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2012-11-06 01:09:37 AM
14 votes:
This election, oddly enough, I'm breaking my own personal rules. I'm voting straight democrat without even knowing 2/3 of the candidates. The Republicans have gone off the deep end, and in 2008 and 2010 I abstained from voting in races I was unfamiliar with. Now, I've become just jaded enough to vote party line without a second thought. I really, truly, sincerely hope that I don't have to do that again in 2014 and 2016, and can instead vote for 3rd party candidates I like. It's just, after these past 4 years, I cannot in good conscience do anything to increase the chances of Republican victory, and that includes not voting for the Democrat. Again, given a few years time to cool their jets, I hope the Republicans come back to sanity and ignore or explicitly distance themselves from the crazier elements in their party, so that I won't have to make my vote an explicit attack upon them once again.
2012-11-06 07:12:49 AM
4 votes:
25 reasons from 25 people who are voting Obama:

1. "The Affordable Care Act is saving my daughter's life."
Stacey, Arizona

2. "Obama is for the vets. He helped us wind down in Iraq, he's improved mental health policy with VA benefits."
Joel, Minnesota

3. "Obama stuck his neck out for us, the auto industry. He wasn't going to let it just die, and I'm driving in this morning because of that, because of him."
Brian, Ohio

4. "Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive."
Joe Biden, Delaware

5. "Supreme Court Supreme Court Supreme Court."
Andrew, California

6. "Arithmetic."
Bill Clinton, New York

7. "He cares for the 100 percent."
Shana, Texas

8. "When Obama came into office, he successfully renewed our country's place in the community of nations, making cooperation in tackling the world's challenges possible."
Willis, North Carolina

9. "The actions he has taken with respect to protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid."
Colin Powell, Virginia

10. "I was really very grateful to him for standing up for those kids who are having a really rough time out there because of their orientation."
Jane Lynch, California

11. "For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together."
Bruce Springsteen, New Jersey

12. "He has a real plan for rescuing the economy that passes the 'math' test."
Teresa, Virginia

13. "Having someone in office who understands how powerful our voice can be is very important."
Jay Z, New York

14. "I am voting for Barack Obama and Joe Biden because I can trust them to care for the middle class and restore the American dream."
Steven, Florida

15. "The first measure he signed into law after becoming president was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- so a female high school counselor or physical education teacher can fight for equal pay for equal work."
Connie Britton, California

16. "I believe in the America he wants for my grandchildren."
Nancy, Michigan

17. "We need four more years of repair, of helping the middle class achieve a sustainable economy."
James Taylor, North Carolina

18. "I've watched him fight for our country, stand by the middle class, the working class, the military, the education of our children, universal health care, women, the environment, and matters of national and domestic security."
Susan, Virginia

19. "The gifted 12-year-old I taught, whose parents were deported and left her here with her grandmother, will be allowed to stay and finish her education. She's been in the U.S. since age one."
Jamie, North Carolina

20. "I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics."
Michael Bloomberg, New York

21. "I have four children who are under 26 and able to stay on my health care plan. That's been huge."
Amy, Pennsylvania

22. "He's fighting to defend and better Social Security and Medicare -- because millions of Latino seniors rely on them."
Cristina Saralegui, Florida

23. "Thanks to the President's efforts to keep student loan rates low, I can expect to save nearly $1000 as I work to repay my student loans. And I don't have too many of those, thanks to the Federal Pell Grant program."
Sam, Minnesota

24. "It's been wonderful to have President Obama as a champion for access to health care for all women in this country."
Cecile Richards, New York

25. "Re-electing Barack Obama would lead to a stronger economic recovery than would be the case were Mitt Romney to win on November 6th."
Jared Bernstein, Washington, D.C.
2012-11-06 07:11:03 AM
4 votes:
Wow, over 800 comments before the polls even open in most places on the east coast.

It has been my experience that many election predictions and projections disappear once they've been horribly disproven. So I took some time to screen-grab as many of the predictions I could find. I want to use this as a tool, as to which poll or aggregator to watch most closely next time.

But you may find it a little fun to remind your far-leaning friends who pointed to their favorite biased "news source" that they were led horribly wrong. Maybe it could shake them awake...or it will drive them to start to shout "election fixing!"

Whatever, I've loosely laid them out ranging from "Obama Landslide" to "Romney Landslide." Hope you find this cool and not annoying.



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Michael Barone, Washinton Examiner, Romney 315, Obama 223
2012-11-06 01:07:56 AM
4 votes:

Pincy: It's plain ridiculous that we continue to allow the weather to have an impact on elections. As Bathia Mapes can attest to, we here in Oregon know how to do elections. I only hope other states will come join us in the 21st century sooner than later.


Indeed. Voted two weeks ago in the great state of Oregon - no lines at the kitchen table.

Go big O! Four more years of a grownup at the helm.
2012-11-06 11:47:20 AM
3 votes:

Pangit: I predict that Obama is going to get out to an early lead.

But then the Republicans will get off work and it will be a close race.


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2012-11-06 10:26:38 AM
3 votes:

sprawl15: As much as people complain about how much money the Koch brothers are dumping into politics, the Koch brothers honestly earned every penny they have. George SOROS on the other hand only became rich by pillaging Nazi gold from our cold war allies. He was the one who led the fight to have us pay Germany after WWII instead of Germany paying the US. Despicable.


I know you're an idiot troll, but the Koch brothers inherited the company their father built - a father who was one of the founding members of the John Birch Society. And their father wasn't exactly poor to begin with either.

So stop talking out of your ass.
2012-11-06 07:25:20 AM
3 votes:
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Obama, Springsteen and Jay-Z. And thinking of Jay-Z he's a businessman worth near $500 million, or close to double what Romney is worth, so I'm thinking all those people who talk about what a successful businessman Romney is and how important that is would vote for Jay-Z in a heartbeat right? Right?
2012-11-06 02:39:50 AM
3 votes:

xelnia: Out of curiosity, what do people here think qualifies as a "landslide" victory? Double up on the opponents EV? 400+ in the EV? 500+? I'm going to say the minimum threshold is 358.


When my guy wins, it's a landslide, and he has earned himself a mandate to rule the country as he sees fit. If the other guy wins, he barely eked out a victory, and must constantly reach across the aisle in order to effectively rule over a divided nation.

Duh.
2012-11-06 02:33:22 AM
3 votes:
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
artandhistory.house.gov
for a few weeks and then the next campaign with begin
2012-11-06 02:09:50 AM
3 votes:
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2012-11-06 01:55:29 AM
3 votes:

Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: The world didn't deserve shiat. The President of the United States is not accountable to the world. Bush deserves all the criticism in the world for his imperial adventures; those criticisms, however, are of a nature that they squandered American blood and treasure--not that they offended some two-bit asshole in Caracas or Tehran.


American Exceptionalism is a myth that neocons propped up because they believe that societies need myths to act as glue for a nationalist identity. They are scared of losing power due to a lack of such an identity. Fine. But when they acted on that myth to the nth degree, things change. It's just a myth, but they acted like it was true and that threatens people around the world. I personally feel that this warrants an apology. Whether it's good politics or not is up to debate. But to me it's common sense that it warrants an apology. Certainly the opposite isn't true. Certainly we shouldn't be proud of what we did.
2012-11-06 01:47:23 AM
3 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: Here's why I'm only voting 3rd party for President and Congress. The American public is insane - they keep doing the same thing (voting for Democrats and Republicans) over and over again expecting different results.

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How about the peopel who vote third party every time, and EVERY TIME it just farks over the party that better represents their view (Nader fans costing Gore the election, Perot fans costing Bush Sr, etc.) but they keep expecting different results...
2012-11-06 01:38:33 AM
3 votes:
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If Romney loses, you guys know what to blame it on! That librul hurricane Sandy!
2012-11-06 01:37:20 AM
3 votes:
I was seriously toying with a vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson. But in the end, I went with our President. He's done a pretty damned good job considering the insanity his opposition has confronted his every move with.

Sad I couldn't vote against Darrell Issa, thought I was in his district but I guess I'm in 50. Whatever that means...
2012-11-06 01:30:57 AM
3 votes:
I know overall it hardly matters to my day-to-day life mostly (although I recently got fired by a staunch Republican for no real reason other than he just hated me) (and wow unemployment sure has changed under Gov. Rick Scott, now it's called "REemployment" and you have to fill out math and reading comprehension quizzes for some reason) but um,

never mind. Republicans are the devil. They are the worst part of America. They are a cancer. We can let those evil festering ignorant pusbags try to take over our decent world, or we can fight back. Republicans refuse to lend a hand to their countrymen in times of need.

They are no countrymen of mine. They need to be ostracized and shamed for their filthy morals and philosophies.
2012-11-06 01:20:56 AM
3 votes:
When you go to vote today please remember that the official Republican party platform is that abortion should be illegal with no exceptions, including rape and incest.

Women deserve the right to determine their health care choices. Republicans have adamantly stated they want to legislate that right away.
2012-11-06 01:19:31 AM
3 votes:
I am a foreigner, but I am fond of the US. Vote. It's important, even if you're the bluest person in the reddest state or vice-versa.
2012-11-06 01:11:27 AM
3 votes:
I'll be in line to vote at 6 am.
In Indiana so Obama vote won't count.
My vote against Dick(bag) Mourdock will though.

/you might not care
//but now you know
2012-11-06 01:02:51 AM
3 votes:
It's plain ridiculous that we continue to allow the weather to have an impact on elections. As Bathia Mapes can attest to, we here in Oregon know how to do elections. I only hope other states will come join us in the 21st century sooner than later.
2012-11-06 01:01:54 AM
3 votes:
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2012-11-06 12:31:03 PM
2 votes:
Just would like to share:

My Grandfather - 87 years old, Baptist, non-drinker. Hard worker. Voted for Reagan. Probably voted for Bush. Voting for OBAMA.

Why?

1) He knows Math. Romney's tax plan is bullshiat.
2) His wife was mentally ill most of her adult life. Do you think the GOP is going to do anything to help that?
3) Despite his faith (which he doesn't speak openly about much), he doesn't want the theofascists getting the helm. He quotes Barry Goldwater frequently.
4) He realizes that Bush was a mistake and that Romney is using most of the same advisers. WHY in the F*CK would you give the keys back to the drunk drivers?

Seriously, are you retarded? You are if you blame the President for the economy and give the keys back to the same assholes who made this mess. There is no metric, stat, or trend that can prove that Obama wrecked the economy or is keeping it from recovering. If you think you have one, put it in your mouth and choke on it, because it is a f*cking Fox News lie.

/rant off
2012-11-06 12:23:02 PM
2 votes:
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2012-11-06 10:45:10 AM
2 votes:

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Except that's not an AK-47 he's holding.

As to gun control, get back to me when it's not derptastic knee-jerk YES-NO pie fighting, and IS a discussion of realistic methods of getting reducing crime rates, dealing with mental illness, and realistically preventing criminals from getting guns while not hindering law-abiding citizens from exercising their rights.
2012-11-06 10:28:29 AM
2 votes:

Kit Fister: knbber2: I'm just wondering what the Fark Liberal to Conservative split is: 80/20? 70/30? Not trying to troll or anything, but it seems like there are many more liberals in most of these threads, that or they are just more vocal (NTTAWTT).

Anyone who is a conservative generally gets shouted down, berated, belittled, trashed, crucified, and run off.


Google has made the internet as a whole fairly liberal. Not that they set out to do that, but that's what happens when you can look up facts easily.
2012-11-06 10:05:30 AM
2 votes:
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2012-11-06 09:52:58 AM
2 votes:
I don't usually have time for Fark much anymore, but I'll be damned if I'm not around for election day. I want this to be an old school Fark thread. Politics! Jokes! Boobies! Post early, post often. A little voting day eye candy to get started:

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2012-11-06 09:27:24 AM
2 votes:
If you're still wavering:

This is election is about war. It isn't about the economy, vaginas, immigrants, murderers, bounty hunters or Methodists.

Obama came into office with two wars--three if you count the generic, unending war on terror. We are out of Iraq, we are pulling out of Afghanistan. And in that war on terror, Obama won a huge victory by killing Osama Bin Laden. Obama ended the 15 month combat tour, stopped repeated tours with little or no time off in between. He brought back Eric Shinseki, the Army Chief of Staff who told everyone we would need several hundred thousand troops to take and hold Iraq (the actual number was 1.5 million).

Romney has stated he will go to war with Iran. He will go to war with your loved ones, not his. Since Iran is 4 times larger than Iraq, he will have to initiate the draft. (If we put 1.5 million into Iraq, how many to do you think we'll need in Iran?) A draft will do terrible damage to our volunteer forces as it did in the Vietnam era. And much of the debt that the GOP is using as a campaign issue was generated in those three wars before Obama came into office.

So think about voting for Obama. We don't need another war that will make trillions for some while countless others pay a price you can't put on a balance sheet. 

/also, look at the economic numbers today compared to when Obama took office. We were losing 600,000 jobs a month before Obama came into office. Look at the Dow this year. If it's beans you want to count, then look at the numbers and consider rewarding Obama with your vote since he stopped a depression from happening.
2012-11-06 08:12:33 AM
2 votes:
In the +22 years I've been able to vote, I've never, not once, voted party line or been party affiliated. Never. Generally I do one of two things; Decide who I like least, then vote for the other person, or look at who controls the house / senate / presidency and vote toward making sure if a Dem is in the White House, Republicans run the house / senate, and vice versa.

I voted for Romney as governor of MA. Last presidential election, I voted for one of my co-workers as president because, frankly, while I didn't like Obama, I flat out loathe Sarah Palin.

This would have been the first time I voted straight up Democrat. The staggering levels of misinformation, this dogged determination to push the "OMFG Seekrit Muslim" bullshiat, the birther hogwash, the issue with Libya and calls for Obama to be impeached over something that has happened in NUMEROUS other administrations, the complaints saying "He's the worstest president EVAR" when clearly that's a title given to Harding (Google it if you don't know your history), and of course this unmitigated pile of hot manure saying the US was founded to be a Christian nation and effectively re-write history. All those issues drove my vote directly to Obama. Well, that and Romney changing his "opinions" more often than your average person changes socks.

I very, very nearly voted party line, but I just couldn't get myself to vote for Elizabeth Warren. I don't love Scott Brown, but he has shown an ability to put aside partisan bickering and reach across the aisle, which we NEED. Fact is, there is something about Warren I don't like. No no no, not that she's a she... I've voted for female candidates before and would do it again. No, there's just something about her I dislike too much.

IF the Tea Party hadn't gained so much power, IF the Republicans hadn't gone hell bent on altering the Constitution, which is farking fine, thankyouverymuch, we don't need another amendment. IF Republicans hadn't been so determined to piss on the Constitution (there's more than just a Second Amendment, chaps....), I could have leaned to the Right. But as it stands, each and every Republican candidate has said they want to edit the Constitution, each has had a religious agenda. Well, that is, aside from Romney who pretty much changed his mind every other day.
2012-11-06 07:45:19 AM
2 votes:

dr_blasto: keylock71: Just got back from the polls... About 30-40 people waiting in line for the doors to open at 7am.

Got in before the rush... Love it.

First time in my life I've voted a straight Democratic ticket. Obama, Warren, Kennedy, and a few down ballot local races.

The GOP doesn't deserve to be in charge of anything after the last four years. They've proven themselves unworthy of my vote at every level.

I'll take my chances with the Democrats, who aren't actively trying to put my family in a worse financial situation for their party's political gain and they aren't bending over backwards to defend the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the rest of us.

Call it "Class Warfare", call it what you want... I don't care. My vote today wasn't just a vote for the candidates, it was also my own little "fark You!" to the shameless plutocrats and regressive fundamentalists that comprise the GOP these days.

