Anyone else glad...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by HEAVY-D, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    ...the political attacks ads are almost over with for two years? They are beyond annoying.
  2. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Sure am.

    It will sure be interesting to see the results of today...
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Not just irritating, they should be illegal:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39963986
    I had the republican gubernatorial candidate's bot calling no less than every three minutes last night. If it had not been too late (I'd already voted) I'd have changed my vote because of it. It's utter bullshit.
  4. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Wiskas, are you on the do-not-call list? I've gotten a whopping zero calls this year.

    But yeah, I'm going out to vote shortly. We'll see if the uneasy alignment with the Tea Party people has paid off or not.
  5. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Seriously, I am. They have people on the corners of the street in my town holding up signed for politicians. Really, do you think I am going to vote for you just because you have a sign up?

    I am really interested to see if Prop19 will pass in California
  6. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    You just lucked out MSP. I think political calls were exempted, for some reason, by the politicos who wrote the "Do Not Call" legislation, along with phone companies and charities. ;) I think we should all vote Communist just to slap the parties in the face for subjecting us to that mess of factless overinflated misrepresentations of questionable "truthiness." It would be worth watching the Country crash and burn (harder), just to see the look on the DNC's and GOP's faces!
  7. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Carl Rove has stated that he plans on running attack ads until 2012 so I don't think it's over:|
  8. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    While I hope it does, from what I understand it is expected to be defeated.
  9. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Yes, i'm on the federal DNC list. That hasn't stopped bots and political campaigns from ringing my phone off the hook though. It only works against spammers.
  10. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Well, I guess another part of my success is that the ringer on my home phone is turned off in the areas I inhabit most. Maybe my wife has been fending off the bots, I'd sure like to think so. :)
  11. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    No, but a lot of people who don't know anything about the candidates vote heavily on name recognition. It's an unfortunate truth because it means the person with the most money, wins.
  12. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    I didn't see a single Prop 19 sign in any of Fremont, SJ or San Francisco. I've been all over the bay this week and not a single sign (slanting either way). Then again these are the only counties in the state it seemed to have passed in. Maybe @ county level is next, it seems a lot of California is anti-weed still and would prefer to put smokers in prison. WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN and their stoner bus drivers who are currently smoking ILLEGAL weed anyway. :)
  13. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Well, it lost.

    That said, getting as far as it did has done a lot to reframe the debate, and it will come up again.
  14. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Ours didn't pass either.
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    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Here in WA we had two different initiatives to end the state monopoly on liquor sales, and neither passed which actually surprised me.
  16. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    My wife actually voted against the conservative Congressional candidate, and I asked her "Why?". She shifted uncomfortably for a few seconds and then, knowing I would interrogate her and get the information anyway, confessed that she vaguely remembered some negative comments about her in a political ad a few years ago. "So you're simple minded and made your decision based on a campaign commercial paid for by her enemies?" To which she basically had to agree. So yeah, someone holding up a sign is enough for some people.
  17. El_Presidente_Pufferfish

    El_Presidente_Pufferfish I grew up here

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    Oh god damnit.
  18. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    IMHO: The majority of voters are stupid. Oregon is in the worst shape I've ever seen in 46 years of living here. Instead of firing the asswipes who made it what it is, they were retained. When Portland sees 25+% unemployment simultanious with 30% rise in cost of living, maybe, just maybe it'll change. There are times when being a blue state is idiotic, now is one of those times.
  19. Panzer

    Panzer Not a bitch any more

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    Washington lost its blue state status last night. All but three counties voted Republican.
  20. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Never discuss votes with family/spouse. Never. If you feel the need, just shoot yourself in the foot and save the extra steps! :)