Thursday, August 31, 2006

Ogden Does IRV

Speaking of statewide Libertarian Party candidates, after doing the post on the gubernatorial race, I decided to take another look at the LP's statewide candidates and see if any of their web sites has been improved upon (or even had started on one).

I stopped by Dale Ogden, our Insurance Commissioner candidate's web site, and noticed he had a neat little automated Instant Runoff Voting program set up there. You can vote in all the statewide races and it looks like it might even have congressional district votes that can be done as well. I didn't have time to hang around and play with it.

Check it out. Here's the link to the IRV page. If the IRV link doesn't work- the urls look identical- just go to his main page and scroll down. You'll find the IRV link a little ways down in the middle of the page.


At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was surfing the net loking for some ski resort deals and I came upon your site and I was impressed by the quality of content you have. Keep up the awesome job. I will be bookmarking you right now.

At 1:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Fred, another brilliant anonymous comment to yourself! Gotta get the ol' ball rollin' somehow on them zero-comment posts, huh? Took awhile this time, but hey, whatever works!

"I decided to take another look at the LP's statewide candidates and see if any of their web sites has been improved upon"

Speaking of improving LP web sites, whaddaya think about doing a little something to improve yours? A bit amateur, don't you think, compadre? Looks like one of those dinosaur sites from the mid-'90s.

Then again, maybe that's the idea. Affect a "grassroots", "man-of-the-people" look. And who could be more "grassroots" than a gardener? It's perfect! (Bet y'all got a reeal fine indoor grow, eh?) Hey, on second thought, don't change a thing!

Seriously, congratulations. Freds like you lead working-class people astray, 'specially with your stodgy blog -- which attracts right-wing loony-toons like shit attracts flies!

Keep up the good work ol' buddy!!

At 6:12 AM, Blogger Fred said...

"Then again, maybe that's the idea. Affect a "grassroots", "man-of-the-people" look."

That's exactly right, aside from the fact I'm not very creative.

"which attracts right-wing loony-toons like shit attracts flies!".

Actually, according to the poll I had up here a while back, most of the visitors here hail from the left. Certainly not all- just most.

At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that right? Well you got to admit, your friends "Anon.R.mous" and "Leonidas" would qualify as rightwing loonytoons in anybody's book.

At 8:30 AM, Anonymous mresquan said...

True Fred,most visitors hail from the left,but the posting comments is 50/50,and it depends on the topic at hand,some are knee jerkers to the left,some to the right,some split in the middle.
Dale Ogden used to post quite a bit on the CalIRV listserve,but haven't read from him in a while,busy campaigning I guess. He seems to understand the benefits of IRV that most who lean to the right and attack it don't.As a supporter,I always like it when candidates or groups put up IRV formats and such on their sites.

At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Smokey Joe said...

What I want to know, seeing as how Fred's a Libertarian gardener and all, is if he's got an indoor grow. Do you smoke that sweet green stuff now and then, Fred? Go ahead, admit it. You're safe here in Humboldt.

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Fred said...

No. I don't smoke pot. I used to, but last time was around '84.

At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh... well there's the problem!

Good Lord, Fred! A Libertarian, a Humboldt County gardener, and you haven't smoked pot for 22 years?? Boy, you weren't kidding when you said you're not very creative!

At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No. I don't smoke pot. I used to, but last time was around '84."

Was that around the time you flunked out of the police academy?

Did they catch you tokin' a big fat doobie, Fred?

At 12:22 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Nope. I didn't flunk out. I ranked sixth academically and third overall out of, I believe, thirty six cadets. That was the 40th academy at C/R.

At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, there's another feather in your cap, Fred! Must've been after you did a little inner landscaping, pulling out the killer weed and getting with the program. Too bad they don't let cadets smoke pot (judiciously of course) at the academy. It'd do 'em good! I think police officers should be allowed to smoke a little marijuana after work if they want, to help wind down. It's a lot healthier than booze.

Sixth academically, and third overall... Hmm, what raised your overall ranking? Shooting skills? Is the Humboldt blogosphere's very own Fred a target rippin' fiend with firearms?

At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:35 - and all his other posts - is off his meds this week, somebody get him some help.


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