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2012-11-06 12:56:07 PM

Marine1: No shiat. Maybe if guys like you stopped saying "HURR, YER THROWIN' AWAY YER VOTE THERE, CLEETUS" whenever we actually speak our minds on a ballot, we wouldn't have to choose between two mediocre candidates every four years.


You make it sound like third party candidates are some how magically better. Many Libertarians are ex-GOP people. Did switching the R to an L magically make them better candidates?
 
2012-11-06 12:56:08 PM

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Corvus: Serious what the hell is up with polling places in other states. In CA, i've lived in BFE, suburbs and the city and each of those at most i've waited 15 mins but usually like 5 mins.

What's wrong with these places that have hour long lines?

Voter supression.

Make it hard enough to vote in minority and inner-city neighborhoods and people won't bother to go to the pools.


Black people don't swim, anyway.
 
2012-11-06 12:56:13 PM
I feel like not voting for Obama would be racist.
 
2012-11-06 12:56:14 PM
I predict it will be razor thin in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the lawyers will Zerg Rush to both states. We'll be lucky if it gets settled by Christmas....
 
2012-11-06 12:56:14 PM

Marine1: whidbey: Marine1:

Yes, "progressive" policies. Like being able to label people as "security threats" and detain them indefinitely. Getting felt-up by a high-school dropout at the airport before I can get on the plane is another "progressive" policy as well. Maybe we can have third-party candidates arrested for protesting being excluded from debates as well. You know. For "progress".

I'm not even going to debate any of that.

I just want to know where your army is. A few million people saying they're going to vote for Gary Johnson isn't going to cut it.

No shiat. Maybe if guys like you stopped saying "HURR, YER THROWIN' AWAY YER VOTE THERE, CLEETUS" whenever we actually speak our minds on a ballot, we wouldn't have to choose between two mediocre candidates every four years.


The hubris in your post is just too amusing.
 
2012-11-06 12:56:20 PM

SphericalTime: I voted this morning, and at lunch my barber tried to talk me into voting for Romney. And Scott Brown.

Very, very sad for him. (Also: the stock market has almost doubled under Obama. If your talking points are dependent on lies, they don't work very well.)


Isn't that just making the 1% richer?
 
2012-11-06 12:56:29 PM
I have to stop at the grocery store on the way home from work and need help deciding what dinner would be suitable for watching the Republican melt down on Fox/Freeperville/etc. Suggestions?
 
2012-11-06 12:56:32 PM

KellyX: [sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net image 640x400]

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/politics/i-voted/home/


Oh good, herp and derp in real-time.

/as opposed to the light speed we're going in these threads
 
2012-11-06 12:56:38 PM

BgJonson79: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Corvus: Serious what the hell is up with polling places in other states. In CA, i've lived in BFE, suburbs and the city and each of those at most i've waited 15 mins but usually like 5 mins.

What's wrong with these places that have hour long lines?

Voter supression.

Make it hard enough to vote in minority and inner-city neighborhoods and people won't bother to go to the pools.

I always figured it was a population density issue. The town I used to live in had much more voting booths and a much smaller population than the ward in the city I live in now, just one town north. And in said town, voting was 7 minutes, max, and not 40 minutes.


Yes, but if you make it so there's not enough voting booths to go around in urban areas, then they won't vote against you.
 
2012-11-06 12:56:44 PM
They spelled Gary Johnson's name as Gray Johnson here.
I'd almost bet they'd say I didn't vote for Gary Johnson. I almost wrote his name in.
I didn't see Ron Paul on it at all.
 
2012-11-06 12:57:09 PM
Gay casinos for Maryland!
 
2012-11-06 12:57:14 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: Every company I ever worked for allowed us to go vote during our work schedule, and the time was 100% comped. What kind of commie companies do y'all work for?


Democracy is now a commie concept. Haven't you been keeping up? "You cannot have both liberty and democracy" and all that.
 
2012-11-06 12:57:15 PM

dr_blasto: Weaver95: reposting from previous thread: we sent foot patrols out and its quiet in HQ right now. waiting for them to get back...should be about 2 hours. today is all about 'ground game' - talking to voters, getting them out to vote for Obama.

again - none of the local patrols have reported ANY activity among Republicans. no canvassers, no phone banking activity. its really weird - almost as if Team Romney expects to win by name recognition alone.

It has been repeated that he invested next to nothing in a ground game. Maybe that was true?


i'm thinking it might be true after all - our people are coming back and reporting zero sightings of Romney campaigners. flatline - as in, nothing. total Republican ghost town.
 
2012-11-06 12:57:17 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Make it hard enough to vote in minority and inner-city neighborhoods and people won't bother to go to the pools.

Pools closed?


imageshack.us

There's a dickhead in the pool.
 
2012-11-06 12:57:35 PM
Yup, it only took me less than 10 mins in line this morning (2 people ahead of me) in CA - how are people getting 4-hour waits??

/voted for Mitt and against insurance companies (no on CA prop33)
 
2012-11-06 12:57:35 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-06 12:57:36 PM

AkaDad: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Corvus: Serious what the hell is up with polling places in other states. In CA, i've lived in BFE, suburbs and the city and each of those at most i've waited 15 mins but usually like 5 mins.

