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2012-11-06 12:49:41 PM  
Will Nobama be denied a second term? Will R-money go home in shame? Does anyone care about Gary Johnson?

Depends on what courts say; depends on what courts say; not really, ok maybe his mom does and his wife and kids.
 
2012-11-06 12:49:47 PM  

Corvus: You all know nothing of any value about the election going to be out until 7pm EST?

Get back to work!!


I would but my boss laid off the whole company because Nate says BO is gonna win
 
2012-11-06 12:49:55 PM  
When Romney loses, they're gonna set it to ludicrous derp.
 
2012-11-06 12:49:57 PM  

BgJonson79: And, I don't click on people's profiles when I speak with them.


Well seems like Fark has always encouraged that here. I wish more people would put stuff in. The empty profiles are the ones to wonder about...
 
2012-11-06 12:50:04 PM  
About an hour wait today. Problem was only two people checking your registration then only four electronic machines and about 10 places to fill out a paper ballot. It could of gone a lot faster.

/NoVA
//Friend next town over had his registration challenged by a GOP poll watcher. Challenge denied, and he still voted for Obama.
///Voted Obama/Biden as well
 
2012-11-06 12:50:28 PM  
i449.photobucket.com 

i449.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-06 12:50:36 PM  

DarnoKonrad: [i.imgur.com image 361x265]


Did you make that? Are you going to make the quite obvious follow-up to this?

www.sportsposterwarehouse.com
 
2012-11-06 12:50:39 PM  
Looks like the NYT live election map is here: Link

Anyone know of a better one?
 
2012-11-06 12:50:42 PM  

coyo: The fact of the matter is that one individual vote is extraordinarily unlikely to decide an outcome. That does not mean the vote is thrown away.


What is the ocean, but a multitude of drops?
 
2012-11-06 12:50:51 PM  
My prediction from last night: 318 EV win for Obama.

/and that's giving Romney Florida
 
2012-11-06 12:51:11 PM  

GardenWeasel: LOL MSNBC

"A look back at this years Republican Clown Car"


No way! Really?
 
2012-11-06 12:51:25 PM  

AkaDad: When Romney loses, they're gonna set it to ludicrous derp.


What about 11?
 
2012-11-06 12:51:34 PM  

whidbey: BgJonson79: And, I don't click on people's profiles when I speak with them.

Well seems like Fark has always encouraged that here. I wish more people would put stuff in. The empty profiles are the ones to wonder about...


Kinda like people without Facebook profiles... suspicious.
 
2012-11-06 12:51:37 PM  

Martin Silenus: [photos.state.gov image 258x300]

STILL COMING


Not really
 
2012-11-06 12:51:37 PM  

sigdiamond2000: We're in the midst of a golden age of right-wing blogodome comment hilarity. I hope people can stop and truly appreciate the amazing times we live in.


Freepville is eerily silent.
 
2012-11-06 12:51:38 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-06 12:51:44 PM  
if you go to cnn or msnbc they are talking about voting in general and doing some feel good stories and looks back. If you go to fox they are whining about some conspiracy involving an Obama mural, you can pretty much tell where this election is going by that alone.
 
2012-11-06 12:51:46 PM  
Threw some pizza your way Weaver. Sorry again it's papa johns. Wish I could do more, but I'm pretty tapped out monetarily

\GOTV
\\Slashy Slashy
 
2012-11-06 12:51:46 PM  

DamnYankees: Looks like the NYT live election map is here: Link

Anyone know of a better one?


WHY HASN'T OHIO TURNED BLUE YET ALL IS LOST DAMN THAT FIRST DEBATE!
 
2012-11-06 12:51:51 PM  

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

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


While I was there putting in my response, three straight "because Obama is Socialist" buttons came down on the Romney side.

*sigh*
 
2012-11-06 12:52:41 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-06 12:52:47 PM  

imontheinternet: sigdiamond2000: We're in the midst of a golden age of right-wing blogodome comment hilarity. I hope people can stop and truly appreciate the amazing times we live in.

Freepville is eerily silent.


That's because they have to go to work, and then go vote. And volunteer at the bake sale down the street. They are busy people!
 
2012-11-06 12:52:52 PM  

Via Infinito: Great_Milenko: .... I really wanted to beat him with a dildo, but that's difficult to do through the computer.


If you ever figure out how to do that, you could make a fortune running your own porn site.
 
2012-11-06 12:52:57 PM  
i.i.com.com
 
2012-11-06 12:52:57 PM  

canwolfshadow: 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.

