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by Michael Crichton

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Monday, 4 November, 2002

Today is Mom and Dad's 48th wedding anniversary. Wow. I think they are on their way back from Aunt Muriel's house where they were for the weekend. I'm hoping that they'll go out for a romantic dinner tonight - we'll see.

Other than that, there's not much to report here. Back in the office today, cleaning up some things from last week. It's cold here - only in the mid-40s today.

The bright spot of this week will be tomorrow, when I can turn on the TV and NOT see political campaign ads. I am so sick of it. But I did have to chuckle about this:

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - New Mexico voters will decide on Tuesday whether they want "idiots" and "insane persons" to vote in their state.

Under the state's Constitution, drafted in 1912, "idiots" and "insane persons," as well as those "convicted of a felonious or infamous crime" are currently prohibited from voting.

Proposed Amendment 2 on the November 5 ballot would strike the terms "idiots" and "insane persons" from the Constitution. The measure will better reflect current understanding of mental health and remove archaic language, supporters said.

"The terms 'idiots' and 'insane persons' may not have been considered offensive in 1912, but today they are an embarrassment," the group said in a guide to voters.

"I'm for liberalizing all voting laws. Voting should be open and easy for everyone," she said. "And God knows there are already a lot of idiots voting."

[And running for office.]

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Quote du jour:

"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election."
-- Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898) German statesman

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