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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by stude13, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    this land is your land--this land is my land---VOTE

  2. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Even though I'm spitting in the wind here in NJ, I cast my vote. There was no wait at the polling location. Seems they predict record turnout at every election, and it always falls flat. This year, maybe we'll see a 5% increase in voter turnout.
  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Thomas Jefferson said it best:
    Get out and Vote!
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    got my vote in there -- as we pray for the best

    the Almighty already knows the outcome -- I enjoy knowing that

    have a good voting day and be careful as we RIDE THOSE MOTOR BIKE THINGS
  5. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I'll be going to vote about 10am today - mid-morning the lines tend to be at their shortest. Line length isn't really a concern for me, as I don't have to wait in them. I do try to not irritate any more of my fellow citizens than is needful, as I cannot stand in a line for very long at all - I'll lose my balance and fall, even with my stick.

    I never liked line-jumpers, and hate being one. It's the main reason I go grocery shopping in the middle of the night.
  6. heathyoung

    heathyoung Member

    Here in Australia voting is compulsory - but registration to do so is not.

    Having worked as a polling official a number of times, I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing - Is having people vote who wish to be politically active of their own free will better than having an apathetic many forced to vote???

    The outcome will be interesting none the less - will the US vote for what amounts to a conservative pensioner or a young black idealist with great visions for the future, and a stupendous advertising budget.

    Note that these views are what is being portrayed in the overseas media, the reality may or may not be as above.

    My bet is with the conservative pensioner, but my bet was also with our previous Prime Minister (John Howard) - a conservative pensioner over Kevin Rudd (young(ER) idealist) - and it turned out to be wrong.

    Time will tell... Will the US suprise the world??? Or will it be the same old story.
  7. heathyoung

    heathyoung Member

    Well I'll be ****ed - the aged pensioner at 135 and the young upstart at 207.

    The US has finally suprised me :)
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    well -- one good thing about how the vote turned out

    at least for today we can still ride our MBs

    I just hope that part of the new re-distribution program does not call for me to

    give my MB to some poor lazy soul that needs transportation to the welfare office !!!

    they can take the bus I want to -- ride that THING
  9. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Well, we've been moving down the socialism road for a long time and we finally have the new world order we've heard about. I'll just leave you with this quote, attributed to Alexander Tyler:

    "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

    God bless America, I hope.
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes - kerf

    I sure do agree with what you have stated -- sad -- but -- truth -- well said

    the hardest part is thinking about our children and grandchildren

    as this all comes to a head someday -- I do worry about them

    hoping and praying that they will know who to call to when the time comes

  11. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    Mountainman Active Member

  13. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I made the 60+ round trip to the Polls on my trike. Cloudy (clouds down to ground level a lot of the way), damp, and cool, but it wasn't snowing. A good way to spend the morning. I take the day off for elections when possible.
  14. TwoWalks

    TwoWalks Member

    My Candidate may not have gotten elected, but...

    My President did.

    I fear not the presidency of the United States ... The leader of House and her majority scare the H out of me
  15. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    I rode my MB down to the polling booths today. Not even a half mile ride. The green machine started up just fine for not having been ridden in a month or so!

    I am glad at the results for some of my town's measures. The measures that would have really ruined the town were shot down in a landslide.
  16. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Not in my nature to be non-partisan...but history tells me that this will neither be the dawn of some new age, nor the end of the world.
  17. TwoWalks

    TwoWalks Member

    I concur ... often the local items were far more important to me and the state wide issues. I won some - I lost some - its a beautiful day and the sun is shining.
  18. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  19. kerf

    kerf Guest

    I agree, not the beginning nor the end, just a slow methodical downhill slide.
  20. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Within two years, there will be a whole lot of PO'ed Oh Ba Mah followers out there. In a way, I am happy that Oh Bah Mah, Pelosi and the gang will take the blame for running our country further into the ground. They'll only be able to blame it on Bush for so long before they have to take responsibility for the failure of their policies. Maybe then, we will see some REAL fiscal conservatives start to run the show.