What's wrong with these places that have hour long lines?

Voter supression.

Make it hard enough to vote in minority and inner-city neighborhoods and people won't bother to go to the pools.

All the pools are closed here because it's too cold.


Minorities - always putting recreation above responsibility.
 
2012-11-06 12:57:42 PM
Is skink back with pictures of his legal age fox?
 
2012-11-06 12:57:43 PM

dr_blasto: Weaver95: reposting from previous thread: we sent foot patrols out and its quiet in HQ right now. waiting for them to get back...should be about 2 hours. today is all about 'ground game' - talking to voters, getting them out to vote for Obama.

again - none of the local patrols have reported ANY activity among Republicans. no canvassers, no phone banking activity. its really weird - almost as if Team Romney expects to win by name recognition alone.

It has been repeated that he invested next to nothing in a ground game. Maybe that was true?


I don't think they considered Pennsylvania "in play" until a couple of weeks ago. That's not much time to organize a ground game. You can do TV ads and a few rallies in that time, but a real ground game takes a LOT more time and effort to organize.
 
2012-11-06 12:57:45 PM

RedPhoenix122: BgJonson79: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Corvus: Serious what the hell is up with polling places in other states. In CA, i've lived in BFE, suburbs and the city and each of those at most i've waited 15 mins but usually like 5 mins.

What's wrong with these places that have hour long lines?

Voter supression.

Make it hard enough to vote in minority and inner-city neighborhoods and people won't bother to go to the pools.

I always figured it was a population density issue. The town I used to live in had much more voting booths and a much smaller population than the ward in the city I live in now, just one town north. And in said town, voting was 7 minutes, max, and not 40 minutes.

Yes, but if you make it so there's not enough voting booths to go around in urban areas, then they won't vote against you.


Isn't that done at the local level? Don't those citizens elect the people that organize the election stuff?
 
2012-11-06 12:57:52 PM

Stoker: They spelled Gary Johnson's name as Gray Johnson here.
I'd almost bet they'd say I didn't vote for Gary Johnson. I almost wrote his name in.
I didn't see Ron Paul on it at all.


Good.
 
2012-11-06 12:57:59 PM

whidbey: It's a canvas. And easy to get to if anyone needs to be reminded that Obama's administration has in fact produced notable accomplishments.


Exactly. That's where I kept my bigass healthcare soapbox post when that was happening.
 
2012-11-06 12:58:03 PM

mainstreet62: GardenWeasel: LOL MSNBC

"A look back at this years Republican Clown Car"

No way! Really?


Yep. Damn near choked on my coffee.
 
2012-11-06 12:58:18 PM

Brain_Damage: I have to stop at the grocery store on the way home from work and need help deciding what dinner would be suitable for watching the Republican melt down on Fox/Freeperville/etc. Suggestions?


Whatever goes with beer.
 
2012-11-06 12:58:19 PM

FTDA: Please explain it for the un-hip. I know that the hot chick is named Toph, I have no idea who the other guy is, but he's not from the Airbender universe, is he?

He's DareDevil, a blind super hero.


And...?
 
2012-11-06 12:58:25 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-06 12:58:36 PM

llachlan: LGBTQ (did I forget a letter?) rights will stall in the legal sense under Romney,


They won't stall, they'll regress.
 
2012-11-06 12:58:40 PM
 
2012-11-06 12:58:44 PM
Voted No in MN (felt good), hope my cousin Jimmy and his S.O. can tie the knot some day!
 
2012-11-06 12:58:48 PM

Marine1: "HURR, YER THROWIN' AWAY YER VOTE THERE, CLEETUS"


I love how we're using the name Cletus as a term of abuse. When did this start?

/sounds sarcastic
//really no
///this is funna, funna stuff
 
2012-11-06 12:58:55 PM
Marine1: Yes, "progressive" policies. Like being able to label people as "security threats" and detain them indefinitely. Getting felt-up by a high-school dropout at the airport before I can get on the plane is another "progressive" policy as well. Maybe we can have third-party candidates arrested for protesting being excluded from debates as well. You know. For "progress".

Those first two things were started with the previous administration, and Jill Stein and her running mate were arrested for trespassing after being asked to leave. And she's gone and gotten herself arrested over stuff since then, if you've been paying any attention.
 
2012-11-06 12:58:59 PM

Cybernetic: dr_blasto: Weaver95: reposting from previous thread: we sent foot patrols out and its quiet in HQ right now. waiting for them to get back...should be about 2 hours. today is all about 'ground game' - talking to voters, getting them out to vote for Obama.

again - none of the local patrols have reported ANY activity among Republicans. no canvassers, no phone banking activity. its really weird - almost as if Team Romney expects to win by name recognition alone.

It has been repeated that he invested next to nothing in a ground game. Maybe that was true?

I don't think they considered Pennsylvania "in play" until a couple of weeks ago. That's not much time to organize a ground game. You can do TV ads and a few rallies in that time, but a real ground game takes a LOT more time and effort to organize.


I can't speak to other states, only to what i'm seeing here on the ground in central Pa. And Romney don't have game here from what I can tell.
 
