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(Lexington Herald Leader)   Site hosting Kentucky Derby voting runs article about "bogus polling"   ( kentucky.com) divider line
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2003-04-24 10:22:34 AM  
interesting...vote for Bertha.
2003-04-24 10:24:38 AM  
Magness said she told the pollster that she was "tired of all the mudslinging"

Yeah and I can guarantee you that this woman will not watch the debate on tv and nor will she read the position papers of the candidates. Negative ads are run because they work and because most Americans have an attention span of about 5 seconds unless they are watching American Idol.
2003-04-24 10:24:59 AM  
2003-04-24 10:25:52 AM  
They should be the authority on fixed polls. :P
2003-04-24 10:26:01 AM  
A Horse's performace is easily swayed by public opinion.

/make a connection that makes sense foo!
2003-04-24 10:26:23 AM  
i'm not going crazy am i... the names in the headings in comments used to be red, didnt they?
2003-04-24 10:26:56 AM  
At least they get paid to watch those dumbarse adverts.
2003-04-24 10:28:12 AM  
Is it me or does fark look more... black... all of a sudden?
2003-04-24 10:29:56 AM  
Bertha still has a healthy lead, but the percentage gap is narrowing. According to what I remember, you shouldn't vote if you already have (they don't use cookies to prevent it, but they will modify the vote count if they see multiples). But you should if you haven't voted already.

BE the Power of Fark!

Poll Results

59.97% Bertha Clemmons - 869

40.03% Jaclyn Risden-Smith - 580
1449 votes cast.
2003-04-24 10:30:08 AM  
Blizzack is bizzack.
2003-04-24 10:31:56 AM  
Say it now,
say it loud,
I'm black,
and I'm proud.
2003-04-24 10:34:57 AM  
thanks for the update, SquirrelHillFark. Good to see that the late JR-S voting surge has subsided. I think she has exhausted all the friends and family.

/topic? what topic? oh, dirty polling? mainstay of the current administration...
2003-04-24 10:35:57 AM  
Bruce Lunsford will stop the monkey business!!!

/moving on.
2003-04-24 10:38:09 AM  
"So if we don't get some cool rules ourselves, pronto,
we'll just be bogus too. Yeah?"

2003-04-24 10:38:18 AM  
Hmm rigged polls, never seen that before.

Always bet on black
2003-04-24 10:40:09 AM  
I voted for the black chick.
2003-04-24 10:40:11 AM  
Uhhh ohhh another ironic flame war is in the works..
2003-04-24 10:40:46 AM  
That site is so farked that Bertha ought to have more votes than Wil did.
2003-04-24 10:41:23 AM  
Countdown till this thread becomes a political flamewar....

My weblog is freekin' awesome, link is in my profile.
2003-04-24 10:44:30 AM  
People trying to be hip and do "countdowns" in 5...4...3...
2003-04-24 10:45:55 AM  
Oh, the heady rush of submitting a link that leads to a flamewar. I feel so empowered.
2003-04-24 10:47:46 AM  
Didn't they use a bogus pole in that British sex show?
2003-04-24 10:49:57 AM  
If you haven't voted for Grandma Bertha yet, please do so, one more day before the contest is over. Yay Grandma!
2003-04-24 10:53:00 AM  
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2003-04-24 10:56:13 AM  
Republicans are mutants.
2003-04-24 10:58:51 AM  
Just wondering...how did this hit the regular Fark page before being posted on TotalFark, hmmmm, mods?
2003-04-24 11:01:05 AM  
Why do we always have jackarses running for office here in Kentucky? Patton farking that nursing home lady, Jones almost dying in a helicopter crash. Can't we have one normal person please!
2003-04-24 11:02:11 AM  

Wow that was cool!
2003-04-24 11:02:52 AM  
ironic indeed. Hope Grandma Bertha wins.
2003-04-24 11:16:58 AM  
Folks, if you want to vote, DON'T START AT FARK.COM. They might be blocking all people who are referred to the site from Fark. Instead, go somewhere neutral first (like CNN) and then drill down to the Derby voting site:

