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Election Day USA 2004


Spread the Reminder: Vote 11/2/04!

From infairverona, last posted by masteralida

Edit, 11:30 CST: I always tell my students to "exercise their right to vote", which of course, includes the right to refrain as Her Nibs wrote. We may not agree with your reasons for not voting, and it is our right to get out the reminders even if it is annoying to those who have, er, elected not to participate in this round, but yes, we will respect your choice. So, vote if you will, and if you don't, we'll still love you in the morning. Unless Kang and Kodos enslave us all and turn us into gibbering chattel for the Orion Syndicate, of course.
"If you don't sell as a slave, I will sell you as food." Hey, miajesbar and tv_elf! You know how that female Orion turned around to check out her own bids? Yeah... you know a hobbit would, if auctioned for food.

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Banazir

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idigital
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:30 am (UTC)
Moire like whoa on my LCD (but looks good when I drag it to my CRT display) :p
chandra
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)
I voted! :)
banazir
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:53 am (UTC)
I know!
*gives you a cookie*

Good luck,
Banazir
zengeneral
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
so
vote -> cookie, damn it, my vote was worth a cookie...
banazir
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
Frell yes
Frell, yes!

*ahem*
Even in Kansas.

Feeling juuuuust a tad bit nutzen,
Banazir

zengeneral
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
Re: Frell yes
oh well... :)would have ruined my lunch... (I had pumpkin pie for lunch)
banazir
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
"I offer pie to buy ye vote!"
Proving once again that one must put one's pie where one's piehole is.
Yarr.

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Banazir
crypthanatopsis
Nov. 2nd, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)
Suffragavi.

(This, unfortunately, is an artificial neo-Latinism. In Classical Latin, a vote could be cast, but one could not vote. We seem retroactively to have verbed 'suffragium'.)

I'm not religious, but I might pick it up for the day, if only unofficially.

Please God let America see the light (or at least see the darkness and turn from it). Anem.
banazir
Nov. 2nd, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
Darksuckers!
Get out the darksuckers today!

Anem.
Anem?

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Banazir
thanatos_kalos
Nov. 2nd, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: Darksuckers!
Anem.
Anem?


...and the sad part is, I just looked for "ano, anare" to see if it could be a 1st person present subjunctive...

::facepalm::
banazir
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
Re: Darksuckers!
... and I forgot to use the little darksucker icon.

...and the sad part is, I just looked for "ano, anare" to see if it could be a 1st person present subjunctive...
LOL

::facepalm::
'Allo, alas,
A-teunced, a-trasked,
along the River Running...

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Banazir
crypthanatopsis
Nov. 2nd, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
Anem
A teuncism I never thought I would need.

http://home.no.net/~tamf/green/ary.html#a
banazir
Nov. 3rd, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)
Would that you did knot need it
You know your Teuncanese better than I know mine.

01:30 CST: John Edwards is giving a speech in Boston now. No, not a concession speech:
Thank you, thank you, it's been a long night. But we've waited four years for this victory, we can wait one more night. We made a promise... that in this election every vote would count, and every vote would be counted. We will fight for every vote, you deserve no less.

You hear that? They fought the good fight.

Aure entuluva.

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Banazir
jadziadax
Nov. 2nd, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
I voted last week. Does that mean I get a cookie? :)
banazir
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes
Academia nut!

10:41 CST: Listening to Judy Woodruff on CNN. FL is a dying dream, OH still alive but iffy. John King, live from the WH, is reporting the same rising jubilation that I saw Candy Crowley recapitulate in 2000. A sinking feeling.

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Banazir
smoke_au
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, yes
Sounds like you are a Democrat voter. Yes?
banazir
Nov. 3rd, 2004 12:26 am (UTC)
Democrat voter
In this election - yes.

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Banazir
smoke_au
Nov. 2nd, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
I voted last month.

In our own Federal election.

Wheeeeee.....

I wonder who shall win your election today?
banazir
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:27 pm (UTC)
I wonder as well
01:25 CST: It isn't looking good for Kerry. Down to OH, which has been called by all but CNN.

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Banazir
smoke_au
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC)
Re: I wonder as well
Its still 51% to 49% & thats too close to call until they have 99% of the vote counted; which means if it stays that way then it will hang on the absentee ballots.

At least I think thats the way it works...
banazir
Nov. 3rd, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
249-242 last I heard
02:25 CST: Yes, that is the way it will work. Kerry has apparently made a clean sweep of MI, MN, and WI, and IA will call it tomorrow. Thus is hope still kept alive. Without OH, though, it comes down to IA and NV.

Around 01:30 CST (02:30 EST), John Edwards gave a speech in Boston: "Thank you, thank you, it's been a long night. But we've waited four years for this victory, we can wait one more night. We made a promise... that in this election every vote would count, and every vote would be counted."

Here's hoping.

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Banazir
scottharmon
Nov. 2nd, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
One thing....
One thing's for sure, whichever of the 'big-two' candidates win, we all lose. :-(
banazir
Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:41 pm (UTC)
How very AvP of you :-P
Would like to read your perspective as a Catholic.
And did you vote for a third-party candidate or abstain, if I may ask?

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Banazir
scottharmon
Nov. 3rd, 2004 06:07 am (UTC)
Re: How very AvP of you :-P
Actually, given Kerry's abortion stance and overall 'try to tell the people that it all can be both ways'. Ie War == good && War == bad, spend more && spend less, etc, etc... I did not vote for him (the abortion issue, of course being the main one, I think this is akin to our past issue of slavery, probably even worse!)

Bush, I disagree on his policies of pretty much warring with contries for what it seems are alterior motives. I also do not agree with his huge increase in government and government spending (remember when republican meant less government?)

So, I voted for Michael Peroutka. I knew Bush would take Kansas anyway, but I liked to try to send a message.

I am really fed up with this two party system where the two parties are in fact merging, so we really don't get a choice. Both candidates' platform during the campain seemed that it was 'to try to piss off the least number of voters.' Try to get them to really define their stand on issues, and they won't.
smoke_au
Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:45 pm (UTC)
Re: One thing....
I'm not American, so I dont know all the little niggly things that are going on over there, but Im not sure I can completely understand the grounding for that statement.

Can you explain what you mean for an interested foreigner?
scottharmon
Nov. 3rd, 2004 06:16 am (UTC)
Re: One thing....
See my previous reply about the two party system merging...basically, the politically office is turning into who can get the support of one of those two parties and then get the support of the voting sheep who simply vote the party line.

Also, each candidate doesn't really come out say where they stand on issues (and if they say anything, chances are they won't keep the promise). The whole presidency is like someone with multiple personality syndrome---whatever seems popular at the time, or whatever they think may be popular at the time, or whatever they think they can get away with at the time, is what they do, even though it conflicts with what they said and did before. This is no way to lead a nation.

I guess the best way to describe it, is that a lot of people voted for Kerry, simply because they disliked Bush---this is a sad state of the current America political arena.
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