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#1 Old 11-06-2006, 03:07 AM
 
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Thoughts? Predictions?



Do you think the Dems are going to take control of either house? I've found it interesting that the news here in the UK is occasionally better (more complete) than some of the US papers!

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#2 Old 11-06-2006, 03:14 AM
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It's going to be close. Too close.
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I think the possibility of a democratic majority in congress is being played up in order to motivate republicans and to get democrats to be non-chalant about getting to the polls. I'd say that the margins are far closer than we're being lead to believe.
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#4 Old 11-06-2006, 09:48 AM
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There are a few states that are going to be close calls. I'm guessing it'll be decided in the courts. That's what both sides are preparing for, anyway. So who knows what will happen?
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I think that it will be way too close. To be honest I'm not that optimistic.
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Hillary Clinton called me one time.

She said she wasn't wearing any panties.
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Does it matter? It's all rigged, and we're all screwed. I'm looking for property in Canada.
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#8 Old 11-06-2006, 01:51 PM
 
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Hillary Clinton called me one time.

She said she wasn't wearing any panties.

Maybe she just couldn't find them because they were stuck so far....



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I'm pessimistic, and even if the Dems get control, little will change in a meaningful way. Blech.
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First off, kpickell, *love* the avatar. Love it.



It really seems like it doesn't matter much - at least around here. In Florida, a democrat or a republican doesn't seem to mean what it meant when I've lived in other states. We need to elect a governor, and it really comes down to a lesser of two evils. Do you elect the guy who is supposedly in cahoots with the insurance companies (and homeowners in Florida, especially coastal, are in a bad way in this regard) or do you choose the guy who basically just never showed up to work? By all accounts, they are both crooks.



And then I think I know what to vote for on certain issues, but then someone I sincerely dislike comes out and says I'm making the right decision. I hate election time.
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#11 Old 11-06-2006, 05:50 PM
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there's an election going on?



j/k



I have no idea what's going to happen for Oregon as I haven't been paying attention to the polls. I didn't know what measures were on the ballot till I got my pamphlet, oops (I used to be so much more aware; how embarrassing). Turns out we still have the same old issues on the ballot, though...



* abortion restriction

* anti-gay crap

* property tax increase caps

* campaign contribution limits



blah, blah, blah.



However, we have mail voting in Oregon, so I don't have to go stand in line for an hour on Tuesday. nyah nyah.
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What I do know is, Bob Taft will no longer be Ohio's governor. His approval rating has been even lower than President Bush's, which is really saying something. I can't predict whether Strickland or Blackwell will be the new governor--I just know both have positives and negatives.



I also know I love Election Night. It's a big party at work, and the company pays for the pizza. I should pick up a bottle of wine, since I know the company won't spring for that. I'm really hoping this particular school income tax passes so I won't have to keep writing about it endlessly. It seems like I've written about it at least once every week since June. It can't be that often, though. Not possible.

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Election Day should be a federal holiday, where everyone gets the day off to go vote.
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Election Day should be a federal holiday, where everyone gets the day off to go vote.



Everyone except medical staff, news media, movie theaters, fast food joints and utility company workers, right?



Some countries have Election Day on a Sunday, though, when "most" people have the day off already.

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Hillary Clinton called me one time.

She said she wasn't wearing any panties.



thats funny...



one time I was drunk and I was calling numbers in the ATL and I was like "I'm Hillary and I ain't wearing no panties okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay" and the guy was all like "don't make me shove my hello kitty slipper up yo *bleep*"
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Everyone except medical staff, news media, movie theaters, fast food joints and utility company workers, right?



Some countries have Election Day on a Sunday, though, when "most" people have the day off already.

It should be like Christmas or Thanksgiving, where business are either closed or close early, and where necessary staff are employed for compensatory wages (like double time).
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thats funny...



one time I was drunk and I was calling numbers in the ATL and I was like "I'm Hillary and I ain't wearing no panties okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay" and the guy was all like "don't make me shove my hello kitty slipper up yo *bleep*"



That couldn't have been me.

