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Re: Vote

Postby phyco126 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:17 pm

I just watched McCain's speech. It was pretty awesome, and I loved how he looked annoyed at the people booing.

Also, at the end of his speech, was that the theme from the Hunt from Red October playing? Crimson Red or whatever it is called?
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Re: Vote

Postby Benevolent_Ghaleon » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:15 pm

Voted because a friend asked me to and the town was dry so I had nothing better to do. Voted Obama.

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Re: Vote

Postby Kizyr » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:16 pm

phyco126 wrote:I just watched McCain's speech. It was pretty awesome, and I loved how he looked annoyed at the people booing.

Also, at the end of his speech, was that the theme from the Hunt from Red October playing? Crimson Red or whatever it is called?

It was the theme from Crimson Tide. You're close.

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Re: Vote

Postby captaindax » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:47 pm

It's so amazing for me to see a thread like this that isn't plastered in political flame wars....makes me have hope for other forums I occasionally frequent. *sniff* So beautiful...


And I have to admit even though I didn't vote for Obama, his speech was amazing.
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Re: Vote

Postby DevNall » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:33 am

Angelalex242 wrote:I think it's a pity the Governator can't run for president. They have no one better over there, but the Founding Fathers put that 'natural born citizen' thing in there, and thus, it will never be. (Ammending the Constitution would be practically impossible, and the Democrats have no reason to ammend it so a Republican can run). Also, the wisdom of the Founding Father is generally for the best in the long run.

So they'll have to find some other guy for '12. Can't imagine who, though.


I'm confident he would win an election if he could run.

That being said, don't forget Hillary was considered long the shoo-in for nominee this year. There may yet be some rising stars over the next four years that none of us are really familiar with now.

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Re: Vote

Postby Sonic# » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:43 am

There's actually a lot I like about Arnold Scharzeneggar. I can't say I'd vote for him without the context of a race, but if I didn't like the other person well enough, I'd probably go to him before I went to a third party.

Hopefully the Republican Party will rediscover the words 'positive attitude' while they're licking their wounds.


This rankles me a little bit, but I don't understand how you mean it. Are you referring to attack ads and the like, despondency at losing, or some sort of Puritan dourness in general?

It seems like people in either party held this up to be a high-stakes election. So the prospect of losing is necessarily negative for both sides. I have friends who voted for McCain that are despondent, and I have friends who voted for Obama that are ecstatic (if they're still despondent about things like Proposition 8 in California). The booing at McCain when he called for cooperation... there's a great discontent with the losers, who think that they were right. A discontent many who voted for Obama would have shared, had he lost. So I think that the positive attitude could've easily been ours to gain because we were lacking it. How do we deal with the dourness? I hope that Obama's choices are the right ones... and that their being right is enough.

I guess I'm trying to be an apologist to people devestated at losing the election. To them, I say they shouldn't be so serious. It's just easier to say it than to do it.

(By the way, I read an article today in The New York Times between classes... a study on jokes has been done, and conservatives were more responsive to both traditional and newer forms of humor than liberals were. Pretty interesting.)
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Re: Vote

Postby Angelalex242 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:49 am

What I mean is, when Reagan won the election in '80, is major theme was 'it's morning in America'. He went around with a very positive message that proceeded to give Carter ye olde boot.

Even George W. Bush, in 2000, campaigned on the positive message of 'restoring honor and dignity to the White House.'

You can't win by just being against things. You have to be for something.

On Arnold:The main advantage he has over any other Republican is:He could, and almost certainly would, steal California from the Democratic Candidate. Without Cali, Dems would be in serious trouble.
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Re: Vote

Postby Pisces » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:47 am

::stares at people, with arms crossed, in a defiant snit::

...................
hmph.....

Yes, I actually crawled out of my anti-political cave of defiant abstaining and.....voted......

for once......

HAPPY, NOW!?

