today is democratic primary day here in gotham and the bastard can't vote. no, it doesn't have anything to do with the bastard's time in the clink. it has to do with the not being a registered democrat and a clear lack of competition from other parties or to be more specific, my party. so today, for many offices in craptastic queens, this is election day. true their name will be on the ballot come november but, they will have already been elected. comptroller, my local representative get no competition from the other parties and thus there really is no impetus to deviate from the standard liberal platform. it isn't so bad, really. by and large liberal politics have nothing to do with getting your representative to ask the restaurant to turn down the music and that's why, if i was bleeding enough from my heart to be a democrat, i would vote for melinda katz because the bastard gets to sleep earlier on karaoke night than he used to. although as a result, i am technically disenfranchised and i live under one party rule so i have room to complain
more importantly, today is when we decide who is going to spend my tax dollars to go against mike bloomberg. he's a rockefellar republican and even the mofo temporarily puts down his copy of the "people's history of the united state" to declare that he's just a likeable new yorker (which coincidentally is how we ended up talking about kiss and how if woody allen had the gumption to start a rock band he would also kind of sound like paul stanley between songs live). i say spend because campaign finance laws allow opponents to spend the people's money to campaign. i don't like this so much. now yes, bloomberg is a multi billionaire and he can pay his own way and this is why local politicos need this money but, it's my money too and i'm not a democrat. just give me back my piece of change and have at it.
this morning i saw congressman anthony weiner on the way into the subway. first time the bastard came out of his charge of the light brigade towards the train to say what's up to a politician. he's shorter in person than you see on the tv. coincidentally, guiliani was taller in person. i guess it's all how you stand. anyway if i was going to have some democrat spend my tax dollars on the mayoral election, it would be him. at least his plans don't appear to be batshit crazy like ferrer's. truth to tell, i'll probably vote for bloomberg again. he won't owe anyone when it's done. weiner will already be in debt to the city whether he wins or loses and it just seems less corrupt when you owe no one.