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2012-11-06 08:11:55 AM  
12 votes:

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


That's hilarious. Was even funnier the first 50 times I saw it. Now, go look up the amount of federal aid given to red states vs. blue. Let me know if you need help with the big words.
2012-11-06 08:10:17 AM  
11 votes:
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.
2012-11-06 08:09:06 AM  
10 votes:
Obama will take an early lead, until the republicans get off of work.
2012-11-06 08:13:09 AM  
8 votes:
I'll vote for Gary Johnson. Both of the major party candidates can go suck a dick.
2012-11-06 08:08:36 AM  
8 votes:
Heading out to re-elect the scary black man right now.
2012-11-06 09:48:41 AM  
7 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-11-06 08:12:25 AM  
7 votes:

NateGrey: If Romney wins, God help us all.not a damn thing will change



FIFY
2012-11-06 08:09:24 AM  
7 votes:
If Romney wins, God help us all.
2012-11-06 08:15:53 AM  
6 votes:
Send John Husted to jail for denying our basic civil right to vote. Death to Jim Crow already.
2012-11-06 02:59:36 PM  
5 votes:
i just got back from voting.. and in tribute to all of you total farker friends.. i cast my vote against Joe Arpaio.
2012-11-06 08:10:29 AM  
5 votes:
I didn't forget about Gary Johnson...

/newly-converted Libertarian
2012-11-06 03:31:45 PM  
4 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 09:19:48 AM  
4 votes:

Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!




for once in your sorry lives, Repugs, take it like a Man and don't blame Hurricane Sandy, or God for your loss. take responsibility for once in your lives and look in the mirror and blame YOURSELVES.

you'll be better for it.
2012-11-06 08:37:16 AM  
4 votes:

markfara: Gary Johnson's not going to win a single state, and those who vote for him won't be proving a point in anyone's mind but their own.


strange comment. johnson voters want him to be president. that's why you vote for someone. because you want that person to win. i want johnson to be president. that's why i'm voting for him. and if enough of us vote for him, he'll win.
2012-11-06 02:24:25 PM  
3 votes:

badaboom: Why so much hatred?


Translation: "WAAAAAH! LIBERALS AREN'T SUPPOSED TO FIGHT BACK! WAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!"
2012-11-06 01:45:21 PM  
3 votes:

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?


I'm thinking it is a result of the loud, repetitive, and wrong talking points spewed by most "conservative" friends/relatives/coworkers we are subjected to. We're expecting a Obama win due to polls and other data rather than a "gut feel" and are a bit giddy at the thought of rubbing their noses in it just a bit.
2012-11-06 01:11:46 PM  
3 votes:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: NateGrey: If Romney wins, God help us all.not a damn thing will change


Elections. Matter.

jimcgreevy.com
2012-11-06 12:42:34 PM  
3 votes:
Dear Third Party President Voters,

Replacing the shingles of the roof of a dilapidated and crumbling building every 4-8 years will not suddenly keep the weak foundation from sinking into the mud...

If that analogy doesn't help you see your faults, then look at it this way:

If you think the Republican outcry and childish partisanship tactics of the likes of Boehner and McConnell are bad because a Democrat is in the house, imagine what would happen if NEITHER party won... We would see a monumental 4 years in which both parties come together in a bi-partisan effort to completely render a third party president useless...

You think it's bad when a president is lame duck when one party is the majority and against you, try and imagine what would happen when BOTH parties are working together to stop your president in his tracks.

They have worked very hard to ensure a 2 party system is in their best interest... but it's not impossible to introduce a good third party option, but you have to build that party with a solid foundation... you must elect local, and state government officials, when the third party can show, on a state level, that they are there, and a real threat to the big 2, then you start filling the seats in the house, and fill the seats in the senate... make sure the numbers are even, you can't have 1 or 2 Libertarians, you need 33% to show them they are failing....
2012-11-06 12:19:20 PM  
3 votes:
usahitman.com 

Have fun kids.
2012-11-06 09:21:47 AM  
3 votes:

Carn: VA voter. I got there just about 8 and no lines. My district isn't huge but they said there were a ton of people from 6-7. I vote at an elementary school and the organizers really do a fantastic job every time.

GObama!

/there was a line in 2008 but I got there earlier.


In 2004, ,I stood in line for 2 hours. I looked at the selection in 2008 and felt neither candidate was worth it. Romney asked if I am doing better than 4 years ago, and the truth is: Yes I am. I am making double the money I was at that time at a much better Non-Profit Organization. He said he will stop government funding to NPO's, so he doesn't get my vote.

Romney wants to make me part of the problem by putting me out of work. Fark you, Romney.
2012-11-06 09:02:05 AM  
3 votes:
You can bet that after Obama looses, all his supporters will cry their eyes out and biatch about how Romney "stole the vote", shot down planes carrying the military ballots, didn't get ballots to military personnel on time, had a bunch of dead people vote, intimidated voters, had Romney default on touch screen voting systems, cheated, etc.

You can bet that after Romney looses, all his supporters will cry their eyes out and biatch about how Obama "stole the vote", shot down planes carrying the military ballots, didn't get ballots to military personnel on time, had a bunch of dead people vote, intimidated voters, had Obama default on touch screen voting systems, cheated, etc.
2012-11-06 08:49:55 AM  
3 votes:

markfara: strange comment. johnson voters want him to be president. that's why you vote for someone. because you want that person to win. i want johnson to be president. that's why i'm voting for him. and if enough of us vote for him, he'll win.


I want him (Johnson) to win, that's why I'm voting for him... in 2016. Obama deserves a 2nd term -->

/lh3.googleusercontent.com
//gis obama one finger salute
2012-11-06 08:30:20 AM  
3 votes:
copied over from another thread:

I have already voted, and i'm settled in at the democratic party staging area in Carlisle (330 east louder steet). i'm going to be busy here around 9am when our first shift of phone bankers and/or canvassers come in to pick up their packets. I will post updates/pictures via my twitter feed tho, @weaverxp if you're interested and/or want to harass me.

get out there and vote today people! And if you're a central Pa local, come on down to visit...get here before the donuts are gone though or i'm sending you back out for foodage. oh, and i'll be here until we close doors at 8pm! so come down and we'll put you to work.
2012-11-06 08:29:00 AM  
3 votes:

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


www.emek.net
2012-11-06 08:13:58 AM  
3 votes:
blog.mixonline.com
2012-11-06 08:13:41 AM  
3 votes:

Mr. Cat Poop: Heading out to re-elect the scary black man right now.


I voted Scary black man and straight dems before it was cool on election day. By mail. Enjoy your ass frost in line.
2012-11-06 08:08:27 AM  
3 votes:
A morning thread? Some men just want to watch the world burn.
2012-11-06 04:50:07 PM  
2 votes:
I just wanted to say Ayn Rand was a horrible human being, and anyone who says he got his values from her is a terrible person.
2012-11-06 03:53:17 PM  
2 votes:

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.


Al Jazeera
2012-11-06 03:12:52 PM  
2 votes:

Hugh2d2: I can't figure why ANYONE with a daughter would vote for Romney.


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.
2012-11-06 03:11:59 PM  
2 votes:
Signs you've lost the culture war.

a) Black President wins re-election, thanks largely to votes of minorities and women.

b) Senate stays Democratic largely because of pushback against candidates voicing paleolithic anti-choice opinions (in red states).

c) Colorado and Washington legalize marijuana.

d) Maine, Maryland and Washington vote for favor of marriage equality propositions.


Dey dun tooked ur country.

Clearly the Republicans need to run a MORE CONSERVATIVE candidate in 2016.
2012-11-06 03:05:26 PM  
2 votes:
I can't figure why ANYONE with a daughter would vote for Romney.
2012-11-06 02:49:08 PM  
2 votes:

xenophon10k: Nadie_AZ: shower_in_my_socks: Looks like Florida will go all 2000 on us again. Nate Silver: "Running one last projection based on this AM's polls. Our projected margin in Florida now Obama 49.797, Romney 49.775."

Wow. I thought Obama had no chance in Florida.

Looks like it's gonna be a squeaker.


Sam Wang calculates a 50-50 likelihood that Florida falls withing the .5% voting margin to trigger automatic recount. Let's hope New Hampshire/Virginia/Iowa/Wisconsin/Ohio/Nevada make Florida recount theatrics irrelevant.
2012-11-06 02:40:14 PM  
2 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2012-11-06 02:28:49 PM  
2 votes:
re: The Buttons. I really hope the Snarky Internet Generation becomes a formidable and reliable voting bloc soon. When you reach the intersection of "funny" and "right" you have to harness that power for all its worth.
2012-11-06 02:21:46 PM  
2 votes:
Here is my proof of voting:

November 6, 2012 General Election

Your ballot was received on November 1, 2012.

Please Vote today, and please don't enable any disenfranchisement, voter interference or any other activity that stops voting of ANYONE. Agree with them or not, in America we must allow the vote to be clear of any perception of stealing, tampering or fraud. Vote stealing, rigging any thing disrupting someones ability to vote is treason.
2012-11-06 02:15:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:14:41 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:13:11 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:06:20 PM  
2 votes:
superheroesfordemocracy.files.wordpress.com

Hands up if you remember watching Tim scribble on the whiteboard live!
2012-11-06 02:03:23 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 02:03:03 PM  
2 votes:

Herbie555: Martin Silenus: Voted in Bradenton, FL. The clerk gave me trouble. Swiped my card, then declared I was an "inactive voter." I told her this was impossible, as I had voted in 2008 and 2010. She looked miffed, called someone on the phone and kept spelling my name and birthdate for five minutes. And reluctantly admitted that I could indeed vote -- hell, she even said to this person "I'll LET him vote."

Stories like this make me kind of stabby...


Imagine how I felt, after spending two hours waiting in the goddamned rain to vote.
2012-11-06 02:01:21 PM  
2 votes:

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?


I can't speak for all Liberals, but my "hatred" is from being called a traitor for not supporting the Iraq invasion.
2012-11-06 01:48:49 PM  
2 votes:
Seriously though, skink a big thumbs up to your daughter for taking it seriously, and getting out there to vote. Far more young people need to do the same, regardless of how they choose to vote.
2012-11-06 01:45:30 PM  
2 votes:

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?


Fark the republican assholes. They've made life miserable for years now. Fark them.
2012-11-06 01:43:02 PM  
2 votes:

coeyagi: Father_Jack: coeyagi: Nurglitch: I hope my candidate wins, and the candidate of the opposing party loses. I anticipate quite the reaction on their part when they lose, too!

I hope the GOP implodes. I hope they rape and murder children to prove that they're rapists and murderers.

Eggs, crack, omelet.

theres a good politico link in the politics tab at the moment talking about the brewing civil war in the republican party, irrespective of the winner of todays election.

Yeah, saw that. It's unlikely, just wishful thinking.

