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Offline mecch

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Election Day
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:59:15 PM »
Post whatever.  Have at it.

I want to say this:  Much as a detest Republican wackos, yahoos, self-righteous, deluded, low information types, Tea Partiers, Christians, racists, American Imperialists, Ayn Randians, Hawks, etc etc....   I wouldn't suppress their votes. 

This year has been non-stop incidents of Republicans trying to suppress the Democratic vote.  It's dirty play.  Cowardly, selfish, disrespectful and immoral.  Why don't you run smart candidates with compelling platforms, and elect your leaders fair and square for crissakes!?
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 03:25:24 PM »
Yes, I'm posting cat pictures on the internet.  ::)


Offline buginme2

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 03:47:51 PM »
Its about time for a revolution

Offline Matts

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 04:32:40 PM »
Dear Mr. mecch,

are U european?:)

you sound  one to one like the European media. They hate the Republicans to death. Obama would get here 98 percent without any problems.
But it is the choice of the US Americans tomorrow, and we have to accept it.
I will watch the Vote live all night,lets see who will win.
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Offline mecch

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 05:00:17 PM »
No I grew up in New York in big extended family almost all Democrats.  Now I have two European passports too but really just live here.
Im not sure Europeans all hate Republicans!  There are plenty, PLENTY of strong right parties in Europe and many countries swing right and left over the years.  I know lots of xenophobes here in Switzerland, really old fashioned conservative types.

I don't hate all Republicans, rather just the zealots who can't fight fair.  How about 4 years of anti-American obstructionism in National government because they couldn't accept a socially progressive dem and a half-black one to boot?  They hated Clinton and impeached him!  Obama could have gone after a lot of Republicans for war crimes.  He turned the page. 

Republicans need to face the changing mores and changing demographics of the US, or they'll become increasingly nasty, dirty fighters, and bitter as they lose relevancy.

Romney was a disgrace as a candidate.  No intellectual integrity, and supposedly he's not stupid.  This seems like a neanderthal party, these days, bullies, cheaters, liars, con men, hypocrites.

If Romney is REALLY the flip flopping soulless robot he acts like, its scary. If he's not, and rather he is a cynical shrewd successful politician, maybe that's even scarier?? 

Does it have to be so phony?
« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 05:03:48 PM by mecch »
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 05:26:44 PM »
Quote
If Romney is REALLY the flip flopping soulless robot he acts like, its scary. If he's not, and rather he is a cynical shrewd successful politician, maybe that's even scarier?? 
 
he is BOTH and unfortunately having a high IQ does not bring along the ability to have compassion, sense of self, or ablity to relate to others.
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Offline mitch777

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 05:32:15 PM »
mitt was born in 1947, massachusetts was 47th in the nation in job creation while he was in office and we all know what he thinks of the 47%.
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 05:39:27 PM »
I've long thought we should revert back to a 1 party system.  Our election and political campaigns have created a superbowl mentality among the masses.  Too many choose to support their team regardless of the issues.

Our political process can not survive too many more elections like this.  I've seen "more in your face" confrontations than ever before.  Amongst the youngsters (judging by my own young family members' FB posts), it has become chic to espouse your political views loudly.

I've asked most of them simple questions to ascertain their knowledge on our political system; most failed and required no further discussion.  They'll continue to root for their team.
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Offline mecch

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 05:43:44 PM »
I get what you are saying.  But "they say" he was compassionate in his role as some sort of deacon in Mormonism.  But selectively so - follow his and his church's view of things, you got compassion. 
I think he has a sense of self, which is noblesse oblige and entitlement. I think he thinks he has a mission to serve and solve problems.  But really nobody asked him to be this leader. He seems to just assume it should be himself.  (The problem for all of us, is that his vision of people and situations is incredibly narrow.) 

Looked to me like most people, including most Republicans, felt pretty stuck with him. There was no great affection nor demand for Romney.  He had the most money, and is less kooky and one of the more competent of their front runners. 
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline mitch777

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 05:48:42 PM »
not a bad idea wolfie.
all for one and one for all!
doubt it will become a reality but...
ideas should matter more than "team against team" mentality.
why is it so difficult for us to at least admit that we can agree on some issues?
sad.
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Offline mitch777

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 05:53:18 PM »
mecch,
i agree but his sense of self seems to exclude all others.
hopefully that is why he will lose.
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Offline mecch

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 06:17:33 PM »
I had a Main Line gal pal in NYC, she and her blueblood friends said "people like us" and "not our kind". 

