Saturday, May 27, 2006


My friend Kirk is hosting a free two-day music festival called Kirkstock in Centre Hall this Friday/Saturday June 2nd/3rd. The preliminary band list is as follows:
8:00pm - Projekt Dipak
9:45pm - Northern Shoveler
11:30pm - The Man

1:00pm - A Brown Leaf
2:15pm - Filthy Gringo
3:30pm - Charles Ramsey

4:45pm - Darren Deicide
6:00pm - Brownbird Rudy Relic
7:15pm - The Wilcox Hotel
9:00pm - Slacks
10:45pm - Alien Red
Kirk put me in charge of food, so I intend to make 30 pounds of sausage. If feasible, we'll try to provide a vegetarian alternative. Because Kirkstock is a free event, we will sell T-shirts and my 30 pounds of sausage (while they last) to recoup some of the costs from hosting a free show--there are many. There is parking nearby and all are welcome to bring tents for the night. If you intend to stick around for a while, you will definitely need to bring food and drink. Kirkstock is BYOB and please respect the carry in, carry out policy. Visit for more info.

Also, if your band wants to play at Kirkstock, I can put you in touch with Kirk.

Voting Machines in Centre County

Centre County is trying to decide which type of voting machines to purchase: the black-box electronic machines or paper ballot optical scanners. Tough call eh? I know that the ATM voting machines are really shiny, but silly conservative Shlomo prefers an actual record of his vote. After all,
Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything--Anonymous
In any event, Invisible Ballots: A Temptation for Electronic Vote Fraud is playing this Thursday (June 1st) in State College. The tagline reads:
Governments are installing computerized voting systems with no paper record to verify accuracy. Elections will be controlled by companies that do not allow voters to inspect their software. If vote counting becomes privatized, there may be no way to get it back. Hightech vote fraud is already a reality. If you value your vote, you must get this information to your friends -- and fast!
I have not seen the film myself and cannot speak to its accuracy, but if you are concerned about this issue, check it out.
State College Municipal Building
243 S. Allen St, State College
Thursday, June 1st @ 7:30 PM

A New Direction

Sorry for dropping off the face of the Earth this past week. Not posting at regular pace is a blogger's Cardinal sin, and to my readership, I sincerely apologize. Ever since the primary election, I've been struggling with what to write. The Cajun Jew was not formed as a blog for Chuck Pennacchio, although I did become passionate about his campaign shortly after creating this blog.

There are many causes to fight and banners to waive. For dear Shlomo, Bob Casey's bid to unseat Rick Santorum is not one of them. If Casey defeats Santorum in November, I will smile; however, I no longer have any passion or real interest in this Senate race. While I begrudgingly suggest that you vote for Bob Casey, I cannot bring myself to campaign actively for him.

That being said, The Cajun Jew will continue and thrive. This blog's charter remains open and it, as always, will offer a truly unique perspective.