Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by HEAVY-D, Nov 2, 2010.
...the political attacks ads are almost over with for two years? They are beyond annoying.
It will sure be interesting to see the results of today...
Not just irritating, they should be illegal:
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.
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.
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
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!
Carl Rove has stated that he plans on running attack ads until 2012 so I don't think it's over:|
While I hope it does, from what I understand it is expected to be defeated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ours didn't pass either.
Here in WA we had two different initiatives to end the state monopoly on liquor sales, and neither passed which actually surprised me.
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.
Oh god damnit.
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.
Washington lost its blue state status last night. All but three counties voted Republican.
Never discuss votes with family/spouse. Never. If you feel the need, just shoot yourself in the foot and save the extra steps!