I'd call it voting for your best interests. Seems reasonable to me.


Oh, it's definitely reasonable to me... We're solidly lower middle class in this household. The GOP has basically called us leeches, victims, people unwilling to take care of themselves, etc. etc. for the last four or so years.

I'm self-employed, with two other part-time jobs, working 6-7 days a week to make sure the family is provided for and the bills are paid. I was also raised by a single parent, who also worked herself to death for me and my sister. The GOP shiats on people like me on a regular basis.

I'll proudly wear the label of "Socialist" or "Class Warrior" if it means I stand diametrically opposed to the GOP and its supporters.
2012-11-06 06:50:59 AM
2 votes:
I'm just about to leave my house to go vote with my sons. This will be their first election where they will be voting. My fellow political junkies here on Fark can understand how I've dreaming about this day for years now, where my kids can be part of the political process.
2012-11-06 06:47:47 AM
2 votes:
I am humbled and honored to be able to vote today and I want to thank all the people whose sacrifices made it possible. My thoughts are with those Americans voting from overseas and from shelters in NY.
2012-11-06 06:10:05 AM
2 votes:
Oh, FFS, it's 3 o'clock in the morning onna Wet Coast and we're already over 700 posts?

A'ight, fuggit, Let's do this thing.

blogs.telegraph.co.uk
Gonna be a long day for some folks.

GObama. Go Warren. Go Duckworth. Go Civil Rights. Go Reproductive rights. Go sane fiscal policies. Go Dems.

Drive the GOP before you, crush them utterly and let us hear the lamentations of their pundits.

/So let it be written, so let it be done.
2012-11-06 05:29:15 AM
2 votes:

All Latest: Bear151556: This is going to be a Loooong day!

It will be tomorrow before it's over.


Maybe 10 days more, if Ohio's retarded provisional ballots have anything to do with the outcome.
2012-11-06 04:10:16 AM
2 votes:
why do you people act like this worthless pieces of shiat actually care what you think? you root for them like they are your favorite baseball team. your favorite baseball team actually cares more about you than these 2 lonesome turds do.
2012-11-06 03:45:44 AM
2 votes:
Please don't fark this one up

-Rest of the world
2012-11-06 03:36:14 AM
2 votes:
Win or lose, holy shiat do I want to see Mitt Romney's concession speech.
2012-11-06 03:29:47 AM
2 votes:
Really...

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2012-11-06 03:24:39 AM
2 votes:
"One voice can change a room. If it can change a room, it can change a city. If can change a city, one voice, it can change a state. If it can change a state, it can the nation. And if you can change the nation, you can change the world."

-PRESIDENT Barack Hussein Obama, in his last campaign stop in Iowa today.
2012-11-06 02:38:32 AM
2 votes:
I had a FB "discussion" with someone this morning about how much of a twit Romney is and hopefully Obama wins because it would be better for America. I am not even American.

/please America don't vote for Romney and confirm to the rest of the world that you are less than intelligent.
2012-11-06 02:37:28 AM
2 votes:

Summoner101: xelnia: Out of curiosity, what do people here think qualifies as a "landslide" victory? Double up on the opponents EV? 400+ in the EV? 500+? I'm going to say the minimum threshold is 358.

I thought "landslide" generally meant a double digit lead in the popular vote.


I took my polls and I took them down
I climbed a podium and I turned around

And I saw my reflection in the Fox covered shills
'Till the landslide brought me down
2012-11-06 02:22:42 AM
2 votes:

fqhollis: bringOnTheDancingHorses


I hate it when people make horses perform like that... I grew up around horses and that shiat looks like abuse to me.
2012-11-06 02:06:50 AM
2 votes:

Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: The Middle of the George Washington Bridge: Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: The world didn't deserve shiat. The President of the United States is not accountable to the world. Bush deserves all the criticism in the world for his imperial adventures; those criticisms, however, are of a nature that they squandered American blood and treasure--not that they offended some two-bit asshole in Caracas or Tehran.

American Exceptionalism is a myth that neocons propped up because they believe that societies need myths to act as glue for a nationalist identity. They are scared of losing power due to a lack of such an identity. Fine. But when they acted on that myth to the nth degree, things change. It's just a myth, but they acted like it was true and that threatens people around the world. I personally feel that this warrants an apology. Whether it's good politics or not is up to debate. But to me it's common sense that it warrants an apology. Certainly the opposite isn't true. Certainly we shouldn't be proud of what we did.

No one is claiming American exceptionalism outside pandering politicians. These concerns are realpolitik; the failures of the Bush administration are real but they are not because we squandered the "good will" of Europe.


It's not a matter of "good will" it's just a matter of making a mess of things beyond out borders. I'm not talking diplomacy, I'm talking 1st grade morals. We have a phrase for it in English: "My bad!" or at least "I'm done pulling that shiat." I know, I know, I'd make a shiatty president. But to blame a guy for doing the right thing seems idiotic, even if it's naive.
2012-11-06 02:04:18 AM
2 votes:

Car_Ramrod: I voted on Friday, so I don't understand why we need to even have an election. I was surprised to encounter a 40 min wait in the north side of Chicago at 2 pm on a weekday, but I was happy to see so many people getting their voice heard, even if it's a foregone conclusion which way our state is gonna go.

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I faced a 90-minute wait in the South Suburbs on the second day of early voting. If turnout is as it should be then "oversampling" of Dems shouldn't even be a factor. When more people vote the Democrat will win--at least in this era.

Vote. Get your friends to vote. Get your friends friends to vote. Offer future rides to the airport if need be.
2012-11-06 02:02:02 AM
2 votes:
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2012-11-06 02:00:12 AM
2 votes:

CipollinaFan: Third party candidates never really have a chance to win an election but the votes that go to third party candidates are still votes that the major parties want. This means that the more votes that the major parties will try and adopt and adapt to the third party principles, based on the support that they get, so that they can get their vote in the next election. So if you vote for Gary Johnson he will not get elected into office but your vote will help move the Republican party towards a more libertarian platform. It will help eliminate social conservative policies while strengthening their attitude towards economic conservatism.


The problem with your logic is that there will always be more ill informed, moderate, undecideds than there are well informed, ideological third party voters. Logic dictates that the major parties will go after the group that is 1) larger, 2) easier to manipulate and 3) more likely to change their vote. So the major parties will always be better off ignoring third party voters in an efforts to take in more of the undecided middle.
2012-11-06 01:55:01 AM
2 votes:
Just one more day before half the alt population vanishes for another four years.
2012-11-06 01:53:45 AM
2 votes:

Cyberluddite: OK, I live in California, which Obama will win by a double-digit margin, so my vote is meaningless. I certainly wouldn't dream of voting for Mittens or any other right-wing farkstick, but I'm not wild about Obama--I voted for him in 2008 given the realities of that election, but I've been disappointed with the way he's given in and failed to fight back against the Repubs. I'll probably vote for him again--mainly because I want his margin of victory to be big enough to be deemed to be a solid rejection of Romney and the derp brigade, but I could be talked into voting for Gary Johnson or some other third party candidate. If anybody wants to try to talk me into it, give me a good reason why to vote for someone other than Obama (or Mittens, for whom there is zero cance I'd cast a vote), and I promise I'll open-mindedly read and consider your arguments before I vote in the morning. Go ahead, convince me.


Third party candidates never really have a chance to win an election but the votes that go to third party candidates are still votes that the major parties want. This means that the more votes that the major parties will try and adopt and adapt to the third party principles, based on the support that they get, so that they can get their vote in the next election. So if you vote for Gary Johnson he will not get elected into office but your vote will help move the Republican party towards a more libertarian platform. It will help eliminate social conservative policies while strengthening their attitude towards economic conservatism.
2012-11-06 01:53:36 AM
2 votes:

Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: The President of the United States is not accountable to the world.


If the US makes agreements with other countries, then yes, there is actual accountability somewhere in there.
2012-11-06 01:49:44 AM
2 votes:

SnakeLee: roncofooddehydrator: Here's why I'm only voting 3rd party for President and Congress. The American public is insane - they keep doing the same thing (voting for Democrats and Republicans) over and over again expecting different results.

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You're voting for which 3rd party? Obama is an objectively better idea than Johnson or Stein or any of them. None of the 3rd parties are remotely serious. It's just not a plausible idea right now


3rd partise are much smarter targeting local levels, then working their way up to state level, then perhaps presidential level. Otherwise they are juts a few cooks that run each year hoping to spoil teh election for the D or R.
2012-11-06 01:41:59 AM
2 votes:

stoli n coke: Obama needs to win the popular vote and win it handily to avoid the teaderpers crying "conspiracy."


THIS
2012-11-06 01:40:43 AM
2 votes:
Edward Bernays and Daniel Kahneman are two people whose body of work you should know about before voting tomorrow. They've proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that every human in America is completely incapable of making the perfectly rational informed decision at the heart of traditional economic theory. Free market fundamentalists simply can't account for this massive hole in their ideology. They've been proven wrong. If you're voting because you want the economy to grow, vote for someone who understands that traditional economics is a good theory/approximation but in no way absolute.

Beyond that:

Romney: Pro Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Romney: Pro expansion of military and military budget
Romney: Pro abstinence education
Romney: Pro Guantanamo Bay
Romney: Pro offshore drilling (Think BP Disaster)
Romney: Pro Unilateralism
Romney: Pro Torture
Romney: Pro American Exceptionalism
Romney: Anti Roe v. Wade,
Romney: Anti Same Sex Marriage
Romney: Anti Pot Legalization
Romney: Anti planned parenthood
Romney: Anti Stem Cell Research
Romney: "Corporations are people"
Romney: Would Repeal Obamacare
Romney: Would Pull PBS funding
Romney: Accused Obama of going on an "apology tour" with the premise that the world didn't actually deserve an apology for the behavior of the GWB administration.
Romney: With no exceptions believes in a theory of economy predicated on "perfect information" (See bernays)
Romney: Believes god lives near the planet Kolob
Romney: Does Not Believe in Climate Change
2012-11-06 01:40:27 AM
2 votes:

stoli n coke: Don't be foolish. Obama needs to win the popular vote and win it handily to avoid the teaderpers crying "conspiracy."


Wow - thats naive. 'teaderpers' will cry conspiracy no matter what happens.
2012-11-06 01:36:26 AM
2 votes:
Aside from Romney, the person I'm looking forward to seeing defeated is that loathsome, deadbeat piece of shiat Joe Walsh. How the fark does someone who's over $100,000 behind in child support let alone get elected to Congress? It'll be sweet to see Tammy Duckworth mop the floor with that piece of shiat.

Back in my own state, it would be soooo lovely to see Paul Ryan defeated twice: first by Joe Biden and second by Rob Zerban for his Congressional seat.
2012-11-06 01:33:20 AM
2 votes:

frtmn7: I am voting tomorrow and I hope Obama wins but I feel that my vote will actually mean a little bit more if I vote for Gary Johnson. I'll admit that I didn't know much about him until a few days ago, but everything that I have read about him I agree with. I live in Georgia so an Obama victory is about as likely as Christianity being outlawed in the state tomorrow.


I did the same thing. I live in MD so the state will end up going to Obama no matter what I do. Hopefully my third party vote will help sway the republican platform in the next few years. It would be nice to be able to vote for an economic conservative without having to sell my soul to the christian right and social conservative policies.
2012-11-06 01:33:11 AM
2 votes:
i262.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 01:31:39 AM
2 votes:
Help a farker out.
I've been arguing on a different medium (RL) about regulation and how it has divided the nation. I'm gonna dumb it way down for time's sake.

With regulation
1. Farmer A biatches about not enough water and all the bugs. Farmer A hates Farmers B & C and the town and "regulation".
2. Farmer B biatches about not enough water and all the bugs. Farmer B hates Farmer C and the town and "regulation".
3. Farmer C biatches about not enough water and all the bugs. Farmer C hates the town and "regulation.
4. The town spends a lot of money cleaning the water.

Without regulation.
1. Farmer A needs a whole bunch of clean well water and a whole bunch of pesticides to maximize his profits. Farmer hates regulation.
2. Farmer B downstream from A needs a whole bunch of clean well water and a whole bunch of pesticides to maximize his profits. Farmer hates regulation and Farmer A.
3. Farmer C downstream from B needs a whole bunch of clean well water and a whole bunch of pesticides to maximize his profits. Farmer hates regulation and Farmers A and B.
4. Town D dies. As do Farmers B and C. Farmer A wins.

But either way, the enemy is always "regulation". Weird how that works.
2012-11-06 01:31:24 AM
2 votes:
If, somehow, the Democrats beat the odds and take the House of Reps while also holding the Senate and the Oval Office, I will laugh and laugh and laugh.

Hell, Oval Office + Senate is enough for me to laugh, but I honestly don't think the Dems will capture the House of Reps in the next decade. I hope the voters surprise me in that regard.
2012-11-06 01:29:15 AM
2 votes:
From all of us in the Great White North to all of you Below the Belt-line: may you get the president you want, and may he be the one you voted for.
2012-11-06 01:26:07 AM
2 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-11-06 01:16:30 AM
2 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com
2012-11-06 01:15:29 AM
2 votes:
I just met a conservative today that called evolution "my opinion"...Vote these farkers out of office and let's make their 6000th year the last one they get a prevalent voice in our society.
2012-11-06 01:10:07 AM
2 votes:
I just want to say that the Obama supporters here have been delightful. I know the politics tab can look like an Obama-Biden campaign office at times, but I don't think the support ever got obnoxious. It was always thoughtful, fair, and hilarious. And it made for a nice respite from bumping heads with Conservatives out in the real world.

If things don't go our way, it's all good. Better to be right and alone than wrong and crowded. And I still wouldn't want to be associated with any other group of losers than you guys. I say that as a Cubs fan.
2012-11-06 01:09:24 AM
2 votes:
Woot! A green on a grade A thread! :D

Either way, here's a badge for everyone to celebrate. ;)

lh4.googleusercontent.com
2012-11-06 01:08:13 AM
2 votes:

xelnia: Voted on Saturday. Feel kind of lame for being excited to see how this turns out...


There is no shame in feeling excitement in having the opportunity to select our leaders when so many people in the world can not. No shame in feeling pride in Democracy.
2012-11-06 01:05:07 AM
2 votes:
Obama has sealed the coyote vote!

img.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 01:04:00 AM
2 votes:
i'm voting roosevelt. historically, that is a no lose situation
2012-11-06 12:14:51 AM
2 votes:
will this thread crash Fark. maybe we can make some predictions on if/when the server goes kablooey
2012-11-06 01:54:23 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

from new thread goodness

/pic pops
/pwnedaged
2012-11-06 12:36:26 PM
1 votes:
Oregon voters, check to see if your mail-in ballot was received: My Vote
You need to enter you name, date of birth, and zip code.

dl.dropbox.com
2012-11-06 12:35:10 PM
1 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net


These crack me up. It is PERFECTLY okay for Republican Presidential candidates to say Obama is trying to DESTROY America, but how DARE he use the word "revenge".

Right Wingers: The biggest pansies on the planet.
2012-11-06 12:31:15 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: I'm kind of on the side of people upset at a polling place with a huge mural of Obama on the wall. They should either cover it or change the polling place.


They have covered it up. Non-issue. Mural pre-dates election by quite a bit. It's just a school mural.
2012-11-06 12:29:41 PM
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: Already Disturbed: A Republican-leaning relative just called me saying she's not going to vote for herself, but for her grandchildren.

Why do you people give your relatives your phone number? Don't you realize nothing good can possibly come of that?


images.encyclopediadramatica.se
2012-11-06 12:25:50 PM
1 votes:

Already Disturbed: A Republican-leaning relative just called me saying she's not going to vote for herself, but for her grandchildren.


