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(Daily Kos)   Chrysler's final response to Romney: All US workers have the entire day off today to go out and vote   (dailykos.com) divider line 129
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2012-11-06 02:16:39 PM
keylock71 Heh... Cool. Nice little "fark you" to Romney, too.

Huh? His dad was head of the company that merged into Chrysler long before the Czar gave it to the Italians, but keep farking that chicken
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/Born Under The Pentastar
//Only the Lutherans got promotions in Herr Chrysler's Operation...(yes, pre-Mercedes)
 
2012-11-06 02:20:24 PM
Bwahahahahaha to infinity
 
2012-11-06 02:31:06 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: That sound you heard was Romney getting run over by a Ram dually with a lift kit and fog horns.


They call them "Dodge" for a reason.
 
2012-11-06 02:31:20 PM
We've had early voting here for a freaking month, and I got 17 notices in the mail to apply for an absentee ballot (which I wouldn't have bothered with if I'd known I could go in anytime and vote). If someone in this town doesn't vote, they have no excuse. It's not even a big town--almost no one lives more than 10 miles away from a polling place. And the bus stops there.
 
2012-11-06 02:37:08 PM

Hogbreath: I'm buying my daughter a FIAT tomorrow.


Let me know how she likes it, I've been meaning to test drive one.
 
2012-11-06 02:47:34 PM

BobTilton: Being a salaried employee (non-union) in a company who employs a mainly union workforce (in my case the IBEW) what benefits the union has negotiated do not always carry over to the non-union employees. In my case if the IBEW had negotiated a holiday today, I would remain out of luck on having the day off today since I am not a union employee.

I remain ignorant of what agreements the Automakers have in place with their employees, but it is possible that non-union employees would have had to report in today, and just got the day off to vote.


I came here to post words, but... uh...

Guess I'll just "THIS" and move on.
 
2012-11-06 02:52:31 PM

c-ment: Well, Romney just lost Michigan.


Romney's going to lose Michigan but not because of the 12000 people that work at Chrysler plants got the day off.
 
2012-11-06 02:52:39 PM

vartian: Dusk-You-n-Me: dramboxf: A tweet from a fictional character?

Okaaaaaaaaay...

As opposed to the verified first, middle, and last names we use here on Fark.

Point of order - my login is my last name.


How very Armenian of you.
 
2012-11-06 02:53:15 PM

mr.Curmudgeon: killershark:

The UAW negotiated it probably more than a decade ago and it actually covers all employees of the Big Three in Michigan, not just UAW members. Kos makes it sound like it was just something they did this year to get the vote out against Romney -- that's not the case.

The Kos article was referencing a Tweet from the auto manufacturer's vice president of design, Ralph Gilles. He's the guy who said this, not Kos.


That was my fault, sorry.

BobTilton: I remain ignorant of what agreements the Automakers have in place with their employees, but it is possible that non-union employees would have had to report in today, and just got the day off to vote.


It has always covered all employees -- even the white collar guys -- as far as I know. I don't know if that was part of the UAW's negotiation or if the companies decided on their own to include everyone.
 
2012-11-06 03:02:07 PM
Sorry if this is a repeat, but election day off was negotiated into the contract by UAW.
 
2012-11-06 03:11:44 PM
Beanlet

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2012-11-06 12:49:32 PM
As was noted in the comments there, the union has it in their contract to have election days off. Have since 1999.

But I do enjoy believing that the workers will actually take the time to vote, rather than just playing the day long drinking game.


This time was my longest time spent voting. And that's because Florida chose to print the full text of all 8--yes, 8 amendments after the confusing wording of a summary last time around.
"Wait, if I vote yes does that mean the amendment passes? Or do I vote no to the proposed new wording?"

Seriously, it was pretty bad.
 
2012-11-06 03:14:30 PM
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2012-11-06 03:11:44 PM
Beanlet

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2012-11-06 12:49:32 PM
As was noted in the comments there, the union has it in their contract to have election days off. Have since 1999.

But I do enjoy believing that the workers will actually take the time to vote, rather than just playing the day long drinking game.

This time was my longest time spent voting. And that's because Florida chose to print the full text of all 8--yes, 8 amendments after the confusing wording of a summary last time around.
"Wait, if I vote yes does that mean the amendment passes? Or do I vote no to the proposed new wording?"

Seriously, it was pretty bad.

Anyhow, total time elapsed: 15 Min.
That was the whole point of the post. Kinda got sidetracked there.
 
2012-11-06 03:19:38 PM

PanicMan: Hogbreath: I'm buying my daughter a FIAT tomorrow.

Let me know how she likes it, I've been meaning to test drive one.


Nice. I'm trying to decide between a 500 and the new Dart. My 2004 ION has 200k+ on it and is dying a slow death.
 
2012-11-06 03:26:56 PM
So does this mean I'm on the Teabaggers' List of People who Hate America because I own a Jeep Wrangler?
 
2012-11-06 03:42:25 PM

vartian: Dusk-You-n-Me: dramboxf: A tweet from a fictional character?

Okaaaaaaaaay...

As opposed to the verified first, middle, and last names we use here on Fark.