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Re: Vote

Postby CatsWithMatches » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:21 am

phyco126 wrote:Focus left us alone, for the most part. Some asked us if we voted, but they didn't ask us who for


And Focus has enough political connections as it is. They would have been in seriously deep doo-doo if they had told you who to vote for.

I'm ecstatic. This is the first time I've voted FOR somebody that actually had a chance (the near-genius John Hagelin only got around 500 votes in wisconsin in 2000).

We can move on now, in a positive direction for the first time in a long time. I was watching a video on the BBC that showed other countries reactions, and could only think, "this is so good for the rest of the world." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/us_elections_2008/7710949.stm

And McCain's concession speech was fantastic. It reminded me of why I liked him back in 2000.

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Re: Vote

Postby Angelalex242 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:53 pm

I think McCain is going to become the man he used to be, now that he's actually lost the election. The McCain of 2000 will resurrect himself, and he'll be the man everybody liked.

Indeed, I bet we'll see, in the next 4 years, bills authored or co-authored by no less then John McCain being signed into law by President Obama.

Which would be about the classiest thing that could've happened in the country, really.
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Re: Vote

Postby meg » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:35 pm

and my state (traditionally red VA) went to obama! i was so proud. especially since my in-laws and parents all voted mccain :?

yay eric! yay voting!
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Re: Vote

Postby A Robot » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:31 pm

Werefrog wrote:Voted via absentee a couple of weeks ago. So... apparently... I'm in a battleground state this year! I would have never believed it if someone had told me this would happen six months ago.

Some Obama supporters woke me up during my nap about the same time you posted this. McCain supporters would have known the value of a good nap.


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GhaleonOne wrote:I have to say, that's a pretty gracious concession speech by McCain. I don't think I've watched one before, but I thought it was pretty classy.


Assessment: If the digusting sack of wrinkles and flesh had behaved like that during his entire campaign to be your president things would have been a whole lot different on those primitive projection maps you filthy meat bags were employing.

Observation: Many human's primitive optical sockets leaked precious fluids after hearing this announcement. You silly humans and your emotions.

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Re: Vote

Postby Werefrog » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:36 am

A Robot is a Burg Farmer, but it's funnier to read "Borg Farmer."

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Re: Vote

Postby Sonic# » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:04 am

Werefrog wrote:A Robot is a Burg Farmer, but it's funnier to read "Borg Farmer."


ROFL.

Observation: Many human's primitive optical sockets leaked precious fluids after hearing this announcement. You silly humans and your emotions.


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Re: Vote

Postby DevNall » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:27 am

A Robot wrote:Assessment: If the digusting sack of wrinkles and flesh had behaved like that during his entire campaign to be your president things would have been a whole lot different on those primitive projection maps you filthy meat bags were employing.

I'm not sure he would have fared well against Obama's charisma, even without the recent crisisses.

But I'd expect nothing less from a DRE 700 supporter.

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Re: Vote

Postby Angelalex242 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:59 am

https://members.humaneventsonline.com/o ... offer=1360

Fascinating. Chuck Norris is a conservative.

President Elect Obama should fear roundhouse kicks.
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Re: Vote

Postby Kizyr » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:02 am

Angelalex242 wrote:https://members.humaneventsonline.com/order.php?offer=1360
Fascinating. Chuck Norris is a conservative.
President Elect Obama should fear roundhouse kicks.

It's not that surprising. He also thinks evolution is a lie and creationism should be taught in schools. The fact that Ann Coulter is on his side doesn't help his case any. Then again, he is just a celebrity, so I don't count his opinion as any better than the next guy just on account of who he is. KF
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Re: Vote

Postby Angelalex242 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:53 am

Well, /I/ didn't know before now.
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Re: Vote

Postby Hirohiigo Togashi » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:45 pm

What, you didn't see the Huckabee commercials featuring Chuck Norris?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDUQW8LUMs8
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Re: Vote

Postby Angelalex242 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:15 pm

I don't live in a swing state, and I almost never watch TV.

But...ha! That was funny! :lol:
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