't vote in the US anymore.