I was reminded over at this blog's formerly bigger and formerly bigger sister station that time was people live blogged elections. Frikkin' Twitter and Facebook took that ball away and ran away home. As Jordan barely squeezed in yesterday "...difficult to provide universally applicable guidance in 66 letters..." So, today really is the day to take back the medium and live blog who is going to win and also what's in the glass and why. Think of Ron and his Yuletide Drinkalongathons. I suppose some are not as tickled by elections as me. And some, oddly and sadly, are anti-American - even surprisingly so as one can find out on any given day in a Canadian pub. Me, the immigrants' kid with scattered cousins worldwide? We are in so many places, married into so many communities that it's hard to pick and choose. So I'll be up late tonight even if the west coast is a lock for the people in blue.
I am also particularly interested in the odd intersection between booze and voting. Consider this in the elections law of Ontario:
The poll shall not be held in a premises licensed under the Liquor Licence Act or in a place of public entertainment, except as authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer.
What the heck is a place of public entertainment that is not licensed? I thought that there were other laws prohibiting the opening of bars or liquor stores while polls were open, too, but just not laying my hands on the right provision right now. Need to do a little more digging because if you really want to know how far the law can go to restrict access, look to election day.
What else? Just don't play certain drinking games as the results are coming in. Just sayin'. Don't drink every time they say "close" or "Ohio", OK? More later. The coffee is just settling in.