Middlemarch Madness Voting, Round 2

It’s seven o’clock, which means it’s Middlemarch time! After the cut I have last night’s winners, and updated bracket AND the polls for the 7s v. 10s.  So don’t say I never gave you anything.  Last night’s battles were all super, super close with no more than 10 votes separating the individuals.   Curious? Click on!

After exchanging leads multiple times, these are your results from last night.

Junior SciFi/Fantasy/Dystopia division: Luna Lovegood defeats Ginny Weasley

Junior Fiction Division: Laura Ingalls defeats Leslie from Bridge to Terabithia

Adult SciFi/Fantasy/Dystopia division: Angua defeats Fran from The Stand

Adult Fiction Division: Francie Nolan barely defeats Nora from A Doll’s House.

http://persephonemagazine.com/images/Middlemarchmadnessbracket2.pdf

And for tonight’s poll:

I Hate Myself For Not Voting

Like Hattie, I also woke up this morning with a political hangover ““ but mine was a little different than hers.  I woke up feeling like I was bearing the weight of liberal apathy on my shoulders.  True Confession time: I didn’t vote yesterday.  I don’t really have an excuse other than simple disillusionment with the process.  Usually I vote absentee in my home state, but I never received an absentee ballot and I never bothered to follow up or register in my current state.  Both my home state and my current state reliably vote democrat and I just counted on everyone else to carry my vote, since it doesn’t feel like my vote counts. Read More I Hate Myself For Not Voting

Michael Moore on Voting in Spite of Disillusionment

I enjoy Michael Moore in the way I enjoy Bill Maher, with a big old grain of salt.  As a moderate liberal lady, I do agree with the letter he sent today encouraging even the most disillusioned Dems to get out and do something anyway.  The news has been rich with stories of Dems not caring or wanting to participate, especially liberal ladies like myself.   Let’s all – liberal, conservative or independent ladies – prove the media wrong by getting out there and making our voices heard and our votes count.  Moore’s letter after the cut. Read More Michael Moore on Voting in Spite of Disillusionment

2010 Midterms: What’s at Stake?

The 2010 midterm elections will decide who will fill all 435 seats on the House of Representatives and 37/100 seats on the Senate.  To gain control, Republicans need to gain 39 seats in the House and 10 seats on the Senate.  If, as predicted, the Republicans/Tea Partiers do gain control, current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will be replaced by Ohio Republican Rep. John Boehner.  Read More 2010 Midterms: What’s at Stake?

Bennet v. Buck (CO): The Economy is Not the Only Issue at Stake

According to Public Policy Polling (PPP), the latest poll in Colorado’s hotly contested Senate race shows Republican nominee Ken Buck leading Michael Bennet, the incumbent Democrat, by a mere one percentage point. With all my heart I wish I were a registered Coloradan voter and could cast my hat in the ring for Bennet. Read More Bennet v. Buck (CO): The Economy is Not the Only Issue at Stake