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CA Primary Day Blather

by baldilocks

Right, duty, what­ever one wants to call it, I voted today in the Cal­i­for­nia Pri­mary Elec­tion. No Party Pref­er­ence, crossover bal­lot — Repub­li­can. Who did I vote for? Ted Cruz. I fig­ured that read­ers would want to know.

I first reg­is­tered as a Repub­li­can imme­di­ately after the 2000 Gen­eral Elec­tion in which I voted for a Repub­li­can picardelectionmemecan­di­date for pres­i­dent for the first time. This was after a decade-​long explo­ration of the two major polit­i­cal par­ties and pay­ing closer atten­tion to cur­rent events than I had done before that period. Back then, I remained a reg­is­tered as a Demo­c­rat on pur­pose until after I voted in order to send a tiny mes­sage to the party whose prin­ci­ples bore no resem­blance to my own. Six­teen years later, the cir­cum­stances are sim­i­lar: this was my first vote as an inde­pen­dent. We’ll see what hap­pens next.


One of my real-​life friends tells me that Hillary and Bill Clin­ton are in town, hold­ing a rally a quick bus ride from my apart­ment, among other places in LA.

Hillary Clin­ton is hold­ing mul­ti­ple cam­paign events across South­ern Cal­i­for­nia on Mon­day, the eve of the Cal­i­for­nia pres­i­den­tial primary.

Clin­ton attended a “Get out the Vote” rally at La Fachada Plaza Mex­ico in Lyn­wood. Then, she headed to Leimert Park Vil­lage Plaza for another rally, fol­lowed by an event at Long Beach Com­mu­nity Col­lege. The for­mer sec­re­tary of state will then head to the Greek The­atre for a con­cert later in the evening.

The con­cert will fea­ture singers Christina Aguil­era, John Leg­end and Ste­vie Wonder.

Clin­ton has reached the num­ber of del­e­gates and superdel­e­gates needed to win the Demo­c­ra­tic nom­i­na­tion, accord­ing to an Asso­ci­ated Press sur­vey of delegates.

I get my hair trimmed at a shop about two blocks from Leimert Park and was con­sid­er­ing going for a clean-​up cut today. Glad I found out about the Clin­ton event before­hand. Traf­fic makes me nuts — even when I’m not dri­ving. So do Leftists.

Oh, have I men­tioned that my hair is about an inch long? Not so baldilocks any­more. A lot grayer, though.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocks

Right, duty, whatever one wants to call it, I voted today in the California Primary Election. No Party Preference, crossover ballot—Republican. Who did I vote for? Ted Cruz. I figured that readers would want to know.

I first registered as a Republican immediately after the 2000 General Election in which I voted for a Republican picardelectionmemecandidate for president for the first time. This was after a decade-long exploration of the two major political parties and paying closer attention to current events than I had done before that period. Back then, I remained a registered as a Democrat on purpose until after I voted in order to send a tiny message to the party whose principles bore no resemblance to my own. Sixteen years later, the circumstances are similar: this was my first vote as an independent. We’ll see what happens next.


One of my real-life friends tells me that Hillary and Bill Clinton are in town, holding a rally a quick bus ride from my apartment, among other places in LA.

Hillary Clinton is holding multiple campaign events across Southern California on Monday, the eve of the California presidential primary.

Clinton attended a “Get out the Vote” rally at La Fachada Plaza Mexico in Lynwood. Then, she headed to Leimert Park Village Plaza for another rally, followed by an event at Long Beach Community College. The former secretary of state will then head to the Greek Theatre for a concert later in the evening.

The concert will feature singers Christina Aguilera, John Legend and Stevie Wonder.

Clinton has reached the number of delegates and superdelegates needed to win the Democratic nomination, according to an Associated Press survey of delegates.

I get my hair trimmed at a shop about two blocks from Leimert Park and was considering going for a clean-up cut today. Glad I found out about the Clinton event beforehand. Traffic makes me nuts—even when I’m not driving. So do Leftists.

Oh, have I mentioned that my hair is about an inch long? Not so baldilocks anymore. A lot grayer, though.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>baldilocks