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(Some Guy)   Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard changed the poll sites, which isn't that funny until you consider the fact that his wife showed up at the wrong polling location   (indydemocrat.blogspot.com ) divider line
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2012-05-08 05:06:18 PM  
His wife never was good at locating the pole.

That's what the mistress is for.
 
2012-05-08 06:36:04 PM  
I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.
 
2012-05-08 06:37:38 PM  

Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.


To be fair, in many states the GOP is consistently attempting to eliminate the entire idea of early voting (because Democrats tend to vote in them in larger numbers than Republicans).
 
2012-05-08 06:46:27 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

To be fair, in many states the GOP is consistently attempting to eliminate the entire idea of early voting (because Democrats tend to vote in them in larger numbers than Republicans).


Yep. Rational forethought favors the Democrat, while inappropriate impulse favors the Republican, apparently.
 
2012-05-08 06:51:38 PM  

FormlessOne: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

To be fair, in many states the GOP is consistently attempting to eliminate the entire idea of early voting (because Democrats tend to vote in them in larger numbers than Republicans).

Yep. Rational forethought favors the Democrat, while inappropriate impulse favors the Republican, apparently.


Eh, not really. The GOP is attempting to eliminate same-day-voter-registration for the same reason.
 
2012-05-08 06:52:43 PM  

FormlessOne: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

To be fair, in many states the GOP is consistently attempting to eliminate the entire idea of early voting (because Democrats tend to vote in them in larger numbers than Republicans).

Yep. Rational forethought favors the Democrat, while inappropriate impulse favors the Republican, apparently.


Gaming the system favors the Democrat. Personal sacrifice favors the Republican.
 
2012-05-08 06:57:09 PM  

Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.


Here in Missouri, I think you need some sort of reason to vote early. Like being an election worker, or you're going to be out of the country that day, that sort of thing.
 
2012-05-08 06:59:40 PM  

Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.


We've gone to pure vote-by-mail here in my neck of the woods, and although I understand it provides all sorts of advantages, there's something I miss about taking my kid down to the polling place on election day and showing him representative government in action. As for my kid, he just misses the free cookies.
 
2012-05-08 07:04:08 PM  
What I want to know is: what the hell sort of municipality allows the mayor to change poll locations at whim?

/DRTFA
 
2012-05-08 07:09:18 PM  
She was probably looking for it China Town.
 
2012-05-08 07:10:22 PM  

BMulligan: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

We've gone to pure vote-by-mail here in my neck of the woods, and although I understand it provides all sorts of advantages, there's something I miss about taking my kid down to the polling place on election day and showing him representative government in action. As for my kid, he just misses the free cookies.


I love vote by mail. My kids see me filling out the ballot, ask a bunch of questions (like why we weren't voting for the nice man my wife works with in the community. Reason: We want to keep him as a city councilor, and not have him on the county commission. Plus, he's completely blown off many of his councilor duties as he campaigns, and campaigns dirty).
 
2012-05-08 07:16:40 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: FormlessOne: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

To be fair, in many states the GOP is consistently attempting to eliminate the entire idea of early voting (because Democrats tend to vote in them in larger numbers than Republicans).

Yep. Rational forethought favors the Democrat, while inappropriate impulse favors the Republican, apparently.

Gaming the system favors the Democrat. Personal sacrifice favors the Republican.


Hours availible to working people favors the Democrat, Hours availible only to retirees favors the Republican.
 
2012-05-08 07:18:54 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: FormlessOne: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

To be fair, in many states the GOP is consistently attempting to eliminate the entire idea of early voting (because Democrats tend to vote in them in larger numbers than Republicans).

Yep. Rational forethought favors the Democrat, while inappropriate impulse favors the Republican, apparently.

Gaming the system favors the Democrat. Personal sacrifice favors the Republican.


Exactly how is early voting or same day registration gaming the system? Early voting is in place for many reasons, such as enabling people to vote that will be out of the area on election day. This is especially valuable to people that travel for business, or soldiers who are scheduled to deploy. Same day registration is also in place for many reasons, such as for dealing with a mistake in which a registered voter's name isn't on the registry (fairly common error) it allows for poll workers and the voter to fix the error and vote. So again, how are things like early voting "gaming the system?"
 
2012-05-08 07:21:26 PM  

meat0918: BMulligan: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

We've gone to pure vote-by-mail here in my neck of the woods, and although I understand it provides all sorts of advantages, there's something I miss about taking my kid down to the polling place on election day and showing him representative government in action. As for my kid, he just misses the free cookies.

I love vote by mail. My kids see me filling out the ballot, ask a bunch of questions (like why we weren't voting for the nice man my wife works with in the community. Reason: We want to keep him as a city councilor, and not have him on the county commission. Plus, he's completely blown off many of his councilor duties as he campaigns, and campaigns dirty).


I know. It's a personal thing - it comes from my fond memories of accompanying my mother to the polling place on election day and fiddling with the fake voting machine they had there for kids. I just remember thinking that this voting thing must be pretty important - they set aside a day and a place for it, and everyone in the neighborhood seemed to participate.

By the way - do your kids still get free cookies when you fill in your ballot? Because that's really the non-negotiable point for my kid.
 
2012-05-08 07:24:12 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: What I want to know is: what the hell sort of municipality allows the mayor to change poll locations at whim?