Nah I think it's a legit framwork shift. Weav has been too anti-farkwad to be in it for the pussy.


He's been trying to get into my iPants for ages. I've told him "As long as you're a republican, my vagina is closed!"
Next I gotta tell him that I don't have a vagina
 
2012-11-06 12:53:02 PM  

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?
 
2012-11-06 12:53:05 PM  

whidbey: BgJonson79: And, I don't click on people's profiles when I speak with them.

Well seems like Fark has always encouraged that here. I wish more people would put stuff in. The empty profiles are the ones to wonder about...


I know. I keep a full profile, but I'm definitely in the minority.
 
2012-11-06 12:53:07 PM  
dr_blasto

Crazy Lee: "Electoral fix, here in MO, is in, So, Johnson on top of ticket, Dems on the bottom Fark current iteration of GOP, and `half-step' libs"

I cannot determine what you're saying here.

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Missouri's 11 electors, though not required to do so, are going to Romney (a given - though citizens of this State aren't so brain dead that they would vote for Ashcroft rather than a dead man's proxy - wife of killed gov. - the function doesn't extend much above the cerebellum).

Will otherwise jack the lever for the Dems on down ticket (as most are devils I know and Akin can eat shiat).

Johnson vote is more to send a message to the Repubs that have the cotton shoved only halfway into their ears.

I hate to say it, but I get Hubert Humphrey vibes from the Prez. (know whereof I speak) lost all `hope' when Larry Summers arrived.

but, hey, it ain't like I haven't `thrown away' my vote before. First rodeo was as a member of the 18yo cohort that got to vote in `72 owing the the 26th amend. - Though she lost in the primaries, that year, she reminded me of the strictest English teacher I ever had and, considering the alternatives, my write-in vote for prez went to:

i30.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-06 12:53:12 PM  
I hope you republicans all had your bungholes waxed today. You're gonna be on all 4's by 10PM for sure.
 
2012-11-06 12:53:37 PM  

clambam: I voted for Romney five times this morning. I was going to write him in for County Treasurer, but then thought better of it. However, there were five people running unopposed for Regional Vocational High School Committee, so wrote ol' Willard in five times.

Hope he loses.


It's a much better fit for his abilities. I'm pulling for him!
 
2012-11-06 12:53:37 PM  

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

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

While I was there putting in my response, three straight "because Obama is Socialist" buttons came down on the Romney side.

*sigh*


Even if he was, he's the worst socialist ever, considering that he created the biggest customer base for private health business in history.
 
2012-11-06 12:53:40 PM  

JayCab: While I was there putting in my response, three straight "because Obama is Socialist" buttons came down on the Romney side.


I just added a "Romney is a Socialist!" to the Obama side, so it'd be more fair and balanced.
 
2012-11-06 12:53:46 PM  

Headso: if you go to cnn or msnbc they are talking about voting in general and doing some feel good stories and looks back. If you go to fox they are whining about some conspiracy involving an Obama mural, you can pretty much tell where this election is going by that alone.


Yep, and keep in mind that the networks are getting exit polling data in real time. They're holding it until polls close by agreement.
 
2012-11-06 12:53:52 PM  

JayCab: While I was there putting in my response, three straight "because Obama is Socialist" buttons came down on the Romney side.


my button was apparently too vibrant to live for very long.
 
2012-11-06 12:53:55 PM  
Let's put this in the correct place this time...

So as an interested observer, I want to both get in my prediction (to create a sense of having a stake in the outcome, I will make a donation to the Sandy relief efforts in the amount of the cost of one (1) iPad mini*, payable in Canadian dollars if there is a split between the electoral college and the popular vote) else if I'll shoot a hundred anyway cause I care) and to offer some condolences either way (since politics in the US seems to inspire the same rabid outpourings as a cricket loss in India). *i.e. a gaget I want but don't need.

It won't really matter who wins. Yes, the winner gets to make some appointments to the Supreme Court, and a lot of people believe that if Romney wins, that means a return to the dark ages. The thing is, I believe a conservative judge is less danger than your House - and it's going to be Republican for the foreseeable future regardless. Call me naive, but your Supreme Court has pretty much done the right thing on the big issues, irrespective of who sits on the bench. So there's that.

I'm pretty sure I'll get called naive for the next one, but that's okay - the only slurs I object to are the pejorative uses of 'retard' and 'trans style slurs' (I can't object to any of the gay ones since they'd be true). It won't really matter about the tax differences either. Sure the math doesn't add up for Romney, but you can be sure that if it doesn't, that you will not see another Republican president until 2032 if they are lucky. If Obama is re-elected, you are going to see a Republican in the White House in 2016, book it, done. Either way, your amazing capacity for resilience will see you through - and quite likely stronger for it. Neither party will be able to survive the next four years without heavy compromise, and that will work in your favour if Romney should win.

