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Old October 20th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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I won't be voting

I've decided (after careful consideration) to not vote in this coming election. I could vote Libertarian (which is the party which supports most of my stances on the issues) - everyone knows they won't win (so why bother?). I could write in Mickey Mouse or Goofy (which would be better choices than most of the candidates - from either of the two major parties), but I won't stand in long lines just to do that either.



Nope - won't be voting. Screw all the politicians!!
 
Old October 20th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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I will, because some are worse than others and some actually do want to serve the public and do so honorably. I won't be giving up on the right I have had for less than a century that women died trying to secure for me.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #3
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I will, because some are worse than others and some actually do want to serve the public and do so honorably. I won't be giving up on the right I have had for less than a century that women died trying to secure for me.


And you do indeed have a right to vote, just as I have a right not to. I applaud you for standing up for what you believe in and exercising your Constitutional rights.



It wasn't an easy decision - I just can't vote for candidates whom I have fundamental disagreements with. Thus, I am now apathetic.
 
Old October 20th, 2010, 02:18 PM   #4
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I feel that I cannot afford to be aoathetic when there are such serious issues on the table right now. We have people out there that are running for national office that truly don't support the right of a women to have an abortion in the cases of rape or incest. These radical extremists are calling themselves Libertarians, Republicans and Tea Party members. And apparently they are aiming at taking out many of the freedoms that the civil rights movement and Supreme Court decisions have granted to women and others that are not older white Christian males. And saying that it is because they don't like taxes, when this president lowered taxes for everyone excpet the top 2% of the people in this country.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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And you do indeed have a right to vote, just as I have a right not to. I applaud you for standing up for what you believe in and exercising your Constitutional rights.



It wasn't an easy decision - I just can't vote for candidates whom I have fundamental disagreements with. Thus, I am now apathetic.


I feel like I have to vote, Nightrider. I am voting for Meg Whitman because I don't want to see Moonbeam Brown as governor in California. This state has two hotly contested races: governor and US Senator. The latter is between incumbent Barbara Boxer and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina. I don't think Fiorina has a stone's chance of winning. I think Whitman will win. But even I don't like politicians, either.



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Old October 20th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #6
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And you do indeed have a right to vote, just as I have a right not to. I applaud you for standing up for what you believe in and exercising your Constitutional rights.



It wasn't an easy decision - I just can't vote for candidates whom I have fundamental disagreements with. Thus, I am now apathetic.
If you are talking mainly about the Ga governor's race, I know exactly what you mean. You wanna talk about SCREWED!!!!!



It makes Obama/Mcain look like a decision between a grilled ribeye and smoked salmon.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #7
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If you are talking mainly about the Ga governor's race, I know exactly what you mean. You wanna talk about SCREWED!!!!!



It makes Obama/Mcain look like a decision between a grilled ribeye and smoked salmon.


Exactly - I'm assuming you're partial to grilled ribeye, because I myself can't stand smoked salmon...



In any event, I took it pretty hard (as did a lot of people) when Handel lost to Deal in the primary. I had been on Handel's team on facebook - I also met her at a local event here in Dunwoody before the primary. She looked all her supporters directly in the eye and gave them smiles, handshakes and waves (she told me personally that it was good to see me that day)....



Anyways, what we have now is like choosing between a cobra and a rattlesnake - and I can't vote for either one.



May God help us all, my friend...
 
Old October 21st, 2010, 06:39 AM   #8
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Don't mean to twist the topic, but I had the best pork tenderloin I ever had in my life last night. Friend of mine cooked it out over pecan wood. I'm not a big fan of pork tenderloin, but this was tender and tasty.
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Don't mean to twist the topic, but I had the best pork tenderloin I ever had in my life last night. Friend of mine cooked it out over pecan wood. I'm not a big fan of pork tenderloin, but this was tender and tasty.


Well, congress can throw us a lot of pork, can they?
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Exactly - I'm assuming you're partial to grilled ribeye, because I myself can't stand smoked salmon...



In any event, I took it pretty hard (as did a lot of people) when Handel lost to Deal in the primary. I had been on Handel's team on facebook - I also met her at a local event here in Dunwoody before the primary. She looked all her supporters directly in the eye and gave them smiles, handshakes and waves (she told me personally that it was good to see me that day)....



Anyways, what we have now is like choosing between a cobra and a rattlesnake - and I can't vote for either one.



May God help us all, my friend...
If we've never agreed on anything in the past, you can bet we are on the same team on this. We are sooo gonna pay for the next 4 years.
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