There are too many people who identify with the brand, and the brand doesn't stand for anything but "my whole family is GOP so I'm GOP" anymore.


You're projecting.
2012-11-06 01:25:23 PM  
2 votes:
i46.tinypic.com
2012-11-06 12:53:55 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:41:13 PM  
2 votes:

Marine1: 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.




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.

People died to give us the right to vote for whomever we choose. That is something I don't care to throw away. 

/ goes off to vote
2012-11-06 12:31:10 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:31:02 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:21:39 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 12:17:06 PM  
2 votes:
Seriously considered voting Jill Stein our Gary Johnson, but in the end went Obama. He deserves it, despite all my misgivings.

You hear that Republicans?! This ex-republican undecided voter just voted straight ticket Democrat for the first time ever, and I didn't like it.

But I had to. The right needs to hear that their blatant obstructionist partisanship won't stand.

This aggression won't stand, man!
2012-11-06 10:05:37 AM  
2 votes:
I'm just here to look at the funny pics. I am hoping to get a lot of mileage out of these in the next 4 years

www.macmeisters.com
www.macmeisters.com
2012-11-06 09:55:12 AM  
2 votes:
the 9am canvasser shift got off no problem. phone bank is hopping here as well! gettin' out the vote for Obama!

330 east louder street in carlisle. come on down folks and help out!

/@weaverxp if you want to follow me on twitter.
2012-11-06 09:54:17 AM  
2 votes:

zappaisfrank: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x732]


This brings me to the point about Republicans: Why do they let some Australian control their political views? Murdoch owns Fox and he has more control over the political views of our country than our own damn president. How do God Fearing 'Muricans fall for this? They aren't real Americans is why, they're 'Muricans!
2012-11-06 09:43:26 AM  
2 votes:

Somacandra: Wyalt Derp: I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.

There are probably MORE than two candidates on your Presidential ballot, plus of host of other races, judicial retention or ballot questions. You did research your ballot and all the candidates before today, right ? Don't make me go Red Forman on you.


A lot of THIS. There are so many downballot races and initiatives that are important locally that to throw your hands up at the Presidential candidates is not an excuse. Local politics matter. Local initiatives really matter, because a lot of times, they'll determine the funding that your area will get for infrastructure or modernization.
2012-11-06 09:42:33 AM  
2 votes:

doyner: Leeds: You can take comfort in the fact that Philly will go for the black man, regardless of how you wanted to vote or who you thought was better.

I know it feels good to vote and I'm sorry that you didn't straighten this out before the election, but if your profile is correct and you really are in Philly then your vote is as meaningless as can be.

It DOES matter. Staes don't have an internal electoral college--raw state-wide popular vote is the deciding factor.


This. Leeds is being an idiot. Vote. It matters. There is no such thing as a meaningless ballot. If you believe that, then you believe that the American experiment itself is meaningless. And if you feel that way, today of all days, then I feel sorry for you.

Apathy is the last refuge of the cynic and the incurious.
2012-11-06 09:42:12 AM  
2 votes:

barbu: Weaver95: copied over from another thread:

I have already voted, and i'm settled in at the democratic party staging area in Carlisle (330 east louder steet). i'm going to be busy here around 9am when our first shift of phone bankers and/or canvassers come in to pick up their packets. I will post updates/pictures via my twitter feed tho, @weaverxp if you're interested and/or want to harass me.

get out there and vote today people! And if you're a central Pa local, come on down to visit...get here before the donuts are gone though or i'm sending you back out for foodage. oh, and i'll be here until we close doors at 8pm! so come down and we'll put you to work.

You've come a long way in the last few years, Mr. Weaver.


I feel like I've witnessed a fascinating journey.
2012-11-06 09:35:21 AM  
2 votes:

clowncar on fire: Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!

Actually, I'm indifferent about who wins.What inspired me to vote was a self righteous arrogant poster similar to yourself. I felt it was my civic duty to nullify his vote. Sort of like a cock punch for that loudmouth in you local watering hole.

Hopefully you have served as a inspiration to some undecided voter who will follow suit and nullify your vote in a similar fashion.

See, I win, you lose.

Are there any studies out there on how people grudge voted?


Nullify his vote? You mean vote for theofascism and Bush advisers and Bush-era policies.

C'mon, stop f*cking around.
2012-11-06 09:01:43 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-11-06 08:38:02 AM  
2 votes:

EyeballKid: I already voted. As a liberal in Kentucky, in keeping with that same love of acts of utter futility, I will later attempt to put out a house fire by pissing on it.


Tennessee here. It's not futile, because our votes, er...go into the popular vote... 

/Fark it - rage, rage against the dying of the light
2012-11-06 08:36:32 AM  
2 votes:

dennysgod: Is the President near?

/too soon?


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2012-11-06 08:32:03 AM  
2 votes:
i55.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 08:31:53 AM  
2 votes:
Went and voted at 7 am here in NH. GoBama.
2012-11-06 08:30:43 AM  
2 votes:
Ehy you don't votef Romney Obama either same. Where? Polls closed. Smart choicer is Libraaterian.Its easy to steel candy from your pet. But when does this also? Yes. Careful to voter machines. Absentee your vote or to stand in line with people withour soaps. Good bleeds.
2012-11-06 08:29:43 AM  
2 votes:

coeyagi: Nurglitch: I hope my candidate wins, and the candidate of the opposing party loses. I anticipate quite the reaction on their part when they lose, too!

I hope the GOP implodes. I hope they rape and murder children to prove that they're rapists and murderers.

Eggs, crack, omelet.


theres a good politico link in the politics tab at the moment talking about the brewing civil war in the republican party, irrespective of the winner of todays election.
2012-11-06 08:28:21 AM  
2 votes:
Last time i skipped an election Bush got a 2nd term - i was young naive and too stoned to go out to the polls.

vscdn.s3.amazonaws.com

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.

/i am ready for endless suffrage
2012-11-06 08:23:39 AM  
2 votes:
I hope my candidate wins, and the candidate of the opposing party loses. I anticipate quite the reaction on their part when they lose, too!
2012-11-06 08:19:59 AM  
2 votes:
Maybe I'll play Halo tonight.

BOOM HEADSHOT.
2012-11-06 08:19:22 AM  
2 votes:
i care about gary johnson, and will be voting for him.
2012-11-06 08:19:13 AM  
2 votes:
I already voted. As a liberal in Kentucky, in keeping with that same love of acts of utter futility, I will later attempt to put out a house fire by pissing on it.
2012-11-06 08:17:27 AM  
2 votes:
Just finished voting in Ohio. Asked for a paper ballot, cause I dont want to deal with the shenanigans around the voting machines.

Was sad that I couldnt vote for Rocky Anderson, even though I wanted to badly. I realize now that write-in rules/laws are REALLY DUMB. Because you can 'write in' anyone, but if the EV delegates havent pledged to vote for that person, your vote doesnt count.

How rediculous.
2012-11-06 08:14:46 AM  
2 votes:
Even republicans admitted during the primary that Romney was a terrible candidate. So much so they considered nominating Herman Cain. It is amazing how much Romney's improved in 4 months.
2012-11-06 08:12:55 AM  
2 votes:
Voted several days ago in the Emerald City. Hope and Change, the Wizard promises.

And I'm seeing the wisdom of dividing up discussion threads, if the TF discussion is any indication of volume ^.^
2012-11-06 08:10:44 AM  
2 votes:
MAKE IT STOP!

/Please?
2012-11-06 08:09:49 AM  
2 votes:
First time I got up early to vote. Feels good.
2012-11-06 08:09:41 AM  
2 votes:
Just getting ready with the Professor Farnsworth jpg for tomorrow morning, just in case.
2012-11-06 08:09:13 AM  
2 votes:

Mr. Cat Poop: Heading out to re-elect the scary black man right now.


Ooga Booga.
Still, it's got to beat the lying sack.
2012-11-06 05:11:16 PM  
1 votes:

robsul82: Rwa2play: DamnYankees: robsul82: Obama wins 2008, MSNBC fills their pants.

Maybe I'm sappy, but I like how Olbermann's voice breaks.

Me too; that was one moment that no one's ever going to forget in their lifetime.

/damn dust
//remember the video @ Grant Park when CNN called it
///epic, it was

Admittedly, it was VERY dusty when I saw Obama declared the winner in '08. Mmhmm.


I regret not taking a day off and going to Chicago - it's only a three hour drive. I can't imagine what that atmosphere was like live.
2012-11-06 05:10:43 PM  
1 votes:

Insatiable Jesus: 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?

It doesn't matter a hooting hell what either of their "stance on those issues" may be.

The closest thing to any sort of real elected power in DC is the US Senate (House of Lords). Take a look at how the Senate votes - kind of blows your party-centric view of politics out of the water. The Senate is the House for rich people. Your Congressman makes a great show of fighting for you, your Senator kills it and you continue to throat that Koch.

Tools.

Blade Runner World in 20 years


Dude. Or dudette. I understand. I do.
I believe you.
It's real. Quite a bit of what you say is true.

Caveat- what if things just go on the way they do?

I called running man world 20 years ago.

I'm still fighting against it. Because I believe that money won't win.

That makes me no less realistic. It's the very same apathy you speak of- that all sides are the same- that has folks going to the polls in big numbers.
The apathy is gone. If one side's just going to lie, and lie poorly, well, they're just not putting in enough effort.
Don't even give me the dignity of trying to lie pretty? That makes me mad.
2012-11-06 05:05:30 PM  
1 votes:
I just found something really interesting for all you Nate Silver fans

1. Nate Silver

When "Poblano" began publishing his 2008 presidential election predictions and analyses on Daily Kos in 2007, people paid attention. Then "Poblano" moved to his own blog, FiveThirtyEight.com, where he later revealed he was really Nate Silver, the guy behind PECOTA, a system that predicts Major League Baseball players' performances. After Silver accurately predicted the results of 49 of 50 states' 2008 election results (and all 35 Senate races), FiveThirtyEight moved to The New York Times. But none of the eyes on Silver this week will catch him at the polls: he has not voted since he moved to the Times and doesn't intend to this year, though he told Charlie Rose that if he did, "it would be kind of a Gary Johnson versus Mitt Romney decision."

Link
2012-11-06 05:05:02 PM  
1 votes:

incendi: d23: I know.. and I warned him in the last thread that there would be some comments.

I imagine he's learned his lesson by now... unfortunately, skink's daughter now exists on the internet, and therefore, sooner or later, rule 34 will be applied.


Maybe not. Homeschooled wife got teased for a while but people realized hubby posted her pic with no bad intention and finally left her alone.

/Until I brought it up again, damn me
2012-11-06 05:04:17 PM  
1 votes:
Just in from voting. The polling station is literally next door. There was next to no one in the place but a ton of people milling around outside. The guy in front of me tried voting but wasn't registered in the state of Michigan and had no identification aside from a credit card. He even insisted that the old man at the table call his girlfriend to "prove it's me."

