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John Junk 2.0

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Humorless Politics Thread
« on: August 26, 2008, 08:07:08 PM »
If you glance at "Obama-Biden" it reads "Osama Bin Laden" in your brain.

Just sayin'. 

And no, I'm not a Fox News shill.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 08:10:01 PM »
That sounds like counter-revolutionary propaganda, comrade.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 08:41:20 PM »
weird, my brain doesn't do that.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 09:44:51 PM »
I think they might lose because the sheriff is a .....

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 10:49:29 PM »
I suspect it more likely that he'd lose because he's not an old white man.

(Not being a smart ass, just, you know... real talk and all that.)

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 10:54:49 PM »
weird, my brain doesn't do that.

You're not reading fast enough.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2008, 12:12:58 AM »
That sounds like counter-revolutionary propaganda, comrade.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2008, 12:14:25 AM »
I have to admit the whole thing is a vaguely surreal turn of events, though.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2008, 05:56:25 AM »
I think they might lose because the sheriff is a .....

I know. People have been telling me the "Bradley Effect" has not been a factor in some of the last major elections,like Virginia's goobernatorial, but I'm afraid.

I do hope to see lots of Obama ads tying McCain to Bush.  To my unsophisticated eyes/brain, that = success.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2008, 10:13:15 AM »
When I read the title of this thread really fast, I just see "Diebold Voting Machines"

Funny how the mind plays tricks on you.
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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2008, 12:12:33 PM »
chances are no matter what company makes the voting machines, the owner of the company will be a republican.
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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2008, 12:37:16 PM »
Oh I don't care who made them as much as I care that they're built on what is basically a hackable access database, and they're fucked up... there are repairs that have to be made (because the machines drop votes, etc.) but Diebold is saying that it will take 2 years to get the changes approved by the elections committee or something.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/08/26/diebold-admits-flaw-in-voting-machine-for-a-decade/1

And why would you build a voting machine that includes a function that gives a coder (or admin) the ability to delete or change a vote. That should never even be an option!

I just think between that, and voters in poorer communities not being able to get to the polls (4 hours in line to vote in Ohio?), a close election like this can't be won by the dems.

This too: http://freeinternetpress.com/story.php?sid=18097
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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2008, 12:42:32 PM »
I want all my voting machines to be old 486s running Windows 98.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2008, 01:00:31 PM »
democrats will lose because they are losers.  period, end of story.

But none of them could be assassinated with a cheeseburger. That matters down the line.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2008, 01:53:10 PM »
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I just think between that, and voters in poorer communities not being able to get to the polls

Every lower-middle/lower-class citizen I've ever spoken with about politics absolutely loves characters like Reagan and Bush. Does it seem contradictory? Sure. But there shouldn't be an assumption that 'disenfranchised' voters are going to vote Democratic.