Just VOTE Today, damn you!

Yes, we’re talking to YOU, couch potato! Today’s election may not seem as exciting as November’s Presidential one, but if you don’t get out there you can’t complain when you wake up tomorrow morning and Prop 98 is the law of the land (or not) and Teddi Alves is still on the Democratic Central Committee! “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men (and chicks I might add) to do nothing!” As a public service I present links to most of the best posts we OJ bloggers have created to HELP YOU DECIDE how to vote today! And if you’re not sure if you’re registered or where to go to vote, call the registrar at 714-567-7600 – they’ll have lots of extra nice operators standing by just for you.


A matter of great and heated dispute at this blog; your Juice-Friends Vern, Sarah, and the Winships all strongly urge you to vote NO on 98; read our most recent arguments here: LINK

On the other hand your Juice-Friend Larry Gilbert is the chair of Orange County Yes on 98. Almost all his posts of the past several months make the Yes on 98 case, this is merely the latest one: LINK (Update: Art and Thomas have never written about it, but now they say they’re pro-98. So that balances us off evenly.)

One thing both sides agree on is that the only merit of 99 is that it’s the anti-98. So you double the effect of your vote by doing either NO/YES or YES/NO.


Other blogs have nothing like Vern’s JUDICIAL PICKS (although he did rely partly on Tomahawk’s interviews at Red County)

and then we had:

WEST COUNTY – recommendations of a HB Democrat (Vern)

SOUTH COUNTY – recommendations of a Republican (Larry)

CENTRAL COUNTY – recommendations of an independent Santa Ana firebrand (Art)

In the FIRST SUPERVISORIAL RACE we span the spectrum from Art’s belief that JANET NGUYEN is the QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE, through a general consensus that she is the least of three evils, all the way down to Vern’s write-in campaign for Dr. Seuss. We are unanimously against the “Trannies” or followers of Assemblyman “Boss” Van Thai Tran, represented in this race by Dina Nguyen, and also unanimously disappointed in the very weak Democratic candidate Hoa Van Tran.

In the THIRD SUPERVISORIAL RACE Art and Vern are rooting for the underdog challenger DONALD RITZE against incumbent Caronista Bill Campbell.

And both our Santa Ana bloggers firmly say, NO ON MEASURE G!


Maybe you already voted, “absentee” or as it’s now called “vote by mail.” This is one way Republicans have been winning here for years – they’re much better than Democrats at voting early, by mail. It just minimizes the chances that something will come up Election Day and you’ll forget or get too busy. So if you’re not already registered permanent vote-by-mail, call the above number and make sure to do it before November! (Personally I take my absentee ballot, walk over to the polling place and turn it in so I can feel like part of the process and get my “I Voted” sticker – I am such a Jimmy Stewart-like fool!)

About Vern Nelson

Greatest pianist/composer in Orange County, and official political troubadour of Anaheim and most other OC towns. Regularly makes solo performances, sometimes with his savage-jazz band The Vern Nelson Problem. Reach at vernpnelson@gmail.com, or 714-235-VERN.