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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2008 14:48      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Early voting stations have opened in many parts of the USA.

With a record turnout predicted, and problems with electronic voting machines 'accidentally' changing Democrat votes to Republican we may see a repeat of recent elections where long lines and 'technical difficulties' robbed many people of their right to vote.

So, vote early, vote accurately.

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garlicguy

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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2008 14:57      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:


So, vote early, vote accurately.

Pardon me, Druid, but in the words of Hizzonner the late Richard J. Daley(D) (Richie's dad) of Chicago, that would be: "Vote early and often".

Just for the record, ya know. There's no such thing as an honest politician in this country anymore. It's been many decades in fact.

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GrumpySteen

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I took half the day off today and did just that, then had a lovely, if somewhat early, dinner at a little cuban sandwich shop near where I live.

Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2008 16:12      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
I ... had a lovely, if somewhat early, dinner at a little cuban sandwich shop near where I live.

I had no idea it was still legal to make sandwiches using Cubans at all, little OR big...

Go figure, eh?

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2008 13:45      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
I ... had a lovely, if somewhat early, dinner at a little cuban sandwich shop near where I live.

I had no idea it was still legal to make sandwiches using Cubans at all, little OR big...
Best you don't try the Spanish Omelette then...

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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2008 15:59      Profile for Mr. Dave     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Meanwhile your poor, backward neighbours to the North vote by marking a paper ballot with a pencil, we consider 64% voter turnout "disturbingly low," the polls open at 8 A.M. and close at 8 P.M the same day, the ballots are counted by hand and the final results are in the newspaper the next morning...

Maybe the US should outsource their elections?

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If we outsourced the elections the contract would go to an Indian company and then we Americans would cry foul that we can't understand the poll watchers. Next election will come along and Dell will take the contract, with all voting happening down in Plano, TX, and the voting machines will run Vista. Everytime you place a vote for a Democrat Vista will pop up its UAC with the only option being "Cancel". If you continue to insist on voting for the Socialists Vista will throw up a BSOD. Rebooting will take hours, at which point the polling place will have closed.

Anytime you want to vote Republican Vista won't have an issue. Of course, when the votes are tallied, Ralph Nader, Joe Lieberman, Ross Peroe and Ron Paul will have won.

If you want your candidate to win, you really must follow Daley Sr.'s advice, vote early, vote often, and place that vote for your dead relatives. Nothing says true Patriot more than voting multiple times for your guy or voting from the grave.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2008 01:32      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by tweety:
If we outsourced the elections

Around half of the US population already has 'outsourced' the elections... to those who care enough to vote.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Dave:
Meanwhile your poor, backward neighbours to the North vote by marking a paper ballot with a pencil, we consider 64% voter turnout "disturbingly low," the polls open at 8 A.M. and close at 8 P.M the same day, the ballots are counted by hand and the final results are in the newspaper the next morning...

Maybe the US should outsource their elections?

I don't really get the whole mess over the ridiculous forms and computers some areas are trying. Around here, we just use a scantron-style ballot, which the polling staff feed into a machine as soon as each person is done. The machine scans it and drops it into a storage box. Those types of forms are so common, who wouldn't know how to fill one out? It really seems like one of the most sensible solutions to me.

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