For jobs - if Romney wins, you'll get to play a to scale game of battleship, and you'll get another war. Both will add to your debt, but will create jobs, so there's that. If Obama wins, you'll be manufacturing goods for export rather than goods for war. You'll also get a better educated populace, which is good, cause education directly impacts health, and since he's given you great health care, you'll have a larger population living to old age than you will under Romney's cull of the lower and middle classes. Really, sort of a wash (yes, I get that that view is a little callous, and more cynical than I typically am, but I truly believe that there is only one reason Presidents go to war willy-nilly and use other people's children as cannon fodder - and that reason is Malthusian in nature).

LGBTQ (did I forget a letter?) rights will stall in the legal sense under Romney, but there is no guarantee that the rights already enshrined in your Constitution will be explicitly upheld under Obama either, since the courts tend to try and view the intent of the framers through the lens of the late 1700s rather than realizing that they were framed in a way that would allow a country to grow in ways that hadn't yet been envisioned while still offering some of the greatest protections any nation has known from its inception. The repeal of don't ask, don't tell isn't going to be reversed, and the presence of Ellen on TV (as well as her ratings) pretty much ensures no one is headed back to the closet. LGBTQ rights have come farther, faster than any other civil right, and I am confident that in 50 more years our grandkids will be as puzzled over what the big deal was, as my kid is over the fact that interracial marriage was taboo 50 years ago.

I know there are more issues, but I've already droned on too long. With that in mind:
tl;dr: It'll be okay. History is a long game, the BCS doesn't pick the candidates and the US has a winning record.
 
2012-11-06 12:53:57 PM  

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?
 
2012-11-06 12:53:58 PM  
Woke up an hour early this morning, worried I wouldn't be able to get my morning routine in, hit the polls, and get to work on time.

Voting took less than 30 minutes and I was at work a half hour early, despite bad traffic.

Unfortunately, my votes barely count - Texas is likely getting Cruz for Senate, my Republican representative ran unopposed, and Obama is down by 15 points... but I cast my ballot.
 
2012-11-06 12:54:13 PM  

Lost Thought 00: clovercat: Aww jeez, not this crap again.

Just a calibration problem. That happens. Which is why there is a confirmation screen (a couple, actually), before anything in finalized


Was he using the double wide machine?
 
2012-11-06 12:54:17 PM  
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.)
 
2012-11-06 12:54:18 PM  
Vote for Obama, because black people know where you live. -B. Maher.
 
2012-11-06 12:54:20 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.


Maybe if guys like you stopped trying to be trendy by voting for the "cool" 3rd party candidate who is just another failed Republican that switched to "Libertarian" and you fell for that shiat, we could get somewhere on REAL 3rd party reform.

Rocky Anderson. Jill Stein. None of you desperate to prove how cool you are "I'm third party!" farks ever mention anyone but Gary "I'll say whatever I need to now that the Libertarians will take me" Johnson.

You are WORSE than those voting for the two parties. You are willfully ignorant in the name of being "cool".
 
2012-11-06 12:54:23 PM  
Ha! Ha! I voted a week ago! And there was no line!
 
2012-11-06 12:54:25 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.


Or they show up but can't afford or take the time off from work to wait for the hours and hours needed to stand in line at all.

Been as long as 9 hours for some "urban" parts of FL.

This country is a farking joke.
 
2012-11-06 12:54:30 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.


Blah people don't go swimming!
 
2012-11-06 12:54:42 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.


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.
 
2012-11-06 12:55:21 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: whidbey: BgJonson79: And, I don't click on people's profiles when I speak with them.

Well seems like Fark has always encouraged that here. I wish more people would put stuff in. The empty profiles are the ones to wonder about...

I know. I keep a full profile, but I'm definitely in the minority.


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.
 
2012-11-06 12:55:30 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.


All the pools are closed here because it's too cold.
 
2012-11-06 12:55:51 PM  
Rosanne Barr 538!
 
2012-11-06 12:55:56 PM  

imontheinternet: sigdiamond2000: We're in the midst of a golden age of right-wing blogodome comment hilarity. I hope people can stop and truly appreciate the amazing times we live in.

Freepville is eerily silent.


It's always calmest before the derpstorm ...
 
2012-11-06 12:55:59 PM  
I'm voting for the guy who thinks there are 57 states.
 
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