In Other Election News ...
Nader still off Texas ballot, Pete Sessions' naked butt, sexing up GOTV, and more
We don't like U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions very much, either, but we really didn't need this mental picture: The Dallas Republican was, back in 1974, one of hundreds of Southwest Texas State students who staged a mass streak-in through the streets of San Marcos. Who cares? Well, Sessions' opponent, fellow U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, who blasted Sessions as a hypocrite for fussing loudly and proudly about Janet Jackson's right breast even though he'd "exposed himself to children and strangers." Mike Clark-Madison
Texas Impact and Campaigns for People have been holding a series of "See for Yourself" sessions at area wi-fi-enabled locations to "teach Texans how to scrutinize in minutes candidates' campaign contributions" basically a tour through the state of Texas' Web database of campaign contribution and expense reports. Upcoming events: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6pm at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar); Thursday, Oct. 21, 5:30pm at Mozart's Coffee Roasters (3825 Lake Austin Blvd.), and Saturday, Oct. 23, 9am, at the Downtown Farmers Market (Republic Square, Fourth and Guadalupe). For more info, call 472-3903 or 472-1007. Lee Nichols
The second annual Extravagasm Fantasy Ball will be held at the Parish (214-B E. Sixth) at 8pm on Saturday, Oct. 16. The event is described as "equal parts fetish and fantasy" offering "performances and alternative people-watching in a sex-positive, kink-friendly environment." Why is this on our election page? Because a portion of the proceeds will benefit VoterVirgin, an Austin-based project dedicated to enlisting and educating first-time participants in the electoral process (www.votervirgin.com). Tickets ($10 advance, $12 at the door) are available at all three Forbidden Fruit locations or at www.frontgatetickets.com. For more info, go to www.extravagasm.com or call 453-8090. L.N.
Latinos for America will conduct a half-day Get Out the Vote Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 16. Two identical sessions will be held 8:30am-noon and 1-4:30pm. Class size is limited to 30 in each session. Cost is $25 per person. To register, go to www.latinosforamerica.com. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org