Since the Democratic primaries have been hotly contested this year, I've been thinking a bit more about the primary process in general. Specifically, i've been thinking about the difference between closed and open primaries.
The usual argument advanced in favor of closed primaries is that a person ought to have some commitment to the party of which they're voting to select the candidate. The usual argument advanced in favor of open primaries is that all voters have a stake in who the parties nominate, and one ought not be required to state an allegiance to either of them to be able to have a say. I don't have strong feelings either way.
The thing I'm wondering about is whether the argument in favor of open primaries could also reasonably used to support allowing resident aliens to vote in the general elections. The situations seem analogous to me, but I could be missing something.
I'm wanting to play Twilight Imperium 3rd edition on Saturday at our place. We have four slots open. This will likely take all day and a respectable part of the evening. Let me know if you're interested.
Rum, balloting, and the lash at Mike's. The only thing we're missing is the brie. It is fun to denounce people on television. I mean, it's fun to denounce the people that appear on television. I'm sure it's fun to be on television denouncing people, but I haven't had the chance. Yet.
Name 12 characters you have played in RPGs, before looking at the questions that follow. List your characters numbered 1 to 12, with the name of the RPG you played them in. Once you've picked your 12 characters, look at the questions and answer accordingly. (No peeking until you've picked your characters!) Put your answers behind a cut.
War Practice was very good for me. I managed to get my melee mojo back after the, ah, how shall I say, rough patch I went through at Blackstone. But that's not what I'm here to talk about.
So, last Pennsic, mg4h managed to snap a very nice photo of me fencing. And it's been sitting around on our computer not doing much. Not anymore. mg4h found a site where you can construct your own Motivational Poster(tm). So now, whenever I need an excuse to feel pleased with myself, I'm going to look at ( Collapse )