Why do you people give your relatives your phone number? Don't you realize nothing good can possibly come of that?
2012-11-06 12:19:41 PM
1 votes:
hateandanger.files.wordpress.com
2012-11-06 12:18:04 PM
1 votes:
A Republican-leaning relative just called me saying she's not going to vote for herself, but for her grandchildren. I said, yes, exactly. Long silence from her. I wonder if her internal struggle will be resolved before she actually enters the voting booth.
2012-11-06 12:16:53 PM
1 votes:
i935.photobucket.com
I for one do not welcome our new robot overlords.
2012-11-06 12:15:35 PM
1 votes:

Antimatter: cameroncrazy1984: The My Little Pony Killer: TheMysticS: Another libtard in. I got no problem with guns.

Count me in as yet another libtard with no problem with guns.

Thirded. I've got to get a new rifle before Dec 21, just in case of the zombie apocalypse.

A mosin-nagant would only run you about $120 with shipping. Strong round, dead simple to take apart and clean, includes bayonet and heavy enough to use as a club.

all around solid anti-zombie weapon.

//Also a pro-gun lib


Just to chime in, I'm pretty left but I own a lot of guns (including a semi auto version of the AK-47). I'm now looking into a silencer for my tactical .45

The Democrats are Not going to take your guns.
2012-11-06 12:15:30 PM
1 votes:

starsrift: On the pothead state amendments?

Here's the issue. I don't care if you're high or not, potheads. I hate having to walk through the reek of your stench as I walk, anywhere. If your drug didn't smell so bad, I wouldn't care. As far as I see it, marijuana consumption is a social issue, not criminal.


And, as we all know, something smelling bad is a great reason to throw people into jail. I eagerly await the ballot initiative to criminalize Axe body spray.
2012-11-06 12:12:14 PM
1 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: bulldg4life: And we have our first video of someone clicking on Obama and the vote being registered for Romney.

From Pennsylvania.

[global.fncstatic.com image 660x371]

Philly polling place. Looks legit to me........


It's in a school right? I think they could have covered it up, but it's a school mural. don't make it something its not.
2012-11-06 12:11:36 PM
1 votes:
i935.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 12:10:46 PM
1 votes:

Bf+: They went on to say that they're getting reports of long lines, and that's a good thing in a democracy.


LOL

To me long lines means there's not enough employees/infrastructure. Like when there's only one lane open at the grocery store.
2012-11-06 12:10:03 PM
1 votes:

Fubini: What time of day do balloting results start coming in? This is only my second election. The polls opened at 6:00AM my time, so do the official results not start coming in until the polling places are totally closed, or do they send updates throughout the day?


Polls generally close at 7:00 PM local time. States that straddle time zones do not start reporting their results until all polls in the state are closed. The first real vote tallies will start coming out around 7:30 PM EST.

Anything that you hear before 7:00 PM EST is a projection based on exit polling and may prove to be wrong once the votes are counted.
2012-11-06 12:08:07 PM
1 votes:

Will-Mun: I like what I see. I actually especially like their idea on making four years of college a free right. Seems like an interesting move in ensuring people have the education required for most jobs, and giving those seeking more than a four year degree a bit of a jump start.


Younger folks don't remember how inexpensive state colleges and universities used to be. Ronald Reagan was notorious in California for instituting tuition at state colleges and universities. When I graduated from high school (in 1976), community colleges in California did not charge tuition, full time tuition at state colleges was around $100/semester and state universities were $200/quarter for full time students.
2012-11-06 12:03:09 PM
1 votes:

unchellmatt: I very, very nearly voted party line, but I just couldn't get myself to vote for Elizabeth Warren. I don't love Scott Brown, but he has shown an ability to put aside partisan bickering and reach across the aisle, which we NEED. Fact is, there is something about Warren I don't like. No no no, not that she's a she... I've voted for female candidates before and would do it again. No, there's just something about her I dislike too much.


Just keep in mind that whatever it is you can't put your finger on helps Republicans get elected.

You really need to do some more research and decide. Personally, I don't see what she might do that would cause you not to vote for her if she were elected, yes even President in 2016.
2012-11-06 12:00:44 PM
1 votes:

Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: JohnnyC: Michelle Obama 2016...

Book it... done ;)

What's with this Democratic desire for heredity monarchy?


You're kidding, right?
2012-11-06 11:56:56 AM
1 votes:

jasimo: As an impartial 3rd party, I'd have to say that the bet is void if you knew that beforehand that the mods had started cutting threads off at 2000 or so comments.


Hey, read the thread before making bets.
2012-11-06 11:56:00 AM
1 votes:
Voted..lets get Obama back in office and save the country from a republitard derpfest of killing your rights.
2012-11-06 11:53:34 AM
1 votes:
I had sex in a voting booth today.

I wish there were someone else there with me.
2012-11-06 11:51:22 AM
1 votes:
Voted for Obama, straight ticket Democrat, Yes of Death with Dignity (MA), No on Pot Decriminalization (I'm ok in theory, but not in how the referendum is written).

Full disclosure, I voted for Romney back when he ran for Governor, and I honestly don't think he was bad at his job. Since that time, I've had the great displeasure to consult for private equity guys. And I can say this with sincere honesty. Every single one of them is an asshole.

Now, being an asshole in private equity is not really a bad thing. They reduce companies down to "value" and how can they extract that value in order to make money for their investors (OPM, by the way) and themselves. Sometimes they do that in a way that makes the company stronger. Sometimes, not. What they aren't interested in is what affect it will have on the real people that work for these companies. Real people are just numbers with a decimal point on a spreadsheet.

There is no possible way I could vote for a guy like that for President. I don't hate what Romney did to make his millions. There is a place in free enterprise for that. But reward him with the Presidency? fark no.

Sorry, but there is more to being President than the economy.
2012-11-06 11:51:20 AM
1 votes:

Cybernetic: FinFangFark: Howard Dean on MSNBC: "Voter intimidation in Pennsylvania is under way"

Yes it is:It is being reported that Democratic Party operatives are evicting court-appointed Republican poll watchers from polling places in Philadelphia. Specifically, this reportedly has happened in Ward 32, Div 13; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward 56, Div 1; Ward 56, Div 22; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 12, Div 17; Ward 39, Div 1; Ward 24, Div 9; Ward 18, Div 25; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward 29, Div 18; Ward 65, Div 19; Ward 20, Div 1; and Ward 6, Div 11. The idea is to kick out the Republicans, then stuff the box with ballots marked for Obama. This is how some of these precincts have achieved 99 to 100% turnout in past elections.

UPDATE: The New Black Panthers are out, too, "guarding" the same voting location where they were criminally prosecuted for voter intimidation in 2008.
Link


How can you steal something that you were going to win anyway?
2012-11-06 11:48:21 AM
1 votes:
This SW Virginia voter is off to vote for Obama/Biden. Peace out.
2012-11-06 11:45:33 AM
1 votes:
i47.tinypic.com

That felt so good after all the anticipation, it was almost like sex.
2012-11-06 11:34:32 AM
1 votes:

TheTrashcanMan: The Why Not Guy: Kit Fister: Anyone who is a conservative generally gets shouted down, berated, belittled, trashed, crucified, and run off.

If a Conservative were to ever come in and make a reasonable post instead of the usual random-ten-pounds-of-tony-krusher derp, they would be welcomed with open arms. Try it and see for yourself.

I am going to have to disagree with you. It doesn't matter how much sense a conservative makes on this thread. As soon as anyone on this thread sniffs out that he doesn't agree with majority on this forum he is instantly blasted. This is especially true if a poster mentions the likes of Ron Paul.


Yes, we get it. Others are allowed to disagree with you, so this place is a no-fair liberal circle jerk.

Seriously, if you don't like the direction open discussion takes, there are any number of echo chambers available to you where they ban anybody who has a different opinion. You're free to go to one of those instead.
2012-11-06 11:32:40 AM
1 votes:

vonschiller: All right, Farkers. I'm willing to at least try to watch Fox News tonight starting at 6pm. If I make it for any length of time, what do you want me to keep track of?


blood pressure and congnitive coherance?
2012-11-06 11:30:57 AM
1 votes:
Chrysler's CEO gave the entire company the day off to go vote. #Romfail
2012-11-06 11:29:08 AM
1 votes:
I hope everyone is running to their polling location!
2012-11-06 11:28:37 AM
1 votes:
www.joblo.com
2012-11-06 11:28:04 AM
1 votes:

usernameguy: Well, I just got back from voting.

Touch screen with no paper receipt.

So I just got back from "voting."


So I go to the grocery store, buy a candy bar. I do the auto check out with the touch screen. It gives me a receipt. I go to Home Depot, buy some air filters. I do the auto check out with the touch screen. It gives me a receipt. These transactions don't require a receipt. All the stores I go to use touch screen machines for the transaction. And yet you go to vote and for some reason it can't print out a receipt. That's ... that's stupid.
2012-11-06 11:22:42 AM
1 votes:
I just voted. Then I farted heartily.
2012-11-06 11:21:26 AM
1 votes:
If you think you posted a pic that you regret posting, just ask the moderators to remove the pic.

Of course, the moderators will print out a hardcopy and add it to their binders of lovely women who had their pic posted on the Intratubes.
2012-11-06 11:20:26 AM
1 votes:

Sasquatchuan: Weaver95: crazy stuff today. LOTS more volunteers than I ever expected. No sign of Romney people on the ground though. strange stuff.

Yesterday was the first day I saw a Romney guy handing out stickers outside my metro station in Northern Virginia. Obama people have been there fairly regularly for the past month.


I was heading to work a few days ago and passed a handful of Young Republicans doing the sign-waving thing at one of the corners here in Orlando.

I was curious, so I asked one of them what he liked most about the Romney/Ryan plan.

Deer-in-the-headlights-look.

"Well, I really liked the tax cut..."

"Oh yeah? How much of a cut was it? And who was getting it?"

"Uhhmmm."

"You should probably consider educating yourself on someone if you intend to stump for him."

And I rode off. Poor kid. I hated doing that to him, but sometimes you need a kick to the head to wake up.
2012-11-06 11:13:36 AM
1 votes:

skink: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 720x960]

My daughter voted early in her FIRST Presidential election. She caught a shuttle from the college to the polling place, waited two hours, and voted.

I am so proud that she took it seriously, and had a sense of duty and urgency about it.


Now you've done it...
2012-11-06 11:12:39 AM
1 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com

My daughter voted early in her FIRST Presidential election. She caught a shuttle from the college to the polling place, waited two hours, and voted.

I am so proud that she took it seriously, and had a sense of duty and urgency about it.
2012-11-06 11:09:49 AM
1 votes:

MrCheeks: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 850x637]

How legal is it to have a sign like this near the polling event? There were a bunch of them mixed in with all the other 'normal' campaign signs and it felt very odd to see them there.


I don't see the problem. The sign summarizes, quite succinctly in fact, all of the possible positive reasons to vote for Romney.
2012-11-06 11:06:22 AM
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: [www.nationalreview.com image 534x300]


down -4.1%. Isn't that like up 4.1%
2012-11-06 11:01:22 AM
1 votes:

MrCheeks: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 850x637]

How legal is it to have a sign like this near the polling event? There were a bunch of them mixed in with all the other 'normal' campaign signs and it felt very odd to see them there.


I don't think there's anything wrong with having that signage over any of the professionally printed signs.

I'm curious if there's a requirement allowing people to put up signage if you're running a polling place. I hate all those stupid signs just because they're annoying, and if someone put a sign on my property I'd rip it out. I often see signs in public places (parks and whatnot) and I want to rip those out too.
2012-11-06 10:58:07 AM
1 votes:
we had so many volunteers today at Obama HQ that we ran out of caller and walker packets. scrambling now to get more...WAY more interest than was expected, everyone here really wants to get Obama re-elected today.

@weaverxp for any shoutouts.

PA local farkers, i'm at 330 east louder street in carlisle. stop on by and BRING FOOD!
2012-11-06 10:49:42 AM
1 votes:

sprawl15: [i.imgur.com image 500x387]


Of course you're intelligent and educated enough to know that Romney signed a permanent ban on assault weapons when he was Governor.

On the other hand, Obama hasn't passed a single law limiting the sale of weapons.

A vote for Romney is a vote for gun control. But of course, you already knew that.
2012-11-06 10:40:14 AM
1 votes:
img1.etsystatic.com
2012-11-06 10:38:29 AM
1 votes:

Car_Ramrod: I don't think I could be more nervous about what's going to happen today. I'm spending all day glued to the internet and cable news because I hate myself. I'm just trying not to drink before noon.

[img801.imageshack.us image 498x425]


I have been paralyzed this entire week. My work queue has been getting pushed back later and later and later in the night.

Still watching polls. Zogby is ridiculous. Internet polling firms should be roundly shunned in 2016.
2012-11-06 10:37:28 AM
1 votes:

Kung_Fu_Hamster: Turns out, all they did was take my $10 and fark up my address, so now I can't vote this year. >:-(


Vote provisionally.
2012-11-06 10:35:42 AM
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Walt_Jizzney: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x634]

STAR TREK LINCOLN IS PROUD

So, in the 22nd century, does he hunt vampires or tribbles?


Vampiric tribbles. Duh.
2012-11-06 10:35:27 AM
1 votes:

hillbillypharmacist: [i291.photobucket.com image 390x433]


Why are the Right outraged about this when it's just a god damned piece of paper?
2012-11-06 10:35:14 AM
1 votes:
I don't think I could be more nervous about what's going to happen today. I'm spending all day glued to the internet and cable news because I hate myself. I'm just trying not to drink before noon.

img801.imageshack.us
2012-11-06 10:31:16 AM
1 votes:

Kit Fister: Anyone who is a conservative generally gets shouted down, berated, belittled, trashed, crucified, and run off.


Hey, life's hard when other people hold you to facts. That's why there's conservative-only sites that ban people who bring in factual arguments that go against the conservative narrative.
2012-11-06 10:31:13 AM
1 votes:

Kit Fister: And I dunno, because these threads are like a train wreck and I have nothing better to contribute, might as well poke a little fun on the way.


So you admit you're only here to stir things up then whine that nobody takes you seriously.
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 10:29:39 AM
1 votes:

sprawl15: bdub77: a father who was one of the founding members of the John Birch Society

You say that like starting new things and having new experiences is a bad thing.

Step out of your libbubble.


Defending the John Birch society? Is the freeper site down?
2012-11-06 10:28:00 AM
1 votes:

Kit Fister: Anyone who is a conservative generally gets shouted down, berated, belittled, trashed, crucified, and run off.


If a Conservative were to ever come in and make a reasonable post instead of the usual random-ten-pounds-of-tony-krusher derp, they would be welcomed with open arms. Try it and see for yourself.
2012-11-06 10:27:54 AM
1 votes:
Fark is like the rest of America: Complain about the system, then perpetuate it by voting for the shiniest of two turds.
2012-11-06 10:24:50 AM
1 votes:

Kit Fister: Frosty_Icehole: Fair enough. Personally I'd rather not vote with a giant rabble of bigots and racists, as demonstrated by commenters on way more sites than Fark, including a local news site which I visit for my daily dose of derp. Even a good deal of my coworkers, neighbors, and family have spouted the same rhetoric and prejudice. I don't want to be lumped in with them.

I am curious why you think that the left's comments are worse than the right's though. If you hold true to what you say, I would conclude that you wouldn't be voting for either party.

because one party tends to lean more towards the issues that I find important than the other. *Shrugs*


Well then why bring up what you said in the first place other than to take a quick jab at the opposition?
2012-11-06 10:23:54 AM
1 votes:
THIS is how we should be able to vote.

cdn04.cdn.justjared.com
2012-11-06 10:20:00 AM
1 votes:
It was a tough call, but I proudly cast my vote for the liar.
2012-11-06 10:19:58 AM
1 votes:

Will-Mun: "Well it's my first time voting, wanted a memento."


