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GO VOTE - 1st Tues in November (not as big as last year)[Elections]

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  • psychotixpsychotix __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2009
    I went to high school in Northern Virginia. One of the best in the country, but we didn't get shit for funds. Half our classes were in trailers.


    It's like that all over the area, population blew the fuck up.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot regular Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Not to be nitpicky with the OP, but Bob McDonnell's thesis wasn't for his JD, it was for his masters (I think he was getting a dual degree or something).

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  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    psychotix wrote: »
    NoVA the economy is the number one issue, well that and the pissing contest over who pays for Metro.

    Really, transportation in general more so than the economy as a whole.

    I think education is kind of up there, but yeah, transportation is really the biggest issue. And even though I volunteered for Deeds some, I am so pissed at the way he ran the campaign as well.

    The Deeds campaign has been so fucked up. Exhibit one is that in a recent poll McDonnell was actually shown to be more trusted on women's issues than Deeds. I mean, how do you fuck your message up that bad?

    He's come across as someone as no plan who's only strategy is a negative smear campaign. I'm pretty sure every single Deeds ad I've seen over the last 3 months has been an attack ad. In contrast, McDonnell's campaign has been mostly positive and issues based.

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  • ChanusChanus Ribbit! Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Deeds got some steam with the whole thesis thing, but they didn't go anywhere with it.

    Uh wut? It's been his entire campaign.

    "I'm not going to tell you my plan for transportation and MCDONNELL WROTE A THESIS!"

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Well so much for having to put any thought into my NY-23 vote.

    It's a damn shame as well because the R's just guranteed the C's a "win" in the dialogue. If Hoffman wins it's clear the nation prefers a more Conservative politian, if he loses it was Scozzava's fault for waiting so long to "do the right thing". Absolutely no way will it get spun as "People do not like your crazy, stop being crazy."

    *sigh*

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Well so much for having to put any thought into my NY-23 vote.

    It's a damn shame as well because the R's just guranteed the C's a "win" in the dialogue. If Hoffman wins it's clear the nation prefers a more Conservative politian, if he loses it was Scozzava's fault for waiting so long to "do the right thing". Absolutely no way will it get spun as "People do not like your crazy, stop being crazy."

    *sigh*

    That's every story, ever.

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  • RedTideRedTide regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Rust wrote: »
    that said, as soon as i saw that christie supported vouchers and wanted to lower taxes he became the worse of the two

    He also wants to kill the pension system for any future state employees with the exception of firefighters/police/teachers and wants to take the sledgehammer to the abbot district schools. Both of these situations are in need of some reform, but I highly doubt its the type of reform that unions and minorities are going to receive from a Republican.

    Also a lot of guys at work have bought into Christie pullback from union bashing since he made an exception for police and firefighters. Such naivete from grown men is distressing to say the least.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
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  • ScooterScooter regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009

    Man, I was expecting just a short clip, or a self-made parody, not the entire ad to be ripped.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Scooter wrote: »
    Man, I was expecting just a short clip, or a self-made parody, not the entire ad to be ripped.
    It's got 80's video editing text over it!

    Why the hell are the R's so consistently stupid about copyright? I suppose it makes a little more sense why they keep voting for it since they have no clue what the hell they're voting for apparently.

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  • PantsBPantsB regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    NY-23 poll from Sunday, so after the drop out news, and that information is included, but probably mostly before news broke that Scozzafava has endorsed Owens.
    Sienna wrote:
    Favorable / Unfavorable
    Dede Scozzafava (R): 27 / 48
    Bill Owens (D): 37 / 38
    Doug Hoffman (C): 47 / 33

    2009 House: Special Election
    Hoffman 41%, Owens 36%, Scozzafava 6%
    Crosstabs have Owens winning Independents, Dems, Moderates and Liberals but Hoffman is winning GOPers and Conservatives. In fact 24% of liberals are undecided in this poll which is odd (more Moderates support Owens than Liberals).

    PPP has Hoffman up 17 which seems odd.