Step 1) Go to CNN.
Step 2) Go to the Kentucky.com Home Page.
Step 3) You'll see a link for Derby VIP at the top, towards the right. Click on it.
Step 4) Vote for Bertha Clemmons.
2003-04-24 11:23:48 AM  
In response to the names of comment posters being displayed in black, I urge everyone to post your comments in red. Behold the power of font!
2003-04-24 11:28:45 AM  
[image from home.kc.rr.com too old to be available]

That was cooler...
2003-04-24 11:29:12 AM  
Okay, I guess I have to ask... Why are we voting for Bertha?
2003-04-24 11:38:05 AM  
Because Bertha's a farker's gramma . . . and because she's sexy.
2003-04-24 11:40:17 AM  
Why did you not respond to what I said to you in the thread where Alabama may not be able to vote for Bush? No response available?
2003-04-24 11:43:21 AM  
Dude I bet Bertha was a hottie back in the day. I mean she ain't that bad now.

I hate to see what hat lady is going to look like at Bertha's age.
2003-04-24 11:52:08 AM  
That site is farked up. There is no way only 800 of us voted.
2003-04-24 11:59:46 AM  
Kycircuitrider - Because Bertha's a farker's gramma . . . and because she's sexy.

Yeah, but which Farker... How do we know it's not one of the asshats? Regardless of how sexy she is (and she IS "dead sexy",) do we really want to reward her for giving birth to someone who eventually spawned a jackass?
2003-04-24 12:02:51 PM  
BamaTide - Gator8387 Why did you not respond to what I said to you in the thread where Alabama may not be able to vote for Bush? No response available?

Duuuudeee.... Etiquette breach!

When a thread dies, it dies. Don't hold grudges, or take it too seriously... It's just Fark.
2003-04-24 12:22:45 PM  
Duuuudeee.... Etiquette breach!
When a thread dies, it dies. Don't hold grudges, or take it too seriously... It's just Fark.

Thank you Technicolor I was not aware I breached Fark etiquette. You are correct, but in my opinion if you say something incredibly stupid you should owe up (as I am oweing up for breaching etiquette).
2003-04-24 12:23:14 PM  
Excellent point, fellow farker.

Sometimes it does skip a generation, so you can't really blame 'ol Bertha. Besides, this has to be irritating the living shizznit out of that Knight-Ridder bunch over at the Herald-Leader.

Anyway, sexy overrules asshat anytime.
2003-04-24 12:26:35 PM  
Remind me again, what number is she and which jockey is riding her for the race.

[image from kentucky.com too old to be available]
2003-04-24 12:27:30 PM  
She's the one sponsored by FTD.
2003-04-24 12:31:34 PM  
Republicans are the spawn of satan.
2003-04-24 12:37:01 PM  

hilarious, lol
2003-04-24 12:47:28 PM  

Pay no attention to me man... I'm nobody, and I'm as full of shiat as the next guy. I wasn't busting your hump or anything, just offering some friendly advice. I don't believe Fark has any hard and fast rules about it, except probably "threadjacking" if it got out of control.

Like I said, I was just offering some friendly (albeit unsolicited) advice... If you take the stuff in flame war/debate threads too seriously and hold grudges about it, it'll just end up making you crazy.
2003-04-24 12:57:22 PM  
Aside from the fact that Grandma Bertha seems like a sweet old lady, you should also vote for her because she's a total badass. And Grandma who says things like "Now it's payback time." Will have my vote.
2003-04-24 01:15:45 PM  
I guess the link colors have becomes so disgruntled and full of angst, they've turned to GOTH!
2003-04-24 01:34:12 PM  
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"Dat Hat's got an Ass!"
2003-04-24 01:35:30 PM  
Attention Farkers in Kentucky: Ben Chandler gave us the Do Not Call list for telemarketing. Greedy businessment tried to tell him he couldn't do that, but he's our Attourney General, not theirs. Before the do not call list, I couldn't sit down and have dinner without those crooks trying to sell me something. Burglar alarm salesmen were the worst. They sounded like potential burglars casing my house, then said they were calling for ADT security systems. Thanks to Ben Chandler, and the do not call list, they don't bother me any more. Bruce Lunsford has never done a thing for me. Who the hell is he anyway? Support Ben Chandler for Governor of Kentucky.
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