This morning, the polls at Downtown fire station on Jackson Ave the same station where so many dead voters cast ballots in the District 29 election between Terry Roland and Ophelia Ford was four workers short. They were so shorthanded, Flyer reporter Chris Davis was offered a job on the spot, apparently because he knew how to vote on a Diebold machine and didnt have to ask a lot of questions.
Were not sure what sorts of rules there are concerning instant hiring at the polls, but this can't be a good sign.
The Williams Institute, based out of the UCLA law school, recently released the results of its study of gay, lesbian, and bisexual demographics between 2000 and 2005. One result: a 30 percent increase in the number of same-sex couples across the country. Researchers dont see this as a huge jump in the GLB population, thinking, instead, that the increase may be due to same-sex couples feeling more comfortable about revealing their sexuality than ever before.