    They also have McDonnell up 14, which is consistent with other polling and Christie up 6 which is not. Nate Silver says their weighting is a bit odd this year (oversampling conservatives) in Maine, and the fact that in their NY-23 poll has the following results
    Q19 Who did you vote for President last year? If
    John McCain, press 1. If Barack Obama, press
    2. If someone else or you don’t remember,
    press 3.
    McCain............................................................ 51%
    Obama............................................................ 43%
    Someone Else/Don't Remember..................... 6%

    Q20 Would you describe yourself as a liberal,
    moderate, or conservative? If liberal, press 1. If
    moderate, press 2. If conservative, press 3.
    Liberal ............................................................. 15%
    Moderate......................................................... 39%
    Conservative................................................... 45%
    when Obama won the district 52-47 and 51-43 would be a bigger margin than any of the last 3 Presidential elections and currently has Obama's approval for 18-29 year olds at 30%. So I'm not sure if I buy that one.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    I'm working tomorrow and Tuesday to GOTV for Corzine

    Lesser of two evils, my friend, and Daggett doesn't stand a chance, so

    also i'm getting paid to do it

    It's New Jersey, is there ever anything other than lesser of two evils?

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    ...sorry.

    so, sounds like Corzine is gonna win eh, since it seems that the pub is gonna split the vote with the independant candidate and the conservative one?

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  • RedTideRedTide regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Check out my brand new haircut! Me and my friends... We all go the same fuckin haircut!

    ...sorry.

    so, sounds like Corzine is gonna win eh, since it seems that the pub is gonna split the vote with the independant candidate and the conservative one?

    Really depends on get out the vote operation for either side it seems. Corzine and Christie both went heavily negative (Corzine has spent a ton of money on ads) which usually drives down turnout, but he still faces the problem that there are just a lot of people that want to vote against him. Honestly most people don't have a legitimate (provable) gripe against him, but he's never been popular in this state since during his Senate campaign even. He's just somehow managed to win elections.

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  • PantsBPantsB regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Its (off year) election day!

    NJ-GOV is a dead heat in the polls. NJ Dems tend to outperform the polls though, so I say its lean Dem.

    McDonnell is walking away from poor campaigner Deeds in VA

    Polls are probably useless in NY-23 right now but Hoffman is clearly favored. Also crazy.

    CA-10 should be a D walk.

    The No vote (retain gay marriage) in Maine is narrowly favored. There's already a thread for that.

    Tell us your tales of the polling place.

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  • KanamitKanamit regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I had way more fun than I probably should have telling off the guy who was trying to suppress my vote.

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  • PantsBPantsB regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Kanamit wrote: »
    I had way more fun than I probably should have telling off the guy who was trying to suppress my vote.

    Well what do you expect Bush DoJ officials to do now that they are out of work?

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  • KanamitKanamit regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    PantsB wrote: »
    Kanamit wrote: »
    I had way more fun than I probably should have telling off the guy who was trying to suppress my vote.

    Well what do you expect Bush DoJ officials to do now that they are out of work?
    Nah, these guys have been here for ages. IIRC, G. Gordon Liddy got his start in this area.

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  • PantsBPantsB regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Robocall wrote:
    "Hi, this is Dede Scozzafava calling on behalf of Bill Owens. And I wanted to let you know that I am supporting Bill for Congress."


    “Since beginning my campaign I have said that this election is not about me, it’s about the people of this district. It’s not in the cards for me to be your representative but I strongly believe Bill Owens is the only candidate who can build upon John McHugh’s lasting legacy in Congress.

    “In Bill Owens I see a sense of duty and integrity. He will be an independent voice, devoted to doing what is right for New York. To address the tough challenges ahead we must rise above partisanship and politics, and work together.

    “Please join me in voting for Bill Owens on Tuesday.”

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2009/11/dede-rise-above-partisanship-a.html#ixzz0VoqOydJD

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  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    I'm working tomorrow and Tuesday to GOTV for Corzine

    Lesser of two evils, my friend, and Daggett doesn't stand a chance, so

    also i'm getting paid to do it

    It's New Jersey, is there ever anything other than lesser of two evils?

    Jägerbombs

    Jägerbombs

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    Check out my brand new haircut! Me and my friends... We all go the same fuckin haircut!

    ...sorry.

    so, sounds like Corzine is gonna win eh, since it seems that the pub is gonna split the vote with the independant candidate and the conservative one?