Point of order - my login is my last name.


Ar... Armenian?

That's a doozy...
 
2012-11-06 03:45:50 PM

Twitch Boy: So does this mean I'm on the Teabaggers' List of People who Hate America because I own a Jeep Wrangler?


Yes but only because the OEM still employs union labor, and unions are bad. You should boycott them.
 
2012-11-06 03:45:56 PM

Nadie_AZ: Angry Buddha: FloydA: Good for them. Voting day should be a national holiday.

I'm in. Move Veterans Day to the Monday prior to Election Day, give a four-day weekend to everyone. shiat-can stupid Columbus day.

I agree with getting rid of Columbus' day. Why do we have elections on Tuesday? Why not move it to a Monday or a Friday?


Moving it to a Monday would prevent any sort of final weekend swinging and the subsequent analysis of said swings.

Moving it to a Friday would probably result in even lower turnout, and wouldn't resolve the issue of making it a holiday.
 
2012-11-06 03:47:34 PM

ha-ha-guy: ohokyeah: Why not make absentee ballot without an "excuse" an option nationally? Why do you have to be out of the county if you want to vote absentee? Doing absentee as an option for everyone will ensure that people don't have to stand in long lines in the cold and can sit down to vote when it's convenient for them to do so. Physical drop off of ballot or mailing in the ballot should both be acceptable means to vote.

Out of the country for absentee, wtf are you on about? I've been travelling domestically for work and voted via absentee. College kids use it all the time too.


He said "county" not "country".
 
2012-11-06 03:48:21 PM
Twitch Boy So does this mean I'm on the Teabaggers' List of People who Hate America because I own a Jeep Wrangler?

No, but if you don't have the new "Holy Toledo" Calendar you hate Jeep, Eugene
Link
 
2012-11-06 03:52:38 PM
BeesNuts Ar... Armenian? That's a doozy...

Speaking of Armenians & doozies-I guess the Kardashian Sisters offset this?
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2012-11-06 04:13:09 PM

dstrick44: Beanlet

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2012-11-06 12:49:32 PM
As was noted in the comments there, the union has it in their contract to have election days off. Have since 1999.

But I do enjoy believing that the workers will actually take the time to vote, rather than just playing the day long drinking game.

This time was my longest time spent voting. And that's because Florida chose to print the full text of all 8--yes, 8 amendments after the confusing wording of a summary last time around.
"Wait, if I vote yes does that mean the amendment passes? Or do I vote no to the proposed new wording?"

Seriously, it was pretty bad.


California laughs at the concept of eight propositions being a lot. This year we have 11, which is typical. Recently I had about a dozen city only propositions on top of the state wide ones.
 
2012-11-06 04:21:18 PM

ekdikeo4: ha-ha-guy: ohokyeah: Why not make absentee ballot without an "excuse" an option nationally? Why do you have to be out of the county if you want to vote absentee? Doing absentee as an option for everyone will ensure that people don't have to stand in long lines in the cold and can sit down to vote when it's convenient for them to do so. Physical drop off of ballot or mailing in the ballot should both be acceptable means to vote.

Out of the country for absentee, wtf are you on about? I've been travelling domestically for work and voted via absentee. College kids use it all the time too.

He said "county" not "country".


images2.dailykos.com
 
2012-11-06 04:44:26 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: That sound you heard was Romney getting run over by a Ram dually with a lift kit and fog horns.


Does that thing got a hemi?


/yer about to find out
 
2012-11-06 04:52:11 PM
5 hours to vote? Jesus mutherfarking christ wtf are your electoral officials doing? I've never taken longer than an hour to vote here in canada, and that was when I hadn't registered, and had to go through the whole registry thing at a busy polling station.
 
2012-11-06 05:05:05 PM

Hogbreath: "I'm a car man!" says Rmoney.

His pappy, the creationist Rmoney senior,spinning in his Rambler grave.

I'm buying my daughter a FIAT tomorrow.


Your daughter sounds FIAT.
 
2012-11-06 05:13:16 PM

PanicMan: Hogbreath: I'm buying my daughter a FIAT tomorrow.

Let me know how she likes it, I've been meaning to test drive one.


... a daughter?
 
2012-11-06 08:41:33 PM
Don't mess with the American Auto Insdustry. They're doing just fine without R-money's help.
I wonder what the ration of the auto industry is on Obama vs the other guy?
 
2012-11-06 08:45:55 PM

DamnYankees: ?!?!


You haven't seen anything yet. Wait till the next election when China, Russia, Iran, Egypt etc...get wind of our Supreme Court dicision. You can bet that Crossroads has them in their crosshairs. Thank you Supreme Court.
 
2012-11-07 05:51:49 AM

mr.Curmudgeon: killershark:

The UAW negotiated it probably more than a decade ago and it actually covers all employees of the Big Three in Michigan, not just UAW members. Kos makes it sound like it was just something they did this year to get the vote out against Romney -- that's not the case.


The Kos article was referencing a Tweet from the auto manufacturer's vice president of design, Ralph Gilles. He's the guy who said this, not Kos.


Yeah, I think Gilles was just happy / reminding people / getting in a dig at Rmoney.
 
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