Check this out. No beer sales today September 12th 2011 due to elections. Gotta love it.
I haven't been feeling too good about this election ... several reasons for that, one of them being that I've been so conflicted about what to vote. Basically I think all the political parties suck ass and I don't want to vote for any of them. But I have to vote. Also the campaign in general has been so crappy ... I haven't followed it, it's all just talk, and coming from the wrong people too. Argh. What to do?
Well, obviously, the thing to do is to read all the party programs and then decide based on that. I basically just need a party whose basic outlook I agree with and who are sensible on the majority of issues ... public transport, privatization, housing, the woodline, parks and green areas, integration, schools ... things like that ... plus there are a few specific issues that I feel strongly about that I need to know where 'my' party stands. Local issues here in Oslo. I am against the sculpture park at Ekeberg, I want the Munch museum to stay at Tøyen and I don't want the viking ships to be moved.
So, I ended up a first time voter for the Green Party. And even though I haven't been enthusiastic about this election at all, I feel pretty good about it now, I feel that I have contributed and helped make a difference, because the results are coming in and the Greens now look set to get a seat on the city council for the first time. Yay. :-)