Okay. Um. Tap. Tap. Is this thing on? Lauren said that I can post something on Sundays, because no one reads this on Sundays anyway. Yesterday was longish. We got up early and drove to Fremont. The Republican State Central Committee meeting was there, and I was representin’ (fold arms over chest and say, “yo yo yo”). It was mostly boring with a lot of speeches and elections.
It turns out the Republicans in Nebraska are very upset with the second congressional district and want to go back to a “winner take all” system like most of the rest of the US (big shout out to Maine to also keepin’ representational democracy real). I had to speak out against the idea, because (a) it looks desperate, (b) it’s better to be right than to go along with the crowd, and (c) if you have better ideas they should stand on their own in all three districts.
Evidently I was not very persuasive as the motion passed something like 90 to 30. But lots of relatively important people (governors, congressmen and such) had to listen to me, and that’s what’s important.
Oh, and it was also Ukulele night. When we were done with our meal we were talking about beets with the chef (the greens thereof were part of the special) and he mentioned that he had a beet salad and asked if we wanted to try it.