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Erin
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So I take off work early today to cast my vote, and what do I find? That those incompetent, festering pustules on the ass of humanity that comprise our county elections office HAVE PURGED ME FROM THE FUCKING POLLS. And I have torn my place apart looking for my four year old voter registration card that I have NEVER EVER EVER had to present EVER at any election EVER to prove that I'm allowed to vote. It has sprouted legs and walked away.

And for all you Democrat conspiracy morons: I am registered Republican. So bite my ass.

The revolution starts in about 71 minutes.

[ 10. March 2003, 00:59: Message edited by: Erin ]

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Xavierite
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With all the glitches, problems, dirty tricks and irregularities, isn't it time UN inspectors were sent in?

[Killing me]

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St. Punk the Pious

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Erin, I don't know how it works where you live, but in Texas you can at the polls swear an avidafit that you are eligible to vote. Then under state law, the election judge has to let you vote.

Avidafits are then sent to the DA to make sure there's no voter fraud. But I've never heard of anything coming of that.

A little handy trivial from a former election judge. [Wink]

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Erin
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If I can't find the voter registration card, that's what I'm going to do. However, I am just so pissed off that I could spit nails. I mean, I registered to vote even before I turned 18 (in senior government you got to send in your form and they mailed you your card when you turned 18) and I was fucking PICKED FOR THE GRAND JURY BEFORE I EVER GOT TO CAST A SINGLE BALLOT. Six months on THAT goddamned jury, because it was the responsibility that came with voting. I have voted in every election since, including all but two primaries, and they can all line up and kiss my butt.

ARGH!!

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Ultraspike

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And you just spent how much down there revamping your voting system? [Disappointed]

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Wm Duncan

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[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]
(With you, not at you.)
[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

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Erin
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quote:
Originally posted by Ultraspike:
And you just spent how much down there revamping your voting system? [Disappointed]

Evidently the correct answer is: not nearly fuckin' enough.

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Sarkycow
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Sod's law in action people. I'd say it was a beautiful thing, but Erin spitting nails at me is something I'd rather not experience.

Hope you managed to make the bozos let you vote Erin. It might have made a difference.

Viki

PS You were on the grand jury Erin? The one that was going to indict Bill Clinton?

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Sympathy anger for you Erin! [Mad]

Gee, the guy next to me in line this morning registered at the polling place. We can do that here in Minnesota and, I believe, 6 other states.

Obviously, Florida is not one of them. [Disappointed]

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I hear ya loud and clear.. Despite attempting to register TWICE since I moved here, I haven't been added to the rolls and couldn't vote today. [Mad]

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MrSponge2U

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Yeah, I couldn't vote in the 2000 election because I moved from one country to another and my voter registration didn't transfer.
[Mad]

At least I did manage to get to vote this time around.

Hope it works out for you, Erin.

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Merseymike
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Oh well.One less vote for the Republicans.

Maybe there is a God

[Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Merseymike:
Oh well.One less vote for the Republicans.

Maybe there is a God

[Big Grin]

There is, but he's registered in Florida, and they won't let Him vote. [Ultra confused]

Seriously, I hope you get to vote Erin. You shouldn't be deprived of one of your basic rights just because the election officials there are chowderheads. But if you don't, at least you don't have to stand in the reportedly horrible line waiting your turn. [Roll Eyes]

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Jonah the Whale

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So the Democrats get their revenge for those fiendishly complicated ballot papers last time!

[Devil]

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Rossweisse

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Go get 'em, Erin.

Meanwhile, my family and I live in one of the most important of the states-in-the-balance, on a federal, state and local level -- and my idiot husband decides THIS is the time to vote the straight Libertarian Party ticket!

[Mad]

I appreciate the impulse, and in fact I did vote for a couple of Libertarian candidates -- but not for senator, state senator or county board president, three contests that are very important and much too close to call.

Why didn't the moron get that garbage out of his system back when he was 25 instead of waiting until NOW? Maybe the American Trial Lawyers Association will send him a thank-you card when tort reform once again goes down in flames because the idiot widow of the (real) politician gets to keep the seat he only "won" last time out of sympathy.

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

Rossweisse // angry enough to say THAT STUPID SHITHEAD! among other things I normally avoid
verbalizing

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

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Erin
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quote:
Originally posted by Merseymike:
Oh well.One less vote for the Republicans.

Maybe there is a God

[Big Grin]

Hey blow me you hateful prick.

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JimT

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And Erin went out into the town to vote and by the way she was asked,

"Whom do men say that you are?"

And she answered, "I am Erin. Let me vote."

"We see no Erin; we ask ye again: whom do men say that ye are."

And she answered again, "Men say the same freakin' thing the women do: they all say, 'Oh look. There goes Erin, a good little citizen trying to do her duty despite the FUCKWITS running the polls,' now let me vote goddammit!"

