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2012-10-16 05:43:10 PM

sarajlewis83: Gov. Scott has done everything he possibly can to curb voter turn-out here in FL in an effort to deliver the state to Romney. I hope so much to see the state go blue this election.


He successfully reduced the early voting days down to eight (27 OCT to 3 NOV) in most counties, with the hours being 7 AM to 7 PM. IIRC, his efforts to purge brown people from the voting rolls were unsuccessful, and the Tallahassee Republicans have little over a week to get their voter suppression bills passed.
 
2012-10-16 05:47:05 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: HOLD ON JUST A MINUTE NOW! How did the baby die?

Gay abortion, of course.


That sounds delicious. I'm switching my vote from Romney to Obama.
 
2012-10-16 05:47:30 PM

sabreWulf07: The elimination of early voting strongly favors Republicans. The more people they can prevent from voting the better chance of winning their candidates have. It really is that simple.


But a minute ago you said that having early voting makes it easier for Republicans. Which is it?
 
2012-10-16 05:51:14 PM

YouAreItNoTagBacks: It's sad that the Supreme Court upholding people's right to vote warrants a spiffy tag as opposed to an obvious tag.


It's also sad that it ends up being a victory for one party instead of a victory for all Americans.
 
2012-10-16 05:51:31 PM

SlothB77: Here's my advice and it isn't biased:


You're not even fooling yourself.
 
2012-10-16 05:51:38 PM
Just returned from voting. Straight Dem ticket (even the judges.)

The Reps. are so personally odious to me that I just couldn't wait.

Now I can spend my Election Day driving the carless to the polls, as always (and no, I never EVER ask them how they vote [although they have been known to volunteer that information].
 
2012-10-16 05:52:24 PM

cameroncrazy1984: sabreWulf07: The elimination of early voting strongly favors Republicans. The more people they can prevent from voting the better chance of winning their candidates have. It really is that simple.

But a minute ago you said that having early voting makes it easier for Republicans. Which is it?


It's both. In a very tight race, Republicans want early voting as it will enable their corrupt officials to alter the results and still appear within the margin of error. If the polling favors the D too heavily, then Republicans will want to squelch early voting to eliminate as many D voters as possible.

It's a simple, effective approach to election tampering and based on all the voter-suppression efforts we've seen from Republican governors in swing states they have decided on the latter tactic.
 
2012-10-16 05:53:23 PM

Satanic_Hamster:
They could catch Obama ****ing your mother on live television and he'd still be a better candidate that Romney.


This.
 
2012-10-16 05:53:55 PM

sabreWulf07: It's both. In a very tight race, Republicans want early voting as it will enable their corrupt officials to alter the results and still appear within the margin of error. If the polling favors the D too heavily, then Republicans will want to squelch early voting to eliminate as many D voters as possible.


The polling favored Obama in 2008. There was early voting in 2008. Why didn't the Republicans carry the state?
 
2012-10-16 05:55:14 PM
the sports ref made me think of:

key and peele football names
 
2012-10-16 05:55:45 PM
Didn't the Republicans want early voting, but just for military members and people living overseas? And then claim that giving everybody the right to have early voting was somehow discriminating against the military, something nobody has been able to explain to me yet.
 
2012-10-16 05:57:35 PM
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and...good news. good news. Thank you, Supremes, for doing the thing that should never have been asked of you to do in the first place:upholding basic voting rights in the U.S.
 
2012-10-16 05:58:14 PM

cameroncrazy1984: sabreWulf07: The elimination of early voting strongly favors Republicans. The more people they can prevent from voting the better chance of winning their candidates have. It really is that simple.

But a minute ago you said that having early voting makes it easier for Republicans. Which is it?


Wasn't my post, but

Because the only early voting allowed under the laws for 2012 was for military to participate in early voting. And that demographic typically favors Republicans.

I don't know where I'm going with this though.
 
2012-10-16 05:58:31 PM
The Republicans just figured out that they didn't have another election cycle before they started losing big. They thought they had more time. And maybe they did, but then they decided 2010 was a big sign that they were forgiven after the Dubya Administration and went apeshiat for their Rich masters. And now, less than a month before an election, they realize that they have made the biggest --and possibly the fatal-- mistake of their party's history by pissing off everybody but the dying bigots.

