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2012-11-06 02:11:15 PM

robsul82: RNC communications guy is saying the local court's ordered that the Obama mural be covered up.


Good decision. Come on, people. One side has to be fair.
 
2012-11-06 02:11:40 PM
So where is this button website?
 
2012-11-06 02:11:41 PM
Here in CO, I voted already with a mail-in ballot. Voted for Obama, and for legalization of marijuana in this state.

We already have legal medical marijuana, and we all know there are many doctors here who will give anybody a prescription. cut out the pretenses and legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

\I don't smoke pot, but I support everyone's right to smoke it legally
 
2012-11-06 02:11:48 PM

make me some tea: Coco LaFemme: I voted, the boyfriend voted. We wanted to vote early, but decided to come in early today, since we would be guaranteed to have hardly any wait time. My dad called me and asked me who I voted for, since apparently my politically leanings have been poorly advertised. He said he wanted to know if I changed my vote at the last minute.

o_O

I handed the phone to my boyfriend and told him I thought my dad was going senile.

Oh my.


I'm serious. I had to call him back and ask if he had a senior moment or something. He said he could have sworn he overheard me saying I was contemplating a vote for Romney, then doubled-back and said maybe it was my sister. My sister the 7th grade teacher. It's always sad when your dad starts to lose the stuffing out of his comforter.

/I apologize for the atrocious grammar in that original post. I was typing fast and hit "Add Comment" before I could hit "Preview."
//if you haven't voted yet, GET OFF YOUR ASS AND GO VOTE
///if you have voted, YAY FOR VOTING!
////slashies for democracy
 
2012-11-06 02:11:49 PM

skullkrusher: imontheinternet: cameroncrazy1984: d23: This is the only one that makes sense so far:

[i48.tinypic.com image 240x238]

Both Sides Are The Same has never made sense.

Being edgy is much cooler than being informed.

"Thier both like corporate and Wall Street and the electorate college is a scam anyway."

I don't think it is "edgy" to recognize that the two party system is more about big money than it is the natural result of candidate awesomeness


you can have a 50 party system, if there is allowed to be unlimited money in politics it won't matter the winners will be corrupted all the same.
 
2012-11-06 02:12:24 PM
Just cast my vote here in Florida, had some nice small talk with the old church ladies about how much my beard looks like their husband's. Also having previously only voted in Georgia, i had to double take at Ron Swanson on the ballot before i remembered he's a real person here - this state is so odd.

img35.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-06 02:12:33 PM

robsul82: RNC communications guy is saying the local court's ordered that the Obama mural be covered up.


To be fair, if I had seen a large Bush mural at my polling place, I wouldn't have been happy either. They should have hung a flag or something over it.
 
2012-11-06 02:12:33 PM

FinFangFark: Tor_Eckman: In case anyone cares, Halo 4 is quite good so far.

I hate you...I have it sitting at my gaming desk at home...ready to go.


I haven't played Halo since Halo 2

I've never played Mass Effect.

Do you recommend Halo 4 or Mass Effect Trilogy?

Discuss
 
2012-11-06 02:12:55 PM

Coco LaFemme: JusticeandIndependence: Aracnix: Remember folks:

There are not 2 choices for president. There are 6 candidates. Vote for which best represents you and your beliefs, not who you are told will or should win.

(As a former Obama voter, may I direct my fellow disillusioned Democrats toward Ross Anderson of the Justice party...)

hmm, not in NC there isn't. We had two choices.

I'm in North Carolina, and I had more than two choices on my ballot for President. I don't remember seeing Ross Anderson's name, but I did see Gary Johnson and Jill Stein as options.


You are correct. Sorry my mistake.

Barack Obama
Joe Biden
Democrat

Mitt Romney
Paul Ryan
Republican

Gary Johnson
James P. Gray
Libertarian
 
2012-11-06 02:12:58 PM
Just voted. No one else there. I had the "I voted" sticker slapped on me before they found my name on the roll.
 
2012-11-06 02:13:11 PM

cameroncrazy1984: d23: This is the only one that makes sense so far:

[i48.tinypic.com image 240x238]

Both Sides Are The Same has never made sense.


It can make sense if its coming from someone that actually knows what they are talking about rather than just making broad statements. However, I disagree that the two parties are the EXACTLY the same though.

What I don't understand is why many people think "low information voters" are only within the Republican and Democratic parties.
 