"And they said: swear that ye are Erin."

And so she swore.

"That good enough for ya?" she asked. And they scattered throughout the peninsula; for they were sore afraid. Several tried to find dictionaries as well.

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mousethief

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At least now Erin agrees with me that the elections officials of the Sunshine State are fuckwits.

Reader Alexis

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Erin
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I never denied they were stupid, I just didn't agree that they were malicious. I have to write a nasty letter to the supervisor of elections, because I couldn't bring myself to bawl out the 196 year old woman with the walker who was manning the polls.

Which now that I think about it... THAT Is how they do it. They send these sweet little old men and women to work the polls so that you just KNOW you're going straight to hell if you so much as look at them cross-eyed.

At any rate, my civil rights were violated and only large sums of cash will lift the burden of oppression from my shoulders.

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Stoo

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Y'know... I couldn't vote either.

Can I get some cash too?

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Rossweisse

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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
...At any rate, my civil rights were violated and only large sums of cash will lift the burden of oppression from my shoulders.

So sue. Fortunately, in that sense, it looks as if the Democrats will be holding the Senate, so ATLA will continue to rule and you can take the State of Florida for millions in compensatory damages.

Rossweisse // still massively annoyed

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Golden Key
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Sorry you went through that, Erin. Hope you got it straightened out.

FWIW, here in CA, I just brought in my voter's pamphlet, which has my registration info on the back. Had my driver's license, too, just in case.

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RooK

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Turns out that you have to be a citizen or something in order to vote. Gosh, I feel really bad about voting now. I hope Jean Cretien doesn't win because of me.
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Sauerkraut
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My voting experience:

I drove to the local polling place that has been where I voted since I moved to Kansas. Well, the idiots that be decided to screw around with the precints. So the polling place I have gone to for years is no longer my polling place.
"What the?"
"Here's a map. Where do you live?"
I look at the map.
"Where's north?"
"Here."
"Ahh. I am a geologist. I can read maps. I believe I'm here."
"Well go to the Episcopal church down the street."
"Thank you my dear old lady."
"Think nothing of it."
So I drive to the Episcopal church.
"Howdy. I would like to vote."
"You can't vote here."
"Why?"
"This is not your precint."
"What? I found where I lived here on the map."
"Let's take another look."
"Ohh, I was confused. I live here. I can read maps. I'm a geologist."
"Go to the Evangelical Free Church (damn splitters)."
"I shall. Thank you old lady."
"You are welcome."
So I drive to the Evangelical Free Church (damn splitters).
"Hi! I'm here to vote!"
"You cannot vote here. Talk to this other gentleman. He has the list for the precint your in."
"Why are two precints voting in the same building?"
"It is not for you to know. Now go."
"Hello, I'm here to vote!"
"You can't vote here!"
"Why not? I fucking registered. This is the fourth damn precint I've been to!"
"Let us look at the map."
"I've looked at the fucking map twice!!! It is worth shit!!! Shit!!! I should wipe my ass with it!!! That's all it's good for!!! I'm a geologist!!! I can read maps!!! I know what I'm talking about!!!"
"Then let us look at this other map. You might be able to find where you need to go here," says another old lady.
"There is where I live."
"And this is your precint. You are correct. This map is fucking worthless."
"Thank you old lady for agreeing with me."
"You are welcome. Let me see. Ahhh. You must go to the Baptist Church."
"Yes, I know where that Baptist church is. I could have walked there if I had known. Thank you for your help, old lady."
"Your welcome young type-A man."
I drive to the Baptist church. I have a headache now, and I swear if this is the wrong place, I'll rip everyone's head off.
"Hi. I would like to vote!"
"You came to the right place my young man."
"Ahh, wonderful. I've been to four different precints before this one."
"The map is shit, isn't it."
"Yes, I know. I'm a geologist. I can read maps, but apparently not this one."
Goes and votes all Republican to get revenge on Mereymike.
"Take that!"
"Who were you talking to?"
"Don't ask."
"Thank you for persevering. You must be one devoted man to keep going from polling place to polling place."
"It was very frustrating. May I have my sticker now?"
"Yes you may."
"Thank you lady about my mom's age."
"Your welcome."

It was slightly dramitized,(OK, more than slightly) but that is essentially my voting experience today. I went to four different places and five precints to find the right one, all because the City of Wichita couldn't produce one fucking readable map. [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]
I have to admit, what made the last polling place better was that it had three middle-aged women and one college cutie manning (hehe, I made a funny!) the polling place. I was just glad not to see women like my grandmother.

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Zach82
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Golly, I just had to state my name and sign on the line, therewith I went to the poll. [Eek!]

