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2012-11-06 12:23:21 PM  
No line whatsoever at my polling place this morning. Almost laughed uncontrollably while voting at the thought of people waiting line for hours during early voting.
 
2012-11-06 12:23:33 PM  

whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.


He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 12:23:45 PM  

SuperT: Gonz: evoke: I remember the polls favoring Kerry just before the election back in '04 as well. I voted for Bush that year - first time I was eligible to vote. In '08 I voted for McCain. So I am 1 out of 2 so far. Today I am voting for Romney and there is no doubt in my mind that he's going to win it.

You popped your Presidential cherry with Dubya? I'm so sorry. My first Presidential vote was Clinton in 96.

I'm also a Presidential hipster, as I voted for Harry Browne in 2000 (Bought into the "no difference between Bush and Gore" argument. Oops). I was into the Libertarian party before it became all mainstream.

My first vote was in 2000, for nader. in florida.

we had no idea. I'm so sorry.


Again with the Nader?

Jeb purged so many likely Democratic voters in 2000 that Nader made no difference.
 
2012-11-06 12:23:45 PM  

Marine1: [usahitman.com image 780x400] 

Have fun kids.


HA OMG! I didn't even Rocky was running for president!
I'm going out right now and voting for little red flags!
 
2012-11-06 12:24:45 PM  
We had Gary as our governor and he wasn't that great. He did stuff like fund road projects with 30 year bonds on roads that had expected lifespans less than 20 years. He only got a spine after he left office...

/ voted for the Muslim/Indonesian/Socialist/Kenyan last week
 
2012-11-06 12:24:45 PM  
Everyone calm down, all three statisticals are still in play.
 
2012-11-06 12:24:58 PM  

TsukasaK: whidbey: Someone or something really does need to stop the bullying. Republicans AREN'T EVEN THE F*CKING PARTY IN POWER, yet they've managed to fark up passage of some very good progressive ideas within the past 4 years.

I wouldn't even care if they weren't whining and stomping their feet like a bratty 2-year-old - having the house, senate, and presidency controlled by the same party is a gateway to all kinds of shiatty legislation - you need some kind of sane opposition to keep the idealism and straight party line in check.


That's fine, but take a look at any garden variety objection Republicans have had to Obama administration policy and it's just usually some petty selfish mean-spirited dismissal, often using "spending" as a legitimate grievance. Anti-progress with more than just a hint of "well we'll just say "no" to everything until WE get elected."

That's bullshiat.
 
2012-11-06 12:25:11 PM  

Tor_Eckman: And do you also get that Obama is not the king? He cannot just waive his hand and make pot legal.


Harry Browne promised a pardon right after he swore in as President.

/I know
//I know
///But still
 
2012-11-06 12:25:15 PM  

FriarReb98: The answer to the Gary Johnson question is: That friend I have on Facebook does. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't know Gary Johnson existed.

\doesn't mean I'm going to go vote for him, but I know he exists.


About an hour ago: Well it's official..... The Federal Reserve (a privately owned bank BTW) has already won the election. It doesn't matter which puppet lies their way to enough votes. Your taxes are going up, your freedoms are being revoked, and you are buying the lies with your hard earned dollars. Pull back the curtain things are not what they seem to be.

About an hour ago: I have had a paradigm shifting education the last few months and it's time for TRUTH to start hitting the light.

45 minutes ago: It's less about an party or personal alignment. I want someone who reads the constitution and follows what it says and eliminates everything it doesn't say from National Policy. Amendment 10: Leave it to the states!!!

/All quotes from the same person. I need to get off Facebook for a couple days.
 
2012-11-06 12:25:30 PM  

Marine1: No more NDAA crap, legalize weed (I don't even smoke it). Two easy things right there that could sway my vote. But, nope.


Are you somehow under the impression that Mitt Romney would do either of those things?
 
2012-11-06 12:26:20 PM  
It's going to be a pleasure to watch the Romney campaign go down in flames after all the republican gaffs that have happened over this last year.

/going to to vote for Obama, suck it neocon nazi's.
 
2012-11-06 12:26:26 PM  

Tor_Eckman: Marine1: whidbey: Marine1: I don't see how voting for a man who isn't a whore for votes is "throwing away" a vote.

Because's it's just an idea. You have no viable numbers to support your decision.

Until you have tens of millions of people voting for Johnson, all you're doing is helping Romney get elected.

