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Post by Minimalist » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:21 am

I was quite lucky. No lines at all at my polling station. The poll workers did say there had been a line when they opened early this morning but it had gone smoothly. We arrived around 10 AM, walked right in to the registration desk and were done in 15 minutes.

Whew. We were planning to spend the day on line to vote for Barack. My wife even brought lunch.

So far, serious problems have been minimal across the country.
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Post by Ishtar » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:24 am

Minimalist wrote:I was quite lucky. No lines at all at my polling station. The poll workers did say there had been a line when they opened early this morning but it had gone smoothly. We arrived around 10 AM, walked right in to the registration desk and were done in 15 minutes.

Whew. We were planning to spend the day on line to vote for Barack. My wife even brought lunch.
Was it a vote for Barack or a vote against McCain?
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So far, serious problems have been minimal across the country.
Are they expecting trouble then - or a huge turnout?

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Post by Minimalist » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:01 pm

I'm a Democrat so it was for Obama...even though he wasn't my first choice.

They are getting massive turnout in many states.

I always expect trouble. In fact, if Obama wins, I expect a military coup.
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Post by Ishtar » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:11 pm

Minimalist wrote:I'm a Democrat so it was for Obama...even though he wasn't my first choice.

They are getting massive turnout in many states.

I always expect trouble. In fact, if Obama wins, I expect a military coup.
:lol:

Do you think those militia men will come down from the hills?

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Post by Minimalist » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:15 pm

No. Those morons will be running into the hills.
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Post by Minimalist » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:37 pm

Ish, I think Mel Brooks captured the reaction of most of the GOP in this clip from Blazing Saddles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcZ9ku_wInw
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Post by Ishtar » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:59 pm

Minimalist wrote:Ish, I think Mel Brooks captured the reaction of most of the GOP in this clip from Blazing Saddles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcZ9ku_wInw
:D

Very good!

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Post by Minimalist » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:10 pm

Mel also understood the other side of the coin.

http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=jsj4s9z-E ... re=related
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Post by Grumpage » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:11 pm

walked right in to the registration desk and were done in 15 minutes.
Golly, gosh...we are in and out in 15 seconds and it still seems too long.

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Post by Minimalist » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:18 pm

Ballot is about sixteen inches long and printed on both sides.

One has to vote on a shitload of judges, propositions and local elections.

To top it all off you have to draw a line to connect two arrows which takes a bit more time than just drawing an "x". One must be careful not to make extraneous marks on the ballot which could screw up the optical scanner.

They make it as hard as possible.

Assholes.
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Post by Grumpage » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:24 pm

:lol:

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Post by Grumpage » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:30 pm

A couple of weeks ago I watched a horror movie on TV.
It was called "Recount".

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Post by Minimalist » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:31 pm

I couldn't watch.


I lived it.
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Post by Grumpage » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:38 pm

On a serious note. This election is about as important over here as it is for you. Whatever happens the nightmare of the last eight years is coming to an end. I said good riddance to Tony Blair when he quit office and I'll echo that sentiment for your great leader. We are well shot of both of them.

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Post by Digit » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:46 pm

One has to vote on a shitload of judges, propositions and local elections.
Don't complain Min, we get stuck with appointees.
The one thing that bothers me about this election, as reported over here that is, is that many coloured people seem to be turning out to vote simply because their choice is black.
Many people over here voted for the man, rather than the policies, back in 97, and we got Blair and his Scottish mafia!
If voting for the man I'd chose McCain. But then of course I'd get the clothes horse as well!
Over here Min I sense a disbelief that McCain ever chose her in the first place, or was it on advise?

Roy.

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