/DRTFA


Mayors have almost unlimited powers including: directly managing taxes, spending, construction, zoning, building world landmarks, summoning various disasters, and more!

/999
 
2012-05-08 07:30:18 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: AverageAmericanGuy: FormlessOne: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

To be fair, in many states the GOP is consistently attempting to eliminate the entire idea of early voting (because Democrats tend to vote in them in larger numbers than Republicans).

Yep. Rational forethought favors the Democrat, while inappropriate impulse favors the Republican, apparently.

Gaming the system favors the Democrat. Personal sacrifice favors the Republican.

Exactly how is early voting or same day registration gaming the system? Early voting is in place for many reasons, such as enabling people to vote that will be out of the area on election day. This is especially valuable to people that travel for business, or soldiers who are scheduled to deploy. Same day registration is also in place for many reasons, such as for dealing with a mistake in which a registered voter's name isn't on the registry (fairly common error) it allows for poll workers and the voter to fix the error and vote. So again, how are things like early voting "gaming the system?"


Because blah people might use these things.
 
2012-05-08 07:32:35 PM  

BMulligan: meat0918: BMulligan: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

We've gone to pure vote-by-mail here in my neck of the woods, and although I understand it provides all sorts of advantages, there's something I miss about taking my kid down to the polling place on election day and showing him representative government in action. As for my kid, he just misses the free cookies.

I love vote by mail. My kids see me filling out the ballot, ask a bunch of questions (like why we weren't voting for the nice man my wife works with in the community. Reason: We want to keep him as a city councilor, and not have him on the county commission. Plus, he's completely blown off many of his councilor duties as he campaigns, and campaigns dirty).

I know. It's a personal thing - it comes from my fond memories of accompanying my mother to the polling place on election day and fiddling with the fake voting machine they had there for kids. I just remember thinking that this voting thing must be pretty important - they set aside a day and a place for it, and everyone in the neighborhood seemed to participate.

By the way - do your kids still get free cookies when you fill in your ballot? Because that's really the non-negotiable point for my kid.


I had made some strawberry breakfast bars earlier in the week, and they had those. Does that count?

//Really good too, a shortbread crust (you have to bake it a little by itself), a layer of strawberry jam, then streusel on top, and bake till done.
 
2012-05-08 07:37:07 PM  

meat0918: I had made some strawberry breakfast bars earlier in the week, and they had those. Does that count?


I don't know. Submit a sample for analysis and I'll get back to you. A dozen or so ought to suffice - and please remember to submit them with a pot of nice, dark roast coffee.
 
2012-05-08 07:38:22 PM  
I just had this vision of Indianapolis being a grubby walled city-state once the Tea Party brings us back to the Dark Ages.
 
2012-05-08 07:51:56 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: AverageAmericanGuy: FormlessOne: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

To be fair, in many states the GOP is consistently attempting to eliminate the entire idea of early voting (because Democrats tend to vote in them in larger numbers than Republicans).

Yep. Rational forethought favors the Democrat, while inappropriate impulse favors the Republican, apparently.

Gaming the system favors the Democrat. Personal sacrifice favors the Republican.

Exactly how is early voting or same day registration gaming the system? Early voting is in place for many reasons, such as enabling people to vote that will be out of the area on election day. This is especially valuable to people that travel for business, or soldiers who are scheduled to deploy. Same day registration is also in place for many reasons, such as for dealing with a mistake in which a registered voter's name isn't on the registry (fairly common error) it allows for poll workers and the voter to fix the error and vote. So again, how are things like early voting "gaming the system?"


I also wonder how utilizing an early voting system to vote early is gaming anything.
 
2012-05-08 07:52:27 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: What I want to know is: what the hell sort of municipality allows the mayor to change poll locations at whim?


Indianapolis.
 
2012-05-08 08:44:50 PM  
(checks link) Say, she's kinda MILFy.
 
2012-05-08 08:49:49 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Dwight_Yeast: What I want to know is: what the hell sort of municipality allows the mayor to change poll locations at whim?

/DRTFA

Mayors have almost unlimited powers including: directly managing taxes, spending, construction, zoning, building world landmarks, summoning various disasters, and more!

/999


So governance in the Midwest is based on SimCity?
 
2012-05-08 08:58:32 PM  

qorkfiend: I also wonder how utilizing an early voting system to vote early is gaming anything.


Well, as you can see, the person who made the claim disappeared from the thread when challenged.
 
2012-05-08 10:26:31 PM  
Chick is smoking hot.
 
2012-05-08 11:13:59 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: FormlessOne: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cheesus: I don't think I've ever voted on Election Day. I can't understand why more people don't take advantage of early voting.

To be fair, in many states the GOP is consistently attempting to eliminate the entire idea of early voting (because Democrats tend to vote in them in larger numbers than Republicans).

Yep. Rational forethought favors the Democrat, while inappropriate impulse favors the Republican, apparently.

Eh, not really. The GOP is attempting to eliminate same-day-voter-registration for the same reason.


Are not the Republicans trying to eliminate all voting? I mean, like outright dictatorship, Nazi-style, their dream society?
 
2012-05-09 05:29:02 AM  
Wrong poling station?

That's what she said!

*rim-shot*
 
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