The angry old man told him to leave before telling me that I couldn't vote since I had requested an absentee ballot. I told him that I thought I was going to be out of the state during the election but did not leave, and that I had the township clerk's office cancel the ballot. He said, "You can't vote twice. Please leave." Accusing me of trying to vote twice really pissed me off. I demanded that he call the clerk's office to verify that my ballot had been cancelled but he refused, so another volunteer did. Everything worked out and I voted, but...

....the ballot scanning machine was completely broken and there was no back-up or replacement available. A lady eating a pulled pork BBQ sandwich told me that the clerk and his staff were coming to count them in person. Remarkable.
2012-11-06 05:01:43 PM  
1 votes:
C-SPAN is showing Dubya's acceptance speech from 2000. You know, if you need help vomiting for some reason.
2012-11-06 05:01:23 PM  
1 votes:
Wait CNN is about to release their first exit poll data? What happened to that "not until 11pm est" someone posted about?
2012-11-06 04:43:33 PM  
1 votes:
I might actually turn on Fox News for once, when it's apparent Obama will win, just to soak in the schadenfreude.
2012-11-06 04:38:43 PM  
1 votes:

Geotpf: Let's hope it doesn't come down to Florida. Nate's current projection on who will win Florida-exactly 50-50.


I think both sides can agree that we don't want Florida to decide again.

And the fact that they are still having problems with their voting equipment is infuriating to me. I know Florida is America's dick, but can't they stop acting like dicks just long enough to fix the problems with their polling stations?
2012-11-06 04:37:00 PM  
1 votes:

MrCheeks: Kuroshin: undernova: Closing in on the 2000 mark, heading for the evening thread - who will be the magic 2000th afternoon post?

ur mom

[cache.ohinternet.com image 491x398]


www.owned.lv

Too bad it's about to...die...
2012-11-06 04:35:48 PM  
1 votes:

ignatius_crumbcake: Geotpf: Let's hope it doesn't come down to Florida. Nate's current projection on who will win Florida-exactly 50-50.

Ohio, Virginia, or Florida. Obama only needs one.


WON: Wisconsin, Ohio, Nevada. Obama sweeps 'em, keeps the blue states blue, Mitt Romney gets to be a Fox News analyst.
2012-11-06 04:31:19 PM  
1 votes:
For a while I thought you'd have to be brain-dead to be an undecided voter after all the information that was being put out there regarding our presidential election. However, last night I looked in the mirror and realized that I was, in fact, one of those wishy-washy undecideds.

The thing is, I wasn't undecided between President Obama and Governor Romney. Despite only having ever affiliated myself with the Republican Party, I am now a proud "decline to state", and am disgusted at how extreme the GOP has taken not just their own party, but also the national dialectic and the world by hostage.

Couple that with Romney's brazen flurry of lies to the face of the nation, there is no way I could vote for a Republican in this election.

But what about those third parties? I like the Greens, though I don't think they take into account how difficult their policies would be for most low and middle income Americans in the short run. In the long run, we as a nation need to take our medicine, but if Jimmy Carter showed us anything 30 years ago, its that we don't want to take it and aren't willing to pay the short term economic cost associated with retooling and refocusing our economy to sustainability.

And the Libertarians, man, they sure have a beautiful rhetorical edge compared to the other parties, and exemplify all of the purity in political thought that drew me to the Republican party in the first place by emphasizing personal responsibility and meritocracy. But the way the economy is stacked right now, I just don't think its feasible to remove the regulatory referees, or to flatten the tax code. The big corporations that already dominate the international political and economic system would just run hog wild and squish all the little guys.

So despite really wanting to cast a protest vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson, I voted for President Obama. Even though as a Californian, my Electoral Vote goes to him no matter what, he deserves it. Our President faced blatant contemptuous obstructionism from the GOP for 4 years and has accomplished an astonishing amount of executive and legislative achievements despite that, by compromising even when many would have preferred he stood his ground. He's a solid president, capable of critical thought, nuance, gravitas, humor, and appropriate resolve in the face of crisis. Even though I'm not a fan of his drone or NDAA stance, or failing to close Guantanamo, or deliver a public option, or stick to his state rights policy on drug enforcement, he really is as good a politician as we have in the 21st century.

And I'm proud to give him my vote.
2012-11-06 04:30:21 PM  
1 votes:
media10.washingtonpost.com
2012-11-06 04:25:04 PM  
1 votes:
Non-US Farker here. I hope you lot manage to avert the Rmoneypocalypse....but, say what you will....Ann Romney was a sweet bit of tail back in the day:

i10.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 04:17:52 PM  
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: Wyalt Derp: I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.


when you don't vote, you are saying 'yes' to someone else's plan. ---Rachel Maddow, MSNBC.


I always phrased it as if you don't vote you are effectively voting for the winner.
or as Rush would say If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.
2012-11-06 04:11:30 PM  
1 votes:
2012-11-06 04:06:59 PM  
1 votes:

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]


memeorama.com
2012-11-06 04:03:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:02:38 PM  
1 votes:
i935.photobucket.com

The good ol' days...
2012-11-06 04:02:22 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:57:48 PM  
1 votes:

LeroyBourne: I wanna see a picture at the Obama victory speech and a ghost jedi like glowing Teddy Kennedy giving him the thumbs up.


Jedi Lyndon Johnson would be even better.
2012-11-06 03:53:38 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 03:52:28 PM  
1 votes:
I will make this prediction:

Obama wins any state where Gary Johnson gets more than 2% of the vote.
2012-11-06 03:51:49 PM  
1 votes:

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

Ahead in what and where?


A front page reader poll. It basically means the election is over, Romney is reagent for life and Obama has to go on a door to door apology tour.
2012-11-06 03:50:04 PM  
1 votes:
media10.washingtonpost.com
2012-11-06 03:47:08 PM  
1 votes:
i47.photobucket.com
Bf+
2012-11-06 03:44:03 PM  
1 votes:
media10.washingtonpost.com

...stop... please...I can't breathe...
2012-11-06 03:41:58 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-06 03:32:47 PM  
1 votes:
Dammit, wife wants to go to a show tonight, gets out at 9PM. Will have to smuggle smart phone in.

At least this is done.

gromit.orf5.com
2012-11-06 03:31:06 PM  
1 votes:

dforkus: Intrade is starting to break in Romney's direction. This is the start of a trend.

Romney's got this.


Mitt Romney
30.3%
Today's Change: -2.6

That's a funny-looking trend.
2012-11-06 03:29:30 PM  
1 votes:
www.ep.tc
2012-11-06 03:27:03 PM  
1 votes:
Intrade is starting to break in Romney's direction. This is the start of a trend.

Romney's got this.
2012-11-06 03:26:47 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: imontheinternet: skullkrusher: imontheinternet: Doing the right thing is pulling your head out of the sand, looking at the differences between the candidates, which are real and easy to find, and then making a decision based on which candidate shares your views. Waiving off the candidates by saying, "they're all the same and corrupt anyway" is a cop-out. Full stop.

You want to know the "cop-out"? It is everyone who equates "both sides are undesirable" or "I don't match up well with either party" with "both sides are the exactly the same". Far too many use that to waive off valid concerns about "your" candidate. LOL objectively false! It's bullshiat. We're not saying they're "the same" except in how we find them both undesirable.

Every candidate is not equally bad. Pretending that they are is an objectively false cop-out. If you think there should be some perfect candidate who is tailor-made to match your views exactly, you're living in Magic Fairyland.

Pretending I said they are when I just said the opposite in the very post to which you responded is dishonest and feeble.
Try harder.


Where did I ever get the idea that you said both sides were equally undesirable?
2012-11-06 03:21:01 PM  
1 votes:

Cybernetic: Current spending matters too. Are you claiming that the entire deficit consists of prior obligations?


Only most of it. You know besides the stimulus which was mostly tax cuts. But I guess wars, Medicare part D and NCLB on top of previous spending doesn't matter.
2012-11-06 03:19:58 PM  
1 votes:
Three statisticals:

1. The Doctor lies
2. It's bigger on the inside
3. Don't blink

Book it. Done.
2012-11-06 03:19:02 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 03:16:06 PM  
1 votes:

KarmicDisaster: whizbangthedirtfarmer: So. At the gym, they had on FOX, and they were predicting a 315 EV "landslide" for Romney. Will they still call it a landslide if Obama wins by 315 or more?

/tune in later and find out!

No, duh, it's FOX.


They called Bush's win where he lost the popular vote a "mandate".
2012-11-06 03:15:35 PM  
1 votes:

robsul82: Car_Ramrod: Giuliani just said on CNN that Benghazi is the most important issue in this election.

Which begs the question: WHY THE FARK IS GIULIANI STILL ALLOWED ON TV?

Guiliani saying the Sandy response was worse than Katrina and demanding Obama's resignation over Benghazi...that dude is one giant political hack at this point, lol, damn.


That part particularly smacked my gob. Is he not aware the high marks Obama and the federal government received on their response to Sandy? High marks given by the American people at large, and people not exactly friendly to Obama such as Chris Christie. To claim Obama and FEMA failed in their response is to completely ignore reality in favor of political rage. The woman interviewing him just kinda stood there, not sure how to respond. I wonder if she thought about bringing up counterpoints and just decided, "fark it", but knowing CNN, it's not their business to challenge talking points.
2012-11-06 03:13:41 PM  
1 votes:
media10.washingtonpost.com
2012-11-06 03:12:45 PM  
1 votes:
2012-11-06 03:10:22 PM  
1 votes:

Hugh2d2: I can't figure why ANYONE with a daughter would vote for Romney.


What about the fathers who take their daughters to father/daughter purity dances?
2012-11-06 03:09:07 PM  
1 votes:

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Free skink's daughter!


i449.photobucket.com

You Farkers make me very happy!
2012-11-06 03:07:26 PM  
1 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Frankly, I'd be shocked if this is wrong. Oh, I'm not saying it's impossible for Romney to win. It's possible. It's just highly improbable.

Currently the Intrade Odds are: Obama-72.0 Romney-29.6
Frankly, that shows a lot of confidence.

In my mind, the big question is does Obama carry Virginia and therefore the result is called early, or does Virginia remain a toss-up until the last minute. Perhaps it even turns out solid Romney. Either of the last two scenario will make it a long night waiting for results, and I thoroughly expect a long night coming.

This isn't like 2008 where Obama has it wrapped up in a pretty ribbon, he's fighting for the vote this year.


The chance of a quick, decisive call that would signal the end of the race, like Virginia for Obama, are virtually zero. Even if all the data is there three seconds after the polls close, the networks aren't going to throw away an entire night's worth of high ratings on a quick call.
2012-11-06 03:07:11 PM  
1 votes:
media10.washingtonpost.com
2012-11-06 03:04:54 PM  
1 votes:
I think it says a lot that today Mitt Romney is still campaigning in PA and Obama is playing basketball.
2012-11-06 03:02:02 PM  
1 votes:

AkaDad: I can't speak for all Liberals, but my "hatred" is from being called a traitor for not supporting the Iraq invasion.


