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7058 clicks; posted to Politics » on 04 Nov 2012 at 8:03 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-04 02:21:54 AM
4 votes:
Anyone who doesn't vote should get the stupid flag. Well done subby

Considering you don't have to dodge bullets, or have your relatives threatened, or your life and/or limbs endangered to get to a polling station, I'd say you're lucky and should take advantage of your good fortune.

Democracy is not an easy road but it is much easier if everyone participates.
2012-11-04 08:49:02 AM
3 votes:

phenn: A woman came to the door the other night. Had to be 70 if she was a day. She asked me if I would like an Obama/Biden sign for my yard. Well, I thought she was awesome so I certainly wasn't going to be in any way rude or dismissive. She was out 'walking the walk'. I thanked her for calling on us and politely declined the yard sign, saying my husband and I intended to vote for Gary Johnson.

She said... "Who?"


Maybe Gary Johnson should have invested in some airtime instead of paying his advisors over a million dollars.
2012-11-04 10:42:09 AM
1 votes:
We Pennsylvanians have been trained from birth to stock up. At least now the rules have been relaxed and the beer distributors and some state stores are open Sundays.
2012-11-04 10:37:05 AM
1 votes:

phenn: He did. The point is that the news media has blocked him, Dr. Stein, Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson from any coverage whatsoever.

That's rather shiatty, don't you agree? I mean - even if you're already in the boot for Obama or Romney - wouldn't you kind of like to hear from the rest of the field?


Stewart Alexander is also running as well. But then again, third-party activism in the USA of late hasn't been about actually nominating and electing third-party candidates so much as about shifting the Overton window and raising awareness of single issues here and there.

Sorry, so long as we have a bicameral legislature with single-member districts by plurality voting, advocating and participating in anything but two-party rule is pissing up a rope and spoiling elections. If you want meaningful change, advocate for a Constitutional convention that rewrites our legislature to at least be proportionally-represented with a preferential voting method. As the saying goes in regards to fixing deficit/debt problems, any solution that does not change the formal structure of our legislature is not serious.
2012-11-04 10:18:20 AM
1 votes:
I've been temporarily living in the stupid state of KY for 6 years and this is certainly one of its dumber laws.

The worst is that I CAN'T BUY ALCOHOL WHERE I LIVE. HAVE TO DRIVE 13 DAMN MILES.

Idiots.
2012-11-04 10:04:16 AM
1 votes:

Needlessly Complicated: A lot of people are going to need a drink on election night, myself included. Uuuuuuugh


Master P, is that you?
2012-11-04 09:54:11 AM
1 votes:
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phenn: But, a whole lot of people care. People who care about this country, their families and their neighbors. We were listening and watching. You? Can't quite tell what you were paying attention to.


I was paying attention to the debates where Johnson and Paul were the only ones saying anything that made any sense. The debates where, of the people making sense, the only one anyone I talk to cared about was Paul.

I didn't say I think no one should care, I said that no one does care. For proof that no one does care, see Gary Johnson's vote totals next week. Mine might even be one of them.
2012-11-04 09:30:29 AM
1 votes:

thurstonxhowell: phenn: He did. The point is that the news media has blocked him, Dr. Stein, Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson from any coverage whatsoever.

That's rather shiatty, don't you agree? I mean - even if you're already in the boot for Obama or Romney - wouldn't you kind of like to hear from the rest of the field?

He was on TV plenty during the Republican primary. No one care then, either.


*You didn't care.

That's fine. You do you and I'll do me.

But, a whole lot of people care. People who care about this country, their families and their neighbors. We were listening and watching. You? Can't quite tell what you were paying attention to.

But again, you do you and I'll do me.
2012-11-04 09:25:31 AM
1 votes:
Eighty years after Prohibition's repeal, [KY and SC] are the only [states] holding on to bans on serving alcohol in restaurants and bars or selling it in liquor stores on Election Day...

My local liquor store (in Montana) has a sign on the door saying they'll be closed all day on election day due to state law. I'm not too familiar with state laws on the topic, but presumably they know their business. Not sure if that also applies to on-sale (bars, restaurants) as well.

