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Old 11-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #261
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The other posts include the federal government declaring Trump's hair a disaster zone. Even though that could happen , that looks like an Onion type of site.
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I figured it had to be.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:58 PM   #263
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I have a feeling when the election results are in, this is how some people are going to react

 

we won't really know until tomorrow night. it's tight but it certainly no way of knowing which way it will go at this point.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #264
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The other posts include the federal government declaring Trump's hair a disaster zone. Even though that could happen
I was just going to say that part sounds all too real!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #265
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I just read this on a different forum.

"For all the Obama supporters and undecided who just don't get it:
I have a small business, in fact a business of 1, me. An LLC. I turned down a major customer today, a $100,000 a year customer. I did that for several reasons:
I cannot do all the work myself
I am afraid to hire someone
There is too much risk
There is not enough reward, all that extra work those 80 hour weeks for the next 3 months would just put me into a higher tax bracket and I would pay much of that $$$ in taxes
And the big one, I think it is 60-40 that Obama is going to win. Why should I work and pay taxes when it will be spent on abortions and wars that I do not approve of? I am not a young man anymore, the day I will face God and explain how I used my life is only 20-30 years in the future. I don't want to have paid for abortions and sent young men off to die in Afghanistan."
That's right. Goddamned Democratic presidents and all the foreign wars they've started.

Wait, what?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #266
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That's right. Goddamned Democratic presidents and all the foreign wars they've started.

Wait, what?
That was my first reaction. I think Romnesia is spreading throughout the entire party.
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The Tea Party may be in for some big losses. Hopefully Bachmann is one of them, even though she outspends her opponent 12-1, she's barely ahead of him in the polls.

Maybe that will cause Republicans to go back to being more "Reagan" like and stop being backwards on social issues, which could be costing them with certain groups? I'm pretty sure the Tea Party would hate Reagan if he were running now.
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I just read this on a different forum.

"For all the Obama supporters and undecided who just don't get it:
I have a small business, in fact a business of 1, me. An LLC. I turned down a major customer today, a $100,000 a year customer. I did that for several reasons:
I cannot do all the work myself
I am afraid to hire someone
There is too much risk
There is not enough reward, all that extra work those 80 hour weeks for the next 3 months would just put me into a higher tax bracket and I would pay much of that $$$ in taxes
And the big one, I think it is 60-40 that Obama is going to win. Why should I work and pay taxes when it will be spent on abortions and wars that I do not approve of? I am not a young man anymore, the day I will face God and explain how I used my life is only 20-30 years in the future. I don't want to have paid for abortions and sent young men off to die in Afghanistan."
Ummmm...okay. So this person desperately need help, but they don't want to hire someone because...why?

I love how all of a sudden apparently we get to pick and choose what sorts of big issues we want our taxes to go towards. Man, if only my family had known we could just opt out of not letting our taxes go towards the wars the last 10 years!

At least this person seems consistent in not supporting abortion and not supporting letting young people die in war, so that's something.

As for the stories I'm already hearing of issues in Florida...*Cries*. I love how, in this day and age of iPads and iPods and cars with all sorts of fancy gizmos to the point where you don't even need to drive the thing anymore and apps and all that stuff that we STILL can't seem to figure out how to make it so our voting devices can get our votes in with as minimal of issues as possible. Where's a Steve Jobs type for this issue when you need them?

Also, I too approve of a good 'Airplane' reference .
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This May Not Be the Best Moment Politicially, But It's Time to Talk Reparations
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:15 PM   #271
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3rd party voters, WTF???


There are two possibilities and only two, after the election either Obama or Romney will be president. You can weigh in by voting for one of them, or just don't vote.

Voting for any of the 3rd party candidates has the same effect as not voting, except you are someone that went to the polls and went through all the motions of voting only to have your vote have as much value as all the people that do not vote.
Now, I know what you are thinking, you wanted to vote your conscience. Why choose a 3rd party candidate. Why not write in MLK JR. or Gandhi or Abraham Lincoln?
These are all great preferences, if you only want people to know who your real preference is, if it could be anyone but one of the only two real candidates.
perhaps I should write in, Angelina Jolie. She's a great person and choice .
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I think the point of voting for a 3rd party is to raise issues that person stands for. And also, people who don't want to vote for someone who basically bought the election...for example, the "Big two" have spent around a billion dollars...Imagine if that money went to something better, like cancer research.
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That's a pretty narrow-minded statement.
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I think the point of voting for a 3rd party is to raise issues that person stands for. And also, people who don't want to vote for someone who basically bought the election...for example, the "Big two" have spent around a billion dollars...Imagine if that money went to something better, like cancer research.

and that has as much value as writing down, John Galt.
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If you, along with the rest of this country, could break out of that narrow-minded thought process, we could actually have options to choose from!
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If you, along with the rest of this country, could break out of that narrow-minded thought process, we could actually have options to choose from!


and this is what brought us Bush in 2000 and 8 years of unspeakable ruin.
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If you, along with the rest of this country, could break out of that narrow-minded thought process, we could actually have options to choose from!
No we wouldn't. The only way that we would have options to choose from is with the elimination of the winner-take-all system that almost every state uses for appropriation of electoral votes, as well as the elimination of the provision sending electoral college votes without a majority to the House. My dream world would have an instant-runoff-based popular vote.
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No we wouldn't. The only way that we would have options to choose from is with the elimination of the winner-take-all system that almost every state uses for appropriation of electoral votes, as well as the elimination of the provision sending electoral college votes without a majority to the House. My dream world would have an instant-runoff-based popular vote.
Well that's a completely different story. I was more just referring to not being stuck between mayo and mustard when you want ketchup.
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and this is what brought us Bush in 2000 and 8 years of unspeakable ruin.
The Electoral College brought you Bush. The nation spoke, and the nation wanted Gore. Florida spoke, and Florida was dead evenly divided between Bush and Gore.

And why does it always have to be such a bad thing? What about Ross Perot in 92 and 96? I strongly do not believe in '2nd place votes', but his candidacy either did nothing or gave the elections to Clinton. The Libertarian platform arguably takes more votes away from Republicans anyways.
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it is not a choice of mayo, mustard or ketchup

it is the beginning of the World Series and this season, you can bet on Detroit or SF.

but some of you are Sox fans or Cubs fans, you say your favorite team is the best
you can bet your money on them, the bookie will take your money.
And when I tell you that you are wasting your money, you can call me narrow minded. But only Tigers or SF bettors have a chance to win.
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