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Journal Entries in the Works - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Mar. 4th, 2004

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Life has been eventful in the last few weeks.

1. Chicago, dsjones, and her visit to Urbana.
2. My second date with cassiopia in Louisville.
3. The Clamor Party, Political Performance Class and all the massive Drama that was behind it.
4. My third date with cassiopia in Urbana.
5. Zachary Miller - Green Party candidate for Champaign County Board in District 9.
6. My new life as a freelance employee.

You'll hear about all of these things in due time. I started the writeup of (1) and it's like pages and pages long but I haven't had time to finish. I fear some of the others will be pretty long too. The more interesting life is, the more there is to journal about, the less time there is to journal about it. Damn!

My dad fucking jammed with Corey Harris last weekend. How fucking cool is that?

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From:dsjones
Date:March 4th, 2004 08:10 am (UTC)
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pages and pages? Wow!

and that was only four days...

I'm trying to chronicle the ENTIRE trip...I'm currently at passing out at duck's on the first night!

My fear is that most will fall asleep thru half of it!

Oh well, be forewarned!

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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 4th, 2004 08:34 am (UTC)
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well I'm putting in historical context, that's where the pages are coming from.
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From:juvenilia
Date:March 4th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
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i'm taking over payroll for the IMC (another one of my hats in my former life as a corporate career girl) and i need your hiring paperwork as soon as you can get it to me. that includes W-4s, I-9s, photocopies of two forms of ID (driver's license and social security card are customary) and ... shit, i forget what the other one's called. there's also state versions of the W-4s.

also i need to know how often you guys are wanting to be paid. (i know it's going to be sporadically, but is that sporadic MONTHLY or sporadic SEMI-MONTHLY or sporadic WEEKLY or what?)

if you are in my district, i will vote for you, though i have very little idea what a county board member actually does.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 4th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
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(01:08:15) ZarfMouse: county board: controls election laws for the county, lots of democracy issues, controls property tax rates for the county (which has relevence to school funding), controls zoning for unincorporated land, keeps track of who owns what, who is married to who, runs the county courts, runs teh county cops, manages county roads and some parks, appoints people to some other taxing bodies such as the transit district.

(01:10:31) ZarfMouse: some of the stuff we want to work on on the county level is: we should issue gay marriage licenses, we should give easier ballot access to third parties, we should discourage big box development on unincorporated land, we should have more public access to public records (the recorder of deeds should have a website for instance)

This is FAR from a platform. There's lots more stuff. I'm still learning the details.
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From:juvenilia
Date:March 4th, 2004 10:01 pm (UTC)
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all of that makes perfect sense to me. are you in my district??
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From:arun251
Date:March 6th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
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Most likely. I'm in district 9, and you live between me and Zach.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 6th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)
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I don't think she is. I'm pretty sure she's both too far west and on the wrong side of the street.
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From:arun251
Date:March 6th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
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Oops, I forgot about gerrymandering. Haha.
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From:juvenilia
Date:March 6th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
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yeah but i think these things are weird.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 6th, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC)
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I think you are not in my district. You should move to the other side of the street.

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From:juvenilia
Date:March 6th, 2004 08:28 pm (UTC)
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absolutely not.
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From:arun251
Date:March 6th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Would issuing gay marriage licenses be anything but symbolic? It'd also require the county clerk to be compliant in issuing gay marriage licenses despite it being contrary to State Law, unlike New York, where marriages aren't specified as heterosexual (but are in practice), and unlike Massachusetts and California, where sexual orientation cannot be discriminated against. I doubt the county could force anyone but themselves to recognize the licenses, but it would be great if the county passes an anti-discrimination ordinance and covers domestic partners for benefits.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 6th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Yah, I'm not sure at all on this issue. It was an off the cuff thing. County Clerk isn't even up for election this season anyway.

Like I said, it's not a platform. Just a bunch of words. I'll have a platform soon enough.

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From:mr_ducktape
Date:March 4th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
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The more interesting life is, the more there is to journal about, the less time there is to journal about it. Damn!

Don't I know THAT one.

Boy the last few months have been bare in here....
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From:ryanfirewitch
Date:March 4th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
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You're running for office? WOW. I'm impressed.

So who are you up against? Is there a vacant seat, or do you have to battle with an incumbent?
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From:folkyboy
Date:March 5th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
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ooh zarfmouse and dating! how exciting!
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