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To those managing to still be awake in a time zone 5 hours ahead of my current location, I salute you. I’m going to bed. I commend your noble liveblogging! (How many days to the general election again?)

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I was out seeing jazz dudes and stuff and missed all the Scotland excitement.

Like I mean, something could still happen…but probably not. I feel greatly misled about the relative strength in numbers of the Yes campaign, compared to the actual overall turnout so far.

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I feel like US elections are better at getting out some results faster though.

(Oh god, of ALL MPs, why Redwood and Abbott? ESPECIALLY REDWOOD)

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confettihipster:

comradechrisman:

micdotcom:

Why can’t our ballots be this simple?

Because there’s more than 2 choices of party and that’s not a bad thing.

I think they mean putting the x in the box instead of punching the ballot paper, Americna ballot papers always look cluttered

think of all the hanging chads that could’ve been avoided 14 years ago…

confettihipster:

comradechrisman:

micdotcom:

Why can’t our ballots be this simple?

Because there’s more than 2 choices of party and that’s not a bad thing.

I think they mean putting the x in the box instead of punching the ballot paper, Americna ballot papers always look cluttered

think of all the hanging chads that could’ve been avoided 14 years ago…

Filed under what a trainwreck of a presidential election to be fair the last times i've voted in person there hasn't even been paper at all all digital

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clementattlee:

The only people that seem to be blogging about scottish independence are people in the uk but?? I swear when it’s the normal american elections the dashboard’s being spammed with people from all over europe and america but a country could be getting independence tomorrow from the ~*~*united*~*~ kingdom and there isn’t much of it on the dashboard?? eh idk

On my dashboard, I just saw one of those OUR HUMAN RIGHTS ARE BEING ABRIDGED ABROAD posts from a Yes campaigner (a classic form of tumblr nonsense that usually concerns some group that none of the rebloggers had ever cared about before and will probably never think about ever again) that had like 18k notes on it, but have no idea how many of those came from Americans. Probably most of them, because I don’t know how else you would get the impression that the Yes campaign had been suppressed on such a massive scale when they seem to be all over the place, at least in the UK media and commentary online. (Unless of course, you hadn’t been following the issue and this was the first you were even aware of it.)

The campaign has only been mentioned in the US media for about 3 days, and it’s usually just been a lot of bagpipe music, a clip of Cameron saying “please stay in please”, and then clips of Salmond and usually some Yes voters from the street. 

Filed under indyref lmao that post cites a russia today article oh dear SURELY RUSSIA KNOWS ALL ABOUT BIASED STATE MEDIA

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If it seems like I’m not on tumblr much, or am not replying to an ask or something, it’s because my computer decided to stop turning on, and my phone is generally also garbage, plus I hate typing with my finger.

I’m too poor to change any of this because frankly, if I had any money I’d go to a dentist for the first time in 2 years, or go to a doctor to figure out what these massive swollen insect bites on my legs are, or I’d fix my car, or I would move someplace that isn’t filthy and buy a new bed and get myself some bookcases, a record player, and a rescued upright piano.