2012-11-06 02:13:12 PM
 
2012-11-06 02:13:15 PM

WombatControl: badaboom: TV's Vinnie: I hope you republicans all had your bungholes waxed today. You're gonna be on all 4's by 10PM for sure.

I'm just curious how many liberals subscribe to this line of thinking. Given that the electorate is about 50/50 do you truly believe this about half your fellow Americans? Why so much hatred? Does anyone else here support what TV Vinnie thinks? Or is he an outlier?

Sadly, modern-day "liberals" talk about tolerance, they don't practice. Their idea of "tolerance" is more accurately termed "shutting the fark up and getting in line with the program."


Citation? What modern day liberal wants tolerance for hateful moronic Republicans?

Republicans hate women, minorities, gays and anyone else who isnt like them.

And then they expect tolerance? lol
 
2012-11-06 02:13:37 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

The campaignmobile of Jeff Boss, Local NJ Crazyperson, during his run for Congress.

content.animalnewyork.com

"Campaign posters" on 42nd avenue in the city.
 
2012-11-06 02:13:49 PM
What the hell is this schmuck on MSNBC balthering about? The "Chick-filet" effect?
 
2012-11-06 02:13:49 PM

jasimo: SNAPSHOT as of November 6, 12:00PM EST: Obama: 312 Romney: 226
Meta-margin: Obama +2.46%

Probability of Obama re-election: Random Drift 99.2%, Bayesian Prediction 100.0%

Princeton Election Consortium is pretty clear about what they think is going to happen today.


PEC just posted his final prediction...not quite that but it is no shocker....
 
2012-11-06 02:14:01 PM

robsul82: Aracnix: robsul82: Aracnix: Remember folks:

There are not 2 choices for president. There are 6 candidates. Vote for which best represents you and your beliefs, not who you are told will or should win.

(As a former Obama voter, may I direct my fellow disillusioned Democrats toward Ross Anderson of the Justice party...)

NJ had more than six. Jeff Boss of the NSA Did 9/11 Party was a real highlight.

/must've been some nominating convention
//yes, I know there wasn't actually a convention

Are you serious?! That's messed up. Why not call it the "Fear and Loathing Party?" Jeez...

Yep. Obama, Mitt, Libertarian #1, Libertarian #2, Green Party, three other party names I can't remember, and the NSA Did 9/11 Party. NJ is very open about its ballots, lol.


I can't decide if that makes me sad or proud to be an American. Maybe a bit of both. I weep as I salute. Wow.

For those of you narrowed to two choices, well, that kind of sucks. Binary options applied to life never work out well in the long run. Eventually the disparities pile up to be insurmountable.
 
2012-11-06 02:14:06 PM

Raging Whore Moans: Although over on DailyKos they said they'll feel sorry for GOP voters in that polling place when Black people in the South no longer have to walk past statues of rebel soldiers on their way to vote, so y'know, grain of salt from evaporated neocon tears and all that.


that's a terrible comparison. There are actually laws against displaying signage for a candidate within 100 feet of a polling place. I'd imagine the law applies to inside the polling place itself. Statues of rebels soldiers don't mean dick unless those rebel soldiers are running for office
 
2012-11-06 02:14:16 PM

saintstryfe: So where is this button website?


Yes, where are these buttons of which so many of you speak?
 
2012-11-06 02:14:23 PM
www.hostingbytes.us
 
2012-11-06 02:14:41 PM

Nadie_AZ: robsul82: RNC communications guy is saying the local court's ordered that the Obama mural be covered up.

To be fair, if I had seen a large Bush mural at my polling place, I wouldn't have been happy either. They should have hung a flag or something over it.


Yep. I'm a libby lib who libs all the time, but that was just stupid not to have a bedsheet or something covering it.
 
2012-11-06 02:14:54 PM

saintstryfe: So where is this button website?


http://apps.washingtonpost.com/politics/i-voted/home/
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 02:14:57 PM

Mind of the North Star: cameroncrazy1984: d23: This is the only one that makes sense so far:

[i48.tinypic.com image 240x238]

Both Sides Are The Same has never made sense.

It can make sense if its coming from someone that actually knows what they are talking about rather than just making broad statements. However, I disagree that the two parties are the EXACTLY the same though.

What I don't understand is why many people think "low information voters" are only within the Republican and Democratic parties.