2012-11-06 12:59:11 PM

whidbey: Marine1: whidbey: Marine1:

Yes, "progressive" policies. Like being able to label people as "security threats" and detain them indefinitely. Getting felt-up by a high-school dropout at the airport before I can get on the plane is another "progressive" policy as well. Maybe we can have third-party candidates arrested for protesting being excluded from debates as well. You know. For "progress".

I'm not even going to debate any of that.

I just want to know where your army is. A few million people saying they're going to vote for Gary Johnson isn't going to cut it.

No shiat. Maybe if guys like you stopped saying "HURR, YER THROWIN' AWAY YER VOTE THERE, CLEETUS" whenever we actually speak our minds on a ballot, we wouldn't have to choose between two mediocre candidates every four years.

The hubris in your post is just too amusing.


quoth the guy who apparently doesn't know what "hubris" means
 
2012-11-06 12:59:14 PM

Stoker: They spelled Gary Johnson's name as Gray Johnson here.


Nah, that just means Anthony Weiner is back in the game and running for election in your district. Go get 'em, Ant!
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 12:59:25 PM
clown car

www.orsonprattbrown.com

get some asprin for god's sake.
 
2012-11-06 12:59:42 PM

Snapper Carr: foxtail: Obama will take an early lead, until the republicans get off of work.

Two people I know are voting for Romney today. One is on food stamps and the other has a section 8 inspection that will delay her voting until later this afternoon.

/I really don't understand people.


10 bucks has they are white....

/Not that difficult to understand
 
2012-11-06 12:59:43 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Vlad_the_Inaner: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Make it hard enough to vote in minority and inner-city neighborhoods and people won't bother to go to the pools.

Pools closed?

[imageshack.us image 696x450]

There's a dickhead in the pool.


i have seen fat necks before, but it is impressive he got it all into one roll
 
2012-11-06 12:59:49 PM
Can someone explain to me (aside from lowest bid government work) why voting machine touch screens need to be 'calibrated'? People speak as if this is a known thing, but I haven't had to calibrate even a consumer level device's touch screen since the Palm devices and the ATMs, movie ticket vending machines, etc... that are everywhere just seem to 'work'.

Are these just really crappy machines or is there some other reason people accept this? I'm a technologist, and the head-nodding around this issue really bothers me.
 
2012-11-06 01:00:11 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-11-06 01:00:21 PM

Flab: canwolfshadow: Flab: Weaver95: and i'm settled in at the democratic party staging area

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO WEAVER95????!?

He's come a long way in the past 4 years has our Weaver95.

I think the Citizens United or the debt ceiling crap was the straw that broke the camel's back. He finally realised that the GOP had no interest in smaller govt, nor running the country decently.

SkullKrusher thinks he's changed his mind to impress a libbie chick.


NTTAWWT

/libbie chick
 
2012-11-06 01:00:30 PM

Brain_Damage: I have to stop at the grocery store on the way home from work and need help deciding what dinner would be suitable for watching the Republican melt down on Fox/Freeperville/etc. Suggestions?


Just deserts.
 
2012-11-06 01:00:50 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Vlad_the_Inaner: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Make it hard enough to vote in minority and inner-city neighborhoods and people won't bother to go to the pools.

Pools closed?

[imageshack.us image 696x450]

There's a dickhead in the pool.


wow, if you photoshopped the pool out that would probably be bannable.
 
2012-11-06 01:01:02 PM
Holy shiat! We just GOT this new thread it already has over 600 posts?
 
2012-11-06 01:01:11 PM
i116.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-06 01:01:14 PM
Obama has 70% of the vote in the first town to certify their ballots

Add Dixville Notch and the number drops to...53%

This is bad news....for white racists.
 
2012-11-06 01:01:23 PM

BafflerMeal: Can someone explain to me (aside from lowest bid government work)


...That's pretty much it in a nutshell. The screens that work super reliably are much more expensive.
 
2012-11-06 01:01:27 PM

BafflerMeal: Can someone explain to me (aside from lowest bid government work) why voting machine touch screens need to be 'calibrated'? People speak as if this is a known thing, but I haven't had to calibrate even a consumer level device's touch screen since the Palm devices and the ATMs, movie ticket vending machines, etc... that are everywhere just seem to 'work'.

Are these just really crappy machines or is there some other reason people accept this? I'm a technologist, and the head-nodding around this issue really bothers me.


If the US wanted fair, reliable and traceable elections it would. But it doesn't.

Hence our crappy voting machines and practices.
 
2012-11-06 01:02:00 PM

skullkrusher: quoth the guy who apparently doesn't know what "hubris" means


it's hebrew for cutting off the tip of you junk.
 
2012-11-06 01:02:00 PM
it just floors me that there isn't any Romney ground crew out in Pa today. no local GOP ground pounders either for that matter.
 
2012-11-06 01:02:06 PM
In case any of you need a little relief, XKCD's What-If today is about what happens in the event that all the battleground states were to tie this year. Included in the discussion is the surprising figure that a typical Floridian experiences 1.4 picotornadoes per second.

Also:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
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