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John Junk 2.0

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1005 on: November 04, 2008, 01:57:25 AM »
In California, Prop 8 would essentially repeal the right for gay couples to marry in the state. 

Et tu, instantrimshot.com?! 


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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1006 on: November 04, 2008, 02:49:59 AM »
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=14&entry_id=32216

and the LDS is the main backer of the Prop 8, I can't think of one time that organization has been so wrong on a social issue.....oh, wait.

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« Reply #1007 on: November 04, 2008, 03:04:18 AM »
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=14&entry_id=32216

and the LDS is the main backer of the Prop 8, I can't think of one time that organization has been so wrong on a social issue.....oh, wait.

Christian sect is anti-gay = yesterday's papers.

Weird novelty gag website is anti-gay = perplexing and creepy.

NOW... novelty gag website invented by anti-gay Christian sect in order to get people hooked on their novelty product while occasionally slipping in anti-gay stuff around election time = believable yet dumb conspiracy theory I just came up with = interesting for five seconds.  To me.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1008 on: November 04, 2008, 03:13:03 AM »
In the last few days I've seen a number of different sites post disclaimers that "Yes on Prop 8" ads are generated by whatever ad service they use, which the owner of the site doesn't control. I'm guessing that's the case here.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1009 on: November 04, 2008, 04:02:32 AM »
That's just what they want you to think, man...
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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1010 on: November 04, 2008, 04:03:48 AM »
In the last few days I've seen a number of different sites post disclaimers that "Yes on Prop 8" ads are generated by whatever ad service they use, which the owner of the site doesn't control. I'm guessing that's the case here.

Sort of like those ads I get on fivethirtyeight.com prompting me to "Invest in Victory" (McCain) despite the fact the site mathematically outlines the improbability of McCain's campaign heading anywhere near victory.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1011 on: November 04, 2008, 09:33:44 AM »
Saw this mural a couple of blocks from my house:



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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1012 on: November 04, 2008, 10:26:13 AM »
Saw this mural a couple of blocks from my house:




Uh, Bush don't leave til January. FACT CHECK'D!

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1013 on: November 04, 2008, 10:34:11 AM »
Bush is just keeping the seat warm for President McKinney -


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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1014 on: November 04, 2008, 10:53:48 AM »
it just took me any easy hour to vote in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  I learned a couple of things in the process:

-know your voting district.  the first line you encounter will probably be the information line to find out you district if you don't know it.  if you know the district you can skip that line an go straight to district check in.

-at the district area there might be a couple of lines.  one for checking in, which might be split in two alphabetically by last name.  check to make sure you are in the right one.

-once you check in, you'll get a card with a number in the upper right.  they may not be handed out sequentially.  once you get in line, try to order yourself correctly with the people around you.  you have to vote in numerical order, and if a number can't be found it causes 10 minutes of chaos and shouting. 

-by the time you get there, people are probably going to be pretty testy.  I found that figuring out the system and spreading the word to the friendlier seeming people around you helped things move better.  (telling people what line to stand, etc.)

-remember, the only thing better than a casino fight is a poll worker fight.  be prepared to be entertained.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1015 on: November 04, 2008, 10:56:32 AM »
I cut in line.  8) :P :-X ;) :D

Edit - according to Wikipedia it was a covert cut, which is "usually more acceptable". So it was okay.
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« Reply #1016 on: November 04, 2008, 11:02:29 AM »
I want to know about the Robin Hood .jpg on your desktop, Junk.

Looks like Instant Rimshot is going to have to be one of my guilty pleasures, like Starbucks, or shopping at Target.  I'm not about to give it up.
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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #1017 on: November 04, 2008, 12:36:51 PM »
Saw this mural a couple of blocks from my house:




I love it!

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« Reply #1018 on: November 04, 2008, 12:46:51 PM »
We early voted on Saturday at the court house here in Tallahassee, the line was ridiculously long but it was worth it!  :D

Such an exciting election!


Florida is also trying to pass a stupid amendment that hurts gay and non-married couples. You should consider voting NO on 2 if you live in this State. http://votenoon2.com/

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« Reply #1019 on: November 04, 2008, 01:44:17 PM »
By the way - anyone else in NY (city or state) who is concerned about their vote making a difference can vote for Obama on Row E, the Working Families line.  It still counts just as much.  Because of a loophole in NY (and about 10 other states), candidates can run on fusion tickets - both Giuliani and Bloomberg got significant chunks of their victory margins from 3rd parties.  The WF party isn't perfect, but they're mostly good hardhat types who press NY Democrats towards progressive stances on quality-of-life issues.

Also, in case anyone needed anything else to keep them awake at night, Bush just authorized training for a US Army unit to operate on US soil - The Army Times says they might be used to put down civil unrest.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/7/us_army_denies_unit_will_be
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