This week, “2006 Election Issue”: Bruce Brugmann has been moaning for years that those darned East Bay libertarians refuse to endorse candidates. We could do it the Bay Guardian‘s way, but our way’s better – giving the reader the facts and letting her/him think it out. Take this issue into the voting booth next Tuesday, or not. It’s up to you. A few notes from the Express‘ tip sheet: Alameda has a racist history, and it’s not exactly ancient. Prop 1A looks faulty, until you examine Prop 1B. Prop. 86 is a mixed blessing, but a blessing nonetheless. Prop 87 pisses off Big Oil. Mailers lie. Nobody remembers Jerry McNerney’s name, but he’s the only anti-Pombo we’ve got. Pat Kernighan invented the term “strange bedfellows.” Most people are pretty vague on ballot propositions. You can vote early at Alameda County’s mobile voter unit, but most people don’t want to get involved. Shout the battle cry of freedom!