Nov

2

Oh, So This is Why We Have a Long Weekend

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It’s the week after Halloween, you nailed that Clippy costume, and you pretty much have nothing left to think about, right? Not so fast! Don’t forget there’s an election right around the corner.

For those of you registered to vote here, the most contentious race this year is probably for the Mayor of New York City between incumbent Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) and current City Comptroller Bill Thompson (D). So do your research and get out to your voting center tomorrow!

Which, according to the NYC Board of Elections, is conveniently close to campus at Wein Hall on 411 W. 116th St. Whether or not this has any connection to the “Wien Hall” located at the same address shall remain to be seen. Wein Hall is open for voting from 6 A.M. to 9 P.M. tomorrow.

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11 Comments

  1. ceejay  

    if bloomberg wins again im gonna kill myself

  2. um...  

    bloomberg is not a republican. he's a registered independent as of 2007.

  3. you know,  

    if all the people who were pissed about bloomberg buying a third term actually did something about it, something might actually happen. sitting back, taking it, and complaining after doing nothing, is just stupid.

  4. sad  

    do something about it? I volunteered all weekend making calls for thompson and I voted today. bloomberg won by "1%". how ridiculous is that? why doesn't he just come out and say out loud, yea I bought the election for $90 mil. new york is at one of the lowest and most undemocratic points in history and we have to live with this a-hole for another four years

    • corrections

      He won by 5%, not 1. If he had gotten 5% less, the other candidate would have been elected. What exactly is undemocratic about that? When it comes to Bloomberg's method of financing his campaign, I'm generally in agreement with you-- I'm not particularly comfortable with wealthy individuals spending vast amounts of their personal fortunes on campaigns. But you cannot say that Corzine did any different, or that Ned Lamont did anything different in his campaign against Joe Lieberman three years ago. And ifI recall, some of Lamont's supporters even went so brazenly far as to say that it was "disgraceful" for Lieberman to be raising campaign funds, and that it was much more honorable for a candidate to spend his own money-- something which Lieberman of course, like most individuals, didn't have the luxury to do. All of this makes me curious. Where did you stand on campaign financing then?

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