This. I was told that I hate America in my high school because I didn't support Iraq.
2012-11-06 02:59:23 PM  
1 votes:

Zerochance: HighOnCraic: sigdiamond2000: HighOnCraic: Anyone who takes Gary Johnson seriously after his fake debate with an Obama impersonator should be mocked relentlessly.

That cannot possibly have actually happened.

Tell me that's some kind of elaborate Photoshop, please.

Yes, it actually happened, back in June, 2011, hence my desire to relentlessly mock Gary Johnson supporters. Ditto Ron Paul, who took part in a similar farce on Stossel's show.

[img.photobucket.com image 320x358]

This is a screen cap from my Paultard co-worker's FB feed. Dude had no idea that Ron Paul had debated an Obama impersonator with a straight face.

They worship the guy, and yet they know so little about him.

/may have to zoom a bit. Sorry about the quality.


That's the farked-up part: both Johnson and Paul took part in the fake debates because they knew people would be fooled into supporting them after their "win" over the Obama impersonator. Anyone smart enough to see through the charade wasn't gonna support Johnson or Paul to begin with.
2012-11-06 02:58:36 PM  
1 votes:
Just voted in Mass. It took 5 minutes to get there, 10 minutes to vote, and 5 more to get back home.

Voted yes on medical marijuana and death with dignity. Voted for the black dude and Elizabeth Warren.

/you're welcome
//feeling patriotic
2012-11-06 02:56:56 PM  
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: 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.


The person who took the video was a programmer and tried to do a little troubleshooting. Clicking on the button below selected the one below.
2012-11-06 02:55:29 PM  
1 votes:

ModernPrimitive01: organizmx: So my one Republican friend is going off about Black Panthers kicking republicans out of Philly polling stations. Anyone sane care to fill me in?

the only thing I've actually heard is that there was a black panther outside a polling station. He could have been there to campaign or just there to vote.


There was some video about him posted on fark earlier today. From what I can see he's just politely greeting people and opening doors for women. I didn't see him acting in an intimidating manner.
2012-11-06 02:54:57 PM  
1 votes:
media10.washingtonpost.com
2012-11-06 02:54:48 PM  
1 votes:

chopit: God's Hubris: Made a bet in my Fantasy Football league with the 344 Romney landslide guy from yesterday. If Obama wins, he gives me Tom Brady, if Romney wins, I give him AJ Green.

That's beautiful. Not only is his guy going to lose, he gets to watch his fantasy team stink for the rest of the season. Well played, old chap.


I made a bet with both my boss and my dad.
If Romney wins, I have to detail my boss's car and I cannot ever bring up W to my dad.
When Obama wins, my boss will detail my car, and my dad cannot ever mention Benghazi to me.
2012-11-06 02:53:17 PM  
1 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com
2012-11-06 02:51:30 PM  
1 votes:
Hell yeah.

Chrysler gives workers day off to vote after rhetorical war with Romney

FFS federal election day should a national holiday anywhos.
2012-11-06 02:50:44 PM  
1 votes:

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?


Beer
2012-11-06 02:50:03 PM  
1 votes:

Im_Gumby: He_Hate_Me: [i67.photobucket.com image 600x515]

In before his site mysteriously goes down, *right-click* + *save image as*

Here is the current "unskewed" projection.

[unskewedpolls.com image 600x517]

/Only a couple more hours until we can all point and laugh
//Legitimately.


Well, if it's legitimate ridicule, the Conservative mind has a way to shut down and reject it.
2012-11-06 02:49:12 PM  
1 votes:

xenophon10k: Nadie_AZ: shower_in_my_socks: Looks like Florida will go all 2000 on us again. Nate Silver: "Running one last projection based on this AM's polls. Our projected margin in Florida now Obama 49.797, Romney 49.775."

Wow. I thought Obama had no chance in Florida.

Looks like it's gonna be a squeaker.


Most everyone in line with me for Early voting had their Republican party sample ballot guide in hand ready to go. If Obama wins Florida I'll be impressed. I'm still kinda surprised how many people I know siding with Romney in Florida I would've thought were clear Democrats. :P And then there's the few I know that when Obama wins I'll start seeing facebook posts about the true patriots rising up for another civil war.. Haven't defriended them because it's mildly entertaining :P

At least I know of 2 Obama votes in Florida with my wife and I =D
2012-11-06 02:48:19 PM  
1 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net 

/From earlier this morning...
2012-11-06 02:47:30 PM  
1 votes:

xenophon10k: Nadie_AZ: shower_in_my_socks: Looks like Florida will go all 2000 on us again. Nate Silver: "Running one last projection based on this AM's polls. Our projected margin in Florida now Obama 49.797, Romney 49.775."

Wow. I thought Obama had no chance in Florida.

Looks like it's gonna be a squeaker.


I sooooo want Obama to win FL; Romney's pretty much cooked at that point, with or without OH.
2012-11-06 02:45:53 PM  
1 votes:
In case anyone wants to check out an excellent political documentary before the results roll in -

s3.amazonaws.com

R.J. Cutler's followup to The War Room. Criminally underseen, about the 1994 Senate race in Virginia between Oliver North and Chuck Robb. Lot of early signposts in there as to how politics got so farked up by 2012.
2012-11-06 02:44:22 PM  
1 votes:
I was thinking...who should i check the news to see coverage of the election....Fox news obviously slanted, problem is , most news places are slanted one way or another (our newspaper endorses ____!) so I really couldn't think of a news outlet that would be unbiased..... I had to go out of the country.... and chose BBC and Reuters. Sad, really.
2012-11-06 02:43:26 PM  
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: dletter: Anyone think that if there was good "exit polling" for the GOP that Drudge would have leaked it out by now?


I believe the networks have agreed to sit on the exit polling numbers until 5pm ET, due to accuracy concerns since they farked it up in 2004 and had people thinking Kerry was going to win. Any exit poll figures you hear before then should be taken with a big grain of salt.


If the networks agreed to sit on them, Drudge would definitely be leaking them.
2012-11-06 02:42:01 PM  
1 votes:
Just got through voting in South Louisiana

State is pretty much in the bag for Romney but I gotta keep the local Dem mayor in office.
2012-11-06 02:40:13 PM  
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: HighOnCraic: Anyone who takes Gary Johnson seriously after his fake debate with an Obama impersonator should be mocked relentlessly.

That cannot possibly have actually happened.

Tell me that's some kind of elaborate Photoshop, please.


Yes, it actually happened, back in June, 2011, hence my desire to relentlessly mock Gary Johnson supporters. Ditto Ron Paul, who took part in a similar farce on Stossel's show.
2012-11-06 02:39:21 PM  
1 votes:
edushyster.com

media.npr.org
2012-11-06 02:38:13 PM  
1 votes:

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.


No, that's what I thought at first, too. All the other button areas were working correctly. It was not a calibration issue. Read the article:

Link
2012-11-06 02:34:22 PM  
1 votes:

xenophon10k: If they had tapped the button for Jill Stein, Obama would have been selected.


Or, if you had read the article.

"I first thought the calibration was off and tried selecting Jill Stein to actually highlight Obama. Nope. Jill Stein was selected just fine."


The problem is that the "hot" area for Romney is way too big and Obama's is just a small sliver.
2012-11-06 02:34:20 PM  
1 votes:

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.


He stated that he tried to select Stein in hopes that it would select Obama, but it selected Stein correctly. Unfortunately that wasn't caught on video but that's what the person claims.
2012-11-06 02:31:52 PM  
1 votes:
Had to vote with a provisional ballot today, because apparently they still don't know where the fark I live. I asked the lady at the precinct if she was putting my provisional ballot into the shredder. LULZ.

California has some great props and shiat this year, including outlawing the death penalty and revising our barbaric three-strikes law. Whenever I hear people say they aren't voting because they don't like the candidates, I just shake my head. THAT ISN'T ALL YOU'RE VOTING FOR, MR. "I FAILED HIGH SCHOOL CIVICS."
2012-11-06 02:30:52 PM  
1 votes:
media10.washingtonpost.com

Which one of you did this?
2012-11-06 02:30:45 PM  
1 votes:
forbiddenplanet.co.uk

Proud.
2012-11-06 02:28:45 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 02:27:17 PM  
1 votes:
DEAR ROMNEY:

i.imgur.com



/Proud.
2012-11-06 02:22:25 PM  
1 votes:
Colorado polling site

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/church-has-antiabortion-display- a t-polling-place_13253490
2012-11-06 02:19:38 PM  
1 votes:
pays.imaginaire.free.fr

Proud.


/administrator of this facility...
2012-11-06 02:15:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:15:16 PM  
1 votes:

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.
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 02:14:57 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:14:16 PM  
1 votes:

saintstryfe: So where is this button website?


Yes, where are these buttons of which so many of you speak?
2012-11-06 02:14:01 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:13:15 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:12:33 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:11:15 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:09:04 PM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: why is Fox so butthurt over the Obama mural?


Honestly I get where they are coming from. You can bet we'd be hearing it from the Left if there were a huge Romney mural in a polling place.
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.
2012-11-06 02:07:26 PM  
1 votes:

Pick: You can bet that after Obama looses,...


That's when I stopped reading your post and did the LOLing Facepalm.
2012-11-06 02:07:05 PM  
1 votes:
i935.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 02:05:40 PM  
1 votes:
media10.washingtonpost.com

then people like me better watch their step
2012-11-06 02:05:16 PM  
1 votes:

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."
2012-11-06 02:03:48 PM  
1 votes:

robsul82: Luke Russert says Obama has a 66K (10 point) lead in early voting in Iowa?


I don't take anything Luke says seriously after he pimped the fark out of the "horserace" media meme following the first debate and did his best on Twitter to downplay Ryan getting his ass kicked by Biden.

Go back to the VP Debate Threads, I posted some idiotic tweets of his during the debate.
2012-11-06 02:01:39 PM  
1 votes:
s7.postimage.org
2012-11-06 01:59:40 PM  
1 votes:
Went out for lunch and on the drive I was listening to Fox News and CNN news (flip flopping between channels during commercials).

CNN Stuff: Polls are open, up to 3 hour waits, people are willing to walk through fire to have their vote count. Interview people in line. Gave informative information on how votes are being cast in hurricane torn New York districts.

Fox News stuff: Republicans hoping to stem voter fraud were removed from Polling Stations by Police! Voter Fraud! Voter Fraud! FEMA is doing a TERRIBLE job in New york and New Jersey, when Bush ran FEMA, everyone got what they wanted when they wanted it.
2012-11-06 01:58:55 PM  
1 votes:
www.hostingbytes.us
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 01:55:20 PM  
1 votes:

incendi: fringedmyotis: ontribution this morning, still at the top. B

At the top for me is "Romney has sex with chickens"


He hasn't proven to me that it's not true.
2012-11-06 01:54:19 PM  
1 votes:

HighOnCraic: [cache.gawker.com image 640x360]

Anyone who takes Gary Johnson seriously after his fake debate with an Obama impersonator should be mocked relentlessly.