I didn't say they were exactly the same, either. However, if you look at what the corporations want they're 98% the same. That's why so much of the crazy SOCHULIZUM rhetoric was so stupid.
 
2012-11-06 02:15:16 PM

Elvis_Bogart: Just vote, damn you. I don't care who you vote for, just get off your ass and do it. At least pretend to give a rat's ass.


No, don't "pretend" to give a rat's ass. If you can't be bothered to educate yourself, then don't bother to vote. Some of us have paid attention and actually care about the outcome. If you can't be bothered to turn off Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and read something then you deserve whatever you get and I'd prefer you have no say in our government.
 
2012-11-06 02:15:26 PM

born_yesterday: KellyX: The buttons are rocking, keep'em coming!

/well, except the racist Romney one

What did it say?


Guess you missed it...

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-11-06 02:15:29 PM

skullkrusher: imontheinternet: cameroncrazy1984: d23: This is the only one that makes sense so far:

[i48.tinypic.com image 240x238]

Both Sides Are The Same has never made sense.

Being edgy is much cooler than being informed.

"Thier both like corporate and Wall Street and the electorate college is a scam anyway."

I don't think it is "edgy" to recognize that the two party system is more about big money than it is the natural result of candidate awesomeness


"Both sides are bad, so I'm not supporting either" is a cop-out, and many people choose it because they think it makes them look edgy and above it all. There are clearly-defined differences between the two candidates on a wide range of issues. The next term could see as many as three appointments to the Supreme Court, FFS. Stow the edgy teenager crap for one day, and do the right thing.
 
2012-11-06 02:15:52 PM
Hey look, a voting machine turning an Obama vote into a Romney vote. Confirmed by NBC News.

But yeah, your vote totally means something.
 
2012-11-06 02:15:53 PM

robsul82: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x303]

The campaignmobile of Jeff Boss, Local NJ Crazyperson, during his run for Congress.

[content.animalnewyork.com image 850x478]

"Campaign posters" on 42nd avenue in the city.


Someone's been hitting their stash a little too hard. Sounds like someone I should be selling survival biscuits to
 
2012-11-06 02:16:06 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-06 02:16:15 PM
 
2012-11-06 02:16:18 PM

12349876: Just voted. No one else there. I had the "I voted" sticker slapped on me before they found my name on the roll.


My FirstWorldVotingProblem of the day is that I early-voted on Saturday and now my "I Voted" sticker has lost its stick and keeps coming off my shirt!!! :'(
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 02:16:33 PM

imontheinternet: skullkrusher: imontheinternet: cameroncrazy1984: d23: This is the only one that makes sense so far:

[i48.tinypic.com image 240x238]

Both Sides Are The Same has never made sense.

Being edgy is much cooler than being informed.

"Thier both like corporate and Wall Street and the electorate college is a scam anyway."

I don't think it is "edgy" to recognize that the two party system is more about big money than it is the natural result of candidate awesomeness

"Both sides are bad, so I'm not supporting either" is a cop-out, and many people choose it because they think it makes them look edgy and above it all. There are clearly-defined differences between the two candidates on a wide range of issues. The next term could see as many as three appointments to the Supreme Court, FFS. Stow the edgy teenager crap for one day, and do the right thing.


I voted for Obama, but it took some nose pinching to do it.
 
2012-11-06 02:17:13 PM

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

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


Awesome. Mine was:

"America > Angry White Guys"
 
2012-11-06 02:17:21 PM
Six wives, huh?

/Glad I introduced the button link in the last thread!
 
2012-11-06 02:17:40 PM
I know I've spent too much time reading election analysis when I'm able to give family members my electoral vote prediction down to the exact number. I tell them 303-235 and I just get a baffled tone of voice asking me how I came up with that.
 
2012-11-06 02:17:41 PM

imontheinternet: "Both sides are bad, so I'm not supporting either" is a cop-out, and many people choose it because they think it makes them look edgy and above it all. There are clearly-defined differences between the two candidates on a wide range of issues. The next term could see as many as three appointments to the Supreme Court, FFS. Stow the edgy teenager crap for one day, and do the right thing.


it's not a cop-out. It's a statement of opinion.

What is "do the right thing?"
 