Will-Mun: 27 year old


Do your civic duty more often, beavis
2012-11-06 10:05:55 AM
1 votes:
i449.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 09:40:32 AM
1 votes:
My Perfect Election Night

I hope all these douchebags lose - Bachmann (MN) - King (IA) - West (FL) - Mourdock (IN) Akin (MO) Walsh (IL)

Romney gets 47% of the vote.

Dems gain 1 or more seats in the Senate. (likely)

Dems win control of the House. (unlikely)

All marijuana and same-sex marriage referendums pass.

I win the Fark prediction contest.
2012-11-06 09:07:56 AM
1 votes:
i449.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 09:00:00 AM
1 votes:
Could there be some more political 'My Little Pony' pictures, please?
2012-11-06 08:50:33 AM
1 votes:
Hmmm, considering all the gloating and holier-than-thou crap going on, I kinda hope the conservatives win just to spite the more condescending amongst us.
2012-11-06 08:47:30 AM
1 votes:
it's not a choice between Obama and Romney for me. It's a choice between Obama and a third party candidate.

I guess I'm going to vote for Obama again.

Been thinking a lot about what he's done for women's rights, improving the economy, ending the wars, killing bin Ladden, saving the American automobile industry, improving our foreign relations and, most importantly, improving health care access for kids/elderly. Add that to the potential for him to appoint possible 3 supreme court justices in the next couple of years.

I'm not at all satisfied with him caving into the Republicans at every turn, using drones to excess, not prosecuting the banks that crashed the economy, not fighting for more investment in American infrastructure and education, but I think those other things outweigh the bad.
2012-11-06 08:34:50 AM
1 votes:

lemurs: Kit Fister: Eh, I'm torn on the issue. On one hand, I like the idea of better voting apparatuses. On the other hand, I think verifying voter identity (not necessarily whether they're citizens or not) is a necessary thing in order to prevent voter fraud.

Actual voter fraud is extremely rare, and typically involves people who have valid IDs - stuff like felons voting when they're not supposed to. It's a non-problem that wouldn't be solved by voter ID laws anyway.


I wish Americans were half as concerned with systematic election fraud as they are with "voter fraud".
2012-11-06 08:30:04 AM
1 votes:
We'll never have a functional three party system. What we'll have is what's occurred a few times in history already. We'll have two parties, then one will slowly fade and get replaced by another, and during that interim we'll have three parties. We started off with the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans, then the Federalists faded and were replaced by the Whigs, then the Democrats replaced the DR's, and then the Republicans replaced the Whigs. It's been pretty stable since the late 1800s, but we're well overdue for a change.
2012-11-06 08:29:10 AM
1 votes:
I miss FreepImpact.

Is anyone giving updates from the derp side?
2012-11-06 08:24:01 AM
1 votes:

bulldg4life: From my Facebook feed:
Standing in line here at the poll...barely moving 4 spots in 30 min. I can't help but tell my self this is exactly why I can't vote for Obama. Regulation doesn't help anything. Govt has not and never will be the efficient machine that capitalistic society can be. I promise if this was bulldg4life: From my Facebook feed:
Standing in line here at the poll...barely moving 4 spots in 30 min. I can't help but tell my self this is exactly why I can't vote for Obama. Regulation doesn't help anything. Govt has not and never will be the efficient machine that capitalistic society can be. I promise if this was McDonald's we would all be eating breakfast right now.

No, I'm not making that up. Yes, I believe that person may be retarded.

--------------------------------
I love the Facebook feeds filling up with idiotic jokes about voting for Obama. Don't worry about issues and vote against your personal interests, but haha Dems don't have jobs.

This must be a right wing talking point making the rounds, because I saw something similar in my Facebook feed. McDonalds is open 365 days a year, as opposed to 1 day every 4 years, to work out the kinks and is staffed by paid employees rather than volunteers ..... and they still manage to get my order wrong at least 60% of the time.

2012-11-06 08:19:37 AM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: WhyteRaven74: BTW can anyone else recall a Presidential election where the VP candidate has vanished from the face of the Earth for the last three weeks of the campaign like Ryan has?

I thought he was out there just not getting coverage. The system has died in this country in lot's of ways.


He's been trying to be the attack dog, but the news media was more concerned about Romney's lack of appearances. It seems the strategy was 'Romney is toast, but we might be able to save Ryan's seat if he shuts the fark up.' That's one of the reasons right-wing punditry has gone insane: take the heat off of Romney, and focus it on...well, Republican insanity.

Not sure how that's supposed to work, but with Republicans, they never think that far ahead anyway.
2012-11-06 08:17:49 AM
1 votes:
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All aboard the Obama train!
2012-11-06 08:17:32 AM
1 votes:

quatchi: Earguy: FeedTheCollapse: Unskewed Polls makes its final prediction

Which is why I did those screencaps a few days ago. Unkewed's predictions went from Obama 179 - Romney 359 on Nov 5 to today's Obama 263 - Romney 275 . What the hell happened that Romney lost 84 electoral votes in six days?

Unskewed guy is trying the Rasmussen thing of skewing towards the GOP while people are still making up their minds and then dialing back the numbers at the last second to something that still favors the GOP but not so ridiculously in an ill fated bid to appear to have some small shred of credibility.

It's an old trick but it's still not gonna stop anyone from pointing at the cretin and laughing when the final numbers come in.


My thought is that all the early, ridiculous, unrealistic numbers will disappear from the web so they can't be easily referenced. Next time around, when someone points to Unskewed as a source for "my Republican is going kill", use this as a reference (though I'll probably make another with the real outcome underneath:

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If I were in the Romney camp and saw my campaign drop all those states at the last minute, I'd panic.  We're talking states going from "solid Romney" to "solid Obama". Of course, the campaigns know that such poll outlets are bullshiat. I bet their internal numbers are very close to the outcome.
2012-11-06 08:16:50 AM
1 votes:
Here in NC the campaigns, ALL the campaigns, are buying up all the TV ad time for one last mega-day of "vote for me!" pleading. Even our State Treasurer is running ads, attack ads even. She accuses her challenger as having called for NC to print its own money to solve our budget issues in the ad, as well as some other things.

Meanwhile, we're getting ads from judges, ads from the Secretary of Agriculture, state legislators (some of them are hilarious), and of course, the Congressional and Presidential campaigns. There are so many it's actually odd when you see a non-campaign ad on television. Yesterday I was hearing Obama's ad featuring Colin Powell endorsing him on the radio, probably 3-4 times an hour. Haven't heard that one this morning yet though.
2012-11-06 08:13:49 AM
1 votes:
Well, Brooklynite here and I just voted. I worked the polls in '08 and I am not envying that shiat one bit. Long lines and apparently the poll worker can barely see and then that stupid new voting machine. After dealing with that nonsense, I'd like to know who does one yell at or shake violently to get to vote by mail in New York,
2012-11-06 08:10:35 AM
1 votes:
Amazed that it only took me 30 mins. to vote here in NE Ohio. Took over an hour in '08 and, well, the lines for '04 *shudder*
2012-11-06 08:09:38 AM
1 votes:

Earguy: FeedTheCollapse: Unskewed Polls makes its final prediction

Which is why I did those screencaps a few days ago. Unkewed's predictions went from Obama 179 - Romney 359 on Nov 5 to today's Obama 263 - Romney 275 . What the hell happened that Romney lost 84 electoral votes in six days?


Unskewed guy is trying the Rasmussen thing of skewing towards the GOP while people are still making up their minds and then dialing back the numbers at the last second to something that still favors the GOP but not so ridiculously in an ill fated bid to appear to have some small shred of credibility.

It's an old trick but it's still not gonna stop anyone from pointing at the cretin and laughing when the final numbers come in.
2012-11-06 08:07:24 AM
1 votes:

Diagonal: Will-Mun: Bontesla: Will-Mun: So here's the question, Farkers. This is actually my first time voting, I wasn't able to get registered (couldn't get access to the family printer and was too stubborn to just go to the damn library) last election, and was too young and stupid to care about Bush/Kerry (deep regret)...

So I was wondering... when should I go? The polling place opens at 6am according to the website, though I find it difficult to believe ANYTHING is open that early in my town, so I was wondering if I should just go now. But I also kind of want to take this all in, maybe go later in the day when more people will be there, get myself pumped since I know I'm gonna be surrounded by straight ticket old ass republicans (that kind of town).

Any thoughts?

Well, if you're working today or hate lines then you may want to go now.

I voted threeish weeks ago and it was a 2 hour wait.

Also make sure you understand your state's voter ID requirements.

My friend was sent away because he accidentally noted incorrectly that he lived on a Road and not a Drive (from his od registered address)

Looks like New Jersey only requires a photo ID, which I have. Though I'll have my Social Security card and Birth Certificate in case something is royally farked, which reading the thread seems to be happening on occasion.

It also says a utility bill, but fark, who gets THOSE anymore? E-Mail exists people, you're wasting paper.

Take your passport. Watch their heads explode.


Oh I totally would, but I've never been out of the country, so I never had a reason to get one.
2012-11-06 08:07:13 AM
1 votes:
What happened with voting in NJ? Listing last night they still didn't know where all polling locations would be. How do you get word out when thousands of people don't have power.
2012-11-06 08:05:29 AM
1 votes:
Swinging by from godless, liberal Europe to say that we're all pulling for Obama to win. He's done excellent work stabilising your economy and has rebuilt a lot of bridges here that the last guy didn't burn down so much as nuke from orbit.

/also because we've gotten used to you having a leader we can actually stand
2012-11-06 08:03:24 AM
1 votes:
YES! ELECTION DAY IS HERE! Polls are open in the Grand Canyon State.


Go Barack.
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 07:59:24 AM
1 votes:
Just vote. You never know when the corporate bastards that actually rule us will take that privilege away, too.
2012-11-06 07:59:12 AM
1 votes:

Kit Fister: dr_blasto: keylock71: dr_blasto: keylock71: Just got back from the polls... About 30-40 people waiting in line for the doors to open at 7am.

Got in before the rush... Love it.

First time in my life I've voted a straight Democratic ticket. Obama, Warren, Kennedy, and a few down ballot local races.

The GOP doesn't deserve to be in charge of anything after the last four years. They've proven themselves unworthy of my vote at every level.

I'll take my chances with the Democrats, who aren't actively trying to put my family in a worse financial situation for their party's political gain and they aren't bending over backwards to defend the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the rest of us.

Call it "Class Warfare", call it what you want... I don't care. My vote today wasn't just a vote for the candidates, it was also my own little "fark You!" to the shameless plutocrats and regressive fundamentalists that comprise the GOP these days.

I'd call it voting for your best interests. Seems reasonable to me.

Oh, it's definitely reasonable to me... We're solidly lower middle class in this household. The GOP has basically called us leeches, victims, people unwilling to take care of themselves, etc. etc. for the last four or so years.

I'm self-employed, with two other part-time jobs, working 6-7 days a week to make sure the family is provided for and the bills are paid. I was also raised by a single parent, who also worked herself to death for me and my sister. The GOP shiats on people like me on a regular basis.

I'll proudly wear the label of "Socialist" or "Class Warrior" if it means I stand diametrically opposed to the GOP and its supporters.

Sadly, there are thousands of people in nearly identical situations to yours who will vote for (R) because they think that somehow this will improve their lot in life, and that really, there are leeches out their sucking success and opportunity from them. They're convinced that they can bootstrap themselves or something to be par ...


I still think it is time to get rid of the EC. I figure that around 225k people will vote in my state, and we get three EC votes.
2012-11-06 07:58:26 AM
1 votes:

dr_blasto: Sadly, there are thousands of people in nearly identical situations to yours who will vote for (R) because they think that somehow this will improve their lot in life, and that really, there are leeches out their sucking success and opportunity from them. They're convinced that they can bootstrap themselves or something to be part of the 10%, if not the 1% if only we'd quit coddling the less fortunate.


Dickinson: Mr. Hancock, you're a man of property, one of us. Why don't you join us in our minuet? Why do you persist on dancing with John Adams? Good Lord, sir, you don't even like him!

Hancock: That is true, he annoys me quite a lot, but still I'd rather trot to Mr. Adams' new gavotte

Dickinson: But why? For personal glory, for a place in history? Be careful, sir, history will brand him and his followers as traitors.

Hancock: Traitors, Mr. Dickinson? To what? The British crown, or the British half-crown? Fortunately there are not enough men of property in America to dictate policy

Dickinson: Perhaps not. But don't forget that most men without property would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich, than face the reality of being poor.
2012-11-06 07:56:50 AM
1 votes:

Earguy: Wow, over 800 comments before the polls even open in most places on the east coast.

It has been my experience that many election predictions and projections disappear once they've been horribly disproven. So I took some time to screen-grab as many of the predictions I could find. I want to use this as a tool, as to which poll or aggregator to watch most closely next time.

But you may find it a little fun to remind your far-leaning friends who pointed to their favorite biased "news source" that they were led horribly wrong. Maybe it could shake them awake...or it will drive them to start to shout "election fixing!"

Whatever, I've loosely laid them out ranging from "Obama Landslide" to "Romney Landslide." Hope you find this cool and not annoying.



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Michael Barone, Washinton Examiner, Romney 315, Obama 223


Thanks for this!!!!
2012-11-06 07:56:46 AM
1 votes:
Wow, the current 538 model has Florida back on team Obama. I'm a little surprised, I saw the polls tightening up, and Rassmussen hasn't polled Florida since October 26, which seems odd for a battleground state. But I have seen polls going both ways.

INtresting
2012-11-06 07:55:51 AM
1 votes:
I just got back from voting. I went as soon as polls opened. I figured there would be about 20 people there at most.

The line was out the door and a moderate distance from the desk
2012-11-06 07:53:34 AM
1 votes:

keylock71: dr_blasto: keylock71: Just got back from the polls... About 30-40 people waiting in line for the doors to open at 7am.

Got in before the rush... Love it.

First time in my life I've voted a straight Democratic ticket. Obama, Warren, Kennedy, and a few down ballot local races.

The GOP doesn't deserve to be in charge of anything after the last four years. They've proven themselves unworthy of my vote at every level.

I'll take my chances with the Democrats, who aren't actively trying to put my family in a worse financial situation for their party's political gain and they aren't bending over backwards to defend the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the rest of us.

Call it "Class Warfare", call it what you want... I don't care. My vote today wasn't just a vote for the candidates, it was also my own little "fark You!" to the shameless plutocrats and regressive fundamentalists that comprise the GOP these days.

I'd call it voting for your best interests. Seems reasonable to me.

Oh, it's definitely reasonable to me... We're solidly lower middle class in this household. The GOP has basically called us leeches, victims, people unwilling to take care of themselves, etc. etc. for the last four or so years.

I'm self-employed, with two other part-time jobs, working 6-7 days a week to make sure the family is provided for and the bills are paid. I was also raised by a single parent, who also worked herself to death for me and my sister. The GOP shiats on people like me on a regular basis.

I'll proudly wear the label of "Socialist" or "Class Warrior" if it means I stand diametrically opposed to the GOP and its supporters.


Sadly, there are thousands of people in nearly identical situations to yours who will vote for (R) because they think that somehow this will improve their lot in life, and that really, there are leeches out their sucking success and opportunity from them. They're convinced that they can bootstrap themselves or something to be part of the 10%, if not the 1% if only we'd quit coddling the less fortunate.
2012-11-06 07:52:52 AM
1 votes:

FeedTheCollapse: Unskewed Polls makes its final prediction


Which is why I did those screencaps a few days ago. Unkewed's predictions went from Obama 179 - Romney 359 on Nov 5 to today's Obama 263 - Romney 275 . What the hell happened that Romeny lost 84 electoral votes in six days?
2012-11-06 07:49:44 AM
1 votes:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/02/us/politics/paths-to-the -white-house.html

reposting this, very good and was fun when it first came around fark.
2012-11-06 07:45:57 AM
1 votes:

Will-Mun: Bontesla: Will-Mun: So here's the question, Farkers. This is actually my first time voting, I wasn't able to get registered (couldn't get access to the family printer and was too stubborn to just go to the damn library) last election, and was too young and stupid to care about Bush/Kerry (deep regret)...

