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Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by castlelong1, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. castlelong1

    castlelong1 Banned

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    Do you vote?

    Your impotent rage is humorous. I can say that because odds are you don't.

    Everyone will say "yes" but statistically something like 80% of you are liars.

    You non-voters are the problem. If a local election has a low turn out, the incumbent who got someone a patronage job can count on that guy, his uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, in-laws, etc.

    I'd make this a poll, but why read most of you guys lying.
     
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    I would say that most people who participate in a political blogging forum are those who actually tend to vote.

    Regardless, if you didn't think it was worth creating a poll because everyone would be "lying", when then did you create the thread for discussion?
     
  3. Patriot_in_NY

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    In one of those rare moments of reason, I agree totally with PressCoverage on this one.
     
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    Both......
     
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    I agree with the others. I'd be very surprised if anyone in this forum didn't vote even if we live in places where our vote isn't vital (such as voting Democratic in Massachusetts).

    Castlelong1, do you vote? At any rate, our impotent rage is simply a political parallel to the impotent rage people feel over things like Spygate or some of the offensive decisions in the last Superbowl.
     
  6. PressCoverage

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    What I wanna know is, how did he get that little "voters" icon under the "rating" field in the list?

    What is that, and are there others? Patters? What's that? New feature?
     
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    I vote AND complain! :D
     
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    I don't see it. Maybe I'm missing it. Maybe it doesn't show up in Firefox.

    But, what I want to do know is why has he chosen a surreal signature line?
     
  9. otis p. driftwood

    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I don't see it either on Firefox.

    I vote. I vote every time they let me. Once, when I was in college they screwed up my absentee ballot so I actually had to mail the ballot back overnight super express mail...cost me $25 or so...big money when a case of beer could be had for about $5 (with a return case).

    PS--I vote specifically so I can complain. If I didn't vote, complaining about the system would be foolish.
     
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    Same here. If you don't vote, I don't wanna hear you complain.
     
  11. PatriotsReign

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    Did this poll ask if people vote period or in smaller, local elections. If only 20% turn out for a presidential election, what does that say about the separation of our people from our government?
     
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    Da*n I agree with everyone else my head is gonna explode! :eek::D
     
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    How about a group hug and a couple of bars of Kumbaya, I do not vote in Primaries.. do not ever remember missing a state or national election, even though I will ***** all the way about the lesser of two evils...
     
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    I complain about no one I want to vote for. HA
     
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    I vote because it gives me the right to complain:D
     
  16. otis p. driftwood

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    Why don't you vote in primaries? Just curious, no dig.
     
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    While I do vote, I do kinda like George's take on voting... In fact, every word of it makes sense to a certain degree.

    "You may have noticed that there's one thing I don't complain about: Politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says, "They suck". But where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. No, they come from American homes, American families, American schools, American churches, American businesses, and they're elected by American voters. This is the best we can do, folks. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out.

    ....I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don't vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, "If you don't vote, you have no right to complain", but where's the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain.

    I, on the other hand, who did not vote -- who did not even leave the house on Election Day -- am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created."
     
  18. otis p. driftwood

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    You know, it really does. Then again, much of what he says makes sense.
     
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    That's not true. The number of people who post on a POLITICAL BOARD are far more likely to vote than the general population.

    Think before you type.

    And yes I vote.
     
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    #18 Jersey

    People need to be careful when making statements that broadstroke everyone else as if they are somehow above those whom they are criticizing.
     

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