Adventures in Voting, Nordeast style
It's no secret that I don't support voting. However, as a US television viewer, I felt obligated to head to my polling place and vote against the candidate with the most obnoxious ads.
My polling place is a city-owned low income housing facility called Spring Manor. (To keep people from having to face the fact that they live in a tenement housing project, Minneapolis names all of its projects something-or-other "manor." Stay classy, Minnesota.)
I'm not even going to get in to the implications of holding elections in the very building that those on the public dole live in. Instead, I'd like to bring this to your attention:
Yes, that's right - in the state-financed public housing project, there are a bank of vending machines that sell, among other things, Pepsi products at $1.25 a pop. In essence, the money that's taken from me to subsidize these people is going directly to the Pepsi corporation and a local vending vendor. Nice.
Hey, but I guess you don't end up in a place like that because you make good financial decisions, do you?
Posted by jkhat at November 7, 2006 10:54 AM
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|# November 7th, 2006 10:56 AM BVBigBro|
|Looks just like the ones they have in schools. |
|# November 7th, 2006 11:07 AM kris|
|They were selling cinnamon rolls at my polling place. I'm thinking the whole J-Z thing was a ploy to make us stand in line longer and increase cinnamon roll sales. If that's the case, I now have a little respect for their deviousness. |