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(CNN)   In a stunning display of the professionalism we've come to expect, Ohio election officials put off counting final 18,000 votes in race separated by 3,000 votes - - so they can watch football   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line 151
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2006-11-10 06:18:10 PM
They are not stupid. They know more people care about the football game than the races affected.
 
2006-11-10 06:39:27 PM
Not to worry, the new Ohio Secretary of State is a democrat. This won't happen again. ;)
 
2006-11-10 06:51:34 PM
...and yet there's still no [OHIO] FARK tag.
 
2006-11-10 06:59:26 PM
You mean they are going to wait till MONDAY instead of SATURDAY? THE HORROR!!!!
 
2006-11-10 07:12:39 PM
How long will the [STUPID] streak last?
 
2006-11-10 07:12:40 PM
I'd rather my election officials count the ballots without keeping one eye on the television.

The neo-con media is blowing this out of proportion.

/wonder what the Freepers think of this
 
2006-11-10 07:13:24 PM
Well Blackwell's still in charge of vote counting at the moment, isn't he? This sort of thing is kinda par for the course for him.
 
2006-11-10 07:13:41 PM
usa! usa!

seriously, when is the Ohio tag introduced?
 
2006-11-10 07:14:49 PM
Professionalism is not being abandoned because they chose to finish it on Monday. If there wasn't a game Saturday, no one would even question it.
 
2006-11-10 07:15:05 PM
Are you kidding, how could you not stop?

O-H
 
2006-11-10 07:15:21 PM
Go Buckeyes!!!
 
2006-11-10 07:17:13 PM
We don't give a damn about the whole state of Michigan.

/everybody sing!
 
2006-11-10 07:17:49 PM
I-O!
 
2006-11-10 07:17:57 PM
She's got the beer and peannuts!!

i46.photobucket.com

/and yes she's legal
//believe me
//i go to an awesome school
 
2006-11-10 07:18:02 PM
IU is going to beat Michigan tomorrow anyways.
 
2006-11-10 07:18:43 PM
The Ohio State vs. U of M game is more important than life itself.

Now for a cheer they are here, triumphant!
Here they come with banners flying,
In stalwart step they're nighing,
With shouts of vict'ry crying,
We hurrah, hurrah, we greet you now,
Hail!

Far we their praises sing
For the glory and fame they've bro't us
Loud let the bells them ring
For here they come with banners flying
Far we their praises tell
For the glory and fame they've bro't us
Loud let the bells them ring
For here they come with banners flying
Here they come, Hurrah!

Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan
the leaders and best
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
the champions of the West!

We cheer them again
We cheer and cheer again
For Michigan, we cheer for Michigan
We cheer with might and main
We cheer, cheer, cheer
With might and main we cheer!

Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
the champions of the West!

Sing to the colors that float in the light;
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
Yellow the stars as they ride through the night
And reel in a rollicking crew;
Yellow the field where ripens the grain
And yellow the moon on the harvest wain;
-Hail!
Hail to the colors that float in the light
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!

Blue are the billows that bow to the sun
When yellow-robed morning is due.
Blue are the curtains that evening has spun
The slumbers of Phoebus to woo;
Blue are the blossoms to memory dear
And blue is the sapphire and gleams like a tear;
-Hail!
Hail to the ribbons that nature has spun;
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!

Here's to the college whose colors we wear,
Here's to the hearts that are true!
Here's to the maid of the golden hair,
And eyes that are brimming with blue!
Garlands of bluebells and maize intertwine,
And hearts that are true and voices combine;
-Hail!
Hail to the college whose colors we wear;
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
 
2006-11-10 07:19:03 PM
Don't they take office in January? Settle down.

Also, from TFA:

"Damschroder grudgingly concedes that football is a factor in the schedule decision, but he said worker fatigue is the bigger issue."

This notion that we have to count around the clock because we just must have instant results is silly.
 
2006-11-10 07:20:14 PM
I so hope OSU gets wtfpwnd by Michigan. It will make going in to work on Monday so very sweet seeing all the dejected Suckeye fans when Michigan gets the #1 spot. I'll just be sure to keep my car far far away from the OSU campus.
 
2006-11-10 07:20:22 PM
jghiloni

You mean they are going to wait till MONDAY instead of SATURDAY? THE HORROR!!!!

It means the ballots have an extra 48 hours to remain "untouched."
 
2006-11-10 07:22:10 PM
I wanna go back to Ohio State
To old Columbus town,
To the stadium to hear the band,
By far the finest in the land,
I wanna go back to Ohio State
To old Columbus town,
I wanna go back,
I gotta go back,
To Ohio
Ohio, Ohio
The hills send back the cry [O - H!]
We're here to do or die [I - O!]
Ohio, Ohio
We'll win the game or know the reason why!
And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of booze!
And we'll drink to old Ohio,
'Til we wobble in our shoes!
Ohio, Ohio
We'll win the game or know the reason why
 
2006-11-10 07:22:17 PM
GO BLUE!

www.nationalchamps.net
 
2006-11-10 07:23:36 PM
IkilledJudas

Way to jinx it?

/ What'd I do?
 
2006-11-10 07:24:14 PM
As someone who has worked elections and counted votes before, let me just say that it takes two people about 45 minutes to count 400 votes, including all the paperwork that goes with it. Extrapolate from those numbers, and it should take 30 people 3 hours to count 18 000 votes (math might be a little off, it's in that neighbourhood though). Not sure why they can't just do it before the football game.
 
