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 Post subject: Re: How Did You Vote?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 1:41 pm 
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Absentee ballot.  Don't even have to leave the house.  Now if I can only figure out how to do and get paid for work from home, I would never have to leave the house.<br><br>As far as who and what I picked, that is nobody's business but my own.

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 Post subject: Re: How Did You Vote?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:17 pm 
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I fucked up basically.  I recently moved from D.C. to Maryland and waited too long to get my driver's license to register in time for today's election.  I probably could have registered w/o the license, but I simply forgot.<br><br>I hang my head in shame.<br><br>This is the first state and/or federal election I have missed since turning 18.<br><br>Shit.<br><br>BF


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 Post subject: Re: How Did You Vote?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:20 pm 
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[quote author=Ronnys_Noomies link=board=general;num=1036538065;start=0#3 date=11/05/02 at 15:22:02]MTH - - how's the turnout in Atlanta? Here in Chicago, it's been cold and rainy all day, so turnout isn't great. Conventional wisdom here says that helps the Republican ticket, since most of them are incumbants in Illinois. In MN, Jesse V. may have thrown a wrench in the make-up of the Senate, by appointing an independent with Republican leanings to replace Wellstone. Should be interesting....[/quote]<br><br>A good friend of mine was the webmaster for Paul Wellstone.  By all accounts he was a straight-up guy, totally committed to public service.  It's a damn shame, whether one agrees with his politics or not.<br><br>BF


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 Post subject: Re: How Did You Vote?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 9:00 pm 
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Go Green.... Our last best hope.<br><br> ;D

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 Post subject: Re: How Did You Vote?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 9:04 pm 
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[quote author=Ronnys_Noomies link=board=general;num=1036538065;start=0#13 date=11/06/02 at 06:57:27]<br>Again, in the last U. S. presidential election, a vote for Green literally meant a vote for Bush, and it elected him by an incredibly thin margin. Let that sink in for a while. The times of voting idealistically are past.... the stakes are too high.<br>[/quote]<br><br>No.I did not vote for Bush...I'm not buying into that way of thinking. My vote was my way of saying, I want to move on. I want to go forward.<br><br>Seriously, please don't think for a second, that I didn't mull your point over and over.And that I haven't heard that point made over and over. <br>Indeed, It has sunk in nicely.<br><br>I do know whats at stake- So, why in the world should I have wanted Gore to win?<br><br>Anyway,I do not cast votes based souly on any party ideology- or so the better of the worst can win ...I do what I do only because I feel it's the right thing. For me and the rest of the one percent that is realistic.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br> <br><br>

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 Post subject: Re: How Did You Vote?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 9:11 pm 
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I agree with much of what has been said here, with something to add:<br><br>The third party candidates seem to invariably draw votes away from the Democratic Party's candidates, and in a close race, the Republican Candidate reaps the benefits. The exception to this was, of course, <br><br>[glow=green,2,300]Jesse Ventura[/glow] <br>...who as a politician is a great wrestler.<br><br>This election year, this very phenomenon will affect myself and my young family greatly. <br>The Republicans now OWN my state. <br>(I am not trying to blame all of this on lesser parties)<br><br>I am a former Republican now voting Democrat out of pure necessity, since becoming member of a labor union in Minnesota. <br><br>I am curious as to how profoundly this will impact this state. Time will tell.

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 Post subject: Re: How Did You Vote?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2002 2:59 am 
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''So, this is the way Bush want's it,<br>  Well, he gets it...<br>  Nah, i don't like it any more than you, men...''<br><br>I think George W. should send Osama and Saddam a ''Thank You Card''...<br><br>If it wasn't for their thread, George (or actually the Republicans) wouldn't have (had) the campaign he/they had, and probably woudn't have had such a major victory on the Democrats...

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 Post subject: Re: How Did You Vote?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2002 4:44 am 
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[quote author=MentalTossFlycoon link=board=general;num=1036538065;start=15#22 date=11/06/02 at 23:31:34]<br><br>Point taken. Gore likely would have gotten most of Nader's votes.<br><br>But consider this; Gore didn't win in his own fucking home state, where he'd been a Senator for umpteen-zillion years before becoming Vice President. He didn't win Arkansas either. <br><br>On top of that, he didn't allow Bill Clinton to campaign for him. He worked for the guy for eight years and wouldn't accept his endorsement. That's extremely disloyal. Noone wants a President who's a backstabber.<br><br>Perhaps Gore was the one who should have dropped out. I can't accept your contention that somehow it was Nader's fault that Gore didn't win. It's like giving Leland Stanford credit for building the Transcontinental Railroad because he drove the final spike....<br><br>(there's an arcane reference for ya. What am I; Dennis Miller?)[/quote]<br><br><br>Oh man, that was good.<br>I'll tell ya, when it comes to anything having to do with Clinton and Gore, the rules change. No logic can apply there. Look at Gore for Chrissakes... he is a Zappa fan according to his humble little ode on "Porn Wars"!<br>And if you were Gore, would you even WANT to be further associated with "Slick Willie and his Special Human Humidor"?<br>(personally, I thought the whole thing was hilarious)<br><br><br>About that Dennis Miller thing, boy you have got it DOWN, brutha! I could just hear that sneer:<br><br>I haven't heard a reference that obscure since Hayden Rourke chastised Larry Hagman in some odd, archaic Persian Dialect...<br><br>Image<br><br>Hey, what's with the Carvey there, cha-cha?

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