Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Timothy McCormick
76 followers -
A National Geographic photographer trapped in the body of a lawyer.
A National Geographic photographer trapped in the body of a lawyer.

76 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Timothy McCormick commented on a post on Blogger.
Can we please just get one basic thing straight here? Mandating open primaries would be unconstitutional. The political parties are private associations of voters. They are entitled by the First Amendment and the Supreme Court's ruling in NAACP v. Alabama in 1958 to freedom of association, including the freedom to allow only members of the organization to participate in their decision as to who to back for political office. If they CHOOSE to allow non-members to weigh in on their choice in order to improve their prospects of backing a winner, they are entitled to, but they cannot be forced to.

While we're at it can we also get straight that registering for any party, including the Green Party, is NOT even really becoming a "member" of that party. Did you join the party's Central Committee? No? You're not even really a member. Registering a party preference is nothing more than a request that you get that party's ballot in the next primary election, and thereby a tacit nod of support to that party. It is not actual membership.

So, sorry folks. Insisting on standing by your "independent" or "no party preference" status, instead of taking five minutes to register for the party who has a candidate you support on their primary ballot is pure chicken shit. If you can't even go on record on the voter rolls as wanting that party's ballot, and take 5 min. to change it if your preference changes, then you deserve not to vote in the primary.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Right here, right now, on 23d Ave. in the Sunset.
Animated Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Rounding the last mark of Race 7 and setting the "kite."  Rolex Big Boat Series, 2013.  (I'm the one standing at the mast trimming the sail).
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Rogues Gallery - The crew of JGPC, Berkeley Yacht Club TGIF Races 8/31/12
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
This one looks like the old Atari "Missile Command" game.  Total elapsed time: 307/1000 of a second.
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded