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2012-11-06 03:58:36 PM  
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD
Rmoney 2012
/can't make a button
 
2012-11-06 03:58:41 PM  
media10.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-11-06 03:58:56 PM  
Fark, your submissions of fake 'real time eleciton report news' to www.tinyurl.com/WhatAreYaHearin are getting to be really hilarious. Keep up the great work!
 
2012-11-06 03:59:05 PM  

shortymac: This is what I did, not so much that Obama deserves a 2nd term but that the Republican has gone so Christian Dominionist lately that I'm terrified of a republican gaining the white house.

GOP needs to lose the next couple dozen elections to get that the Dominionist Rhetoric isn't going to hold sway here in America.


FIFY

Most of them are stiff-necked and have thick skulls....
 
2012-11-06 03:59:26 PM  

DamnYankees: Pangit: Yahoo has Romney ahead, 57%-43%

I dont know what this means.


I think it's the totals from Dixville Notch and the other hamlet that gets all the publicity
 
2012-11-06 03:59:27 PM  

jasimo: Car_Ramrod: Bf+: Car_Ramrod: Bf+: Car_Ramrod: begs the question

[homerize.com image 320x240]

Hehe, I figured I'd get some crap for that. I see it as somewhat acceptable, since I'm questioning the premise of the statement "Giuliani was on CNN". In my mind, the idea that someone thought "you know who could give us some real insight into this election? Rudy! He'll have a lot of constructive commentary, and will really be a valuable resource." Thus, I'm questioning the reality of the premise, as I refuse to believe that actually occurred.

Also, I like saying that phrase.


You're literally worse than Hitler ;)

Well, I am a terrible artist, so for all intensive purposes, that's an apt comparison.

intents and purposes


Irregardless, you get my meaning.
 
2012-11-06 03:59:28 PM  

Corvus: skullkrusher: Corvus: skullkrusher: it's not semantics to point out the distinction between thinking both sides are equally bad and explaining that you find neither side desirable. You'd know that if you didn't intentionally ignore the first part of that post. It's been a while since I've watched you pretend not to understand something simple. Can't wait!

True. But that's not what you said:

skullkrusher: We're not saying they're "the same" except in how we find them both undesirable.


Either you meant that they are equally undesirable or you once again can't communicate your actual opinion.

Which is it??

skullkrusher: To clarify - when I said they are only the same in that we find them both undesirable, I was not saying they are equally undesirable but rather the only way they are "equal" in that I do not like either. Not that I think they are both equally bad. As I've said, in this very thread, I'd be voting for BO if I lived in a swing state



I know, I know. It's my fault I didn't read the thread to you.

Ah once again your poor communication.


hehe, I should of known you'd find a way to blame it on someone else!

/should of
 
2012-11-06 03:59:35 PM  

Weaver95: Flab: Weaver95: heading into the home stretch - polls close in 4 hours. still no evidence of GOP efforts to get out the vote. At this point i'm going to officially call it and say the Republican party abandoned Pennsylvania.

They were too busy getting court orders to be allowed at the polling stations to work on GOTV efforts.

it's freaking WEIRD tho. we're pushing the vote hard core and have been all week, but most especially today of all days. And the GOP just...isn't there. like...at all. total ghost town. or full out retreat, if that suits you better.

I figured the Republicans would have put forth at least a token effort.


Maybe they believed the robocalls and they will show up tomorrow.
 
2012-11-06 03:59:45 PM  

Huggermugger: Uakronkid: Has anybody posted this yet?

Facebook tracking voting geographically in realtime.

According to this, twice as many female have had to tell the world that they voted as males.

/bad news for the Rape party


FFTY
 
2012-11-06 03:59:49 PM  
This thread... it's getting hard to keep up with.
 
2012-11-06 04:00:02 PM  

dforkus: You dems better hold the victory lap:

bad weather in many swing states are going to keep dems from the polls, plus the republican after work vote, it's all lining up for the GOP...

maybe I just starting take names for when the crow gets served...


Make sure I'm on that list!
 
2012-11-06 04:00:06 PM  
media10.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-11-06 04:00:30 PM  

badLogic: ATRDCI:
/would it be ridiculously terrible if I chose the Stewart/Colbert coverage to watch the election instead of CNN/MSNBC/etc?

Are they doing live coverage tonight? It would be most honest coverage in all likelihood.


yep, just like in '08 (starting at 11e/10c)
 
2012-11-06 04:00:30 PM  

Blue_Blazer: Corvus: Insatiable Jesus: [www.crossed-flag-pins.com image 400x320]
Vote Obama!

[www.crossed-flag-pins.com image 400x320]
Vote Romney!


Enjoy your illusion of choice and America as a nation.

Good point other than:
Abortion
Taxes
Business regulation
Environment
Education
Gay rights
Foreign Policy
Civil liberties
Social Programs
Workers rights
Military Spending
Energy Policy
And some other things they are EXACTLY the same.

/you're an idiot.

THIS. The "there is no difference between them" or the modified "i still dislike them both equally" arguments are plain silly.


Just 'cause they let you vote for your favorite clown doesn't change who owns the circus.

/Teh Jooooooooooooos!
 
2012-11-06 04:00:39 PM  

scubamage: xenophon10k: 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.

Oh, FFS. It was a poorly calibrated touchscreen. It didn't change the vote. It wasn't like Obama was actually selected on screen, and then the machine flipped it to Romney. They tapped Obama, and it selected Romney. If they had tapped the button for Jill Stein, Obama would have been selected.

So, yes it should be taken out of service, but let's not attribute to malice that which can be adequately be explained by a poll worker messing up the settings. Hell, I'm amazed the damn things work at all, given the average technical expertise on display at most polling places.

Seriously - when is the last time you have had to calibrate a touchscreen? When we were using them in medical environments in 2000 we didn't need to calibrate them - you ran them at their normal resolution and they "just worked." The last touchscreen I've actually had to calibrate was back in the late 90's, and that was on a windows CE phone.

And based on his troubleshooting "miscalibration" doesn't seem to be correct. If it was, when he pressed on the Jill Stein button, it should have registered for Obama (screen miscalibrated on the Y axis). In his case he had to go push a nonsensical area of the screen to get it to work for Obama, while all other buttons worked correctly. That doesn't sound like a miscalibration to me - does it sound like one to you? When you have a cartesian plane defined in software (calibrated), you don't suddenly lose a section of it and place it somewhere else on the plane - the whole plane shifts.


Uh-oh. Here come facts.

Run, you dumb motherfu(kers, run!


/fact burn
//education burn
///technology burn
//disco inferno!
 
2012-11-06 04:00:43 PM  


...I think my point sort of strolled by you, there.

How so? Been there, done that.
Done exactly what you suggested.
Three times.
I made my point.
I might even go off-ticket in the future.

But not last election, and not this one.
Call me led, call me a sheep, call me whatever you want.
I don't believe a vote outside the 2 main party choices is throwing your vote away.

But, I cannot allow myself not to be counted on the side of sanity.
And my dream 'right' of universal access to healthcare got real traction this time around.


I'm sorry if you can't understand that.


No, I do. I do. It's understandable. The need to be a contributing part of something important is certainly worthy of consideration as a motive for choice. It's justifiable. I think, however, that such motive contributes to a larger systemic problem, that being the entrenchment of the primary parties. If I vote for a major party because I think that only major parties can get votes, then multiply that perspective across the landscape of voters, then all that's been accomplished is to validate the initial assumption and create a recursive feedback loop of causality. If a major party candidate best represents your views on who ought to be president, that's your right and certainly valid. My point is only that if one (not you necessarily but...someone) votes only according to the idea of picking a winner based on the idea that is the only way to be effective as a voter, then the point of voting in a representative democracy has been lost. I would concede that I'm being idealistic and that pragmatic governance of such a hugely heterogeneous population requires a bit more predictability. For myself, though, I'm convinced that small choices can result in big changes, and if change is what I truly want then I need to be pro-active about it. I honestly hope Obama wins, for much the same reasons as you state. But I see my vote as an opportunity to exercise my First Amendment rights and I'd rather say "These things are what I believe" than "This is where I'll place my faith."
 
2012-11-06 04:01:14 PM  

dforkus: when the crow gets served...


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-06 04:01:17 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: BeatrixK: Heh - sounds like you eavesdropped on my conversation with my dad.

He asked me why the hell would I vote for Obama again? I'm all - uh Dad...do you not get how the GOP views me? I'm a 40 something divorced middle-aged woman and who had a college education and makes a good living: I have no place in GOP America. When the GOP can convince me that their version of smaller government doesn't mean one that will fit in my uterus, I'll give them some consideration.

I am very angry with the GOP for hijacking my once very cool dad and replacing him with a replicant.

See, there's you problem. If you'd just stayed married, happily baking babies and cookies, none of these bad things would have come to pass. Right? RIGHT!?

/sorry, couldn't resist... ;^)


Wow, I've been secretly backing the GOP for years!
 
2012-11-06 04:01:33 PM  
Love the false flag lib operations. Keep em comin!

media10.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-11-06 04:01:48 PM  

DamnYankees: Pangit: Yahoo has Romney ahead, 57%-43%

I dont know what this means.


Old people (republicans) use yahoo?
 
2012-11-06 04:01:52 PM  

badLogic: ATRDCI:
/would it be ridiculously terrible if I chose the Stewart/Colbert coverage to watch the election instead of CNN/MSNBC/etc?

Are they doing live coverage tonight? It would be most honest coverage in all likelihood.


yes but they don't start until 11, which has worked out fine for them the last 2 elections but if it isn't down to the wire it's a bit late.
 
2012-11-06 04:02:03 PM  

coeyagi: [media10.washingtonpost.com image 240x238]


Subtle. Very subtle.
 
2012-11-06 04:02:22 PM  
In all my years on Fark, the Weaver transition shift from right-wing pro business nutter to moderate conservative to independent conservative to conservative that reluctantly accepts democrats as lesser of two evils to person working at democratic staging area is fascinating.

It has been really weird to watch the transition over the past 5-7 years.
 
2012-11-06 04:02:24 PM  

badLogic: ATRDCI:
/would it be ridiculously terrible if I chose the Stewart/Colbert coverage to watch the election instead of CNN/MSNBC/etc?

Are they doing live coverage tonight? It would be most honest coverage in all likelihood.


wait a sec I take that back; its seems its just special episodes of their shows for tonight
 
2012-11-06 04:02:36 PM  
In Northern VA:

I've had Obama GOTV people come by my door 4 times, including twice today. 0 Romney.

Romney though has sent me 12+ things in the mail about why I should vote for him and why Obama is the devil. Obama has sent no snail mail.
 
2012-11-06 04:02:38 PM  
i935.photobucket.com

The good ol' days...
 
2012-11-06 04:02:50 PM  

ATRDCI: badLogic: ATRDCI:
/would it be ridiculously terrible if I chose the Stewart/Colbert coverage to watch the election instead of CNN/MSNBC/etc?

Are they doing live coverage tonight? It would be most honest coverage in all likelihood.

yep, just like in '08 (starting at 11e/10c)


nice. I'll have to check when i get home if they are live streaming it. No cable =/
 
2012-11-06 04:02:59 PM  
media10.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-11-06 04:03:01 PM  
Voted.
 
2012-11-06 04:03:09 PM  

OceanVortex: Fark, your submissions of fake 'real time eleciton report news' to www.tinyurl.com/WhatAreYaHearin are getting to be really hilarious. Keep up the great work!


2 poll workers in ward 79 told two seperate voters "Thanks and have a nice day" at the exact same time, causing 93 people in line to say "Jinx" then look at eachother and say "Double Jinks!" all in unison. They laughed.

Brilliant!
 
2012-11-06 04:03:16 PM  

dforkus: You dems better hold the victory lap:

bad weather in many swing states are going to keep dems from the polls, plus the republican after work vote, it's all lining up for the GOP...

maybe I just starting take names for when the crow gets served...


WTF are you talking about?

gromit.orf5.com
 
2012-11-06 04:03:34 PM  
media10.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-11-06 04:03:37 PM  

bulldg4life: In all my years on Fark, the Weaver transition shift from right-wing pro business nutter to moderate conservative to independent conservative to conservative that reluctantly accepts democrats as lesser of two evils to person working at democratic staging area is fascinating.

It has been really weird to watch the transition over the past 5-7 years.


Yup. A true transformation before our eyes.
 
2012-11-06 04:03:38 PM  
Any suggestions for mobile apps to get updates? Following this is a nightmare.
 
2012-11-06 04:03:39 PM  

Corvus: robohobo: What if one is more or less perfectly split? I mean, taking the R side on half, and the D side on the other half? Or would those people just be subjects of mockery? Half a herp or half a derp?

Sorry how would that make "both candidates the same"?

How does what your beliefs are make both candidates "the same" please explain to me.


I apologize, I probably quoted the wrong section, what I meant was, it's hard to pick between the two when one's beliefs are equally strung between both factions. People like me get the stink-eye from both sides for not swallowing 100% of their kool-aid.

/dislikes kool-aid
 
2012-11-06 04:03:44 PM  

almandot: 2 hours until a state's polls finally close!


NPR just reported that the networks agreed not to call any states until polls close on the West coast at 11 est.
 
2012-11-06 04:03:50 PM  

Corvus: You seem to not able to focus (I notice this with a lot of crazy people). Do Mitt Romney and Obama have the same stance on those issues or not?


bravo!
 
2012-11-06 04:04:00 PM  

Blue_Blazer: dforkus: when the crow gets served...

[i2.kym-cdn.com image 150x134]


I had visions of Justin Bieber going up to Brandon Lee and doing a break-dance routine or something.
 
2012-11-06 04:04:03 PM  

ATRDCI: badLogic: ATRDCI:
/would it be ridiculously terrible if I chose the Stewart/Colbert coverage to watch the election instead of CNN/MSNBC/etc?

Are they doing live coverage tonight? It would be most honest coverage in all likelihood.

wait a sec I take that back; its seems its just special episodes of their shows for tonight


No take backs! American Giver!
 
Bf+
2012-11-06 04:04:15 PM  
media10.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-11-06 04:04:29 PM  

Weaver95: heading into the home stretch - polls close in 4 hours. still no evidence of GOP efforts to get out the vote. At this point i'm going to officially call it and say the Republican party abandoned Pennsylvania.


Well, the one Republican girl in my office is complaining that someone's intimidating conservative voters in Philly today.

How do these intimidators know who's conservative?? They must've gotten mind-reading powers when Obama used his time machine to start the Soviet Union.
 
2012-11-06 04:04:47 PM  

badLogic: fruitloop: Any suggestions on whose coverage to watch tonight? I have a feeling all of them will suck, just trying to find whose will suck less.

I'm gonna watch Fox, as I want to Tivo the GOP meltdown for future enjoyment and possibly capture the first shots of the second Civil War.


If you want the real Derp tears I suggest the Tea Party News Network
 
2012-11-06 04:04:50 PM  
Orange County, America's Wang representing here. 2 hours and 20 minutes for my daughter to cast her very first vote. Pretty quiet -- no obvious signs of True The Vote asshats in attendance, so if they were there they were keeping a low profile. Thought they might be around since my precinct is now about 50% Latino.

Gotta go get my puppy from the vet -- he's having a hernia fixed. I'll post an election-night cone-of-shame puppy pic later.

People reading Fark in line -- keep the faith!
 
2012-11-06 04:04:56 PM  
Pi!
 
2012-11-06 04:04:59 PM  

fenianfark: Sasquatchuan: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 480x720]

This is disturbing, even for Fark

Anti_illuminati: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 480x720]

Dude. Seriously.

Car_Ramrod: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 480x720]

Oh... oh god... that's so creepy. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!

I'm not sure if I should be proud of those responses or ashamed.


I didn't want to comment on your picture because I found it really, REALLY foul, but I would be proud. Most people have seen all kinds of nasty shiat on the internet.
 
2012-11-06 04:05:07 PM  

Minarets: almandot: 2 hours until a state's polls finally close!

NPR just reported that the networks agreed not to call any states until polls close on the West coast at 11 est.


Ok, so odds are ill be asleep before the results.
 
2012-11-06 04:05:35 PM  

Minarets: almandot: 2 hours until a state's polls finally close!

NPR just reported that the networks agreed not to call any states until polls close on the West coast at 11 est.


It's still too early to tell!
 
2012-11-06 04:05:56 PM  

b0rscht: dforkus: You dems better hold the victory lap:

bad weather in many swing states are going to keep dems from the polls, plus the republican after work vote, it's all lining up for the GOP...

maybe I just starting take names for when the crow gets served...

WTF are you talking about?

[gromit.orf5.com image 600x282]


OHIO MAN.

OHIO.
 
2012-11-06 04:05:58 PM  

b0rscht: dforkus: You dems better hold the victory lap:

bad weather in many swing states are going to keep dems from the polls, plus the republican after work vote, it's all lining up for the GOP...

maybe I just starting take names for when the crow gets served...

WTF are you talking about?

[gromit.orf5.com image 600x282]


Yeah I don't know. It's chilly but sunny as can be here in Toledo, OH.
 
2012-11-06 04:06:00 PM  

Bf+: [media10.washingtonpost.com image 240x238]


You're welcome.
 
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