What does the Republican Party stand for? What does the party that sold their souls to religious freaks and other nutcases really stand for now? The answer is nothing. They have to censor their presidential candidates now, and can't even admit that the Democrats (starting with Clinton) have took their better ideas and changed them into the increasingly-growing Big Tent of the Democratic Party. And now, on the ropes, the Republican Party's last resort--a subservient corporate media--cannot even turn the tide or obscure the facts any longer.

What does the Republican Party stand for? Nothing but the hollow hot air that fills a sad convention balloon. And it's all their fault.
 
2012-10-16 05:58:38 PM

ongbok: Didn't the Republicans want early voting, but just for military members and people living overseas? And then claim that giving everybody the right to have early voting was somehow discriminating against the military, something nobody has been able to explain to me yet.


Yep.
 
2012-10-16 06:03:50 PM

Marcus Aurelius: SlothB77: Here's my advice and it isn't biased:

Don't vote until election day. Between now and then, more information may come out about one or both of the candidates that may influence your vote. Give the candidates up until election day to get that message out. Wait until after all the debates. Wait until all of the October surprises are revealed. Do your best efforts to wait to vote on election day. If you vote early and then something happens that causes you to want to change your vote, you won't be able to.

Ordinarily you would be correct, but in this race, Obama could be caught snorting coke off a dead baby and he'd STILL be a better candidate than Romney.


I think I just peed my panties...
 
2012-10-16 06:06:58 PM

SlothB77: Here's my advice and it isn't biased:

Don't vote until election day. Between now and then, more information may come out about one or both of the candidates that may influence your vote. Give the candidates up until election day to get that message out. Wait until after all the debates. Wait until all of the October surprises are revealed. Do your best efforts to wait to vote on election day. If you vote early and then something happens that causes you to want to change your vote, you won't be able to.


There is nothing - nothing - that would make me vote Romney/Ryan. I don't care what happens, I would never vote for those two people. I've seen enough.
 
2012-10-16 06:07:00 PM

The Great EZE: I also heard that male Ohioans have larger penises on average than the rest of America.


The female Ohioans have decent penises as well.
 
2012-10-16 06:09:57 PM
Who's going to shop Mittens into this?

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2012-10-16 06:11:11 PM

ongbok: Didn't the Republicans want early voting, but just for military members and people living overseas? And then claim that giving everybody the right to have early voting was somehow discriminating against the military, something nobody has been able to explain to me yet.


No, Republicans tried to claim that the Obama administration was blocking the ability of the Military to vote by filing an injunction against the new law implemented in Ohio. They ignored the fact that the Obama administration was looking to keep the law as it existed prior to 2012.
 
2012-10-16 06:11:39 PM
actually, Early Voting is and has been going on in Ohio already.

What the Ohio Sec. of State (R-douche) was trying to change was to cancel early voting on the Saturday,Sunday, Monday prior to the election for EVERYONE EXCEPT MILITARY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

To which the courts all the way up to SCOTUS so far have shiat all over that idea based on equal protection clauses, and SCOTUS apparently just made raised an eyebrow and punted that shiat away.
 
2012-10-16 06:13:15 PM
I'm getting a real kick out of this because in Georgia early voting started yesterday and large crowds already showed up. They gave us a nifty little button for voting early too.

Why is it honestly such an outrage that they open up voting early to prevent hell lines on election day? Also, Georgia is a very red state and everyone supports early voting, it was the republicans that put it in place.
 
2012-10-16 06:14:13 PM

cameroncrazy1984: sabreWulf07: It's both. In a very tight race, Republicans want early voting as it will enable their corrupt officials to alter the results and still appear within the margin of error. If the polling favors the D too heavily, then Republicans will want to squelch early voting to eliminate as many D voters as possible.

The polling favored Obama in 2008. There was early voting in 2008. Why didn't the Republicans carry the state?


You're asking me why a fraud scheme wasn't executed in a particular state in a particular election? Maybe you should tell me. Obama carried Ohio by well over 200,000 votes in 2008 -- perhaps it was just too much of an advantage to overcome via cheating?
 