Deal. Again, if Obama wants my vote, he can do the stuff to get it. No more NDAA crap, legalize weed (I don't even smoke it). Two easy things right there that could sway my vote. But, nope.

You do understand that the NDAA was attached to the defense spending bill and was passed with a VETO PROOF MAJORITY, right? In other words, had he not signed the bill, your buddies in the military would have not gotten paid, and after a delay where Obama would have been savaged for not caring about the troops the thing would have become law anyway. You get that right?

And do you also get that Obama is not the king? He cannot just waive his hand and make pot legal.

Good grief.


So... people not getting paid is worth trading freedom for... right? Right? And I don't care if he could have been overridden. Sometimes you have to lose, even if you're doing what's right.

He has the authority to sign executive orders stopping quite a bit of the DEA's activities. Hell, to start off with, Holder let MJ dispensers run. Then... again... back to prohibition.
 
2012-11-06 12:26:50 PM  

TsukasaK: whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.

He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best


Yeah. I know. Still, saying he's a couple of strides from Virgil Goode or for that matter, even Romney, is disingenuous and out of touch with North American politics.
 
2012-11-06 12:26:54 PM  

Walker: Marine1: Voted for Johnson. Don't like McCaskill but couldn't stand the idea of filling in the bubble for Akin.

Gary Johnson? Thanks for guaranteeing Missouri stays red. Great job throwing away your vote.


MO is going to go red anyway. People here really seem to hate Obama for some reason moreso than in other states.
 
2012-11-06 12:26:59 PM  
img210.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-06 12:27:03 PM  

TsukasaK: whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.

He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best


Obama has had to govern center-right in order to get anything past the dickbags in congress. Sure, he could have stamped his feet and held his breath and refused to sign any bills into law that contained compromises to the right. And then absolutely nothing would have gotten passed in the last four years.

You want a president to govern from the left? Elect a congress that will abide.
 
2012-11-06 12:27:10 PM  

coeyagi: Hack Patooey: [www.thegatewaypundit.com image 366x344]


img402.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-06 12:27:11 PM  

Hack Patooey: FinFangFark: I posted in other thread...

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

Details?


I assume they're talking about polling places where people are being forced to present ID despite the injunction against it.
 
2012-11-06 12:27:23 PM  

qorkfiend: Marine1: No more NDAA crap, legalize weed (I don't even smoke it). Two easy things right there that could sway my vote. But, nope.

Are you somehow under the impression that Mitt Romney would do either of those things?


Hell no. That's why I didn't vote for him.
 
2012-11-06 12:27:47 PM  

Yessss, it's erection day! 

purefilmcreative.com

 
2012-11-06 12:28:21 PM  
My coworker and I have decided tomorrow is either Rape your Daughter day or Black muslim-athiest-commie-facist-socialist-gay take away your guns day.
 
2012-11-06 12:28:56 PM  

Marine1: qorkfiend: Marine1: No more NDAA crap, legalize weed (I don't even smoke it). Two easy things right there that could sway my vote. But, nope.

Are you somehow under the impression that Mitt Romney would do either of those things?

Hell no. That's why I didn't vote for him.


You are voting for him.
 
2012-11-06 12:28:58 PM  

TsukasaK: whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.

He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best


No country in the western world is as far right as America. If you wanted to go somewhere more conservative, you'd have to look at Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia.
 
2012-11-06 12:29:03 PM  

TsukasaK: whidbey: Someone or something really does need to stop the bullying. Republicans AREN'T EVEN THE F*CKING PARTY IN POWER, yet they've managed to fark up passage of some very good progressive ideas within the past 4 years.

I wouldn't even care if they weren't whining and stomping their feet like a bratty 2-year-old - having the house, senate, and presidency controlled by the same party is a gateway to all kinds of shiatty legislation - you need some kind of sane opposition to keep the idealism and straight party line in check.


Sane being the key idea there. The GOP for the last four years has been anything but.
 
2012-11-06 12:29:19 PM  
Hey sprawl15, what is that pic? Free Mexican girls, tighty-whiteys and taco hats from Obama if he wins??

It made me laugh.

Anyhow I awready absentee-voted a week ago for teh scary black gentleman.

Now I have to go pester a townie friend's cat and feed her Cheez-Its until she asplodes.

Or stops meowing greedily for them. Whichever comes first.
 
2012-11-06 12:29:22 PM  
This is why I don't vote.
 