So I was wondering... when should I go? The polling place opens at 6am according to the website, though I find it difficult to believe ANYTHING is open that early in my town, so I was wondering if I should just go now. But I also kind of want to take this all in, maybe go later in the day when more people will be there, get myself pumped since I know I'm gonna be surrounded by straight ticket old ass republicans (that kind of town).

Any thoughts?

Well, if you're working today or hate lines then you may want to go now.

I voted threeish weeks ago and it was a 2 hour wait.

Also make sure you understand your state's voter ID requirements.

My friend was sent away because he accidentally noted incorrectly that he lived on a Road and not a Drive (from his od registered address)

Looks like New Jersey only requires a photo ID, which I have. Though I'll have my Social Security card and Birth Certificate in case something is royally farked, which reading the thread seems to be happening on occasion.

It also says a utility bill, but fark, who gets THOSE anymore? E-Mail exists people, you're wasting paper.


Take your passport. Watch their heads explode.
2012-11-06 07:44:21 AM
1 votes:

Orange Rhyming Dictionary: Your Zionist Leader: Michigan farkers, please tell me that you have the good sense to vote against proposal 6 and tell Matty Moroun to go fark himself.

Honest question, why are you against it? I'm not from Michigan nor do I live there. I was just up there 2 weekends ago for the World Seires and heard a lot about it on the radio. Seems to me another route would be ok...or is it a state has no money thing?


If it passes, voters would be required to approve any new bridges being built. Maroun is basically refusing to maintain the Ambassador and Canada has said that they won't allow him to build another. This is basically his way of holding Canada hostage.
2012-11-06 07:41:46 AM
1 votes:

dr_blasto: This really makes me question Johnson's decision making. Completely awful.

If he had started out with ads on TV that looked like this, he'd be a shoe-in for the 5% at the very least. Imagine the first political ads with two hot chicks making out over their lust for a candidate. Why can't we have ads like that? There's no need to go negative.


I mean I understand you gotta get people's attention but someone on his staff needs to get canned for that. I love hot half naked chicks but not when I'm voting for someone for President.
2012-11-06 07:41:24 AM
1 votes:

Your Zionist Leader: great_tigers: Your Zionist Leader: Michigan farkers, please tell me that you have the good sense to vote against proposal 6 and tell Matty Moroun to go fark himself.

I am going No on everyone I think.

Maybe 1.

Most of the other proposals I can take or leave. I have a preference but I can live with the alternative. Proposal 6 is just a flat out cash grab by a greedy old bastard.


Prop 2 is definitely a no. When I ask any government employee why they are voting yes they all say the same. Cuts in pensions, more taxes and pay for health insurance. I ask them "What makes you more special than anyone else that has to pay for this"

My buddy is a teacher and his reason is that he has to put up with kids.

No on 2.
2012-11-06 07:40:11 AM
1 votes:
I want to see Nate Silver collect on his bet with Joe Scarbourough a la Rodney Dangerfield's goons at the end of Caddyshack.
2012-11-06 07:37:38 AM
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: What a farking idiotic post.


hey not my problem Jay-Z is the better and more successful businessman.
2012-11-06 07:36:32 AM
1 votes:

great_tigers: Your Zionist Leader: Michigan farkers, please tell me that you have the good sense to vote against proposal 6 and tell Matty Moroun to go fark himself.

I am going No on everyone I think.

Maybe 1.


Most of the other proposals I can take or leave. I have a preference but I can live with the alternative. Proposal 6 is just a flat out cash grab by a greedy old bastard.
2012-11-06 07:35:51 AM
1 votes:
Over 900 posts in in the first hour?

We're gonna need a BIGGER BOAT.
2012-11-06 07:33:25 AM
1 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: Here's why I'm only voting 3rd party for President and Congress. The American public is insane - they keep doing the same thing (voting for Democrats and Republicans) over and over again expecting different results.

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And we'll do it again today. We've become exceedingly good at it.
2012-11-06 07:31:06 AM
1 votes:
Go other countries politics!

/posted as I I feel I should
2012-11-06 07:30:44 AM
1 votes:
Just got back from the polls... About 30-40 people waiting in line for the doors to open at 7am.

Got in before the rush... Love it.

First time in my life I've voted a straight Democratic ticket. Obama, Warren, Kennedy, and a few down ballot local races.

The GOP doesn't deserve to be in charge of anything after the last four years. They've proven themselves unworthy of my vote at every level.

I'll take my chances with the Democrats, who aren't actively trying to put my family in a worse financial situation for their party's political gain and they aren't bending over backwards to defend the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the rest of us.

Call it "Class Warfare", call it what you want... I don't care. My vote today wasn't just a vote for the candidates, it was also my own little "fark You!" to the shameless plutocrats and regressive fundamentalists that comprise the GOP these days.
2012-11-06 07:30:06 AM
1 votes:
Michigan farkers, please tell me that you have the good sense to vote against proposal 6 and tell Matty Moroun to go fark himself.
2012-11-06 07:28:31 AM
1 votes:

fqhollis: /bringOnTheDancingHorses


img295.imageshack.us

/Out of horses
2012-11-06 07:26:16 AM
1 votes:
Remeber people of kentucky, our polls close at 6!

NOT 7!

6pm YOUR TIME.
2012-11-06 07:24:46 AM
1 votes:

Chaide: DamnYankees: Lost Thought 00: Jesus farknuts, it's 12 hours before we'll know anything

Way before that, man. Exit polls!

I dunno. Let's not forget about the recounts, hanging chads and rabble rabble over voting irregularities. The possibilities are endless.


Come on, man, seriously? Look I've enjoyed this election season, about as you can enjoy a circus where the clowns all secretly hate each other at least, but it just needs to be OVER now. It's farking exhausting!
2012-11-06 07:15:38 AM
1 votes:

great_tigers: Heck of a lot closer than I ever thought. Back in January everyone predicted that Obama would get 340 electoral votes. I do not expect for Romney to win but I am happy that this is actually a race unlike 2008.

/All dems, you have to admit that Romney/Ryan wouldn't be nearly as scary as McCain/Palin.
//One of the few Republicans on Fark.


I'd rather have MCCAIN/ Palin than Romney OR Ryan. You're talking about one relatively sane person with a nutso VP vs two nutso ticket riders.
2012-11-06 07:11:28 AM
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: I'm just about to leave my house to go vote with my sons. This will be their first election where they will be voting. My fellow political junkies here on Fark can understand how I've dreaming about this day for years now, where my kids can be part of the political process.


My son was 6 months shy of 18 in 2008, he's THRILLED to vote today.
2012-11-06 07:08:03 AM
1 votes:

Bontesla: Will-Mun: So here's the question, Farkers. This is actually my first time voting, I wasn't able to get registered (couldn't get access to the family printer and was too stubborn to just go to the damn library) last election, and was too young and stupid to care about Bush/Kerry (deep regret)...

So I was wondering... when should I go? The polling place opens at 6am according to the website, though I find it difficult to believe ANYTHING is open that early in my town, so I was wondering if I should just go now. But I also kind of want to take this all in, maybe go later in the day when more people will be there, get myself pumped since I know I'm gonna be surrounded by straight ticket old ass republicans (that kind of town).

Any thoughts?

Well, if you're working today or hate lines then you may want to go now.

I voted threeish weeks ago and it was a 2 hour wait.

Also make sure you understand your state's voter ID requirements.

My friend was sent away because he accidentally noted incorrectly that he lived on a Road and not a Drive (from his od registered address)


Looks like New Jersey only requires a photo ID, which I have. Though I'll have my Social Security card and Birth Certificate in case something is royally farked, which reading the thread seems to be happening on occasion.

It also says a utility bill, but fark, who gets THOSE anymore? E-Mail exists people, you're wasting paper.
2012-11-06 07:06:30 AM
1 votes:

great_tigers: Heck of a lot closer than I ever thought. Back in January everyone predicted that Obama would get 340 electoral votes. I do not expect for Romney to win but I am happy that this is actually a race unlike 2008.

/All dems, you have to admit that Romney/Ryan wouldn't be nearly as scary as McCain/Palin.
//One of the few Republicans on Fark.


You are right, but not by enough.

I used to consider myself a moderate republican...but now that doesn't exist anymore so I find myself having to vote for Obama for the second time.
2012-11-06 07:06:29 AM
1 votes:
Ashleigh Banfield is on CNN? When did she come back?

Florida's voting is a farking travesty and a violation of civil rights. The people who run this shiat are scum.
2012-11-06 07:06:22 AM
1 votes:

DubyaHater: JOHANSSON/ ALBA 2012
"Vote for us and we'll kiss. We promise"



Kiss nothing. If I have to stand in line for three hours, I want some Requiem for a Dream
2012-11-06 07:03:37 AM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Just voted. My name wasn/t in the book so I had to do it on a provisional ballot. Oddly unsatisfying.


Hopefullly they don't just chuck it in the trash.
2012-11-06 07:02:45 AM
1 votes:
I voted first thing this morning.

/four more years
2012-11-06 07:02:09 AM
1 votes:

jat26006: I have plenty of booze to make it through this. Just need popcorn


I have plenty of popcorn. Running low on booze, though.

Not looking forward to this election. No matter who wins, America loses.

I can't in good conscience vote for Romney - I think he's out of touch with the real world
and has a bit of a 'let them eat cake' thing going on. There are a number of pro-Romney
sites around town that read:

Vote for Romney - at least he's not a Commie!

Sadly, it sums up the mentality of too many of my fellow Republicans.

I can't vote for Obama either. I think he's a decent guy and probably started out wanting
what he truly thought was best for the country, but he's ineffectual. I also disagree with
too many of his policies and ideologies.

Sigh...there is no good dog in this fight.
2012-11-06 06:59:07 AM
1 votes:
I'd like to propose that Fark keep the Politics tab completely empty the day after the elections. Sort of a cleansing.
www.ladodgertalk.com
2012-11-06 06:59:00 AM
1 votes:
Got to listen to some guy whining about how electing Obama will mean four more years of crap, and how we can't do that to our children, and how we need a leader who will make America a world leader once again so countries will be afraid of us, and how the country needs to be run like a business and Romney knows how to run a business so we'd be crazy not to elect him.

It was almost as good as his "Tom Brady doesn't care about football and only cares about modeling and money and his modeling wife so we should cut him and draft a new quarterback in the first round next year, and if we don't we'll never win anything anytime soon" rant. Almost.

/Voting after work today
//Obama, Warren, Kennedy, Yes on 1, Yes on 2, Yes on 3
2012-11-06 06:55:22 AM
1 votes:
I already "voted" last week.

i651.photobucket.com

// Live in bug-nutty red state
// At least the propositions have a shot
2012-11-06 06:53:36 AM
1 votes:

Will-Mun: So here's the question, Farkers. This is actually my first time voting, I wasn't able to get registered (couldn't get access to the family printer and was too stubborn to just go to the damn library) last election, and was too young and stupid to care about Bush/Kerry (deep regret)...

So I was wondering... when should I go? The polling place opens at 6am according to the website, though I find it difficult to believe ANYTHING is open that early in my town, so I was wondering if I should just go now. But I also kind of want to take this all in, maybe go later in the day when more people will be there, get myself pumped since I know I'm gonna be surrounded by straight ticket old ass republicans (that kind of town).

Any thoughts?


Well, if you're working today or hate lines then you may want to go now.

I voted threeish weeks ago and it was a 2 hour wait.

Also make sure you understand your state's voter ID requirements.

My friend was sent away because he accidentally noted incorrectly that he lived on a Road and not a Drive (from his od registered address)
2012-11-06 06:47:23 AM
1 votes:
Just got home from voting. I was thrown for a loop this time around. My name was not in the log, so the guy in charge had to call the court house to verify that I was registered to vote. After confirmation I had to fill out a form saying that I am who I claim to be by showing two forms of ID to the pollsters as well as filling another form. After every step of the way, I had to go to the back of the line, so that other people could get their votes recorded faster. But, I got my vote in and that is all that matters. Good luck to everyone waiting in line cast their ballot and bring a dang jacket, its cold out there.
2012-11-06 06:39:59 AM
1 votes:

Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: bunner: Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: The world didn't deserve shiat.

That's a pretty innerestin' POV, considering it's all we got and I'm pretty sure the USA is located on it.

You're electing the President of these United States; his concern, one should presume, is primarily that of the citizen of these United States. The folly of the Iraq War and continued presence in Afghanistan is certainly something to decry but not because of world opinion; the international community did not waste nearly the amount of blood, treasure and prestige as the United States did in those endeavors.


I believe that world perception of a country and its leader will and does directly impact a myriad of things within our country... If you are positively perceived as a contributor and not a warmonger, legislation in other countries is more favorable. Imports from other countries may have more favorable terms or pricing. Exports may sell better, due to the lack of stigma associated with warmongering. Bush was a warmonger, period. He spent years enforcing that, and single-mindedly tried to destroy international policy due to his lack of understanding and willful blindness to any national interest other than his own. I you don't think that had any impact on our country... Consider Iran. Or Iraq during Saddam. National perception was/is very low. Who wants to buy something stamped "Made in Iran"? It supports an intolerant regime and tacitly approves of their policies.

I don't mean to say Obama is perfect... I am only addressing the perception that any nation can exist in a vacuum in today's world, and not face serious repercussions.
2012-11-06 06:30:10 AM
1 votes:
In line waiting for poll to open.
Will vote in 30.
2012-11-06 06:25:28 AM
1 votes:

flamingboar: I should be in bed but I'm waiting in line for the polls to open. Only a few people here and I'm the youngest.


Thank you for voting
Even if you vote differently than me :)
2012-11-06 06:23:58 AM
1 votes:
Today is going to be a good day to get shatfaced.
2012-11-06 06:22:12 AM
1 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: A Romney loss means a housecleaning is coming -- thank you, lords of kolob.
It's all about the long game. A Romney wins means the GOP RINO'd itself for
the next 20 years; no bueno.


This. The worst thing that can happen for the GOP will be a Romney win. He would completely assplode the party. Granted the GOP is probably going to assplode within the next few years anyway, but he'll no doubt supercharge it.
2012-11-06 06:19:24 AM
1 votes:
It really pains me to live in a red state. My city has a fairly reliable track record of going blue, which is great for local elections, but that's a drop in the bucket during a presidential race.

If Romney somehow receives the national popular vote, yet loses the electoral college, I guarantee we won't hear the end of it from republicans. At least not for a while.

Still, I'll agree with them. ...to an extent. The electoral college mutes too many votes, and nothing to this day has really convinced me otherwise. The primary difference is that my complaints won't be out of butthurt spite because my guy lost.

Anyway, cheers to working nights, and another for this election cycle coming to a close. I'll vote early, go to sleep, and wake up just in time for the media circus to wrap up.
2012-11-06 06:15:34 AM
1 votes:
Hopefully the Secret Service has been hiring. The last election I was not too worried about the looney bins actually attempting a plot, but after the past 4 years of vitriol, and with an Obama win all but certain, I can see the next few months some nut finally snapping, but I imagine the same thing was likely said when Clinton won in 1996
2012-11-06 06:15:22 AM
1 votes:
I would really like it if, by some miracle, Obama took Florida and Ohio handily so this whole thing was over by the time I got home from work. Probably not.
2012-11-06 05:59:33 AM
1 votes:
Ugh. I just noticed this is over on the Main tab also.

