November 1st, 2004

Brian and Anne

last minute election plea: 22nd Circuit Judge

This was passed along to me by a friend. Please
consider a write-in for this office:


If you live in Washtenaw County, the 22nd Circuit
Judge position for the Circuit Court will be on your
ballot tomorrow.

There is only one person running for this 6 year
position. It is Archie Brown. Brown is the judge
that single-handedly put an end to second-parent
adoptions in Washtenaw county. He feels his personal
bias outweighs the need of LGBT people to protect
their families.

You can find more info on this here:

http://www.datalounge.com/datalounge/news/record.html?record=19995

Please consider writing in Jane Bassett in place of
Brown. You can find more info on her here:

http://www.bassettlaw.com/profiles.htm
Brian and Anne

Vote! Vote Kerry!

I realized the other day that I haven't been very political on this journal lately, so I just wanted to remind people that I strongly advocate voting for Kerry/Edwards and not for Bush or anyone else for president (a vote for Garfield is a vote for Bush).

I haven't volunteered for the campaign like I'd hoped to, but I have challenged a few people who were planning to vote for Bush and, like many here, I have many many reasons for wanting him out of office. Also, from what I can tell, Kerry and Edwards are fine upstanding individuals who will defend many of the ideals I hold dear.

Do vote, and in case you're here in Washtenaw county, you should also vote for Lawrence Kestenbaum for county clerk, vote for Marilyn Kelly for the supreme court, and Deborah Thomas too. I've met Marilyn and was very impressed by her and I hear Deborah is also a good candidate.

I will probably oppose proposal 1, definitely oppose proposal 2, will vote for the mileage renewal for WCC and yes on the city proposal to make an exception to marijuana charges for medical cases. I'm not sure about proposal A yet.

for WCC trustees, I hear recommendations for Stephen J. Gill and Pamela J. Horiszny

I'm interested in other people's comments about positions I have and have not mentioned.