On Thursday night, the sometimes-shirtless Stossel and his pal, Mustache, invited Brown and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson onto their tv show to participate in a pretend debate. It was all such good, clean fun! Ha. But as this clip from Media Matters for America shows, Johnson seems to have taken the whole thing far too seriously-even knocking his head on his podium a few times to indicate frustration with the Fauxbama:

Link

How could anyone vote for a candidate who's willing to do something so silly to get attention?

/Ron Paul fans, I'm also looking in your direction.

Link


I think this is where Clint Eastwood found inspiration. I mean, if you want to debate your version of your opponent, why do you even need a person there? Just do both sides of the conversation yourself. It's way more efficient.
2012-11-06 01:52:47 PM  
1 votes:

HighOnCraic: [cache.gawker.com image 640x360]

Anyone who takes Gary Johnson seriously after his fake debate with an Obama impersonator should be mocked relentlessly.

On Thursday night, the sometimes-shirtless Stossel and his pal, Mustache, invited Brown and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson onto their tv show to participate in a pretend debate. It was all such good, clean fun! Ha. But as this clip from Media Matters for America shows, Johnson seems to have taken the whole thing far too seriously-even knocking his head on his podium a few times to indicate frustration with the Fauxbama:

Link

How could anyone vote for a candidate who's willing to do something so silly to get attention?

/Ron Paul fans, I'm also looking in your direction.

Link


You can mock me relentlessly, but you honestly don't sound very witty.
2012-11-06 01:46:47 PM  
1 votes:
Ahhh....I, um........

Have to get my street clothes on and get my ass outta here.

Greedy cats and cheese crackers, ya know.

See ya later, folks.

i.imgur.com

The streets will run Republican Red, huh?

Don't they comprehend what they were saying? Don't they!?
2012-11-06 01:45:03 PM  
1 votes:

JusticeandIndependence: ModernPrimitive01: I'm predicting Obama will take an early lead tomorrow. Until all the Republicans get off work. -Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow? Does he know how old this joke is?


I am not sure who Tim Tebow is... is he the guy with the ukulele?... but he didn't post this, regardless. http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/tebow.asp
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 01:44:19 PM  
1 votes:
I wish this was just a photoshop...

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

apparently these are being seen in Wisconsin....
2012-11-06 01:43:16 PM  
1 votes:

mediablitz: 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".


You keep saying this Bullshiat.

Voted for Obama last time because he made it clear that he stood for x, y and z. When it turned out he wasn't going to follow suit and vote the way he said he would, I looked for another candidate that I agree with on policy. Gary Johnson was that person. He sold me on his platform when he did a very candid ask me anything on reddit. He actually answered tough questions. I don't agree with the guy on everything but on the stuff we do agree on NONE of the other candidates have differing opinions. Jill Stein was a consideration for my vote but to be honest I don't like some of her positions.

It isn't "cool" to vote 3rd party, if anything EVERYONE gets pissed at you for some crazy reason. I voted 3rd party because morally I cannot vote for Obama, Romney agrees with much of the Obama platform that i have huge issues with So essentially Jill Stein or Gary Johnson were the only other choices. I live in a HUGE blue state so voting 3rd party doesn't at all help the GOP here. I just think there needs to be more voices at the table and helping any party with national representation or matching funds the next go around is important.

Socially liberal / fiscally conservative.
2012-11-06 01:42:40 PM  
1 votes:
i46.tinypic.com 
Quick and dirty
2012-11-06 01:39:45 PM  
1 votes:

CXUnison: Long time lurker, first time poster. (Made the account last night)
I"ve lost FB friends, not spoken to relatives, and have seen far too much derp on my TV.
I've been lurking here since just before the 2008 election, and I've been here pretty much every night until 3:00AM since the GOP primaries. You've kept me sane. I finally decided to join but it took a while because of the verbal beatdown I feared I might get, but now I think I can take it. I just wanted to say that I was here, when the walls fell. I'll post something more useless later, I've got way to much crow to prepare right now.


\Be nice, or don't. It's all good.

=================

As a fellow liter - welcome to the party (so to speak). NO hate, herp or derp here -- I can relate to the losing FB friends over the election and I'm currently observing radio silence there to avoid the outright lies I've had to read / endure.

The latest was the friend in NC who claimed that the Navy SEALs were going to show up to "intimidate" the Black Panthers - but had no source for this claim... I can't wait for it to be over.
2012-11-06 01:39:21 PM  
1 votes:
2012-11-06 01:37:40 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

/It's go time.
2012-11-06 01:36:04 PM  
1 votes:

quickdraw: pseudoscience: markfara: Gary Johnson's not going to win a single state, and those who vote for him won't be proving a point in anyone's mind but their own.

Hopefully, the grownups will make the right decision.

Actually, if a third party candidate can manage 5% of the vote, then they are eligible for federal campaign funding.

"Minor party candidates and new party candidates may become eligible for partial public funding of their general election campaigns. (A minor party candidate is the nominee of a party whose candidate received between 5 and 25 percent of the total popular vote in the preceding Presidential election. A new party candidate is the nominee of a party that is neither a major party nor a minor party.) The amount of public funding to which a minor party candidate is entitled is based on the ratio of the party's popular vote in the preceding Presidential election to the average popular vote of the two major party candidates in that election. A new party candidate receives partial public funding after the election if he/she receives 5 percent or more of the vote. The entitlement is based on the ratio of the new party candidate's popular vote in the current election to the average popular vote of the two major party candidates in the election."

Link

You still need to start grassroots. You need to be making a difference at the local level. You cant have a third party president when the rest of the country is still Dems and Gops. To me its ridiculous to even try for the POTUS with a party that barely 5% supports. Tea Party did it by being funded and swallowed up by the GOP. The only possible contender for a viable 3rd party is the Occupy movement. If they continue to do more relief work and community organizing then I can see them being a contending political party in 8 years.


Agreed, except it would still be a big deal to get public campaign funding, especially if we can get the damn PACs out of here. Also, disagree about Occupy - love the idea, but they've farked up too much already and everyone thinks they're crazy. Maybe if they start fresh...
2012-11-06 01:30:15 PM  
1 votes:
i48.tinypic.com
2012-11-06 01:29:56 PM  
1 votes:

heap: whidbey: No I wouldn't respond to it receptively.

there's just a vast difference between explaining why you'd vote the way you would, and harranging somebody else for doing the exact same damned thing.


I seriously get tired of explaining it. I should even have to.

Yeah, but I'll definitely take the criticism to heart. I've gotten a lot of shiat about my attitude lately.
2012-11-06 01:28:56 PM  
1 votes:

ZeroPly: scubamage: Atypical Person Reading Fark: markfara: Gary Johnson's not going to win a single state, and those who vote for him won't be proving a point in anyone's mind but their own.

Hopefully, the grownups will make the right decision.

Derpity derp.

He's got a point. If the win was decided by popular vote, he'd be derping. However the way the electoral college works effectively shuts out any 3rd party voter unless they manage to get enough votes to actually win a state. About the best Johnson could hope for would be hitting 5% and getting equal representation on all ballots for the next election and federal funding for 2016.

Since federal funding is now infinitesimally small compared to the PACs who now control the stage, it really, honestly won't matter. If Johnson had the PACs behind him, he'd be plastered on half the billboards we see already.


Except it's not a pass-fail on the 5% number. What if Johnson gets 4.5%? That will give a HUGE impetus next election to put the Libertarian candidate over that 5% and will raise their support significantly. How about 4%? That'll be a huge boost too. I'm sure Johnson would take 3.5% and go home happy. So your vote in Illinois for him counts proportionately to the total number of votes cast. Your vote for Romney means nothing - all 20 electoral votes are going to Obama, period.

It's better to see this in terms of an Overton window than as possible vs impossible for this particular election. 

I'm in Missouri, so s/Johnson/Stein/g


FTFY. Although I don't know who Gary Stein is...
2012-11-06 01:28:04 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: No I wouldn't respond to it receptively.


there's just a vast difference between explaining why you'd vote the way you would, and harranging somebody else for doing the exact same damned thing.
2012-11-06 01:24:16 PM  
1 votes:

Cybernetic: lohphat: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: NateGrey: If Romney wins, God help us all.not a damn thing will change

Elections. Matter.

[jimcgreevy.com image 850x680]

Your graphic conveniently omits Obama's deficits. The guy who called W's deficits "unpatriotic" has made W look like an amateur. This is fourth year in a row with a deficit in excess $1 trillion.

That's your idea of responsible governance?


Oh you mean the deficits inherited by having to bail out the GOP deregulated banking sector or actually putting war costs on the books instead of hiding them for 8 years or do you mean TARP which GWB signed?
2012-11-06 01:23:51 PM  
1 votes:
i47.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 01:19:29 PM  
1 votes:

SphericalTime: YoungSwedishBlonde: Voted for B-Rock the Islamic Shock Hussein Superallah Fartbongo and voted NO on both amendments here in Minnesota.

Fark the GOP.

Yay! . . . also Hello.


Eww, don't touch me you filthy homo.
2012-11-06 01:18:46 PM  
1 votes:
Political commentary on these TV networks is soooooo hilarious. It's like The View...only with more sandy vaginas.
2012-11-06 01:16:36 PM  
1 votes:

CXUnison: Long time lurker, first time poster. (Made the account last night)
I"ve lost FB friends, not spoken to relatives, and have seen far too much derp on my TV.
I've been lurking here since just before the 2008 election, and I've been here pretty much every night until 3:00AM since the GOP primaries. You've kept me sane. I finally decided to join but it took a while because of the verbal beatdown I feared I might get, but now I think I can take it. I just wanted to say that I was here, when the walls fell. I'll post something more useless later, I've got way to much crow to prepare right now.


\Be nice, or don't. It's all good.


Yeah, that pretty much happened to me when I said I thought Picard was better than Kirk.
2012-11-06 01:16:05 PM  
1 votes:
media10.washingtonpost.com
2012-11-06 01:12:19 PM  
1 votes:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 325x360]

Hey guys welcomes to the threads, I mades you some delimchious chicken tenders


www.nobodygoeshere.com
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 01:12:14 PM  
1 votes:
i45.tinypic.com
2012-11-06 01:11:34 PM  
1 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
JW
2012-11-06 01:10:53 PM  
1 votes:

Leeds:
Why so much liberal hate in this thread? Are you completely unable to carry on a conversation or post in a thread without revealing your mental instability?

Take a chill pill and let the grownups post.


Leeds in another thread:

ARE YOU A F*****G MORON????

God damnit stupid people piss me off. Go re-read everything so you can feel appropriately bad about yourself.