Any chance we could get one just for the pol tab? This one is going to get really ugly before too long.
2012-11-06 05:53:16 AM
1 votes:
Jesus. 700 posts and no precincts are even open yet.

A great piece of news was on CNN though - most of the battle ground states are on the eastern seaboard, so we will know if it's gonna be 2000 or 2008 fairly quickly.
2012-11-06 05:51:09 AM
1 votes:

Will-Mun: So here's the question, Farkers. This is actually my first time voting, I wasn't able to get registered (couldn't get access to the family printer and was too stubborn to just go to the damn library) last election, and was too young and stupid to care about Bush/Kerry (deep regret)...

So I was wondering... when should I go? The polling place opens at 6am according to the website, though I find it difficult to believe ANYTHING is open that early in my town, so I was wondering if I should just go now. But I also kind of want to take this all in, maybe go later in the day when more people will be there, get myself pumped since I know I'm gonna be surrounded by straight ticket old ass republicans (that kind of town).

Any thoughts?


Don't stress about it, your first vote is like your first lay. It'll be over a lot quicker than you think, you'll end up a bit embarrassed and everyone else will be unsatisfied. Go get it over with.
2012-11-06 05:48:01 AM
1 votes:

Will-Mun: So here's the question, Farkers. This is actually my first time voting, I wasn't able to get registered (couldn't get access to the family printer and was too stubborn to just go to the damn library) last election, and was too young and stupid to care about Bush/Kerry (deep regret)...

So I was wondering... when should I go? The polling place opens at 6am according to the website, though I find it difficult to believe ANYTHING is open that early in my town, so I was wondering if I should just go now. But I also kind of want to take this all in, maybe go later in the day when more people will be there, get myself pumped since I know I'm gonna be surrounded by straight ticket old ass republicans (that kind of town).

Any thoughts?


Go vote sooner rather than later. If you really want to, you can always go back later and hang out and goof on the old people.

But go vote as soon as you can.
2012-11-06 05:46:43 AM
1 votes:

Will-Mun: So here's the question, Farkers. This is actually my first time voting, I wasn't able to get registered (couldn't get access to the family printer and was too stubborn to just go to the damn library) last election, and was too young and stupid to care about Bush/Kerry (deep regret)...

So I was wondering... when should I go? The polling place opens at 6am according to the website, though I find it difficult to believe ANYTHING is open that early in my town, so I was wondering if I should just go now. But I also kind of want to take this all in, maybe go later in the day when more people will be there, get myself pumped since I know I'm gonna be surrounded by straight ticket old ass republicans (that kind of town).

Any thoughts?


Go as soon as you can. You can still take everything in as the day unfolds, but this way you won't get too busy or too deterred later on. And have fun!
2012-11-06 05:46:32 AM
1 votes:
Go Piggers! Piggers are going all the way this year!

Why is it that I can't stay away from paying attention to politics threads yet I hate them all so much?

I hate both candidates. I hate the NFLization of politics. I hate the two parties. I hate allllll the cheerleaders on Fark for both sides. Yet I can't. Stop. Paying. Attention.

Someone shoot me.
2012-11-06 05:43:57 AM
1 votes:
I should be in bed but I'm waiting in line for the polls to open. Only a few people here and I'm the youngest.
2012-11-06 05:39:44 AM
1 votes:
Up early to get me and the family to the polls for 7... I hate waiting in line.

A good day fro me will be an Obama win, a Warren win, a Kennedy win, and MA Ballot Questions passing (Right to Repair, Right to Die, Medical Marijuana, and the Community Preservation Act).

See you folks later tonight for all the whining, blaming, excuse-making, gnashing of teeth and rendering of garments!
2012-11-06 05:33:33 AM
1 votes:

Bathysphere: As an insomniac, I am enjoying this thread.


don't even get me started on the judges. as an aside and as a rabid hate mongering libertarian, shouldn't jello biafra's idea of voting up or down on your local cop's be gaining more traction right about now?
2012-11-06 05:33:25 AM
1 votes:
i361.photobucket.com

Guy love,
That's all it is,
Guy love,
He's mine, I'm his,
There's nothing gay about it in our eyes.

i361.photobucket.com

Just let it grow more and more each day.
It's like I married my best friend,
But in a totally manly way.

i361.photobucket.com

Let's go!
It's guy love,
Don't compromise,
The feeling of some other guy,
Holding up your heart,
Into the sky.

i361.photobucket.com

It's guy love,
Between two guys.
And when I say, "I love you, TurkRyan,"
It's not what it implies.
It's guy love
Between
Two
Guys

i361.photobucket.com

/NTTAWWT
2012-11-06 05:31:44 AM
1 votes:
I feel like Nate Silver has more at stake than Obama or Romney.
2012-11-06 05:23:33 AM
1 votes:
Seriously? We're doing this now? It's 5AM and there's over 700 posts already! Do you know how hard it is to keep up with the Debate and Convention threads that start an HOUR early, we're gonna rock this shiat all day and start before dawn?

Alright then, guess I'm not doing anything today...

Except voting.
2012-11-06 05:17:06 AM
1 votes:

August11: This is already quite a thread.


If it's anything like McCain/Obama, expect 4 to 5 more.
2012-11-06 05:05:43 AM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: I'll just be glad when this is all over.


I don't know. I get the feeling like Barack won't email me 10-15 times a day anymore. I'll miss the attention, and it's a real confidence boost having someone continually tell me how important I am.
2012-11-06 04:52:24 AM
1 votes:
Voted weeks ago, because Oregon is the best state in these United States, and knows damn well how to run an election.

Looking forward to seeing Measure 80 and Obama win. Everything else is secondary.
2012-11-06 04:38:06 AM
1 votes:
O hai guise! What's happening in this thread?

Does anyone have any suggestions for where I can get my election news fix tomorrow evening while I'm at work? Difficulty: no TV, only FM radio, no streaming internet, and will be too busy for anything more than a brief refresh every now and then.
2012-11-06 04:17:16 AM
1 votes:
My blog may suck.

But vote.
2012-11-06 04:00:21 AM
1 votes:

MayoSlather: Conservatives have been batshiat for a long time.


blessthe40oz.com
2012-11-06 03:55:02 AM
1 votes:

Duck_of_Doom: TalenLee: Win or lose, holy shiat do I want to see Mitt Romney's concession speech.

All he needs to say are 3 little words:

"It's God's will."

It would be amazing. No one will know what to do with it.


That's actually a given to show up, but the thing is, John McCain was able to be the better man and at least tried to be a gracious loser. Romney? I'm imagining him saying something Palin-level idiotic like 'The Real America still believes,' or slipping 'Those people will not,' or 'It's now our duty to resist,' or just something dog-whistley. But the look on his face, the tension, the raw misery that he can't let out.

He's sunk everything he can into being this, and it will be the first and most real time in his life he's been told No.
2012-11-06 03:44:17 AM
1 votes:

TalenLee: Win or lose, holy shiat do I want to see Mitt Romney's concession speech.


That's funny, at least I think I see what you did there : )
2012-11-06 03:43:38 AM
1 votes:
BTW can anyone else recall a Presidential election where the VP candidate has vanished from the face of the Earth for the last three weeks of the campaign like Ryan has?
2012-11-06 03:41:54 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: TalenLee: Win or lose, holy shiat do I want to see Mitt Romney's concession speech.

I predict epic passive aggressive butthurt


EXACTLY why I want to see it. I mean, the guy has entitlement issues out the ass, there's no way he can lose graciously. You can imagine a speechwriter handing it to him with farking tongs.
2012-11-06 03:31:18 AM
1 votes:

Omahawg: I voted early for the first time, on Saturday.

It felt weird and wrong and kind of dirty. I've always voted on November 6 my whole life.

In Iowa we're trying to keep a judge in office to keep gay marriage legal. Don't know how his odds are. I think the Kenyan will take Iowa again though and that keeps me happy. and so does this thread.

and so do boobs

bie?
eip


I traditionally vote against the sitting judges but not since VanderPlaats got involved. I believe turnover is good for government, but I cannot give those socially regressive tards the satisfaction of appearing to side with them. I'll vote to retain all judges.
2012-11-06 03:22:37 AM
1 votes:
FOR POSTERITY

I voted early. I got a sticker. YAY ME
2012-11-06 03:20:17 AM
1 votes:

gul_jay: [cdn.eurweb.com image 500x349] 

(pops)


llwproductions.files.wordpress.com
2012-11-06 03:17:36 AM
1 votes:
This is it. I'm so stoked. You know how liberals always talk about doves crying? Well tonight is a special edition of "When Libs Cry". All the hard work and determination and corporate money that went into the Mitchell "Thaddeus" Romney campaign is finally coming to fruition. And you know what? When all of you stupid libs get jailed for opposing the policies of the president, I won't feel bad for any of you. You had your chance to lower taxes on the wealthiest one percent of all Americans. You had your chance to privatize all public services. You had your chance to replace all food sources with FOX News. It's too late now. Taxbongo is going to get jailed for everything he has done. It's going to be so hilarious. Taxbongo is going to be on World's Wildest Impeachments, and John Bunnell is going to be like, "This liberal spendocrat thinks he can tax this country into financial ruin. But little does he know that change is coming to America." Enjoy the election. I know I will. Hahaha. Stupid libs. Eat it.
2012-11-06 03:13:40 AM
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: Secretariat won a horse race once. By 20 lengths


Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths
2012-11-06 03:03:37 AM
1 votes:

WaffleStomper: The same group of dunderheaded morons that predicted a democratic mega victory in 2010 in the house are predicting a landslide for Obama.

Please continue. It will be fun to watch.


Who predicted that?

Nate Silver on November 1, 2010: Republicans are well-positioned to win control of the House of Representatives in tomorrow's elections, and quite possibly to achieve the largest gain made by either party in a Congressional election since World War II.

So quit your malarkey.
2012-11-06 03:03:20 AM
1 votes:

WaffleStomper: The same group of dunderheaded morons that predicted a democratic mega victory in 2010 in the house are predicting a landslide for Obama.

Please continue. It will be fun to watch.


... Nobody was calling a landslide in 2010, except the Republicans. I've been through 3 Presidential elections around here... we talked shiat uphill both ways before you got rickrolled for the first time. So slow your roll... Take your ass whoopin' with a little dignity. ;)

It's election day... lighten up, Nancy.
2012-11-06 03:02:13 AM
1 votes:

WaffleStomper: The same group of dunderheaded morons that predicted a democratic mega victory in 2010 in the house are predicting a landslide for Obama.

Please continue. It will be fun to watch.


Nate Silver nailed the 2010 elections, EXCEPT he gave one extra seat to a Republican.

So yeah, you are ONCE AGAIN, so good with your "facts".
2012-11-06 02:59:29 AM
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: Cucullen: Not sure if anyone has pointed this out, but regardless of what happens with obomney, CO and WA are going to legalize pot tomorrow. Thats gonna get interesting.


Rumors are that Obama will have the Feds fight the states over it, assuming that he wins. (GET OUT AND VOTE, KIDDIES.) But I don't know about that -- I think Liberals would be a lot more vocal when it comes to criticizing Obama in a 2nd term knowing that they don't risk hurting his re-election chances, since it would be his last term. And I think that with the issue turning the corner in public opinion, that the other Dem leaders might start vocally supporting pot legalization, too, and lean on O as well.

That we should legalize pot is probably the only major issue that my ultra-conservative parents and I agree on. That should tell the Feds something.


Yeah, if it happens it probably gonna get challenged by that twat Holder. Based on precedents, the SC will over turn it. In WA the Lt gov is strongly antipot, so he's gonna be fighting it as well.
I have a sinking feeling that the SC will be deciding the presidential election as well. And based off precedent...
2012-11-06 02:58:45 AM
1 votes:

Nintenfreak: mediablitz: I am looking forward to the "throw Romney under the bus" tour that the inside folks are going to have after he loses. All those "party first" farkers who pretended to support Romney are going to make the post-election Palin thrashing look like a day at the beach.

It should be great, except for the whole "you were willing to let that guy become president" part.

I can't wait for them to more even further to the right, so that no moderate will ever again run for president, and thereby be elected.


My only regret is that someone like Santorum didn't get the party nod, so his far right freakshow ideas could have been soundly trounced. It's time for the pendulum to swing back the other direction. Romney's loss will bring out the "we just need to go FURTHER right" idiots, delaying the swing a few more years.
2012-11-06 02:58:44 AM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Cucullen: Not sure if anyone has pointed this out, but regardless of what happens with obomney, CO and WA are going to legalize pot tomorrow. Thats gonna get interesting.

Oregon has Ballot Measure 80.


So that means I;m going to be moving to either OR, WA or CO depending on this election, nice.
2012-11-06 02:53:33 AM
1 votes:

bunner: Does it bother anybody that the governance of the free world comes down to a beauty pageant, a schoolyard name calling match and who has the most millions to back a pony for what is, essentially, a four hundred thousand dollar a year civil service job? Just curious.


You're just mad Obama sits at the cool table.

img707.imageshack.us
2012-11-06 02:45:02 AM
1 votes:
For me the scary part about this election is the social issues that are at stake. It seems clear to me that those voters who are not in the top 1%-5% and are voting for Romney are doing so because of social reasons; gay marriage, racism, abortion, etc.
2012-11-06 02:43:18 AM
1 votes:

Cucullen: Not sure if anyone has pointed this out, but regardless of what happens with obomney, CO and WA are going to legalize pot tomorrow. Thats gonna get interesting.



Rumors are that Obama will have the Feds fight the states over it, assuming that he wins. (GET OUT AND VOTE, KIDDIES.) But I don't know about that -- I think Liberals would be a lot more vocal when it comes to criticizing Obama in a 2nd term knowing that they don't risk hurting his re-election chances, since it would be his last term. And I think that with the issue turning the corner in public opinion, that the other Dem leaders might start vocally supporting pot legalization, too, and lean on O as well.

That we should legalize pot is probably the only major issue that my ultra-conservative parents and I agree on. That should tell the Feds something.
2012-11-06 02:42:52 AM
1 votes:
It's too bad you can't get someone who doesn't want to be President as a party nominee. Indeed that it's only people who really really really want the job could be seen as part of the problem.
2012-11-06 02:38:39 AM
1 votes:

bunner: Does it bother anybody that the governance of the free world comes down to a beauty pageant, a schoolyard name calling match and who has the most millions to back a pony for what is, essentially, a four hundred thousand dollar a year civil service job? Just curious.



A few hundred years ago, it was settled by wars. So this would be an upgrade.
2012-11-06 02:36:03 AM
1 votes:
Not sure if anyone has pointed this out, but regardless of what happens with obomney, CO and WA are going to legalize pot tomorrow. Thats gonna get interesting.
2012-11-06 02:33:04 AM
1 votes:
I'd bet at least a couple bucks that somewhere at this hour Marco Rubio is meeting with important GOP backers, planning how to react to Romney's loss in the most presidential way as he begins not just looking at but working towards 2016.
2012-11-06 02:30:20 AM
1 votes:
I hope Fark goes into pagination mode early.
9AM seems about right, because this will likely be the biggest Fark thread ever.
2012-11-06 02:26:14 AM
1 votes:
I am looking forward to the "throw Romney under the bus" tour that the inside folks are going to have after he loses. All those "party first" farkers who pretended to support Romney are going to make the post-election Palin thrashing look like a day at the beach.

It should be great, except for the whole "you were willing to let that guy become president" part.
2012-11-06 02:25:30 AM
1 votes:

sprawl15:


Yeah, Joe isn't Quark, that should probably be Rmoney.
Joe could be....like Tom Paris.
But if you wanna stick with DS9, how about Kurzan Dax?
2012-11-06 02:25:25 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com 
If Obama wins I want to watch Rmoney squirm while giving his concession speech.
2012-11-06 02:24:41 AM
1 votes:

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Yes, both toward the center. If you think there is a huge difference between Democrats and Republicans, check out the political disparity outside this country. I would prefer an Obama win but am holding out on voting until there is a truly pro-science president that will stop raiding dispensaries and start collecting taxes from religious organizations. You know, Change.


