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Old 10-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #16
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So a vagina looks like a cunt? They should, seeing as how they're the same thing. What a fucking moron.

Here in beautiful Washington state, the majority gets to vote on the rights of the minority, and decide who gets to marry their loved ones.

We're also voting to legalize pot.

On November 7th, I hope to celebrate by turning my car into a giant bong, and marrying the first woman I see.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #17
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there were just two referendums:
- half-cent increase in sales tax to go to education. keep in mind tennessee already has the highest sales tax in the state, and the memphis area is at 9.25%.
- the other was a one cent increase in gas tax to go to funding for our city buses. (a funny side note is the most pathetic councilwoman of all was quoted as basically asking why this tax couldn't be put on liquor, when she's been busted for several duis herself. i guess you could look at it like if she doesn't mind paying more for her booze, maybe we should do that instead...)

other than that i just voted on a senator and congressman.

some people got to vote for stuff like school boards and other municipal elections but i live in a fun part of town. we're not unincorporated, we're city. but we're also county. see, there's memphis city and shelby county, two different governments. where i am was annexed (we didn't even get to vote on it, because we were originally unincorporated we were just gobbled up without any say) but we get taxed by both governments without the benefits of it. and as such we hardly get our say in any elections, either. you'd think i'd get to vote for both mayors...nope. i believe it works like this for the mayor: for years we could vote only for the county mayor, and conveniently when the corrupt mayor who annexed us "retired", then we could start voting for the city mayor. but we can no longer vote for the county mayor.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:02 PM   #18
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I'll be voting Dem across the board for a variety of reasons., too!
For some reason, I thought you were a libertarian. Was I mistaken?
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #19
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For some reason, I thought you were a libertarian. Was I mistaken?
Ideologically speaking, but I value the social aspect more than the economic aspect. I will be voting Gary Johnson for President.

With that being said, Bill Nelson doesn't offer much to me but I really don't like Connie Mack at all. But Nelson does offer the social freedoms that Connie Mack will fight against in the Senate. Both offer state representation and promotion of NASA in the senate, which is super important to me. I guess Nelson gets my vote solely on the grounds of his stem cell and gay rights stances.

As for Alan Grayson in the House, he gets my vote because he is, in all practical purposes, a very Libertarian oriented Democrat. Very big on ending wasteful spending, anti-war spending, etc. He's by no means a Libertarian, but he certainly has a lot of economic qualities of one, and many that I like.

I'm not a Libertarian by party. I hold no party affiliation, and I decide on who I vote for by standing the candidates up one next to the other and comparing what I like more.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #20
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I forgot, we do get to vote for a Senator, but it's no contest because Dianne Feinstein is awesome. She won the last election 60/40 and is polling about the same this term.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #21
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Ideologically speaking, but I value the social aspect more than the economic aspect. I will be voting Gary Johnson for President.

With that being said, Bill Nelson doesn't offer much to me but I really don't like Connie Mack at all. But Nelson does offer the social freedoms that Connie Mack will fight against in the Senate. Both offer state representation and promotion of NASA in the senate, which is super important to me. I guess Nelson gets my vote solely on the grounds of his stem cell and gay rights stances.

As for Alan Grayson in the House, he gets my vote because he is, in all practical purposes, a very Libertarian oriented Democrat. Very big on ending wasteful spending, anti-war spending, etc. He's by no means a Libertarian, but he certainly has a lot of economic qualities of one, and many that I like.

I'm not a Libertarian by party. I hold no party affiliation, and I decide on who I vote for by standing the candidates up one next to the other and comparing what I like more.
Ahh, okay, got it. If you don't mind me asking, do you generally agree with libertarians economically (but are somewhat ambivalent), or something else?
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #22
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Ahh, okay, got it. If you don't mind me asking, do you generally agree with libertarians economically (but are somewhat ambivalent), or something else?
I guess so, yeah. So as you imagine, someone like Ron Paul is the ultimate ideologist for a Libertarian. I love Ron Paul as an ideologist, but not necessarily as a realist.

However, if you take a look at someone like Gary Johnson, he's much more of a realist. There's balances, there's not full consistency with ideology (rightfully so), etc. I would say that the mega-Ron Paul craze aside for Libertarians, I'm much more in line with Gary Johnson than I am with Ron Paul.
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I'm familiar with Grayson, and like what I've heard him say. So even though I can't vote for him, I send along support for him winning.

Also, Cori's post . I kind of want you to say that to those idiot politiicans' faces.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #24
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Meanwhile, in the comments section of a conservative Australian blog...

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*Sighs*

Yes, because none of the men who've run things throughout the centuries have EVER fucked anything up, right?

I'm just checking our calendar-it is still 2012, right? Haven't been sucked into a weird time warp or anything?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:11 PM   #26
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