I had a Mayflower stock lover one time, he was hilarious in his insularity. This was the late 80's. He said we didn't need condoms because "people like us" didn't get AIDS. 

I could only laugh and remind him that I wasn't "people like him" - just looked that way. That I was "Ritz Thrift Shop". And that anyone got AIDS, I knew a few Yalies with it. He chortled, that Yalies were degenerates and "people like us" applied only to Harvard and Princeton men and maybe Williams.

“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 06:29:40 PM »
just goes to show that any "degree" doesn't matter in the BIG picture.
(not that there is anything wrong with a degree. it is all perspective.)
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Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 09:42:33 PM »
i'm really nervous about tomorrow night, but i have reason to believe we wont have a decision tomorrow night.   its gonna be 2000 again, i can almost guarantee something is going to happen with Florida.  I love Florida, but for some reason they don't know how to work elections.

Also I feel something is gonna happen in Ohio.  I guess we will see.  I may pass out if Romney wins.  We do not need that flip-flopper for four years,  his snootiness shines thru everytime i see him.
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Offline mecch

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2012, 06:01:39 AM »
There are several election parties tonight in Geneva Switzerland. 

The Democrats Abroad (don't know the group) expect 500+ at their party (location = snore).
The American International Club (their parties = snore) are at the Hotel Crowne Plaza (hotel + location = double snore).

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Offline buginme2

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012, 06:41:43 AM »
I love Florida, but for some reason they don't know how to work elections.



For some reason?  Its because they are crooked.  Thats ok, if Mittins wins there is going to be a protest tonight here in Seattle.  People will take to the streets here.  Now if we could just get the people of Florida to care, must be all that sunshine has numbed the sensibilities, or the oranges.

Offline bocker3

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2012, 07:23:46 AM »
There are several election parties tonight in Geneva Switzerland. 

The Democrats Abroad (don't know the group) expect 500+ at their party (location = snore).
The American International Club (their parties = snore) are at the Hotel Crowne Plaza (hotel + location = double snore).

I am sure that you have caused them to rethink things.   ::)

Now, for the REAL REASON of this thread -- get out and vote folks (even if your polling location is in a 'snore' location)

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Online Miss Philicia

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012, 01:33:24 PM »
I need to strategize on my election night snacks before I head out to vote. THIS IS IMPORTANT! VERY!
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2012, 01:53:58 PM »
I need to strategize on my election night snacks before I head out to vote. THIS IS IMPORTANT! VERY!

Since you brought it up . I'm having friends over to watch the election and we are having red meat .
I'm making a pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy , field peas with snaps with jalapeno cornbread . I'm also stewing baby carrots and green peas so I can make a nest in my mashed potatoes  ... and carrot cake for desert .

Online Miss Philicia

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2012, 02:06:03 PM »
Since you brought it up . I'm having friends over to watch the election and we are having red meat .
I'm making a pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy , field peas with snaps with jalapeno cornbread . I'm also stewing baby carrots and green peas so I can make a nest in my mashed potatoes  ... and carrot cake for desert .

That sounds very tasty!

I'm thinking more along the lines of my "cheap nachos" recipe :)
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2012, 02:15:16 PM »
I need to strategize on my election night snacks before I head out to vote. THIS IS IMPORTANT! VERY!

Be sure to select snacks that taste as good coming back up as they do going down in case Romney wins.  :)

Offline Solo_LTSurvivor

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 02:20:48 PM »
Be sure to select snacks that taste as good coming back up as they do going down in case Romney wins.  :)

LOL Ford.

Since you brought it up . I'm having friends over to watch the election and we are having red meat .
I'm making a pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy , field peas with snaps with jalapeno cornbread . I'm also stewing baby carrots and green peas so I can make a nest in my mashed potatoes  ... and carrot cake for desert .

FedEx me some once it's done  ;)
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2012, 02:28:51 PM »
LOL Ford.

FedEx me some once it's done  ;)

I love feeding people . I gave up drugs so soul food is all I got left to get me high . 

