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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:14 pm    Post subject: TOTDB: October 29, 2004 - American Schism:Shearer for S& Reply with quote

October 29, 2004


I voted this past Monday.

My polling place is a good half-hour away from my workplace, where I will be on Election Day and I wanted to be sure to get my vote in. Despite the fact that it was a Monday at 10:30 AM, we still had to wait in line for more than an hour because of the number of people there. Lot of people voting this year.

It leaves me a little concerned... not that people are voting, but that American people are so polarized going into this election. 45% are solid for one candidate and the message he brings and 45% are for the other and the rest are a guessing game. There's already a lot of talk that this election, like the one in 2000, will likely have to be decided in the courts as much as in the voting booth and I don't think anyone's going to be happy with the results. I saw a CNN poll the other day that asked if those polled would be able to see past the party differences if the person they vote for does not win - if they could get behind the new president, without regard to who it is. 61% said 'No.'

America seems irreparably split over this election. Itís unhealthy that so much of the populace is divided against itself to the point that it is unwilling to give an inch regardless of the outcome of the election. The next few years will be a time of testing for the American people. I hope we pass.
Go vote. Let your voice be heard. And for all those uncontested races, I nominate write-in candidate (and GravyBoy artist) Brian Shearer to give them a run for their money. Thatís what the write-inís for, people.

Brian Shearer for Soil and Water!!!!!


Peace.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The next few years will be a time of testing for the American people. I hope we pass.


i might would venture to say that the next few days will be a time of testing.....i shudder at the thought of the most liberal senator that our country may have ever had choosing the next 3 or 4 supreme court justices.

as for write-ins....i usually go with the duke boys.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marty voted for me for commissioner of soil and water.

I'm all for soil and water...that's where I stand...a vote for me is a vote for the elements.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you stand on water?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I test water...a global test....but more than just on the globe...I mean a test elswhere

Brian "Smoke 'em out" Shearer
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thatís what the write-inís for, people.

Brian Shearer for Soil and Water!!!!!


i did my part this morning.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VICTORY IS MINE!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alas, I won't be able to vote for anyone because our efficient NC State Board of Elections decided not to update my voter registration info, even though i sent it in well in advance.

And, no, I don't believe in provisional ballots. What good's a ballot that will only be counted AFTER the election?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, nc should be safe.....it's some of those other states that i'm very uneasy about.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goose wrote:
well, nc should be safe.....it's some of those other states that i'm very uneasy about.


Are you saying its GOOD that I didn't get registered on time?

Oh, and i did do a provisional ballot after all.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no....i was saying that bush would easily carry nc, even without your vote.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goose wrote:
no....i was saying that bush would easily carry nc, even without your vote.


Ah, ten-four. You were proved right by the results. Does anyone know how long, or since what president has NC been republican?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think carter in 1980.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, the late 70's and 80's were when the south really completed the switch to a republican majority.

<----knows way to much about the political history of the south...curse you history 520!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you know so much, can you tell me why this switch took place?

Huh? Well can you? Better Answer Me!! Twisted Evil
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