2012-11-06 12:29:27 PM  

TsukasaK: whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.

He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best


Because dots on a map represent precisely where candidates stand on all issues. Sorry, I'm not trying to be a jerk. How about we say this: Obama is a centrist whose supporters largely would have him move left on issues, whereas Romney (I think?) exists in the right portion of the spectrum, and has a large vocal group of supporters who would have him move further right on issues. The country needs people willing to compromise, which is what the right side of that map lacks currently. I'm not particularly sure where having libertarians like Gary Johnson in the executive will help that, as they would have a hard time relinquishing power once they got into office. Perhaps voting them into Congress would do some good though.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 12:29:36 PM  

imontheinternet: TsukasaK: whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.

He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best

No country in the western world is as far right as America. If you wanted to go somewhere more conservative, you'd have to look at Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia.


Somalia. No regulations there! FREEDOM!
 
2012-11-06 12:29:39 PM  

scubamage: Hack Patooey: FinFangFark: I posted in other thread...

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

Details?

I assume they're talking about polling places where people are being forced to present ID despite the injunction against it.


The true "genius" behind these Voter ID laws is making poll workers the final arbiters of who does and doesn't get to vote.
 
2012-11-06 12:29:42 PM  

hbk72777: First Black Panther spotted outside polling place in Philly. It's been caught on video.

I guess he's auditioning for a job as a doorman


LOL. Already had you tagged as; (favorite: angry white guy who hates colored people)
 
2012-11-06 12:30:11 PM  
If they tie, a simple duel with pistols will suffice.
 
2012-11-06 12:30:26 PM  

TsukasaK: whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.

He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best


Exactly, when I point this out to my conservative friends all I get is a blank stare.
 
2012-11-06 12:30:46 PM  

imontheinternet: TsukasaK: whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.

He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best

No country in the western world is as far right as America. If you wanted to go somewhere more conservative, you'd have to look at Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia.


I'm sure there are some much more conservative South American countries than us...
 
2012-11-06 12:30:51 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: How many threads are there going to be, since the first one is closing in on 1000? if there's a new thread every 1000 posts.............


We had about six election day threads in 2008. Each with about 4000 posts in them.
 
2012-11-06 12:31:02 PM  

whidbey: Marine1: I don't see how voting for a man who isn't a whore for votes is "throwing away" a vote.

Because's it's just an idea. You have no viable numbers to support your decision.

Until you have tens of millions of people voting for Johnson, all you're doing is helping Romney get elected.


Now that's what I call a sense of entitlement. People like you actually assume that everyone that votes third party would have voted for your candidate if there was no third party available. How farking presumptuous can you get?
 
2012-11-06 12:31:07 PM  

Deep Contact: If they tie, a simple duel with pistols will suffice.


can't they duel with hand grenades?
 
2012-11-06 12:31:10 PM  

whidbey: Marine1: qorkfiend: Marine1: No more NDAA crap, legalize weed (I don't even smoke it). Two easy things right there that could sway my vote. But, nope.

Are you somehow under the impression that Mitt Romney would do either of those things?

Hell no. That's why I didn't vote for him.

You are voting for him.


Okay, I've been told that by voting for Johnson, I was voting for Obama. This was by my conservative family. Now I come on here and you guys are telling me I voted for Romney.

Which one is it?

C'mon, tell me. I'm waiting.
 
2012-11-06 12:31:21 PM  

whidbey: Marine1: qorkfiend: Marine1: No more NDAA crap, legalize weed (I don't even smoke it). Two easy things right there that could sway my vote. But, nope.

Are you somehow under the impression that Mitt Romney would do either of those things?

Hell no. That's why I didn't vote for him.

You are voting for him.


I'm lost...
 
2012-11-06 12:31:30 PM  
Im in oklahoma, so it was largely an exercise in futility, but i voted. It was quick and painless
 
2012-11-06 12:31:42 PM  
cotocrew.files.wordpress.com

/hilarious bit, still vote
 
2012-11-06 12:31:44 PM  

imontheinternet: TsukasaK: whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.

He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best

No country in the western world is as far right as America. If you wanted to go somewhere more conservative, you'd have to look at Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia.

 
2012-11-06 12:31:44 PM  

Lundyn: This is why I don't vote.


Making your self part of the problem.
 
2012-11-06 12:32:05 PM  

bulldg4life: [img210.imageshack.us image 668x607]


that didn't get put up this morning, you know.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 12:32:08 PM  

qorkfiend: scubamage: Hack Patooey: FinFangFark: I posted in other thread...