Offline mecch

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2012, 03:29:12 PM »
Since you brought it up . I'm having friends over to watch the election and we are having red meat .
I'm making a pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy , field peas with snaps with jalapeno cornbread . I'm also stewing baby carrots and green peas so I can make a nest in my mashed potatoes  ... and carrot cake for desert .

Holy crap you are cooking all that? Impressive...  Real gravy?  Do you work? Or, rather, are you working today? 
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2012, 06:00:12 PM »
That sounds very tasty!

I'm thinking more along the lines of my "cheap nachos" recipe :)

Use cheese whiz and you will OWN La Wump - maybe even turn her into a Democrat.  She is all about the chemicals.

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Online Miss Philicia

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2012, 06:24:24 PM »
Use cheese whiz and you will OWN La Wump - maybe even turn her into a Democrat.  She is all about the chemicals.

M

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2012, 06:28:45 PM »
Holy crap you are cooking all that? Impressive...  Real gravy?  Do you work? Or, rather, are you working today?

I find this rather strange,both  men and women work full time and still go home to good a full meal for their families...so what does it matter if JP is working or not...seriosly I'd like to know.

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2012, 06:29:51 PM »
Yes, I'm posting cat pictures on the internet.  ::)



LOL...good on ya Ford, nothing like a nice cat pic to get a smile going.. :D

Hugs
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Offline mecch

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2012, 06:38:45 PM »
I find this rather strange,both  men and women work full time and still go home to good a full meal for their families...so what does it matter if JP is working or not...seriosly I'd like to know.

Jan

Lighten up sweetie....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIWpqSajYPM

I'll take the bait.  Simple curiosity since I read this, coming home, from 6 AM wake up to 7:30 pm return home, and wondering what I had to oomph to eat, let alone cook. 

So a tad envious if someone can work and cook a gourmet meal in one day.  As obviously you and your quoted millions of home-cooking family people can do....  Or are you trolling me.  Piss off why don't you..... if you are baiting me....  8)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2012, 06:41:29 PM by mecch »
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2012, 08:24:17 PM »
No, no, no Mecch and all... Park your animosities at the door before entering this thread.

No sniping is going to be allowed. Period.

 
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2012, 04:13:51 AM »
i'm really nervous about tomorrow night, but i have reason to believe we wont have a decision tomorrow night.   its gonna be 2000 again, i can almost guarantee something is going to happen with Florida.  I love Florida, but for some reason they don't know how to work elections.

You were right, 4am and Florida still can't figure out which presidential candidate they went for.
They are just a banana Republic.

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2012, 04:43:24 AM »
It was just reported that Minnesota successfully defeated the attempt at a constitutional amendment about having only man-woman marriage.
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2012, 06:33:06 AM »
It was just reported that Minnesota successfully defeated the attempt at a constitutional amendment about having only man-woman marriage.

That is excellent.

Michele Bachmann is ahead only by 300 votes right now, there may be a recount.
It would be nice to have her gone.

Edit: never mind, it's over 3000, I should go to sleep.

I guess Miss Marcus made it.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2012, 06:48:21 AM by madbrain »

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2012, 08:40:54 AM »
Well it was good Obama took a dramatic pause in his speech to mention "We've got to fix that" about how complicated the voting can be in some places...

What a great day!  I didn't sleep all that much, but I feel nice and warm today.  Surely its relief and optimism.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2012, 08:47:38 AM by mecch »
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2012, 08:44:13 AM »
There are daunting challenges ahead for sure but my overall word this morning is

           WHEW!

VERY relieved that Obama has scooted by. 
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2012, 04:40:03 PM »
There are daunting challenges ahead for sure but my overall word this morning is

           WHEW!

VERY relieved that Obama has scooted by. 


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« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2012, 04:49:46 PM »
Quote
It was just reported that Minnesota successfully defeated the attempt at a constitutional amendment about having only man-woman marriage. 

if this is the case, i think it might be the first time that a state rejected such an amendment. :)
unfortunately, bachman survives. >:(
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2012, 04:58:57 PM »
So, you have voted...
Where's the cake?  :-*

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2012, 06:47:35 PM »
unfortunately, bachman survives. >:(

Indeed. So lets not soon forget, miss thing there ran for PRESIDENT. POTUS....  Michelle Bachman.  And people had to waste time and money somewhat taking her seriously.....
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