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"Ask Gryphon Anything (2018)"
 
   Do you still have the story fragments that you posted in the farewell to Gods Willing? If you do, could you link them up on the GW page?

I enjoyed them when you put them up, but the marriage proposal is more fun now, looked at through the lens of the "no, plus is positive, minus is negative - oh let me!" aspect of UF-Gryphon.

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  RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018) Gryphonadmin Jan-01-18 1
     RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018) Peter Eng Jan-01-18 2
  RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018) jonathanlennox Jun-13-18 3
     RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018) Gryphonadmin Jun-13-18 4
         RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018) Star Ranger4 Jun-14-18 5
     RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018) Gryphonadmin Oct-17-18 6
         RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018) Peter Eng Oct-17-18 7
             RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018) Gryphonadmin Oct-17-18 8

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Gryphonadmin
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1. "RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018)"
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   >Do you still have the story fragments that you posted in the farewell
>to Gods Willing?

I don't know offhand if I still have the source files anywhere, but I can move the old post they're in to the Misc board for you.

--G.
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Peter Eng
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2. "RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018)"
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   Thank you! That works just fine, and the proposal scene is as entertaining as I expected.

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3. "RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018)"
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   Now that Maine's had its first ranked-choice election, what do you think?


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Gryphonadmin
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4. "RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018)"
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   >Now that Maine's had its first ranked-choice election, what do you
>think?

It was a primary and I'm not a member of a party, so I don't, really.

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5. "RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018)"
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   >It was a primary and I'm not a member of a party, so I don't, really.
>
It may be sterotypical but my first reaction was "Nor do politicians!" (Think that is)


Of COURSE you wernt expecting it!
No One expects the FANNISH INQUISITION!
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Gryphonadmin
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6. "RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018)"
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>Now that Maine's had its first ranked-choice election, what do you
>think?

Revisiting this, because the actual election isn't for another couple of weeks, but since the Republicans have not yet managed to gut absentee voting in Maine, I've already done my bit this year.

Obviously there are no results yet, but I noticed one thing on the ballot that relates to the question, and it is so typical of 21st-century American politics, and of the particular way it goes in Maine, that I can't help but shake my head and wonder why anyone ever expected it to come out differently.

You may be aware that the referendum that put ranked choice voting in place in Maine was a response to the fact that, thanks to an independent candidate—the same one!—splitting the Not Fuckstick vote both times (and refusing to bow out of the race when it became obvious that that was exactly what he was going to do, both times), Paul "The Other Chris Christie" LePage was elected governor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 with vote percentages far short of a majority.

Well, the purpose of the thing was not lost on Governor Cobblepot and his merry band, and they've done everything they could to keep it from being implemented ever since the referendum passed. Penguin's AG declared the day after the result was in that ranked choice voting was unconstitutional and—amazingly, with a straight face—Contrary to Democratic Principles. Much wrangling and machination followed.

The result:

This year's ballot featured ranked choice voting only for federal elections.

Penguin wins again!

On this year's gubernatorial ballot, there are not one but two independent or third-party candidates splitting the Not Fuckstick's Chosen Successor vote. (And yes, I'm reasonably sure they will be doing that and not the alternative, because one of the parties in this state can organize worth a shit and the other one can't. Guess which one is which.)

So, uh, yeah! Remains to be seen whether RCV will help in the congressional races (I suspect it will, since, particularly in the case of the one for House District 2, they are pretty scattered), but for the purpose for which it was actually intended, it's been Worked Around and rendered irrelevant to the discussion. As, on some level, we all should have known all along it would be.

--G.
DISCLOSURE: I am hugely biased against Paul LePage, because he is a stupid-but-cunning, cruel, unprincipled man unfit to hold any sort of public office; because he knows that and routinely gloats about the fact that he holds quite a high public office anyway; and because one of his very first priorities upon taking the said office was to try to kill me. Your mileage may, of course, vary.
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7. "RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018)"
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   Are there any signs that ranked choice voting is on a schedule more concrete than Real Soon Now, or does it look like Gov. Cobblepot has managed to sideline it until such time as the voters pass a new referendum with the intent of telling the government to get moving?

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Gryphonadmin
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8. "RE: Ask Gryphon Anything (2018)"
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   >Are there any signs that ranked choice voting is on a schedule more
>concrete than Real Soon Now, or does it look like Gov. Cobblepot has
>managed to sideline it until such time as the voters pass a new
>referendum with the intent of telling the government to get moving?

At the moment, it seems not to be allowed in state elections, period. Based on what I've heard about the maneuverings against it, that may require a constitutional amendment to correct. Maine's constitution is, of course, far easier to amend than the federal one (at present it has 173 amendments, the most recent from just last year, to do with some boring thing about the amortization of the state retirement fund that I would have thought could be handled with normal legislation, but hey I'm not a lawyer), and it does not require the governor's input to do so, but it does have to go through the state legislature. Right now that's controlled by the same party that's benefitting from RCV's absence, so...

In an amusing bit of convolution, I believe it's possible to have a citizen's initiative (referendum) to require the Legislature to adopt an amendment resolution (which then goes out for a second citizen vote at the next general election), but don't quote me.

--G.
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