This is how grownups post. Well, grownups whose delusional confidence in their own intelligence is threatened by a reality that does not reinforce their belief system.
2012-11-06 01:09:20 PM  
1 votes:
www.macmeisters.com
2012-11-06 01:07:25 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

Since I'm not going to get much use out of these after tonight...
2012-11-06 01:06:48 PM  
1 votes:
For America.

2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-11-06 01:03:15 PM  
1 votes:

star_topology:
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?


Necessity plays a big role, I think. You need a party with national recognition to get on ballots (and for funding purposes), so building that party from the ground up is extremely hard unless one picks up the mantle from someone like Nader. But even the Green party in 96 and 2000 didn't get to the 5% popular vote needed for federal funding in the next election.

Ross Perot may have seriously screwed third party politics for a while by not turning the Reform Party into something other than the party of Ross Perot. They had the popular votes for funding. After that, Democrats and Republicans learned not to invite other guys to the party (read: debates) anymore.
2012-11-06 01:01:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:01:11 PM  
1 votes:
i116.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 12:59:49 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:58:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:57:14 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:54:17 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:53:46 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:52:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:49:55 PM  
1 votes:
When Romney loses, they're gonna set it to ludicrous derp.
2012-11-06 12:48:27 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 12:47:07 PM  
1 votes:
2012-11-06 12:45:49 PM  
1 votes:
Badge from the original thread:

lh4.googleusercontent.com
2012-11-06 12:44:05 PM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: kindms: the only important thing being decided today is in Washington State and Colorado.

How are things looking there folks ?

Fire up the bong, my friend.


God I hope you're right. If they make it legal that'll be the straw that breaks prohibition's back.
2012-11-06 12:43:53 PM  
1 votes:
No matter who you are voting for today sleep easy tonight knowing that we are screwed no matter what the outcome of this election is.
2012-11-06 12:43:35 PM  
1 votes:
w00t! I threw my vote for Obama into the big tub of ignorance that is the state of Kansas. It was quickly surrounded by the less sophisticated votes until it succumbed. Hopefully my vote for state reps gets a little more traction.

It was weird having to show ID now.

/that is all
2012-11-06 12:42:37 PM  
1 votes:

Tor_Eckman: Marine1: Hey man, I don't consider "No, you can't just label people terrorists and detain them indefinitely" an "empty gesture". Quite a few people don't. But hey, again, if you're willing to throw due process under the bus for political expediency, go ahead.

Are you really this dense, or are you just deliberately missing the point?


How's that dense? I don't want the President to authorize that. I don't want Congress to do so either, but at least the President could get his two cents in. Instead, nope, we let some dicks in Congress piss all over rights.
2012-11-06 12:40:23 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: Voting against Obama helps Romney.


Woah, you can vote against someone? I thought you could only vote for candidates.

I can't believe the morans that tell people to go out and vote, and then biatch and whine when they do. Presumably everyone that stayed home would definitely have voted for Obama too. And dead people, who were too inconsiderate to even cling onto life for a few more measly months. Curse them all!
2012-11-06 12:40:18 PM  
1 votes:

Marine1: Hey man, I don't consider "No, you can't just label people terrorists and detain them indefinitely" an "empty gesture". Quite a few people don't. But hey, again, if you're willing to throw due process under the bus for political expediency, go ahead.


You should probably talk to Congress, seeing as it was they who first wrote the bill granting the President that power and then passed it with veto-proof majorities (meaning it would be law regardless of what the President did and didn't do). Also, they're the only ones that can undo it.

Your finger-pointing is entirely misplaced.
2012-11-06 12:39:50 PM  
1 votes:
For the benefit of those who missed it in the old thread

See if your Oregon mail-in-ballot has been received: My Vote
2012-11-06 12:39:50 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: LucklessWonder: DamnYankees: I'm kind of on the side of people upset at a polling place with a huge mural of Obama on the wall. They should either cover it or change the polling place.

While I agree, if your convictions about your candidate are so weak that they can be changed by seeing a farking mural, perhaps you shouldn't be voting in the first place.

I dont think we should let ourselves use that kind of argument. It's not right, period.


agreed...the same with the reports of NBP members standing outside of stations to intimidate voters. It's not about the conviction of your candidate, it's just not right, and shouldn't be tolerated.
2012-11-06 12:39:33 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: Marine1: 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.

You're helping Romney win this one. No question.

You're joining the rednecks and the racists and the other frankly dregs of society who are voting against progressive policies. Why on earth would you want to be counted amongst them, if you don't share their beliefs?


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".
2012-11-06 12:39:02 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: It's the same thing. There is no viable 3rd party in this country. It's a means to split votes.


sweet jesus man, acknowledge the fact that if he wants to vote for scooby-farking-doo, that's his own problem. you're advocating people not vote for who they want to, and that's asstarded - you wouldn't respond to it receptively, why is it you'd expect anyone else to be different?
2012-11-06 12:37:31 PM  
1 votes:
Free skink's daughter!
2012-11-06 12:36:13 PM  
1 votes:

Tor_Eckman: 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.


Hey man, I don't consider "No, you can't just label people terrorists and detain them indefinitely" an "empty gesture". Quite a few people don't. But hey, again, if you're willing to throw due process under the bus for political expediency, go ahead.
2012-11-06 12:35:48 PM  
1 votes:
Obama just personally raped 12 voters in Missouri
2012-11-06 12:33:04 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 12:32:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:31:42 PM  
1 votes:
cotocrew.files.wordpress.com

/hilarious bit, still vote
2012-11-06 12:29:42 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:27:23 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:26:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:26:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:25:30 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:22:53 PM  
1 votes:

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

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

Details?

[www.thegatewaypundit.com image 366x344]

Ahhhhhhhhh! Black people! I am intimidated.


p.twimg.com
2012-11-06 12:20:28 PM  
1 votes:
img17.imageshack.us
2012-11-06 12:20:01 PM  
1 votes:

deffuse: So, if party representatives can collect ballots, what happens if they get caught dumping them.... is it illegal? (Honestly don't know)


That depends on if their party controls the elections board in their state after the election.
2012-11-06 12:19:44 PM  
1 votes:

Ayn Rand's Social Worker: Seriously considered voting Jill Stein our Gary Johnson, but in the end went Obama. He deserves it, despite all my misgivings.

You hear that Republicans?! This ex-republican undecided voter just voted straight ticket Democrat for the first time ever, and I didn't like it.

But I had to. The right needs to hear that their blatant obstructionist partisanship won't stand.

This aggression won't stand, man!


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.
2012-11-06 12:18:21 PM  
1 votes:

Ayn Rand's Social Worker: Seriously considered voting Jill Stein our Gary Johnson, but in the end went Obama. He deserves it, despite all my misgivings.

You hear that Republicans?! This ex-republican undecided voter just voted straight ticket Democrat for the first time ever, and I didn't like it.

But I had to. The right needs to hear that their blatant obstructionist partisanship won't stand.

This aggression won't stand, man!


One could say that you drew a line in the sand (against that camel f*cker).
2012-11-06 12:15:31 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 12:13:11 PM  
1 votes:

tdyak: Proletariat In Charge: I voted....YES on 64!!!

The commercials against 64 are ridiculous. What really ticks me off about the thing the most is, all the most vocal opponents of it (in my neighborhood at least) are ex flower children / hippies from the 60's and 70's who still regularly smoke pot and only vote against it because they don't want to pay taxes on their "meds".


Honestly, the radio adds that piss me off are by the two former governors who spout statistics like "60% of youth in court ordered rehab are there due to marijuana use". If the stuff was illegal, and we didnt have a puritanical view of recreational drug use (alcohol and MJ type stuff) then the kids WOULDNT BE IN REHAB!!!
2012-11-06 12:12:55 PM  
1 votes:
I wasn't going to vote today, but then some people on Facebook posted impassioned, earnest pleas for all their friends to vote, so I reconsidered and went out and voted.
2012-11-06 12:11:24 PM  
1 votes:

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.


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

Obama's doing things I don't like. NDAA ring a bell?

They can earn my vote.
2012-11-06 11:53:26 AM  
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: Barnstormer: 2012: ??? (still have until 8 pm to decide)

Not Romney. Vote for Jill Stein if you can't bring yourself to vote for Obama.


A vote for anyone other than Obama is a vote for Romney, though.
2012-11-06 11:47:19 AM  
1 votes:

Barnstormer: My presidential voting record:

1984: Mondale
1988: Dukakis
1992: Clinton
1996: Clinton
2000: Nader
2004: Kerry
2008: Obama
2012: ??? (still have until 8 pm to decide)

(whatever happens, I'm having my steak rare)


Nice job voting in Bush in 2000, greatly appreciate those 8 years of completely destroying America.
2012-11-06 11:44:58 AM  
1 votes:

Barnstormer: 2012: ??? (still have until 8 pm to decide)


Not Romney. Vote for Jill Stein if you can't bring yourself to vote for Obama.
2012-11-06 11:20:18 AM  
1 votes:

EyeballKid: I already voted. As a liberal in Kentucky, in keeping with that same love of acts of utter futility, I will later attempt to put out a house fire by pissing on it.


Obviously it's important to vote for the local issues, so everyone needs to show up anyway...

However, if you're not a big fan of the two party system, and are in a state that's being screwed over by the electoral college shenanigans - it makes sense to vote for Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, etc. If a third party can get 5% of the popular vote, they get federal matching funds next election. At least your vote for president counts towards something, instead of being converted into 0.0000000 electoral votes and discarded.
2012-11-06 11:11:57 AM  
1 votes:

FTDA: I don't vote a straight ticket.


southpawbeagle.files.wordpress.com
2012-11-06 11:07:02 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-06 10:59:19 AM  
1 votes:

Proletariat In Charge: I voted....YES on 64!!!


The commercials against 64 are ridiculous. What really ticks me off about the thing the most is, all the most vocal opponents of it (in my neighborhood at least) are ex flower children / hippies from the 60's and 70's who still regularly smoke pot and only vote against it because they don't want to pay taxes on their "meds".
2012-11-06 10:52:25 AM  
1 votes:

metamax: Vote for the lesser of two evils? You are still endorsing evil.


Evil is now apparently synonymous with "unsatisfactory" and/or "moderately dissapointing"

Good to know.
2012-11-06 10:37:35 AM  
1 votes:

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


WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO WEAVER95????!?
2012-11-06 10:29:47 AM  
1 votes:

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

Just wait till the stoners wake up.


Let me start with Obama is mah nubian. I don't vote, but if I had to Vote or Die, I'd vote for him. But can we stop pretending he is pro-stoner just because he admitted to getting high. nubian has been relentless with the federal raids. That being said, to get me through the conservaderp I have come up with a system. If they are allowed to believe that Obama is a secret Kenyan Muslim, then I get to pretend that he is Baracka Flocka Flames in real life. That being said, nobody deserves my vote until the legality of LSD is on the table.
2012-11-06 10:10:02 AM  
1 votes:

HST's Dead Carcass: zappaisfrank: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x732]

This brings me to the point about Republicans: Why do they let some Australian control their political views? Murdoch owns Fox and he has more control over the political views of our country than our own damn president. How do God Fearing 'Muricans fall for this? They aren't real Americans is why, they're 'Muricans!