She said she wasn't wearing any panties, but then I said I was.
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I don't think i'll vote tomorrow. During the dem primaries i voted and my canidate didn't make the ticket. i don't like the dem running as he supports illegals. i don't like the repub canidate because her campain has been over the top nasty. i would have voted for her otherwise (most likely). I asked my DH to vote dem for everything else tomorrow. he'll be voting green for gov. he was peeved that i was going to vote for a repub, not that it matters in MA, but now it doesn't matter.
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And I guess that's why

They call you the pimp

Time on the net

Could be time spent with you

Laughing like FR

Lying like silver

Rolling like wonder, under a brother

And I guess that's why

They call you the pimp
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I don't think i'll vote tomorrow. During the dem primaries i voted and my canidate didn't make the ticket. i don't like the dem running as he supports illegals. i don't like the repub canidate because her campain has been over the top nasty. i would have voted for her otherwise (most likely). I asked my DH to vote dem for everything else tomorrow. he'll be voting green for gov. he was peeved that i was going to vote for a repub, not that it matters in MA, but now it doesn't matter.



Aren't there ballot measures and judges to vote for? it's not just a gubernatorial race.
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That couldn't have been me.

She said she wasn't wearing any panties, but then I said I was.



Visual.
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Aren't there ballot measures and judges to vote for? it's not just a gubernatorial race.

well, that's why i asked my dh to vote dem (for me). he doesn't keep up with local politics, even tho he's glued to CNN and FOX. he's more interesed in national stuff. I have a 13 hour work day mon-wed. I'm gonna try and get to the polls before work but it's tough in my area early in morning.



eta: which is another issue addressed by the reform party. it should be on saturdays, not tuesdays.
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Maybe next time if you are working that many hours (or regardless) you could get an absentee ballot. Do you get the voter's pamphlet mailed to you? If not, you can get one at your post office.



I use that to guide me through my ballot. I read the issue first, make my decision, then read though the pro/con arguments to verify my decision. Most of the time my decision is unchanged. However, sometimes some of the pro/con arguments change my mind.



Anyway, voting is your responsibility. You really should vote next time, even if it's only for one of the ballot measures and nothing else. It's your voice.
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it should be on saturdays, not tuesdays.



that is going to do nothing for my golf game
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/lecture.



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Maybe next time if you are working that many hours (or regardless) you could get an absentee ballot. Do you get the voter's pamphlet mailed to you? If not, you can get one at your post office.



I use that to guide me through my ballot. I read the issue first, make my decision, then read though the pro/con arguments to verify my decision. Most of the time my decision is unchanged. However, sometimes some of the pro/con arguments change my mind.



Anyway, voting is your responsibility. You really should vote next time, even if it's only for one of the ballot measures and nothing else. It's your voice.

I agree and your right. It is my responsibility. Normally I'm pretty on top of what's going on. I missed every debate this fall. i haven't watched the news. I'm so behind on everything. I have two jobs right now along with school. I don't eta: know my as$ from my elbow. Maybe i'll get myself up early enough but i hate voting blind.
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that is going to do nothing for my golf game

all day? really? have you seen the reform website...it's little but i love their ideas. http://reformparty.org/platform.htm
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i hate voting blind.



Same here, which is why I'm such a big fan of the mail-in ballot (we don't go to voting booths in Oregon, we all vote by mail). It's really nice - I get about 3 weeks to read through my voter's pamphlet and fill out my ballot. I can do it whenever I want.



You can do the same with an absentee ballot next time - just google "absentee ballot (state)" and you'll get a link for it. That way you have a lot of time to read through your material & vote - and you don't have to try to watch commercials and try to figure out wtf they really say
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Same here, which is why I'm such a big fan of the mail-in ballot (we don't go to voting booths in Oregon, we all vote by mail). It's really nice - I get about 3 weeks to read through my voter's pamphlet and fill out my ballot. I can do it whenever I want.



You can do the same with an absentee ballot next time - just google "absentee ballot (state)" and you'll get a link for it. That way you have a lot of time to read through your material & vote - and you don't have to try to watch commercials and try to figure out wtf they really say

That's a very good idea and absentee ballot has drifted in and out my mind lol. It would be nice to have all the material on "everyone" for the elections right in my hands. I don't even know everyone who is running for local elections. And it takes so much time to research and so many spew bullsh*t. I like to research the resume of any canidate when i have the time...like their affiliates, financial supporters, community history etc. It's a daunting process.
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