Democrats and Republicans may talk about science but neither side sees it as a priority, mainly because the majority of American's don't either. It doesn't matter what people or parties say, it matters what they do and for government that means funding. Both sides will fund or defund science to whatever degree is needed for their priorities. A Democrat may say they are pro-science but at the end of the day they don't spend the money on it. A Republican may come off anti-science because they will say they don't believe in evolution, but they'll spend money on science because it helps out a business.

How are you going to tax a religious organization? If you taxed them as a corporation any church with even a half decent accountant would show 0 profit and pay no tax. The only thing it would do would be to make donations non tax deductible, but even then some portions would still be considerable charitable and therefore tax deductible.
2012-11-06 02:22:00 AM
1 votes:

Practical_Draconian: While Romney has brought comedy material, I still think Newt Gingrich would've made the last few months more fun.

Anyone else wish one of the other GOP nominees were up there instead of Willy Lowman for entertainment's sake?

/hm, mandatory condom vote for porn industry ... ah, California problems ...


I kind wish we had Hunstman so we could have at least two viable candidates.
2012-11-06 02:22:00 AM
1 votes:

sprawl15: [i.imgur.com image 349x647]



Ferengies would never be democrats their entire society is based off the free market .
2012-11-06 02:21:09 AM
1 votes:
Michelle Obama 2016...

Book it... done ;)
2012-11-06 02:20:11 AM
1 votes:

JohnnyC: So... when Mitt loses... what's he got left?


He could always go back to his old job...

www.blareshare.com

/bringOnTheDancingHorses
2012-11-06 02:20:10 AM
1 votes:

WaffleStomper: [www.conservativeparadise.com image 300x300]

...that is all...


img713.imageshack.us
2012-11-06 02:17:10 AM
1 votes:
I really, really hope this thing gets settled tonight. If it drags past Wednesday, it will be close enough that shenanigans and bullshiat will almost certainly decide the outcome.

Also, remember not to use the "Straight Ticket" button on electronic machines-- they often don't include the presidential candidate. Especially in particularly important precincts.
2012-11-06 02:16:38 AM
1 votes:

The Middle of the George Washington Bridge: It's not a matter of "good will" it's just a matter of making a mess of things beyond out borders. I'm not talking diplomacy, I'm talking 1st grade morals. We have a phrase for it in English: "My bad!" or at least "I'm done pulling that shiat." I know, I know, I'd make a shiatty president. But to blame a guy for doing the right thing seems idiotic, even if it's naive.


Good and upstanding men have been martyred by political intrigue since the days of ancient Rome. It's not the intent of a deed that counts, it's the results. Bush squandered America's military and finical resources on an unnecessary campaign in Iraq and in so doing has diminished our ability to respond, if necessary, to the actual nuclear aspirations of Iran or other crisis that could develop. The latter, of course, the most likely: the Mid East is now a very different place from 2003. The new Shi'ite dominated government of Iraq has refused the presence of American forces and continues to become close with Iran, whilst the Kurdish region has becoming increasingly detached from Baghdad. Our foremost "allies" have been either ousted or compromised, as in the case of Egypt. Simultaneously, Gaddafi is dead and Syria in revolt; these, under different circumstance, would be triumphs for American aspirations. Now? They're ... well, welcome to the reality in which American armaments have been squandered in a useless endeavor.
2012-11-06 02:16:08 AM
1 votes:
It's a little early but what the hay. 

oi48.tinypic.com
2012-11-06 02:14:56 AM
1 votes:
talkingpointsmemo.com

Obama's last rally as a candidate for anything took place in Iowa tonight. Watch it on CSPAN, it's pretty good.
2012-11-06 02:14:40 AM
1 votes:

frtmn7: I am voting tomorrow and I hope Obama wins but I feel that my vote will actually mean a little bit more if I vote for Gary Johnson. I'll admit that I didn't know much about him until a few days ago, but everything that I have read about him I agree with. I live in Georgia so an Obama victory is about as likely as Christianity being outlawed in the state tomorrow.


Ditto here in Fort Worth.
2012-11-06 02:14:20 AM
1 votes:
www.nndb.com

VOTE BUSH 2000.


George Bush is a true example of a COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE. He will bring honor and decency back to the White House.

We agree that $1.25/gallon is a ludicrously high amount. George Bush is a former Oil Man with many close ties to arab oil interests. He'll be able to talk with the middle east and truly be the Inside Man to ease the stress on struggling motorists.

America is in no way the world's police, and has no business going abroad sacrificing young american lives telling other countries how they should be doing things. George Bush will put America first, and focus on true Homeland Security by dedicating his administration to a mighty MISSILE SHIELD.

We cannot have the proof... a smoking gun... to come in the form of a mushroom cloud. By building a Missile Shield, American families will be prototected from any and all harm from rogue nations. George Bush will combat the true dangers of the 21st century, all the while helping families grow at home.

By encouraging deregulation in the private healthcare and banking industry, free market forces will ensure competition drives prices down, making private healthcare and the American dream of home ownership affordable to all. It is unamerican to inject the Government in other people's business, and it is a core Republican belief that Government should be so small as to be able to drown it in your bathtub. Privacy, above all, is the God-given right of Americans.

Vote Compassionate Conservatism.
Vote fiscal responsibility.
Vote small Government.
Vote GOP.

Vote Bush 2000
2012-11-06 02:13:27 AM
1 votes:
www.conservativeparadise.com

...that is all...
2012-11-06 02:10:01 AM
1 votes:
No more f'n ads for awhile.
2012-11-06 02:09:52 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-06 02:05:24 AM
1 votes:

bunner: Summoner101: YOU DOLT!!!

What do you know, another mouthy jerk spewing dime store insults on a forum board. My political views are certainly affected by such pisseloquence. Bye.


Just to clue everyone else in though:

Three statisticals

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!
2012-11-06 02:04:02 AM
1 votes:
Voting twice tomorrow. Can't wait.
2012-11-06 02:02:51 AM
1 votes:

Blue_Blazer: qorkfiend: inclemency: As a non-American, I have spent an inordinate amount of time following this election.

We're all farked if the glove wins. Pray. For. Obo.

The glove?

[fixingtheeconomists.files.wordpress.com image 300x292]


2.bp.blogspot.com

Take my hand with your glove of love.
2012-11-06 02:02:28 AM
1 votes:
538's final prediction:

img341.imageshack.us

A month ago, I could not have imagined that Obama's chances would have rivaled his peak after the 47%/DNC one-two punch. Silver and others are theorizing that the bump in Obama's polling this weekend came from Hurricane Sandy, which could have sealed the deal. LOL, if O wins, it will be fun watching Faux News spin an Act of God helping the Democrat.
2012-11-06 02:01:28 AM
1 votes:
i400.photobucket.com

/missingRAW
2012-11-06 02:01:23 AM
1 votes:
lh3.googleusercontent.com
2012-11-06 01:58:35 AM
1 votes:
Okay, I need to go to bed, but I'm going to share my predictions for tomorrow:

i.imgur.com

I'd love to believe that the blowout being predicted by Nate and others is real, but my gut still says that Florida goes to Romney. Still, with this map, even if there are shenanigans in Ohio, Obama doesn't need it to win reelection. I'd really like to avoid a situation where the entire election comes down to a single state. If Obama wins, it won't be as definitive as it was in 2008 (obviously) but it would be better for everybody's sanity if it's at least reasonably decisive.
2012-11-06 01:57:23 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: I'm simply glad this shiat is almost over.


I'm glad that my mailbox won't be stuffed with !@#$% political junk mail anymore (well, at least for a while).
2012-11-06 01:55:10 AM
1 votes:
I was looking at Rove's site and the DiY on 270towin, and noticing some discrepancies. Rove's has FL at 29 EV, MA 11, and NJ at 14; 270 has them at 27, 12, and 15 respectively.

o_O
2012-11-06 01:53:38 AM
1 votes:
Mailed in my vote for Bronco Bamma a week ago. Oregon mail in elections ftw. I walk by the elections building to work a lot, in Portland, and have been happy to see a steady stream of people driving/biking/ skating by the ballot boxes on the curb and dropping their ballots in.
Romney winning means a lot of lulz for us as we watch him fail miserably. If he does somehow squeak by, I'm starting a betting pool as to when the Nixonesque scandals start. This guy has way too baggage already not to have lulzy shenanigans occurring. And watching his followers get instant buyer's remorse? Might be fun to watch. Also, magic underwear.

But I would forego all that, if I don't have to worry that my reproductive rights aren't going to be stomped on and the Handmaid's Tale doesn't become cloer to reality.
2012-11-06 01:52:05 AM
1 votes:

bunner: Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor: The world didn't deserve shiat.

That's a pretty innerestin' POV, considering it's all we got and I'm pretty sure the USA is located on it.


You're electing the President of these United States; his concern, one should presume, is primarily that of the citizen of these United States. The folly of the Iraq War and continued presence in Afghanistan is certainly something to decry but not because of world opinion; the international community did not waste nearly the amount of blood, treasure and prestige as the United States did in those endeavors.
2012-11-06 01:51:43 AM
1 votes:

Ayn Rand's Social Worker: Sad I couldn't vote against Darrell Issa, thought I was in his district but I guess I'm in 50. Whatever that means...


I'm in Issa's district still, and I'll be voting for Tetalman.

/redistricting wreaks havoc, but apparently it put Bilbray's district in play.
2012-11-06 01:50:22 AM
1 votes:

Lysol_Please: As a foreigner and permanent resident in this fine country, I implore you Americans to please...

DO THE RIGHT THING!


img.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 01:50:03 AM
1 votes:
Hopefully in before hearing from uppity cocksuckers about the importance of voting.

With both candidates moving towards the center, many people ultimately see such little difference that they lose interest in the election. Turnout is low-but for this example, that actually reflects the fact that the election process is working well.

Yes, both toward the center. If you think there is a huge difference between Democrats and Republicans, check out the political disparity outside this country. I would prefer an Obama win but am holding out on voting until there is a truly pro-science president that will stop raiding dispensaries and start collecting taxes from religious organizations. You know, Change.
2012-11-06 01:49:13 AM
1 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: Here's why I'm only voting 3rd party for President and Congress. The American public is insane - they keep doing the same thing (voting for Democrats and Republicans) over and over again expecting different results.

[sas-origin.onstreammedia.com image 513x279]


That shiat flies sometimes, but you have 2 very different choices running for President this year. Enjoy it while it lasts. We MUST move the Overton Window to the left
2012-11-06 01:48:15 AM
1 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: Here's why I'm only voting 3rd party for President and Congress. The American public is insane - they keep doing the same thing (voting for Democrats and Republicans) over and over again expecting different results.

[sas-origin.onstreammedia.com image 513x279]


You're voting for which 3rd party? Obama is an objectively better idea than Johnson or Stein or any of them. None of the 3rd parties are remotely serious. It's just not a plausible idea right now
2012-11-06 01:47:13 AM
1 votes:
As a foreigner and permanent resident in this fine country, I implore you Americans to please...

DO THE RIGHT THING!
2012-11-06 01:45:43 AM
1 votes:

gingerjet: stoli n coke: Don't be foolish. Obama needs to win the popular vote and win it handily to avoid the teaderpers crying "conspiracy."

Wow - thats naive. 'teaderpers' will cry conspiracy no matter what happens.


Probably, but if the numbers are decisive enough, their cries will fall on deaf ears.

Plus, I'm a little tired of the "Both sides are bad, so vote for the Republican who got trounced in the primary" argument.
2012-11-06 01:45:22 AM
1 votes:
I am voting forward.

cdn.popdust.com
2012-11-06 01:45:17 AM
1 votes:
Here's why I'm only voting 3rd party for President and Congress. The American public is insane - they keep doing the same thing (voting for Democrats and Republicans) over and over again expecting different results.

sas-origin.onstreammedia.com
2012-11-06 01:45:14 AM
1 votes:

The Middle of the George Washington Bridge: Edward Bernays and Daniel Kahneman are two people whose body of work you should know about before voting tomorrow. They've proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that every human in America is completely incapable of making the perfectly rational informed decision at the heart of traditional economic theory. Free market fundamentalists simply can't account for this massive hole in their ideology. They've been proven wrong. If you're voting because you want the economy to grow, vote for someone who understands that traditional economics is a good theory/approximation but in no way absolute.

Beyond that:

Romney: Pro Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Romney: Pro expansion of military and military budget
Romney: Pro abstinence education
Romney: Pro Guantanamo Bay
Romney: Pro offshore drilling (Think BP Disaster)
Romney: Pro Unilateralism
Romney: Pro Torture
Romney: Pro American Exceptionalism
Romney: Anti Roe v. Wade,
Romney: Anti Same Sex Marriage
Romney: Anti Pot Legalization
Romney: Anti planned parenthood
Romney: Anti Stem Cell Research
Romney: "Corporations are people"
Romney: Would Repeal Obamacare
Romney: Would Pull PBS funding
Romney: Accused Obama of going on an "apology tour" with the premise that the world didn't actually deserve an apology for the behavior of the GWB administration.
Romney: With no exceptions believes in a theory of economy predicated on "perfect information" (See bernays)
Romney: Believes god lives near the planet Kolob
Romney: Does Not Believe in Climate Change


The world didn't deserve shiat. The President of the United States is not accountable to the world. Bush deserves all the criticism in the world for his imperial adventures; those criticisms, however, are of a nature that they squandered American blood and treasure--not that they offended some two-bit asshole in Caracas or Tehran.
2012-11-06 01:43:04 AM
1 votes:

JonZ1618: This election, oddly enough, I'm breaking my own personal rules. I'm voting straight democrat without even knowing 2/3 of the candidates. The Republicans have gone off the deep end, and in 2008 and 2010 I abstained from voting in races I was unfamiliar with. Now, I've become just jaded enough to vote party line without a second thought. I really, truly, sincerely hope that I don't have to do that again in 2014 and 2016, and can instead vote for 3rd party candidates I like. It's just, after these past 4 years, I cannot in good conscience do anything to increase the chances of Republican victory, and that includes not voting for the Democrat. Again, given a few years time to cool their jets, I hope the Republicans come back to sanity and ignore or explicitly distance themselves from the crazier elements in their party, so that I won't have to make my vote an explicit attack upon them once again.


Wait...are you me? I really don't know because I am pretty drunk right now. I think you might be me.

/Used to be registered republican, then was Independent
//Now I can't in good conscience vote anything but Democrat
///If Republicans win tomorrow I will actually be actively afraid for the country for the first time ever
2012-11-06 01:41:12 AM
1 votes:

Ayn Rand's Social Worker: I was seriously toying with a vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson. But in the end, I went with our President. He's done a pretty damned good job considering the insanity his opposition has confronted his every move with.

Sad I couldn't vote against Darrell Issa, thought I was in his district but I guess I'm in 50. Whatever that means...


I was briefly looking at Rocky Anderson, until he posted the brilliant idea that we just collect solar power in the poor areas of Africa, and ship it here.

When I brought up the inherent problems with that idea, I was shouted down (online) like a Ron Paul forum thread about how great the Gold Standard would be.
2012-11-06 01:39:48 AM
1 votes:
cdn.ebaumsworld.com


/god can't belive it's been four years
//hot
2012-11-06 01:38:46 AM
1 votes:

frtmn7: I am voting tomorrow and I hope Obama wins but I feel that my vote will actually mean a little bit more if I vote for Gary Johnson. I'll admit that I didn't know much about him until a few days ago, but everything that I have read about him I agree with. I live in Georgia so an Obama victory is about as likely as Christianity being outlawed in the state tomorrow.


