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Colorado legalized pot?

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Nov 6, 2012
 
Thanks to Jess and all the other poll workers/volunteers who make all of this possible!

I think Jess gets to take the next three days off for a three-day spa trip.
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Sorry, Jess, Jamwow, Sub, others. I know how it feels to lose.(Grrrr Al Gore!) You get to mope for a day or two. I would.
I'm taking doughnuts to work tomorrow for everyone, if that helps.
Cheluzal...lol...
I hate being in such an important state. I waited over an hour because too many idiots can't read directions and/or bubble a freaking oval! Machines was spitting them out all the time, backing everything up.
You should have to take an IQ test to vote.
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Nov 6, 2012
 
In better news, I fly out to Portland tomorrow for a conference!

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Feel the love.

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Nov 6, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> Foxnews.com was the first website to declare Obama the winner. That was about 10:15 CST. I am not counting chickens just yet (It is 11 CST)
I am very glad that the Repub senatorial candidates in Mo and In lost. The roaring idiot Joe Walsh R for the NW suburbs of Chicago lost and apparently conceded graciously which I did not expect of him.
Eliz Warren seems to have won in Mass taking back Teddy Kennedy's seat.
The websites are reporting that the races where teh superpacs poured in money seemed to be going to the opposite candidate. I will hold judgement on that
I'm glad Akin (Missouri), the guy who said true rape doesn't result in pregnancy, lost.

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Nov 6, 2012
 
I think it's weird that not every presidential candidate team was on every state's ballot. Some states had only three parties for people to choose from (D, R, L), but I had seven, and so did other states.

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Nov 6, 2012
 
cheluzal wrote:
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Cheluzal...lol...
I hate being in such an important state. I waited over an hour because too many idiots can't read directions and/or bubble a freaking oval! Machines was spitting them out all the time, backing everything up.
You should have to take an IQ test to vote.
HA! Was it a lot of elderly people or a mix of ages? I was in and out so fast, I was almost disappointed -- I brought a book to read!

Miami-Dade County has stopped counting the votes and will start again tomorrow morning.

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Should have been a landslide for Romney, but with 50% of people on the government dole, it's not really a surprise Obama eeked out a win. Tell people they'll get free healthcare, free education, free housing, free whatever they want, and idiots will actually believe it. Maybe now the other 50% of the country will be on welfare in the next four years. Now I really do hope the world will end next month.

You want America to become a socialist country? Ask Hitler, Stalin, Marx, Cuba, China, et al, how well that worked out for them.

Oh, and now Obama could get impeached over Benghazi and we'll have Biden as our president. Way to go, peeps.

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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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HA! Was it a lot of elderly people or a mix of ages? I was in and out so fast, I was almost disappointed -- I brought a book to read!
Miami-Dade County has stopped counting the votes and will start again tomorrow morning.
old. young. in between. i was there 10 min after poll opened. took 2 hr 25 min. friend got there 12:30(same place). she was there 4 1/2 hours.

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Nov 7, 2012
 
Good morning all! I am so glad it is Wednesday! I had poll clerks calling me because they were mad that no one brought coffee and doughnuts to their polling site. Two residents from my town who were working in a neighboring town (different sites, though) left halfway through the day because the Dem poll workers were harassing them and intimidating them (bumping into their chairs, pulling polling books out of their hands, etc.). One guy showed up at the wrong place, but the guy who was supposed to be there was late. When he finally showed up, neither wanted to go to the place that was short a clerk (neither of them are going to be called to work again next year).

On the bright side, we had a great turnout at the polls yesterday and it went quickly (we have electronic voting booths, which helps).

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So as I mentioned the other day, they are discussing the election in my kid's kindergarten class. Not sure what criteria a 6 year old uses to determine who he wants to win a presidential election, but my kid wanted Romney. He had just taken a shower this morning and was standing there with his towel when I told him who won. Next thing you know, he was in his room naked curled up on the floor in the fetal position under his comforter crying. Any other Romney supporters out there react this way?