2006-11-10 07:25:04 PM
Geez, everyone is so greedy with their bandwidth nowadays.

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2006-11-10 07:26:56 PM
Fark Ohio. we all know its all about the TEXAS.

i46.photobucket.com
 
2006-11-10 07:27:21 PM
C'mon, give em a break. It's Ohio! Besides football, what the fark else do they have?

/born and spent my first 22 years there
//got out as soon as they handed me my diploma
 
2006-11-10 07:27:51 PM
Nothing against people that like to watch football.

But anybody who would put football above something that actually matters is a loser.

It's no different than the staff deciding to put it off for a day to play video games.
 
2006-11-10 07:29:35 PM
Well, you gotta have your priorities, after all those votes wernt goin nowhere.
 
2006-11-10 07:35:33 PM
Am I high, or did the CNN tag take me to a SI.com site?
 
2006-11-10 07:35:56 PM
Oh my god, their employees want the weekend off? What the FARK are they thinking?! Don't they realize that lives hang in the balance, and if this is put off for 2 days the earth will literally explode?

MORANS!!11!!!1
 
2006-11-10 07:36:55 PM
Texas fight.
 
2006-11-10 07:37:50 PM
Dammit, these people work for us! We own them and they should be our motherfarking slaves. Football is for gay people anyway.
 
2006-11-10 07:38:22 PM
I'd rather they get the counts accurate. So they're putting it off a DAY. Big fat deal.

Oh, and the 18,000 is just the absentee ballots. there's also 30,000 provisional ballots to deal with.

Here's my thoughts on this: Ohio just started allowing "no excuses necessary" absentee balloting- meaning anyone who wants to can vote absentee. the person who trails by 3,600 votes is Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy. The most common reason for voting absentee this election is distrust of Diebold voting machines. The people who are most likely to distrust those machines are Democrats. MAYBE they think holding off will somehow prevent the very likely possibility that Kilroy will win (Ohio law requires that they wait for 11 days after the election to count provisional ballots, but the absentee ballots can be counted as they come in- they aren't doing so.)
 
2006-11-10 07:39:06 PM
Non-story. Underzealous staffers.
 
2006-11-10 07:41:06 PM
Workers have worked every weekend since August? Check.

Boss giving employees a well-needed weekend off? Check.

Work will still be accomplished within the allowed timeframe? Check.

I'm failing to see a problem here.
 
2006-11-10 07:41:15 PM
Hail to the fornicators!
Hail to the masturbators!
Hail, Hail to Meatchicken, the cesspool of the world!

Hail to the motherfarkers!
Hail to the big cocksuckers!
Hail, Hail to Meatchicken, the cesspool of the world!
 
2006-11-10 07:43:09 PM
Yeah, give the poor schleps a Saturday off to tailgate, boot-n-rally, pass out and then get up in time for the game. Binge drinking really is the best.

GO BUCKS!

(what's all this crap about Texas, didn't we embarrass them already?)
 
2006-11-10 07:43:39 PM
To be fair, it'll probably be a really good game.
 
2006-11-10 07:43:42 PM
Texas Fight Texas Fight,
I'm too drunk to recite this part of the song,
Give'em Hell Give'em Hell, Make 'em eat shiit!,
dunanana na na na na


There we go.
 
2006-11-10 07:47:33 PM
Salacious Salad:

Texas Fight Texas Fight,
I'm too drunk to recite this part of the song,
Give'em Hell Give'em Hell, Make 'em eat shiit!,
dunanana na na na na


I think those are the only lyrics I know too.
 
2006-11-10 07:48:37 PM
img300.imageshack.us
 
2006-11-10 07:50:16 PM
Fark Ohio. we all know its all about the TEXAS.

i46.photobucket.com

No doubt.. Texas chicks are teh hawtness, I'm soo glad I moved here, even if it IS El Pisshole..

/I got a bag full of nuts she can have
//Aww hell, the "Refs" can have some too
 
2006-11-10 07:52:52 PM
college football=cheer for a handful of borderline anti-social strangers as they tax your school's resources, reputation and safety just for some cheap publicity. The rest was created out of the sports marketing machine to make an industry out of it (anemic talking heads who seem to know everything about football on TV and radio but could not lift a chair without pulling a muscle). Why should anyone care about it if you're not a student or alumni? Big bucks for a few people and lots of jerseys being worn by dudes who might have sailed through a few junior college courses, but that's about it.
 
2006-11-10 07:52:55 PM
Tabatha Static: ...and yet there's still no [OHIO] FARK tag.

Possibly because most of 'em eventually move to img.fark.com.
 
2006-11-10 07:53:18 PM
www.bus.umich.edu

valuecarpetonline.com

And for the true U o M fans...

i14.ebayimg.com

/born and raised in the Ypsi/Ann Arbor corridor
 
2006-11-10 07:53:20 PM
Ooo...tight ends and wide receivers...

Pardon moi...must fap now...
 
2006-11-10 07:53:52 PM
It's only football.
 
2006-11-10 07:54:21 PM
Stop me if you've heard this one... ok ok, what's tall in the middle, and round on both ends?
 
2006-11-10 07:55:47 PM
Looks like Bo's playing a little pocket pool there. ^^
 
2006-11-10 07:57:58 PM
More pictures of hot college girls please.

Thank you/
 
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