Zach

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Sauerkraut - that could be one more proof that Baptists are the One True Church [Devil] .

But could you explain what the 'sticker' was for. Do you get lollipops and stuff for voting over there? [Confused]

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Tubbs

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quote:
Originally posted by Stoo.:
Y'know... I couldn't vote either.

Can I get some cash too?

Might help if you lived in America [Big Grin]

Tubbs

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Rev per Minute
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Well, at least Erin should be happy - here is the BBC's take on the results, and Erin has her Republican governor back as well as control of the Senate (thanks to the defeat of the **** widow that Rossweisse so despised)

From a British standpoint - ah well, that means war then [brick wall]

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Moth

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I have read this thread with great interest and have a number of questions:
1) Did Erin eventually get to vote?
2) Will she publish her letter of complaint?
3) Do you have to register to vote only once out there?
4) What is the 'tort reform' of which Rossweisse speaks?
5) Now that the Republicans are in charge of the civilised world, will Erin still get compensation?

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Matrix
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And America wants complain about other nation's democratic processes?

[Killing me] [Killing me]

Stop, it hurts...

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Erin
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Matrix, I saw your anti-American slam on the "American style justice" thread in Purgatory, you ignorant baboon, so you can kiss my red-white-and-blue, star-spangled-banner-singing, allegiance-pledging, flag-waving ass. Moron.

To answer Moth's questions:

1. No.
2. Yep.
3. You have to register once, and then make changes any time you want to change your party affiliation or if you move.
4. For as long as I can remember, there's been a huge discussion about limiting the amount of punitive damages awarded in lawsuits.
5. Even if I were serious, I wouldn't get a dime, no matter who was in charge.

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Erin
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quote:
Originally posted by Chapelhead:
But could you explain what the 'sticker' was for. Do you get lollipops and stuff for voting over there? [Confused]

No, just the sticker, which is really a reminder to other people you encounter that today is election day and they need to get their butts down to the precinct and vote.

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Sarkycow
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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
3. You have to register once, and then make changes any time you want to change your party affiliation or if you move.

So when you register, you have to say which party you support? I thought who you voted for was meant to be a secret? Surely if you're registered as a democrat, then they'll knw you vote Democrat? Or do you not have to vote the way you register? In which case, why register it at all?

Sorry for so many questions, I'm curous now...

And it's a definite violation of your civil rights. Maybe you could work in something about how men and woman so that you could vote, and also how it's discrimination because you're a woman, or sane, or something?

Viki

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Well Erin, it looks like the Republicans have picked the election like a dirty nose. Congrats (through gritted teeth)

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Erin
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No, you do not have to vote for your party affiliation. You can register to any of the recognized parties or as an independent. Registering with a party affiliation entitles you to vote in that party's primaries, which is how they choose the final candidate. Some states have open primaries, where anyone can vote regardless of affiliation, but Florida is not one of them. I have to say I kinda like it that way.

In the last presidential election, I voted for a Republican representative, a Democrat senator, and a Libertarian president. We vote for candidates, rather than parties. It's not all that common that people vote straight tickets.

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blackbird
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when you register, from what i can remember from that far back, you have to tell the registrar what your party affiliation is. in fact, i think at our town hall there's a black book that lists every registered voter and their party affiliation just laying on the counter near the clerk's window (only nh would find that interesting reading for those waiting in line...i'm surprised it's not in the loo.)

here, people don't seem to care if you know their party. it's how they're actually voting on issues that many are itchy about. which is why our beloved town vote has been relegated to the polls for the last several years. people didn't like to have to stand up and vote down the new fire truck or the clerk's .20 cent raise and have all their neighbors know it. (and it was so useful to know that stuff in a good new england town, too!)

in a primary, you give your name and party and you have to vote the party you're registered with. unless you have switched to independent or a different party status. i'm not sure if or how long before voting day you have to switch because i've never done it. i think it used to be 10 days.

when you vote in a general election, you just give your name (we don't have to sign anything in nh...at least in my town, but then we don't get stickers either). in a general election, you can vote for anyone.

nh is a state where you can register at the polls on voting day (not sure if that applies to primary day or not). apparently nh had a record turnout yesterday (at noon, i was about the 450th voter and that was very good!) especially for unregistered voters. so i think that's a good option, even though the election results for nh governor make me want to [Waterworks] .

the first excerpt i heard from his speech this a.m. was "we're so fortunate that campaigning in nh is not about money." this from a man who spent over 7 million of his personal finances! he could've single-handledly built us a new high school.

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Don't vote - it only encourages the bastards

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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
3. You have to register once, and then make changes any time you want to change your party affiliation or if you move.