    I thought that was Staten Island or Brooklyn...

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  • RedTideRedTide regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Deebaser wrote: »
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    I'm working tomorrow and Tuesday to GOTV for Corzine

    Lesser of two evils, my friend, and Daggett doesn't stand a chance, so

    also i'm getting paid to do it

    It's New Jersey, is there ever anything other than lesser of two evils?

    Jägerbombs

    Jägerbombs

    Jägerbombs

    Check out my brand new haircut! Me and my friends... We all go the same fuckin haircut!

    ...sorry.

    so, sounds like Corzine is gonna win eh, since it seems that the pub is gonna split the vote with the independant candidate and the conservative one?


    I thought that was Staten Island or Brooklyn...

    It is, but some of it spills into North Jersey. And of course it can be found every summer in the ancestral douchebag breeding grounds of the Jersey Shore.

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  • OSUJumpManOSUJumpMan regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    so i just voted here in columbus, ohio. not really any big fights with candidates but there were some contentious constitutional issues being proposed.

    The big 2 were an amendment to authorize the building of casinos (ohio has historically voted these down strongly over the last 20 years) and an amendment to create a livestock board that would regulate the treatment of farm animals (it's being pegged as megafarm co. vs. bob & sue small farmer)

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  • urahonkyurahonky regular Dayton, OHRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    OSUJumpMan wrote: »
    so i just voted here in columbus, ohio. not really any big fights with candidates but there were some contentious constitutional issues being proposed.

    The big 2 were an amendment to authorize the building of casinos (ohio has historically voted these down strongly over the last 20 years) and an amendment to create a livestock board that would regulate the treatment of farm animals (it's being pegged as megafarm co. vs. bob & sue small farmer)

    I kinda hope the Casino one gets passed.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'm ashamed to say I forgot to research city councilors before stepping into the booth this morning. In my defense, none of them ever came to my door or left behind literature for me, so the race was very far from my mind. In any case, I left that field blank.

    Did vote for Boston mayor, though.

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  • ChanusChanus Ribbit! Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So, I'm probably going to be politically inactive for the first time since I've been able to vote. I moved recently and forgot to update my registration... I have to travel about 20 miles to vote, and will have about an hour and a half window to do that after work. I'm in VA... McDonnell is going to win... pretty much the whole Republican ticket is a shoe-in (VA rarely splits that vote). I wouldn't have voted for Deeds anyway... maybe if he had proposed anything at all (instead of playing the bullshit John Kerry "I have a plan but I'm not telling!" card), or hadn't run such a shite campaign, it would convince me to vote against the few misgivings I have for McDonnell... but it's a shit taco vs. a turd sandwich right now.

    So meh. Take that. Should I promise not to complain about VA's governor until the next election?

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot regular Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    'Rarely splits that vote'? You are aware that the ticket was split in 2005, right?

    But yeah, if you're a die-hard conservative, McDonnell is most definitely your man.

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  • CantidoCantido regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Shit. Is there a vote here in Florida? The last primary was my first voting experience. I'm signed up for automatic absentee votes but my family didn't get anything. [/please don't hurt me]

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  • ChanusChanus Ribbit! Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    'Rarely splits that vote'? You are aware that the ticket was split in 2005, right?

    Three times since 1978.

    But yeah, if you're a die-hard conservative, McDonnell is most definitely your man.

    McDonnell's non-die-hard views are ones I tend to agree with. His social-conservative views are pretty opposed to my own.

    Deeds never really stated his views, or a plan, or anything. I'd rather vote for the devil I know...

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  • agoajagoaj Top Tier No FearRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I don't know about question 1. First they start teaching it in schools, next thing you know they're giving out 'free samples'. How many licks of this 'lollipop' does it take to get to the center of hell? Just one Timmy.
    I dare you not to suck a free dick. Even our senators have to pay top dollar for that. That's more jobs lost!

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot regular Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Chanus wrote: »
    'Rarely splits that vote'? You are aware that the ticket was split in 2005, right?

    Three times since 1978.
    So three out of eight elections. Not all that rare, then.

