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STATUS: It’s 78 degrees here. Must leave right now so Chutney and I can enjoy it.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? THE FAIRY QUEEN by Clannad

Next Tuesday is election day! Just a reminder to get out there and vote. So many Americans don’t take the time, which drives me crazy. Yes, it’s an inalienable right but there are so many other places in the world where this is not true; we should never take it for granted.

But I have a hilarious story to relate. My husband and I always vote by mail-in ballot so we voted last week.

Little did we know what would be the last initiative on the ballot. I busted out laughing as I hadn’t heard a peep about this one. It was completely unexpected. How could the media not be discussing this?

The last initiative on the ballot was the Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission.

“Shall the voters for the City and County of Denver adopt an Initiated Ordinance to require the creation of an extraterrestrial affairs commission to help ensure the health, safety, and cultural awareness of Denver residents and visitors in relation to potential encounters or interactions with extraterrestrial intelligent beings or their vehicles, and fund such commission from grants, gifts, and donations?”


And if I hadn’t looked at the ballot and voted, I would never have had the pleasure of contemplating this last initiative…

Happy Friday Everyone!

29 Responses

  1. Elizabeth said:

    A couple of months ago, I struck up a conversation with a fellow astrophysics major who was convinced aliens had made contact, and we could expect a “big announcement” any day now. I nodded and said OK, and then I got a make-believe phone call from a nonexistent friend about a fake emergency and had to leave.

    But after seeing it on SO MANY BALLOTS this election year (there’s an initiative in Tennessee, too), I’m starting to wonder. And it freaks me out.

  2. Marie said:

    I also wish I knew which way you voted on that one! My vote (if I were lucky enough to have such an initiative to vote on) would’ve been “VERY YES”. 😉

  3. Gil said:

    Just so you know, the UN has also formed a committee to deal with any potential aliens we might meet. I heard it in passing on the news a week or two ago. Can’t remember what the official name of the committee or bureau is. Maybe Denver took a cue from the UN.

  4. Niki Turner said:

    Oh. My. Goodness. The Boulderites have invaded Denver. Moments like these almost make me glad I live on the Western Slope in redneck Republican central. : )

  5. Anita Saxena said:

    Apparently, Denver knows something we don’t. I thought the existence of extraterrestrials was still debatable, but if Denver wants to form a commission about it….creepy, space-agey music begins to play in my head.

  6. IanBontems said:

    Ha-ha! I would’ve voted yes.
    Those subscriptions to Fortean Times and weekly trips to the movies to see sci-fi films (research purposes) won’t pay for themselves.

    Now, how do you get onto one of those commissions?

  7. KO said:

    thanks for encouraging people to vote. it’s critical!!!

    Alien proposition is interesting! Makes me think of the movie District 9. Not my usual thing (a little gory) but amazing Apartheid analogies (it’s set in S. Africa).

  8. Anonymous said:

    “extraterrestrial affairs commission? …cultural awareness of Denver residents and visitors? … gifts?”

    This sounds like a vote to form a “Welcome Wagon” committee for ETs. Should we be making up gift baskets? What do you give an alien who has everything?

  9. Layla Fiske said:

    Here in California we thought legalizing Marijuana was forward thinking.

    But there’s nothing like being prepared. Yesterday’s sci-fi is today’s reality. hm?

  10. David said:

    It failed. By a wide margin.

    My vote helped kill it. I don’t want anyone investigating me and my fellow infiltra- Oops!