2012-10-16 06:17:11 PM

mauricecano: I'm getting a real kick out of this because in Georgia early voting started yesterday and large crowds already showed up. They gave us a nifty little button for voting early too.

Why is it honestly such an outrage that they open up voting early to prevent hell lines on election day? Also, Georgia is a very red state and everyone supports early voting, it was the republicans that put it in place.


You answered your own question.
 
2012-10-16 06:27:50 PM

cameroncrazy1984: sabreWulf07: It's both. In a very tight race, Republicans want early voting as it will enable their corrupt officials to alter the results and still appear within the margin of error. If the polling favors the D too heavily, then Republicans will want to squelch early voting to eliminate as many D voters as possible.

The polling favored Obama in 2008. There was early voting in 2008. Why didn't the Republicans carry the state?


The anyone but a Republican mindset IE Bush backlash. Now the idiots have recovered their stupid and are trying
desperately to put the Bush team back in the white house. Unfortunately for us they have had 4 years to brainwash
the stupid people into voting for them despite the fact they have done nothing for the country in those 4 years.
 
2012-10-16 06:29:41 PM

5 star chef of tv dinners: Biness: I think I speak for ALL americans when i say that Ohio totally sucks dick and is the least qualified state to pick the president. Also, they didn't invent the airplane. the are not first in flight.

I speak for all Ohioans when I say screw you. We're going to pick your president and you're gonna enjoy it. Just lay back and think of America.


And while we're at it, Ohioans DID invent the airplane IN Ohio. They simply chose to test it in NC, and that's about the last time something worthwhile happened there.
 
2012-10-16 06:35:44 PM

ongbok: Didn't the Republicans want early voting, but just for military members and people living overseas? And then claim that giving everybody the right to have early voting was somehow discriminating against the military, something nobody has been able to explain to me yet.


I think I can explain that.

Most people who vote republican are terribly ignorant of most facts, preferring to believe whatever dribbles out of Rush or Beck, or that they see on a Crossroads ad. This claim was never meant to be a factual statement, but was designed specifically to fire up that ignorant base. It was pretty successful here, too, and served as an excellent way to identify stupid people.
 
2012-10-16 06:44:04 PM

Stratohead: actually, Early Voting is and has been going on in Ohio already.

What the Ohio Sec. of State (R-douche) was trying to change was to cancel early voting on the Saturday,Sunday, Monday prior to the election for EVERYONE EXCEPT MILITARY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

To which the courts all the way up to SCOTUS so far have shiat all over that idea based on equal protection clauses, and SCOTUS apparently just made raised an eyebrow and punted that shiat away.


Yea they were trying to block the early in-person voting. Absentee ballots were/are still available. Actually I heard they mailed absentee ballot applications to all registered voters this year.
 
2012-10-16 06:46:09 PM

jcooli09: 5 star chef of tv dinners: Biness: I think I speak for ALL americans when i say that Ohio totally sucks dick and is the least qualified state to pick the president. Also, they didn't invent the airplane. the are not first in flight.

I speak for all Ohioans when I say screw you. We're going to pick your president and you're gonna enjoy it. Just lay back and think of America.

And while we're at it, Ohioans DID invent the airplane IN Ohio. They simply chose to test it in NC, and that's about the last time something worthwhile happened there.


Well thats partially correct. But it was one Ohioan and one Hoosier born set of brothers.
 
2012-10-16 06:49:23 PM
They also ruled that write-in votes for "Mitt" will only count if the name is written in script, and the 'i' is dotted by a sousaphone player.

/not too obscure
 
2012-10-16 06:53:21 PM

mauricecano: Why is it honestly such an outrage that they open up voting early to prevent hell lines on election day? Also, Georgia is a very red state...


There's your answer, sugar.
 
2012-10-16 07:02:26 PM

SlothB77: Here's my advice and it isn't biased:

Don't vote until election day. Between now and then, more information may come out about one or both of the candidates that may influence your vote. Give the candidates up until election day to get that message out. Wait until after all the debates. Wait until all of the October surprises are revealed. Do your best efforts to wait to vote on election day. If you vote early and then something happens that causes you to want to change your vote, you won't be able to.


