Votes for Expats
So, I've been planning since the election in Canada was called to write up some lovely post about how I can vote, and so should you. I think I was going to go on about my personal belief that if you don't vote in an election, you've got no right to complain about the government. You had your chance for your voice, you gave it up, go ponder what you've done wrong for the next however many years.
Then I got an email from someone at CBC radio asking to interview me about being an expat Edmontonian who is voting this election, and how blogs have influenced my political opinions.
So, apparently tomorrow morning Edmonton time (tomorrow afternoon Scottish time), I'll be live on CBC radio, discussing blogging and politics. Sadly, I don't think the bit where I can get on my soapbox about how foolish politicians are being about the net is going to come up. Which is probably for the best, as I tend to start foaming at the mouth when I get on my soapbox.
The interview will be live at 7:40 a.m. Edmonton time (that's 2:40 p.m. Scotland time), and you can listen to it from this lovely website.
I'm really quite anxious about it. I suspect I'll end up talking about Scarecrow at least somewhat. Luckily I've warned him. Kinda.
Anyway, I will go back to my original point here briefly, though.
I'm in Scotland. I can vote.
I voted from China, for crying out loud.
You can vote, too. I don't care *what* you vote. You can vote D) none of the above. You can write "Cthulu, because I won't pick the lesser of three evils". Just vote. It's not that hard.
And wish me luck for tomorrow. I'm afraid my voice is going to crack, or I'm going to forget my name, or suddenly start spouting off about ice cream or something.