Because they're not smart enough to know when they're being used.

Fox News knows it's audience..they've done all the PSYOPS, profiling, and research to know how to say what their audience wants to hear. They are masters at not only bias confirmation but adding to it, They have mastered how to appeal to their viewers already predetermined prejudices by confirming what they already think they know and by presenting it as "news" to give it the extra added aroma of legitimacy. As an extra added kick, they have also convinced their viewers that everyone else is lying while creating this imaginary world that feels comfortable and provides refuge from harsh realities that they find upsetting.

Murdoch Inc. has found a way to use division to make a profit. He is not a US citizen, nor is his number two shareholder, the Saudi prince, so they have no loyalty to this country except to mine it for everything they can get, without consideration to the destructive effect it's having otherwise. When the US implodes, they have safe havens elsewhere.

Fox, like it's UK tabloid counterparts, appeals to sub-literates who lack critical thinking skills and are easily manipulated for profit. It's marketing genius but aggravating for those of us who live in the real world and not Foxistan.
2012-11-06 10:09:48 AM  
1 votes:
Voter protection number FOR PENNSYLVANIA is 855-834-8683. call that number if you run into issues voting in Pennsylvania.
2012-11-06 10:01:50 AM  
1 votes:
A little frustrated that they apparently killed the earlier thread.
2012-11-06 09:56:10 AM  
1 votes:

pciszek: It usually works the other way around; bosses can step out of the office to vote Republican during the day, but employees have to wait until their shift is over to vote Democrat.


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?
2012-11-06 09:53:47 AM  
1 votes:

deffuse: So, if party representatives can collect ballots, what happens if they get caught dumping them.... is it illegal? (Honestly don't know)


It better farking be. (but yes it is, hopefully they are prosecuted for treason)
2012-11-06 09:52:19 AM  
1 votes:

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


It usually works the other way around; bosses can step out of the office to vote Republican during the day, but employees have to wait until their shift is over to vote Democrat.
2012-11-06 09:52:17 AM  
1 votes:

HST's Dead Carcass: Here in Colorado Springs, Republicans were going door to door on the West Side of town 'collecting absentee ballots'. When the local news contacted the local RNC/Romney campaigners, they fessed up to it and said they were doing a public service of making sure every vote was gathered. When they contacted the local DNC/Obama camp, they had not heard of this and were ready to get the local PD involved.

So, yes, the Republicans were literally going door to door under the guise of being bipartisan 'Official Poll Representatives' sent to collect votes. When the news asked about the fake title and fake job, the Romney camp told them they have no comment at this time, but will get back to them about it.

Voting shenanigans? Honest attempts to collect votes? They've not been able to prove anything except the Republicans were out attempting to collect ballots. Whether those ballots ended up in the polls or not is anyone's guess at this point.

But, this is Fark.com, and no one believes nothing:

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- As the election creeps closer, some questions are popping up about door-to-door ballot collections.

Elizabeth Tafoya lives near Airport Road and Circle Drive.

She said two men came to her apartment on Friday, and asked if she wanted them to turn in her ballot for her.

Tafoya gave them her ballot, and a copy of her identification card, and did not think twice about it.

That is, until the next day, when she spoke to her father who warned her the whole thing may have been a scam.

"The guys were between 25 and 30 years old, and they seemed real nice," Tafoya said. "It was about 7:30 or 8:00 at night when they came knocking, and I trusted them."

Tafoya said in the past, she has gone to her local polling station to vote.

She said this is the first election she has received her ballot in the mail.

"This was all new to me, with them coming to the door," Tafoya said. "I did not think anything of it like I said, until I spoke with my Dad."

FOX21 does not kno ...


Egads, that's scary. I bet the Dad's eyes bugged out when she told him, and the girl was like "did . . . I do something wrong?" I hope more people had the good sense to say, no thanks, my vote is sacred and I'm going to go to the polls to do my best to ensure that my vote is counted.
2012-11-06 09:48:41 AM  
1 votes:
People keeep using clusterfark to describe a large group of people waiting to vote. It should used only if something is broken, or a pollster is sending people to the wrong room, or no one is voting. For godssake people, learn to use motherfarking adjectives!
2012-11-06 09:47:43 AM  
1 votes:

barbu: Weaver95: copied over from another thread:

I have already voted, and i'm settled in at the democratic party staging area in Carlisle (330 east louder steet). i'm going to be busy here around 9am when our first shift of phone bankers and/or canvassers come in to pick up their packets. I will post updates/pictures via my twitter feed tho, @weaverxp if you're interested and/or want to harass me.

get out there and vote today people! And if you're a central Pa local, come on down to visit...get here before the donuts are gone though or i'm sending you back out for foodage. oh, and i'll be here until we close doors at 8pm! so come down and we'll put you to work.


You've come a long way in the last few years, Mr. Weaver.



Well you know what they say about once you go black.
2012-11-06 09:43:17 AM  
1 votes:
Here in Colorado Springs, Republicans were going door to door on the West Side of town 'collecting absentee ballots'. When the local news contacted the local RNC/Romney campaigners, they fessed up to it and said they were doing a public service of making sure every vote was gathered. When they contacted the local DNC/Obama camp, they had not heard of this and were ready to get the local PD involved.

So, yes, the Republicans were literally going door to door under the guise of being bipartisan 'Official Poll Representatives' sent to collect votes. When the news asked about the fake title and fake job, the Romney camp told them they have no comment at this time, but will get back to them about it.

Voting shenanigans? Honest attempts to collect votes? They've not been able to prove anything except the Republicans were out attempting to collect ballots. Whether those ballots ended up in the polls or not is anyone's guess at this point.

But, this is Fark.com, and no one believes nothing:

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- As the election creeps closer, some questions are popping up about door-to-door ballot collections.

Elizabeth Tafoya lives near Airport Road and Circle Drive.

She said two men came to her apartment on Friday, and asked if she wanted them to turn in her ballot for her.

Tafoya gave them her ballot, and a copy of her identification card, and did not think twice about it.

That is, until the next day, when she spoke to her father who warned her the whole thing may have been a scam.

"The guys were between 25 and 30 years old, and they seemed real nice," Tafoya said. "It was about 7:30 or 8:00 at night when they came knocking, and I trusted them."

Tafoya said in the past, she has gone to her local polling station to vote.

She said this is the first election she has received her ballot in the mail.

"This was all new to me, with them coming to the door," Tafoya said. "I did not think anything of it like I said, until I spoke with my Dad."

FOX21 does not know who the people were that took Tafoya's ballot, but what we do know is door-to-door ballot collections are legal in Colorado in some cases.

The El Paso County Democratic Party said they have not been knocking on doors collecting ballots, while the El Paso County Republican Party said they have.

"I do not want anyone to be leery about it, two guys that look nice coming into your house," Tafoya said. "I did not think anything of all that, except for the identification card part."

In Colorado, partisan campaign representatives are allowed to collect up to ten ballots, but officials said no one should ever ask for a copy of your ID.

"Yeah (they) could change my vote, but not only that, now they have all my information," she said. "My name and where I live."

Tafoya said she is filing a police report with the Colorado Springs Police Department.
2012-11-06 09:41:19 AM  
1 votes:

Wyalt Derp: I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.


There are probably MORE than two candidates on your Presidential ballot, plus of host of other races, judicial retention or ballot questions. You did research your ballot and all the candidates before today, right ? Don't make me go Red Forman on you.
2012-11-06 09:39:38 AM  
1 votes:

scubamage: I may be calling the ACLU today.
Yesterday my fiance frantically called me explaining that I wasn't registered to vote. I told her she was nuts - I had had my address and registration verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) when I moved back to the area. I logged back into their website, tried modifying my voter registration to my current address, and voila, it says I'm registered to vote at my current address. I go to the Pennsylvania voter registration site, and discover what my fiance was talking about - I am not shown as registered anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

So I call the county election office and spend the next 2 hours on the phone and start getting more of the story. Apparently there were "a number of issues" when they linked the PennDOT system to the election office's system. They are pretty sure that I fell through the cracks, despite doing everything I was supposed to. I have a paper trail of all of this being done.

Apparently PennDOT's system for changing registrations when you change your address of record works by first canceling all registrations (vehicle, drivers' license, and voter) and then sending out notifications of the new registration to the appropriate agencies, without confirmation checks (anyone who writes software can see the issue with this approach). Except mine didn't get sent out. I asked if I could get an approval number, or written notification attesting to this but they refused, and kept saying "we'll call you back this afternoon." I never got a call back.

So this morning I went to the last place where I had voted as stated on the PA voter website for situations like this, and again they confirmed that I am not registered to vote anywhere in the US. So they had me fill out yet another change of address form and a provisional ballot. You know, the same provisional ballots which have a 40-50% chance of being counted. Needless to say, I am pissed.

TL;DR: got screwed out of my vote by the state


Please do call the ACLU, at the very least. They are super helpful about issues like this and can tell you if you have reasonable legal footing. In 2004 I was voting absentee in PA and some shenanigans occurred. Called up the ACLU and was on the horn within 15 minutes with a gentlemen who spent the next hour or so working through my options with me.

It was amazing.

/I had no legal case as it turned out to be my fault for being a student or something, but I was still able to vote.
//I think? I pushed buttons and a box beeped at me.
2012-11-06 09:39:18 AM  
1 votes:

Leeds: You can take comfort in the fact that Philly will go for the black man, regardless of how you wanted to vote or who you thought was better.

I know it feels good to vote and I'm sorry that you didn't straighten this out before the election, but if your profile is correct and you really are in Philly then your vote is as meaningless as can be.


It DOES matter. Staes don't have an internal electoral college--raw state-wide popular vote is the deciding factor.
2012-11-06 09:36:03 AM  
1 votes:

BeesNuts: 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.

This morning's conversation with an "undecided coworker".

"You vote yet?"
"No. I just hate them both so much."
"Yeah, It's been tough to deal with this election season for sure."
"I mean, if you can't get gas prices down, why should I vote for you?"
"Well, .. gas prices are down. Nationwide."
"Oh yeah, how convenient."
"It is because of the giant storm that knocked out the North East. They aren't buying gas at the moment which is driving down national demand. Has nothing to do with the president, it was just a point of order."
"Well, if he cared so much about jobs why'd he pass that health care bill?"

-_-

I just turned around and got to work at that point.


What your coworker was thinking: Nailed it.
2012-11-06 09:32:42 AM  
1 votes:

Wyalt Derp: I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.


===========
Go ahead and leave them blank, write someone in, vote 3rd party BUT...