While this certainly doesn't apply in Erin's case, isn't it also true that if you do not vote for a period of time, your name is removed and you have to re-register? That's how Ohio works, at least. I also believe you have to re-register every time you move to a different state, and if you move at all you need to notify the Board of Elections so they can get you in the right precinct.

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Hey Erin,

I'm quite happy with the fact that i generally look down on all things american, BUT, where in the post you refer to did i slam the US?

Umm, if you look hard you'll find much better examples.

Yours,
The butt kissing baboon.....

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I can't watch..... [Frown] [Frown] [Frown] [Frown] [Frown]

I mean, Blair Witch was one thing. The Exorcist was gruesome, but this is going to be just that little bit too unnerving.....

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Originally posted by Rhisiart:
...(thanks to the defeat of the **** widow that Rossweisse so despised)...

I don't despise her as a person; she's a nice lady. She's just waaaay out of her depth in the Senate, and she never once (by all available evidence) ever thought for herself in two years there.

My husband did help give us a moron for state senator, though, so I can still legitimately be mad at him for the next four years.

Rossweisse // who doesn't believe in sympathy votes when it comes to the important stuff

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Originally posted by MatrixUK:
Hey Erin,

I'm quite happy with the fact that i generally look down on all things american, BUT, where in the post you refer to did i slam the US?

Umm, if you look hard you'll find much better examples.

Yours,
The butt kissing baboon.....

God you are a knuckle-dragging moron, aren't you?

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and that's about as positive thing you'll ever hear me say about america...
Shut your stupid cakehole, you bigoted xenophobe.

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Rossweisse

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Originally posted by Moth:
...What is the 'tort reform' of which Rossweisse speaks?...

Our British friends will no doubt be enchanted to learn that I think we should embrace the British-style "loser pays" system in civil suits. At present in the USA, anyone can sue anybody for anything, and there is no extra cost to the plaintiff, no matter how frivolous the suit. Insurance companies, in particular, have learned that it's cheaper to settle, regardless of merit or lack thereof.

There is also no limit on "pain and suffering" awards, so you get idiocies like the infamous McDonald's coffee suit. And ambulance chasers sniff around looking for medical cases that could be presented as due to negligence or wrongdoing, and sue doctors and hospitals. This is a big reason that medical insurance costs are rising; we're also finding a lot of doctors, particularly in specialties like OB-BYN, are opting out.

All of this makes a lot of money for a lot of lawyers, and keeps them in late-model Mercedeses, but it raises costs for everyone else and results in incredible injustice to those targeted for lawsuits.

The US Senate has been largely controlled by the American Trial Lawyers Association for years, so tort reform was stillborn. Perhaps we can hope for some changes now, if they can concentrate on something besides fomenting war with Iraq.

Rossweisse // hoping for SOME improvement...

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Matrix
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Looks at knuckles, knuckles are fine.

Hardly a Xenophobe, far more specific than that.

If you want a detailed explanation of the long research into this subject please ask... or maybe you'd rather just carry on makink ignorant assumptions of my mental state/level of educational attainment/experience.

Regards

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Actually, your statements are all the proof I need as to your mental state and intelligence level. I couldn't care less what you think about the US, I'm just happy that your prejudice keeps you on the other side of the pond.

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Thank you, Erin and Rossweisse, for answering my questions. I'm surpised I'd never heard of the Tort reform campaign, but I've found some web sites on it now, and can satisfy my academic curiosity that way.

The only reason I commented on who won the elections was that the loss of your vote doesn't seem to have made a difference to the outcome, Erin, frustrating though the experience must have been!

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No, it didn't, Bush beat the ever loving crap out of McBride, and the voters of Florida are entirely too stupid to judge what an amendment to the state constitution really means. It wouldn't stick in my craw like this if they hadn't just spent $32 million in election reform. Also, if Florida voters really understood what should and should not be an amendment to our state constitution (hint: none of the amendments that passed yesterday are a valid use of the amendment process. *sigh*).

Ah, well, now I that I have to reregister, maybe I'll opt for the Libertarian party instead.

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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
Ah, well, now I that I have to reregister, maybe I'll opt for the Libertarian party instead.

[Not worthy!] [Smile]

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I want to post an apology for escalating an argument unnecessarily. Whereas i stand by my criticisms of US policies in many areas, i allowed the perception to persist that i am opposed to all things american, and I'm not. Also instead of shutting up wheni realised i had pushed on a subject close to other poster's hearts, i pressed on. Again, i apologise.

I do have strong criticisms of US policies, and will, in the right place and time, argue for them, however, in this instance i argued in the wrong way, in the wrong place.

As your brother, i ask forgiveness.

Regards

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Well Erin, it looks like the Republicans have picked the election like a dirty nose. Congrats (through gritted teeth)
Aww, don't look at it as the Republican party winning, look at it as the United States winning this round of elections. [Angel]

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