So my inclination is to say it's not just SC and KY...
2012-11-04 08:58:36 AM
1 votes:

ktybear: Anyone who doesn't vote should get the stupid flag. Well done subby

Considering you don't have to dodge bullets, or have your relatives threatened, or your life and/or limbs endangered to get to a polling station, I'd say you're lucky and should take advantage of your good fortune.

Democracy is not an easy road but it is much easier if everyone participates.


I'm of two minds - yes, we need participation in the voting process, but if we're talking about very low-information voters, I don't know if we really want completely uninformed or misinformed people voting.

It's their right, yes, but voting while ignorant is a dangerous thing.
2012-11-04 08:56:06 AM
1 votes:

phenn: He did. The point is that the news media has blocked him, Dr. Stein, Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson from any coverage whatsoever.

That's rather shiatty, don't you agree? I mean - even if you're already in the boot for Obama or Romney - wouldn't you kind of like to hear from the rest of the field?


He was on TV plenty during the Republican primary. No one care then, either.
2012-11-04 08:51:25 AM
1 votes:

Halli: phenn: A woman came to the door the other night. Had to be 70 if she was a day. She asked me if I would like an Obama/Biden sign for my yard. Well, I thought she was awesome so I certainly wasn't going to be in any way rude or dismissive. She was out 'walking the walk'. I thanked her for calling on us and politely declined the yard sign, saying my husband and I intended to vote for Gary Johnson.

She said... "Who?"

Maybe Gary Johnson should have invested in some airtime instead of paying his advisors over a million dollars.


He did. The point is that the news media has blocked him, Dr. Stein, Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson from any coverage whatsoever.

That's rather shiatty, don't you agree? I mean - even if you're already in the boot for Obama or Romney - wouldn't you kind of like to hear from the rest of the field?
2012-11-04 08:34:06 AM
1 votes:

INeedAName: ktybear: Anyone who doesn't vote should get the stupid flag. Well done subby

Considering you don't have to dodge bullets, or have your relatives threatened, or your life and/or limbs endangered to get to a polling station, I'd say you're lucky and should take advantage of your good fortune.

Democracy is not an easy road but it is much easier if everyone intelligent people participates.

Sorry for the snark, but stupid people have been costing us peace and liberty for far too long.


Mmm... I don't know if that's entirely fair. Stupid people have the same rights as you. And, that's as it should be.

Unless you went out, canvassing, sign-waving, spreading information, etc., you almost can't blame other people for how they vote. Not really. They are relying on news media for their information and you and I both know that shiat is far, FAR from reality.

A woman came to the door the other night. Had to be 70 if she was a day. She asked me if I would like an Obama/Biden sign for my yard. Well, I thought she was awesome so I certainly wasn't going to be in any way rude or dismissive. She was out 'walking the walk'. I thanked her for calling on us and politely declined the yard sign, saying my husband and I intended to vote for Gary Johnson.

She said... "Who?"

So, that's kind of your problem. Nice lady. Awesome intentions. Just didn't have all of the information.

And, you can likely thank the likes of FOX News and CNN for the better part of that. But, I also blame myself if I didn't do enough to support good, conscientious candidates here and at the national level.
2012-11-04 08:06:56 AM
1 votes:

ktybear: Anyone who doesn't vote should get the stupid flag. Well done subby

Considering you don't have to dodge bullets, or have your relatives threatened, or your life and/or limbs endangered to get to a polling station, I'd say you're lucky and should take advantage of your good fortune.

Democracy is not an easy road but it is much easier if everyone participates.


That was actually rather poignant for fark.

You're right. We have no excuses. If you don't like the current fare at the national level, skip and at least do something for your own state/community.

Voted yesterday here in Clearwater and was quite astonished to see about 250 in line at 7.00 in the morning.

Hope springs eternal.

Good luck to all.
2012-11-04 01:39:02 AM
1 votes:
I was half expecting a story about a convicted felon. Not sure if disappointed or sleepy.
 
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