There are Congress seats at the Federal and State level - there are policy issues.

Make your voice heard - GO VOTE
2012-11-06 09:31:40 AM  
1 votes:

Burr: Leeds: Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!

Why so much liberal hate in this thread? Are you completely unable to carry on a conversation or post in a thread without revealing your mental instability?

Take a chill pill and let the grownups post.

Trying to talk sense into Linux_Yes?

You must be new here...



i find it amusing that republicans seem to think that all they need to do is believe and it'll go their way. reminds me of religious zealots. they think that believing something makes it true. believing is all you need. facts mean nothing. data means nothing.

so pathetic.
2012-11-06 09:31:36 AM  
1 votes:
I may be calling the ACLU today.
Yesterday my fiance frantically called me explaining that I wasn't registered to vote. I told her she was nuts - I had had my address and registration verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) when I moved back to the area. I logged back into their website, tried modifying my voter registration to my current address, and voila, it says I'm registered to vote at my current address. I go to the Pennsylvania voter registration site, and discover what my fiance was talking about - I am not shown as registered anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

So I call the county election office and spend the next 2 hours on the phone and start getting more of the story. Apparently there were "a number of issues" when they linked the PennDOT system to the election office's system. They are pretty sure that I fell through the cracks, despite doing everything I was supposed to. I have a paper trail of all of this being done.

Apparently PennDOT's system for changing registrations when you change your address of record works by first canceling all registrations (vehicle, drivers' license, and voter) and then sending out notifications of the new registration to the appropriate agencies, without confirmation checks (anyone who writes software can see the issue with this approach). Except mine didn't get sent out. I asked if I could get an approval number, or written notification attesting to this but they refused, and kept saying "we'll call you back this afternoon." I never got a call back.

So this morning I went to the last place where I had voted as stated on the PA voter website for situations like this, and again they confirmed that I am not registered to vote anywhere in the US. So they had me fill out yet another change of address form and a provisional ballot. You know, the same provisional ballots which have a 40-50% chance of being counted. Needless to say, I am pissed.

TL;DR: got screwed out of my vote by the state
2012-11-06 09:31:21 AM  
1 votes:
National election = national opinion poll (except in some states where the EC is actually determined by the popular vote)
Electoral College is literally the only thing that matters here - if Obama gets 270, he wins. End of story, Romney gets to pack up and fark off.
2012-11-06 09:28:42 AM  
1 votes:

Wyalt Derp: I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.


I'm aware that this is snark, but for anybody who feels this way, VOTE ANYWAY. Go to the polls, and then, if you really can't vote for either Obama or Romney, then *don't*, but there's all these down ticket races that you should care a great deal about.

And at that point, if you still don't know anything about anything, just toss your vote to a third party or something. For like... Insurance Commissioner.

There is no excuse for not voting.
2012-11-06 09:27:30 AM  
1 votes:

Wyalt Derp: I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.



when you don't vote, you are saying 'yes' to someone else's plan. ---Rachel Maddow, MSNBC.
2012-11-06 09:25:27 AM  
1 votes:
As I was walking to the pool for a morning swim, I came across a parked mini-van with Michigan plates and an Obama-Biden 2012 bumper sticker.

/good omen
//hope whoever owns the mini-van voted before crossing the border
2012-11-06 09:21:39 AM  
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!


Why so much liberal hate in this thread? Are you completely unable to carry on a conversation or post in a thread without revealing your mental instability?

Take a chill pill and let the grownups post.
2012-11-06 09:21:24 AM  
1 votes:

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.


This morning's conversation with an "undecided coworker".

"You vote yet?"
"No. I just hate them both so much."
"Yeah, It's been tough to deal with this election season for sure."
"I mean, if you can't get gas prices down, why should I vote for you?"
"Well, .. gas prices are down. Nationwide."
"Oh yeah, how convenient."
"It is because of the giant storm that knocked out the North East. They aren't buying gas at the moment which is driving down national demand. Has nothing to do with the president, it was just a point of order."
"Well, if he cared so much about jobs why'd he pass that health care bill?"

-_-

I just turned around and got to work at that point.
2012-11-06 09:19:09 AM  
1 votes:
VA voter. I got there just about 8 and no lines. My district isn't huge but they said there were a ton of people from 6-7. I vote at an elementary school and the organizers really do a fantastic job every time.

GObama!

/there was a line in 2008 but I got there earlier.
2012-11-06 09:16:21 AM  
1 votes:
BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!
2012-11-06 09:12:34 AM  
1 votes:

NateGrey: If Romney wins, God help us all.



the Nation will need an Exorcism.
2012-11-06 09:10:00 AM  
1 votes:
I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.
2012-11-06 09:05:09 AM  
1 votes:

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



the republicans don't need to wait until they get off work. they own the store and they make their own hours, dinky.
2012-11-06 09:03:03 AM  
1 votes:
Just back from doon me dooty.

The crowd waiting to vote seemed a lot larger this time.
2012-11-06 08:58:24 AM  
1 votes:

He_Hate_Me: [i67.photobucket.com image 600x515]

In before his site mysteriously goes down, *right-click* + *save image as*


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

/needed that, thanks
2012-11-06 08:57:22 AM  
1 votes:
OK, I'm not an American, so let me see if I can get the gist of this election thing.


If Obama wakes up and sees his shadow, he gets 4 more years as President? And if he dosen't, Romney becomes President?
2012-11-06 08:57:10 AM  
1 votes:
I sent in my absentee ballot weeks ago. Under Federal law, expatriates vote as if they were still resident in the last place in the States they lived. I get to vote in Ohio, but I don't actually have to live there. Best of both worlds.

/gobama
2012-11-06 08:55:54 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-06 08:54:54 AM  
1 votes:

NateGrey: Some morning reading:

Nov. 5: Late Poll Gains for Obama Leave Romney With Longer Odds

[static5.businessinsider.com image 361x265]


I can only hope and pray that Silver is right.

/heading out to vote in a few minutes
//Florida, so who knows how many recounts there will be
//terrified of a Rmoney win
2012-11-06 08:50:29 AM  
1 votes:
I care about Gary Johnson.
2012-11-06 08:48:30 AM  
1 votes:
Voting day, time to drink!
2012-11-06 08:47:06 AM  
1 votes:
Oh it was just AWFUL. I had to fight my way through a barricade of Black Panthers, and the voting machines would only let me choose Republicans. Worst of all, Vermin Supreme wasn't even on the ballot.

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


HAWHAWHAWHAW! IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A DEMOCRAT WITH A JOB!

Gulper Eel: I hope Gary Johnson and Jill Stein each fark up the election in one key state.


/yeah, i'm 12
2012-11-06 08:44:50 AM  
1 votes:
I can't wait till Nate Silver turns Joe Scarborough into a newt.
2012-11-06 08:40:20 AM  
1 votes:
I voted for Gary Johnson. I live in TX, so it's not like my vote matters anyway. yay democracy!
2012-11-06 08:37:56 AM  
1 votes:
www.washingtonpost.com

Heartbeat away from Presidency??

COME ON PEOPLE
2012-11-06 08:37:20 AM  
1 votes:
Not voting... Staying home and smoking weed...   

fc00.deviantart.net
2012-11-06 08:36:14 AM  
1 votes:

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.


fandomania.com
2012-11-06 08:31:27 AM  
1 votes:
Gary Johnson's not going to win a single state, and those who vote for him won't be proving a point in anyone's mind but their own.

Hopefully, the grownups will make the right decision.
2012-11-06 08:30:05 AM  
1 votes:
Currently standing in line in Florida. Only been waiting for about two hours now. The past few years I walked in and voted instantly. This is a clusterfark. Probably another 45-60 minutes more.
2012-11-06 08:30:01 AM  
1 votes:
did my thing for voting on who i would rather fark up this country for the next 4 years. let the races begin. glad i stocked on liquid bread yesterday.
2012-11-06 08:29:40 AM  
1 votes:

NateGrey: If Romney wins, God help us all.


Meh, we'll just have another economic collapse and war with Iran. No big deal.
2012-11-06 08:26:06 AM  
1 votes:
Breaking update: I made coffee but I left it at home. I had to buy more when I got to work.

I also bought a muffin.
2012-11-06 08:25:27 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-06 08:24:27 AM  
1 votes:
i67.photobucket.com

In before his site mysteriously goes down, *right-click* + *save image as*
2012-11-06 08:24:06 AM  
1 votes:
The fragrance explodes the cowboy bone.
2012-11-06 08:23:16 AM  
1 votes:

mentula: i care about gary johnson weed, and will be voting for him smokling it.


FTFY
2012-11-06 08:20:56 AM  
1 votes:

JolobinSmokin: It's been twelve hours in the labor room and still no baby.

Looks like I won't have to pay attention to the election.

People always say babies are blessing...


Mazeltov! The internet is here, to pay attention so you don't have to!
2012-11-06 08:20:40 AM  
1 votes:
In my town, 300,000+ already voted, expect about 100,000 stragglers. Still getting phone calls from Bender from the most exotic area codes in the country selling all sorts of fantasy.

i156.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 08:20:32 AM  
1 votes:
Just got done voting at my local voting place.. God it was a clusterfark in there.. Nothing was organized and all the old people had no clue what was going on half the time..
2012-11-06 08:18:02 AM  
1 votes:
I hope Gary Johnson and Jill Stein each fark up the election in one key state.
2012-11-06 08:17:14 AM  
1 votes:
Rabble, rabble, rabble. My Guy's great, your guy sucks.

Brought to you by my corporate social media posting policy. Views expressed are not those of three initial corporation who bans employees from posting about anything business related and discussion of politics in the workplace. Regular emails requesting donations to our PAC excluded.
2012-11-06 08:16:54 AM  
1 votes:
No! It's a ruse! Don't post in this thread--your post only counts in the other thread!
2012-11-06 08:15:33 AM  
1 votes:

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.


But, but, both sides are bad, my vote doesn't matter, the election is rigged. Some people will use any excuse to justify their apathy, laziness, and ignorance.
2012-11-06 08:15:28 AM  
1 votes:
Who will get more votes in DC, Romney or RGIII?
2012-11-06 08:15:22 AM  
1 votes:

xanadian: Don't we already have a greenlit election thread?


We need at least another four more.
2012-11-06 08:12:33 AM  
1 votes:
It's been twelve hours in the labor room and still no baby.

Looks like I won't have to pay attention to the election.

People always say babies are blessing...
2012-11-06 08:10:31 AM  
1 votes:
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.............
2012-11-06 08:09:48 AM  
1 votes:
Dont we already have an election thread about 5 down from here?
2012-11-06 08:09:25 AM  
1 votes:
Voted this morning in Chapel Hill, NC!

/It's still a swing state to me, dammit
2012-11-06 08:09:05 AM  
1 votes:
Anyone know what happened in the Ohio lawsuit this morning?
 
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