But what does your alt have to say about it?
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-16 07:11:23 PM

sarajlewis83: Gov. Scott has done everything he possibly can to curb voter turn-out here in FL in an effort to deliver the state to Romney. I hope so much to see the state go blue this election.


Between your state's huge old-fart teabagger population, and its huge slack-jawed inbred population, Florida's not turning blue for some time.
 
2012-10-16 07:13:34 PM

hiker9999: Between your state's huge old-fart teabagger population, and its huge slack-jawed inbred population, Florida's not turning blue for some time.


Except that Obama's been ahead there for weeks at a time during this campaign.
 
2012-10-16 07:16:46 PM

jcooli09: ongbok: Didn't the Republicans want early voting, but just for military members and people living overseas? And then claim that giving everybody the right to have early voting was somehow discriminating against the military, something nobody has been able to explain to me yet.

I think I can explain that.

Most people who vote republican are terribly ignorant of most facts, preferring to believe whatever dribbles out of Rush or Beck, or that they see on a Crossroads ad. This claim was never meant to be a factual statement, but was designed specifically to fire up that ignorant base. It was pretty successful here, too, and served as an excellent way to identify stupid people.


I remember asking people to explain it to me, and the only answer any of them could come up with was "because it is".
 
2012-10-16 07:21:06 PM
I'm working the polling place on election day, so I'll vote then. I've also taken the following day off because one way or another, I know I'll be too hungover to get any actual work done on Wednesday.
 
2012-10-16 07:52:40 PM

Pandora's Litterbox:
Now I can spend my Election Day driving the carless to the polls, as always (and no, I never EVER ask them how they vote [although they have been known to volunteer that information].


If Michigan had early voting, I'd do it, then do exactly what you're saying. There's a lot of people around here who could use a ride to the poll.

/in other words, Good on You :)
 
2012-10-16 08:02:48 PM
I really really liked this headline. Great job subby
 
2012-10-16 08:23:38 PM

croesius:
But what does your alt have to say about it?
[imageshack.us image 800x183]


It's cute how you color him in. I just ignore him.

/it's two clicks, people.
//do it.
 
2012-10-17 12:46:21 AM

Nadie_AZ: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a last-gasp appeal by Ohio Republicans and approved early voting for Ohio residents on the weekend before Election Day.

How sad. The GOP should run on their ideas and values and let the voters decide.

Early voting is awesome. I just mailed my ballot in.


Y yo también.
 
2012-10-17 12:48:09 AM

SlothB77: Here's my advice and it isn't biased:

Don't vote until election day. Between now and then, more information may come out about one or both of the candidates that may influence your vote. Give the candidates up until election day to get that message out. Wait until after all the debates. Wait until all of the October surprises are revealed. Do your best efforts to wait to vote on election day. If you vote early and then something happens that causes you to want to change your vote, you won't be able to.


You sound slothy.
 
2012-10-17 01:00:29 AM

Biness: I think I speak for ALL americans when i say that Ohio totally sucks dick and is the least qualified state to pick the president. Also, they didn't invent the airplane. the are not first in flight.


STFU. Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio. Interstate 75 just south of Interstate 70. You don't get more Ohio than that. All NC contributed was the wind by the beach. And God supplied the wind and the beach, not North Carolinians. Sorry to break the bad news to you.

/ex-Michigander sticking up for the Ohio.
 
2012-10-17 01:59:25 AM
Can we stop calling it early voting and just consider voting to stretch out for a longer while?
Might mitigate some people not voting because they "wanted to wait until the actual election day" and skipped it because of whatever.

/seriously, who thinks it's still a great idea to pack a bunch of people into school gyms or churches on one single day of the year?
 
2012-10-17 07:39:02 AM
Early voting in Murfreesboro, Tennessee starts in less than two hours. I'll be there.

Obama could come to my house, kick me hard in the sack, and then steal all my beer from the fridge while i roll on the carpet in anguish, and i still wouldn't want to change my vote to Romney.
 
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