2012-11-06 02:18:31 PM
As bad as political reporting is, at least it's not as totally bankrupt as business news reporting:

Stocks climbed on Tuesday on speculation the presidential election will produce a clear winner, removing a major source of uncertainty that has dogged investors. - Reuters

Note that there's basically no way anyone can be more sure now that the day has started than they were yesterday that there is not going to be a recount in any decisive state or some other nailbiter situation. The ONLY way Wall Street can be sure there will be a "clear winner" is if they think it's clear that Obama is winning. And they can't bear to say "The stock market is up on news that Obama is near certain to win re-election" so they ridiculously hedge it.
 
2012-11-06 02:18:34 PM

Herbie555: 12349876: Just voted. No one else there. I had the "I voted" sticker slapped on me before they found my name on the roll.

My FirstWorldVotingProblem of the day is that I early-voted on Saturday and now my "I Voted" sticker has lost its stick and keeps coming off my shirt!!! :'(


corporations that make packing tape are people, my friend.
 
2012-11-06 02:18:36 PM

KellyX: born_yesterday: KellyX: The buttons are rocking, keep'em coming!

/well, except the racist Romney one

What did it say?

Guess you missed it...

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 448x480]


Oh, that one. Yeah, that's boldly racist to the point of shame.

I thought you meant the Wash. Post buttons. Speaking of which, hehe...Romney voter, "Because my CAT'S name is MITTENS!".
 
2012-11-06 02:18:38 PM

beenjammin: I've been enjoying seeing my conservative Facebook friends getting pumped up for today, because they're in for a brutal collision with reality.

I'm gonna take a nap, then it's off to get milk, my kitty from the vet, and vote for President Obama.


My boss and co-worker I work the most closely with are die hard faux news addicted Repubs. They are both predicting a landslide for Rmoney.

/chuckles
 
2012-11-06 02:18:41 PM

Anarchangel: Hey look, a voting machine turning an Obama vote into a Romney vote. Confirmed by NBC News.

But yeah, your vote totally means something.


shiat, they're not even trying to be stealth about it.
 
2012-11-06 02:18:42 PM

d23: imontheinternet: skullkrusher: imontheinternet: cameroncrazy1984: d23: This is the only one that makes sense so far:

[i48.tinypic.com image 240x238]

Both Sides Are The Same has never made sense.

Being edgy is much cooler than being informed.

"Thier both like corporate and Wall Street and the electorate college is a scam anyway."

I don't think it is "edgy" to recognize that the two party system is more about big money than it is the natural result of candidate awesomeness

"Both sides are bad, so I'm not supporting either" is a cop-out, and many people choose it because they think it makes them look edgy and above it all. There are clearly-defined differences between the two candidates on a wide range of issues. The next term could see as many as three appointments to the Supreme Court, FFS. Stow the edgy teenager crap for one day, and do the right thing.

I voted for Obama, but it took some nose pinching to do it.


as I would be if NY was a swing state but it's not so I am going to cast my protest boat despite all the whining people do about people who have different opinions
 
2012-11-06 02:18:52 PM

Anarchangel: Hey look, a voting machine turning an Obama vote into a Romney vote. Confirmed by NBC News.

But yeah, your vote totally means something.


Machine looks uncalibrated. The "reporter" should have shown what happens when the button below the Obama/Biden one gets pressed.
 
2012-11-06 02:18:54 PM
i935.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-06 02:18:56 PM
 
2012-11-06 02:19:00 PM

Lost Thought 00: robsul82: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x303]

The campaignmobile of Jeff Boss, Local NJ Crazyperson, during his run for Congress.

[content.animalnewyork.com image 850x478]

"Campaign posters" on 42nd avenue in the city.

Someone's been hitting their stash a little too hard. Sounds like someone I should be selling survival biscuits to


blog.nj.com

When he's not picking up side jobs as a Jay Mariotti impersonator, he's the CEO of the Immortal Corporation. It freezes dead pets.
 
2012-11-06 02:19:08 PM
Video clip of the voting machine changing an Obama vote to one for Romney.
 
2012-11-06 02:19:13 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-06 02:19:21 PM

robsul82: Electronic voting machine in Pennsyltucky turned Obama votes into Romney votes (video)

NBC News says the machine's been taken offline, but excellent attitude by the "it's nothing to worry about, everything will be okay" poll worker.


There was some isolated instances of that here in NC during early voting, but all I've heard going on in NC today is a trailer with a bunch of nooses on it being driven past some voting stations around Greensboro.

/that and a lot of long lines
//people want to vote
 
2012-11-06 02:19:30 PM
media10.washingtonpost.com
 
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