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  • OSUJumpManOSUJumpMan regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    urahonky wrote: »
    OSUJumpMan wrote: »
    so i just voted here in columbus, ohio. not really any big fights with candidates but there were some contentious constitutional issues being proposed.

    The big 2 were an amendment to authorize the building of casinos (ohio has historically voted these down strongly over the last 20 years) and an amendment to create a livestock board that would regulate the treatment of farm animals (it's being pegged as megafarm co. vs. bob & sue small farmer)

    I kinda hope the Casino one gets passed.

    I think it's probably (and unfortunately) the most well-written casino amendment we're gonna get. It seems like most of the people over 40 in the state are pretty morally opposed to it though. I kept getting dirty looks at work when discussing the issue in any kind of terms that weren't "casinos are baaaaaad, mmmmmkay?"

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Kanamit wrote: »
    I had way more fun than I probably should have telling off the guy who was trying to suppress my vote.

    What was he trying to do?

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  • KanamitKanamit regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Kanamit wrote: »
    I had way more fun than I probably should have telling off the guy who was trying to suppress my vote.

    What was he trying to do?
    He had list of students. If you were on the list, he would challenge your vote, and then you'd have to sign a bunch of papers and stuff affirming that you are registered to vote and it would slow the entire (very Democratic) voting district to a crawl (there's only one machine). I gave the pollworker my name, and then this hack says "What was that?" and then I asked him if he was a pollworker and after he responded "I wasn't talking to you", I (as politely as I could) told him off. Fortunately, their list was incomplete, so he didn't actually end up challenging my vote.

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    As an NJ resident I am happy that Corzine won a second term. I look forward to higher sales taxes, my property taxes going even higher than they are (I pay more for a condo than other people do for a house), my rebate checks getting smaller and smaller and eventually going away, essentially raising taxes higher, and the state of the state to continue to dwindle and drive even more people across the borders.

    Meh. I suppose I just like pain or I'd move to PA. At least I am trying to find a job in another state, no bites yet but I'll be out of this dump one day.

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  • Tanooki MarioTanooki Mario __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2009
    The line this morning was... non-existent. I think I'm the only one under the age of 40 that voted.

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  • Tanooki MarioTanooki Mario __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2009
    Lord Jezo wrote: »
    As an NJ resident I am happy that Corzine won a second term. I look forward to higher sales taxes, my property taxes going even higher than they are (I pay more for a condo than other people do for a house), my rebate checks getting smaller and smaller and eventually going away, essentially raising taxes higher, and the state of the state to continue to dwindle and drive even more people across the borders.

    Meh. I suppose I just like pain or I'd move to PA. At least I am trying to find a job in another state, no bites yet but I'll be out of this dump one day.

    Believe me I've tried fighting it in Michigan forever. I helped the current state Speaker of the House get elected and have regretted it from around his second month in office. Think I'm better off just finding a new state.

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  • JihadJesusJihadJesus regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Dammit, I forgot to sign my mail in ballot when I left it at home. Exactly how horrible is it to have my wife forge my signature so I can get it postmarked today to be counted?

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Believe me I've tried fighting it in Michigan forever. I helped the current state Speaker of the House get elected and have regretted it from around his second month in office. Think I'm better off just finding a new state.

    My wife and I both want out. I have been sending job applications out for jobs in Texas, Virginia, and North Carolina. Maybe one day we will be able to make out escape.

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  • Tanooki MarioTanooki Mario __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2009
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    Dammit, I forgot to sign my mail in ballot when I left it at home. Exactly how horrible is it to have my wife forge my signature so I can get it postmarked today to be counted?

    It's technically a violation of law but as long as she gets it close and you say "yeah that's me" if they question it, you're good.

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  • Tanooki MarioTanooki Mario __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2009
    Lord Jezo wrote: »
    Believe me I've tried fighting it in Michigan forever. I helped the current state Speaker of the House get elected and have regretted it from around his second month in office. Think I'm better off just finding a new state.

    My wife and I both want out. I have been sending job applications out for jobs in Texas, Virginia, and North Carolina. Maybe one day we will be able to make out escape.

    At this point, I almost rather live in Montana. The Mrs. and I are out of college in June 2010, and we'll go anywhere that'll employ us.

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