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November 6th, 2006


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11:29 am - Tomorrow, get thee to the polls. . .
I received a flier in my mail the other day.

The cover was simple, efficient, and stirred up emotions.

The words printed there were simple, clear, and left no doubt about the intention:

September 11, 2001
November 7, 2006
Two important days for America's future.


Now, I've seen some low ads. The one that calls Mary Jo Kilroy a supporter of the KKK because she allowed the KKK to have their First Amendment rights is particularly standing out in my head. I also like Sherod Brown being all about the druggies in his campaign. And who could forget my favourite, that Strickland should have stood up, but sat down, while NAMBLA stood up and cheered. Yes, it's clear that we should vote for Blackwell, mostly on his amazing knowledge of the North American Man-Boy Love Association's practices.

But this one. . . well, it's good to know that the RNC is making good on its promise not to campaign using images of Sept. 11th. Not that they ever managed to keep that promise in previous races: Bush used it after specifically stating that he had "no ambition whatsoever to use this as a political issue" in 2003.

I'm glad that casting a vote for a Democrat has somehow become casting a vote for a terrorist regime to take over the US. I was all breathless worrying about how to vote. Now that I've seen that a vote that goes the DNC way is like saying we might have made mistakes in Iraq, that the Patriot Act and suspension of habeus corpus is possibly in danger of being overturned, or that we might, say, sell our ports to foreign governments (oh, wait: that already happened), I think I have an idea of how to vote.

How is it that the Republican Party, the Grand Old Party, the good guys who know how to run a government so cleanly and efficently. . . how is it that they can make me, a voter who thinks on his feet, kinda leans Republican, works to know and understand the issues, and is generally all about having less government in their lives. . .

How is it that I now look like a crazy, left-wing Democratic liberal?

I miss the GOP. Someone, anyone: can you tell me where it is?

Go out and vote your conscience tomorrow, kids.

Washington doesn't seem to have one: we have to be their conscience for them.

(And remember, I find people who vote to be amazingly sexy. . .)
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From:singingwren
Date:November 6th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Hey, do you have a link to a voter's guide? Jenni or someone gave me a good one last year, but this year I've sort of been floundering for info.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 6th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Some good ones include the Ohio League of Women Voters. Their general election guide is often pointed to as a standard for good questions and balanced answers. This version of the guide seems to be well-formatted for easy reading.

The Dispatch has OhioElects, which is a pretty decent rundown. Their voter's guide will include all local races and each of the issues on our ballots. It's possibly more comprehensive than the OLoWV, for your immediate needs.
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From:mzwyndi
Date:November 6th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
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I miss the GOP. Someone, anyone: can you tell me where it is?

It's dead Jim. You get the wallet, I'll get the phaser.
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From:anivair
Date:November 6th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Ironically, they're not wrong about those being two big days. I see the first as the single biggest failure of tis administration (also the single biggest security failure in American history) and the second as a good chance to tell the GOP that we feel that way.

I'm with you, though. I used to like republicans.

Not Rush or O'Reiley, but the normal ones. The actual fiscal conservatives. They're just fine. But these hard right fundamentalist christian whack jobs have got to go. At this point the democrats are looking fiscally conservative as all hell and history agrees.
From:gothicsquish
Date:November 6th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
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You took my words.
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From:mzwyndi
Date:November 6th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
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Historical note: It used to be a Federal Holiday, and everyone had the day off. Businesses were closed, so that people could travel to the polls, and oftentimes the polling places were where you'd meet up with people you didn't regularly get a chance to see.

It became common practice to pack a picnic lunch and bring a bottle of something, so after folks voted, they'd sit around and visit and talk and feast a bit... ;-) That's why there are so many rules about what you can and can't say within 50' of the polling place.
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From:incendiary_dan
Date:November 6th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
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"I miss the GOP. Someone, anyone: can you tell me where it is?"

It makes me sad. In RI, we have a Senator who is running for re-election that pretty much only sticks with the GOP out of loyalty. During an interview, when he was being asked about his stances, someone asked "so why aren't you a Democrat?"

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From:mitakola
Date:November 6th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
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I did early voting on Friday. With the big Senate race between Ford and Corker, I would not miss it for the world (not that I ever miss my chance to vote!)

Voted Ford, because all of those adds Corker put out with Ford and Playboy Bunnies just made the sexual side of me want to vote for him even more. LOL! JK....in reality.....I know Corker all too well as Mayor of Chattanooga and he is a stuck up, tight wad, rich plastic Bush puppet and I have no desire to see him moved up to the Senate. Besides all that....I like where Ford stands on a lot of issues, particularly in protecting the Wilderness Areas here in East Tennessee.

Thanks for reminding and encouraging everyone Chronarchy....

voting is one of the most important things you will do this year!
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 6th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Well, I might vote for Corker because of his daughter, who posted some wonderful photos on her Facebook account:





I am *totally* looking forward to what happens in 10 years when a lot of these students posting party pics willy-nilly on Facebook and MySpace start running for office and forget about their old accounts.

For now, we just have to trust that their hot daughters will supply us with much needed amusement in the coming political years.
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From:airthesea
Date:November 6th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
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I've been working on the get out the vote drive, fuck all the damn time. Tomorrow I'll be standing outside of polling places handing out sample ballots. Now am I the hottest bitch or what? :D

The GOP was hijacked close to 20 years ago from the inside out. Between the K street lobby firms, the backroom, etc, it's become all about the money while claiming to have Rep Party ideas. Funny, that what the Dem Party are preaching is more old school, early Regan social and economical sense then the tax and spend bullshit of the Rep Party today.

In saying that: fuck voting your conscience, have a conscience and vote Democratic.
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From:nontacitare
Date:November 6th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
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fuck voting your conscience, have a conscience and vote Democratic.

That needs to be made into a bumper sticker.

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From:creature_tamer
Date:November 6th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
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The GOP hasn't gone anywhere. It still stands for social responsibility, family values, domestic security, and fostering greater economic prosperity through laissez-faire policies and practices.

As with all things, individual people look at the party and choose to see what elements they will. As much as certain segments demonize the GOP, I think the last few elections prove where the majority of Americans stand.
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From:rfunk
Date:November 6th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)

Majority?

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"I think the last few elections prove where the majority of Americans stand."

More so than tomorrow's election?

Face it, what the last few elections prove is that Americans are divided pretty evenly.
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From:qorinda
Date:November 6th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
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And remember, I find people who vote to be amazingly sexy. . .

Oh? And what about folks who voted EARLY??? Perhaps a little irresistible? :p
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 7th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps just a tad, yes :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 7th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Voting Matters

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I think it'll be a good election for most of us. At least, I'm hopin' :)
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From:tlachtga
Date:November 7th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)

How is it that I now look like a crazy, left-wing Democratic liberal?

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From:chronarchy
Date:November 7th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)

Re: How is it that I now look like a crazy, left-wing Democratic liberal?

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Best graphic ever :) Thanks :)

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