Gary Johnson is a Republican candidate who lost in the primary and suddenly called himself a Libertarian. Of course, this meant going the Ron Paul route and mentioning legalizng pot. He's not a breath of fresh air. He's just running the same playbook Libertarian candidates have run since Bob Barr.

Don't be foolish. Obama needs to win the popular vote and win it handily to avoid the teaderpers crying "conspiracy."
2012-11-06 01:37:47 AM
1 votes:

Dr.Zom: Dammit, I really need sleep but I'd rather hang out here. You know, four years ago tonight I was right here with you maniacs too.

/may need a life


Generally speaking, needing sleep instead of staying up all night on the internet would indicate you have a life...
2012-11-06 01:36:07 AM
1 votes:
I don't want to get bitter yet while we're all still getting our greetings and salutations out of the way, but I do want to state for the record that it's pretty shameful how we greeted our first Black President. Just think about it for a moment. Look at some of the shiat that's been covered here these past four years. It's enough to make you wonder how we agreed to vote for him in the first place.

It's one of those things that demands some consideration as we look at the possibility (remote as it is) of his chapter in history prematurely ending.
2012-11-06 01:29:34 AM
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
2012-11-06 01:29:16 AM
1 votes:
I don't know who's going to win the election, but I just hope that whoever does will crack down on all of the pooping that's going on in this country. It's disgusting and people should really stop doing it.
2012-11-06 01:29:05 AM
1 votes:

Pincy: fst_creeper: I don't care who you vote for individually. All I hope for is that you educated/educate yourselves and vote accordingly.

//would love it if we got some real opposition parties to raise the chance of breaking up the Laurel and Hardy duo we currently have.

Probably going to need to change the way we vote in order to do that. Some sort of preferential voting system. Other countries manage to do it but yet for some reason we aren't capable here in the US?


Going to a popular vote would do it. And we can do/have done it in congress. The biggest issue is the "I'm throwing away my vote mentality!"
It's complete nonsense. The only vote you throw away is the one you fail to cast. If 15% of the voters chose to avoid the two major parties, it would start reminding the self serving bastards in Washington who they are supposed to serve and that we are getting angry.

/nope, not jaded why do you ask?
2012-11-06 01:28:49 AM
1 votes:
I am voting tomorrow and I hope Obama wins but I feel that my vote will actually mean a little bit more if I vote for Gary Johnson. I'll admit that I didn't know much about him until a few days ago, but everything that I have read about him I agree with. I live in Georgia so an Obama victory is about as likely as Christianity being outlawed in the state tomorrow.
2012-11-06 01:28:35 AM
1 votes:
NATIONAL (ABC/WaPo Tracking): Obama 50, Romney 47

NATIONAL (American Research Group): Obama 49, Romney 49

NATIONAL (Gallup Tracking): Romney 49, Obama 48 (LV); Obama 49, Romney 46 (RV)

NATIONAL (Gravis Marketing): Obama 48, Romney 48

NATIONAL (Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps): Obama 49, Romney 45

NATIONAL (Ipsos/Reuters Tracking): Obama 48, Romney 46 (LV); Obama 47, Romney 43 (RV)

NATIONAL (Monmouth University): Obama 48, Romney 48

NATIONAL (PPP for Daily Kos/SEIU): Obama 50, Romney 48

NATIONAL (PPP Tracking for Americans United For Change): Obama 50, Romney 48

NATIONAL (Rasmussen Tracking): Romney 49, Obama 48

NATIONAL (UPI/CVoter): Obama 49, Romney 48

COLORADO (Ipsos-Reuters): Obama 48, Romney 47 (LV); Obama 52, Romney 41 (RV)

COLORADO (Keating Research/OnSight--D): Obama 50, Romney 46

COLORADO (Lake Research--D): Obama 45, Romney 44, Others 3

COLORADO (PPP): Obama 52, Romney 46

FLORIDA (Angus Reid): Obama 49, Romney 49

FLORIDA (Gravis Marketing--R): Obama 49, Romney 49

FLORIDA (Insider Advantage--R): Romney 52, Obama 47

FLORIDA (Ipsos-Reuters): Romney 48, Obama 47 (LV); Obama 50, Romney 43 (RV)

FLORIDA (PPP): Obama 50, Romney 49

IOWA (American Research Group): Romney 49, Obama 48

MICHIGAN (Angus Reid): Obama 52, Romney 47

MINNESOTA (SurveyUSA): Obama 52, Romney 41

MISSOURI (SurveyUSA): Romney 50, Obama 43, Others 4

NEVADA (PPP): Obama 51, Romney 47

NEW HAMPSHIRE (American Research Group): Obama 49, Romney 49

NEW HAMPSHIRE (New England College): Obama 50, Romney 46

NEW HAMPSHIRE (Rasmussen): Obama 50, Romney 48

NEW HAMPSHIRE (Univ. of New Hampshire): Obama 50, Romney 46

NORTH CAROLINA (Gravis Marketing--R): Romney 50, Obama 46

NORTH CAROLINA (PPP): Romney 49, Obama 49

OHIO (Gravis Marketing--R): Obama 49, Romney 48

OHIO (Ipsos-Reuters): Obama 50, Romney 46 (LV); Obama 50, Romney 41 (RV)

OHIO (Rasmussen): Obama 49, Romney 49

OHIO (SurveyUSA): Obama 49, Romney 44

OHIO (Univ. of Cincinnati): Obama 50, Romney 49

PENNSYLVANIA (Angus Reid): Obama 51, Romney 47

PENNSYLVANIA (Gravis Marketing--R): Obama 49, Romney 46

SOUTH DAKOTA (Nielson Brothers): Romney 53, Obama 41

UTAH (Mason Dixon): Romney 70, Obama 25

VIRGINIA (Ipsos-Reuters): Obama 48, Romney 46 (LV); Obama 49, Romney 42 (RV)

VIRGINIA (Mellman Group for Americans United for Change): Obama 48, Romney 45

VIRGINIA (NBC News/Marist): Obama 48, Romney 47 (LV); Obama 48, Romney 46 (RV)

VIRGINIA (Rasmussen): Romney 50, Obama 48

WISCONSIN (Angus Reid): Obama 53, Romney 46
2012-11-06 01:28:27 AM
1 votes:

sprawl15: [i.imgur.com image 220x340]


whoever made that gif should be killed slowly with malice
2012-11-06 01:25:29 AM
1 votes:
The Right will call Obama's (likely) win nothing less than "a coup". Book it. Shots will be fired.
2012-11-06 01:23:58 AM
1 votes:
Last election: Voted absentee, living in Canada.
This election: Voting, in person, on election day, in Florida.

So very glad to be back with you Farkers (many of the same ones as '08).

/Obama second term, coming right up!
2012-11-06 01:23:28 AM
1 votes:

furiousxgeorge: [i.imgur.com image 500x500]


Bullshiat nothing would ever get done with Her in charge

4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-11-06 01:22:20 AM
1 votes:

Exception Collection: Pincy: Exception Collection: Pincy: It's plain ridiculous that we continue to allow the weather to have an impact on elections. As Bathia Mapes can attest to, we here in Oregon know how to do elections. I only hope other states will come join us in the 21st century sooner than later.

Washington's exclusively vote by mail as well.

/The NW is smart enough to realize that voters don't go out in the rain
//Unless they are weird like I am - a monthish in Seattle and I have yet to buy a replacement umbrella.
///It's weird not being able to vote for DeFazio.

Ah yes, I forgot about my friends to the North. Apologies.

/Grew up in Eugene myself. DeFazio is an institution.

Even my teabagger father votes for DeFazio.


For the last 5 days we've been getting anti-DeFazio crap in the mail from Art Robinson. Last Friday my son got 5 robocalls from Robinson's campaign, which as you know are illegal in Oregon. Three of them were made 5 minutes apart. He's never considered voting a straight Democratic ticket until this year, but he, like myself, is disgusted with the Republican party's antics, especially when it comes to womens' reproductive rights.
2012-11-06 01:21:59 AM
1 votes:
There is not an earthly chance of fark, 538 or anywhere else worth visiting being up all day tomorrow. The damned debates killed this place, the election is going to be a disaster heh
2012-11-06 01:21:54 AM
1 votes:
i361.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 01:21:30 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-06 01:21:01 AM
1 votes:

Omahawg: Arise and go forth, comrades!


damn it

rlv.zcache.com
2012-11-06 01:20:50 AM
1 votes:
Being in WA State I'm hoping that R74 and I-502 pass. This state is def pro-Obama even though it pisses off the Eastern part of the state.

/go legalized pot
//and same-sex marriage
2012-11-06 01:20:40 AM
1 votes:

Arthurgoboom: Well, how many facebook friends have you had to unfriend because of politics this election cycle?

/6 for me
//almost 7
///The Derpish Six, plus a sidekick


I haven't unfriended anyone, but a couple have unfriended me

/I tried to get in between them and their madness
//Never breach the echo chamber
2012-11-06 01:20:39 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-06 01:17:31 AM
1 votes:

This Face Left Blank: A thread already?!?! Freakin' already?!?! It'll be several pages long before noon! I'll sprain something trying to keep up! Oh well, time to see if all that conditioning I've been doing in the Politics tab these last few months will pay off.


We'll burn this one out and the Admins will replace it with the REAL thread after we have it all out of our system.
2012-11-06 01:16:38 AM
1 votes:
i'd also restate that here Romney learns campaigning 101: You want to peak on election day, not 6 weeks before at some debate.
2012-11-06 01:15:28 AM
1 votes:
Oh, and I voted last week, in Ohio, for Obama.
2012-11-06 01:15:24 AM
1 votes:

tlchwi02: i'm voting roosevelt. historically, that is a no lose situation


Teddy lost in 1912.
2012-11-06 01:15:00 AM
1 votes:
download.lardlad.com

"Twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!
2012-11-06 01:14:07 AM
1 votes:
Sitting in a labor room, nurses just gave my wife an ambien, I'm trying to sleep in a cardiac chair.

I'll be spending the day not checking my phone or the TV but waiting on my daughter to arrive.

/voted 3 weeks ago
//Oklahoma
///will lose 90% of the things I voted for
////I'm ok with that

Farker thanks for all the support.

I'm gonna troll FB and all my tea bagger okie "friends" and say I'm naming my daughter

Sasha malia-Michele [last name] when I find out if Obama wins or loses, just so they will tell my extended family and for at least a few days they think the biked things about me and ten I can point and laugh at how gullible and stupid they are.

/yea my wife is cool with it
//dickish?
///to funny to be dickish!!!
2012-11-06 01:13:27 AM
1 votes:
Hart's Location: Obama 23, Romney 9.
Dixville Notch: Obama 5, Romney 5.

It has begun.
2012-11-06 01:12:57 AM
1 votes:

JonZ1618: This election, oddly enough, I'm breaking my own personal rules. I'm voting straight democrat without even knowing 2/3 of the candidates. The Republicans have gone off the deep end, and in 2008 and 2010 I abstained from voting in races I was unfamiliar with. Now, I've become just jaded enough to vote party line without a second thought. I really, truly, sincerely hope that I don't have to do that again in 2014 and 2016, and can instead vote for 3rd party candidates I like. It's just, after these past 4 years, I cannot in good conscience do anything to increase the chances of Republican victory, and that includes not voting for the Democrat. Again, given a few years time to cool their jets, I hope the Republicans come back to sanity and ignore or explicitly distance themselves from the crazier elements in their party, so that I won't have to make my vote an explicit attack upon them once again.


Feels like where I am, I didn't care who they were, at this point I'm sick of the Republican bullshiat, and voted Dem all the way, there was an instance of a Rep/Ind and i went with the Ind just cause I'm that sick of the Republicans... also if they didn't have party affiliation, I did my research to see where they stand and if they had GOP support
2012-11-06 01:12:48 AM
1 votes:
never forget....
doylez.com
2012-11-06 01:12:07 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-06 01:11:51 AM
1 votes:
Let's hope we end up with the officials we need, not the ones we deserve, since we pretty much deserve the Teatards and their ilk.
2012-11-06 01:11:45 AM
1 votes:
I don't care who you vote for individually. All I hope for is that you educated/educate yourselves and vote accordingly.

//would love it if we got some real opposition parties to raise the chance of breaking up the Laurel and Hardy duo we currently have.
2012-11-06 01:11:30 AM
1 votes:
Already voted on Thursday so I get to stay at home and play Halo 4 all day tomorrow.
2012-11-06 01:10:32 AM
1 votes:
Only six days ago, America dressed up as pretend monsters, ghouls and zombies.

Today, they will vote for real monsters, ghouls and zombies.

USA! USA! USA!
2012-11-06 01:07:53 AM
1 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-11-06 01:07:46 AM
1 votes:
Gary Johnson with a darkhorse victory would be outstanding.

/not gonna happen
//but oh so delicous if it did
2012-11-06 01:07:37 AM
1 votes:
Election thread already? It's 11:00PM Mountain Time on a Monday.
2012-11-06 01:07:33 AM
1 votes:

Pincy: It's plain ridiculous that we continue to allow the weather to have an impact on elections. As Bathia Mapes can attest to, we here in Oregon know how to do elections. I only hope other states will come join us in the 21st century sooner than later.


Washington's exclusively vote by mail as well.

/The NW is smart enough to realize that voters don't go out in the rain
//Unless they are weird like I am - a monthish in Seattle and I have yet to buy a replacement umbrella.
///It's weird not being able to vote for DeFazio.
2012-11-06 01:06:55 AM
1 votes:
Anyway, it's very late and I already voted. Since we won't be able to call the election one way or another for at least 19 hours, I'll head to bed now and pop in sometime tomorrow.

/penis
2012-11-06 01:06:09 AM
1 votes:
Go banana!
2012-11-06 01:06:08 AM
1 votes:
i'm still promising two cherry coke buttons on the cafeteria machines if anybody wants to throw a student body pres. vote my way.
2012-11-06 01:05:35 AM
1 votes:
So what are we looking at here? Plutocratic theocracy or a thousand years of darkness?

I'm told it's going to be one or the other.
2012-11-06 01:04:55 AM
1 votes:
Bit early, Fark.
2012-11-06 01:04:27 AM
1 votes:
i am so looking forward to the tears of teabaggers tomorrow.
i plan to be entertained for weeks.
2012-11-06 01:03:55 AM
1 votes:
rlv.zcache.com
2012-11-06 01:03:52 AM
1 votes:
I voted early, and I'm off today to vote again!

/I keed
/OBAMA 2012
2012-11-06 01:03:30 AM
1 votes:
Good, because I'm freaking done with libtardos.
2012-11-06 01:02:15 AM
1 votes:
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
2012-11-06 01:01:53 AM
1 votes:
SHUT

DOWN

EVERYTHING

/too soon?
2012-11-06 12:59:33 AM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: will this thread crash Fark. maybe we can make some predictions on if/when the server goes kablooey


Mike has been doing some upgrades and such and he's hopeful that fark won't crash.

Now, the real question is which will crash first? Twitter or Fark?
2012-11-06 12:45:10 AM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: will this thread crash Fark. maybe we can make some predictions on if/when the server goes kablooey



We've been melting the servers in the football threads, so I can't see how they wouldn't choke, at least once.
2012-11-06 12:18:00 AM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: will this thread crash Fark. maybe we can make some predictions on if/when the server goes kablooey


Well, the largest political thread on record (according to the Top Comments page) is the HCR voting thread, at 8573 comments, so we have a high bar to clear. :)
2012-11-06 12:12:51 AM
1 votes:
And, now that his prominence has risen dramatically, an additional question: Will 538's servers melt before the first polls close?
 
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