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Nov 7, 2012
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
Good morning all! I am so glad it is Wednesday! I had poll clerks calling me because they were mad that no one brought coffee and doughnuts to their polling site. Two residents from my town who were working in a neighboring town (different sites, though) left halfway through the day because the Dem poll workers were harassing them and intimidating them (bumping into their chairs, pulling polling books out of their hands, etc.). One guy showed up at the wrong place, but the guy who was supposed to be there was late. When he finally showed up, neither wanted to go to the place that was short a clerk (neither of them are going to be called to work again next year).
On the bright side, we had a great turnout at the polls yesterday and it went quickly (we have electronic voting booths, which helps).
Kudos to you for putting in the time and effort. You personally are the grease which allows the wheels of democracy to turn.

You are the grass root.

Was it a pretty straight election out there? I haven't seen any fraud accusation articles but it is early yet and the Monday morning quarterbacks aren't up yet. I am very glad that this wasn't close enough for another Bush Gore lawsuit

Bloomberg news has an interesting breakdown on the Romney campaign

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So as I mentioned the other day, they are discussing the election in my kid's kindergarten class. Not sure what criteria a 6 year old uses to determine who he wants to win a presidential election, but my kid wanted Romney. He had just taken a shower this morning and was standing there with his towel when I told him who won. Next thing you know, he was in his room naked curled up on the floor in the fetal position under his comforter crying. Any other Romney supporters out there react this way?
I'm sure there are.

The big thing that I hope people take away from this election is that it wasn't a landslide victory. The "majority" of the country may have chosen our president, but I put it in quotation marks because it wasn't an overwhelming majority. Both major parties have shifted to the extremes over the last few years and I believe that it is in the best interest of our nation for the leaders (starting with the president) to find a way to bring us back to the center as a whole. That is the only way to unite us.

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Jess in NJ wrote:
Good morning all! I am so glad it is Wednesday! I had poll clerks calling me because they were mad that no one brought coffee and doughnuts to their polling site. Two residents from my town who were working in a neighboring town (different sites, though) left halfway through the day because the Dem poll workers were harassing them and intimidating them (bumping into their chairs, pulling polling books out of their hands, etc.). One guy showed up at the wrong place, but the guy who was supposed to be there was late. When he finally showed up, neither wanted to go to the place that was short a clerk (neither of them are going to be called to work again next year).
On the bright side, we had a great turnout at the polls yesterday and it went quickly (we have electronic voting booths, which helps).
I'm sorry those dems were poopheads. I think that's just incredibly immature, shortsighted behavior. I think the election volunteers/workers should be 50/50, as much as possible.

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Nov 7, 2012
 
Just rtied posting Lamy. But Topix booted me back to main screen. Not sure if it will appear shortly or not.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
So as I mentioned the other day, they are discussing the election in my kid's kindergarten class. Not sure what criteria a 6 year old uses to determine who he wants to win a presidential election, but my kid wanted Romney. He had just taken a shower this morning and was standing there with his towel when I told him who won. Next thing you know, he was in his room naked curled up on the floor in the fetal position under his comforter crying. Any other Romney supporters out there react this way?
Four years ago when Obama won, a very right-wing coworker's 12-year-old daughter cried -- sobbed!-- because now we all were going to die in a terrorist attack.

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Jess in NJ wrote:
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I'm sure there are.
The big thing that I hope people take away from this election is that it wasn't a landslide victory. The "majority" of the country may have chosen our president, but I put it in quotation marks because it wasn't an overwhelming majority. Both major parties have shifted to the extremes over the last few years and I believe that it is in the best interest of our nation for the leaders (starting with the president) to find a way to bring us back to the center as a whole. That is the only way to unite us.
I disagree that both major parties have shifted to the extremes. The last four years have been a disaster for Democratic policies because Obama and the Dems have rolled over and tried to compromise to ridiculous lengths. Dems aren't pushing for more abortion providers, but the Repubs sure have pushed to get into my uterus statutorily. Etc.

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Pellen,
It is a hollow victory when the reclusive Jesse Jackson Jr wins re-election by a landslide.
Congratulations on a job well done.
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Is that THE Jesse Jackson or does he have a son and he's in political office?

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