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

Details?

I assume they're talking about polling places where people are being forced to present ID despite the injunction against it.

The true "genius" behind these Voter ID laws is making poll workers the final arbiters of who does and doesn't get to vote.


WHY DO THEY HAVE TO MAKE THE PRINT SO SMALL??

bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com
 
2012-11-06 12:32:25 PM  
the only important thing being decided today is in Washington State and Colorado.

How are things looking there folks ?
 
2012-11-06 12:32:28 PM  

Lundyn: This is why I don't vote.

This

is how you troll, folks.
 
2012-11-06 12:32:47 PM  

BgJonson79: whidbey: Marine1: qorkfiend: Marine1: No more NDAA crap, legalize weed (I don't even smoke it). Two easy things right there that could sway my vote. But, nope.

Are you somehow under the impression that Mitt Romney would do either of those things?

Hell no. That's why I didn't vote for him.

You are voting for him.

I'm lost...


Me too. I could have sworn I filled in the bubble for Johnson.
 
2012-11-06 12:33:00 PM  

Marine1: Tor_Eckman: Marine1: whidbey: Marine1: I don't see how voting for a man who isn't a whore for votes is "throwing away" a vote.

Because's it's just an idea. You have no viable numbers to support your decision.

Until you have tens of millions of people voting for Johnson, all you're doing is helping Romney get elected.

Deal. Again, if Obama wants my vote, he can do the stuff to get it. No more NDAA crap, legalize weed (I don't even smoke it). Two easy things right there that could sway my vote. But, nope.

You do understand that the NDAA was attached to the defense spending bill and was passed with a VETO PROOF MAJORITY, right? In other words, had he not signed the bill, your buddies in the military would have not gotten paid, and after a delay where Obama would have been savaged for not caring about the troops the thing would have become law anyway. You get that right?

And do you also get that Obama is not the king? He cannot just waive his hand and make pot legal.

Good grief.

So... people not getting paid is worth trading freedom for... right? Right? And I don't care if he could have been overridden. Sometimes you have to lose, even if you're doing what's right.

He has the authority to sign executive orders stopping quite a bit of the DEA's activities. Hell, to start off with, Holder let MJ dispensers run. Then... again... back to prohibition.


No, dinglefutz. Vetoing the defense spending bill would have accomplished NOTHING other than to delay it's inevitable passage. It would have been a completely empty gesture that would have made him look good for a few idealists like you and made him look bad to everyone else. You do have to consider these kinds of things when you are the president.

Maybe you want a president that makes empty gestures. I want one that's smart enough to know when to pick his battles.
 
2012-11-06 12:33:03 PM  

Sasquatchuan: TsukasaK: whidbey: When you feel like joining reality, let us know.

He's not wrong. On the left-right map, you could draw lines of where the democrat and republican parties are exactly near where Obama and Romney are on that map.

We don't have a leftist political party in the USA - that's why it's so damned hilarious when teabaggers say Obama is a soshulist. Obama is center-right at best

Because dots on a map represent precisely where candidates stand on all issues. Sorry, I'm not trying to be a jerk. How about we say this: Obama is a centrist whose supporters largely would have him move left on issues, whereas Romney (I think?) exists in the right portion of the spectrum, and has a large vocal group of supporters who would have him move further right on issues. The country needs people willing to compromise, which is what the right side of that map lacks currently. I'm not particularly sure where having libertarians like Gary Johnson in the executive will help that, as they would have a hard time relinquishing power once they got into office. Perhaps voting them into Congress would do some good though.


In all seriousness, when Johnson's campaign as a Republican crashed and burned, why did he go Independent/Libertarian? Out of spite? Out of necessity? Why would you vote for someone who isn't interested in building a viable third party from the ground up?

I may be answering my own question here, but did he run as a Republican to get his name out there because no one would know who he was otherwise if he ran Independent/Libertarian from the get-go?
 
2012-11-06 12:33:04 PM  

Marine1: Okay, I've been told that by voting for Johnson, I was voting for Obama. This was by my conservative family. Now I come on here and you guys are telling me I voted for Romney.

Which one is it?

C'mon, tell me. I'm waiting.


It can be both since third party is essentially a vaccum in the larger picture.

At least you didn't vote for that tool Akin. I can't wait to vote for McCaskill this afternoon.
 
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